vendredi 14 octobre 2011

Malaysia / Sudan / Iran: The archaic sentences that make the Shari'a barbarian!


A Malaysian sentenced to six sticks for a beer.

         In 2008, Ms. Kartika, 32, model and mother of two kids who has lived 15 years in Singapore was sentenced to six sticks for drinking beer in public at a hotel in the State of Pahang in December 2007.
         After pleading guilty, she was also sentenced to a fine of 5,000 ringgit (about $ 1,400) by a court of Kuantan in the Malaysian state of Pahang under Sharia (Islamic law).
         "I am ready to receive blows in public outside a mosque, but the prosecutor told my father that it was not possible. I also asked that the journalists in attendance, but this does has not been authorized, "
said the accused.
         On August 24, 2009, the court ordered that she be detained at the Prison for Women in Kajang, near Kuala Lumpur so that she will suffer the corporal punishment.
         "Caning is a cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and as such is prohibited by international human rights law. The Malaysian government should do everything in its power to end the use of the death penalty in all circumstances, "
said Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International's Asia-Oceania.
         After several twists and turns, the Malaysian authorities have decided this week that the Muslim will not receive an award, even if she violated Islamic law, sharia.
         Sharia law applies only to Muslims, who constitute 60% of the 28 million people in Malaysia.
         In June 2009, the Malaysian government announced that 47,914 migrants had been sentenced to caning for immigration-related offenses since the entry into force in 2002, changes to immigration law.
         Between 2002 and 2008 at least 34,923 migrants were caned, according to figures from the prison.

Sudanese journalist sentenced to 40 lashes for wearing trousers.

         Lubna Ahmed al-Hussein (35), a Sudanese journalist, arrested July 3, 2009 in Khartoum, will receive 40 lashes and a fine of 250 Sudanese pounds (100 dollars) for being dressed so indecent, contrary to the public under Article 152 of the Sudanese Penal Code of 1991.
         She is well known for his tickets in the leftist newspaper, "al-Sahafa"
in which she openly critical government practices and the fundamentalists and also works for the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS).
         "On July 3, I was at the restaurant. The police came in and asked the girls who wore pants to follow"
the police, she told AFP.
         "They took me and 12 other girls, including southerners (...). Two days later, ten of them were summoned to the police station in central Khartoum and received 10 lashes each "
said the young woman, bringing the Islamic headscarf and baggy trousers.
         The trial adjourned in August was held September 7, 2009 and she was taken to jail after refusing to pay a fine of 200 dollars.
         She was released the next day after payment of the fine by the Association of Sudanese journalists.         
         Arrival in France November 18, 2009, where she was received by the Foreign Minister, Bernard Kouchner, she was decked out in niqab for smuggled out of Sudan.
         She is author of "
Quarante coups de fouet pour un pantalon (Forty lashes for pants)" (Editions Plon, Paris).

Iran: An actress sentenced to 90 lashes.

         Marzieh Vafamehr is an Iranian actress married to director Nasser Taghvai. She was arrested in Tehran in July 2011 and released July 25, 2011 from the prison Gharchak-Varamin after paying a deposit.
          On October 10, 2011, she was condemned by the Iranian Islamic State one year in prison and 90 lashes for having starred in "My Tehran for Sale", a film made in 2008 by his colleague of University, the iranian  writer and poet, Mousavi Granaz and co-produced by an Australian company.
         Madame Granaz Moussavi is a refugee with his family in Australia since 1997.
         The actress had the Supreme désobligeance to play without being covered with her hijab in a film critical of the regime.
         The Australian government has protested vigorously against this sentence as follows: "The Australian Government condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and is deeply concerned by reports that Marzieh Vafamehr was sentenced to one year in jail and 90 strokes whip for his role in an Australian film, "
said in a statement, a spokesman for former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mr. Kevin Rudd.

Criticized by Australia and Europe, the Iranian judiciary has decided to release Marzieh Vafamehr after three months in prison and 90 lashes sentence was converted into a fine of 12 million rials ($ 1,000).

 

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