Amnesty International :
The son of an Iranian doctor who was killed after examining the rape victims of the country`s 2009 unrest has spoken for the first time about the motives behind his father`s assassination.
Abdolreza Soudbakhsh، a physician and professor at Tehran university، was shot dead by men on a motorcycle as he left his office last September.
At the time of his assassination، Iranian officials denied his murder had anything to do with the cases of alleged rape in Kahrizak، a detention centre that Iran used to imprison many of the opposition activists caught up in the protests following the country`s disputed presidential elections.
Many protesters are believed to have been tortured to death in Kahrizak and several have claimed they were raped.
But the doctor`s son Behrang Soudbakhsh said in an interview with Fereshteh Ghazi of Roozonline، an opposition website، that his father had indeed examined the rape victims of Kahrizak and was under pressure to remain silent about those who died under torture.
Kahrizak became a scandal for the regime when Mohsen Rouholamini، the son of a former senior advisor to the Revolutionary Guards، was named among prisoners who died in the centre.
After Rouholamini`s death، Iran`s supreme leader، Ayatollah Ali Khamenei، ordered the closure of Kahrizak but the opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi later spoke out about the extent of rape inside the centre after meeting some of its victims.
'[My father] was told to say that the victims of Kahrizak had Meningitis. He asked to see the dead bodies and when he examined them، he concluded that they had died under torture and not Meningitis،' Behrang Soudbakhsh said.
'Once he said that how could they rape an 18-year-old kid so severely that he died after that? How could they rape the children،' he asked.
The doctor was planning to leave Iran on the night of his assassination، which his son said suggested he was killed to prevent him from revealing more information. Soudbakhsh Sr had given an interview to Deutsche Welle`s Persian network a few weeks before his death، in which he had mentioned rape inside prison.
'They were thinking that my father was going to the US to reveal his information in details in an open society. My father was one of the few experts in Iran who had precise information [on the issue]،' Soudbakhsh Jr said. 'They killed my father because he didn`t want to lie and he didn`t lie’.
According to the doctor`s son، Soudbakhsh was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time of his assassination. He was shot where the vest did not protect his body by a gun with a silencer. His son said this showed the killers were aware he was wearing the vest.
Soudbakhsh Jr said the police refused to co-operate with an inquiry into his father`s death.
According to witnesses who spoke to the son، but who have spoken in public، the killers appear to have been so unworried about being caught that they did not cover their faces. But the dead man`s family has been unable to watch CCTV footage of the incident.
Iran`s elite Revolutionary Guards and its intelligence unit are believed to be the main groups responsible for the suppression of protesters in the country`s post-election unrest.
Families of the dead protesters have appealed to the UN human rights special rapporteur، Ahmed Shaheed، to investigate the events related to the 2009 unrest but Iran has signalled it will not allow the monitor to enter the country.
The scandal has also taken the life of another Iranian doctor، Ramin Pourandarjani، known as the 'Kahrizak doctor'، who examined the inmates in the detention centre. He died in November 2009 under mysterious circumstances. (The Guardian – Aug. 25, 2011)

