IRAN: ADULTERY CONVICTED MAN HANGED
|Abdollah Farivar Moghadam
February 19, 2009: according to reports from Iran, Abdollah Farivar Moghadam who had previosly been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, was hanged in the prison of Sari.
The women web site Meydaan (womenâs field) wrote that the music teacher Abdollah Farivar (53), who was arrested for adultry 4 years ago was hanged in the prison of Sari. Abdollah Farivar, married and father of two children, was sentenced to death by stoning convicted of having sexual relationship with another girl.
Mr. Farivarâs mother told BBC (persian) that they were informed one day prior to hanging by the Iranian authorities that the stoning sentence of their son was converted to death by hanging. Shadi Sadr, lawyer and member of the stop stoning campaign, told BBC that this is the first time that someone sentenced to death by stoning has been hanged.
She added: "there are at least 14 people sentenced to death by stoning in the Iranian prisons, an with the execution of Mr. Farivar, the concern has grown over their fate". (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 20/02/2009)