Weekly Rights Podcast 9: September 1–7, 2010

Sep 3, 20100 comments

In this week’s “Weekly Rights Podcast”: the mother of Neda Agha Soltan, Hajar Rostami, seeks help from the international community to find the murderer of her daughter; Massoud Shafiee, lawyer for the three American hikers, tells the Campaign that his clients should have been released months ago under Iranian law; according to confidential sources, hundreds of prisoners in Mashad’s Vakil Abad Prison have been sentenced to death by hanging; Mourning Mothers, a group for women who have lost a family member to post-election violence, urges families to take seriously the lingering psychological effects of torture; thirty-three year old Moharram Chegini was murdered on June 15, 2009 during post-election violence, now his wife Massoumeh Chegini is being offered blood money to drop a lawsuit over his death; and the United Nations Anti-Racism Committee has called on Iran to end its discriminatory policies against ethnic and religious minorities.

Click here to listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/d8sdpr

Source: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2010/09/podcast-no-9-september-1-%E2%80%93-7-2010/