Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning ‘was sold for sex to fund husband’s drug addiction’December 16th, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, Dec 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The lawyer of condemned Iranian widow Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has revealed that his client suffered from years of abuse from her late husband.
Sakineh was allegedly sold into sex slavery by her husband so that he could get money to fund his drug addiction. Her husband Ebrahim Ghaderzade was accused by the lawyer of subjecting Sakineh constantly to abuse.
He further said that the Iranian authorities were just bent on portraying Sakineh as a promiscuous woman who murdered her husband in order to be free to live with her lover.
Sakineh was initially sentenced to be stoned to death following her husband’s death. However due to strong international outcry and protests, the Iranian authorities suspended the execution but his lawyer says the she might eventually be executed.
The lawyer had fled Iran and is now living in Norway for the fear of his own safety.
Sakineh was recently shown on Iranian television confessing to killing her husband in order to abscond with her lover. The broadcast was condemned by human right groups who claimed that it was forced out of her. His lawyer says that Sakineh might be executed anytime from now because that is the Iranian government style. If the regime wants to execute somebody, the person is shown on the television.
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