TEHRAN, Iran – Iran warns that a campaign to free two German journalists detained in the case of a woman sentenced to death by stoning may backfire.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the Iranian judiciary is independent and will not be affected by foreign pressure.
He says, "Pressure will have the opposite effect. They had better not politicize the legal issue."
Last week Iran let the journalists meet relatives for the first time since they were arrested nearly three months ago for interviewing the son of the sentenced woman.
Her sentence for adultery has provoked an international outcry.