Report: Iran court upholds stoning death sentence
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Court upheld a stoning death sentence for a
woman convicted of adultery in the southern city of Shiraz, an independent
newspaper reported Saturday.
The daily Etemad Melli, or National Confidence, reported that the court also
upheld another death sentence, this one by hanging, against the woman, who was
also convicted of killing her husband with the help of a male accomplice.
The man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of being an
accomplice in the murder. He was also sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery, but
was not given the death penalty because he was married.
Judiciary officials were not immediately available for comment. It was not known
when the slaying took place or when the two were convicted.
While the ruling is final, Iran’s judiciary chief or the country’s supreme
leader are authorized to stop death sentences from being carried out.