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Iran TV airs 'confession' from woman facing stoning

Iranian TV has aired what it says is a confession by a woman under threat of being stoned to death. In the broadcast, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani admits complicity in murder and denounces her lawyer, who has fled Iran.

Ms Ashtiani's case prompted international outrage when she was initially sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. Her death sentence was then temporarily halted by the authorities.

The BBC's Jon Leyne reports from Cairo.

  • 12 Aug 2010