Iran TV airs 'confession' from woman facing stoning

Iranian state TV has aired what it says is a confession by a woman under threat of being stoned to death for adultery.

In the interview shown on Wednesday, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani purportedly admits conspiring to murder her husband in 2005 and denounces her lawyer. She had previously denied any offence.

After an international outcry, Iranian officials temporarily halted her stoning sentence last month, but there are fears she will now be hanged. Her lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, who has fled to Norway, told the BBC he believed that she was forced to make the so-called confession

Jon Leyne - who has been expelled from Iran - reports from Cairo.

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