Iranian Court Upholds Stoning Death Sentence
Monday, December 1, 2008 11:08 AM

An article published by the Associated Press and posted on the Yahoo News website, reports on a ruling by Iran’s Supreme Court.  According to the article, Iran’s Supreme Court recently upheld a sentence of stoning to death for a woman convicted of adultery.  It is not known whether the stoning has been carried out, but the article notes that Iran’s leader and judiciary chief have the power to halt the death sentence.

Iran’s laws allow for the stoning of adulterers.  The article observes that this practice has been widely condemned, and certain groups within Iran are pushing for reform.

To read the full article, click here.

Compiled from:Report: Iran Court Upholds Stoning Death Sentence," Associated Press—posted on Yahoo News, 29 November 2008.