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The Curmudgeon on Sticks and Stones (Again)

Opinion, By Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO - On the eve of his visit to Iran, President Lula has publicly requested President Ahmadinejad to allow a 43-year old Iranian woman convicted on two counts of adultery to seek asylum in Brazil, rather than being stoned to death, as called for by her sentence.

The good news is that the official response said her sentence is under review, and she may not be stoned to death, since a draft Islamic penal code being . . .

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