Monday, September 17, 2007

Two political prisoners' death sentence annulled

Death sentence of 2 suspected opposition members to the Islamic Republic annulled.

According to reports from Evin prison, death sentences delivered for 2 members of the Peopels' Mojahedin Organization of Iran, who had been arrested and sentenced in the “revolutionary courts” to death for entering Iran for armed operations against the Islamic Republic, have been reduced to Life sentence.

The two members, Saeid Massouri and Gholam Hossein Kalbi, who have been in prison for the past 6 years have received their amended charges.

During the last 3 years Saeid Massouri has been kept under inspection of the Intelligence Ministry in solitary confinement.

It is reported that his isolation in the 209 section of Evin prison has been ordered to pressure him for co–operation with the Ministry.

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