Iran woman with stoning sentence shown on state TV

Iranian state television has broadcast footage of a purported statement by an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in which she calls herself a "sinner".

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 13:06 PM IST

Tehran: Iranian state television has
broadcast footage of a purported statement by an Iranian woman
sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in which she calls
herself a "sinner".

The stoning sentence against the 43-year-old Sakineh
Mohammadi Ashtiani has been put on hold and is now being
reviewed by Iran`s Supreme Court. The case has raised an
international outcry, embarrassing Tehran.

The woman identified as Ashtiani said in the state TV
report shown Monday: "I am a sinner".

State TV also aired comments from Ashtiani`s son, her
lawyer and two Germans who were arrested allegedly while
trying to interview Ashtiani`s family. Her son and lawyer are
also in custody.

The faces of all the three Iranian`s were blurred in the
report, while the Germans` faces were shown clearly.

PTI