Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Iran to carry out death sentence for mother-of-two Wednesday, 11 Nov.

An activist with red lipstick on her face to depict blood participates in a demonstration against a stoning sentence in Iran for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, pictured in the background, outside the Italian Parliament, in Rome,Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010.

Tehran, 2 Nov. (AKI) - An Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning after being found guilty of adultery and helping kill her husband, will be executed on Wednesday, according to a statement by a group that opposes stoning in Iran.

"The Islamic regime of Iran plans to execute Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani immediately," said a statement on the International Committee Against Stoning (ICAS).

The group didn't give details on the method that will use to execute Ashtiani, but following an international campaign , Iran in July said a stoning sentence had been suspended.

Ashtiani was convicted of adultery in 2006 and according to human rights activists forced to confess after being subjected to 99 lashes. She later recanted that confession and has denied wrongdoing.

Ashtiani's son and lawyer have been arrested and tortured by Iranian authorities, ICAS has said.

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