Germany makes every effort to free two German citizens detained in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 23 / Trend T. Konyayeva /Germany is making every effort to free two German citizens detained in Iran, the German Foreign Ministry said today.
"We are making every effort to free our citizens and we will not stop our efforts," an official representative of the German Foreign Ministry told Trend over phone from Berlin.
Two German citizens, who entered Iran on tourist visas, were arrested for trying to interview Sakina Ashtiani's son without journalistic credentials. Their names have not been disclosed. Iran has accused them of espionage.
The case is being considered in court, Iranian Attorney General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ajay said today.
According to the representative, the German Embassy in Tehran has met with the Germans twice.
"We are now trying to get the consul regular meetings with them," the representative said.
Ashtiani was convicted of adultery in 2006. According to Iranian law, she will be buried up to her chest. Stones large enough to cause pain, but not immediate death will be hurled at her head.
Ashtiani signed a confession after she was flogged with 99 lashes.
She was sentenced to death by hanging for murder in September. According to the Iranian attorney general, this sentence will have more of a priority than the sentence for adultery.