Focus on Iran: Detainment and conviction

Talk July 21, 2010 7:00 PM

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Iran recently announced that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani would not be put to death by stoning. But the fate of the Iranian woman accused of adultery remains uncertain.

During this discussion we will be looking not at the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, which has provoked an outcry from the international community, but also asking how many cases go unnoticed? And should the international community be doing more?

We will be joined by: Cindy Hickey, the mother of freelance journalist Shane Bauer who has been held without charge in Iran’s Evin prison since July last year, while his girlfriend Sarah Shourd has been locked in solitary confinement; Sina Motallebi, BBC Persian TV head of output and author of one of Iran’s first blogs Rooznegar who was detained for 23 days in solitary confinement as a result of his work; Drewery Dyke, Amnesty International’s Iran researcher and Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned in Iran last year.

Chaired by William Maclean, Thomson Reuters security specialist correspondent