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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Iran releases woman sentenced to death by stoning

Mokarrameh Ebrahimi and her four-year-old son, Ali, were released from Choobin Prison in Iran on Monday, BBC News reported the next day. Ebrahimi had spent a decade in prison on charges of adultery and had been sentenced, along with her partner, Jafar Kiani, to death by stoning. Kiani was executed in July 2007.

The Iran-based Stop Stoning Forever (SSF) campaign played a large role in bringing international pressure to bear on the Iranian government to release Ebrahimi and Ali. The recent fatwas of three prominent ayatollahs may have also helped facilitate the release.

Ebrahimi’s son was born while she was still in prison. The two now live safely with Ebrahimi’s family.

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To read the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Report to the United Nations 2008, click here.


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