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Report of Mr. Alireza Javanbakht, speaker of the committee of defense of Azerbaijan political prisoners in Persian section of VOA TV

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Report of Mr. Alireza Javanbakht, speaker of the committee of defense of Azerbaijan political prisoners in Persian section of VOA TV
Savalan Sesi(Translated by Oyrenci News):

News and Comments- news program of Persian section of VOA (14 January)Student committee of without border reporters expressed concern about the health condition of Mrs. Leila Heidari in Evin prison.Mrs. Leila Hedari, wife of Mr. Behrooz Safari, Azerbaijan political activist that himself without explanation of accusation and without right to visit his lawyer and his family is in detention of intelligence forces for months.In this regard an interview with Mr. Alireza Javanbakht, speaker of the committee of defense of Azerbaijan political prisoners is coming next:Mrs. Leila Heidari after imprisonment of His spouse Mr. Behrooz Safari, on August 28th 2007 goes to intelligence office of Zanjan to visit his spouse but she is detained and after passage of five months is kept in detention house of intelligence ministry in Evin prison.According to the statements of her relatives, Mrs. Heidari does not have good and suitable health condition. She has had several heart attacks in Evin prison in Tehran and it was due to her previous concerns and tortures she has experienced in prison. Earlier we had received reliable news about her torture and her spouse.Mrs. Heidari because of cultural activities has been under the pressure of security forces. Also she was detained and interrogated on the occasion world mother tongue day on February 21st 2006.Perhaps her detention is in relation with her previous activities and also with the aim to put her spouse, Mr. Behrooz Safari, under extra pressure. Mrs. Heidari and other Azerbaijani prisoner in Evin prison in Tehran, namely "Said Matinpour", journalist and human rights activist, "Jalil Ghaniloo", journalist, "Alireza Matinpour", civilian activist, and "Behrooz Safari",spouse of Mrs. Leila Heidari, after several months temporary detention do not have right to choose a lawyer. Families of all these prisoners have informed us about painful and severe tortures in order to record baseless and fabricated confessions.It is while those families themselves are not aware of the accusations made. However, according to the statements of some of the recently released, on heavy bail, Azerbaijani activists and while awaiting issue of sentence of acting against national security, probably accusation of those in prison now will be acting against national security. It is an accusation made against Azerbaijani activists frequently and unfortunately in these conditions and in such accusations penal laws of Iran associates accessibility to lawyer to the permission of judge, a permission which is given rarely. Saleh Kamerani, lawyer, Abdollah Abbasi Javan, university professor, Yagoob Saleki nia, journalist and member of the committee of defense of Azerbaijani political prisoners (ASMAK), Mir Gasem Seyedinzade, journalist and Mohammad Nosrati, university student,recently have been released on heavy 150,80 and 40 million tumans bail. They say that they have been tortured during imprisonment.VOA: Mr. Javanbakht, there are reports about the lashing of some Azerbaijani activists. Are they true?Yes, in recent days lashing sentence of some Azerbaijani activists has been executed.Mr. engineer Ibrahim Moini, political activist from Nagade (a city in west Azerbaijan), some days ago after bearing 40 lashes has been released from 10 months long passed prison. He was imprisoned on May 2007 and also was in detention for a while on 2006. His total detention time is ten months, after finishing this term and after forty lashes he was set freed. Also Mr. Ali Haj Mohammadi, another activist from Nagade, after 50 lashes was imprisoned. He is in Nagade prison now. Another activist from Nagade is Mr. Vali Azariyun, whose brother, Tohid Azariyun, was killed on May 2006 because police shot him, is to be exposed to the execution of thirty lashes.It is while that families of four Nagade activists, whom have lost their lives on May 2006, are under the pressure of intelligence forces in Nagade and they are warned not to attend on the tombs of their dears with others. These are families of Hosein Fathipoor, Tohid Azariyun, Hemmat Esmzade and Asgar Gasemi. Also their complaints against police, revolutionary corps and Basij because of direct shooting towards their children after 20 months have not received any definite response.