This is still a shocking story and I wholeheartedly support Mrs. Harper and her comments.
From Montréal Gazette
“We urge you to take a progressive step towards improving the lives of Iranian women, mothers, daughters and sisters by unconditionally releasing Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani,”
“In Canada, women enjoy all the same benefits, rights and freedoms as men. But with these rights also comes responsibilities; and as such we are morally obligated to speak out publicly in defence of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and indeed all women in Iran.”
Another in a long line of golden examples that not all countries share a the same ideals on issues of human rights and freedoms.