The Criminal Court of Lorestan Province sentenced a man and a woman to stoning on February 3, 2017. The woman was identified as S.M. (The state-run KashKan website, February 3, 2017)
The verdict was issued for the public dissemination of a video clip showing the illicit relationship between a clergy and a woman in Gerab, Koohdasht.
The private complainant for this case is the S.M.’s husband. The case also involves the dissemination of porn. The complainant has demanded maximum punishment for his wife and the man. The Criminal Court issued the stoning verdict after two sessions.
In light of the secret recording of the clip, it is suspected that security and intelligence agencies in Lorestan were involved in setting up the case.
The stoning sentence is issued while the regime’s former Chief Justice had issued a directive instructing judges to refrain from issuing the inhuman sentence of stoning.