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.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Ahmadinejad was asked about sentence of death, Adnan Hassanpour & Hiva Botimar-This is incorrect- USATODAY.com
Ahmadinejad was asked about two journalists who have been sentenced to death in Iran. "This is incorrect," he says.
Is it? Reporters Without Borders says a revolutionary tribunal sentenced Adnan Hassanpour and Abdolvahed “Hiva” Botimar to death "for spying, 'subversive activities against national security' and 'separatist propaganda.'” Read the group's report here.
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