Human Rights Violations Report | Part 2: Week of Nov 15, 2010November 23, 2010
Female Baha’i Student Arezou Samimi Expelled for her Faith
Arezou Samimi, a Baha’i student at the University of Science and Techonology Beshahr branch was expelled from school for her “belief in the Baha’i faith.”
Two Kurdish civil rights activists Behrouz Lajevard and Firouz Maleki were arrested in the town of Salmas [in the Western Azerbaijan province] by security forces three weeks ago. They were transferred to an undisclosed location. According to their families, they have not yet contacted home.
Morteza Taghipour, a former student activist of Khajeh Nasir University, was arrested. He has been transferred to ward 350 in Evin prison. Previously Taghipour was arrested in 2001 for his student political activism. He spent 54 days in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin prison. He was released on bail. For nine years, there was no response to his case file until now. Taghipour had visited the court to receive answers on his case file and to inquire about reducing his bail amount. Instead of the court responding to his inquiries, Judge Salavati cancelled the bail and ordered his arrest, even though in the past nine years no clarifications were made to handle his case file and no court hearing was ever announced to him or his family.
The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly’s strong approval of a draft resolution, condemning Iran for grave human right violations, is a welcome step in the continuing effort to put a stoplight on the country’s growing human rights crisis.
After Journalist Hengameh Shahidi’s return to prison from sick leave, she has been transferred to the Methadone (Quarantine) Ward.
Amir Ahmad Monazemi, Student activist from Tehran University, Sentenced to 1 Year Prison and 74 Lashings. He was arrested on December 20th, 2009, during the mourning ceremony for the late Ayatollah Montazeri and was detained for 1 month and then released on bail.
Translations by Maryam and Roya Irani | 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, journalists, lawyers, 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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