International pressure works. But the Sharia punishment for adultery is still in place. An update on this story. “Iran backs down: World fury forces Tehran to spare ‘adulterous’ mother from being stoned – but will they hang her instead?,” by Wil Longbottom for the Daily Mail, July 9 (thanks to Alexandre):
A woman convicted of adultery has been spared execution by stoning after Iran backed down in the face of rising international outrage.
A statement issued by the Iranian embassy in London said that ‘according to information from the relevant judicial authorities in Iran [Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani] will not be executed by stoning’.
But it did not say whether Ms Ashtiani, a mother-of-two, would be spared or executed by hanging instead.…