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EU Condemns Iran Over Stoning

<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/D7A2CAF5-D1A2-44A4-AC07-CFEDDAFED06D_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title="Iranian opposition groups say this photo of a woman being prepared for stoning was taken 20 years ago (Public domain)"> <img alt="Iranian opposition groups say this photo of a woman being prepared for stoning was taken 20 years ago (Public domain)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/D7A2CAF5-D1A2-44A4-AC07-CFEDDAFED06D_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p>Iranian opposition groups say this photo of a woman being prepared for stoning was taken 20 years ago (Public domain)</p></div>July 13, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The European Union today criticized Iran for the stoning death of a man convicted for adultery, calling it a "horrendous method" of punishment.

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Iran confirmed on July 10 the recent stoning of Jafar Kiani, but said the case of his partner, Mokarrameh Ebrahimi, is being reviewed.


EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner called on Iran "as a matter of utmost urgency" to suspend the sentence on Ebrahimi.

(with material from Reuters)

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