Added by James Morley on November 3, 2010
The International Committee against Stoning, a human rights German-based campaign group, stated that the Iranian woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery is to be hanged today for murder.
The group wrote on its website that “the authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution of Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.”
It’s said that the Iranian woman will be executed today, November 3, but the execution decision has neither been denied nor confirmed by officials in Iran.
Alistair Burt, the British Foreign Office Minister, spoke with Safar Ali Eslamian Koupaei by phone and asked for an update about the case of the Iranian woman.
The minister later stated that he reminded Mr. Safar Ali about the UK government’s perception with regard to the execution of Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani telling the Iranian official that Great Britain sees it as being ‘utterly unacceptable’.
The White House also addressed the issue by stating that it shows a ‘fundamental disregard for human rights’, as Brazil, one of Iran’s close allies, has offered to give asylum to Iranian woman, aged 43, with two children.
The Islamic law since 1979 which is still in force states that adultery is punishable by stoning, while murder can be punished through hanging.