person in Shirvan
the Fars News Agency from Bojnourd and as stated by the Public Relations
of the North Khorasan Judiciary, the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor
of Shirvan announced that the death sentence for a narcotics trafficker
was carried out in this town.
was arrested and sentenced to death on charges of possessing and carrying
989 grams of crystal”, Reza Rashid said.
was carried out after it was confirmed by the Attorney General and after
his request for amnesty was refused by the Judiciary’s Amnesty Commission”,
he stipulated. (Fars state-run News Agency – July 18, 2010)
three men in Kerman
traffickers were hanged in the Kerman Prison.
the issued sentences by the Revolutionary Court in Kerman, Abbas Y.
was convicted of carrying and possessing 5 kilos and 720 grams of crack
(type of very addictive chemically made narcotics), Rohollah B. was
convicted of carrying and possessing 440 grams of heroin and Mohammad
Naiem Sh. was convicted of selling 275 kilos of opium. They were all
sentenced to death for these charges. (ISNA state-run news agency –
July 19, 2010)
in public in Ahwaz
The death sentence
of a drug trafficker was carried out today in public in Ahwaz.
The death sentence
for A. Sh. a drug trafficker in the Mashali Akhar Asphalt neighborhood
was carried out in the morning.
It has been
some that death sentences are carried out in public in Khuzestan and
this issue has had a great affect in the decrease of the province’s
crime rate. (Asre Iran state-run website, Fars state-run news agency
– July 19, 2010)
man in Ahwaz
The death sentence
of a drug trafficker was carried out in the morning in Karoun Prison
the Khuzestan Public Relations Office of the Judiciary, the death sentence
for S.H who was sentenced to death by the Ahwaz Revolutionary Court
on charges of buying, selling, carrying and possessing 990 grams of
heroin was carried out in Karoun Prison. (Fars state-run news agency
– July 21, 2010)
prisoner probably killed under torture; no news on condition for past
an Intelligence official in the town of Saqez who asked not to be named
and received money for this report, Aziz Mohammad Zadeh, a death row
political prisoner was taken from a solitary cell in the Intelligence
Agency in Saqez to a solitary cell in the Sanandaj Intelligence Agency
while in critical physical health last autumn. Mohammad Zadeh’s family
has had no information about his condition and whereabouts for the last
this report, Mohammad Zadeh was under the most severe torture in Sanandaj
until a few months ago. No one saw or heard from him after this. According
to this Intelligence official, he probably died under torture and that
is why officials claim to have released him.
Mohammad Zadeh was sentenced to death in a Saqez court on charges of
acting against national security and moharebeh (enmity with God). He
is the son of Ali and is 26 years old. He was arrested on October 13,
2009 by security forces in Baneh and was transferred to the Baneh Detention
Center. He was then transferred to a Saqez Prison after 3 moths of abuse
and torture. (Campaign in Defense of Political and Civil Rights Prisoners
– July 19, 2010)
son await execution for relations with Ashraf
Moqadam, his wife Motahareh Bahrami, their son Ahmad Daneshpour and
two of their relatives named Reihaneh Haj Ibrahim Dabagh and Hadi Qaemi
were arrested on December 27, 2009 in their homes and have been sentenced
to death and long prison terms in an unclear and secret legal procedure.
the son of Mohsen Daneshpour said regarding his family’s arrest, “I
was not home that day. A number of agents came to our house and after
conducting a search, arrested them. They announced that my father and
mother were arrested on the streets in last years protest which is not
true because my father and mother have trouble going out because of
their physical condition”.
in April the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced these five people
to death on charges of moharebeh (enmity with God). This family was
trialed with an appointed lawyer in the initial court hearing.
an appointed lawyer”, Meisam says. “But a lawyer who only comes
two minutes before the trial to ask your name and last name and is only
present so that it could be said that you have a lawyer is actually
not a lawyer”.
family, it was as if they did not have a lawyer”, he added.
