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the act of pelting with stones

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A woman in Rasht has been sentenced to death by stoning for her involvement in the murder of her husband, according to the Persian website Lahig.
Even when she was hit with stones, she did not scream or move,'' said an opposition activist who said he witnessed the stoning near the football stadium and the Bajaa garden in the city of Raqqa, the main Syrian stronghold of the Islamic State group.
Amnesty International has documented 77 stonings since the Islamic revolution in 1979, but they say the true figure is likely to be higher.
Azar has already been subjected to two mock stonings.
It would have been a disservice to the thousands of women killed by these barbaric stonings to water it down.
The stonings are believed to be the first since Pres.
The stonings would damage efforts by the pro-reform administration to improve Iran's international reputation.
The Guardian said the Islamic Republic is immune to world opinion on many topics, but "is embarrassed by the international attention stonings attract.
Seven stonings were officially reported last year, but there are believed to be dozens more.
Despite that announcement, stonings have continued, making mincemeat of Shahrudi's pledge to the EU.
In 2002, a directive by then-Judiciary Chairman Mahmud Hashemi Shahrudi imposed a moratorium on all stonings.
But in the war against stonings, the film drops like a boulder.
On Sunday, The reformist daily Etemad-e Melli ran statement from a group of lawyers and women's rights activists that said the stonings were carried out at Behesht-e Reza cemetery in Khorasan Rezavi province between December 21 and 26.
Some officials said the 2002 Judiciary order halted stonings; others said it suspended stonings "for awhile.