Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Our Brother Has Nothing to do with MeK
'There is a God, I have done nothing wrong and surely He will protect me in the end.' This is how Nasser Abdolhosseini, accused of being an MeK member and sentenced to death in Iran's Stalinist show trials comforted his brothers when they came to see him in Evin prison.
In an interview with Mojtaba Samiinejad, Abdolhosseini's brothers reveal the depths in which the coup administration will go in detaining totally innocent people, making them confess crimes they know nothing about and then sentence them to death just to intimidate the population from taking part in any future protests against the authorities.
Nasser Abdolhosseini is seen in this footage here during his trial, looking gaunt and confused, it is as if he is reading his confessions from an autocue, only he does not even know what a cocktail molotov is and calls it a cocktail molophone!
Nasser's brothers say he has never been political and has never been arrested before, he is just a working class kid from South Tehran, who makes a living by selling car spare parts. He was arrested on June 26th, without any incriminating evidence. 'Nasser has no computer, he does not even have an email, how was he sending information outside Iran as it is alleged?' Nasser's brothers ask in disbelief.
According to Nasser's brothers, he was duped into making the confessions by his interrogators who had promised him an early release if he did so. 'But contrary to their promises not only he was not released, he has now been sentenced to death. They took advantage of Nasser's naivety. Our parents don't even know about the death sentence, we have not had the heart to tell them. They think Nasser will be released soon. Our father is a war veteran who lives on his pension. Their son has been charged with waging war against God, Nasser has never harmed anyone in his life'
Nasser's brothers are also very critical of his court appointed defence lawyer. 'In all his trial, the appointed lawyer has only contacted our brother twice and has not followed up his case'
Who knows why God has abandoned the people of Iran for the last thirty years, for He is supposed to work in mysterious ways but where are the human rights organisations who are more than happy to appear in front of Press TV cameras?