Iran Focus, Nov. 30, Tehran - The Supreme Court of Iran has upheld a stoning
sentence for a woman by the name of Hajieh Esmailvand accused of adultery.
She has been serving prison time in the town of Jolfa (northwestern Iran)
since Jan. 2000 for having an affair with a 17-year-old boy. Originally
she had been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and ‘death by hanging’;
however the Supreme Court subsequently changed the verdict from ‘death
by hanging’ to ‘death by stoning’.
The boy whom Hajieh had the affair with is also on death row awaiting
official orders to be hanged in public. His identity has not been made
The Supreme Court has also upheld the death sentence for a 24-year-old
woman called Najmeh Vosoogh Razavi who was studying law in university.
Najmeh is to be hanged in public next week.
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