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Sarah Shourd talks to Amnesty International in London

Sarah Shourd talks to Amnesty International

London, June 2011

"Shane and Josh are in extreme isolation..."

On Sarah Shourd's recent media tour to London, coordinated by Safe World, Sarah was invited to the Head Office of Amnesty International Secretariat, to talk to Amnesty's Iran specialist, Drewery Dyke.

"Shane and Josh are in extreme isolation…

They are very cramped and the light is constantly turned on…

They have never met privately with their lawyer.

There was one particular incident when Shane was badly beaten – he was trying to help Josh…

Shane kept saying ‘where’s Josh?’ and the guard would throw him against the wall.. until the back of his head was sore and bloody.

They’ve been there for nearly two years and they still haven’t been convicted of anything.

When I met with President Ahmadinejad (in September) he promised to pass on to the judiciary his recommendation for expediency and leniency."

SOURCE:

Amnesty International - Human Rights Now - Middle East & North Africa, Prisoners and People at Risk