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이란투석형에 처해진 여성, 아들과 변호사 또한 위기


국제앰네스티는 이란 당국에 투석형을 받게 된 이란 여성 사키네 모하마디 아슈티아니 (Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani)의 아들과 변호사가 구금된 것에 관해, 이들이 단지 그녀의 사건에 대한 정보를 공유하려는 때문에 구금된 것이라면 즉각 석방할 것을 요청했다.

이번 요청은 두 아이의 엄마인 사키네 모하마디 아슈티아니(43세)가 “간통”을 이유로 2006년에 사형을 받은 사건에 대한 국제사회의 우려가 커지는 가운데 발표되었다.

이란 법무 대변인인 정부 측 검사는 아슈티아니의 변호사인 자비드 후아탄 키얀(Javid Houtan Kiyan)을 10월 10일 체포했고 아직 “해외 반-혁명 단체”와의 연계 혐의에 대하여 조사 중 이라고 발표 했다. 그는 또한 키얀 변호사가 3개의 허위 신분증을 소지하고 있었다고 밝혔다.

언론에 따르면 키얀 변호사는 그녀의 아들인 사자드 가더자데(Sajjad Chaderzadeh)와 두 명의 독일인과 함께 체포되었다.

국제앰네스티 하시바 하지 사라위(Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui) 중동 및 북아프리카 부국장은 “우리는 키얀이 아슈티아니의 변호사로서의 임무를 수행하고 외국인과 소통 했다는 이유만으로 체포되었을 가능성에 대하여 우려하고 있다”며 “활동가를 옹호하는 변호사에 대한 이란 당국의 지속적인 공격의 일부인 그의 구금은 아슈티아니에게 고통을 준 어긋난 법무체계를 다시 한번 망가트리는 일이다. 그녀는 변호사의 변호를 받지 못한 채 수주간 구금되었으며 심지어 가족과의 만남도 허용되지 않는 심각한 상황에 있다”고 말했다.

국제앰네스티는 같이 기소된 두 명의 독일인은 체포 당시 키얀 변호사와 아슈티아니의 아들과 함께 인터뷰 중이었던 것으로 파악했다. 이란 외무부는 이들 독인인들이 기자의 신분이 아닌 관광비자로 입국 했음에도 불구하고 인터뷰를 진행했고 “해외 반-혁명 단체”와 연계 가능성이 있어 구속되었다고 밝혔다.

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FEARS GROW FOR IRAN STONING CASE LAWYER AND SON

3 November 2010Amnesty International today called on the Iranian authorities to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning, if they are held solely for trying to pass on information about her case.

The call came amid increased international concern for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, held on death row since her conviction in 2006 on charges of “adultery while married”.

The Iranian State Prosecutor, in his role as spokesperson for the judiciary, confirmed on Monday that Javid Houtan Kiyan, Sakineh Ashtiani’s lawyer, had been arrested on October 10 and that he was still under investigation for links to “anti-revolutionary groups abroad”. He also said that Javid Houtan Kiyan had been found in possession of three forged or duplicate ID cards.

Media reports have said that Javid Houtan Kiyan was arrested along with Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, the son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, and two German nationals.

“We fear that Javid Houtan Kiyan may have been detained for no more than fulfilling his responsibilities as Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s lawyer, and for talking to foreign nationals” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme.

“His detention – part of the Iranian authorities ongoing targeting of defence lawyers – further undermines an already deeply flawed justice system which has failed Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani from the start. She has been left for weeks without legal representation and without access to any family visits, which makes her situation all the more precarious.”

The Iranian authorities have a track-record of bringing politically-motivated trumped up criminal charges against defence lawyers. The Iranian authorities have not confirmed either the arrest or the whereabouts of Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, Sakineh Ashtiani’s son. Amnesty International has been unable to contact him since and believes he too has indeed been arrested.

The two German nationals appear to have been conducting an interview with Sajjad Ghaderzadeh and Javid Houtan Kiyan in the latter’s office when all four were arrested, according to reports received by Amnesty International.

The State Prosecutor Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei confirmed on 11 October that two foreign nationals had been arrested. On 1 November he said that the two Germans had been granted consular access.

“It is hard to see that Javid Houtan Kiyan and Sajjad Qaderzadeh have been arrested for any other reason than because they wanted to publicize Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s continuing plight and to save her life. If so, they are prisoners of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally, along with anyone else held for similar reasons” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.

On 12 October, the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Ramin Mehmanparast, said that the two German nationals had entered the country on tourist visas and had no journalistic accreditation, adding that they had been arrested because they had a link to a “foreign anti-revolution network”.

“All those detained should be protected from torture or other ill-treatment, and granted immediate access to their families and to lawyers of their choice.” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.


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