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Middle East: Sakineh's children accused of anti-Iran activity




Tehran, 6 Oct. (AKI) - The children of an Iranian woman condemned to death by stoning for adultery and killing her husband are using their mother's case as a way to harm the reputation of the country, according to Rajanews, a website affiliated with government supporters

Sajjad and Sahideh Ghaderzadeh in a Tuesday interview with Adnkronos International said they risked arrest and pleaded with Italy to grant them political asylum.

The Ghaderzades' mother, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, had been sentenced to death by stoning but following international pressure, Iranian authorities said they would not carry out the stoning sentence for the time being, but she still faces execution by hanging.

The site said the Ghaderzadeh accusations were "false", referring to them as "the criminal's children".

Prominent Italian political, cultural and intellectual figures rank among those have expressed support for Ashtiani.




 

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