Ahmadinejad on Roxana Saberi: In Iran, Judiciary is Independent
Mary Richard | April 22, 2009 at 06:25 amby
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George Stephanopoulos of ABC News has travelled to Iran to conduct an exclusive interview with their President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
He 'pressed' him on the Roxana Saberi case.
"I am not a judge, and I do not pass judgment over judicial cases," Ahmadinejad said in an interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos. "In Iran, the judiciary is independent. I have stressed like others she should be accorded her full rights."
"I think Mr. Obama, as a sign of change and also to encourage friendship, should allow laws to be processed fairly and allow the judiciary to carry out its duties," Ahmadinejad said, when asked whether he would release the 31-year-old as a humanitarian good will gesture. "I am sure she is not being mistreated."
See exclusive George Stephanopoulos' ABC News video here.
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