Agence France-Presse news agency reports that the Iranian government has arrested two foreigners posing as media representatives. Those arrested are presumably Germans. They were detained after they tried to establish contact with a family sentenced to death for treason to their Iranian husband Sakine Ashtiani.
During the investigation, it was established that the arrested foreigners only pretended to be journalists. What did they really do in Iran, the authorities of this country do not disclose. Before the arrest, the journalists were able to talk with the son of the sentenced woman, Ashtiani Sayad. The names of the arrested Germans are also unknown..
The German Journalists’ Association calls for the release of those arrested. According to some reports, they could have been detained due to their lack of accreditation..
Let us remind you that Sakine Ashtiani is suspected of cheating on her husband, as well as of his murder. So, according to human rights defenders, the woman is innocent of anything, and the authorities received recognition when they used torture against her. She was sentenced to death four years ago. It is noteworthy that the execution of the sentence is carried out through stoning. This decision met with fierce protests from many international human rights organizations..
In conclusion, we add that such actions against Ashtiani caused a strong international response. So, for example, in defense of the Iranian convict, she signed a petition by the wife of French President Carl Bruni.