Friday, September 28, 2007

Iran: Mother sentenced to death by stoning

Sharia: Woman Stoned, man gets the lash. Same Sin. Different Punishiments--different standards for the sexes.

"Tehran, 28 Sept.(AKI) - A court in the Iran's second largest city, Mashad, has sentenced to death by stoning a mother-of-three for having an extra-marital affair, an Iranian newspaper reported Friday.

The daily Quds said the married woman's lover had confessed to having had sex with her and that the court sentenced him to 100 lashes.

There are currently eight women in Iranian prisons waiting to be executed by stoning, a practice usually reserved for those found guilty of adultery according to the Islamic republic's laws."

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