Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Woman sentenced to stoning, man to execution

An Iranian woman was sentenced yesterday to death by stoning in Tehran, according to a state-run daily.

The young woman, only identified by her first name Fatemeh, 25 years old, was given two death sentences, for murder and having an affair.

The Etemaad daily reported that a Tehran court found Fatemeh guilty of strangling to death a 22-year-old neighbour, whom she allegedly also had an affair with. The court also sentenced her husband to prison time for taking part in the murder.

The first death sentence was issued for the murder, while the stoning to death sentence was issued for the alleged affair.

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