Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Iran: opinion January 23, 2013

Update regarding the reports that one of the on January 16th executed prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison was a minor.
Investigation revealed that Ali (Kianoosh) Naderi was born on 26 October 1990.
The criminal act was committed by him on 12 November 2008.This means that his age was 18 years and 6 days old.

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued as opinion(PDF) to the government of Iran to release Hossein Mossavi, Mehdi Karoubi, and Zahra Rahnavard calling their detention arbitrary and therefore forbidden.
WGAD stated that the Iranian government violated international human rights law and also Iranian laws by holding the opposition leaders without charges or a trial.

Nasrin Sotoudeh,  had to return to prison after 3 days, in recent days several other political prisoners were released on furlough.
Their names are student activist Bahareh Hedayat, journalists Bahman Ahmadi Amouee, Ahmad Zeidabadi, Mahsa Amrabadi and Massoud Bastani and the lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah.

Saeed Mortazavi,the former Tehran Prosecutor who was responsible for the deaths of detainees at Kahrizak Prison in 2009 is on order of the Ahmadinejad administration, staying the head of Social Security Fund .
Two times was the appointment rejected by the Supreme Court of Justice, the administratie says that Mortazavi is serving there in a supervisory role.

The parents and younger brother of political prisoner Anvar Hossein Panahi were summoned on January 21st to the office of the Qorveh Ministry of Intelligence in Kurdistan province.
The family is harrassed and bullied and judicial authorities impounded 10 million tomans from their bank account, money Panahi’s brother had deposited to help his family.

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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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