These from our friends in Iran. Every once in a while I am compelled to remind our readers of just how brutal the mullahocracy is. Reader discretion is advised.
In 1988 30000 political prisoners majority of them supporters of PMOI were hanged after having two or three-minutes trials in kangaroo courts by a three member board known as ‘the Board of Death’. In these kangaroo courts which were a room with a table and four sits political prisoners were faced with ‘the Board of Death”. They were just asked whether they were still a Mojahed (PMOI supporter or member) or still dissidents of the regime or had they repent. One word “Mojahed” was enough for the board to condemn them to execution and in this manner more than 30000 political prisoners were hanged in August of 1988 just in few weeks and buried collectively in a land which was later named Khavaran Golzar (the place of flowers) by people. Now at the last days of this religious tyranny the regime intends to execute another massacre and it is on the conscious of the world to stop it.
The hidden War of the Prisons
Laying the ground for the execution of PMOI supporters
Tehran, July 31, 2010. Baztab site belonging to Mohsen Rezaee the former head of IRGC and Kayhan daily belonging to Shariatmadari a henchman from Khamenei’s band announced the execution of 6 supporters of PMOI in near future. On Wednesday July 28 regime’s media announced that the decree of execution for Mr. Jafar Kazemi is approved. Mr. Kazemi’s allegation is that he had traveled to Ashraf City, Iraq (the place of resident of PMOI members) to see his son. Baztab’s site: “6 members of Monafeghin (the name regime calls PMOI) are awaiting execution”.
Kayhan Daily, Khamenei’s organ wrote: “the decree of execution of one of the members of terrorist group of PMOI (this is how the labeling of PMOI as terrorists that still continues in US helps the clerical dictatorship in its suppression and massacre of political prisoners) who was active in the street riots of last year is finalized. Jafar K. who was arrested last year during the riots has been in prison for ten years during 1980 decade for being with PMOI and was freed on 1991. His son is now residing in the military base of Ashraf in Iraq and is working with terrorists. He too has gone there and came back to the country.
Jafar K. was tried during the last 11 months first at branch 28 of Revolution Court charged with Moharebe, gathering and planning for acting against the national security and propagating against the Establishment and was condemned to execution. After his lawyer protested the file was sent to revision court and the decree was endorsed… It is said that 6 supporters of the terrorist group of Monafeghin who have been arrested during last year’s riots are waiting the execution of their death penalty”.
Tehran, July 31, 2010. Tehran’s prosecutor Jafari Dolatabadi told the family of Jafar Kazemi a PMOI supporter on Saturday July 31: “he will be hanged for sure”. Alizadeh, Dolatabadi’s deputy told the family: “he will not see you but he told me to tell you that Mr. Jafar Kazemi will be executed”. The family talked with Bakhtiari the Minister of Justice. The man told them that he can do nothing and they have to ask for Khamenei’s pardon. This saying shows that the decree for execution issued for political prisoners is decided by Khamenei himself. Alavi a henchman who had tried hard to make Jafar Kazemi to interview in TV and repent has told Mr. Kazemi: “to preserve the Establishment we need a few sacrifices and one of them is you”.
Tehran, July 31, 2010. In a letter to the UN Secretary General, Roodabeh Akbari, Mr. Kazemi’s wife (Mr. Kazemi is a political prisoner, supporter of PMOI under execution) asked for help for saving Mr. Kazemi’s life. During last year regime’s Revolution Court has condemned many of the detainees of the event after the election to execution. Arash Rahmanipoor and MohammadReza Alizamani were two of these political prisoners who were hanged last winter. The families of politcal prisoners have reported that the phones have been cut in ward 350 of Evin Prison during last few days. Usually on the eve of the execution of political prisoners regime cuts the phones at the prison. During last months some Kurd political prisoners were also executed in Evin Prison.
In a part of her letter Roodabeh wrote: “…after three days of constant torture and three months in solitary cell they put pressure on him to have a TV interview and when he resisted they started beating and torturing him again breaking three of his teeth an he is now in critical physical and psychological contidion…When my husband’s lawyer protested the decree for his execution the judge of the file said that he was forced to issue such decree by high ranked authorities…The interrogators had threatened him that if he doesn’t agree with the interview they will cut me in peaces in front of his eyes but he still resisted so they announced that he will definately be executed…”
Tehran, July 31, 2010. Nasim Qanavi, Mr. Kazemi’s lawyer said that it was never proved that he was a Mohareb. This group is not armed at all since many years so how can he be a Mohareb even if it is proved, which is not, that Mr. Kazemi is affiliated with this group.
