ICAS has received reports of the release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and her son Sajjad Ghaderzadeh. If the news is accurate, Mina Ahadi sends the following greetings. However, ICAS is still awaiting confirmation of the report from the Islamic Republic of Iran:
The news of the release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, her son Sajad Ghaderzadeh and the two German journalists is heartwarming for the International Committees against Stoning and Execution and for all those who fought for Sakineh’s freedom.
There are no words to express our joy. The thought that she can embrace her children in the safety of her own home and sleep soundly tonight is wonderful. This is a historical success for humanity. It shows, when millions stand together they can save precious lives and stop the unthinkable.
On behalf of the International Committee against Stoning and Execution I thank each and everyone of you.
Sakineh’s freedom must be the beginning of the end of stoning in Iran and everywhere.
International Committee against Stoning
International Committee against Execution
9 December 2010