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Stoning of Iran woman could be quashed: judiciary

TEHRAN — The sentence of death by stoning handed down by an Iranian court against a mother of two could be quashed, a senior judiciary official said on Sunday, adding that some ambiguities remain in her case. When asked by Fars news agency whether the stoning sentence against Sakineh Mohammadi…

Iran ‘stoning woman’ to be lashed over photo: son

PARIS — Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, has also been sentenced to 99 lashes for a photo published of her without a headscarf, according to her son. In an interview published on the website of the French magazine La Regle du Jeu and…

Iranian woman accused of adultery may be spared execution

Lawyer for Iranian woman sentenced to death for adultery says she may be spared The international outcry over the death sentence against an Iranian woman convicted of adultery might be enough to save her from execution, the lawyer who defended her told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani,…

US backs Brazil asylum offer for Iran woman facing stoning

WASHINGTON — The United States urged Iran Monday to accept an asylum offer from Brazil for a Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. “If Brazil is willing to accept… this woman, we would hope that Iran would consider that as a humanitarian gesture,” State Department spokesman Philip…

Iranian mother of two faces death by stoning over alleged adultery

A 42-year-old Afghan woman convicted of adultery in 2006 is set to be stoned to death shortly, according to human rights activists. Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, convicted of adultery, could be stoned to death under Iranian law. Iran’s penal code is extremely severe: in 2005, the country…

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