Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

TV footage of stoning case woman

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery (AP)

Iran's state TV is set to air new footage of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, the latest in state-orchestrated broadcasts on the case that has caused an international outcry.

Press TV said the footage will show Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani at her home in north-western Iran, recounting her alleged crimes and details of her husband's murder.

The broadcaster said the 43-year-old mother, who remains in prison in the city of Tabriz, was accompanied by her son for the filming. Her son and lawyer were arrested in October, along with two German journalists.

Iran put Ashtiani's stoning sentence on hold amid pressure from rights groups, but said she has also been convicted of involvement in her husband's death.

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