Iran: The life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani remains in the balance
A year after public attention was cast upon Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s plight, her life appears to remain in the balance.
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old woman from Iran’s Azerbaijani minority, was sentenced in 2006 to be stoned to death for “adultery while married”. She was also sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for her role in her husband’s murder which, according to her lawyer, was reduced to five years’ imprisonment for complicity in the murder. She remains in prison in Tabriz. In a letter sent by the Iranian Embassy in Spain to Amnesty International Spain on 8 July 2011, the Iranian authorities reiterated that she was sentenced to death by stoning and to 10 years’ imprisonment for murder.
With the arrest of her lawyer, Javid Houtan Kiyan, in October 2010 Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani is without legal representation. Her son, Sajjad Qaderzadeh, and two German journalists arrested at the same time as her lawyer, have since been freed, but Sajjad Qaderzadeh is believed to have been pressured by the authorities to remain silent and not to campaign on behalf of his mother.
It remains unclear whether Javid Houtan Kiyan’s request for a judicial review of her stoning sentence has been acted upon or whether now it is even possible for the review to be carried forward.
Similarly, before his arrest, Javid Houtan Kiyan told Amnesty International that her case was to be considered by the Amnesty and Clemency Commission, although since his arrest, it has been impossible to obtain any further information on the progress of her request.
A letter attributed to her lawyer, Javid Houtan Kiyan, circulated in early 2011 stated that he had been tortured in detention. Since 1 November 2010, when a prosecutor said that he was held on suspicion of having three forged or duplicate ID cards, the Iranian authorities have given no information concerning his legal situation. Other sources have since suggested that he has been sentenced to between one and 11 years in prison on various charges, and may still be facing other charges, most, if not all of which appear to relate to his defence of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
In April 2011, Amnesty International wrote to the Iranian authorities seeking clarification of his legal status, but has not received a response. If – as appears - he is held solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression, including in connection with his work as a defence lawyer on behalf of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, he should be released immediately and unconditionally. The allegations that he has been tortured while in detention should be investigated immediately and anyone found responsible for abuses brought to justice.
Under the Iranian Code of Criminal Procedures, an individual convicted of stoning must remain in detention until the sentence is carried out. The life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani continues to remain in the balance as she is held with a final sentence of stoning passed against her which has been sent to the Office for the Implementation of Sentences and could therefore be carried out at any time.
Amnesty International is continuing to urge the Iranian authorities not to schedule her execution and to campaign for her sentence to be overturned. If she is now held solely on the grounds of having consensual sexual relations she should be released immediately and unconditionally.
Amnesty International considers stoning to be a particularly repugnant and cruel form of execution and opposes the death penalty in all cases as a violation of the right to life and the ultimate form of cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
Death by stoning violates Article 6 [right to life] and 7 [prohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment] of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is a state party. (Amnesty International – Jul. 11, 2011)

Inhumane treatment and cruel punishments
Amputation, flogging, torture and humiliation

Political prisoner goes on dry hunger strike in protest to being beaten in prison infirmary
Peiman Karimi Azad announced that he was on a dry hunger and medicine strike after being beaten by a medic in Evin Prison’s infirmary.
According to reports, this political prisoner, who was recently tried for a second time on charges of insulting the leader, was beaten by a medic for talking to a female political prisoner in the infirmary.
After filing a complaint against the medic, he was summoned to the court in Evin Prison and was faced with new charges.
This political prisoner who was arrested on December 27, 2009 went on a dry hunger and medicine strike because of the violent treatment he received and because his insulin doses were decreased. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Jul. 11, 2011)

Arbitrary arrests

Political arrests

Ongoing arrests of members of the ‘deviant movement’

The First Assistant of the Judiciary said regarding the ongoing arrests of member of the deviant movement, “the Judiciary will not back down in the smallest way in following up [the cases] of the deviations and arresting these people because dealing with these movements is the legal duty of the Judiciary”.
“The Judiciary has a duty to deal with any kind of deviation that is a crime according to the law and the pursuit of this system is not a political issue”, Seyed Ibrahim Reiesi said regarding the procedures in the arrest of the members of the deviant movement. (Javan Online state-run website – Jul. 11, 2011)

No news on father of Ashraf residents one month after arrest
According to reports, there is no news on the condition of political prisoner Ali Moezi who is suffering from bladder cancer and Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolat Abadi refuses to answer his family’s concerns.
This 58 year old political prisoner was arrested one month before after agents of the Ministry of Intelligence raided his home. He was arrested on June 11 in his home and was taken to an unknown location. Despite his family’s constant pursuits of his condition, they were only told that he was in a solitary cell in Evin Prison’s Cellblock 209 but he has not contacted his family one month after his arrest.
Ali Moezi has received two surgeries for his bladder tumor and the last surgery was carried out a short time before his arrest. He was under the supervision of specialists and had to receive a special injection every month to prevent his illness from deteriorating. Since his arrest, his intelligence interrogators have refused to take this injection from his family to give to him, which can have dangerous consequences for his health. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Jul. 11, 2011)

