Friday, December 10, 2010

Iranian Woman Sentenced To Death By Stoning

Authorities announced her conviction in the murder case only after the uproar over the stoning sentence erupted last summer, and her lawyer - who has since been arrested - said she was never formally put on trial for the killing and was tortured into confessing. Iranian authorities could use the murder charge to justify executing Ashtiani by hanging instead of stoning. 

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