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Iran suspends stoning sentence

Tehran, September 8, 2010

Iranian authorities have suspended the sentence of death by stoning for a woman convicted of adultery, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

"The verdict regarding the extramarital affairs has stopped and it's being reviewed," Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast told Iran's state-run English language Press TV.

The case has provoked international outrage and further strained relations between Iran and the West. – Reuters




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