Posted by: bahareiran | December 25, 2010

Jailed blogger writes outcry for justice from prison

Letter of jailed blogger Mohammad-Reza Pour:

Intelligence agents raided my home on September 12, 2010 and after arresting me, confiscated some of my personal belongings… They transferred me to cellblock 8 in Rajayi Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison known as the Sepah Cellblock.

The next day I cut my wrists in an attempt to commit suicide because of the intolerable pressure I was put under. My suicide was unsuccessful and I was taken to the hospital for treatment. 

In the first days of my interrogations when the pressure started, they took dozens of pages of interrogations from me. On Tuesday August 25, after severe beatings, my interrogators requested I write my will and they subsequently carried out a mock execution.

Since the first day of my arrest, I have been threatened with execution by my interrogators and torturers…

I am currently detained in the prayer hall of Hall 2 in Section 1 known as the ‘end of the world’ and have the minimum facilities. I am banned from receiving visits, making telephone calls or contacting my lawyer. I am kept with dangerous criminals and convicted murderers and have no security.

I am suffering from kidney stones, a slipped disk disorder and sinusitis and the most treatment I receive is two painkillers. I am taken to the court without the knowledge of my family and my rights as a political prisoner are violated as I am taken to court with shackles. In court, my lawyer, jury and the press are banned from participating and the judge actually sits in the place of my complainant. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Dec. 23, 2010)


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