Court considers case of German citizens detained in Iran
The case of two German citizens detained in Iran is being considered in court, Iranian Attorney General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ajay told media during a press conference in Tehran today.
"The arrested citizens will be held in custody until a court decision is made," he said.
The two German citizens entered the country on tourist visas and were later arrested for trying to interview relatives of Sakina Ashtiani without journalistic credentials.
Ashtiani, who is 42 years old, 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 attorney general, the sentence will have more of a priority than the sentence for adultery.