José Ramos-Horta: I agree with you plus…

José Ramos-Horta

José Ramos-Horta: An Appeal for Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani.

So what about the two men she allegedly commited adultery? Are they being punished or is it one law for the men and one for the women.

Then, under Islamic law an accused has the right to

  • retract his or her confession
  • the prosecutor would have to prove beyond reasonable doubt
  • the onus is on the accuser, not on the accused to proved the alleged crime

In this case  there were also no four credible male witnesses, or an equivalent number of women witnesses, who witnessed the act of sexual intercourse,  so she should be acquitted  Period

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