IRAN CONFIRMS STONING SENTENCE AGAINST ADULTERESS
November 29, 2008: Iran's Supreme Court confirmed a sentence of death by stoning against a woman convicted of adultery in the southern city of Shiraz.
The woman identified as Afsaneh R., was also given a second death sentence for murdering her husband with the help of a man identified only as Reza, who had an affair with her, Etemad Melli newspaper reported.
The report said the Supreme Court confirmed the verdicts, first issued in April, on August 4, but gave no reason for the delay in making the decision public.
It said Reza had also been sentenced to 100 lashes for having an illegitimate relationship and 15 years in jail for collaborating in murder. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 29/11/2008; Amnesty International)