Iran Denies Freeing Woman Sentenced to Stoning Death

December 11th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Dec 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The country of Iran denied today that they had freed Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, who is being held on murder and adultery charges. Her case caused public outcry from all over the globe when she was sentenced to die by stoning for the murder of her husband, and adultery, with no evidence to prove she had done so.

Earlier reports from the country has stated that Ashtiani had been released, but new reports reveal that this is not the case. According to Iran’s Press TV, “Contrary to a vast publicity campaign by Western media that confessed murderer Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani has been released, a … broadcast production team with the Iran-based Press TV has arranged with Iran’s judicial authorities to follow Ashtiani to her house to produce a visual recount of the crime at the murder scene.”

The country of Iran has condemned the media’s coverage of this story, and the world wide outcry, saying that there had been too much “politicization” of her case. her son and lawyer were arrested in Tabriz on October 10, as were tow Germans who were said to have been trying to interview them in order to spread “negative propaganda.” The public’s demand of her release only becomes stronger as more such incidents make it difficult for the true story to be told.

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