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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, Amnesty Int'l, Sadegh Larijani

Visitation Rights Revoked for All Political Prisoners in Iran:

June 13, 2010

The government of Iran continues to mount pressure on its citizens. As per a recent order by Tehran’s prosecutor, until further notice, all political prisoners will no longer be allowed personal, face-to-face visitation with family members. Moving forward they will be allowed to meet in cabins that permit phone conversations only. Regular prisoners are still able to meet with their families once a month. It is not clear when the visitation ban will be lifted.

As of this week, families of political prisoners will only be allowed personal visitation with their loved ones through special permission by the prosecutor’s office. Even if the families are successful in obtaining this special permission, children, sisters, and brothers of political prisoners no longer have visitation rights.

It has been reported that these new measures are designed to prevent the dissemination of statements and writings by political prisoners to the outside world.

Translation: Negar Irani (thank you)




دادستان تهران تمامی ملاقات های حضوری زندانیان سیاسی را قطع کرد


دوشنبه, ۲۴ خرداد, ۱۳۸۹

چکیده : بر اساس این دستور ،از این پس خانواده های زندانیان سیاسی زندانی ها فقط می توانند با عزیزان خود ملاقات کابینی داشته باشند، یعنی از طریق تلفن و از پشت تلفن عزیزان خود را ملاقات کنند

دادستان تهران طی دستوری تمامی ملاقات های حضوری زندانیان سیاسی اوین را از این هفته و برای مدت نامحدود قطع کرد.

براساس این دستور ،از این پس خانواده های زندانیان سیاسی فقط می توانند با عزیزان خود ملاقات کابینی داشته باشند، یعنی از طریق تلفن و از پشت تلفن آنها را ملاقات کنند.

زندانیان عادی حق دارند ماهی یکبار با خانواده های خود به صورت حضوری ملاقات کنند اما این امکان از زندانی های سیاسی گرفته شده است.

از این پس خانواده ها تنها با دستور ویژه دادستان حق ملاقات حضوری با زندانیان خود را خواهند داشت.

حتی در صورتی که خانواده های زندانیان موفق به گرفتن دستور ویژه از دادستان برای گرفتن ملاقات بشوند فرزندان ،خواهران و برادران زندانی از حق ملاقات محروم خواهند بود.

گفته می شود این محدودیت ها با هدف جلوگیری از رساندن پیام ها و نوشته های زندانیان به بیرون از زندان ایجاد شده است.

Source: Kaleme


Under the UN Declaration of Human Rights (Article 12) and International Covenant of Civil & Political Rights (Article 17), in which Iran government is a State Party:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Torture and rape of prisoners is illegal under international law, which is not being upheld by Iran govt, who is a state party:

International Covenant of Civil & Political Rights:

Article 1:
1. For the purposes of this Convention, the term "torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.
2. This article is without prejudice to any international instrument or national legislation which does or may contain provisions of wider application.

Article 2
1. Each State Party shall take effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent acts of torture in any territory under its jurisdiction.
2. No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political in stability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture.
3. An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture.

1) We demand for IMMEDIATE VISITATION RIGHTS reinstated for ALL political prisoners, especially post-election prisoners.

2) We demand along with the reinstatement of visitation, to allow all relatives the right to see their loved ones in prison. Brothers, sisters, and children of prisoners by international law have the right to visit their family members in jail.

3) We demand for the IMMEDIATE END to the torturing, raping, and beatings of prisoners in all the prisons in Iran, which is carried out by the Iran government.

4) We demand for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners to begin with!! But in the least to re-grant them all visitation rights and end the tortures and rapes.

The Reinstate visitation rights for all political prisoners in Iran petition to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, Ban Ki Moon, Amnesty Int'l, Sadegh Larijani was written by sabzeha and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.