Human Rights Violations Report | Part 1: Week of September 27, 2010September 30, 2010
Prominent attorney, Dr. Seifzadeh, has been charged with founding the Defenders of Human Rights Center. The Center is headed by Shirin Ebadi and was illegally shut down by judicial authorities and its activities. During the last year, pressure has intensified on members of the committee such as Dr. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah and Dr. Fatah Soltani.
Leva Khanjani, an education-deprived resident of the Baha’i faith who has been in detention since January 3rd has been sentenced to 2 years in prison. She is the granddaughter of Jamaleddin Khanjani, one of the 7 Baha’i leaders who had been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment.
Isa Saharkhiz, journalist and member of the Central Council for the Defense of Freedom of Press, was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment, banned from political activities and media for 5 years, and banned from leaving the country for 1 year. During his detention, he has been under severe pressure and has been the victim of beatings, a broken rib cage, and partial paralysis.
Isa’s son, Mehdi Saharkhiz, on twitter: @onlymehdi
Hossein Derakhshan was sentenced to 19.5 years in prison and a 5 year ban from membership in any political group or party and all media activity. He has also been ordered to pay back earned revenue of €30,750, $2,900 and 200 British pounds.
Ashura detainee, Maryam Akbari-Monfared, 32 years old, was transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison to serve her prison sentence in exile. She was detained because her sisters are in Camp Ashraf and authorities are holding her hostage as a result. Judge Moghiseh told Maryam that they should have executed her along with her siblings in the 60’s. 3 of her brothers and 1 of her sisters were executed in the 60s. Maryam has a 3 year old child and was a teenager in the 60’s.
Baha’i citizen Rozita Vaseghi who had endured 6 months of solitary confinement, has now joined the other 3 detainees, Nahid Ghanbari, Nasrin Ghadiri, and Sima Rajabian in Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad. Authorities have intensified pressure on the women by limiting the number of prison visits and telephone calls; even their outdoor recreation has been reduced and has even been completely eliminated on some days.
Tehran Court of Appeals has upheld the 4 year prison sentence and $100 fine for insulting the president for of Ali Malihi issued by Judge Moghiseh. Malihi is the head of Avar-e-Tahkim (Office for Consolidating Unity) and the Public Relations Office and has been detained since February 9th, 2010.
Weekly Report by Roya Irani for Persian2English
*This report is being compiled each week in honor of all the university students, mothers, fathers, and human rights activists in Iran being unjustly detained, tortured, raped and killed by their government. Don’t be afraid, we are all together.
**Special thank you this week to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the State Department for their public condemnation against the Iranian government for their mass human rights violations against the Iranian people. Thank you so much on behalf of human rights activists around the world! Read full story: LA Times Names of the sanctioned Regime Officials: State Dept
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