Tuesday June 7/2005A national and International demand:
Immedite freedom of all political and media prisoners!
By : Farhad Motamed
Akbar Ganji must have returned to prison at mid-night last night, A" must" based on persistance of the Tehran's " prosecutors " deputy while immediate freedom of all political and media prisoners have becom the daily demand of Iranian people and human rights advocates around the world.
Ganji demanded for the release of all political prisoners and Emad Baghi said that there are 50 political prisoners.
Last week, reformists forces outside the government like: Habibullah Payman, Ebrahim Yazdi, Ahmad Sadre Haj-Seyed Javadi, Ahmad Zeid- Abadi, Ezat Sahabi, Mohammad Basteh Negar, Emadodin Baghi, Morteza Kazemianand Mehdi Aminizadeh in protest for not releasing the prisoners went on a " sit in " in front of ministry of justice and demanded from the minister of justice to release 3 " Melli - Mazhabi " prisoner : Hoda Saber, Taghi Rahmani and Reza Alijani
and threatened that if they are not released in 2 weeks again they will gather in protest.
Hashem Aghajeri formerly a prisoner himself demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners.
RSF official site reported about imprisoned journalists and weblog writers: "Siamak Pourzand, Abbas Abdi, Ensafali Hedayat, Mohammad Reza Nasab Elahi, Mojtaba Lotfi and Mojtaba Samiei Nezhad."
Report on hunger strike of political prisoners in "Rejaei Shahr- Karaj " prison
added 13 name to this list and brought the number to 24 people: these prisoners have started their hunger strike from yesterday , The are : Amir Saran, Hojat Zamani, Arzhang Davoudi, Farzad Hamidi, Bia Darabzand, Mehrdad Lohrasbi, Khaled Hardani, Vali Feiz-Mahdavi,Jafar Eghdami, Seifollah Shahbazi, Afshin Baymani, Mohammad Ebrahimi and Heidari.
Omid Abbas-Gholinezhad another prisoner who also is but in " Fardis - Karaj " prison
joined to this hunger strike and then after him the political prisoners in Evin prison went on hunger strike . They are : Hojat Bakhtiari, Mostafa Jokar, Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, Fatah Madani, Manouchehr Mohammadi and Shahram Hoseinjani.
Mohammad Ali Dadkhah who is the lawyer of students arrested on student uprising a few years ago,added more name to the list that had already 31 namesand brought it to 36 namein the list.They are : Ali Shojaie, Khosro Tarkashvand, Mojtaba Najafi and Heidar Zahedi.
Association of Writers in Iran in their statement yesterday demanded for the freedom of " Yousef Azizi-Banitorf" .
Association of Women Journalists in a statement demanded for the release of media writers.
These days ( presidential election days ) everyone talks of the release of political- media - weblog ... prisoners , The judiciary power also accepted this national demand but still the prison doors are closed .
To this perhaps you can add daily arrest and release of many people , the religious minorities like Bahai's and others ...........which is not reported by media.......IRAN WATCH CANADA
will try its outmost effort to translate these news and report it to world human rights offices as well as NGO's.