Javid Houtan Kian was released from prison on August 19 after more than three years of imprisonment. Kian was arrested in October 2010 while conducting an interview with German journalists regarding the stoning sentence of his client, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani. Ashtiani had been sentenced to be stoned but following massive international protest,Iran announced that she would not be punished in that way. Ashtiani has already been punished with 99 lashes for having an “illicit relationship,” and later again charged, for the same felony, with adultery, which carries the death sentence in Iran.
Ashtiani’s lawyer released from prison
- Published: 56 days ago on Tuesday, 20 August 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: August 20, 2013 @ 11:49 am
- Filed Under: Human Rights
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