Human Rights Violations Report | Pt 1: Week of Nov 15, 2010November 18, 2010
Khalil Bahramian, who has been the lawyer of many political prisoners over the years, will be tried at the Revolutionary Court on December 8th. According to Jaras, he has been charged with anti-regime propaganda and acting against national security. Khalil Bahramian was the attorney of Farzad Kamangar and Shirin Alamhooli, two political prisoners who were executed before the anniversary of the disputed presidential election on May 9th. After their execution, Bahramian stated that his clients were innocent and he was not notified of the executions.
The 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Moghiseh has sentenced Parvin Tajik to 1 ½ years of prison for anti-regime propaganda and agitating public opinion. According to the news sources, she had never been summoned to the court for a hearing, but Judge Moghiseh convicted her of anti-regime propaganda and agitating public opinion and issued the verdict after she appeared at the court. Parvin Tajik had previously stated that her brother has been “dishonored” in prison [referring to rape by prison guards] and it appears that this is the reason for her jail term.
The appeals court of the Province of Kurdistan has upheld the prison sentence of labor activist Azad Monirnia. He was summoned to the court yesterday and was told that the Appeals Court upheld his prison sentence. According to Mokrian News Agency, he had been charged with anti-regime propaganda. Monirnia was detained in September 2009 by security forces and was later released on bail.
Even though one week has passed since the arrest of Boukan high school teacher Salim Aroum, he has not contacted anyone. According to Human Rights Watch of Kurdistan, his family is concerned about his condition. They stated that “he has not contacted us even though a week has passed since his arrest and we do not know whether he is held in the security detention center of Boukan or Mahabad.” They hoped that they would soon be informed of his condition and whereabouts. Salim Aroum is a cultural and literary activist and is a contributor to many Kurdish-Persian publications in the Kurdish areas of the country.
Student activist of Isfahan University Hossein Sarshoumi is still held in the solitary confinement unit of ward A-T, which is run by the Ministry of Intelligence in Isfahan Central prison after 150 days of detention. There is much concern for his psychological and physical health. According to the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, his $100,000 [USD] bail was reduced to $65,000 [USD] but his family is still unable to come up with the bail money. Hossein Sarshoumi is a leftist student activist and was detained on June 21st.
Three Kurdish citizens have been detained in Saghez in the past few days. According to the Mokrian News Agency, Haj Saeid Fatahi, a 60 year old merchant, Ali Mohammadian (Ali Khorkhorei), an artist, and Razgar Moradi, a law student of Tabriz University, are among the detainees. The Saghez judicial authorities have not disclosed the reason for the arrests.
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.
- Menschenrechtsbericht (Persian2English) | Woche vom 15. November 2010, Teil 1 | Julias Blog
- Human Rights Violations Report | Part 2: Week of Nov 15, 2010 | Persian2English