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Stoned to death in Iran

 

Jafar Kiani, from the village of Aghche Kand in Qazvin province, was buried up to his waist, after which the crowd hurled stones at him until he was dead.

No this isn’t a scene from Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
It happened. Today. In Iran. Under the regime’s Islamic law.
The woman with whom Kiani (may he rest in peace) supposedly committed adultery is also waiting to be stoned to death.
It will be even more horrific for her. Under the Islamic punishment of stoning, a male victim is buried up to his waist with his hands tied behind his back, whereas a female is buried up to her neck with her hands also buried.
And the Iranian regime still has its defenders in the West.

Tom GrossTom Gross is a former Middle East correspondent for the London Sunday Telegraph and the New York Daily News.

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