The lawyer of an Iranian protester who has been sentenced to loss of life claims he was seriously tortured to ‘confess’ to killing a Basij militiaman at a protest.
“I achieved with Seyed-Mohammad Hosseini at Karaj Jail. He cried as a result of his account of tortures, being crushed with tied arms and legs and blindfolded, to remaining kicked in the head and getting rid of consciousness, the soles of his feet being beaten with an iron rod to staying tased in different areas of the human body,” Ali Sharifzadeh Ardakani who claims he has just just lately been allowed to characterize Hosseini tweeted Sunday.
“There is no legal validity to the confessions of a man who has been tortured,” he included.
Sharifzadeh had earlier this 7 days claimed the Innovative Court docket of Karaj did not let him to take on Hosseini’s scenario, examine the case file, and characterize him in the method of appeals to the loss of life sentence. “This is gross violation of the legal rights of a human being sentenced to death,” he tweeted on December 15.
Seyed-Mohammad Hosseini was arrested in November in Karaj, money of Alborz Province to the west of Tehran, and charged with “waging war versus God” and “corruption on earth”, both of those carrying the death sentence.
Hosseini has been accused of participation in the alleged killing of Ruhollah Ajamian, 27 on November 12. Ajamian who served alongside other stability forces as a member of the Basij militia of the Innovative Guards (IRGC) was stabbed, overwhelmed, and stripped bare by a team of adult males and died of his injuries later on.
13 protesters were put on trial for his killing by the Groundbreaking Court soon immediately after the incident five of whom, together with Hosseini, had been sentenced to demise.
Protesters established fire to a police auto in Karaj on November 3
Hosseini was sentenced in an unfair trial without obtain to his decided on protection legal professional, like the the vast majority of other protesters put on trial in the earlier number of weeks.
The Revolutionary Court on a regular basis refuses to acknowledge the ability of lawyer of independent attorneys who the accused or their people appoint and only approves its trusted legal professionals who in quite a few cases only make an visual appeal for the duration of the trial without the need of having even seen the circumstance documents.
Hosseini is in imminent risk of execution like at the very least a dozen other youthful gentlemen who had been arrested since protests swept throughout the country in September subsequent the demise in custody of the 22-calendar year-old Mahsa Amini.
“How desperate is a regime to take care of its folks this way? Do they think that a “confession” under torture is worthy of anything at all? Now we you should not have to think, we know,” Ye-1 Rhie, a member of the German parliament (Bundestag) who has taken on the political sponsorship of rapper Toomaj Salehi requested quoting Sharifi Ardakani’s tweet.
French lawmaker Aude Luquet has taken on Hosseini’s political sponsorship and referred to as for an rapid halt to all executions in Iran. Hosseini is also sponsored by Austrian parlemaintarian Harold Truch.
The Islamic Republic has so significantly executed Mohsen Shekari and Majidreza Rahnavard, equally 23. Equally ended up allegedly tortured into “confessing” to the crimes they have been charged with and tried using without having because of method. The executions have enraged quite a few Iranians who imagine they were swiftly tried using and executed to instil anxiety in the relaxation of the populace and hold them absent from the streets.
“Five had been sentenced to demise for the killing of a person Basiji. A person was executed for injuring a Basiji. No one was held accountable for the killing of hundreds of citizens. No one particular was held accountable for killing thousands in the protests in the previous few a long time. This routine has taken justice and liberty to the slaughterhouse,” a tweet posted with the pictures of the 5 sentenced to loss of life in Karaj claimed on December