This is named for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned to death. It now looks like this may not happen, but it has been on my mind for days.
According to msnbc.com: The Iranian Embassy in London on Thursday denied reports by media and human rights groups that a convicted adulterer would face death by stoning for her crime.
The execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, who has already spent five years in prison and received 99 lashes for alleged adultery, would "disgust and appall the watching world," the British Government declared, according to a report Thursday in U.K. newspaper The Times.
Later Thursday, the Iranian Embassy took issue with those comments, releasing its own statement that "according to information from the relevant judicial authorities in Iran, she will not be executed by stoning punishment." It was uncertain if Ashtiani would face death by another means.
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Sakineh, copyright Daniel Rowe, all rights reserved (posted 9 Jul 2010, 03:37)
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