IPPA : All visits for Emaddedin Baghi is now strictly prohibited
- ارسالي کيانوش سنجري-همه ملاقات هاي با عمادالدين باقي ممنوع شدند
All visits for Emaddedin Baghi is now strictly prohibited
Fatemeh Kamali the wife of Journalist Emaddedin Baghi who is also the
head of Iran's Organization for the Defense of Prisoners' Rights
(Anjomane Defa az Hoghooghe Zendanian) declared today that her visit
to her husband in Evin prison was prevented. The security guards of
the 209 security lockup which is under the management of the
intelligence agency, told Mrs. Kamali that according to the decree of
the revolutionary court Mr. Baghi is strictly prohibited to have any
On the 14th of October Emaddedin Baghi was present at the first
security branch of the state attorney's office to respond against the
allegations made against him regarding his responsibilities in the
organization of "the Defense for press freedom", but was arrested at
Mr. Baghi whom previously was the editor of the confiscated Jomhuriat
newspaper was transferred on the 22nd of October from the security
lockup of 209 to the revolutionary court for an interrogation,
incidentally saw his defense lawyer Josef Molayi and there told him
that in the security lockup 209, he was beneath severe pressure and
disdain but unwavering about defending the human rights in Iran.
Emaddedin Baghi is imprisoned in solitary confinement and is
undergoing interrogation. Mrs. Kamali said that her husband is
enduring white torture in the 209 lockup. White torture a.k.a. soft
torture is utilized for putting pressure on the political prisoners
without resolving to physical violence in the security lockups.
Mrs. Kamali has expressed concern regarding the health condition of
her husband. According to her, Emaddedin Baghi has lost a lot of
weight and become rigorously frail.
The accusations made against Mr. Baghi has been said to be spreading
anti-governmental propaganda and disclosing classified governmental
documents in order to gain information from the detainees in the
security lockups around the country.
As well as spreading these information's during meetings, gatherings
and having published these materials through the "Defense of the
prisoners rights" association.
According to the defense lawyer of Mr. Baghi, none of the prisoners
boast any undisclosed governmental information.
Mr. Baghi has been a defender of the right to life and has been
seeking an end to the death penalty. In the year 2005 he had received
the Human right prize of the French national commission on Human
rights. He had previous to that spent 2 years in prison from 2000 to
2002, after which he supported freedom of speech by writing numerous
articles. He then founded the Association in support of Iranian
prisoners and continued his activities in support of Human rights
beneath extensive suppression.