Κυριακή, 9 Μαρτίου 2008

Iran: Two sisters face execution by stoning

Zohreh Kabiri-niat and her sister Azar (who is usually known as Akram) are facing execution by stoning, for "adultery," a charge they deny. They were arrested on 4 February 2007 after claims that they had had "illicit relations".
They were initially sentenced, along with a third sister and two men, to flogging, with this sentence reportedly being carried out. However, a fresh charge of "committing adultery while being married" was then brought against Zohreh and Azar. They were both found guilty and their sentence of death by stoning was then approved by the Supreme Court.