Iran says woman sentenced to stoning may be spared

November 23, 2010 18:16

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iranian state television has reported that the woman sentenced to death by stoning on an adultery conviction will likely be spared from execution.

The stoning sentence against 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani drew an international outcry. It was then put on hold and is now being reviewed by Iran's Supreme Court.

English-language Press TV on Monday night quoted Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of Iran's High Council for Human Rights, as saying: "We think there is a good chance that her life could be saved."

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