Monday, September 6, 2010

Clash Of Civilizations? What Civilization?


[Sakineh Mohammadi] Ashtiani was convicted in 2006 of having an "illicit relationship" with two men after the murder of her husband the year before and was sentenced at that time to 99 lashes. Later that year, she was also convicted of adultery and sentenced to be stoned [to death], even though she retracted a confession that she says was made under duress.

"The possibility of stoning still exists, any moment," [her attorney] told The Associated Press. "Her stoning sentence was only delayed; it has not been lifted yet."

The woman received 99 more lashes last week after a British newspaper printed a photo of an unveiled woman and falsely said it was Ashtiani. The newspaper has apologized for its mistake. Iran hasn't yet apologized for practicing medieval savagery on its women.

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