Aghdashloo speaks out against stoning

Actress responds to Iranian woman's death sentence

Like the character she played in the film "The Stoning of Soraya M.," Shohreh Aghdashloo is speaking out against the practice of stoning.

There was a world outcry over the death sentence by stoning for an Iranian woman convicted of adultery. A judicial official has said the sentence will not be implemented for now.

Aghdashloo said the woman's two adult children brought international attention to stoning by speaking out against their mother's sentence.

The actress says she hopes stoning will be stopped.

"There's always hope when we all get together, the people of the universe, regardless of our barriers and our colors and our religions and our background and our nationality," she said. "When we get together, we can do something."
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