Saturday, September 1, 2007

A letter to the UN Secretary General

Leily Hassanpour, whose brother, Adnan Hassanpour and a colleague reporter called Hiwa Boutimar, have been condemned to death, has written a letter to the UN secretary General, informing him of the 40 day hunger strike of the journalists.

She has stated in her letter that it has been at least 9 months that her brother and his friend have been illegally kept captured by the “Revolutionary Court”. The courts have not yet reacted at all to the journalists 40 day hunger stile and their just demands, she has said in her letter.

At the end of her letter, Leyli Hassnpour indicated that her intention was to let the UN General Secretary know about the atrocities and ask “we question the role of the UN, and what can the UN do in this short period of time?”
The two journalists are now being held in the Intelligence Ministry’s detention centre in Sanandaj.

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