In light of
the procedure of the arrest, trial and the lack of a lawyer for defending
their case, it seems that Ahmad Daneshpour Moqadam and the other members
of the family do not actually have any charges except the fact that
one of their sons is in Camp Ashraf. This kind of sentence has been
issued to scare dissidents in the past.
is 67 years old and is in poor health. There are concerns for his health
for Mohsen and Ahmad Daneshpour was confirmed in the court of review
while the sentence for Motahareh was reduced to 10 years of prison to
be served in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj. Reihaneh Haj Ibrahim Dabagh
was sentenced to 15 years of prison to be served in Gohardasht Prison
while Hadi Qaemi was sentenced to 15 years of prison to be served in
who is the family’s lawyer said that the case procedures were illegal.
follow ups he was finally able to represent Motahareh, Reihaneh and
the case, I made out a defense bill and sent it for the three open cases
in the 53rd branch of the Court of Review. Unfortunately,
regarding the two cases in the 36th branch of court (the
cases of Mohsen and Ahmad Daneshpour) despite my constant pursuit of
the cases I was not able to represent them. They said again that they
had not received power of attorneys for the Daneshpours. We once again
made out new power of attorneys for them and gave them to the 36th
branch to at least be able to review their cases”, Sharifi said.
But they were
still not given access to their files and were not able to represent
pursuits of this case, the court of review said that the initial sentence
had been upheld without us being able to review their files and defend
them and told us that our requests to represent them were now irrelevant”.
Therefore despite all our efforts, we were not able to do anything.
Despite our constant visits to the prison and court, they did not allow
us access to the Daneshpours’ files and only informed us that the
sentence had been upheld”.
“We are still
following the case to see if we can work on it from another angle, but
until now, there is absolutely no hope”…
is that my father is innocent. My brother and my whole family are innocent.
We have faith in God and hope that they are released”, Meisam said.
(Committee of Human Rights Reporters – July 19, 2010)
prisoner on death row for fabricated drug charges
According to reports, prisoner Loqman Abdollah Zadeh Moqadam awaits
execution on the false charge of possessing narcotics.
32, was arrested six months ago after agents raided his home and was
taken to the Sanandaj Police Station on charges of possessing drugs.
According to his family he was under physical and mental torture to
make false confessions. His case was then transferred to the first branch
of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court where he was tried and sentenced
to death. He did not have a lawyer during the trial.
his family, the charges made against him are false and were planned
from before to execute him. Abdollah Zadeh was arrested before this
for killing intelligence agents but was released after proven innocent.
His new arrest is related to this charge. The drug related charge has
been made to justify the death sentence. He is currently awaiting execution
in Sanandaj Prison.
His wife Ameneh
Manaf Zadeh, 45, was arrested in their home a short time after his arrest
on charges of political activities against the regime and was transferred
to a solitary cell in the Orumieh Intelligence Detention Center. After
a few months she was transferred to a solitary cell in the Orumieh female
cellblock and she is currently kept in an undetermined state in this
prison. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – July 23, 2010)
treatment and cruel punishments
flogging, torture and humiliation
prisoner in poor health in Gohardasht Prison
reports, political prisoner and journalist Massoud Bastani is in poor
health in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj.
He is suffering
from ailments of the mouth and teeth and is not able to tolerate these
problems. According to his family, he is deprived a prisoner’s most
minimum rights and authorities refuse to grant him a leave.
has been detained for a year without a leave and was transferred to
Gohardasht Prison in February. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – July
row political prisoner in critical condition denied treatment
Rashid Akh Kandi, a death row political prisoner is under special security
conditions in prison and is denied medical treatment and visits with
He was sentenced
to death on charges of moharebeh (enmity with God) and is denied visits
with his family. Despite his various ailments, Saqez Prison authorities
prevent him from receiving medical treatment.
Kandi is suffering
from pain in his eyes and kidney infection and has so far not received
any kind of medication for his condition. (Human Rights Activists in
Iran – July 19, 2010)
Prison officials suppress rightful protests of political prisoners
in cellblock 4 in Gohardasht Prison protested after elderly prisoners
and political prisoners in this cellblock were kept outdoors and in
the sun under the excuse of a headcount and prisoners were banned from
making calls to outside prison.
threatened that they would go on a hunger strike if these pressures
were met with severe reaction from prison officials and led to clashes
among prisoners and prison guards. Two interrogators named Mahdavi and
Moqiseh who are experienced and well-known torturers in this prison
personally attacked prisoners with batons. (Student Committee in Defense
of Political Prisoners – July 20, 2010)
cleric in critical condition
health of Ayatollah Hossein Kazemini Borujerdi is very poor and he is
enduring severe hardships in Evin Prison.
In light of
his serious eye and leg problems, prison officials prevent him from
receiving medical attention.
his family, he is near blindness and cannot keep his balance. His legs
are also near paralysis.
is a dissident cleric who was arrested in 2006 and was sentenced to
11 years of prison and the confiscation of his property. (Human Rights
Activists in Iran – July 21, 2010)
prisoner suffering from numerous illnesses denied treatment
reports, the physical condition of political prisoner Ali Moezi, 57,
is deteriorating but he is deprived of serious treatment.
