According to news from HRANA Homa Hoodfar the imprisoned Iranian -Canadian 65 years old professor of Concordia University is arrested on March when she was departing Iran and since then was in prison and now is transferred to the hospital due to poor health condition. She travelled to Iran to visit her family members.
According to her family members ,she can hardly speak or walk .
She suffers from dizziness and severe headaches.
The family members have made a formal complaint against the judiciary who have released the private information of Homa Hoodfar to media before handing this information to her lawyer.
According to news there are speculation that she may go through a forced confession.
Homa Hoodfar is also holding the Irish citizenship .
According to Iran Newspaper report in their tweeter , Last Sunday Nader Ghazipour an Islamic MP from Orumieh beat their parliamentary reporter in the hall way of the parliament after the end of parliamentary session, while the reporter was asking him question about his speech .
According to other news from ILNA , MP ghazizadeh called the security forces of parliament to arrest the reporter.
The report added that, Mr. Bedaghi a parliamentary reporter was asking question from this MP when he got angry and attacked the reporter with his fist.
This isn't the first time this MP does behave this way, in the past he did similar behaviour .
UN rights expert condemns Iran’s ‘illegal’ execution of 12 people on drug-related charges
GENEVA (29 August 2016) – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, has expressed outrage at the execution on 27 August of 12 people, including Alireza Madadpour, on drug-related charges. Mr. Shaheed had appealed publicly on 26 August to the Iranian authorities not to go ahead with the planned executions at Karaj Central Prison.
“The execution of individuals for drug-related offences is simply illegal,” Mr. Shaheed said, noting that international law only allows the imposition of the death penalty for the “most serious crimes”, where there is intentional killing, and after a fair trial that respects the most stringent due process guarantees. None of these conditions were respected, at least in the case of Mr. Madadpour.
“Combating drug trafficking, a serious concern in Iran, does not justify the use of the death penalty in drug-related cases,” the Special Rapporteur stressed.
“The execution of Mr. Madadpour and 11 others shows the Iranian authorities’ complete disregard of its obligations under international human rights law and especially of international fair trial standards and due process guarantees,” Mr. Shaheed added.
UN Expert calls on Iran to halt execution of 12 individuals expected to take place Saturday
GENEVA (26 August 2016) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, today urged the Islamic Republic of Iran to halt immediately the execution of Alireza Madadpour and 11 other individuals, reported to be scheduled for Saturday 27 August.
On 24 August, Mr. Madadpour and the 11 others, who have all been reportedly sentenced to death for drug-related offences, were transferred to solitary confinement in Karaj Central Prison in preparation for execution.
Mr Madadpour was tried by the Revolutionary Court in Karaj on 17 July 2012, after being arrested the previous November when 990 grams of crystal meth were found during a raid on a house he cleaned. Mr. Madadpour’s state-appointed defence lawyer never met him and the trial lasted 20 minutes. Mr. Madadpour’s request for pardon and retrial were not granted.
“It is regrettable that the Government continues to proceed with executions for crimes that do not meet the threshold of the ‘most serious crimes’ as required by international law, especially the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Iran is State party. It is also troubling that courts continue to issue death sentences in trials that not only breach international fair trial standards but even domestic due process guarantees,” Mr. Shaheed stressed.
The UN expert noted serious concern regarding the Iranian authorities' continuing reliance on drug-related executions as means to deter crimes, and stressed that various Iranian government officials have gone on record to acknowledge that executions have not been effective in the prevention of drug-related crimes.
The Special Rapporteur renewed his call on the Government of Iran to immediately institute a moratorium on executions and to restrict use of the death penalty for the “most serious crimes” (i.e. intentional killings). He also repeated his calls on the Iranian authorities to adhere to international standards guaranteeing fair trial and due process for those facing the death penalty.
Ahmed Shaheed (the Maldives) is a Visiting Professor at Essex University, UK; a former member of the Maldivian presidential Commission Investigating Corruption; and a foreign policy advisor to the President of the Maldives. Mr. Shaheed was Foreign Minister of the Maldives from 2005 to 2007 and from 2008 to 2010. He led the country’s efforts to sign and ratify all nine international human rights Conventions and to implement them in law and practice. He was appointed as the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran in June 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council. Learn more, visit: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/AsiaRegion/Pages/IRIndex.aspx
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