국제앰네스티는 11일 밤 간통으로 투석형 처형을 받게 된 이란 여성 사키네 모하마디 아슈티아니(Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani)가 TV에 출연해 자신을 남편을 살해한 것에 연관시킨 것에 이란 정부를 비난했다.본 인터뷰는 11일 세다 바 시마(Seda va Sima) 이란 방송국의 ’20:30’ 프로그램을 통해 방송됐다.
이란 당국은 “자백” 방송을 통해 구금 중인 개인에게 죄를 씌우는 행위를 반복해왔다. 이들 중 대다수는 이러한 “자백”을 철회하면서, 이는 고문이나 기타 잔혹행위를 통한 강요된 행동이었다고 말했다.
국제앰네스티 하시바 하지 사라위(Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui) 중동 및 북아프리카 부국장은 “이 ‘자백’은 작년 수많은 구금자들의 강제 자백 및 범죄 인정 사례 중 하나이며, 이러한 사례들이 점차적으로 증가하고 있다”며 “이러한 방송에 이란의 사법체계가 영향을 받아서는 안되며, 아슈티아니의 혐의를 재검토해야 한다. 이번 방송은 사키네 아슈티아니에 대한 증거 불충분을 재증명하는 것일 뿐이다”라고 말했다.
TV ‘confession’ of Iran stoning case woman criticized
12 August 2010
Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman on Wednesday night in which Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, awaiting execution by stoning for adultery, appears to implicate herself in the murder of her husband.
The interview was broadcast on Wednesday 11th August, on the ’20:30′ program by Seda va Sima, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting.
Televised “confessions” have repeatedly been used by the authorities to incriminate individuals in custody. Many have later retracted these “confessions”, stating that they were coerced to make them, sometimes under torture or other ill-treatment.
“This so-called confession forms part of growing catalogue of other forced confessions and self-incriminating statements made by many detainees in the past year.” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.
“Statements made in such televised exchanges should have no bearing on Iran’s legal system, or the call to review her case. This latest video shows nothing more than the lack of evidence against Sakineh Ashtiani”, said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.
Amnesty International understands that last week, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s lawyer, Javid Houtan Kiyan, submitted a 35-page request for a judicial review of her case, a response is expected on or around 15 August.
“It appears that Iran’s authorities have orchestrated this “confession”, following the call for a judicial review and now appear to be inventing new charges of murdering her husband,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director at Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa programme.
Unconfirmed reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has recently been tortured or ill-treated while in Tabriz Central Prison underscores Amnesty International’s concern.
“Having Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani broadcast in this manner calls into question the independence of the judiciary, at least vis-a-vis the state broadcaster, and its ability to adhere to Iran’s own laws. If the judiciary in Iran is to be taken seriously, this “confession” needs to be disregarded and assurances given that it will not affect the review of her case” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.