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The Death By Stoning Controversy: Iran’s Internal Debate

TIME - Azadeh Moaveni - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

Iran’s hard-line government holds fast to the belief that relenting under international pressure is a great 

Iran says woman won’t be stoned to death

Los Angeles Times - Borzou DaragahiBecky Lee Katz - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

But activists and her lawyer fear she may be executed another way. She denies committing adultery. Iranian dissidents living in Turkey demonstrate against 

An Iranian Woman’s Unlikely Supporter: Lindsay Lohan

TIME - Megan Gibson - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

People around the world, including Lohan, are protesting the stoning sentence that was handed down to an Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 

Between a rock and a hard place

The Guardian - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

“Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?” Thanks to the previous government 

Iran imposes media blackout over stoning sentence woman

The Guardian - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

Iran has imposed a media blackout over the case of a 43-year-old mother of two who was sentenced to be stoned to death and whose fate is still unclear 

Iran’s grim history of death by stoning

BBC News - Mike Wooldridge - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

Iran appears to have backed down over the stoning of a woman for adultery amid an international outcry, putting the whole issue of 

Quran doesn’t call for stoning, experts insist

CNN International - Richard Allen Greene - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

(CNN) — International outcry — and the pleas of a devoted son — seem to have saved an Iranian woman from being stoned to 

Iran sparks disgust at barbaric plan to stone to death ‘adultery’ mum and 50 

Mirror.co.uk - Tom McTague - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

A terrified mum who was due to be stoned to death in Iran for committing adultery has won a last-minute reprieve, it was claimed 

Norway condemns death sentences in Iran

ISRIA (registration) - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

6 July, State Secretary Espen Barth Eide summoned the Iranian Ambassador, Seyed Hossein Rezvani, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with two 

World focus on Iran woman sentenced to be stoned for adultery

NewsTime - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

The attention of the world media is being focused upon Sakine Mohammedie Ashtiani who was convicted of adultery in 2006 and sentenced to be stoned to death 

Canada pleads with Iran not to stone woman to death

Vancouverite - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

OTTAWA – Canada is urging Iran to spare the life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtani – a mother of two who faces being stoned to death allegedly because she 

Iran: Prevent Woman’s Execution for Adultery

Reuters AlertNet - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author’s alone. 

Worldwide pressure rises against stoning; EU joins the call

HULIQ - Sandy Smith - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

While Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and her attorney wait anxiously to see whether Iranian authorities carry out the sentence of death by stoning for adultery, 

Iranian Mother Stoned: Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtianin Stoning for Adultery (Video)

Blue Star Chronicles (blog) - Beth Shaw - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

Iranian mother stoned? The children of Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtianin and human rights activists groups are trying to keep her from stoning for 

Iranian Woman Sentenced to Death By Stoning

Ms. Magazine - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

Human rights activists are rallying the international community to stop an Iranian woman being stoned to death. In 2006, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani was 

Iran Mullet Ban: Iranian Law Forbids Fashion Faux Paus, Human Rights Violation?

Right Pundits - Beth Shaw - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

Apparently the Iranian government has decided on an Iran mullet ban. The Iranian law forbids fashion faux paus. The question is whether or not 

Stoning Death Imminent for Iranian Adulterous Woman

American Thinker (blog) - Ann Kane - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

Under Sharia Law, women charged with sexual crimes are buried up to their chests, then stoned to death. Sharia Law in Muslim countries still calls for the 

WOMAN SENTENCED TO BE STONED TO DEATH FOR ADULTERY

allvoices - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

By susievee July 6, Tabriz, Iran]—-An Iranian woman is sentenced to be stoned to death for committing adultery. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, 

International Pressure Could Prevent Iranian Mother’s Stoning, Says Author

Talk Radio News Service - Robert Hune-Kalter - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

Sakineh Mohammandi Ashtiani could be stoned to death at any moment. This sentence comes after a 2006 court in Iran found the 42 year old mother guilty of 

Iranian Family Works to Save Mother From Stoning

AOL News - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

(July 6) — The fate of an Iranian mother of two sentenced to be stoned to death at any time hung in the balance today as a last-minute campaign to save her 

Not So Innocent

Firedoglake (blog) - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

Iranian wife Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was sentenced in 2006 to 99 lashes for infidelity. Even though the court and evidence did not support conviction, 

Iran Will Review Woman’s Stoning Verdict

Huffington Post (blog) - Nasser Karimi - ‎Jul 10, 2010‎

TEHRAN, Iran — The lawyer for an Iranian widow sentenced to be stoned to death for an adultery conviction expressed cautious optimism Saturday after Iran 

Iran to review woman’s stoning verdict

Salt Lake Tribune - ‎Jul 10, 2010‎

AP Iran’s top human rights official said the death by stoning sentence for a 43-year-old woman convicted of adultery is under review. 

