When asked if he would intervene in the cases of two Iranian journalists who have been sentenced to death, according to Reporters Without Borders, Ahmadinejad pleaded ignorance and accused the group of misinformation. “The news is fundamentally wrong. This is incorrect. This is not correct at all about Iran, what’s happening,” he said. When given the names of the journalists, Abdolvahed “Hiva” Botimar and Adnan Hassanpour, he didn’t budge. “I don’t know people by that name,” he said.