Iran says no verdict yet in stoning case: France
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 03, 2010, 20:09
Paris: France says Iran's foreign minister insists that no final decision has been made about a woman who could be stoned to death for adultery.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says he has spoken to his Iranian counterpart about Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, whose case has sparked an international outcry.

Kouchner says Manouchehr Mottaki assured him on Wednesday that a final verdict in Ashtiani's case has not been issued yet and that reports "about her eventual execution don't correspond to reality".

Iran has temporarily suspended the stoning verdict and suggested Ashtiani might be hanged instead.

Kouchner said that France is "very worried" about the case.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 03, 2010, 20:09

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