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Former MP Mir Taher Mousavi Receives 5 Years; 3 Years Imprisonment Plus 2 Years Suspended Sentence

Mir Taher Mousavi, a Former MP, a university instructor, and a member of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s 2009 presidential campaign, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment plus two years suspended sentence.

Mir Taher Mousavi, former governor of Karaj, former Vice President of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, former CEO of Kahrizak Hospice Charity and the founder of it’s second branch in Mohamad Shahr Karaj, Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences University instructor, and coordination assistant of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s 2009 presidential campaign has been sentenced by the Appeals Court.

Mir Taher Mousavi was previously sentenced by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court to 5 years imprisonment to be served in Sistan and Balouchestan province, plus 10 years exile in the same province on charges of anti-national security acts through assembly and collusion. Branch 54 of the Court of Appeals has now reduced his sentence to 3 years imprisonment plus 2 years suspended sentence.

Mir Taher Mousavi was arrested last year at Imam Khomeini International airport when returning to Iran from a family trip abroad. For many months he was incarcerated in solitary confinement at Ward 209 of Evin prison (the Intelligence Ministry’s ward) under heavy pressure and severe physical and psychological torture.

Mir Taher Mousavi suffers from various illness and a heart condition and was under physicians care prior to arrest. His medical records were given to his interrogators by his family but not only they did not provide proper medical care but kept him in solitary confinement for 8 months before transferring him to the General Ward 350 in Evin prison.

source: Kaleme

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Former MP Mir Taher Mousavi Sentenced To Five Years Imprisonment And Ten Years Exile

After his 220 days in solitary confinement, under harsh interrogations, Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Pirabbasi, has sentenced Former MP and former governor of Karaj, Mir Taher Mousavi, to five years imprisonment and ten years forced exile in Baluchestan.

Mir Taher Mousavi, a Professor of Sociology, former Parliament member, former Governor of Karaj, and a member of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s 2009 presidential campaign, was arrested last July and was transferred to solitary confinement in the Intelligence Ministry’s Ward at Evin prison.

Previously Kalameh had reported that the interrogators had given him two options: 1) A Commander Madhi-style interview as was broadcast on Zarghami’s Sima TV (Seda Va Sima, the Iranian national broadcast system), or; 2)A confession in a show trial like those we witnessed in the show trials of 2009.

Kalameh has also previously reported that Mir Taher Mousavi was under severe pressure to give a false confession. In particular, he was under heavy pressure to give an on camera confession.

There is no information at hand indicating whether or not his tortures included any physical torture. But, certainly it is indisputable that solitary confinement in itself is a form of torture, and, in Mir Taher Mousavi’s case, psychological pressure and his illness are additives.

Some time ago, a source close to Mousavi, voicing concern about Mousavi’s health, told Kalameh that he had an accidental meeting with him in the halls of the Judiciary building on October 20. He said, “His severe weight lost was quite apparent. He seemed ill and weak,and when I asked how he was doing, the only thing he said was that he is not doing well at all, that during last week he had passed out four times, and he had to be hooked to an IV.”

Mir Taher Mousavi suffers from various illnesses, including a heart condition, and was under physicians care prior to his arrest. Doctors treating him had said, by no means should he be kept in isolation and confined to a closed environment. Despite Mousavi’s family having relayed the physicians opinion to prison officials and the investigators, Mousavi continues to be confined in solitary in Evin Ward 209.

Despite news sites close to the Intelligence apparatuses reporting of a heavy judgement against Mousavi, he has not as yet been officially notified of his sentence.

Source: Kalameh


Who Runs Evin, Judiciary Or Intelligence Ministry? Interrogators Prevent Release On Bail Of Former MP Mir Taher Mousavi

The Intelligence Ministry’s interrogators prevent the release of imprisoned former Parliament member, Mir Taher Mousavi, despite bail having been set by the Judge and posted by the family.

After Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court informed the family of Mir Taher Mousavi last Tuesday that bail had been set at 200 Million Tomans, the family posted the bail on Wednesday and the Court issued the release-on-bail order.

After the Court informed the family they should go to Evin on Wednesday afternoon, they waited from 6 PM until 3 AM, but Taher Mousavi was not released.

On Thursday (visiting day), Mir Taher Mousavi’s wife and children went to Evin, carrying the Court order of release-on-bail, to find out why he had not been released, but were not even allowed to see him by the interrogators.

The Judge in the case has informed the family that he received a 16 page report from the Intelligence Ministry’s interrogators requesting cancellation of release-on-bail, therefor he canceled the release-on-bail order and extended his temporary detention order for another month.

Despite suffering from severe cardiopulmonary, and his symptoms of slowed speech, loosing of his voice and sever weight loss, called very alarming and dangerous by his doctor, examination of Mousavi by a pulmonologist and heart specialist has not been allowed.

Considering Mousavi’s family’s continuous warning to the relevant authorities on his deteriorating health, and their inaction in this matter, the family holds the Judiciary and the Intelligence apparatuses responsible for his health and life.

Last Sunday Kalameh had reported that due to poor health of former Parliament member Mir Taher Mousavi, the Tehran Prosecutor requested the medical examiner to visit Mir Taher Mousavi at Evin prison. But the agents at Ward 209 refused to allow the visiting doctor to see him.

Previously Kalameh had reported that the interrogators have given him two options: A Commander Madhi-style interview that was broadcast on Zarghami’s Sima TV (Seda Va Sima, the Iranian national broadcast system), or; a confession in a show trial same as those we witnessed in the show trials of 2009.

