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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—IRAN—SAKINEH MOHAMMADI-ASHTIANI

Senator Barnett, also on behalf of Senator Bernardi, amended general business notice of motion no. 133 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate notes, with concern:

 (a) that Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, currently stands convicted of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning, and that she has also been accused of complicity in the murder of her husband, but the status of this accusation is not clear;

 (b) the case of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani has received worldwide attention and has been a focus for human rights groups such as the International Committee Against Stoning and Iran Solidarity; and

 (c) the case of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani has lacked transparency and due process.

Question put and passed.