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Iranian woman to be stoned for adultery and murder

TEHRAN, Iran, October 17, 1999 (Reuters) - A court sentenced an Iranian woman to punishment by stoning for adultery and condemned her lover to death for killing her husband, newspapers reported on Sunday.

The court ordered the 33-year old woman, identified only as Masoumeh, stoned for adultery in accordance with thecountry's Islamic laws and gave her a 15-year jail term for complicity in her husband's murder, the Qods daily said.

Her 21-year old lover was condemned to death and to receive100 lashes before execution for extra-marital sexual relations.

Iran has applied strict Islamic penalties since the 1979 Islamic revolution.