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I'm writing you from Rome, where I just read the following news on La Repubblica web site:  "Sakineh finally free, Son and Lawyer also Out."  I checked CNN and NYT, but did not see the news.

Quick translation from the Repubblica story:

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been saved and has already returned home to Tabriz in northwest Iran where she lives and where she now is with her son.  The woman sentenced to lapidation for adultery, her son Sajjad Qaderzadeh and her lawyer Javid Hutan Kian 'were freed yesterday,' according to various sources within the International Committee against lapidation.  'We haven't spoken to her yet,' said Mina Ahadi, president of the comittee. On Iranian state television, however, the news of Sakineh's return home is continuous.  The two German journalists arrested on October 10 while they were interviewing Sajjad and his lawyer were freed together with Sakineh, her son and her lawyer.  The two had been accused of spying.

I'll be looking for more news from English sources.  I just wanted to get this up, as it is a breaking story.

Originally posted to SneakySnu on Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 12:18 PM PST.

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