Monday, July 12, 2010

Clerical Lies on Stoning in Iran

Last year, on Junne 22nd, Hojjatoleslam Ali Shahroukhi, Head of the Majlis Judicial and Legal Commission stated that stoning as a punishment had been abolished from Iran's penal code. The claim appeared on the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), here:

But as you can see the above link was removed yesterday after the head of the Islamic Republic Judicial Commission on Human Rights, Mohamad Javad Larijani, stated that stoning still remained part of the country's constitution and penal code.

The IRNA link from last year is still cached in Google however and can still be viewed if the cached link is clicked. Below is the full text as it appeared until yesterday:

'Majlis abolish law on stoning

Tehran, June 22,IRNA – Head of Mahlis[sic] Judicial and Legal Commission Hojatoleslam Ali Shahroukhi said on Monday that the law on stoning punishment has been abolished.
The amendment to the law was made in line with the expediency of the Islamic system, he said.

In an exclusive interview with IRNA, he said since Islam has set very tough conditions for proving crimes subject to stoning sentence, the member of Majlis judicial and legal commission decided to omit it from the Islamic penal law.'

The Golden Rule: Never ever believe what the Islamic Republic officials say.

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