Iranian writer given long jail term for story about stoning

Iranian writer given long jail term for story about stoning
 

A writer and human rights activist has been sentenced to six years' imprisonment in Iran for penning a story about stoning.
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee faces years behind bars even though her writing has not been published.
She was convicted of "insulting Islamic sanctities" and "spreading propaganda against the system".
Amnesty International called the conviction "ludicrous" and the trial "farcical".
Victims of stoning are executed by having rocks thrown at them until they are dead. In Iran, most are women accused of adultery.
Ms Ebrahimi Iraee's work... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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