On July 19
after he went to the Gohardasht Prison infirmary, he was denied a visit
with the general practitioner under the excuse that the specialist doctor
was away on vacation and despite his severe pain and Hematuria, Shabani,
a prison guard, forcefully returned him to his cell. This is while because
of the crowdedness of the prison, prisoners have to wait up to 3 months
to be visited in the infirmary.
Moezi has a
history of kidney diseases such as nephritis, kidney stones and kidney
cysts and small intestine diseases and varicose veins which are all
symptoms of his time in prison in the 80’s. He has received numerous
surgeries for his conditions.
Ali Moezi suffered
a severe kidney infection last July but was prevented from being hospitalized
in the Labafi Nejad Hospital in Tehran. He was taken back to prison
in that condition.
prisoner has been denied in person visits and getting possessions from
his family for a year now.
Moezi was arrested
on November 11, 2008 by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence under
the command of Reza Arefian who is a head interrogator at the Intelligence
agency and was transferred to a solitary cell in Gohardasht Prison.
He was detained in the Sepah cellblock in this prison for seven months
and Mohebi, another interrogator had the responsibility of interrogating
and mentally and physically torturing him. Moezi is currently in cellblock
4 in this prison.
prisoner was arrested in the 80’s and was detained in the Ghezel Hesar
Prison from 1981 to 1984. He suffered many injuries as a result of the
physical and mental torture and still suffers from the aftermath. (Human
Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – July 21, 2010)
the hands of 5 people in Hamedan
the prosecutor of Hamedan said that crimes are divided into two groups
which include personal crimes and crimes related to God.
is a crime that has two aspects and is in both groups and if the criminal
is granted amnesty by the complainant, in the end he/she will be convicted
because the aspect as related to God still exists”, he said.
robbers, whose sentences were carried out in the Hamedan Prison, were
all above 25 years old”…
“When a hand
gets used to stealing and causes harassment for the people, it has to
be cut short”, he added…
He said regarding
not carrying out the sentence in public, “The global arrogance (the
west) misuses the implementation of these sentence and claims that Iran
violates human rights”. (ILNA state-run news agency – July 22, 2010)
in poor physical health in Evin Prison
The physical health of Hossein Ronaqi Maleki who is detained in
a solitary cell in cellblock 1A in Evin Prison is very poor but prison
officials refuse to give him medical treatment.
and human rights activist is suffering from heart and kidney problems.
Despite this, prison officials and interrogators refuse to allow him
to receive medical attention and are oblivious to his physical health.
He has been
under torture and physical and mental pressure in the months of his
detention and this has led to numerous physical problems for him…
Maleki was arrested in the home of his brother, Hassan Ronaqi Maleki,
on December 13, 2009. His brother, who did not have any previous political
activities, was under severe physical torture for one month to force
him to give false confessions. He was severely injured in the neck as
a result of the torture. (Committee of Human Rights Reporters – July
Prison guards attack and beat political prisoners
According to reports,
political prisoners in cellblock 4 in Gohardasht Prison were violently
July 22, the head of cellblock 4, Mahmoud Moghnian and his prison gangs
attacked and violently beat political prisoners in this cellblock.
At about 10:30
am political prisoner Khaled Hardani who was in cell number 15 was attacked
by a dangerous prisoner. After this attack, he was summoned and reprimanded
and insulted by Moghnian. When Mr. Hardani protests his actions, Moghnian
attacked and beat him with a baton. Hardani was then transferred to
measure, Moghnian ordered his prison gang who follow his orders in the
cellblock in dealing drugs and suppressing prisoners, to attack political
Hood Yazerlu was violently attacked by this gang. Hood lost a portion
of his eyesight as a result of strikes to his head and he also sustained
abrasions on his body.
ordered Hood Yazerlu to be transferred to the cell where the prison
gang was detained. With this transfer he intends to subject this young
political prisoner to serious danger. Other political prisoners protested
played a part in the killing of political prisoners in the 80’s especially
in 1988 in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj and personally executed a large
number of political prisoners. He also plays a part in attacking political
prisoners and in these attacks, Amir Heshmat Saran, who was killed under
torture, Behrouz Javid Tehrani, Afshin Baimani and other prisoners were
on political prisoners is decided by the offices of Khamenei because
of its international sensitivity, is planned by the intelligence Agency
and carried out in prison by Ali Haj Kazem and Ali Mohammadi, the head
and assistant head of the prison, Kermani and Faraji, the head and assistant
head of the Prison Intelligence Department and the head of the cellblock.
(Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – July 22, 2010)
who are also master’s degree students at the Beheshti University in
Tehran are in detention.
Kazem Qadiri and Ali Tahami who are also master’s degree students
studying general law, international marketing and international law
were detained from more than 20 days ago by security institutions.
have not had any visits with their families and their charges have not
been officially announced. (Advar News – July 18, 2010)
two Kurds in Mahabad for political activities
In the past
few days, two Kurd citizens from Mahabad by the names of Kambiz Ibrahim
Zadeh and Nader Darvishi were arrested by security forces in this city.
arrested on July 13 and was transferred to the Mahabad Prison yesterday
while Ibrahim Zadeh was detained in a detention center for some time
before recently being transferred to the Mahabad Central Prison.
have not announced the reason behind these arrests but according to
reports, they have been charged with cooperating with the opposition.
(Mukarian News Agency – July 19, 2010)
writer for criticizing religion
Nikuyi, a writer and translator was arrested on Sunday by plainclothes
agents in Tehran and was taken to an unknown location.
had been fired from his job in the past for his debate with religious
One of his
friends said that this illegal arrest was because of the recent publication
of an article in websites in which he had criticized some religious
was fired from work and was later jailed for his opposition to Shiite
Islam. He was later released after signing a written pledge. (Human
Rights Activists in Iran – July 21, 2010)
prisoner thrown in solitary for practicing martial arts
a political prisoner in cellblock 350 was transferred to a solitary
reports, he was thrown in solitary for practicing and teaching other
prisoners martial arts in the prison yard.
by prison authorities is a violation of Prison Organization laws. (Human
Rights Activists in Iran – July 18, 2010)
prisoner goes on hunger strike in protest to inhumane prison conditions
According to reports, political prisoner Reza Jushan announced in a
letter sent to us that he was forced to go on a hunger strike as of
July 21 because of the intolerable and inhume conditions in Gohardasht
Prison in Karaj.
This 25 year
old prisoner was arrested on December 1, 2009 after agents of the Intelligence
Agency raided his home. He was taken to a solitary cell in the Sepah
cellblock and after two months was taken to cellblock 4. Intelligence
Agents once again raided the home of this family on December 7 and arrested
his mother, Zahra Asadpour Gorji. She was also taken to the Sepah Cellblock
and after weeks of interrogations and physical and mental torture, was
transferred to Gohardasht Prison’s female cellblock. Gorji and her
daughter Fatemeh Jushan were arrested before this for visiting their
family members in Camp Ashraf in Iraq and were detained for 16 months
in Gohardasht Prison. They were released after serving their prison
term. Gorji and her son were sentenced to one year of prison to be served
in Zanjan Prison and four years of exile in the Qeilar Village in Zanjan.
The below letter
was written by Reza Jushan to Gerami, Gohardasht Prison’s manager
and has been sent for us as well:
in this way that I, Reza Jushan, son of Mohammad Salam, have been banned
from having visits and making telephone calls in my detainment in cellblock
17 since April 10, 2010.
I have gone
on a hunger strike for the below reasons:
My future state
has not been determined and I have not been transferred to the public
I am banned
from making calls and visiting my mother Mrs. Zahra Asadpour Gorji,
son of Habibollah, who is currently in the female cellblock in Gohardasht
the right to call or see my family outside of prison.
All of these
three stated issues are the minimum rights of a citizen and prisoner.
I have not
received any answers to my previous letters I wrote to you.
announce in complete physical and mental health that as of now I will
go on a hunger strike for an unlimited amount of time.
It is obvious
that until all the above mentioned issues are seen to I will not break
my hunger strike.
Reza Jushan (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – July 22,
doctor sentenced to 3 years of prison and a 3 year ban on practicing
reports, Dr. Ali Asghar Jamali was sentenced to 3 years of prison by
the 2nd branch of the Qazvin Revolutionary Court.
He was charged
with ‘insulting the leader and spreading propaganda against the government’.
