September 1, 2010
Figured this deserved its own post because it was something I had not heard before and needs further investigation. Wasn’t included in the English translation of Sajjad’s words.
MISSION FREE IRAN MARIA ROHALY re Ms Ashtiani:
We don’t take them at their word. The Islamic government said she was not going to be stoned, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.
Is Ms Ashtiani being drugged?
Rohaly said Ashtiani’s situation grows more precarious every day. Her son, who called into the Washington protests on Saturday from Iran, has said his mother appeared to be under the influence of a drug when he and his sister visited her about 10 days ago.
ROHALY re the pressure they’ve put on Iran:
It’s very upsetting. With a lot of high-profile execution cases, they will cut off all communication and telephones.
Pressure is growing, and they don’t know what to do. The Iranian people don’t like the government, and they’d get rid of it in a day if they could.
The government needs to execute people to instill fear and to stay in power.
But if they kill Ashtiani, they will have major problems in the international community.