Iran Hints At Cancelling Stoning Execution of Sakineh Ashtiani

There is a "good chance" that the life of an Iranian woman, sentenced to death by stoning for committing adultery, may be spared, the head of the country's Human Rights Commission told Iranian state media. The official, Mohammed-Javad Larijani, who last week defended stoning following a United Nations censure vote, told Iran's Press TV that Sakineh Ashtiani, whose death sentence has become an international cause celebre, may not be executed after all. "Iran's Council of Human Rights has helped...Full Story
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