Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Court hearing of a Human Right activist lasting 5 minutes

The 13th branch of the so called revolutionary court began hearing the case of Keyvane Rafiee on 4th of November.Mr.Rafiee has been a member of a group supporting political prisoners’ rights and has spent 5 months in solitary confinement since his arrest on 9th July.His hearing was held without the presence of his lawyer and only took 5 minutes to conclude.The so called court announced Mr. Rafiees’ charges as, plotting against national security, taking part in anti government demonstrations and gatherings, in co operation with a political movement.Mr. Rafiee has protested against the procedure of his so called court and has underlined that the charges are baseless and void of any legal basis.The 13th Branch which is presided by Judge Saadat, announced that the final verdict will be announced in a weeks time

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