Sakineh Ashtiani and son Sajjad Ghaderzadeh
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Son pleads for life of Iranian woman sentenced to death

The son of an Iranian woman convicted of adultery and helping her lover murder her husband has asked the authorities to spare her life.

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's sentence of death by stoning after being convicted of adultery in 2006 was commuted last July. But reports emerged in September that Iranian courts were instead considering hanging her for her husband's murder.

Sajjad Ghaderzadeh said his family had lost its father, and did not want to lose its mother as well.

Kate Peevor reports.

  • 02 Jan 2011
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