IHRDC Releases Report: “Using Prison as a Tool of Repression: A Legal Analysis of Harsh Prison Conditions during the Years of Reform“

(New Haven, Connecticut, October 26, 2007) – The clerical establishment in Iran responded to the popularity of the reform movement which blossomed in Iran ... Read more

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Condemns Arrests of Dual-National Scholars

(New Haven, June 1, 2007) - The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) today expressed grave concern regarding the situation of two detained ... Read more

Solidarity Files: Human Rights Cases by Other Amnesty International Groups

Information on prisoners of conscience, including the case of Siamak Pourzand ... Read more

Iran- Annual Report 2004

8/6/2010 Reporters Sans Frontières REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS ... Read more

Siamak Pourzand's Life is in Danger

Pourzand had a heart attack in prison and prison doctors said he must be moved to a hospital where they can perform MRI's and take care of him. ... Read more

Pourzand: I am in Solintary Confinement and Have Insomnia

Norooz Newspaper wonders how is is that ISNA was able to interview Pourzand but Article 90 Commission members were not?

I Have Accepted My Charges

Followed by Gooya News publication...Today, Siamak Pourzand appeared in the Special Court of Mehrebad. He was accused a while ago of "propagating against the regime, spying news for foreigners, illegitimate affairs" and was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment. He seemed unwell. He told ISNA reporter he was not tortured and was happy about the manner of his interviews. He said he was in solitary and prefers to remain there because he has insomnia and likes to write. He said he did not know where he was being kept originally but then was moved to where he is now. He said he decided to help the court appointed lawyer becasue the one his wife introduced likes to do interviews and that his current lawyer has done a lot for him. He said he has accepted the verdict and so far has had 6 visits from his sister.

Wife of Mr. Pourzand Complains of his treatment.

Mrs. Kar asked: If my husband's case is a matter of national security, then why is it not investigated by the Ministry of Intelligence and if it is a moral case, then why are security issues mentioned?

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