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Iran confirms suspension of stoning death sentence

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Iran confirms suspension of stoning death sentence

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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has won a stay of execution.

The Iranian government has confirmed the suspension of her sentence of death by stoning, a verdict that had provoked outrage around the world.

Authorities say the verdict is now being reviewed.

The case of Ashtiani, convicted of adultery, has further strained relations between Iran and the West.