Life of woman in Iran stoning case may be saved

November 22, 2010 16:45

The life of an Iranian woman who has been sentenced to death by stoning for committing adultery may be saved, the head of Iran's High Human Rights Council said in an interview broadcast on Monday, AFP reported.

"Our judiciary made a lot of efforts (in reviewing the case) and we think there is a good chance her life could be saved," Mohammed Javad Larijani was quoted by Iran's English-language Press TV.Speaking in English, Larijani did not provide details regarding the judiciary's review of the Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani case or the reason for his positive comments regarding the woman's life.

Larijani's council operates under the jurisdiction of the judiciary.

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