Mahboubeh M. and Abbas H.

May 7, 2006

Mahboubeh M. And Abbas H. were found guilty of murdering Mahboubeh’s husband and committing adultery with each other, for which they were sentenced to stoning. The public was not invited to the executions carried out in Behesht Zahra grand cemetery and the incident was not reported by local news sources. Eventually news of the event was spread by word of mouth to Asieh Amini, journalist and women’s rights activist, who then went to Mashhad to gather information and report on the, thereby exposing news of the event to the world. In response to the deaths of these two individuals, members of the Network of Volunteer Lawyers and women’s rights activists formed the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign in order to abolish the law of stoning in Iran.

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