He was also banned from practicing medicine in his private clinic. This
sentence can be appealed within 20 days.
was arrested last July and after two months of detention in the Qazvin
Intelligence Detention Center was temporarily released on a 160 million
toman (about 160,000 dollar) bail. (Committee of Human Rights Reporters
– July 20, 2010)
prisoners sentenced to 6 years of prison
Arsalan Abadi, a constructional engineering student at Qazvin University
who was sentenced to 9 and a half years of prison by the 15th
branch of the Revolutionary Court, was sentenced to six years of prison
in a court of review. The six year prison sentence was issued by the
54th branch of the Revolutionary Court.
was arrested on Ashura (Dec. 27, 2010) and is currently in cellblock
350 in Evin Prison.
Abdi has been
jailed for 210 days and according to reports, his sister and fiancé
were detained for 30 days to put pressure on him. (Committee of Human
Rights Reporters – July 21, 2010)
freedom and rights abused
tried twice on one charge
The sixth branch
of the Revolutionary Court in Karaj once again charged Mansour Osalu,
the head of the Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company,
with spreading propaganda against the government.
This is while
Osalu was tried on these charges and sentenced to prison before this.
He was arrested in July 2007 and was sentenced to five years of prison
on charges of acting against national security and spreading propaganda
against the government. (Human Rights Activist in Iran – July 18,
bazaar merchants in sham trial
July 14, Javad Lari and Mohsen Dokmeh Chi, two well known Tehran Bazaar
merchants who have been jailed in Evin Prison in an undetermined condition
for months were taken to the 15th branch of the Revolutionary
Court and tried by Salavati, the head of the court. Salavati treated
them inhumanely and violently during the trial much like interrogators
of the Intelligence Agency.
is 51 years old and married. After close to a year of being kept in
an undetermined condition in Evin Prison he was trialed on Wednesday
in the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court.
him based on charges made by the Intelligence Agency such as moharebeh
(enmity with God), acting against national security, spreading propaganda
against the government, managing trips (family trips in holidays to
various Iranian cities), forming an organization, giving financial support
to the PMOI and other charges. The judge did not allow the Lari and
Dokmeh Chi families to attend the trial.
Chi, 50, is a well know and popular Tehran Bazaar merchant who has also
been kept in an undetermined state in Evin Prison. He was also tried
by Salavati in the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court.
Dokmeh Chi was charged with giving financial support to families of
political prisoners and the presence of his daughter in Camp Ashraf
Lari and Dokmeh
Chi were detained for several months in solitary cells in cellblock
209 in Evin Prison under mental and physical torture by intelligence
agency interrogators to make false confession against themselves and
give interviews on state television. They were then transferred to cellblock
350 in this prison and are still kept under inhumane conditions with
other political prisoners.
Bazaar merchant who has been detained since December is Mohammad Banazadeh
Amir Khizi. He is kept under inhumane conditions and an undetermined
Dokmeh Chi and Lari were political prisoners in the 80’s and have
served years in prison where they were violently tortured. (Human Rights
and Democracy Activists in Iran – July 20, 2010)
summoned to Tehran University Disciplinary Committee, three students
expelled for peaceful protests
A large number
of Tehran University students have been summoned to the Disciplinary
Committee from the beginning of Tir (Persian month from June 22 –
the half closed state of universities, exact numbers of the summonses
are not available but a student said that more than 50 students have
been summoned after protests on May 1, June 12 and June 14.
students have so far been expelled from this university according to
initial sentences issued by the Disciplinary Committee. Students have
also been told that films and pictures were taken (showing their participation
in protests). (Daneshju News – July 21, 2010)
more pressure on labor activists
Iran has increased
pressure against labor activists and is carrying out security measures
against them to the extent that in the past two months several members
of the Central Council of the Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs
Bus Company and other labor activists including Mr. Saied Torabian and
Reza Shahabi were arrested. There is no news on the condition of Saied
Torabian and in light of his heart condition and the fact that he has
not contacted his family since his arrest, there are growing concerns
for his physical health…
of the Bus Union named Davoud Nourozi, Ata Babakhani, Amir Takhiri who
have received authorizations to go back to work from judicial sources
and other commissions have been banned from going to work by the managing
board of the Vahed Company which acts as if it is above the law.
of the Bus Union by the names of Abdollah Hosseini and Seyed Reza Neimati
Pour were once again expelled from work.
are mounting while the government claims that it is obligated to respecting
the rights of laborers according to international treaties in the ILO.
The latest reports from the yearly session of the ILO say that (Iran)
made a promise to release Mansour Osalu and Ibrahim Maddadi but this
was not only not carried out but new charges have been issued against
Mr. Osalu and there is mounting pressure on his family. Recently Reza
Shahabi’s wife was summoned to the Intelligence Agency over the phone.
