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Iran / Execution Threat #976036

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 2010
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(London: Dawna Friesen) The outcry over the sentence of death by stoning for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani†, who was convicted of adultery in Iran, featured; video shown of people about to be stoned in 1994; letter from Ashtiani’s son and a statement from the Iranian embassy in London quoted. [Human Rights Watch Nadiye KHALIFE†- says there is no hard evidence in this case.] [State Department acting deputy spokesman Mark TONER†- condemns stoning as a means of execution.] [Iranian human rights campaigner Bahram SOROUSH†- says it is being used to put women in their places.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Friesen, Dawna
Duration:
00:02:30

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