Stoning for Adultery

Good news from the BBC:

Iran appears to have backed down over the stoning of [Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani] for adultery amid an international outcry…

The mother of two was arrested in 2005 and subsequently convicted of having an “illicit relationship” for which she was given 99 lashes witnessed by her son, then in his late teens.

Her case was then reopened and she was convicted of adultery during her marriage, for which she was given the sentence of death by stoning.

It is unclear what fate does await Ashtiani, but what is certain is that stonings have now become a controversial, global topic.

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