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“At age twenty-seven, I became a captive, and when the pages of my life’s calendar next turn, it will show the number forty”

Friday, 2 August 2013

Political prisoner Abolfazl Abedini, who was illegally transferred from Evin prison to Karoon prison in Ahvaz, has written a letter to Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Amoli Larijani detailing his violent arrest, the hardships he has suffered during imprisonment and his sudden transfer to Ahvaz. Part of the letter reads: “all of this violence and beatings were as a result of me not accepting the charges that were unfounded and not true… after suffering things that I do not find permissible to mention and find speaking of them an insult to my own human dignity, and an insult to our nation and country, finally I appeared before the Court… Ayatollah Amoli Larijani…Suppose that the end result of all of my endeavors for the benefit of my nation resulted in twelve years captivity. But, why, when I have chosen to breath the air of my dear Iran, even behind bars, over any other option, then must I be under continued pressure and hardship applied by those who inflict them? Why is my family threatened with arrest…? My case is the symbol of human rights violations and arbitrarily and illegal decisions. Ask your enforcers and the Revolutionary Court why, after issuing such heavy and unjust sentence, they are not leaving me alone… with my deteriorating health, I have put my life on the line, and have embarked on a hunger strike so perhaps some justice seeking ears, or visionary eyes may pay attention to my story, so the “end result” of this case may become a testimony of what is called “the candor of the Islamic human rights.”

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  • Published: 16 days ago on Friday, 2 August 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: August 2, 2013 @ 12:11 pm
  • Filed Under: Human Rights
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    • http://www.kaleme.com/1392/05/09/klm-153413/; https://twitter.com/persianbanoo/status/363068524228386816

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