Sekinah Mohammed Ashtiani was a victim of a barbaric and inhumane practice that still exists in some parts of the world today: stoning. She was accused of adultery in Iran in 2006 and was subsequently sentenced to death by stoning.
Sekinah was a 43- year- old mother of two who lived in the city of Tabriz in northwest Iran. Her husband had died a few years prior, and she had been accused of having an extramarital affair with two men. Despite vehemently denying the charges, she was still convicted.
Under Iran' s Islamic Penal Code, adultery is punishable by death through stoning. The process involves burying the victim up to their waist or neck, depending on their gender, and then throwing stones at them until they die. The stones are usually large enough to cause severe injury or death with just one strike.
Sekinah' s case gained international attention, and many human rights organizations and activists called for her release. Despite this, the Iranian authorities carried out her sentence in 2010, with some reports suggesting that her stoning was carried out in secret.
The stoning of Sekinah is a stark reminder of the brutal reality that still exists for women in many parts of the world. Stoning is just one of many forms of violence that women face, and it is often used as a means of punishing women for perceived moral transgressions. It is a practice that has no place in the modern world.
While many countries have made progress in protecting the rights of women, there is still much work to be done. Women like Sekinah deserve justice, and we must continue to fight against the systemic oppression that they face. We must use our voices to raise awareness and demand change, and we must hold those in power accountable for their actions.
In memory of Sekinah Mohammed Ashtiani and all the other victims of stoning and violence against women, we must continue to work towards a world where all women are treated with dignity and respect.
Content created and supplied by: VerifiedNewscreator☑️ (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More