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Stoning has been dropped from Iranian penal code, spokesman

Tehran, Jan 11, IRNA -- Stoning has been dropped from the penal code for a long time, the Judiciary spokesman Jamal Karimirad said on Tuesday.

Karimirad said that propaganda campaign had been launched accusing Iran of stoning certain individual.

"Even senior officials of different states have voiced concern over stoning certain individual, whereas, international observers can see her alive in Iran," Karimirad said.

"We do not have stoning in our penal code for a long time," he said.

Asked whether the Judiciary respects the law that the students involved in demonstrations should be dealt by the Campus Disciplinary Committee, Karimirad said that the Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi believes that charges against the students over unrest in the universities falls within the jurisdiction of the disciplinary committees.

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