Thursday, August 12, 2010

Iran: torture and confession

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani made a televised confession on Iranian statetelevision that she was a complice in the murder on her husband.
She also critizised her lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei who asked asylum in Norway.
She said among other things that she never met him.
Initially Ashtiani was sentenced to death by stoning, but because of the international outrage her verdict was halted.
One of her other lawyers said that Ashtiani was tortured for two days before she made the televised confession.
According to humanrights activists she is in imminent danger of execution.
source: BBC, CNN

22 prominent prisoners sent letters of complaints about their torture to Supreme Leader Khamenei.
The report was published on the internet a few days ago.
The letter claimed they were tortured. A source reported that the head of the Assembly of Experts read five of these letters to Khamenei.
Khamenei rejected the complaints about torture, but after an agreement with Hashemi Rafsanjani a five-person committee was set up to investigate the cases of torture. Mr. Younesi and Mohseni-Ejei, two former ministers of intelligence in Khatami’s government, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are among the members of the committee.
The source said that the tortured prisoners raised complaints against those who give the orders and those who execute those orders.
source: persian2english

enduring america

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.

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