Revised Afghanistan penal code may open door for public stonings

Revised Afghanistan penal code may open door for public stonings

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Washington D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Afghanistan’s Justice Ministry has proposed reintroducing public stoning for convicted adulterers, possibly restoring a punishment in force during the Taliban’s brutal rule. Human Rights Watch and Afghan officials said Monday the sentence for married adulterers – along with flogging for unmarried offenders – appears in a draft […]

We must stop an inhuman penalty against women: Iran’s execution by stoning

We must stop an inhuman penalty against women: Iran’s execution by stoning

WNN reporter on Iran and the Middle East Elahe Amani – WNN OPINION (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: While the death penalty itself is being eradicated in many countries around the world, the most brutal form of the death penalty—stoning—is still being practiced. Death by stoning has been practiced since the establishment […]

Stoning in Iran can be stopped through human rights, global advocacy & action

Stoning in Iran can be stopped through human rights, global advocacy & action

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND: The U.N. Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1984 through resolution 39/46. The Convention entered into force on June 26, 1987. This United Nations Convention against Torture […]

Mali government says extremist rebels will be punished for public stoning of couple

Mali government says extremist rebels will be punished for public stoning of couple

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Bamako, MALI, AFRICA: Mali’s interim government has condemned the stoning death of two people by Islamist militants who control the country’s north. In a statement Tuesday, the government said it learned of the killings with “indignation and astonishment” and denounced what it called the dark-age practice of stoning.  It promised that the […]