Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just another day in Iran.
TEHRAN — Two men convicted of adultery were stoned to death in northeastern Iran last month, but a third convicted man managed to escape, judiciary spokesman Ali Reza Jamshidi said. The stoning took place in the city of Mashhad in late December, he said. Typically in such cases, a man is buried up to his waist, while a woman is buried up to her neck. Those carrying out the verdict then throw stones until the person dies. If the person manages to escape from the hole, he or she will remain free under Islamic law. "Given that the third person managed to pull himself out of the hole, the verdict was not carried out," Jamshidi said.

1 comment:

JRandallC said...

I think you can add this one to your list of "Why Men Are Just Happier People." Buried up to my waist or up to my neck? Waist, please!