Tehran, July 31, 2010. The families of political prisoners of ward 350 of Evin Prison announced that in protest to the pressures imposed on these political prisoners, cut of phones of the ward and their transfer to solitary cells they will go on hunger strike. The families expressed their concern about the situation of these political prisoners especially 16 of them transferred to solitary confinements since last Monday who are on hunger strike now and warned that if the situation is not changed they too will go on hunger strike.
Tehran, July 31, 2010. On the morning of July 31 families of hunger strikers of Evin Prison gathered in protest in front of regime’s Prosecutor Office in Tehran.
SSF started dispersing them. The families of Hossein Noorani Nejad, Bahmand Ahmadi Amooie, Ali Tajernia, Ali Parviz, Massoud Bastani and 30 others were amongst the crowd. Though the families were dispersed from in front of Prosecutor Office they gathered in front of the office of head of administration of justice.
Sixteen of the prisoners on hunger strike in solitary cells of Evin are:
1- Majid Dori
2- Majid Tavkoli
3- Abdollah Momeni
4- Ali Malihi
5- Ziaedin Nabavi
6- Kayvan Samimi
7- Nader (Ebrahim) Babaie
8- Hamidreza Mohammadi
9- Payman Karimi Azad
10- Bahman Ahmadi Amoie
11- Babak Bordbar
12- Jafar Aghdami
13- Ali Praviz
14- Qolamhossein Arshi
15- Hossein Nooraninejad
16- Kohyar Godarzi
Qazvin, July 31, 2010. Political prisoner Mohammad Rahimian was transferred to Boali Hospital of the city from Choobin Prison in Qazvin due to stomach bleeding and intestine infection after he went unconscious after a week of pain and suffering. His wife asked for treatment leave after the event but it has not been accepted so far. Mohammad had visited his son in Ashraf City, Iraq. Regime’s intelligence was aware of the fact and had opened a file for him. During the uprisings of last year he was arrested and without having a lawyer was condemned to a year imprisonment.
Tehran, July 29, 2010. Clerics imprisoned in Evin Prison’s especial ward for clerics stopped eating prison’s food since Tuesday July 27 because they found a lizard in their food. It has become a normal event to find insects and …in prisons food. This is another anti-human act of regime in its prisons to put more pressure on its dissidents.
Mashad, July 31, 2010. Two Christians detained on July 8 in Mashad were taken under pressure by regime’s intelligence agents to sign a form of obligation.
These two ‘prisoners of belief’ who have been arrested along with 13 others of their fellow Christians are under severe pressure. In these forms the signer will deny Christianity and gives his obligation not to participate in any Christian gathering. Reza Istifan 48 is a server in Mashad’s church and has had no communication with his family since he was arrested on July 8.
Ehsan Behrooz 23, a student of Management in Mashad’s university is kept in detention at Mashad’s Intelligence Bureau located in Vakilabad Blvd. of Mashad.
The intelligence agents have told Ehsan’s mother that if he doesn’t deny Christianity he will be charged with blasphemy. In Ehsan’s birth certificate it is written that he is a Seyed (successor of Imams) and thus his case is more sensitive. It is to be mentioned that on December of 1990 a Christian priest, Hossein Soodmand, was hanged in Mashad’s prison because he was also a Seyed in his birth certificate and did not yield to regime’s pressure to leave Christianity. He was hanged on the mullah-made crime of blasphemy. The agents have told Ehsan’s mother that she has no right to hire a lawyer for his son.
Tehran, July 31, 2010. Babak Bordbar the photographer of Iran’s News Photo Agency was transferred to Evin Prison because he protested against the behavior of prison’s officials; he went on hunger strike in protest. Babak was arrested in Ashura while had official permission for taking photos from the event and was condemned to one day imprisonment.
Tehran, July 31, 2010. To put more pressure on political prisoners the clerical regime has limited visits in ward 209. Only three members of No. one degree of the inmate’s family are allowed to visit the inmate. The visits occur only if the interrogator of the political prisoner permits it. The political prisoners of ward 350 are banned from any visit except the family acquires a letter from Tehran’s prosecutor.