Iran Woman Stoned to Death for Pornography

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TEHRAN, Iran, MAY 22, 2001 (Zenit.org).- A 35-year-old woman was stoned to death for acting in pornographic home videos, a newspaper reported.

The daily Entekhab reported that the woman died Sunday in the capital´s Evin prison.

Police said the videos were recorded in the woman´s home in Tehran, then copied and distributed. The woman denied everything until the end of the 8-year-old case, police said.

Recently, reports have been published of the arrest of young men and women for participating in mixed parties, and of the public beatings of individuals accused of sexual relations that violate Islamic law.