A call for an independent board of jurists to visit Iran to examine Ashtiani case

PR No. 110
10 December 2010

On 8 December 2010 a delegation from the International Committees against Stoning and Execution met with European parliament and commission officials to empower an independent board of jurists to examine the court documents pertaining to the Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani case and interview Ms Ashtiani, her son, lawyer and others.

The delegation consisted of Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson of the International Committees against Stoning and Execution; Taher Djafarzadeh, Neda Day Italy Representative; Bruno Malattia, pro bono legal counsel of Ms Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani; and Maryam Namazie, Spokesperson of Iran Solidarity. The four met with Mr. Alexandre Stutzmann, the European Parliament President’s Chief Diplomatic Adviser, Mr. Levente Csaszi, the President’s Adviser responsible for Human Rights, and Alexandra Knapton, responsible inter alia for human rights in the cabinet of European Commission Vice President Catherine Ashton amongst others.

The next day, Mina Ahadi spoke at a GUE/NGL day-long conference entitled “Women’s rights in Europe and the World: The strategies needed to move the women’ rights agenda forward” in the European Parliament on the Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani case and the situation of women in Iran.

The ICAS and ICAE will continue to do all it can to secure the release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, her son, Lawyer and the two journalists.

International Committee against Stoning
International Committee against Execution

For more information, contact:

Mina Ahadi
Tel: +49 (0) 1775692413

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