Posted by: bahareiran | March 17, 2011

Iranian judiciary admits keeping political prisoners

Iranian judiciary denies political prisoners New Year leave

Radio Zamane, March 15 2011 – The Iranian judiciary is denying political prisoners the leave customarily given to prisoners for Nowrouz, the Iranian New Year that begins on the first day of spring.

Kaleme reports that several families of political detainees had applied for a few days of leave for their jailed relatives but were turned down by the authorities.

Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi said today that leave is being denied to any prisoners considered at risk of continuing their political activities upon release.

The banned activities include issuing announcements, publishing articles and attending meetings.

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