Iran: Further information: Iranian rights activist and mother arrested
Kouhyar Goudarzi, a member of the Committee for Human Rights Reporters (CHRR), was arrested on 31 July 2011 in Tehran, Iran, by plainclothes individuals believed to be from the Ministry of Intelligence. His mother, Parvin Mokhtareh, was arrested the next day. They are at risk of torture or other ill treatment.
Kouhyar Goudarzi was arrested at the home of a friend, together with the host and a friend. Neighbours reported seeing the three men taken away by plainclothes individuals believed to be from the Ministry of Intelligence. Since his arrest, members of Kouhyar Goudarzi’s family and his lawyer, Mina Jaffari, have inquired as to his whereabouts and have neither been given information on his whereabouts, nor confirmation of his arrest. Amnesty International fears he may be currently held in solitary confinement at Evin Prison in Tehran.
In the early hours of 1 August, shortly after Kouhyar Goudarzi was arrested, his mother Parvin Mokhtareh was also arrested in Kerman, in southern Iran. During her arrest, Parvin Mokhtareh was reportedly told that her son had been arrested and sent to Evin Prison. Parvin Mokhtareh has been accused of “insulting the Leader”, “propaganda against the system”, and “acting against national security”, stemming from interviews she gave when her son was imprisoned in 2010 in relation to his peaceful human rights activities.
A relative inquired about Kouhyar Goudarzi’s whereabouts with the Prosecutor’s office, but was told the Prosecutor’s office did not have any information about his arrest. Kouhyar Goudarzi’s family also went to Evin Prison in Tehran and was told he was not held there, despite unconfirmed reports stating Kouhyar Goudarzi may be held in section 240 of Evin Prison. Kouhyar Goubarzi’s family has not had any contact with him since his arrest and he is believed to be held in conditions amounting to an enforced disappearance…
ADditional Information
Kouhyar Goudarzi was released from prison in December 2010 after serving a one year prison sentence for “spreading propaganda against the system” and other counts in breach of his rights to freedom of expression and association. An appeal was rejected in October 2010.
The CHRR was founded in 2006 and campaigns against all kinds of human rights violations, including against women, children, prisoners, workers and others. It is banned by the Iranian authorities and its members have continued to face intense harassment and prosecution since the disputed presidential election in June 2009.
On 9 January 2011, CHRR member, journalist and human rights activist Shiva Nazar Ahari, had a four-year prison sentence upheld on appeal. A further two-year prison sentence for “gathering and colluding with intent to harm state security” was overturned. She is currently at liberty awaiting a summons to start serving this final sentence. Several other CHRR members are also facing imprisonment or have fled the country for their own safety.
Members of the CHRR have told Amnesty International that Saeed Ha’eri has also received a two-year prison sentence, which was upheld by an appeal court but the details were not available at the time of writing.
Shiva Nazar Ahari was arrested on 20 December 2009 along with, Kouhyar Goudarzi and Saeed Haeri. They were taken from a bus while on their way to the funeral of a senior cleric critical of the authorities, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, which was due to take place the following day. Facing persecution in Iran, other CHRR members fled Iran and now reside outside the country.
Navid Khanjani, a member of both the CHRR and the Association to Oppose Discrimination in Education (AODE), was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment on 31 January 2011. He has appealed, but an appeal hearing date has not yet been set. If imprisoned, Amnesty International would consider him to be a prisoner of conscience, held solely in connection with his peaceful human rights activities. In July 2011, it was reported that plainclothes agents had been stationed outside of Navid Khanjani’s home and he expressed fears for his safety at the time.
Navid Khanjani was arrested in Esfahan, central Iran, on 2 March 2010. He faced an unfair trial on 20 December 2010 in Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court. He was reportedly sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment in connection with his work with the AODE; and five for his work with the CHRR. An additional three years were said to have been handed down for “creating unease in the public mind”, and “propaganda against the system”. Navid Khanjani was eventually sentenced to 12 years imprisonment after the court reportedly applied ‘Islamic mercy.’

فرزند سودبخش: پزشک ايراني که قربانيان تجاوز را معاينه کرد ترور شده است

فرزند پسر يک پزشک ايراني که بعد از معاينه قربانيان قيام 2009 در ايران که بعد از دستگيري مورد تجاوز قرارگرفته بودند براي اولين‌بار راجع به انگيزه پشت ترور پدرش صحبت کرده است.

عبدالرضا سودبخش يک پزشک و پروفسور دانشگاه تهران وقتي دفتر خود را در سپتامبر گذشته ترک مي‌کرد توسط مرداني که بر موتورسيکلت سوار بودند به ضرب گلوله به قتل رسيد.

زماني که او ترور شد مقامات ايراني تکذيب کردند که پدر او ربطي به کيسهاي تجاوز در کهريزک داشته است. …

اعتقاد بر اين است که بسياري از تظاهر کنندگان در کهريزک مورد شکنجه قرارگرفتند و بسياري از آنها مورد تجاوز قرار گرفتند.

اما بهرنگ سودبخش پسر او طي مصاحبه‌يي با فرشته قاضي از روزآنلاين يک وبسايت اپوزيسيون گفت پدر او کيسهاي زندانيان تجاوز شده را معاينه کرده بود و تحت فشار قرارگرفته بود تا در مورد کساني که زير شکنجه جان دادند سکوت اختيار کند. (سايت گاردين- 3/6/1390)

ايران: اطلاعات بيشتر در مورد دستگيري فعال حقوق‌بشر ايراني و مادرش

گوهر گودرزي، عضو کميته گزارشگران حقوق‌بشر در 31 ژوئيه 2011 در تهران توسط لباس‌شخصي ها که اعتقاد بر اين است که از وزارت اطلاعات بودند، دستگير گرديد. مادر او، پروين مختاره ( mokhtareh ) روز بعد دستگير گرديد. آنها در خطر شکنجه و ديگر بدرفتاريها قرار دارند.

گوهر گودرزي در خانه يکي از دوستانش به همراه ميزبان و يکي از دوستانش دستگير گرديد... (سايت عفو بين‌الملل- 1/6/1390)


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