NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 08, 2010
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(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.]
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