Iranian Family Works to Save Mother From Stoning

The fate of an Iranian mother of two sentenced to be stoned to death at any time hung in the balance today as a last-minute campaign to save her gathered strength and her lawyer said even he did not know what the outcome will be: Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 43, who was convicted of adultery in 2006, is “very frightened and very sad” as she sits in a prison cell in Tabriz and worries about the two children she has not seen in four years, said her lawyer: her son and daughter started the crusade to save her.