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Woman Who Faces Stoning May Be Lashed

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Iran woman who faced stoning death to be lashed

September 6, 2010

TEHRAN, Iran — The son of an Iranian woman who had faced death by stoning for adultery says authorities have imposed a new sentence of 99 lashes after a British newspaper ran a picture of an unveiled woman and mistakenly identified it as his mother.

Mind you, it does not sound like this lashing will replace the stoning sentence. Also, lest we forget, this woman has already been lashed 99 times, for her (alleged) original crime of adultery.

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

Well, it’s probably less the international outcry and more that such sentences are usually not carried out during Ramadan. The Iranian authorities are so pious, you know.

By the way, if the United Nations and the professional human rights groups can’t even stop something this egregious, exactly what good are they?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Woman Who Faces Stoning May Be Lashed”

  1. Douglas says:

    So, if we publish nude pictures of some random guy and claim they are Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will they stone him too?

  2. beautyofreason says:

    No Douglas, Iran is a club for men and would-be dictators.

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