Sunday, August 29, 2010

Iran: transfer

Radio Zamaneh reports that authorities also this year the familymembers of political prisoners who were executed during the mass-executions in the 1980's , prevented from their yearly commemmoration on Khavarancemetary in Tehran.
Human Rights and Democracy Activists of Iran reports that security agents had set up roadblocks and stopped the families from visiting the cemetary.
According to Amnesty International the number of executions in the 1980's are over 2,500, the late dissident cleric Ayatollah Montazeri mentions in his journal that the number is closer to 2,800 or perhaps 3,800, indicating that the exact number is not known.
Since 1991 families along with other social activists each year are gathering at Khavaran cemetery to remember their kin.
source: persian2english

Student Hamed Rouhinejad has been in Evinprison since April 2009.
He was charged with membership in an anti-government organization, and sentenced to death.
His sentence was later changed to ten years in prison and exile in Zanjan prison.
He suffers from multiple sclerosis and he has been denied even one day of medical leave. A lack of proper medical attention has resulted in parts of his body becoming paralyzed.
The autorities transferred him in secret to Zanjanprison.
He requires special medical attention by specialists in a hospital facility outside prison.
Till now authorities denied him authorization for this.

In the past 2 weeks, at least 6 political prisoners are transferred from Ward 350 of Evinprison to RejayiShahr Gonbad Kavous and Zanjan prisons.
Majid Tavakoli, Ahmad Karimi, Hamed Rouhinejad, Reza Khademi and Jamshid Sadegh Hosseini are already transferred.
Majid Dorri and Zia Nabavi are expected to be exiled soon.

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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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