Iran to West: Butt out of death by stoning case of widow Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
New York Daily News / Michael Sheridan

Tehran has smacked down pleas by France, the European Union and even the Vatican to reconsider the punishment of a mother of two sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.

"[They are] defending a person who is being tried for murder and adultery," Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehmanparast said at a news conference, "which are two major crimes of this lady and should not become a human rights issue."

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