Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Norway blasts stoning in IranNorway's Foreign Ministry called in the Iranian ambassador on Tuesday, to strongly protest Iran's execution by stoning of a man convicted of adultery.

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre called the stoning "inhumane and barbaric."
Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre met Iran's foreign minister in Oslo just this past spring.
PHOTO: Cornelius Poppe / SCANPIX
Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said he was "deeply upset" by what he called an "inhumane and barbaric method of punishment."
Støre, who's supposed to be on summer holiday, said he was deeply worried that the executed man's female companion Mokarrameh Ebrahimi will suffer the same fate. Støre vowed to work with other countries to pressure Iran into blocking her stoning.