Iran: Relatives of defence lawyer in stoning case arrested

The wife and brother-in-law of the lawyer who defended Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the mother of two who was sentenced to death by stoning for alleged adultery, have been arrested. The lawyer, Mohammed Mostafaei, who is also a human rights activist, drew international attention to the case, which eventually forced the Iranian authorites to overturn the ruling.  On Saturday his office was searched and he was arrested but later released.