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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Not so good, actually – she may still face stoning, or hanging:
I was hoping that being positive about something religious would show some kind of human solidarity.
How fucking barbaric are these people?
Extremely extremely barbaric.
Especially because (as reported in one of the articles I linked to) the people that carry out the stonings are actually volunteers!