Posted by: bahareiran | September 28, 2010

An adulteress could in theory be stoned, Iran prosecutor says

By Thomas Erdbrink, Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, September 27, 2010

TEHRAN – Iran’s chief prosecutor on Monday contradicted earlier statements by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad by saying a woman convicted of adultery could in theory still be stoned to death for her crime. But Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei stressed that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was convicted of cheating on her husband in 2006, is more likely to be executed by hanging, instead of receiving the stoning sentence, a Shiite Islamic punishment for adultery…

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