Saving Sakineh with Signatures

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

In the past two years, we’ve all learned that citizens as much governments must do more than pay lip service to ideals. It’s necessary that individual 

Iranian Woman Will Not Be Stoned, May Still Be Killed

Newsweek - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

An undated photo from Amnesty International of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who faces execution in Iran. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman whose 

Closed captioning of: Thousands demand of Iran: Stop the stoning

msnbc.com - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

>>> fair warning. this next story is tough to watch. it’s not for any children in the room. it’s about international outcry over an ancient and brutal form 

Iran woman escapes stoning death

BBC News - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

The authorities in Iran have announced that a woman convicted of adultery will not be stoned to death. But it is not clear whether they have lifted the 

Outrage Over Iran Stoning Sentence for Adultery

CBS News - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

This undated image shows Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani who is facing the punishment of stoning to death in Iran on charges of adultery. 

Iranian Woman Faces Stoning for Adultery

Newsweek - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, convicted of adultery in Iran, may be stoned to death unless a last-minute campaign saves her. 

Son urges Iranian courts to stop mother’s death by stoning

CNN International - Mitra MobasheratGena Somra - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — The son of an Iranian woman who faces execution by stoning appealed Wednesday to Iran’s courts to spare his mother’s life. 

Halt stoning of Iran ‘adulterer’ – Human Rights Watch

BBC News - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

Campaign group Human Rights Watch has called on Iran to stop the execution of a woman convicted of adultery. The group says Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 

Activist tries to stop stoning sentence

Mmegi Online - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

A veteran Iranian human rights activist has warned that Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, could be stoned to death at any moment under the terms 

Death hour draws near for Iranian woman who faces public stoning for adultery

Times LIVE (blog) - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

An Iranian woman faces will be stoned to death after her convicted of adultery in 2006. The stoning of Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, 

Who throws the first stone around here?

Washington Examiner (blog) - Joel S. Gehrke Jr - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

Because of a dubious conviction of adultery, an Iranian mother has been awaiting execution by stoning for five years. Her son, CNN reports, 

Iranian Mom Faces Stoning, But You Can Help

The Stir (blog) - Heather Murphy-Raines - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

CNN reports that Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, 42, and a mother of two, “will be buried up to her chest, according to an Amnesty International report citing 

Worldwide TV news focuses on Iranian woman’s plight, stoning sentence VIDEO

Monsters and Critics.com - April MacIntyre - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

Young Sajjad Mohammedie Ashtiani travels to a Tabriz jail in Iran every Monday to see his condemned mother. 

Iranian woman faces death by stoning

Catholic Online - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

By Catholic Online A 42-year-old Iranian mother of two faces death by stoning unless international opinion says otherwise. Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani 

Mother of two faces death by stoning in Iran (Video)

Examiner.com - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

An Iranian mother of two, Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani has been sentenced to death by stoning for commiting adultry. Yahoo Image IRAN – Sakineh Mohammadie 

Heather Reisman spearheads 11th-hour bid to save Iranian woman from stoning

Globe and Mail - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

This undated image made available by Amnesty International in London, Thursday July 8, 2010, shows Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a mother of two who is facing 

Iran stonings are a legal nightmare

CNN - Mehrangiz KarAzadeh Pourzand - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

By Mehrangiz Kar & Azadeh Pourzand, Special to CNN Editor’s note: Mehrangiz Kar is a writer, attorney, and activist specializing in women’s rights and 

Iran halts woman’s death by stoning

The Guardian - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

A 43-year-old Iranian woman will not be stoned to death after an international campaign launched by her children. It is unclear whether the authorities have 

Sign our stone kill petition

The Sun - Kevin Schofield - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

BRITAIN last night demanded that Iran calls off the imminent stoning to death of a woman accused of committing adultery. 

