Posts Tagged ‘executions in iran’

The Dutch government froze official contacts with Iran on Saturday to protest the hanging of a Dutch-Iranian woman, the Foreign Ministry said.

Source: ANF

Iranian Ambassador Gharib Abadi was informed of the sanctions after he confirmed reports that Zahra Bahrami, 45, was executed in Tehran Saturday.

His embassy later said the hanging was “an internal issue” that should have no impact on diplomatic relations.

Iranian state television reported Bahrami was hanged for possessing and selling drugs. The report said that initially Bahrami was arrested for committing “security crimes,” but it did not say what became of that case. (more…)

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Zahra Bahrami, the 45 year old Iranian-Dutch citizen and mother of two who was arrested during the 2009 Ashura protests (December 27, 2009), was hanged today reported the website Persian2English.

Source: ANF

Zahra Bahrami was executed even though her second case file with political charges was still opened and unresolved.

On August 16, 2010, branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court charged her with Moharebeh (enmity against God). She was detained since December 27, 2009 and spent a long duration of time in solitary confinement. Her other charges included “Acting against national security”, “Propaganda against the regime”, and “Membership in a royalist group”. (more…)

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International Committee Against Execution – UK has announced a Global Day of Action against Iran’s Executions and in support of  political prisoners in Iran

Saturday 29th Jan 2011, London

2-4pm, Trafalgar Square, North Terrace

(outside the National Gallery)


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Iranian authorities have arrested three women lawyers at an airport in Tehran after they arrived on a flight from Turkey, media reported on Sunday.

Source: ANF News Desk

The three detained at Imam Khomeini airport Saturday were identified as Sara Sabaghian, Maryam Kianersi and Maryam Karbasi, reformist newspapers Arman and Shargh said, without providing further details.

Sabaghian reportedly represented a detained opposition blogger and Kianersi was on the defence team of Kobra Najjar, a woman sentenced to death by stoning who was acquitted and freed about two years ago. (more…)

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Evaluation of the history of sovereignty would reveal the fact that violence has been the main characteristic of power seeking mentalities.

Source: Kurdish Info

The political prisoners in the Iranian Detentions- Evaluation of the history of sovereignty would reveal the fact that violence has been the main characteristic of power seeking mentalities. It is however in clear violation of the international human rights standards and democracy. (more…)

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Sajjad, in a new call to the whole world, has asked for his mother to be saved.  We once again emphasize the necessity of a powerful continuation of the international effort to save Sakineh.

Mohsen Ejeei, spokesperson of the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran, announced today, September 27, 2010, that Sakineh was sentenced to stoning as well as execution [for the fabricated murder charge invented by the regime], and that the punishment for murder [execution, most likely by hanging] takes priority over the punishment for adultery [stoning].
It is necessary to recall that on their recent trip to New York, Ahmadinejad and Mashaai, his Vice-President, had announced that a stoning sentence has never been handed down in Sakineh’s case. (more…)

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07 August 2010

Human Rights Watch published an appeal concerning 17 Iranian political prisoners

Source: ANF Network

Human Rights Watch published a press release calling for Iranian prison authorities to end the solitary confinement of 17 political prisoners and afford them all the protections to which they are entitled, including access to their families and lawyers.

According to the organization all 17 prisoners have been on a hunger strike since July 26 to protest deteriorating conditions inside Evin Prison and have been prohibited from contacting their families.

The 17 are among hundreds held in Ward 350 of Tehran’s Evin Prison, many of whom were unlawfully detained as part of the mass arrests of political dissidents and peaceful demonstrators following the disputed June 12, 2009 presidential election. There is speculation that more prisoners may have joined the hunger strike in recent days. (more…)

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