You know, I don’t really care what method they use. Executing women for “adultery” is wrong, wrong, wrong.
An Iranian woman whose sentence of execution by stoning for adultery provoked a worldwide outcry will instead be hanged for murder on Wednesday, a human rights group said.
“The authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani,” the International Committee against Stoning, a German-based campaign group, said on its website.
“It has been reported that she is to be executed this Wednesday, 3 November.”
Officials in Iran were not available to confirm or deny the report.
Ashtiani’s stoning sentence was suspended after prominent political and religious figures called it “medieval,” “barbaric” and “brutal.” Brazil, a close ally of Iran’s, offered to give the 43-year-old mother of two asylum.
A government spokesman said in September Ashtiani’s adultery conviction was under review but the charge of being complicit in the murder of her husband was still pending.