“We stand resolute in our demand to know the whole truth about these crimes against humanity and to have a competent court investigate them. … These crimes are still an open wound in the collective conscience of the Iranian society. And each one of us feels responsible to press for justice.”
Forouhar, Mokhtari, and Pouyandeh families (2008)
NEW NAME: SAYED MAHDI KAZEMEYNI BOROUJERDI (M), SON OF ABOVE
SHI'A CLERIC AYATOLLAH SAYED HOSSEIN KAZEMEYNI BOROUJERDI REPORTEDLY APPEARED BEFORE THE SPECIAL COURT FOR THE CLERGY (SCC) BETWEEN 18 AND 20 MARCH. ACCORDING TO AN EYEWITNESS, HE APPEARED TO BE BLEEDING FROM HIS MOUTH, AND POSSIBLY OCCASIONALLY COUGHING UP BLOOD. HE WAS REPORTEDLY UNABLE TO WALK UPRIGHT.
URGENT ACTION Amnesty International
ARGUMENT ACTION Amnesty International
At least six students, four of whom are connected with student publications, from Amir Kabir Polytechnic in the capital, Tehran, have been arrested and are believed to be held in the city's Evin Prison. Amnesty International fears that they may be at risk of torture or ill-treatment.
Ahmad Qasabian, Moqdad Khalilpour, Pooya Mahmoudian, Majid Tavakkoli and Majid Sheikhpour are editors-in-chief of student publications. All men were reportedly detained apparently in connection with articles deemed by university officials to “insult Islamic sanctities”, a criminal offence. These reportedly appeared on 30 April in several student publications.