The Iraqi government says the women will be released. The Americans have said that they won't (but haven't charged them with anything).
Who is supposed to be in charge? What a sham.
I can imagine them knowing that the women are innocent and that two people will be executed if they are not released and not releasing them because it will look like they have given in.
Better that innocent people die and others kept locked up so that the administration can "look tough" eh?