09 SEP 2010
By Martin Banks | The Parliament
MEPs have given a cautious welcome to the decision of the Iranian authorities to suspend the death sentence on a woman accused of adultery.
The move comes after commission president Jose Manuel Barroso this week branded the proposed stoning to death of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani as “barbaric beyond words.”
The European parliament has tried to put pressure on Tehran to lift the sentence and on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution strongly condemning the judgement.
Leading the MEP reaction on Thursday was parliament’s president Jerzy Buzek who said he “cautiously welcomed” the announcement.
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