Country: Iran


Golrokh Ebrahimi is an Iranian writer, accountant and a human rights defender who advocates against the practice of stoning in Iran, and she is serving a six-year sentence for “insulting the sacred” and “propaganda against the state,” after she wrote a story about stoning.

She was temporarily released after her husband’s hunger strike, which she was returned to prison after her husband stopped his strike.

Stoning to death is controversial in Iran, and often used against women. In 2010 there was strong international criticisms of Iran because of many case of Stoning Iranian women. 

ICHR Calls on the government of Iran to release Golrokh Ebrahimi imminently and unconditionally. Defending human rights and advocating against the practice of stoning is not a crime.