Human Rights Violations Report | Part 1: Week of September 13, 2010September 16, 2010
Brother and sister were sentenced to 1 year in prison.
A brother and sister, Soheil and Sepideh Almasi-Monfared, two Ashura detainees, were sentenced to 1 year in prison by branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court. They are charged with “anti-regime propaganda”. Sepideh is an industrial engineering student and Soheil is pursuing his Masters in management.
Mohammad Reza Razaghi, an attorney and a member of the Legal Committee of Mousavi’s election campaign was summoned to Evin prison to start serving his one year sentence. He was transferred to ward 350.
Dr. Amir Hossein Shiravi, a professor of the School of Engineering at Chamran University and the former head of Jondi-Shapour University in Dezful, was arrested on August 22, 2010 and remains in detention without news of his charges.
Meysam Roudaki began his 3-year term prison sentence on September 11th in the notorious Evin prison. He was arrested August 5, 2009 while trying to gather reports on the gross violations of human rights in Iran to deliver his findings to the UN representative in Tehran.
Reuters: Iran freed U.S. woman, Sarah Shourd, on Tuesday after holding her for more than a year in solitary confinement under suspicion of spying; her two male companions remain in jail.
CHRR: Shiva Nazar Ahari, children’s rights activist and a head member of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, was released today on a $500,000 (USD) bail after enduring 266 days in prison.
Mohammad Ghaznavian, a women’s and children’s rights activist who has a degree in political science was sentenced to 5 years of prison. He was first arrested on 8 February 2010, in Qazvin and released on bail a few months later.
One Kurdish citizen was released on bail on September 9th, while a total of 7 others are still in prison with no information or fate of their conditions after their arrest around August 14th.
CPJ: The National Press Club has announced the recipients of the 2010 John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award, which is given each year to individuals who have contributed to the cause of press freedom and open government. This year, the international recipient is Iranian blogger Kouhyar Goudarzi, who is being held in Tehran’s Evin Prison–notorious for its torture of detainees.
*Weekly Report by Roya Irani for Persian2English
*This report is being compiled each week in honor of all the university students, mothers, fathers, and activists in Iran being unjustly detained, tortured, raped and killed by their government. Don’t be afraid, we are all together.
- Menschenrechtsbericht (Persian2English) | Woche vom 13. September 2010 | Julias Blog
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