Britain condemns planned Iran stoning as ‘medieval’

AFP - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

LONDON — British Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke out Thursday against the “medieval” planned stoning to death for adultery of a woman in Iran, 

Global outrage builds over Iran stoning

The Australian - Martin Fletcher - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

IRAN faces growing condemnation as Western governments demand the release of an Iranian woman who faces imminent death by stoning. The execution of Sakineh 

The Value Of Stoning Women To Death

Sky News (blog) - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

You can judge a civilization through its laws. This has been said in various ages, by various people, and in various ways. Doestoyevsky’s version was “The 

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Petition

Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

An Iranian woman faces death by stoning after being convicted of adultery. Amnesty International yesterday called on the Iranian authorities to halt the 

Son pleads for help as mother awaits stoning in Iran

CNN International - Gena SomraMitra Mobasherat - ‎Jul 6, 2010‎

(CNN) — Sajjad Mohammedie Ashtiani travels to a Tabriz jail in Iran every Monday to see his mother. And for 15 minutes each week, 

Iran human rights chief defends stoning sentence

Payvand - ‎Jul 10, 2010‎

Head of Human Rights Headquarters of Iran’s Judiciary, Mohammad Javad Larijani slammed Western protests against stoning emphasizing that stoning exists in 

Iranian woman escapes stoning (graphic video)

DigitalJournal.com - Kim I. Hartman - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

Tehran – Protesters around the world raced to stop the stoning of a woman who was wrongly convicted of adultery in Iran. 

The specter of stoning

Salon - Tracy Clark-Flory - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

News of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s sentence of death by stoning sparked an international campaign by human rights organizations, 

Iran: Sakineh Ashtiani will not be stoned

Payvand - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

Following extensive international protests, Iranian Embassy in London announced that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani will not be stoned to death, British media 

Iranian widow faces stoning to death

BusinessGhana - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

Human rights groups, government officials and celebrities are appealing to Iran to halt death-by-stoning plans for a convicted adulterer. 

Alleged Adulteress Escapes Stoning Death in Iran

AOL News - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

(July 9) — An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery will escape that punishment, Iranian state media reported today, 

Stoning Sentence Lifted In Iran

Gawker - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

The 43-year-old Iranian woman who was convicted of having an “illicit relationship” outside her marriage, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, will not be stoned to 

Iran backs down over stoning woman ‘adulterer’

Channel 4 News - ‎Jul 9, 2010‎

By Channel 4 News An international campaign to save a woman convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning in Iran has won her a reprieve, 

Iranian Mom Spared Death by Stoning

Newser - Emily Rauhala - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

(Newser) – An Iranian woman convicted of adultery will be spared death by stoning—but her life may still 

Iran: woman ‘adulterer’ will not face stoning

Channel 4 News - ‎Jul 8, 2010‎

By Channel 4 News As a campaign to save the life of an Iranian woman gathers pace, Channel 4 News learns the woman will no longer be stoned to death but 

Iranian Mother Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani To Be Stoned To Death For Adultery

Apex News Network (blog) - Alan Harten - ‎Jul 7, 2010‎

Iranian Mother Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani To Be Stoned To Death For Adultery. In Iran it is a criminal offense for a woman 

Where is the world?

Ynetnews - Yoaz Hendel - ‎Jun 30, 2010‎

Sakineh Ashitani has been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran. The image of the miserable woman being led to her death, the hurling of the stones, 

Iranian woman faces death by stoning

Jerusalem Post - ‎Jun 30, 2010‎

By THE MEDIA LINE An Iranian woman convicted of adultery has been sentenced to death by stoning. If carried out the sentence would be the first known 

Iranian mother-of-two faces being stoned to death for adultery

Herald Sun - ‎Jun 30, 2010‎

AN Iranian woman faces being stoned to death after being accused of committing adultery with two men involved in the killing of her husband. 

Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning

Kazakhstan News - ‎Jun 30, 2010‎

An Iranian woman has been sentenced to death by stoning, after a conviction for adultery. Sakineh Mohamamadi e Ashtiani, 43, a mother of two from Tabriz, 

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