These from our friends in Iran. The continuation of rule by execution.
Qazvin, July 29, 2010. The clerical regime hanged a prisoner in the morning of July 29 in Qazvin.
Tehran, July 29, 2010. Passengers using West and South Terminals of Tehran on Thursday July 29 witnessed new slogans on the walls of these two terminals. The valiant youths of the uprising wrote anti-regime slogans in more than 20 points of these terminals reading as: ‘Iranian nation, strike, strike’, ‘workers, students, Bazaaris and teachers; strike, strike’, ‘death to dictator, death to Khamenei’ and ‘Khamenei must know we are rising each and everyday’.
Tehran- July 29, 2010. The death sentence for Jafar Kazemi was upheld by the court of review and his request for appeal was turned down by the 31st branch of the Supreme Court. This sentence was upheld by the 36th branch of the Tehran Appeals Court headed by Hojatol-Islam Zargar. His lawyer, Ms. Ghanavi said in an interview with a human rights website that her client has spent many days in solitary but was not informed of any other pressure that might have been put on him or his family.
Kazemi, 36, is a lithographer of Amir Kabir University student textbooks and was arrested on September 18, 2009 in Haft Tir Square in Tehran. He was transferred to a solitary cell and was then taken to cell block 350 in Evin Prison after 74 days. Kazemi was also jailed from 1981 to 1990. His wife, Roudabeh Akbari had asked for help to stop her husband’s death sentence in a letter to the United Nations. Kazemi was initially tried in the 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court.
“Jafar Kazemi has been charged with enmity with God by supporting the Mojahedin group although he has not accepted the charges in any of the interrogations”, Nasim Ghanavi said.
“The charge of enmity with God is one of the crimes for which lawmakers have to consider the canonical conditions for because it has canonical roots; including armed measures because most Shiite clerics believe that a mohareb is someone who uses arms (in resistance). Which is not the case regarding my client. He only participated in post-election gatherings and he might have chanted slogans but as a lawyer I believe that the issue of moharebeh does not definitely relate to him”, she added.
“Unfortunately neither the initial trial considered our defense nor the court of appeals and the Supreme Court also ruled that he is a Mohareb”, she said regarding the defense in court. According to this lawyer, his sentence has been transferred to the Sentence Implementation Department and from a legal standpoint; no legal measures will be affective to save his life.
Tehran- July 29, 2010. According to reports, political prisoner Arjang Davoudi was banned from seeing his family in the last minute on his 16th day of hunger strike. On Thursday July 29 his family came to Gohardasht Prison in Karaj on promises from prison officials stressing on their visit and they were led to the visiting hall. Political prisoner Arjang Davoudi was also brought to the visiting hall but in the last minute, he was denied the visit which is a method for putting psychological pressure on him and his family. Davoudi is in very poor physical health and is suffering from low blood pressure, headaches, dizzy spells, lack of vision and other side effects of hunger strike and has been taken to the prison infirmary on several occasions.
Analysis. While we sit on our relatively comfortable “assets”, the people of Iran are literally dying to be free. How about some help?!