Iran Woman with Stoning Sentence Shown on State TV

November 15, 2010 - 3:46 PM

Tehran, Iran (AP) - Iranian state television has broadcast footage of a purported statement by an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery in which she calls herself a "sinner."

The stoning sentence against the 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been put on hold and is now being reviewed by Iran's supreme court. The case has raised an international outcry, embarrassing Tehran.

The woman identified as Ashtiani said in the state TV report shown Monday: "I am a sinner."

State TV also aired comments from Ashtiani's son, her lawyer and two Germans who were arrested allegedly while trying to interview Ashtiani's family. Her son and lawyer are also in custody.

The faces of all the three Iranian's were blurred in the report, while the Germans' faces were shown clearly.