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Iran 'executes its citizens at an astonishing rate'


Iran has retreated in the face of rising international criticism yesterday and announced that a woman convicted of alleged adultery would be spared execution by stoning.

An Iranian journalist, who wishes to remain anonymous, discusses the plight of 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.

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