The Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery is to be hanged for murder instead, according to a human rights group.
The German-based International Committee Against Stoning says Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is to be executed today.
“The authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead toTabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case ,” the group says on its website.
“It has been reported that she is to be executed this Wednesday, 3 November.”
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The initial interrogations by the Ministry of Intelligence have now been completed and the casefile sent to the National Prosecutor General and Judiciary Spokesperson, Mohsen-Ejehi, in Tehran rather than being handled in Tabriz. Their families are concerned for their wellbeing. When attempting to secure lawyers for the two, authorities have said that the two men did not need legal representation.
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