Brazil offers asylum to Iranian woman facing death

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 10, 2010 20:08

SAO PAULO – Brazil on Monday has formally offered asylum to a woman sentenced to death in Iran on an adultery conviction.

The official news service Agencia Brasil reports that Brazilian ambassador to Iran Antonio Luis Espinola Salgado made the offer.

The case created an international outcry when Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was sentenced to death by stoning. Iran has withdrawn that punishment, but the mother of two could still face execution by hanging.


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