Iran stoning lawyer reunited with family
02-Sep-2010 (16 comments)

Mohammad Mostafaei said he was pleased his wife and 7-year-old daughter were allowed to travel to Norway on tourist visas.

In August, the 31-year-old lawyer fled to Turkey then Norway after learning Iranian officials intended to arrest him. He has said he is seeking asylum in Norway, but still hopes officials in Iran will allow him to return to his practice.

Mostafaei's wife, Fereshteh, said Thursday that she was "really happy" to join her husband in Norway. But she said she was "very worried about the future" and unsure how long the family will stay in Norway.

"We have no plan right now," she said.

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by yolanda on

Yes, this video should go to the front page of IC.."Iranian of the Day" section.....I watched this video 4 times should go to the prime spot of IC. Hopefully there are a lot of tears of joy and no more tears of sorrow in Iran and rest of the world! Thank God this family is reunited!

P.S. I e-mailed David's video to JJ already.




good for the family


this should go up on front page of

Maryam Hojjat

Thank you Fred & ET

by Maryam Hojjat on

 For this great news.  Hopefully soon we all are going to celebrate the fall of IRR.


Just beautiful

by Doctor X on

Good for them. What a great family. What more would anyone of us really want but to be with our precious family? Indeed that would be ENOUGH.


Elegantly put. Bravo.

David ET

Thank you for all your hard work. May you and your family and loved ones be blessed for all the good work you are doing.


Thank you gentlemen (Fred and David)

by Mehrban on

I wish them the best. 


I am really happy for this brave family

by Bavafa on

With the hopes that no other family have to go thru the same terror, not in Iran not in Palestine and not in Israel.


David ET

less than 3 weeks ago

by David ET on

when he arrived in Europe worried about his wife in prison and his daughter, I sent him only one message:

آنجا که جاده تمام می شود، مقصد تو را با خود می برد  may this be the beginning of a high road for him and his family.

hamsade ghadimi

thanks fred and david.  it

by hamsade ghadimi on

thanks fred and david.  it was a real tear-jerker.  i wish i can hear the news and see the video of ms. ashtiani (and/or any wrongfully detained iranian) reuniting with her (their) relatives.


What an Incredible Scene at the Airport

by Faramarz on

Thank you Fred for the news and thank you David for posting the clip.

I think that most Iranians can relate to the emotional scene at the Airport.

And yes, Thank You the Vikings of Norway!



by yolanda on

Thank you for posting this great video.........I am hungry for good news.....lately too much bad news something like 2 more people got sentenced for stoning.....secret mass executions in Mashad......mock execution of Ashtiani.......Israel wants to bomb Iran...karoubi's home got vandalized....... more sanctions from different countries.....

    Only one piece of good news is that an Iranian weightlifter won a gold medal at Youth Olympic Games in Singapore....

    The laywer got a beautiful family......everyone is good looking....the wife is beautiful, cheerful, modern, and eloquent.....the daughter is pretty with huge eyes and dimples....hopefully they will never be separated again......

It is hard to imagine that not long ago that IRI threw the lawyer's wifey and brother-in-law into Evin as hostages......

More good news like this please!!!!!!!!!!

This video made my day!

David ET

Thank you Norway

by David ET on

A word of thanks to People and government of Norway for giving this caring family a new home.

Hopefully one day soon, Iranians not only do not be force their best of their homeland but open arms to others who are victims of terrorist regimes such as IR.

Also word of thanks to Amnesty International especially Drewery Dyke , UN and so many others who helped save this family from the monsters of the Islamic military regime in Iran. 

Wishing for the day that all Iranian families live happily in a free, fair , friendly and democratic secular Iran.

فرمان دادم كه همه مردم در پرستش خدای خود آزاد باشند و آنان را نیازارند - کورش کبیر 


tears in my eyes

by rtayebi1 on

Great great news. May we hear happy news like this everyday. I loved it


Indeed a good news

by cyclicforward on

Best wishes to him and the family and welcome all to civilization.



by yolanda on

Thank you for posting the good news......I am thrilled the lawyer has been reunited with his wife and daughter......I will watch the clip after I get home......



by Fred on

Thanks David, thank you very much. I was waiting for this happy reunion and seeing it is far better than reading about it.

BTW, is that Potkin Azarmehr at the end of the clip?

David ET

video clip of reunion

by David ET on