ACL has again joined calls for the Australian Government to add its voice to the global campaign to save Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani (pictured), who is currently under sentence of death by stoning at the hands of the Iranian government.
On Tuesday Tasmanian Liberal Senator Guy Barnett called on his constituents to take action on the issue and encouraged community members to write to Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd or Prime Minister Julia Gillard, expressing their concerns over the case.
“Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani has been denied her fundamental human rights. Her case has lacked transparency and due process,” Senator Barnett said.
“The Foreign Minister should raise these issues with the Iranian Government as other countries and human rights organisations around the world have done.” Please click here
to read Senator Barnett’s media release.
ACL made a public statement
in July calling for Australia to stand up for women’s rights under Sharia Law and asking the Government to take action.
Despite the international outcry it appears that Sakineh’s life is still in the balance, with the strong possibility of her facing execution any day.
ACL supporters are urged to write to the Government on this issue and also to sign an international petition by going to www.freesakineh.org
. You may also like to express your views on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/savesakineh