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woman escapes stoning death for adultery Iran
Page last updated at 01:30 GMT, Friday, 9 July 2010 02:30
The authorities in
But it is not clear whether they have lifted the death sentence against Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who has been in prison in
The 43-year-old had already been punished with flogging for an "illicit relationship" outside marriage when another court tried her for adultery.
There has been an international campaign to prevent her being stoned.
"If the punishment is carried out, it will disgust and appal the watching world," he told a news conference in
Ms Ashtiani's lawyer and human rights activists had warned that her execution was imminent, after appeals for clemency were rejected.
In May 2006, a criminal court in
But that September, during the trial of a man accused of murdering her husband, another court reopened an adultery case based on events that allegedly took place before her husband died.
Despite retracting a confession the she said she had been forced to make under duress, Ms Ashtiani was found guilty.
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