Mohammad Seifzadeh: Prisoner of the day

Human rights lawyer

ICHRI: The trial session of imprisoned lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh was postponed for the fourth time. Seifzadeh's new court date has been set for October 17 at Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court. Seifzadeh's lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he will refuse to attend this court session as well, due to his belief that this court is unqualified for his trial.

"Like his previous court sessions, he will not participate this court session. His defense bill has been faxed to court through prison authorities. This case is awaiting a ruling; all case investigation has been completed, and each time there is a new court session, Mr. Seifzadeh submits his defense bill to the court. There are no ambiguities and the case is ready for a ruling. We will have to wait and see what happens in court this time and whether a ruling is issued," said Fatemeh Golzar, wife and defense lawyer of Mohammad Seifzadeh in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

Mohammad Seifzadeh has been charged with "assembly and collusion against national security" for writing articles and signing group statements by prisoners, and writing a letter to Iran's former President Mohammad Khatami. His first court session was held on 11 January, but it was postponed to March 11 after Mohammad Seifzadeh refused to appear. It was again re-scheduled for July 16, but Mohammad Seifzadeh did not participate in this session, either, only submitting his defense bill by his lawyer. Though the court has scheduled the October 17 date for his next trial session, Mohammad Seifzadeh's lawyer believes that the court has been ready to rule from the very first session.

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Referring to the transfer of another Iranian human rights lawyer, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah to prison, Fatemeh Golzar told the Campaign, "All the good lawyers have gathered together inside Evin Prison. We only wish is that all these prisoners are released soon. Continuation of this irrational trend is very difficult for them and for their families.

In October 2010, the prominent human rights lawyer was sentenced to nine years in prison and ten years’ ban on practicing law on charges of “acting against national security through co-founding the Defenders of Human Rights Center. In 2011, an appeals court reduced his sentence to two years in prison. He continues to await results of his two cases on charges of “illegally exiting the country,” and "acting against national security."


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will there be a reason for IC to exist when there are no names and pictures for this section?.........



by fullback on

will there ever be a day where IC runs out of names and pictures for this SECTION????


درود بی پایان بر همه زندانیان سیاسی


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The most honest post on IC site is a request for regime

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

change, the next most honest post would to make it clear the change needs to be from worse to better, from anti-secular extremism in place today to secular and moderate participants as the only viable option.  Instead of what the USA has been doing for 33 years, in making the job of secular democrats and moderates far harder and riskier with time.  Friendship as given by the USA and the west in general is a lose/lose a competition to the bottom.  Extremism has a way of being uncontainable and eventually it brings painful regret to those who benefitted from it and helped to bring it about, it's been the cause of every major modern world war with unpredictable consequences for all involved.


درود بر تمام زندانیان سیاسی


ننگ بر آنانیکه از این زندانیان شجاع برای هدف شخصی خود سؤ استفاده میکنند

Iranians of all walks of life taking a stand for their freedom and just rights.  They are to be commanded and supported by all freedom loving folks.


  Iranians need to stand united in their support for these brave souls, support their goals and aspiration for a  free independent and prospers Iran. 

 Foreign nations which thru their apartheid policy practice the same insanity and unjust detentions cannot be a good example for the future of Iran and need not to apply. 


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Regime change for Mohammad's sake

by Fred on

Messianic Islamist Rapists, “reformers” and all, have proven to be anti-human rights.

The only way to end this 34 year nightmare is regime change by Iranians for Iranians with the logistical help of the sane world.

Backbreaking airtight sanctions plus air/naval quarantine is a must.

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Not another regime change........

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