Thursday, October 13, 2005

Darab-Zand refuses to appear in court, reports of brutal treatment of all political prisoners by regime

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
Bina Darab-Zand, member of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front of Iran who had been ordered to appear in court for a hearing, refused to attend. The hearing was to conduct an investigation by the special assistant public prosecutor on the facts regarding crimes and unlawful conduct [toward prisoners] in Evin Prison.

Darab-Zand’s refusal to appear in court was because of the handcuffs and shackles that the special security agents insist on using on him for transport as well as the fact that he was never officially served with a summons.