A teenage girl is to be stoned to death in Iran after being accused of adultery by her elderly husband.
Child bride Azar Baghery was just 15 when she was thrown in prison after she was seen walking with another man.
Her plight has come to light amid an outcry over Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtani, the 43-year-old mother of two who has been sentenced to death by stoning in the Islamic state.
Rallies were held around the world yesterday as thousands of people in 20 cities, including London, turned out to support the campaign to save her and end stoning.
Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Peter Gabriel, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sting and Yoko Ono have also been involved. But the Sunday Mirror can reveal Sakineh is just one of NINE women and girls facing the same barbaric death after being convicted on the flimsiest of evidence.
Azar, now 19, has spent four years in Evin Prison in Tehran after being found guilty of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning. It is the same jail where Sakineh is being held. Like the other women, she faces being buried in the ground up to her breasts while military officials throw stones at her. It is no idle threat – seven women have been killed this way in Iran since 2006.