Death sentence against Rushdie still stands: Iran
The announcement was made on the anniversary of the 1989 edict issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.india Updated: Feb 14, 2006 19:40 IST
Iran's fatwa or religious edict condemning British author Salman Rushdie to death over his novel
The Satanic Verses
will remain in force "forever", the official news agency IRNA said on Tuesday.
The announcement was made on the anniversary of the 1989 edict issued by the leader of Iran's Islamic revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
"I inform the proud Muslim people of the world that the author of the Satanic Verses book which is against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran, and all involved in its publication who were aware of its content, are sentenced to death," the ayatollah said in the fatwa.