Monday, November 21, 2005

Blogger and political prisoners being framed and threatened by regime

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
The Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners

Family members of imprisoned political activist blogger, Mojtaba Saminejad report that the blogger is being framed by the regime. One of the charges being leveled against him is the distribution of the telephone number of what the regime now labels “the Committee for the Defense of Swines and Critters” (referring to the Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners). Saminejad announced that this charge is an open attack on all political prisoners and said that he will expose this in a written complaint against the authorities of the prisons. The Student Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners while condemning these types of fabrications and the defilement of the honor of the political prisoners expressed grave concern for the conditions under which Saminejad is being held.

Also on Friday morning, Nov. 18th, Behrooz Javid-Tehrani was transferred out of Rejaishahr prison to the Tehran revolutionary court. According to reports from reliable sources, the deputy public prosecutor threatened Javid-Tehrani with being “transferred to a much worse place, if he does not stop his hunger strike.”

On Thursday, Nov. 17th, an unidentified person contacted the family of Khaled Hardani and threatened the entire family, saying that if Hardani continues his “activities” in prison, he will surely be executed.