Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani will not be stoned to death - for the time being | World news | The Guardian
Actually it is just plain awful.
Iran's judiciary has said that the stoning sentence for a woman convicted of adultery will not be carried out – for now. But the fate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, which has generated huge international concern, remains uncertain.
Malek Ajdar Sharifi, the senior judicial official in East Azerbaijan province, where the mother-of-two was convicted, told the Irna state news agency yesterday the sentence "will not be implemented for the time being."Ajdar Sharifi added that the sentence would still be carried out if the judiciary wanted, despite protests from the west. Mohammadi Ashtiani's crimes were "various and very serious" and not limited to adultery, he insisted.
"Although the verdict is definitive and applicable, it has been halted due to humanitarian reservations and upon the order of the honourable judiciary chief."
Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, was found guilty of having an "illicit relationship" with two men in 2006 but her lawyer and family denounced the trial as a sham.
"Whenever the judiciary chief [Sadeq Larijani] deems it expedient, the verdict will be carried out regardless of western media propaganda," the official said.
Oh. by all means, don't let "Western" notions of restraint, or mercy, or forgiveness interfere with your troglodyte notions of Islamic justice. By all means, continue the mad rush back to the time of al-Jahiliyah. Forget everything that the Last Prophet Of God taught you. Continue to dishonor the faith of one billion people by your petty, vindictive, and misogynist ways. Cause all people who love justice and mercy to turn their faces from Islam in bitterness and despair. Keep doing the work not of Allah but of his greatest opponent , Shaitan.