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# stoning - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Disturbing video shows young woman being stoned to death

The killing happened in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.

# stoning - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Hollywood stars boycott Beverly Hills Hotel over Brunei ownership

The Sultan of Brunei introduced sharia laws that mean stoning for people found guilty of adultery and homosexuality.

# stoning - Monday 17 February, 2014

Pakistani couple stoned to death 'for having affair'

Hundreds of people are killed around the country each year in Pakistan in the name of defending family “honour”, but stonings are extremely rare.

# stoning - Monday 30 July, 2012

Mali Islamists stone unmarried couple to death

Makli’s interim president is calling for decisive action to to be taken against the extremists that are dividing the country.

# stoning - Saturday 18 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In today’s Fix: Irish woman dies in Australian road accident; Adams calls for united Ireland; Ireland’s social network obsession; Norris targets the quilters; and Niland’s Wimbledon dream.

From The Daily Edge Dog condemned to death by stoning Animal Antics

Dog condemned to death by stoning

Judges in Israel thought the dog was a reincarnation of a deceased, cursed lawyer.

# stoning - Monday 30 August, 2010

Carla Bruni is a prositute, says Iranian press

Newspaper brands French first lady a prostitute after she spoke out against woman’s stoning.

# stoning - Thursday 12 August, 2010

THE WOMAN WHO forced an international backlash against Iran when it announced plans to stone her to death for adultery has appeared on Iranian state TV appearing to admit her part in a murder.

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was due to be stoned to death last month after confessing to adultery – reportedly after she was lashed 99 times.

Now Ashtiani has appeared on television where – amid heavy shaking and emotional breakdown – she told an interviewer she was an accomplice to her husband’s murder and once again admitting she had had an extramarital relationship with her cousin.

International human rights groups now fear that Ashtiani could once again be facing execution, while her new lawyer told The Guardian that she had been held in a prison and tortured for two days before the televised interview. He said:

She was severely beaten up and tortured until she accepted to appear in front of camera. Her 22-year-old son, Sajad and her 17-year-old daughter Saeedeh are completely traumatised by watching this programme.

Her previous lawyer had been forced to flee for Turkey after defending her.

Ashtiani’s original death sentence was only commuted after a massive international outcry led by western nations who felt the nature of the executionary method chosen was, in America’s words, “tantamount to torture”.

It remained unclear at the time, however, whether she would still face execution by other means, such as hanging.

Last week Ashtiani told The Guardian she had been sentenced to death for her alleged adultery simply because she was a woman, and said the man who had killed her husband had already been imprisoned for the crime.

He had not been named or faced execution, however, because Ashtiani’s son had publicly forgiven him.