Occupied Ahwaz / Iran:
Hossain Ghaderi, Yousef Moradi and Azad Saghezi, three Sunni prisoners of conscientious of Rajaei Shahr Karaj prison, are sentenced to two years in prison.
According to Iranian Human Rights activists, Hossain Ghasemi and Azad Saghez, the habitants of Javanrood, and Yousef Moradi, the habitant of Sar-Pol-Zohab were arrested by intelligence service and security forces in Summer 2012, and after 6 months being kept in solitary confinement, had been transferred to Rajaei Shahr prison.
After near 16 months uncertainty and suspends, in a sentence by Branch number 28 of revolutionary court of Tehran, by governance of judge Mohammad Moghisehei, they were sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday November 13, 2013.
Just to let you know, these three Ahwazi Sunni prisoners were charged with Moharaba (Fighting against God), in spite of the fact which their only activity was prompting in mosques. They were also exempt as usual from the right of having a legal counsel during judicial process and investigations.
“Iranian courts, and particularly the revolutionary courts, regularly fell short of providing fair trials and allegedly used confessions obtained under torture as evidence in court. Iranian law restricts the right for a defendant to access a lawyer, particularly during the investigation period”. Human Rights Watch World report.
This Iranian blasphemy must be stopped, and the so-called Iranian judicial authority which is supposed to implement democracy and Human Rights when ruling, are serving their dictatorship regime by accusing innocents from Al Ahwaz with such high rank and unjustified charges. Those criminals should be held accountable for what they are doing!
Fair trials and the Rule of Law should prevail always and prisoners should be held within a reasonable time, not for years without investigations. Also, they should be allowed to be represented by a legal counsel and to remain silent. However, none of these are respected in Iran.
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