Relief: Iran: woman ‘adulterer’ will not face stoning

Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, 43, was convicted of adultery in 2007 and sentenced to death by stoning.

The British government, human rights organisations and celebrities joined a campaign to save her after her son, 22-year-old Sajad Ghader-zade, risked his own safety to send out an impassioned plea for help, saying there was “no justice” in his country.

The Iranian Embassy in London has confirmed to Channel 4 News that she will no longer face the death penalty by stoning, but said she was still sentenced to death by other means.

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In case you missed it …

This video with words by Carl Sagan and video edited by callumCGLP is a must watch. It’s been floating around, and you know I would have posted it sooner if I had time.

I’d really appreciate those who are actually religious to give it a whirly twirl. But I understand if you don’t.