Stoning sentence of Iranian women is suspended
Due to enormous worldwide pressure, Iran decided to suspend the stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman who was accused of committing adultery.
The spokesperson of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said they plan to review the sentence.
In 2006, the 43-year-old woman was charged of having an “illicit relationship” with two men, after the death of her husband.
Her son, Saija Mohammadi, and his lawyer, Mohammed Ashtiani Mostafei, ensured international reporters that the story of Sakineh transcended the country’s borders and was of importance in the global media.
Saija said earlier this month that his mother would be killed on Friday, when Ramadan is over. However, since Iran reconsidered this decision, the fate of Sakineh remains under review by the Foreign Ministry.