A Syrian woman accused of adultery by the Islamic State has reportedly managed to survive their attempts to execute her by stoning. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the woman was stoned in the streets of Raqqa, but managed to run away after the ISIS militants torturing her believed she had died.
When 44-year-old Iranian woman Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, the ruling provoked protest and calls for her release worldwide. Now Iranian officials have indicated that they may bend to international pressure, but they won't let Ashtiani go, they'll just hang her instead of…
Iranian authorities have reportedly ordered that Sakineh Ashtiani be executed for adultery tomorrow, and protesters are mounting a last-ditch effort to save her.
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An Iranian woman is set to be stoned to death for adultery — but pressure from the international community could change that.