Statement by the Press Secretary on the Case of Ms. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Case of Ms. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

We condemn in the strongest terms the Government of Iran’s apparent plans to move forward in executing Ms. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.  The lack of transparency and due process in Ms. Ashtiani’s case, and the subsequent actions taken against her lawyer and family, are unacceptable.  Her case demonstrates the Government of Iran’s fundamental disregard for human rights, including those of women.  We call on the Government of Iran to stop this execution, and provide Ms. Ashtiani with the due process and fair treatment she deserves.