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The lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran said on Sunday that he has applied for asylum in Norway,
The 31-year-old said he fled to Turkey last week after learning Iranian officials intended to arrest him.
Mostafaei maintained a blog that sparked a worldwide campaign to free his client, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, who was convicted of adultery. In July, Iranian authorities said they would not carry out the stoning sentence for the time being, but the mother of two could still face execution by hanging for her conviction of adultery and other offenses.
Mostafaei — an outspoken lawyer who also has defended many juvenile offenders and political prisoners
An Islamic court convicted Hamidi of sodomy, although the victim admitted last month that he fabricated the claims because he was pressured by his family. In addition, the court did not present any evidence to substantiate the accusations against Hamidi, and his lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, was absent from the hearing after being forced to flee due to his involvement in Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani's trial, who been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.
Iran: Man accused of homosexuality to be executed
So PC be damned and here's what I think (I've been of the same opinion for a number of years, beginning before political correctness was foisted on the world like a mammoth,
What was once a morally correct ideology as become a means of controlling the masses.
Think about it.
they attempt to intimidate others into compliance
Originally posted by LadySkadi
So, he's safe and well in Norway and his wife is in Iran (with their daughter) facing trial.