EU Parliamentarians: Stop Torturing Manochehr Mohammadi
July 04, 2003 Iran va Jahan Shaheen Fatemi
Three prominent members of the European parliament who are also members of the Swedish and European Liberal Party in an unusually strong language have " demanded that....the IRI immediately take action to stop the torture" of Mr. Manochehr Mohammadi who "has been imprisoned since 1999 is now being held in the basement of a military camp in Tehran." In their letter addressed to the Iranian Ambassador in Stockholm they add: "...torture is of course a serious violation of international law, in particular the "UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment."
One of the signatories of this letter, Mme. Cecilia Malmstrom, in a letter addressed to the same Ambassador, as a symbolic gesture of her protest against the IRI regime, refused an invitation to attend the Embassy's celebration of their revolution. That letter was published in Iran va Jahan.
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Stockholm
Stockholm 1 July 2003
Dear Mr Ambassador,
We are writing to you concerning the case of the liberal student Mr Manochehr Mohammadi imprisoned since 1999. You probably know that Mr ManochehrMohammadi is of bad health and needs various treatment and operations in the dental area.
We have been informed that Mr Manochehr Mohammadi now is being held in the basement of a military camp in Teheran. He also said to be tortured by a brutal interrogator of the intelligent service, named Mr Ahmad Sheyka.
As you well know, torture is of course a serious violation of international law, in particular the "UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment". We therefore insist that you will examine if the information we has been given is true, and we, of course wish to be informed about the result of your inquiries. If our information is correct we demand that you and your government immediately take action to stop the torture and investigate the conditions for medical treatment and the release of Mr Maonochehr Mohammadi from prison.
With best regards,
Erik Ullenhag, Liberal member of the Swedish Parliament
Cecilia Malmstr?m, Liberal member of the European Parliament and its Foreign Affairs Committee
Carl B Hamilton, Liberal member of the Swedish Parliament and of its Foreign Affairs and EU Committees
Fred Saberi, Chairman of the Liberal Immigrant Association of Stockholm
posted on 07/04/2003 10:34:44 AM PDT
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SMCCDI: Fresh protests rock downtown Tehran at less than 5 days from July 9th
SMCCDI (Information Service)
July 4, 2003
Fresh clashes rocked earlier, this evening, the Azadi, Enghelab and the University's neighborhood of Tehran where groups of young Freedom fighters came into the streets in the darkness of night in order to shout slogans against the regime and to write new slogans on walls.
Hundreds of residents joined them, especially, in Enghelab and cars used of their horns and head lights to show their support.
At least two freedom fighters were injured and several other were arrested.
The situation in the Academis is very tense as students are doing Hunger Strikes or refusing to participate in final exams.
The Iranian cities are like occupied zones due to massive security presence intending to undermine the commmemoration of July 9th. http://www.iran-daneshjoo.org/cgi-bin/smccdinews/viewnews.cgi?category=5&id=1057345112
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posted on 07/04/2003 1:08:58 PM PDT
(IranAzad... 5 days until July 9th)
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