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Iran accuses US of double standards over woman's execution

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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:41 AM
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Iran accuses US of double standards over woman's execution


www.guardian.co.uk

Iran accused the US of human rights violations today over plans by the state of Virginia to execute a woman for the first time in nearly 100 years, despite claims that she has severe learning difficulties.

The parliamentary human rights committee said her case reflected "the double standards" of the American government, comparing her case to that of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:41 AM
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The article goes on to say:


The US and the American media tried their best to make a symbol of human rights out of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani because of the background of their atrocities towards Iran but after seven years, human rights organisations have been silent for Teresa. This shows their double standard in relation to other counties."


I'll be very interested to see if the 'threat' from Iran will influence the Governor of Virginia over his decision not to grant Teresa Lewis clemency.

As a recap, Ms. Lewis was given the death penalty for being the 'mastermind' of the plan to kill her husband and step-son yet the self proclaimed mastermind did not receive the death penalty.

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posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 07:49 AM
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Sadly it is double standards, Virginia should be ashame of making and example of the wrong type of criminal, a mentally handicap women.

My uncle was killed by his wife boyfriend, with her doing the planning and she got only 5 years of jail sentence while her boyfriend served longer because she didn't fire the shot that killed him.

No execution for killing my uncle.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 08:33 AM
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Both countries are stupid, like equally stupid.
Stoning a woman for adultery is light years beyond stupid, what a caveman way of dealing with an issue and here it's the govt. doing so.

And the U.S. is beyond stupid too, death penalty on a mentally challenged woman that was conned into being a participant of a crime while the real killers stay alive.

Both are stupid and both are hypocrites.

You can't take any sides here where both are complete hypocrites and completely stupid.

There's no taking sides, there's no good guy here.
Is this really 2010???????



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 09:27 AM
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There's no taking sides, there's no good guy here.
Is this really 2010???????


Well, it's left to be seen, but, IMO the Gov of Virginia could step into that title right and well if he'd grant clemency to Ms. Lewis. But who knows how he'll take a stand against (now) Iran on the issue also.

peace



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:11 AM
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There's no comparison of executing someone for adultery and executing someone for murder.

The Virginian woman knew what she was doing, despite her mental state. What she did was the product of greed and it doesn't matter how handicapped a person is when it comes to taking another persons life cold-bloodedly.

Has anyone seen the movie "Radio?" He was mentally challenged but he has the heart of an angel. It doesn't matter about the emotional state or mental state of anyone when it comes to murder, especially for monetary gains. An evil person is evil. Plain and simple.



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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What did the mentally handicapped woman do? Commit adultry?



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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They do have a point.

They could also make the point with regard to US relations with other countries.

The Saudi's do things just as bad the Iranians as punishment for various things. How many times does the US speak out against those? Hardly ever since they sell us lots of oil.

Notice how the US has gotten kind of quite about human rights in China now that they basically own most of the US?

Glass houses and stones folks - glass houses and stones..



posted on Sep, 21 2010 @ 10:58 AM
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Well, Ahmwhatshisname (Sorry. No disrespect intended, I just can never remember the name) has a point. BUT, as we all know, two wrongs don't make a right.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 02:21 PM
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You almost had his name spelled correctly and even if you did speel wrong intentionally, he deserves no respect. His name is spelled "Ahmahnutjob."

You're correct on the statement that two wrongs don't make a right. In this case though, Iran did wrong and we're doing what's right. Exactly whart is wrong with executing someone when it's deserved? They say she's mentally handicapped. She's not. She's borderline handicapped and borderline handicapped is not handicapped.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Lets forget the crimes and focus on the punishment.

One would have been killed by stones being schucked at their domes and the other is going to be executed by lethal injection (?).

Iran doesn't have a leg to stand on.



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