Sakineh Ashtiani's son Sajjad calls Washington DC protest direct from Iran





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Uploaded on Aug 28, 2010

On the occasion of the 100 Cities Around the World against Stoning protests, 22-year old Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, the son of Sakineh Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, made a direct call to Mina Ahadi and addressed the crowd at the demonstration. He thanked the world for their support, said that the Islamic Republic regime was telling lies about his mother's guilt, and had ransacked her lawyer's offices and stole documents relevant to her case. It should be recognized that reaching out to the world like this and speaking against the regime puts Sajjad at grave risk for retribution by the regime.

The English translation of Sajjad's message is as follows:

"Greetings to everyone who participated in my mom's demonstration and those who have signs in their hands. I want to say that I love you very much and I am thankful for your kindness and attention.

The news that sometime ago was put out by the Human Rights Office of the Judiciary is an absolute lie, and we have noticed that my mom's file has now been lost. The Islamic Republic has altered the file and they have entered Houtan Kian's place (my mom's lawyer) and all of the documents have been taken away, even his laptop and other belongings. And then they went to my mom and by beating her, forced her to say certain things.

We want from the whole world to help us in this ordeal. All of those people who are supporting us in Iran, such as Houtan Kian, they are in danger.

And once again, we thank everybody."

Video and translation provided by PR for Personal Rights.
Video disseminated by http://missionfreeiran.org

For the Campaign to Save Sakineh Ashtiani: International Committee against Execution, International Committee against Stoning, Mission Free Iran and Iran Solidarity


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