Tuesday Oct. 26,2005Masumeh Shafiei the wife of Akbar Ganji in a statement which was published in the site of Emrooz disclosed all illegal and inhuman treatment that went on to her husband during 52 days of no news about him.
After a few words on Ramadam the month of mourning, here is the rest of the statement:
" Friends, honourable ! I didn't want to take your moments at this time of the year, but what can I do ? When paine comes to the bone, when you cant cry because you dont want your child see your tears, when you see all doors are closed to you, when you try more but get less result, when you witness little by little the most dearest to you and your partner in life is dying , when everyone know that you are right but they can't defend you, when every moment of your life , during sleep, and time of eating is full of anxiety, when you see yourself at the end of the line, then you become like me and decide like me.
I was hoping that at this time they will send Mr. Ganji home, so that his family become happy, specially his heartbroken and ill mother, but they didn't do that, I was hoping that after 52 days that I'm going to see him i'll become happy and stronger, and return to my home and happily explaine to my children about the visit, so that they can share with me this moments of happiness, but it didn't happen.
Friends! the reality is that on Monday July 16,2005 after 52 days of totaly without news , together with Ganji's mom and his lawyer Mr. Molaie we visited him, when I saw Ganji, in the first look we didn't recognize him , he was very thin and bent, with dishevelled long beard and hair .
All of us were crying, he was also crying, what he had to say made us including his mom more sad, Mr. Ganji explained: " 2-3 days after our last meeting ( on Aug. 26,2005) in Milad Hospital , the special judiciary team brought pen and paper for Mr. Ganji and demanded that in writting he will take back the letter that he wrote to Mr. Sorush , Ayatollah Montazeri and his book the manifest of republicanism, but he refused to write , in the second round they asked him again to take bake the two letters, again he diden't accept, at the end they asked him to promise them if we let you go ,you won't speak and won't make any interviews, again Ganji refused to accept , then in Milad hospital on 12th floor they attacked him, and in one day they beat him three times in a way that his body was covered with blood and his hands had deep wounds, they pounded his head severely to the bed and while they were using obscene words were telling: One who is like this" himself must go , we will do everything with him, things won't end here" After a few days the head of the operation team , who's name was " Samavati " told to Mr. Ganji that we want to let you go, then thoes people who beat him up came for his release, Ganji protested and Samavati said: They want to ask you to forgive them, therefore they took Ganji to a car and when they reached to " Chamran " high way, one of the agent moved to the back seat and sat on Ganji's legs and covered his eyes with blindfold and while using obscene words handcuffed him like scale from behind by doing this his left shoulder blade was damaged , while his shoulder joints were dislocated and was severly painful they didn't bring him to the clinic instead they brought him to a solitary cell which was called " 2 alef " , they diden't give him medication too, even a tablet, then they brought the person in charge of the clinic to do physiotherapy with him for several meeting.
The dear ones!
The visitation time which was limited went with cry . I do not know how they delt with him that his weight reached to 51 KG.and his blood pressure reached to 7/5 over 5 .
Ganjis' situation is worse than the time of his treatment in Milad hospital , the last time we visited him on Friday Aug. 26 , 2005 in the hospital , he was fairly getting better and by eating most of the problems were reduced, why for a long time in a solitary confinement they won't give him food and he doesn't have visitation ? Why they won't give him his medication? Is the prison officials responsible to follow the human rights of a prisoner or not ?
Friends! I know that you like me can't do that much , only i want you to know what went to us, be informed, the main cause of this situation are thoes who Ganji critisized them. Pray for Ganji ............
With highly respect
Translated by IRAN WATCH CANADA
Link to this news in Farsi :http://raha.gooya.name/politics/archives/038042.php
Link to Ifex in English:http://www.ifex.org/en/content/view/full/221/
Link to RSF :http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=15304