Tehran Court rules 25-year-old woman convicted of adultery must be executed despite pregnancy. Her lawyer hopes to have sentence 'commuted' to lashing ...
An Iranian court has sentenced two more women to death by stoning, a human rights group reported Thursday, adding the horrific sentence was made worse by the fact that one of the women was pregnant.
Maryam Ghorbanzadeh was recently convicted of adultery and although she is pregnant, was sentenced by an Islamic court to death by stoning.
Controversy Iran appears to back down on woman's stoning / AFP Islamic Republic's embassy in London says Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani will not be stoned to death. Lawyer: She could still be executed by other means Full story However, given her condition, there is a chance the sentence would be changed into death by hanging, which is the customary method of execution in Iran. READ
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DEATH BLOG shines a light on the dark issue of people being stoned to death. Learn about this crime against humanity and be part of the solution to bring it to an end.
by Betsy Seeton
I first became aware that people are still being stoned to death in current times when the story about Sakineh made world headlines. She is still fighting for her life. I dedicate this blog to her and the many people around the world facing death by stoning, and to those who have already died by this barbaric method.