More members of ‘deviated movement’ arrested in Iran
The spokesperson of the Judiciary said, “Between the last news conference and today, new people were arrested in the case known as the deviation movement”…
“Those who were arrested before this in this case have security related charges in addition to moral and economical crimes”, Hojatol-Islam Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejeyi said.
“These charges have to be seen to like their other charges”. (Fars state-run News Agency – Jul. 12, 2011)

Social arrests

Iran arrests 12 young men and women in mixed party in Qazvin

On the night of July 8, security forces entered a private mixed party in the Haft Sangan Township in Qazvin and arrested 12 young people.
According to reports, these forces arrested seven boys and five girls and took them to the police station.
Two of the girls were released that night after signing a pledge but the others were taken to a detention center. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Jul. 13, 2011)

حكم سنگسار

عفو بين‌الملل: رژيم ايران مي‌گويد سنگسار سکينه محمدي پابرجاست

سازمان عفو بين‌الملل خبرداده است که سفارت جمهوري اسلامي در اسپانيا با فرستادن نامه‌اي به اين نهاد مدافع حقوق بشر، تصريح کرده است که حکم سنگسار سکينه محمدي آشتياني و ۱۰ سال حبس او به خاطر «قتل» پابرجا است.

براساس گزارش وب‌سايت عفو بين‌الملل در روز ۱۱ جولاي (۲۰ تير)، سفارت ايران در اسپانيا روز هشتم جولاي (۱۷ تير) در نامه‌‌اي خطاب به نمايندگي عفو بين‌الملل در اسپانيا گفته است: سکينه محمدي آشتياني به سنگسار و به خاطر قتل به ۱۰ سال زندان محکوم شده است.

سکينه محمدي آشتياني، خانم ۴۴ ساله‌اي است که به اتهام «زناي محصنه» به سنگسار و به اتهام «مشارکت در قتل» همسرش به اعدام محکوم شده است. او تاکنون دو بار از قوه قضائيه طلب بخشش کرده اما اعلام شده بود که درخواست او رد شده است.

براساس گزارش عفو بين‌الملل از اکتبر ۲۰۱۰ (مهرماه ۸۹) يعني زماني که جاويد هوتن کيا، وکيل خانم آشتياني، بازداشت شد اين متهم زنداني هيچ نماينده حقوقي در ايران ندارد.

سجاد قادرزاده، فرزند خانم آشتياني و دو روزنامه‌نگار آلماني که در اکتبر سال ۲۰۱۰ بازداشت شدند، از زندان آزاد شده‌اند اما گفته مي‌شود که آقاي قادرزاده ازسوي دولتمردان جمهوري اسلامي تحت فشار قرار گرفته تا درمورد پرونده مادرش سکوت کند و براي آزادي خانم آشتياني فعاليت نکند.

جاويد هوتن کيا پيش از بازداشت به عفو بين‌الملل گفته بود که پرونده خانم آشتياني قرار بود توسط عفو بين‌الملل و «کميسيون بخشش» اين نهاد مدافع حقوق بشر بررسي شود اما پس از بازداشت آقاي هوتن کيا، دسترسي به هرگونه اطلاعات بيشتر درمورد پيشرفت در اين پرونده غيرممکن شده است.

عفو بين‌الملل همچنان براي تغيير حکم سنگسار خانم آشتياني تلاش کرده و از دولتمردان ايران خواسته است که اين حکم را اجرا نکنند. (عفو بين‌الملل – 21/4/90)

اعمال ضد بشري و مجازاتهاي بيرحمانه

قطع عضو, شلاق, شكنجه, تحقير و توهين

پيمان کريمي در زندان اوين دست به اعتصاب غذاي خشک و دارو زد

پيمان کريمي آزاد در پي ضرب و شتم توسط پزشک بهداري زندان، اعلام اعتصاب غذاي خشک و دارو کرد.

بنا به اطلاع گزارشگران هرانا، ارگان خبري مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ايران اين زنداني سياسي که اخيرا به اتهام توهين به رهبري مجددا مورد محاکمه قرار گرفته است در پي وخامت حال جسمي و ضرب و شتم وي در بهداري زندان اعلام اعتصاب غذاي خشک نمود.

اين زنداني که در بهداري زندان اقدام به گفتگو با يک زنداني سياسي زن کرده بود توسط پزشک بهداري مورد ضرب و شتم قرار گرفت.

در پي شکايت پزشک متخلف وي روز چهارشنبه ۱۵ تير ماه به دادسراي غير قانوني مستقر در زندان اوين احضار و با قرار تامين جديدي مواجه گرديد.

