- Iâ€™m sure you have read about the situation of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman who is at risk of being stoned to death or executed for her alleged crime of adultery. It seems that I receive petitions almost on a weekly basis about women in other countries who are also about to be stoned to death. I think it is time that we recognize that we ought not to sit quietly by and allow 50% of the population in these countries to be treated so horrifically. The website established by Heather Reisman, one of the Museumâ€™s lead supporters, with her petition, is: http://freesakineh.org/. I hope you will sign this petition and as important, I am asking for your real help. Please send it to your network and implore them to get involved. The goal of the petition is to have 1 million signatures, so every signature counts.
Any one who wants to contact Heather Reisman to raise any issue can do so email@example.com.
I think it would be wonderful if the world actually rose up to express their anger at this unacceptable treatment of women. A strong response to this petition will also send a message to our government that we encourage them to take action through the United Nations and potentially through boycotts of all countries that continue to treat women as chattel.
Thank you for your anticipated support.