Presence of Shirin Ebadi and Other Lawyers with the New Year Detainees in Court
Sunday 5 April 2009, by
Feminist School:On April 5,2009 ten members of campaign and mothers for peace were summoned to the revolutionary court for their last interrogation which lasted about one hour and after the interrogation they were all released.
Farkhondeh Ehtesabian, Delaram Ali, Leyla Nazari, Bahara Behravan , Arash Nasiri Eghbali , Shahla Fourozanfar , Soraya Yousefi ,Ali Abdi, Amir Rashidi and Mohammad Shourab who were released on bail on March 30,2009 attended the court with their lawyers.
Shirin Ebadi with Nasrin Sotoudeh ,Nasim Ghanavi ,Mina Jafari and Houshang Pour Babaee,the representing lawyers of twelve detainees, were presented in front of entrance of the court one hour before the interrogation and answered questions from reporters .
Shirin Ebadi told Feminist School reporter that the important point for this interrogation is that the lawyers were present during the interrogation .
Shirin Ebadi viewed this change as positive and she elaborated that she hopes that this civil method of obeying the law become norm and prisoners and detainees would be allowed to be represented by their lawyers during interrogation .
she added that interrogation was in accordance with legalities, all ten detainees were accused of disturbing public order and all the clients denied the accusation .
Mrs Ebadi went on to say that: Mahboubeh Karami and Khadijeh Moghadam, according to Mr. Heydari Far the judge has announced that they would be released tomorrow.
The twelve activists were detained as they were planning a Persian new year visits then after three days ten of them released on bail but two detainees, Khadijeh Moghadam and Mahboubeh Karami, are still in prison.
Source in Persian :http://www.femschool.info/spip.php?article2356