In the five
years that the Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company
re-established itself, its members and their families have been under
severe pressure and have been faced with widespread arrests, numerous
threats, expulsion from work and being deprived of social and medical
With all these
pressures and the security like atmosphere of labor activism, the Union
of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company still continues its
defense of labor rights and will not halt any of its efforts for the
defense of labor interests. We request more help and support from all
civil and human rights institutions and organization and labor unions
especially the ITF. (Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus
Company – July 19, 2010)
of religious and ethnic minorities
violence in the Zahedan Bazaar
A number of
plain clothes agents attacked the shops of Baluch residents last night
and set them on fire after vandalizing them.
reports, after explosions in the Jame Mosque in Zahedan on RGC Day,
a number of the elements of plainclothes agents who according to eye
witnesses were young Shiites attacked the businesses of Baluch residents.
continued until this morning and the Salman Bazaar and Rooz Bazaar which
is run by mostly Baluch Sunnis were attacked. (Human Rights Activists
in Iran – July 18, 2010)
man arrested in Sari
Qavamoddin Sabetian, a Baha’i man in Sari was arrested today by agents
of the Intelligence Agency in his home.
on June 9, 2010, his home was searched by intelligence agents who first
introduced themselves as employees of the Estates Department, and his
Baha’i books, CDs, pictures and personal belonging including his computer
In light of
the recent actions against activists fighting for the right to education
of (Baha’is) in Sari, it seems that the arrest of Sabetian is because
of his cooperation in the activities of those who have been banned from
education. (Committee of Human Rights Reporters – July 18, 2010)
forces attack innocent Baluch residents after mosque explosion
One week after
the Zahedan explosions, sources report the atmosphere in Baluchistan
as volatile with clashes in this town. According to informed sources
in Baluchistan, after the explosion plainclothes agents with knives
and batons attack Baluch residents on streets and alleys.
said that a number of these residents were injured in the past few days.
100 people were taken to hospital for their injuries and hospitals have
problems in providing the necessary blood (for their patients)”, the
have been carried out in most towns in Baluchistan especially Zahedan
and a large number of forces have been deployed to the region from other
towns. A large number of plainclothes agents are among these forces.
said that plainclothes agents show no mercy and freely go about in town
beating whoever they deem suspicious without any excuse.
agents attacked my car damaged it. They have no mercy as if all the
people of Baluchistan are murderers”, he said.
reports that some of those who were stabbed by plainclothes agents have
passed away”, he added. (Rooz Website – July 21, 2010)
female prisoner in poor physical health in Mashhad Prison
condition of Rozita Vaseqi, jailed Baha’i resident in the Vakil Abad
Prison in Mashhad has been reported as critical according to a recent
visit with her family.
She has been in solitary for the last 125 days and in this time has
become thin and weak which has led to a low blood pressure and severe
pain in the soles of her feet and hands.
She has trouble
moving her hands and feet and suffers from severe pain. This is while
Intelligence authorities have said regarding her condition that Vaseqi
is not willing to cooperate and until she does, her condition will not
family were asked to pay a 50 million toman (about 50,000 dollar) bail
on June 27 for her release but no measures have been taken for her release
and officials seeing to her case do not give her family clear answers.
(Human Rights Activists in Iran – July 21, 2010)
Government forces confiscate
satellite equipment from homes in Kermanshah
to 2 years of prison for peaceful protest
was sentenced to two years of prison in a court which only lasted 20
minutes headed by Judge Moqhiseh.
branch of the Revolutionary Court sentenced Tavasoli to two years
of prison on charges of participating in the June 15, 2009 and Ashura
(December 27, 2009) marches in Tehran citing article 610 of the Penal
Code and observing article 46 of the Penal Code. The court stipulated
that she did not participate in the ‘seditions’ and gave an interview
with Radio Farda and BBC as an eye witness to the death of a citizen
who was run over by a State Security Forces automobile.
man was Shahram Faraji Zadeh who died after a SSF car intentionally
went over his body in Valiasr Square.
Leila Tavasoli was
arrested in the middle of the night on Ashura (Dec. 27, 2009) by agents
of the intelligence agency in her father’s home. He father is an engineer
and the head of the offices of the Iran Freedom Movement. After two
months of detention in cellblock 209 in Evin Prison she was released
on bail on February 23.
Dr. Sara Tavasoli was also arrested on January 3 and after 50 days of
detention in cellblock 209, was sentenced to 6 years of prison and 74
lashes by the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court and
the case is currently being reviewed by a court of appeals.