Iran's Mixed Messages On Woman's Stoning Sentence

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Iran's chief prosecutor says Sakineh Ashtiani could still face stoning for adultery. This contradicts a report that the stoning had been canceled, and President Ahmadinejad's statement that the sentence "was made up."

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Unfortunately I think the execution of that woman in Virginia has offset any attention Iran might have paid to international opinion on this. Not that I am suggesting that the two cases were in any way equivalent (we've discussed this already quite extensively).