Green ribbon, evidence of crime in a prisoner’s case
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

An attorney representing those arrested during the post elections protests told International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that during the visits he has had to the Revolutionary Courts, he has observed cases where a green bracelet or ribbon were used as evidence of crime in the suspects’ files.

Referring to the generality of charges made against many of the arrested protesters, especially those arrested on Ashura Day, he said: “In one of my visits to court, quite by accident, I was able to see several cases in which things such as green ribbons or green bracelets were attached to the file as “crime evidence. In one case, pictures taken on someone’s cell phone during the protests was developed and affixed to the file as crime evidence. Of course, I don’t know how they could use such things as crime evidence for accusing detainees. Taking pictures of public places where hundreds of people are present, during the day and with a cellular phone is not a crime and people cannot be arresgted for this.”

This attorney to political prisoners added: “Unfortunately, the judges in political cases consider everything other than the law. In none of the trials I have attended, there has been any consideration for the defense I have provided to refute the charges against my clients. Only what the Prosecutor has announced as charges or whatever the Ministry of Information authorities or IRGC interrogators have said have been used and confirmed as the last w... >>>

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