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UPDATE Hrana 9th April, 2013

The authorities refuse to release Mohammad Seyfzadeh

HRANA News Agency – Although Mohammad Seyfzadeh has served the sentence of 2 years imprisonment, the authorities of the Rajai Shahr prison are refusing to release this imprisoned lawyer and are making a new case for him.

According to a report by the Kalameh website, although the 2 years imprisonment sentence of Mohammad Seyfzadeh, the lawyer and a member of the Human rights defenders center is finished last March, this human rights activist who suffers from several diseases is still kept in prison.

He has been sentenced to 6 years of prison for complaining and not taking part in the Revolutionary court, which is not definitive yet.

He didn’t recognize the revolutionary court because of the lack of independency and not keeping the due process which caused the irritation of the judiciary authorities and his exile to the Rajai Shahr prison.

Seyfzadeh suffers from Kidney, colitis, colon, liver and spine diseases and the lack of nutrient and health requirements in the Rajai Shahr prison has put him in a critical condition.

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Jailed lawyer’s sentencing surprises family

Radio Zamaneh Sat, 02/23/2013

Iranian lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh, after two years of imprisonment, has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Fatemeh Golzar, the jailed lawyer’s wife, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: “Just when we were expecting that he would be finally released, the court’s ruling was reported to us, and he has been sentenced to six year in jail.”

Seifzadeh was sentenced by the Revolutionary Court in 2010 to nine years in jail and a 10-year ban from practicing law. He was arrested in March of 2011 and given two years for “attempting to leave the country illegally.”

He was charged with “collusion and assembly against national security” for collaborating in writing petitions and issuing joint statements while in jail. He has refused to participate in the proceedings against him on the basis that the courts lack the jurisdiction and legitimacy to issue a fair ruling.

Mohammad Seifzadeh was a judge prior to the 1979 Revolution in Iran and was prohibited from practicing law for 10 years following the regime change.

Immediate & Unconditional Release of Iranian Lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh.

The Free Iranian Lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh petition to Ahmed Shaheed , Amnesty , UN, Navi Pillay,HRW, EU members Ban Ki Moon, was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.