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Iran says no verdict yet in stoning case: France

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 3, 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 3, 2010 - 20:09
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