Weekly Rights Podcast 21

Feb 2, 20110 comments


This is the “Weekly Rights Podcast,” a review of major human rights issues by The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran…..It’s February 1st and this is our 21st weekly podcast. The execution of prisoners of conscious in Iran continues… On January 29th, Iran executed a Dutch-Iranian prisoner Zahra Bahrami. Bahrami was arrested during last year’s demonstrations and originally charged with security-related violations for sending pictures and videos of the demonstrations abroad. But later into her detention, prosecutors introduced new charges, and she was sentenced to the death penalty for drug trafficking. Her lawyer, Sharif Razi, told the Campaign that she had not been notified of the execution and says that her investigation had not yet been completed.