Human Rights Violations Report | Full Week of Nov 1, 2010November 07, 2010
According to Nazanin Khosravani’s family, she was detained at her father’s house on Wednesday morning. The Iran Green Voice website reports that Khosravani was a contributor for several publications such as Nowruz, Shargh and Eghbal. Her family is not aware of the reason for her arrest and has no information on her whereabouts.
Despite Mohammad Oliyaifard’s urgent need for appropriate medical care, prison officials have taken no action. This has caused increased and further concerns for his deteriorating health. It had recently been reported that the prison infirmary doctor had warned of the presence of a number of tumors and diagnosed the lawyer with Leukemia and recommended immediate treatment by a specialist. Considering the dire circumstances, this human rights activist’s transfer to a hospital is critical. However according to trusted sources, prison authorities refuse his access to adequate medical care and hospitalization.
Ali Qolizadeh’s sister said of Qolizadeh’s arrest, “Around one thirty in the afternoon three plainclothes agents entered the house without a warrant and took Ali. He and my mother were alone in the house and when they tried to call us on the phone to alert us of their presence, the agents revealed their weapons to intimidate us and arrested Ali in response to our protests.” Qolizadeh had graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Shahrood. He was also rated 23rd in the national entrance exam and was accepted for a Master’s program at the University of Tehran. Qolizadeh, however, was deprived of higher education and joined the ranks of other *starred students.
*P2E Note: The system of issuing stars against students was developed by Iran’s Ministry of Advanced Education so students with disciplinary issues would get penalized. After a student collects a certain number of stars, he or she is banned from education. The system is primarily used against student activists.
The telephones in ward 2 of the women’s prison have been disconnected since Wednesday and all contacts with the outside world have been blocked. According to Daneshjoo News, prior to this, the phones of ward 350 of Evin prison, which houses mostly political prisoners, were also disconnected by the prison officials. It is speculated that the current restrictions on political prisoners were in response to fears surrounding the arrival of the annual November 4th protests and street rallies like the one last year.
WARNING: Prominent Attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh Back on Hunger Strike
Nasrin Sotoudeh who has been detained since September 4th, has gone on a hunger strike for a second time. She had gone on another hunger strike on September 25th and ended her strike after numerous requests by human rights and civil rights activists. According to her husband, since she has been deprived of her basic legal rights, she launched a dry hunger strike on October 31st. She is extremely weak and there is a lot of concern surrounding her quickly deteriorating condition.
Dorsa Sobhani who has been deprived of continuing her education was summoned to the Revolutionary Court for her trial that will be held on December 12th. She was previously detained and released on bail on April 21st. She is a 1 Million Signatures Campaign activist. During her time in prison Sobhani spent approximately 25 days in solitary confinement cells run by the IRGC.
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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