Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Authorities Give Go-Ahead To Execute Woman

Iran: Authorities in Tehran, Iran, have given the go-ahead to execute a woman who initially was sentenced to death by stoning.

However, what method will be used to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is unclear, said Mina Ahadi, spokeswoman for the International Committee Against Stoning. The execution could happen as soon as Wednesday.

Ashtiani, 43 and a mother of two, drew international attention when she was sentenced to death by stoning. She concedes that she was convicted of adultery, as initially reported, but says she was acquitted of murder. "The man who actually killed my husband was identified and imprisoned, but he is not sentenced to death," she said in August.

Read More: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

Ashtiani's son and her attorney are still in jail after being arrested last month.

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