Thursday, September 01, 2005

Akbar Ganji has been once again barred from having visitors

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzzi
According to ILNA, one of the regime's news agencies, Massoumeh Shafii, Akbar Ganji's wife while expressing concern for her husband physical health once again reported that her husband has been barred from receiving visitors.

Ms. Shafii said:the last time my children and I were permitted to visit my husband was Friday, August 26th and though we do go to Milad Hospital every day, we are told that visiting him is now forbidden.”

Ganji's spouse said that in spite of promises of her husband's release by certain authorities, which occurred after a series of discussions and agreements, he has not only not been released but is once again being barred from even having visitors. She described the situation as a clear abuse of the rights of a political prisoner and his family.