Source: Kalameh


Imprisoned Former MP Mir Taher Mousavi Under Pressure To Give On-Camera False Confession

Because of the poor health condition of imprisoned former Parliament member Mir Taher Mousavi, the Tehran Prosecutor has requested the medical examiner to visit Mir Taher Mousavi at Evin prison. But the agents at Ward 209 refused to allow the visiting doctor to see this political prisoner.

Imprisoned Former MP Mir Taher Mousavi Under Pressure To Give On-Camera False Confession

According to Kalameh, Mir Taher Mousavi suffered from pre-existing heart condition prior to his arrest by the Intelligence Ministry. The severe pressures and interrogations he suffers in Ward 209 have exacerbated his heart condition.

Due to worsening of Mir Taher Mousavi’s health, the Assistant District Attorney had requested the Medical Examiner to send a physician to Evin to examine him. On Tuesday, December 11, a physician from the Medical Examiner’s office went to Evin, but, despite the order from the Prosecutor’s office, the interrogators at Ward 209 denied the physician access to this political prisoner.

According to this report, Mir Taher Mousavi is under severe pressure to give a mock televised interview. To achieve this, the interrogators deny him needed medical treatment.

Kalameh had reported previously that the interrogators have given him two options: A Commander Madhi-style interview that was broadcast on Zarghami’s Sima TV (Seda Va Sima, the Iranian national broadcast system), or; a confession in a show trial same as those we witnessed in the show trials of 2009.

Confessions to crimes not committed; false confessions such as a number of prisoners were forced to give, after long periods of solitary confinements under physical and psychological pressure.

Source: Kalameh


Former MP Mir Taher Mousavi In Solitary Confinement Under Torture And Pressure More Than 100 Days

Despite illness, former MP Mir Taher Mousavi has been detained in solitary confinement for more than 100 days under pressure and torture. The interrogators have given him two options for transferring him out of solitary confinement:
A Commander Madhi-style interview that was broadcast on Zarghami’s Sima TV (Seda Va Sima, the Iranian national broadcast system), or; a confession in a show trial same as those we witnessed in the show trials of 2009.

Confessions to crimes not committed; false confessions such as a number of prisoners were forced to give, after long periods of solitary confinements under physical and psychological pressure.

According to reports by Kalameh, after more than four months detention, former sixth Parliament member, Mir Taher Mousavi, is under pressure by the interrogators to give an interview confessing to what the security agents dictate.

Participation in mock interviews we previously witnessed, with predefined content, like those by Mohamad Reza Madhi, or confessions to crimes not committed, like those that we witnessed in the show trials of 2009 and the televised mock interviews, are the options given to Mir Taher Mousavi by the interrogators.

Reports indicate that Mir Taher Mousavi has been under pressure the entire time by the interrogators to give false confession. Especially recently he has been under severe psychological pressure to give an on camera confession taking the stance and expressing the positions that the interrogators dictate.

Informed sources from Evin have told Kalameh that the Intelligence agents have explicitly told Mir Taher Mousavi that his only option is to repeat exactly what the interrogators dictate to him before a camera.

According to this report, there is no information at hand indicating whether his tortures included any physical torture or not. But, certainly it is indisputable that solitary confinement in itself is a form of torture, and in Mir Taher Mousavi’s case, psychological pressure and his illness are added.

Last month a source close to Mousavi, voicing concern, told Kalameh that he had a completely accidental meeting with him in the halls of the Judiciary building on October 20. He said, “His severe weight lost was quite apparent, he seemed ill and weak and when I asked how he was doing, the only thing he said was that he is not doing well at all, that he had passed out four times in the last week and that had to be hooked to an IV.”

Mir Taher Mousavi suffers from various illnesses, including a heart condition, and was under physicians care prior to his arrest. Doctors treating him had said, by no means should he be kept in isolation and confined to a closed environment. Despite Mousavi’s family having relayed the physicians opinion to prison officials and the investigators, Mousavi continues to be confined in solitary in Evin Ward 209.

According to the report, Mir Taher Mousavi has not yet been formally charged, and only news sites associated with the Intelligence apparatuses have reported his role in “Engaging in Deviating Humanity Science” and have indicated this as his charge.

Mir Taher Mousavi, a Professor of Sociology, former Parliament member and former Governor of Karaj in the first ten years after the Revolution, was an activist and a member of Mir Hossein Mousavi’s 2009 presidential campaign. After the election, he returned to his academic activities and participation in charitable organizations. He had not been politically active since the 2009 presidential election.

The Young Correspondence Club, that appears to be affiliated to IRIB on the surface, but in fact prepares some of their reports under the supervision of the Intelligence apparatuses, broadcast a film called “Diamond Deception” last May. In it, a person named Madhi was named as the Islamic Republic’s informer in the opposition groups.

They alleged Commander Madhi, who previously was the office manager for Oromiyan (the former representative at the Assembly of Experts), was sentenced to more than 20 years imprisonment on charges of kidnapping and embezzlement, had fled the country and was engaged in trading of precious stones in Thailand.

The outrageous claims made by Madhi regarding his trips to the United States and his meetings, led to more charges pressed against him. There has been no mention of his name or any reports about him in the press for sometime now, but a number of Parliament members have indicated Madhi has been arrested.

Now, some have raised the possibility that the Intelligence agents intend to force Mir Taher Mousavi to give the same sort of confessions as Commander Madhi did, or to at least force him to give mock TV interview as was done in 2009.

Source: Kalameh