Iranian woman will not be stoned, but may be hanged
July 21, 2010 7:44 PM Subscribe
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After an international campaign was launched by her children, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani will not be stoned to death
. But she still faces death by hanging. Now she's been ordered to give the names of the people campaigning for her
. She has also been advised to tell her children to remain silent, or they will be arrested.
In 2006, Ashtiani was convicted of adultery and sentenced to 99 lashes. Her case was reopened in a court in Tabriz, Iran, when she was suspected of murdering her husband. Though she was acquitted, the judge reviewed the adultery charge, and sentenced her to death by stoning. An international campaign was launched by her children, with the help of Mina Ahadi
has been launched to gather signatures for a petition "which calls on the Iranian authorities to clarify her current legal status, demands that the authorities enact legislation that bans stoning as a legal punishment, and eliminates other forms of the death penalty for “adultery” such as flogging or imprisonment."