Monday, September 6, 2010
And Now, For the Good News: Stoning On Hold, Lashing In, Possible Hanging For Adulteress
Iran woman who faces stoning death to be lashed 99 times, possibly hanged.
Sep 06 2010 Typical Stoning>>>>>>>>
TEHRAN, Iran — The son of an Iranian woman who faces death by stoning for adultery says authorities have imposed a new sentence of 99 lashes (this normally kills an average, 165 pound male in good physical condition) after a British newspaper ran a picture of an unveiled woman and mistakenly identified it as his mother.
Sajjad Qaderzadeh, 22, said Monday he did not know whether the sentence had been carried out.
The Times of London corrected the erroneous photo caption that identified the unveiled woman in the picture as 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
"Publishing the photo provided a judge an excuse to sentence my poor mother to 99 lashes on the charge of taking a picture unveiled," Qaderzadeh told The Associated Press.
Iran has delayed the stoning sentence after an international outcry, waiting for things to cool off a bit.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.
PARIS (AP) _ French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says he is willing to "do anything" to save an Iranian woman sentenced to death on an adultery conviction and has offered to travel to the Iranian capital to plead her case.
Bernard Kouchner calls Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence to death by stoning "the height of barbarism" and says her case has become a "personal cause" for him
Kouchner told reporters Monday after meeting with one of the woman's lawyer's in Paris that "I'm ready to do anything to save her. If I must go to Tehran to save her, I'll go to Tehran."
Iran lifted the stoning sentence for the 43-year-old mother of two after an international outcry. She could still be hanged.
A poll of Iranians revealed that most Iranian citizens think the Muslim clerics who sentenced her should be stoned, lashed and hung instead. An informal poll of about 100 Iranian clerics said they disagreed with the public and would sentence those responsible for the poll of the infidel Iranians who were against them to 50 lashes each, to teach them a lesson. Those responsible for the poll immediately booked flights for places such as Kabul, Coral Gables, Fla., Uzbekistan, Las Vegas and Ardmore, Okla.