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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani – Human Rights Watch

November 4, 2010

Statement by the spokesperson of EU HR Ashton on possible execution of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani

Ms Mohammadi-Ashtiani has been at risk of execution by stoning for adultery, a particularly cruel method of execution which amounts to unacceptable torture. The EU joined many other countries and organizations in condemning this sentence as a clear violation of Iran’s international obligations under the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights.

While the Iranian authorities have given assurances that Ms Ashtiani would not be killed by stoning, she has since faced charges for alleged complicity in the murder of her husband and may be executed by hanging. Neither sentence is acceptable.

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