ICAS and ICAE has received news that at least two of the four people arrested last Sunday in Tabriz, Iran are due to appear in court tomorrow, Tuesday 19 October 2010. Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, the 22 year-old son of Sakineh Ashtiani and her lawyer Houtan Kian were with two German journalists when the Islamic regime’s forces raided the house and arrested all four of them last Sunday. The arrests have not been confirmed officially and we have no information on the wellbeing of the four men. They are being held in a secret prison unit in Tabriz and have been interrogated over the last week. According to our information they have been interrogated about their contact with foreign media and it is particularly Sajjad Ghaderzadeh who has been put under extensive pressure.
We demand the immediate release of Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, Houtan Kian and the two German journalists as well as Sakineh Ashtiani.
International Committee against Stoning
International Committee against Execution
18 October 2010
International Committee Against Stoning (http://stopstonningnow.com)
International Committee Against Execution (http://notonemoreexecution.org)
Spokesperson: Mina Ahadi firstname.lastname@example.org 0049 1775692413
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