Friday, August 28, 2009

The Human Rights lawyer, Abdulfattah Sultani, on his illegal detention

After over two months, Abdulfattah Sultani, member of the Defenders of The Human Rights in Iran is released on bail. He intends to suit people who ordered his ILLEGAL arrest.

1) He was arrested 4 days after the election with a warrant that was dated 2 days BEFORE the election, charging him with participation in the chaos (term used for after-election unrest!)

2) in the 27 hours after his arrest, he was charged with: doubting the election results, while there is no such term in law, and that it is not a crime to doubt election results!

3) He is a human rights lawyer who had no participation in anyone's election campaign!

4) He was also charged with "propaganda against the regime", and "creating a group to act against national security"--a charge that Soltani categorically rejects!

Four years ago, Soltani (or Sultani) was arrested for revealing evidence to defend his client. He was charged then, and imprisoned for 7 months for "propaganda against the regime" and "revealing secret documents"!

This time, he was kept in solitary confinement for 18 days; with no access to books, communication, pen or paper and NO SHOWER!



Anonymous said...

18 days with no shower? I hope at least they gave him fresh underwear? :)

Pedestrian said...

Naj, I laughed and laughed when I saw this on PULSE.

LOL! Mikhastan vaysan yek chand saaleh digheh yek chizi began!

Naj said...

Ped, I posted my commentary on their post.

Naj said...

kasi ke oon post ro gozashte tooye PULSE Iraniyeh ... she's a good girl.