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The following are action alerts we have taken up in the past.

UPDATE: Sudan: Lubna Hussein's case postponed to 4th August

As Lubna Ahmad Hussein works for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), the judge today said that she has immunity so the case could be cancelled. Hussein refused, however, and said that she will resign from UNMIS so she will be dealt with as a Sudanese citizen. The decision was reached to postpone the case to another session on Tuesday 4th of August.

Somalia: Stoning to death of a 13-year old girl

13-year-old Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow was killed on Monday, 27 October 2008, by a group of 50 men who stoned her to death in a stadium in the southern port of Kismayu, Somalia in front of around 1,000 spectators. She was accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law but, her father and other sources told Amnesty International that she had in fact been raped by three men, and had attempted to report this rape to the al-Shabab militia who control Kismayo, and it was this act that resulted in her being accused of adultery and detained. None of men she accused of rape were arrested.

URGENT: Iran: Stop the Stoning to Death of Zohreh and Azar Kabiri!

14/02/2008: ایران: حکم سنگسار زهره و آذر کبیری را متوقف کنید (WLUML Networkers)

شبکه جهانی "زنان متأثر از قوانین اسلامی" و کمپین جهانی قانون بدون سنگسار ا شهروندان آگاه و نگران میخواهد تا از طریق تلفن و یا فکس فورا با مقامات رسمی ایرانی تماس گرفته و خواستار لغو مجازات سنگسار زهره و آذر کبیری در ایران شوند.

Iran: La Cour suprême confirme des peines de lapidation pour deux sœurs

05/02/2008: La Cour suprême iranienne a confirmé des peines capitales par lapidation pour deux soeurs reconnues coupables d'adultère, a rapporté leur avocat cité lundi par le quotidien Etemad. «La branche 23 de la Cour suprême a confirmé la sentence de lapidation», a déclaré Jabbar Solati, alors que cette peine n'a été appliquée officiellement qu'une fois depuis 2002. Le Réseau international de solidarité Femmes sous Lois Musulmanes et la Campagne mondiale « Arrêtons de tuer et de lapider les femmes !

Irán: Zohreh Kabiri-niat y su hermana Azar (conocida normalmente como Akram) podrían ser lapidadas por “adulterio"

ruary 18, 2008

Público: Índice AI: MDE 13/033/2008 (6 de febrero de 2008)
AU 33/08 Pena de muerte / lapidación

IRÁN Zohreh Kabiri-niat (m), de 27 años Azar Kabiri-niat, conocida como Akram, hermana de la anterior, de 28 Zohreh Kabiri-niat y su hermana Azar (conocida normalmente como Akram) podrían ser lapidadas por “adulterio".

ايران: أوقفوا الرجم حتى الموت ضد زهرة وآزار كابيري

شبكة تضامن نساء في طل قوانين المسلمين الدولية والحملة الدولية لوقف قتل ورجم النساء تدعو كل المواطنين المهتمين للاتصال العاجل بالمسئولين الايرانيين سواء بالتليفون أو بالفاكس كي تطلب منهم وقف حكم الرجم حتى الموت الصادر ضد كلا من زهرة وآزار كابيري في ايران (WLUML Networkers)

Iraqi Kurdistan: Woman stoned to death for eloping

IKWRO: In the latest killing, or at least the latest to come to public attention, Kurdistan Aziz was 16 years old when she escaped her family with a man she knew they would not accept, and courageously following the ancient tradition of 'radu kauten' they eloped together to Arbil, the capital city of Iraqi Kurdistan. They planned to start a life together. But her father had other ideas for her; not of love, happiness or choice but that she must die for this rebellion against the patriarchal order.

Pakistan: Young couple faces murder in the name of "honour"

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a young couple has been threatened with death because they married without the permission of their parents. (AHRC)

Powerful persons of the tribe in question, with the support of police authorities have killed a prominent journalist and injured the younger brother of the bride groom who were hiding the couple. The police have not arrested any of the killers, even after three months. The alleged murderers, who were mentioned in the First Information Report (FIR), are roaming around freely. The couple is hiding in different places but is in serious danger as the tribal people are following them.

Nepal: Women human rights defender murdered

National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRDs) requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Nepal. NAWHRDs is shocked and appalled about death of Ms. Laxmi Bohara, 28, a member of Women Human Rights Defender Network, Kanchanpur and a resident of Champapur, Ward No. 8, Daji Village Development Committee in Kanchanpur district. She was severely beaten and physically injured by her husband and mother-in-law and later died in the zone hospital.

Kurdistan: Stoning to death of Kurdistan Aziz

IKWRO: Few are unaware that in Kurdistan, even the stones on the ground carry the evidence of brutality and violence against women. Under the Kurdish and Iraqi government, power is ultimately ceded to the tribes, with their barbaric culture of 'honour' killing, despite the international attention given to these constant and repeated acts of terrorism against women.

URGENT: Iran: Stop the Stoning to Death of Zohreh and Azar Kabiri!


The Women Living Under Muslim Laws international solidarity network, and the Global Campaign Stop Killing and Stoning Women! urges all concerned citizens to immediately contact the Iranian officials by phone and/or fax to request them to stop the scheduled stoning to death of Zohreh and Azar Kabiri in Iran.

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