August 30, 2010

IRAN: Iran Media Call French First Lady 'prostitute'

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TEHRAN, Iran  / Associated Press / August 30, 2010

Iran's hardline media have called French first lady Carla Bruni a "prostitute" after she expressed strong support for an Iranian woman facing death by stoning for adultery.

Iran's hardline media have called French first lady Carla Bruni a "prostitute" after she expressed strong support for an Iranian woman facing death by stoning for adultery.

The Monday report by the state news website comes two days after the hardline Kayhan newspaper also described the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy as a "prostitute."

Bruni condemnation of the stoning sentence comes after about 300 people from rights organizations demonstrated in Paris to urge Iran to lift its death sentence Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

The stoning sentence against Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, has been halted after international protests but she could still face execution by hanging.

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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
Iranian Woman Will Not Be Stoned

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a mother of two, is facing the punishment of being stoned to death in Iran. The world responded to her sentence with a number of protests and national outcry. It seems that the country has heard the cry.

“She will not be executed by stoning punishment,” an official at the Iranian embassy said in a statement. The embassy went on to explain that despite a number of international reports, the woman was never going to be stoned in the first place. They said that the news that was released was completely false
 
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