Man Digs Himself Out– Escapes Stoning Death in Iran
An Afghani man managed to dig himself out of a ditch before he was stoned to death in Iran last week.
Iranian Rooz Online reported:
Three men were officially stoned in the city of Mashhad in Eastern Iran on Thursday, one of whom survived the ordeal.
An informed source in Mashhad told RoozOnline that three were stoned in the Behesht Zahra cemetery in Mashhad. Mahmud M.G of Afghan nationality succeeded in pulling himself out of the ditch where he had been buried for the stoning and escaped death. The other two dies of wounds inflicted by the stones. Under Islamic punishment, if a person can survive or escape the ordeal, s/he is considered kosher.
In Iran, unlike other Islamic countries, stoning is an official punishment for those who engage in sex with another married person. One of the wrongdoers by the name of Hushang K. had been sentenced for engaging in sex. No detailed reports about the crimes of the other two have been formally announced.