Tuesday, June 14, 2005

In solidarity with Zwarafshan : Gathering in front of Evin prison !
Translation by : IRAN WATCH CANADA

In solidarity with Zwarafshan : Gathering in front of Evin prison !

"Association of Writers in Iran ": Although there was warnings by the ministry of information and demanded to cancel this event , However the association rejected to bend to their demand and the event went on at the same time with the presence of security and police forces and many people .
In this event the message of association was delivered to the protesters.
Abdollah Nouri the publisher of reformist newspaper " Salam " which was banned and he spent 5 years in prison went to Zarafshans home to express solidarity with them.

The committee in solidarity with Zarafshan asked madam Shireen Ebadi that as a lawyer of Mr. Zarafshan , What she is going to do? Zarafshans hunger strike is in Its 8th day . He is gradually dieing.Mr. Fariborz Raisdana another member of the Association in a telephone conversation he had with Zarafshan from Evin prison said : He is very ill and breath hardly. The Association said that : Islamic Republic is responsible for the health and death of Dr. Naser Zarafshan.

Its Now 3 years that Zarafshan is in prison he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment and 70 lashes. He is ill and complaining of kidney problems, He is now on his 8 day of hunger strike he calls it " Marathon of death" . Naser Zarafshan is the lawyer of the file famous to " chain murdering ". and the only reason for his imprisonment is because as a lawyer he accepted to follow the case from victims familie.his death will be a disaster for lawyers societies.*******

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