Of course, he is a “mullahcracy” supported guy.
Iran’s top human rights official has come under fire for defending his country’s use of stoning adulterers and others designated as criminals under Islamic law, claiming it is a “lesser punishment” than execution because it allows people a chance to survive.
Mohammad-Javad Larijani, a senior envoy and chief of Iran’s Human Rights Council, rejected international condemnations of the practice which has included censure by the U.N., and he described stoning as a controlled legal procedure.
“Stoning means you should do a number of acts, by throwing the stone in a limited number, in a special way.…In the eyes of some people, stoning is a lesser punishment than execution because there is a chance you should survive,” Larijani said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal published today.
Iran has been under international pressure over stonings since the sentencing of Sakineh Ashtiani, 43, for a 2006 adultery charge.
As a commenter wrote in the link, you can survive with brain damage… 😡
Woman’s stoning put on hold.
Hami Ramadan defends stoning because it’s “dissuasive”.
Protests all over the world in support of Ms. Ashtiani.
European Parliament VP wants to organise women in support of Sakineh.
Iran: Spanish journalist expelled.
Spain: “Extremist” imams’ ideology blamed on “disorganized Islam”, according to El País.
Germany is worried about the two detained journalists.
Son and lawyer of condenmed woman “tortured”.
Iran: Sakineh Ashtiani will be executed today (UPD).