TEHRAN, Nov 22 (Reuters) - There is a good chance the life
of an Iranian woman initially sentenced to death by stoning
would be spared, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been accused of adultery and
of being complicit in her husband's murder.
Her sentence to be stoned to death was suspended earlier
this year after it angered human rights groups and caused an
international outcry but she could still face execution.
"Iran's Council of Human Rights has helped a lot to reduce
her sentence and we think there is a good chance that her life
could be saved," the head of the council, Mohammed Javad
Larijani told Iran's English-language Press TV, without giving
(Editing by Andrew Dobbie)
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