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Appellvorschlag an muslimische Organisationen (Englisch)

Letter of appeal to Muslim organizations

Concern: Stoning

Dear Sirs,

I am writing you to draw your attention to the stonings that are yet taking place. Even today people become the victims of this extremly cruel and slow form of execution, either through judgements by shariah courts, through the decision of a Single imams or through lynching.

Death by stoning not only violates the principles of humanity due to its extraordinary cruelty, but also strongly contradicts international law. Stoning breaches articles 3 and 5 of the General Declaration of Human Rights, as well as articles 6 and 7 of International Pact of Citizen and Political Rights, which lay down the right of life and the prohibition of torture and inhumane punishment. It also blatantly contradicts the Anti-Torture-Convention of the United Nation and the second optional protocol of the International Pact of Citizen and Political Rights, which lays out the abolition of death penalties. Stoning for acts such as adultery further contravenes general principles of law, as it is a completely inappropriate punishment.

Stoning can only be overcome if Muslim organizations and institutions take on the subject matter and raise their voices against this form of punishment. Individual Islam organizations have already done so, for example the representative of the Alewites in Germany.

I therefore appeal to you to support this work by raising the issue on an international level and taking a firm stand in support of the abolition of stoning. I would be greatful for an answer.

Respectfully,

Appelladressen von muslimischen Organisationen und Verbänden, International

Muslim World League
2550 Argentia Rd. #220
Mississauga, ON   L5N 5R1, Canada
Tel: (905) 542-1050
Fax: (905) 542-1054
eMail: mwl@mwlcanada.org

The Organization of The Islamic Conference
PO Box: 178
Jeddah-21411, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: 00966 – 6900001
Fax: 00966 – 2751953

Federation of Islamic Organizations in Europe (FIOE)
P.O. Box MAR005, Markfield,
Leicestershire LE67 9RY, United Kingdom
Tel: 00.44.1530.245.919
Fax: 00.44.1530.245.913
eMail: hq@fioe.org
FIOE- General Secretariat

Elbannani
PO Box 1170
8152 Opfikon, Switzerland
Tel : 00.41.18.11.01.66
Fax : 00.41.18.11.01.65

FIOE- Muslim Woman Department
Jaballah
20, rue de la Prévôté
93 120 La Courneuve, France
Tel: 00.33.1.43.11.10.60
Fax: 00.33.1.43.11.10.61

World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY)
46 Goodge Street
London W1T 4LX, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7636 7010
eMail: info@wamy.co.uk, wamyukevents@yahoo.co.uk

Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO)
Rue Archimède 50
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Tel: +32 2 280 69 22
Fax: +32 2 280 69 23
eMail: info@femyso.org