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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Update on Stoning Case in Iran

The fate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani remains uncertain.  The 43-year-old mother of two had been sentenced to stoning for alleged adultery. There has been an international outcry about her sentence, and it has given impetus to a move to abolish the practice of stoning worldwide. The Iranian government is now saying that Ashtiani also had a hand in the murder of her husband.  The International Committee ... read more

Amy Kellogg

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September 29, 2010

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August 30, 2010 1:22 PM

Iran Calls French First Lady a Prostitute

Iranian state media called France's first lady a "prostitute" on Monday for her support of an Iranian woman who faced death by stoning for adultery. After Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and other French personalities wrote an open letter, appealing to the Iranian regime to spare Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old mother of two, and decrying the punishment of stoning, ... read more



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August 16, 2010 1:45 PM

Verdict Postponed in Iran Stoning Case

The Iranian court has postponed the court date for the final verdict of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani --the woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in Iran. Ashtiani's hearing --originally set for last Saturday -- is now scheduled for Saturday, August 21. This come two days after the after the country announced Ashtiani, 43, will not be executed during the ... read more