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December 24, 2010

Persian2English Editor’s Note: Dear readers, it is the month of Muharram, one of the four sacred months of the year in which fighting [including execution] is prohibited,according to Islam. Muharram ends on January 4, 2011. Despite this the Islamic Republic of Iran has announced the execution date for student Habibollah Latifi to be on Sunday, December 26, 2010. Announcing an execution during Muharram and/or implementing it is completely illegal and we need to hold the Islamic Republic of Iran accountable for this. We urge all Muslim communities to raise their voices so the Iranian regime is less likely to continue committing crimes against humanity in the name of Islam. Even if it was not Muharram, Habibollah Latifi is completely innocent and does not deserve to be imprisoned or given the death sentence. Let us all stand in the way of the criminal Iranian regime and support the Iranian people in their struggle for freedom from dictatorship.

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HRANA conducted an interview with Habibollah Latifi’s sister

HRA News Agency Habibollah Latifi was an industrial engineering student at the University of Ilam [before his arrest] in October 2007. After enduring more than three months of torture and solitary confinement, he was sentenced to death on the charges of Moharebeh [enmity against God] and spreading “corruption on Earth”. Hassan Babai, the head of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court is the judge who sentenced him to death.

His death sentence was reconfirmed by the Appeals Court and yesterday his lawyer was informed that his client will be executed on Sunday, December 26, 2010.

HRANA: Yesterday, human rights media outlets announced the planned execution date of Habibollah Latifi. Do you know anything about this?

Sister: Yes, this news is confirmed. His sentence is now at the final stage and his lawyer Saleh Nikbakht was informed that the sentence will be carried out this Sunday.

HRANA: Have you or the lawyer done anything to prevent this execution?

Sister: Today is Friday and all the government offices are closed in Iran. Also, Mr. Nikbakht informed us that at this stage all he can do as a lawyer is to plead for forgiveness.

HRANA: Is your brother aware of the situation?

Sister: No, unfortunately we still have been unable to inform him of the execution date. On the other hand my parents are not even aware of it. The only person who knows about the set execution is me and the lawyer.

HRANA: Mrs. Latifi, may you tell us how your brother was arrested?

Sister: They arrested Habib on November 10, 2007. He was subjected to horrendous tortures for three months at the Sanandaj Ministry of Intelligence prison while held in solitary confinement cells. He was forced to make false confessions. In a court a few months after the false confessions, he denied it all and declared that his confessions were extracted under torture. The court did not accept this.

HRANA: When and how was he tried?

Sister: His trial took place very late in January 2009. He was sentenced to death on charges of being an “enemy of God” and spreading “corruption on Earth”. His lawyer was the only person present in the court room. Habib nor we were aware that a trial was taking place.

His Appeals Court was not executed by the standards [of the law]. Neither we, the defendant, or the lawyer were informed that such a session was being held. All of a sudden they informed us that the Appeals Court has reconfirmed the sentence.

Also, for the past few years, the Supreme Court has stopped interfering with verdicts coming from western Iran, including the Kurdistan region. Thus, verdicts issued by the western district courts are directly carried out.

HRANA: You mentioned torture. Are you aware of the details of how Habib was tortured?

Sister: In order not to upset [the family], Habib did not talk about the details of the torture he endured. We only know that they beat him so often with batons that his kidneys began to bleed and he was transferred to the Sanandaj Social Welfare Hospital. A friend had seen him in prison. Due to the tortures inflicted on him, Habib was unable to walk for four weeks and he had to drag himself on the floor.

HRANA: How is his current physical condition?

Sister: Compared to a few years back, his physical condition is not so bad, but right now he has breathing problems and his gums are infected. We have requested treatment, but received no response.

HRANA: Do you have visitation rights? Is he allowed to call home?

Sister: We have not been allowed to have direct visitation with him for the past eight months. We are allowed to visit him through closed cabins once a week for 15 minutes. He can call home once every three days for 15 minutes. He is not allowed to call on holidays.

HRANA: What are your expectations of human rights groups at this point?

Sister: We are asking anyone who can do something for Habib to not hesitate. He is well worth people helping him. We are asking international human rights organizations to not listen to government media sources. Habib is not a terrorist. He was an industrial engineering student at the University of Ilam. He was expelled from university due to his arrest. State media calls him a terrorist in order to prevent international human rights organizations from supporting him. I ask people not to believe these lies.

Translation by Tour Irani,

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هرانا؛ خواهر حبیب الله لطیفی: برادرم تروریست نیست، مردم باور نکنند

جمعه 03 دی 1389 ساعت 15:21 |

خبرگزاری هرانا – حبیب‏الله لطیفی دانشجوی رشته صنابع دانشگاه ایلام در تاریخ یکم آبان ماه ۱۳۸۶ بازداشت و پس از تحمل بیش از سه ماه انفرادی و شکنجه جسمی از سوی شعبه ی اول دادگاه انقلاب اسلامی سنندج به ریاست قاضی حسن بابایی به اتهام محاربه و افساد فی الارض به اعدام محکوم شد.

حکم اعدام این زندانی از سوی دادگاه تجدید نظر استان عینا تائید شد و روز گذشته به وکیل این زندانی اعلام شده است که روز یکشنبه 5 دی ماه حکم این زندانی اجرا خواهد شد.

