September 30, 2004

Reformist party protests judiciary over arrests

In a letter sent to the Judiciary, one of the main reformist parties in Iran, the Islamic Iran Participation Front has demanded an inquiry into the wave of recent arrests related to reformists news websites.

In their letter to Shahroudi, head of the judiciary, IIPC claims they have no information regarding the fate of those arrested and the charges as well as where they are being held at. The letter states that Rooydad, the official news site of the party operated within the framework of the law and was meant to be a news outlet for party members and other interested viewers, as well as a place to counter the accusations made against the party by what the letter calls media with “iron immunity”; a reference to conservative newspapers.

The authors of the letter point to the similarity of recent events to those of Saeed Emami methods and claim the recent arrests and pressures are politically motivated and aimed at preventing the public from communicating with the reformers. The letter also points out the fact that two of those arrested are sons of party leaders and call the “family” arrests illegal and opposed to human rights as well as Islamic law.

Source: Gooya News

Posted at September 30, 2004 09:40 PM