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Sakineh's stoning an impending danger

warning from an NGO

According to the International Committee against Executions Tehran could have authorized the killing of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

"It has been reported - writes the Committee in its Website - that she is to be executed this Wednesday 3 November".

Since last 11 November the woman, accused of murdering her husband, was denied the right of visit and yesterday the regime's Commission stated that "according to the existing evidence, her guilt has been confirmed". Protest demonstrations are expected all over Europe.

Also Sakineh's son and lawyer are in jail. They were arrested together with two German journalists who wanted to interview them.

the report by the International Committee against Executions

Sakineh, the son and lawyer arrested

3 November 2010

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