Saeed Kamali Deghan and Ian Black, The Guardian/UK, July 8, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Iranians still facing death by stoning despite ‘reprieve’ By sudhan
Fifteen could still die in horrific sentence after being allegedly convicted of adultery
An Iranian woman at a protest in Brussels highlights the barbarity of death by stoning, in which women are buried up to their necks in front of a crowd of volunteers and killed in a hail of rocks. Photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters
Twelve Iranian women and three men are on death row awaiting execution by stoning despite an apparent last-minute reprieve for a mother of two who had been facing the horrific sentence after being convicted of adultery.