Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Five Death Sentences Now
The number of death sentences announced by the Stalinist show trials in Iran has now increased to five. The names of those to be executed by hanging are Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani, Arash Rahmanpour, Nasser Abdolhosseini, Hamed Rouhinejad and Davood Fardbacheh.
More information about the above reveals that at least three of them were not even arrested during the post election protests. Mohammad Seifzadeh, the defence lawyer for Hamed Rouhinejad, see picture on the left, has revealed that his client is a student of philosophy at Beheshti university, he was arrested forty days before the election results were announced and suffers from MS.
As yet I can not find anything on the websites of Reprieve or Human Rights Watch about the latest death sentences in Iran. Representatives of Reprieve and Human Rights Watch regularly appear on Press TV which is funded by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, but never talk about human rights abuses in Iran.