در همین راستا گزارشگر هرانا با خواهر این زندانی گفتگویی را انجام داده است که به شرح زیر است:

روز گذشته در رسانه های حقوق بشری اعلام شد که حکم اعدام آقای حبیب الله لطیفی روز یکشنبه اجرا خواهد شد آیا شما از این موضوع اطلاع دارید؟

بله این خبر صحت داره حکم ایشان به اجرایی احکام رفته است دیروز حکم ایشان به وکیل وی آقای صالح نیکبخت ابلاغ شده است و روز یکشنبه 5 دی ماه این حکم اجرا خواهد شد.

آیا شما یا وکیل پرونده اقدامی برای جلوگیری از اجرای حکم اعدام ایشان انجام دادند؟

امروز که تعطیل است فعلا هم نمیشه کاری کرد، آقای نیکبخت هم به ما گفتند به عنوان یک وکیل در این مرحله فقط میشه درخواست عفو کرد.

آیا برادرتون از ابلاغ حکم به وکیل اطلاع دارند؟

نه متاسفانه ما هنوز نتونستیم به حبیب اطلاع بدیم از طرفی پدر و مادرم هم از این موضوع آگاه نیستند و تنها من و وکیلش از این موضوع اطلاع داریم.

خانم لطیفی نحوه بازداشت برادرتون به چه شکل بوده است؟

حبیب را یکم آبان 1386 بازداشت کردند سه ماه در سلول انفرادی اداره اطلاعات سنندج تحت شکنجه های وحشتناکی قرار گرفته بود و تحت همین شکنجه ها ازش اقرار گرفتند که هیچ کدومش واقعی نیست و همه گفته های خودش را چند ماه بعد در دادگاه تکذیب کرد و گفت که تحت شکنجه ازش اعتراف گرفتند ولی دادگاه قبول نکرد.

محاکمه ایشان چه زمانی و به چه شکلی برگذار شد؟

دادگاه بدوی ایشان خیلی دیر و در تاریخ 25 بهمن ماه سال 87 برگذار شد و به اتهام محاربه و افساد فی الارض محاکمه و به اعدام محکوم شدند در این دادگاه تنها وکیل ایشون حضور داشت و شخص حبیب و ما از برگذاری دادگاه بی اطلاع بودیم.

دادگاه تجدید نظر ایشان هم که اصلا شبیه دادگاه تائید نظر بود و اصلا نه متهم و نه وکیل و نه ما از برگذاری آن اطلاع پیدا کردیم و یک دفعه اعلام کردند که دادگاه تجدید نظر استان هم حکم را تائید کرده است

دیوان عالی کشور هم که چند سالی هست دخالتی در احکام صادره در استان های غربی کشور از جمله کردستان دخالتی نمیکنه و حکمی که از سوی دادگاه تجدید نظر تائید بشه مستقیم به اجرای احکام ارسال می شود.

در صحبت های قبلی به شکنجه ها اشاره کردید آیا از جزئیات این شکنجه ها با خبر هستید؟

حبیب برای اینکه ما ناراحت نشویم جزئیات شکنجه ها را به ما نگفت ولی تنها چیزی که ما می دانیم این هست که حبیب را انقدر با باتوم کتک زدن که کلیه هاش خونریزی کرده بود و به بیمارستان تامین اجتماعی سنندج منتقل شد و یکی از آشنایان دیده بودش در زندان، در اثر همین شکنجه ها حبیب چهار هفته سینه خیز راه میرفت و اصلا نمی توانست از جای خودش حرکت کند.

وضعیت جسمی کنونی ایشان چطور هست؟

وضعیت جسمیش نسبت به سالهای قبل بد نیست الان ولی مشکلات گوارشی دارند و دندان هاشون عفونت کرده و ما تقاضا کردیم این ها رو درمان کنن ولی هیچ جوابی و رسیدگی انجام نشده تا حالا

آیا ملاقات حضوری با ایشون دارید و اجازه تماس دارند با منزل؟

هشت ماه هست که ملاقات حضوری نداریم، ملاقات کابینی هم در هفته یکبار و 15 دقیقه است، تماس تلفنی ایشون هم هر سه روز یکبار هم به مدت 15 دقیقه است که در روزهای تعطیل تماس نمیشه گرفت.

با توجه به اینکه حکم ایشان به اجرای احکام زندان رفته است چه در خواستی از مجامع حقوق بشری دارید؟

ما درخواست داریم که هر کسی می تونه برای حبیب کاری بکنه دریغ نکنه، اون ارزشش را داره که بهش کمک بشه از مجامع حقوق بشری می خواهیم به حرف های که در رسانه های دولتی گفته میشه توجه نکنند، حبیب یک تروریست نیست، اون دانشجوی رشته صنایع دانشگاه ایلام بوده و به خاطر همین بازداشت هم از ادامه تحصیل محروم شده است.

اینجا در رسانه های دولتی از حبیب به عنوان یک تروریست یاد میشه تا به این شکل از حمایت های بین المللی برای نجات جانش جلوگیری بشه من از مردم می خوام که این حرف ها را باور نکنند.

با تشکر از فرصتی که در اختیار خبرگزاری هرانا قرار دادید

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    1. Cut the rope I

      cut the rope from
      the neck of the convicted
      and bind the judge

      Cut the rope II

      put the judges to court
      and give them a fair trial
      for their death sentences

      Cut the rope III

      life is sacred
      no one may steal the right
      to breathe freely


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