Press Release 108: On the report regarding the release of Sakineh and Sajjad »« Role of Religion in Law

Maryam Namazie and Mina Ahadi in Brussels on the Iran Stoning Case

On 8 December 2010, a delegation consisting of Mina Ahadi (International Committee against Stoning), Maryam Namazie (Iran Solidarity), Bruno Malattia (Italian pro bono lawyer who had taken on Sakineh’s case) and Taher Djafarzadeh (Neda Committee Italy) had meetings with the European Parliament President’s chief diplomatic advisor, Alexandre Stutzmann and the human rights advisor in the President’s cabinet, Mr Levente. They had a second meeting with Alexandra Knapton, member of the cabinet of the European Commission’s Vice President and responsible for human rights. They requested at these meetings that an independent delegation of jurists be send to Iran to investigate Sakineh Ashtiani’s case and handed all documents relating to Ms Ashtiani’s case.

On 9 December 2010, Mina Ahadi addressed a meeting in the European Parliament on the Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani case and the situation of women in Iran.

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