Monday, July 23, 2007

Stoning in Iran

Two and a half weeks ago Jafar Kiani is reported to have been executed by stoning outside the city of Takestan in Iran on 5th of July. Mr. Kiani was sentenced to death for having an extramarital affair with Mokarrameh Ebrahimi.
The EU is concerned that Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, the mother of the couple’s two children, will suffer the same fate. Women are buried until their breast in the ground before the killing can be started, as you can see in the picture. More info here. Or here.
In the meanwhile all kinds of business circles in Turkey and the government are making all kinds of business deals with the Mullahs in Tehran. Also, starting today, the 'religious police' will control more if women and men are dressed appropriately and if their hair is cut according to Islamic standards, whatever that means.


Plateau said...

Hi, Got the chance to take a look at your blog. Very nice. Thanks for your support regarding my blog and a change for Iran too.

Unsure if you've read another post that I had about Jafar Kiani?

Btw, do you enjoy living in Turkey? I've never visited Turkey, but spent quite a few years in Europe many years ago, including some time in the Netherlands, mainly the North part Bussum/Hilversum area. I can speak German, so I could understand quite a bit of Dutch.. very interesting.

Hans said...

Yes, I have read the article you mentioned.
And yes, I love to live in Istanbul..will probably stay here...