Iran: Son and lawyer of condemned women ‘tortured’

The son and lawyer of a woman sentenced to death in Iran for adultery and helping kill her husband have been tortured in prison, according to the International Committee Against Stoning (ICAS) and the International Committee Against Executions (ICAE), two associated human rights groups.

Sakineh's son, Sajjah Ghaderzade

According to a statement on the ICAS website, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani‘s son Sajjad Ghaderzade (photo) and lawyer Javid Hutan Kian have been tortured since being arrested earlier this month.

“According to information obtained by the International Committees against stoning and executions, Sajjad, the son of Sakineh and Houtan Kian, her lawyer, are subjected to pressure and severe torture in a prison of Tabriz,” the statement said.

Ghaderzade and Kian were arrested earlier this month. The two German journalists conducting the interview were also detained.

Following international pressure, Iranian authorities suspended the stoning sentence against Ashtiani. But there are fears she could be executed by hanging.

via Iran: Son and lawyer of condemned women ‘tortured’ – Adnkronos Security.

Again, Western MSM haven’t reported this at all.

Background:
Protests all over the world in support of Ms. Ashtiani.
European Parliament: VP wants to organise women in support of Sakineh.
Germany is worried about the two detained journalists.

One comment on “Iran: Son and lawyer of condemned women ‘tortured’

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