Saturday, March 20, 2010

Koohyar Goodarzi’s Sentence Extended Two Months

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Committee of Human Rights Reporters /

After the last meeting with CHRR member Koohyar Goodarzi, his mother reported that his sentence has been extended two months.

Kooyhar Goodarzi is reportedly under continuous pressure to reveal the passwords to his email account and the CHRR website. According to Article 38 of the Iranian constitution: “All forms of torture for the purpose of extracting confession or acquiring information are forbidden. Compulsion of individuals to testify, confess, or take an oath is not permissible; and any testimony, confession, or oath obtained under duress is devoid of value and credence. Violation of this article is liable to punishment in accordance with the law.”

While 90 days have passed since the arrest of Kooyhar Goodarzi, many other prisoners of conscience have been released in recent days. Journalist and human rights activist Kooyhar Goodarzi was arrested on December 20, 2009, along with Shiva Nazar Ahari and Saeed Haeri. Also, with pressures from security forces, Koohyar Goodarzi was expelled from Sharif University of Technology. Translation by: Teni K. |