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Authorities in Iran said Sunday they again are moving ahead with plans to execute a woman sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery conviction in a case that sparked an international outcry, but they are considering whether to carry out the punishment by hanging instead.
Authorities in Iran said Sunday they are again moving ahead with plans to execute a woman sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery conviction in a case that sparked an international outcry, but are considering whether to carry out the punishment by hanging instead.
Authorities reviewing a death-by-stoning sentence against an Iranian woman convicted of adultery could still halt the punishment, a senior judiciary official said Sunday as Iran struggles to mute an international outcry over the case.
Iran allowed two imprisoned German journalists to meet family members for about 12 hours overnight, the first visit in the nearly three months since they were arrested while covering the case of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning.
Iranian authorities have issued an arrest warrant for the son of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on charges of helping foment last year's postelection unrest, state radio reported Tuesday.
Iranian state television has broadcast a statement purportedly made by an Iranian woman who has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. In it, the woman calls herself a "sinner."
Iran on Tuesday accused two detained Germans of having links to Iranian exile groups after they were arrested reportedly while trying to interview the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who faces death by stoning for adultery, now has received a new sentence of 99 lashes after a British newspaper ran a picture of an unveiled woman mistakenly identified as her, her son said Monday.
The Vatican raised the possibility Sunday of using behind-the-scenes diplomacy to try to save the life of an Iranian widow sentenced to be stoned for adultery.