{mosimage}BPCIF: Two political prisoners were hanged in Iran on Thursday on the bogus charge of "Mohareb", or waging war on God. They were identified as Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmani Pour.
 

PRESS RELEASE


 
{mosimage}Two political prisoners were hanged in Iran on Thursday on the bogus charge of "Mohareb", or waging war on God. They were identified as Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmani Pour.
 
They were accused of "organising protests" and having links to "recent riots". This was despite the fact that both men had been arrested months before the nationwide uprising in Iran.
 
Millions of Iranians have taken to the streets in recent months demanding an end to clerical rule.
 
The Deputy Intelligence Minister on Wednesday said: "More than 20 members of the Mojahedin (PMOI) who were involved in organising riots have been arrested and are charged with Moharebeh".
 
According to the deputy head of the judiciary: "In light of the fact that the movement is an organised movement,... anyone who helps it in any way or under any circumstances would deserve the title of Mohareb". (State-run TV Channel 2, 30 December 2009)
 
We urge our government and the UN Security Council to impose diplomatic and economic sanctions on the regime over its abysmal human rights record.
 
Political and economical ties with Iran must be conditional on full improvement of the human rights situation in Iran.
 
The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom
31 January 2010