Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtian’s nightmare still continues. The Shi’ia run gulag has yet to release its religious prisoner, dashing many hopes that her death sentence for conversion to Christianity would be rescinded. Why is it that all the various international human rights groups are not calling for a massive marching in the streets around the world against Iran’s appalling human rights abuses, and while your at it, against its nuke intentions? Ask yourself that one. KGS

NOT free: Iran dashes hopes that woman sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery has been released

  • Pictures of her with son at home sparked worldwide delight
  • But they were part of a state documentary confessing to her crimes

An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning has not been freed, state television said on Friday, quashing a rumour that brought joy to human rights campaigners around the world.

Press TV said on its website that ‘contrary to a vast publicity campaign by Western media that confessed murderer Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been released’, she was still in custody.

The Iranian English language news channel confirmed that an interview it did with Ashtiani — the apparent source of the rumour — was filmed at her home. She was then taken back to prison.

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