Wednesday, July 07, 2010

What's Wrong With This Statement

From this story:
"We have grave concerns that the punishment does not fit the alleged crime, " Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley said Thursday. "For a modern society such as Iran, we think this raises significant human rights concerns."
The "punishment" we are talking about is this:
She will be buried up to her chest, deeper than a man would be, and the stones that will be hurled at her will be large enough to cause pain but not so large as to kill her immediately, according to an Amnesty International report that cited the Iranian penal code.
This woman's crime is adultry.

I am not condoning the adultry, but to call Iran a "modern" society with this kind of middle ages era punishment is a bit of a stretch.

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