Mohammad Mostafaei

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Iran Mom in Stoning Case Confesses to Murder

Ashtiani was tortured into making false confession, lawyer says

(Newser) - Iran appears to be getting ready to close the book on a case that has sparked an international outcry. Sakineh Mohammedi Ashtiani, who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, appeared on state-run TV last night and confessed not only to adultery, but to aiding in the murder of... More »

Stoning Lawyer's Family Arrested

Iran seeks to force lawyer to return for interrogation

(Newser) - Iran has issued an arrest warrant for a lawyer who has been fighting to save a woman from death by stoning and taken his wife and brother-in-law into custody. Mohammad Mostafaei was interrogated for hours on Saturday before being released. Authorities then issued a warrant for his arrest; when they... More »

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