Farah Vahezan

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September 2010

September 20 Zahra Bahrami is reportedly under pressure to confess to drug possession charges. She refused to speak in court on both September 8 and 11 because her lawyer, Nasrin Sotoodeh, is in jail. Zahra's next hearing will be held on September 23.

September 15 Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei's appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court yesterday (14 September). His lawyer, Mehdi Hojjati, said: "Unfortunately, there is nothing else we can do as judicial lawyers. A request for clemency was our last attempt and it was denied. There are no legal avenues left to explore to prevent his execution."

We urge you to sign the petition for his life.

September 10 Condemned Ashura protester Farah Vazehan has reportedly suffered a heart attack in prison and was transferred to an outside hospital.

September 8 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) urge the Islamic Republic to immediately grant Dutch citizen Zahra Bahrami access to a lawyer, consular assistance, and either release her or grant her a stay of execution while her case is reviewed. They have also requested a stay of execution for minor offender Ebrahim Hamidi.

September 6 Wonderful news: Abdolreza Ghanbari's death sentence has been overturned.

September 5 The Supreme Court has upheld Habibollah Golparipour's death sentence. He is considered in imminent danger of execution.

Ali Saremi was brutally interrogated and threatened for speaking about the appalling conditions in Rajai Shahr prison and about his appeal being denied. The report states that intelligence officials are preparing a new case against Mr. Saremi.

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