Human Rights Violations Report | Part 2: Week of Oct 11, 2010October 18, 2010
Saeed Zeinali was detained on July 9, 1999. He never returned home after being arrested at his father’s house. The authorities claim that they have no information. He has been missing for the past 11 years. His family goes to Evin Prison every week to inquire about their missing son. This week their house was raided by government authorities. Zeinali’s mother and sister were arrested and their computers and personal belongings were confiscated. Family and friends are concerned for his mother and sister.
Secretary of Tehran University and the Tehran School of Medical Sciences Pro-Democracy Student Association Naeim Aghaei was detained on Tuesday after being summoned to the Judicial Unit of the Armed Forces. Former Vice President of the Pro-Democracy Student Association Habib Farahzadi was also detained on October 10th when he had returned to the university after three semesters of suspension.
Majid Dori, a student who has been deprived of continuing his education, has been exiled to the Behbahan Prison in the Province of Khuzestan while his family resides in Karaj. He has been transferred from Ward 350 of Evin Prison to Behbahan Prison. Dori had been sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment in the Izeh Prison.
A trial was held in the 3rd Branch of the Revolutionary Court on Oct 11th in Tabriz for civil rights activist Ebrahim Isameli. Ismaeli has been charged with “propaganda against the regime and espionage for the Republic of Azerbaijan”. He was tortured throughout his detention and his rights to visitation and a lawyer were denied.
In a short phone conversation with his friends, Zia Nabavi has stated that he is only allowed to use the phone twice per week for just 3 minutes. Hossein Nourinejad stated: “Nabavi is held in a prison which lacks drinkable water and enough space.” According to him, Nabavi will not have a bed or proper space for 6 months. Zia Nabavi, who has been deprived of education and was a member of the Education Rights Committee, has been in detention since June 15, 2009. The Appeals court reduced his sentence from 15 years to 10 years in prison and his exile location from Izeh to Karoun Prison.
Hassan Asadi Zaidabadi, the Officer of the Human Rights Committee of Advar Tahkim Vahdat ( Society for Fostering Unity), remains detained in spite of the fact that his case has been sent to Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court and a court date of November 8th has been set. Visiting times of Ward 240 are only once every other week; this has caused grave anguish for his family, especially his wife and parents. Hassan Asadi was arrested on August 22nd by security forces, and on September 12th, was sentenced to five years in prison.
*Note: “Court Held for Azerbaijan Civil Rights Activist Ebrahim Ismaeli” was translated by Roya Irani for P2E.
Weekly Report by Roya Irani for Persian2English
*This report is being compiled each week in honor of all the university students, mothers, fathers, human rights activists, and minorities in Iran being unjustly detained, tortured, raped and killed by their government. Don’t be afraid, we are all together.
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