Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Stoning Sentence Suspended

Iran has suspended the sentence of death by stoning for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman convicted of adultery.

"The verdict regarding the extramarital affairs has stopped and it's being reviewed," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told the state-run Press TV [Press TV, 8 September].

The suspension of the sentence comes after weeks of condemnation from around the world for the barbaric nature of the sentence.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, the Islamic Republic is bludgeoned into entering the 18th century.