Hossein Derakhshan Returns To Evin Prison
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
12-Dec-2010 (3 comments)

According to an entry made by Hossein Derakhshan’s sister on “Justice for Hossein Derakhshan: The Official Blog of Hossein Derakhshan’s Family and Friends For Dissemination of Information and Pursuit of His Situation,” he has returned to prison at the end of his two-day prison leave. A source close to Derakhshan confirmed the news for the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.

“It was unexpected, but finally, after months of efforts and patience, they accepted for Hossein to spend two days outside of the prison and next to us….He returned to prison early this morning. It was short. But sweet,” the entry says. The said source told the Campaign that the authorities who released Derakhshan for a short leave on an unprecedented bail of $1.5 million “tested Hossein to see what he would do if he was released.” The blog entry refers to the family’s having gone to the cemetery to visit deceased family members’ grave sites, and to have spent the entire two days together.

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Ah, ihateiri, but how many could? (Sorry for the formatting

by DelilahNY on

(or rather lack of). I tried to fix it but I can't. It was supposed to be six paragraphs). //www.payvand.com/news/10/sep/1155.html Now, you will say that since their names were not released, that it cannot be corroborated. You will also say that Mehr News (the primary source) is unreliable, and reject out of hand the possibility that the reason they gave for the anonymity is true. And I understand. But I suggest you take the matter up with Payvand, who considered the source reliable, not me. //cpj.org/2010/04/furloughs-lower-iran-prison-count-but-dozens-still.php But there's no matter to take up with the Committee to Protect Journalists. (Scroll down). And my question to you is do you think their furloughs stank too?  And here are some other observations: Their furloughs were granted after much less time than Hoder's, which was after over two years. They were released for the New Year, Hoder was not. No one, not even his family, knew his whereabouts for a year. The amount of his bail was unprecented.He himself says he was beaten and made to squat in cold showers. I'm not saying some of the others weren't, just that do you think that stinks too? (Or does it make you happy, because 'he got what he deserved'?) Does all this really confirm to you that he's some kind of 'privileged character'? I get upset with the people who use him as a poster child for just how bad IRI is that it even imprisons 'one of their own', without showing any kind of empathy. But I get angry at the people who rejoice in his despair and lament any tiny respite he may get. Now you will say that I'm a nokar, a mozdoor, anti-Iran, or at very least I'm an apologist. But I'm not. It's just that I think the regime is what stinks and not his puny little furlough. I'm certainly not saying that these furloughed people justify IRI in any way. I am simpy contesting your statement. Know thine enemy. I did my homework. And you should do yours. It took me all of five minutes to find these articles. I googled iran political prisoners release furlough and they were on the first page. My reasons for defending Hoder so persistently are by now well-known by people on this site who are following his case. You can find them,  if you care to, by tracking me, and I would appreciate it if you would.


What about the other political prisoners?

by ihateiri on

What about the other political prisoners who can't dream of going out for a minute let alone two days? It stinks!


Here is the original blog in Persian.

by DelilahNY on