One wonders why no one among the Iranian mullahs, men who have dedicated their lives to studying Islam and implementing its directives, wouldn’t have put an end to stoning long ago as a Misunderstanding of Islam. But of course, the only people who think that it is a Misunderstanding of Islam are those who have been hoodwinked by Islam’s sly Western apologists. “Iran stoning case lawyer in Turkey, seeking asylum,” by Thomas Grove for Reuters, August 5 (thanks to Duh Swami):
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The lawyer who defended a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran is in Istanbul and has applied for asylum in a third country, a source at the United Nations’ refugee agency said Thursday.
Defense lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei disappeared from Tehran on July 24 after questioning by Iranian authorities, and his wife and brother-in-law were later arrested, according to an Amnesty International report.
“At the moment he is in Istanbul and he is in a facility where migrants are being held,” said the UNHCR source in Istanbul.
“He requested asylum and his claim has been registered,” said the UNHCR source, who added that his office was working with the Turkish government to find a third country that would take Mostafaei….
Most recently he defended Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, whom Amnesty International said was convicted in 2006 of having an “illicit relationship” with two men.
She received 99 lashes as punishment, but was later convicted of “adultery while being married,” for which she was sentenced to death by stoning. She denied the charge.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva offered last week to give the woman asylum, but Iran rejected the offer on Tuesday.
The stoning sentence was suspended pending a review by Iran’s judiciary, but could still be carried out….
Murder, adultery, rape, armed robbery, apostasy and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Iran’s sharia or Islamic law, enforced since the 1979 Islamic revolution.