Monday, December 26, 2011

Adulteress in Iran will be murdered, says court, but they are not sure of just how to go about it

Stoning or hanging...hanging or stoning.  Those are the options, despite international condemnation and appeals from world leaders to spare her life.  Already serving 10 years behind bars for the death of her husband (which, oddly enough did not get her the death penalty) Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is now waiting to hear if she is to be hung or stoned.  In the West, most would pick being stoned, but that has a completely different connotation here than over there. 

The judges are trying to determine whether they can change the stoning to a hanging, maybe to appear more "moderate" if they use a Western method rather than the barbaric and ancient punishment of stoning.  Either way, just the fact that Iran finds women guilty of adultery for ANY perceive sexual action, even rape is another indication of the evil that is Islam.

From The Canadian Press/Yahoo December 25 by Ali Akbar Dareini

Iranian woman convicted of adultery to be executed by stoning or hanging, official says

 TEHRAN, Iran - Authorities in Iran said Sunday they are again moving ahead with plans to execute a woman sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery conviction in a case that sparked an international outcry, but are considering whether to carry out the punishment by hanging instead.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is already behind bars, serving a 10-year sentence on a separate conviction in the murder of her husband. Amid the international outrage her case generated, Iran in July 2010 suspended plans to carry out her death sentence on the adultery conviction.
On Sunday, a senior judiciary official said experts were studying whether the punishment of stoning could be changed to hanging.
"There is no haste. ... We are waiting to see whether we can carry out the execution of a person sentenced to stoning by hanging or not," said Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the head of justice department of East Azerbaijan province, where Ashtiani is jailed.
"As soon as the result (of the investigation) is obtained, we will carry out the sentence," he said, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

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