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EU parliament welcomes suspension of Iran stoning sentence
Date 09/09/2010 14:25  Author webmaster  Hits 886  Language Global
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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