اين زنداني بازداشتي وقايع ۶ دي (عاشورا) پس از برخورد‌هاي فوق و هم چنين کاهش انسولين دريافتي، دست به اعتصاب غذاي خشک و دارويي زده است. (هرانا – 20/4/90)

دستگيريهاي خودسرانه

دستگيريهاي سياسي

ادامه روند دستگيري اعضاي جريان انحرافي

معاون اول قوه قضاييه با اشاره به ادامه روند دستگيري اعضاي جريان انحرافي، گفت: دستگاه قضا در پيگيري انحرافات و دستگيري اين افراد کوچکترين عقب‌نشيني نخواهد داشت چرا که برخورد با اين جريانهاي وظيفه قانوني دستگاه قضا است و سبقه سياسي ندارد.

سيد ابراهيم رئيسي در گفتگو با باشگاه خبرنگاران با اشاره به روند دستگيري اعضاي جريان انحرافي گفت: دستگاه قضايي موظف است براساس قانون و حق با هرگونه انحرافي که جرم است برخورد کند و پيگيري هاي اين دستگاه سبقه سياسي ندارد. (سايت جوان آنلاين (رژيم)- 20/4/1390)

بي خبري مطلق از زنداني سياسي ربوده شده توسط بازجويان وزارت اطلاعات

بنابه گزارشات رسيده به "فعالين حقوق بشر و دمکراسي در ايران"از وضعيت و شرايط زنداني سياسي علي معزي که از بيماري حاد سرطان مثانه رنج مي برد هيچ خبري در دست نيست و عباس جعفري دولت آبادي دادستان تهران از پاسخ دادن به اين خانواده خوداري مي کند.

زنداني سياسي علي معزي 58 ساله که از 1 ماه پيش با يورش مامورين وزارت اطلاعات دستگير گرديد اما همچنان وضعيت و شرايط او در ابهام است. مامورين وزارت اطلاعات 21 خرداد ماه به منزل وي يورش بردند او را دستگير و به نقطۀ نامعلومي منتقل کردند.ولي پس از پيگيريهاي مستمر خانواده به آنها گفته شد که در سلولهاي انفرادي بند 209 زندان اوين محبوس است.عليرغم گذشت 1 ماه از ربودن وي هنوز هيچ تماس و يا ملاقاتي با خانواده نداشته است.

زنداني سياسي علي معزي بدليل تومور مثانه تا به حال 2 بار مورد عمل جراحي قرار گرفته است و آخرين عمل جراحي او مدتي قبل از دستگيري وي انجام شده بود. او زير نظر پزشکان متخصص قرار داشت و براي پيشگيري از تشديد بيماريش مي بايست هر هفته آمپول خاصي به وي تزريق مي شد اما از زمان دستگيري تاکنون بازجويان وزارت اطلاعات از تحويل گرفتن آمپول ها از خانواده جهت تزريق به او خوداري مي کنند.عدم تزريق به موقع آمپول ها مي تواند خطر جدي براي جان اين زنداني سياسي داشته باشد. (فعالين حقوق بشر ودمكراسي – 20/4/90)

سخنگوي قوه قضائيه در پاسخ به فارس؛ افراد جديدي از جريان انحرافي دستگير شده‌اند

سخنگوي قوه قضائيه گفت: در فاصله جلسه قبلي نشست خبري سخنگوي قوه قضائيه تا امروز افراد جديدي در پرونده موسوم به جريان انحرافي دستگير شده‌اند...

حجت‌الاسلام غلامحسين محسني ‌اژه‌اي سخنگوي قوه قضائيه گفت: افرادي كه پيش از اين در اين پرونده دستگير شده بودند كنار مسائل اخلاقي و اقتصادي اتهامات امنيتي نيز متوجه‌شان است كه البته اين اتهامات هم بايد مانند ساير اتهامات آنها مورد بررسي و رسيدگي قرار بگيرد. (فارس – 21/4/90)

دستگيريهاي اجتماعي

بازداشت دوازده جوان حاضر در يک ميهماني خصوصي در قزوين

SSF arrest young poeple in mixed party in Qazvin

جمعه شب، مورخ هفدهم تيرماه، ماموران امنيتي با ورود به يک مهماني خصوصي مختلط در شهرک هفت سنگان قزوين، دوازده جوان را دستگير نمودند.

بنا به اطلاع گزارشگران هرانا، ارگان خبري مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ايران، جمعهٔ گذشته ماموران نيروي انتظامي ۷ پسر و ۵ دختر جوان را که در يک ميهماني خصوصي حضور داشتند، بازداشت و به کلانتري منتقل نمودند.

دو تن از دختران جوان‌‌ همان شب با امضاي تعهد نامه آزاد شده و بقيهٔ افراد به بازداشتگاه منتقل شدند. (هرانا – 22/4/90)


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