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ECHR Judgement Summary: "sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

I learned the worth of a woman under Islam the day I sought a divorce in the Islamic Republic of Iran. I was worth less than a man, worth only half of a man. That day, somewhere in the United States, girls my age were making sure their clothes and hair were just right for a day in 7th grade (Year 9 in England). Not I. I stood before a judge in an Iranian courtroom as a married woman beaten brutally every day of my short “marriage” by my husband, a mentally unstable, older man to whom I had been sold for the financial profit of my family.

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Type: News

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
14/07/2017
Summary: 

THESE harrowing images show the moment men and women are whipped in front of children as punishment under the strict Islamic laws used in Indonesia.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
28/05/2017
Summary: 

THE mosque where bomber Salman Abedi ­worshipped hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and gays and adulterers to be stoned to death.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
23/05/2017
Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
21/05/2017
Summary: 

IT is clear that Islamist elements are increasing their influence in Australia’s biggest neighbouring country, Indonesia.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
08/04/2017
Summary: 

Two men in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province face up to 100 strokes of the cane each after neighbours reported them to Shariah police for having gay sex.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
13/04/2016
Summary: 

An elderly Christian woman has been caned in Indonesia, the first time a Sharia law punishment has been meted out to a non-Muslim. The 60-year-old, who was convicted of selling alcohol, was whipped nearly 30 times with a rattan cane, before a crowd of hundreds, in Aceh province on Tuesday, according to reports.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
30/11/2010
Summary: 

My mom came to get me [from the Sharia police office] at 7 a.m. I was crying. The head lecturer at my campus, Doni, was there to lecture me. A Sharia police officer told him that I had been caught [on an isolated road on a motorcycle with my boyfriend]. He told my mom and me that I should be buried and stoned to death. I said, “Sir, I was only trying to look for a shortcut, and I should be stoned for that? What about the officers who raped me last night?”

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
27/02/2017
Summary: 

An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned Monday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of sharia laws in a Muslim part of the country.

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
19/02/2017
Summary: 

Christians in Malaysia are becoming increasingly concerned about attempts to give Islamic courts more power and the ability to impose prison time of up to 30 years. The country's Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) is trying to strengthen the position of Sharia law in the multi-cultural society. Around 60 per cent of the nation are Muslim, 20 per cent Buddhists, 10 per cent Christians and 6 per cent Hindus.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
02/02/2017
Summary: 

Harrowing images have captured the moment a Muslim woman screams and cries in pain as she's forced to endure 26 lashes for allegedly having sex outside of marriage . The Indonesian woman and the man she was accused of having sex with were brought up on a stage and caned in front of a crowd of people. In Sharia law , sex outside of wedlock is strictly forbidden and those accused face severe punishments.

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Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
02/07/2010
Summary: 

A 43-year-old Iranian woman is facing death by stoning unless an international campaign launched by her children forces the authorities to quash what her lawyer calls a bogus conviction. In a case that highlights the growing use of the death penalty in a country that has already executed more than 100 people this year, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtianiwas convicted in May 2006 of conducting an "illicit relationship outside marriage."

Country: 
Sudan (the)
News Date: 
05/11/2013
Summary: 

“Moreover, freedom in America is indivisible from the freedom to practice one’s religion. That is why there is a mosque in every state in our union, and over 1,200 mosques within our borders. That’s why the United States government has gone to court to protect the right of women and girls to wear the hijab and to punish those who would deny it.” — Barack Obama, Cairo, June 4, 2009

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
07/10/2016
Summary: 

Bandar Bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, chairman of the Saudi Human Rights Commission, who led a Saudi delegation to the committee's review, told the body that "Islamic sharia (law) was above all laws and treaties, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child", according to a U.N. summary of the review last month. But the kingdom had the "political will" to "promote all human rights and particularly the rights of children", he said.

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
14/11/2016
Summary: 

A WOMAN has laid bare the brutal punishment she reportedly received at the hands of authorities after she was caught attending a party with boys and drinking alcohol. The 28-year-old Iranian woman received 80 lashes after an Iranian court found her guilty of the offences more than two years after she attended a party in the second biggest city of Mashhad.

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
20/08/2002
Summary: 

An Islamic court in Nigeria yesterday upheld a sentence of death by stoning for a woman accused of adultery. The case is the latest in a series of sentences passed under sharia law - a set of religious laws adopted over the past two years in northern regions of Nigeria, which have predominantly Muslim inhabitants.

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
28/11/2016
Summary: 

A sharia court has ordered the flogging of two women for using inappropriate language on a texting app, Whatsapp reports HeatStreet. The women will be subjected to 20 lashes each. The women had also been jailed for a period of ten days because of the ‘impermissible expressions’ that were used by the pair ruled a Saudi court.

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
29/03/2015
Summary: 

But along with the viral hit though came a huge backlash. One particularly threatening thread on Facebook started with the comment: "Those who insult the laws of Allah, their blood is halal for killing." Others came to the journalist's defence. "Making you feel offended means you can rape and kill that person....brother, do you think you need to do some self reflection and soul searching..?" commented Chiam Soon King on the Sisters In Islam Facebook page.

Country: 
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
News Date: 
16/11/2016
Summary: 

A SHARIA court has sentenced three Christians to 80 lashes each after finding them guilty of blasphemy for drinking holy communion wine.

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
21/10/2016
Summary: 

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is facing a new round of lashes, according to his supporters. A Canadian foundation campaigning for his release said a “reliable source” in Saudi Arabia told them he faces a renewed threat of flogging. The 32-year-old was handed 1,000 lashes and a ten-year jail term in 2014 for insulting Islam online. Mr Badawi received his first 50 lashes in public in January 2015, prompting international condemnation. Arrangements for his continued flogging have been postponed amid concerns for his health.

Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
18/10/2016
Summary: 

Heart-wrenching images show a screaming young woman flogged in front of a jeering crowd for breaking Islamic laws as floggings reportedly spike in Indonesian province. An unidentified woman screamed out in pain as she was caned 23 times in Indonesia's Aceh for breaking the province's strict Islamic law forbidding intimacy between unmarried couples.

Country: 
Pakistan
News Date: 
17/09/2006
Summary: 

Up to 80 per cent of women in Pakistan's jails are charged under rules that penalise rape victims. But hardliners have vetoed an end to the Islamic laws

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
07/10/2016
Summary: 

A U.N. human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Friday to end “severe” discrimination against girls and to repeal laws that allow the stoning, amputation, flogging and execution of children

Country: 
Sudan (the)
News Date: 
26/08/2015
Country: 
Indonesia
News Date: 
12/04/2016

Type: Opinion

Summary: 

The recent global day against the imminent stoning of Sakine Mohammadi-Ashtiani in Iran for adultery is an example of the outrage sparked by the brutality associated with sharia law's penal code.

What of its civil code though – which the Muslim Council of Britain's Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra describes as "small aspects" that concern "marriage, divorce, inheritance, custody of children"? According to human rights campaigner Gita Sahgal, "there is active support for sharia laws precisely because it is limited to denying women rights in the family. No hands are being cut off, so there can't be a problem …" Now a report, Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights, reveals the adverse effect of sharia courts on family law. Under sharia's civil code, a woman's testimony is worth half of a man's. A man can divorce his wife by repudiation, whereas a woman must give justifications, some of which are difficult to prove. Child custody reverts to the father at a preset age; women who remarry lose custody of their children even before then; and sons inherit twice the share of daughters.

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The demand for the abolition of sharia courts in Britain, as elsewhere, is not an attack on people's right to religion; it is a defence of human rights, especially since the imposition of sharia courts is a demand of Islamism to restrict citizens' rights.

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