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Iranian Woman Sentenced to Death by Stoning Gets 99 Lashes As Well

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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery, has received 99 lashes as well following reports that a British newspaper ran a picture of an unveiled woman mistakenly identified as her, The Huffington Post reports.

The article continues, saying, Under Iran’s clerical rule, women must cover their hair in public.

AP: The Times of London, the paper that published the alleged picture, said in its Monday edition it had apologized for the photo, but added that the new sentence “is simply a pretext.”

“The regime’s purpose is to make Ms. Ashtiani suffer for an international campaign to save her that has exposed so much iniquity,” said the piece.

Far from simply adding insult to injury a death penalty, the incident raises questions about the media’s duty not only to protect the safety of its subjects, but also to getting the story right – and the first time. Talk about a tabloid writer’s nightmare…

Though the media has come out strongly in support for Ashtiani, such support seems more than slightly hypocritical when taking into account the ferocity with which the Western media lashes its own adulteresses, if only verbally.  And although Ashtiani’s sentence has been delayed because of the international media pressure as well as Ramadan, the moratorium on death sentences…is running out with the conclusion this week of the Muslim holy month, the AP reports.

The lawyer said Monday that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s stoning sentence could happen “any moment.”

Why is it that for all of the alleged differences between the West and Middle East (especially when it comes to flagellating women), both civilizations use the same rhetoric: catastrophe is always imminent.

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