Donations to the Community of Sant'Egidio are tax deductible
under current regulations

Also this year it can target the 5x1000 to the Community of Sant'Egidio
Write the number 80191770587 in the tax return

Andrea Riccardi: on the web

Andrea Riccardi: on social networks

Andrea Riccardi: press review

change language
sei in: no death penalty - news newslettercontact uslink

Sostieni la Comunità

August 8 2010 | IRAN

Iran - Urgent Appeal

Sakineh Ashtiani - 43 years old - Sentenced to death

versione stampabile

Urgent Appeal

Sakineh Ashtiani (Iran)

43 years old

Sentenced to death


Her story

Five years ago, the husband of Sakineh was killed. The woman, mother of two sons, was charged with that murder, and, more, indicted as an adulteress, was sentenced to death by stoning.

She desperately proclaims  her innocence. Her lawyer, who was forced to leave  Iran, speaks out about an unlawful sentence, issued without any evidence, without the chance to defend herself during the trial.

The Iranian judicial authorities assert that the sentence has been “reduced” to hanging, and that her case is provisionally under review.

Sakineh, publicly, more times, has categorically declared she was  sentenced by false allegations. The alleged killer of her husband was pardoned by one of the sons of hers, and so he could avoid the death sentence.

In spite of the seeming suspension of the proceedings against her, Sakineh fears she could be executed in secret at any moment, without any warning.


The appeal to save Sakineh

The Community of Sant’Egidio urges everybody to share its appeal aiming to spare Sakineh’s life from the execution, sending the following statement to the supreme Authority of Iran.


Urgent appeal brought out by the Community of Sant’Egidio to save the life of Sakineh Ashtiani, sentenced to death



I am writing to express my deep concern over a ruling that sentenced to death Mrs. Sakineh Ashtiani, in spite of a doubtfully regular trial, without any serious evidence about the charges on her, and without allow her the chance to have an adequate legal defence. Besides, the alleged, real guilty of the crime she is blamed on, is a well-known man, who was even pardoned by one of the sons of hers.

I urge you to intervene on her behalf to prevent this cruel and inhuman punishment from being meted out against her.

I implore you to ensure that this cruel and inhuman sentence is not carried out.

Respectfully yours

(signature and date)



Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei, The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street - End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: [email protected]
via website: (English)

March 15 2019
March 14, 2019

Bishops’ Conference Committee Chairman Welcomes Governor of California’s Declaration of Moratorium on Death Penalty

March 15 2019
By Mario marazziti

The death penalty makes everyone guilty. The revolutionary choice of the governor of California who signed the moratorium on capital executions ·

February 27 2019
Bruxelles from February 26 to March 1

Pope Francis on Wednesday urged the abolition of the death penalty worldwide Francis sent a video message to the "World Congress Against the Death Penalty"

November 14 2018

Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, Cultural) Approves Death Penalty Moratorium

Approved as amended by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 36 against, with 30 abstentions
November 3 2018
The death penalty in Germany was canceled by the judiciary of the Federal Republic in 1949, while in the Democratic Republic it was abolished in 1987

The German state of Hesse has voted to finally scrap the death penalty from its constitution

October 12 2018

Washington state ends 'racially biased' death penalty

Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment.
tutte le news correlate

November 28 2016

High court to examine mental disability, death penalty issue
November 12 2016

Si rafforza la pena di morte negli Stati Uniti
November 11 2016

Al liceo classico “Socrate” di Bari, conferenza “Non c’è giustizia senza vita”
October 24 2016
New York Times

The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End
June 4 2016
The Washington Post

Meet the red-state conservatives fighting to abolish the death penalty
tutta la rassegna stampa correlata

Video promo Cities for Life 2015

105 visite

250 visite

64 visite

76 visite

80 visite
tutta i media correlati