- Associated Press - Thursday, July 15, 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Like the character she played in the film “The Stoning of Soraya M.,” Shohreh Aghdashloo (SHOH’-reh ahg-DAHSH’-loo) is speaking out against the practice of stoning.

There was a world outcry over the death sentence by stoning for an Iranian woman convicted of adultery. A judicial official has said the sentence will not be implemented for now.

Aghdashloo says the woman’s two adult children brought international attention to stoning by speaking out against their mother’s sentence.

The 58-year-old actress says she hopes stoning will be stopped.

She says: “There’s always hope when we all get together, the people of the universe, regardless of our barriers and our colors and our religions and our background and our nationality. When we get together, we can do something.”


AP Entertainment Writer Michael Cidoni contributed to this report.

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