U.S. continues to urge the Iranian government to release all political prisoners.
Reports of human rights abuses continue to stream from Iran.
Human rights monitors have expressed alarm over the arrest and detention of the wife and brother-in-law of Iranian human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei. He is the attorney who helped publicize the case of Sakineh Mohammad Ashtiani, the 43 year old Azeri-Iranian mother of 2 who was sentenced to death by stoning after being charged with adultery. Following an international outcry, Iranian authorities put her execution on hold.