Date: 7 July 2006
Dear Mrs. Milano,
UN REQUEST OF INFORMATION CONCERNING MR. SALEH KAMRANI
Thank you for your communication on Thursday, 6 July 2006, taking interest in the case of Mr. Saleh Kamrani, a Southern Azerbaijani human right lawyer.
We are pleased to be able to provide you with the latest information regarding Mr. Kamrani consisting of two texts published in the webblog of Mr. Kamrani:
The first text is a general statement and the second text is based on the information issued by Mrs. Mina Kamrani, speaking up for her husband, Mr. Kamrani. In addition, we would like to provide you the link to the telephone interview that Mrs. Kaamrani had with GunAzTV on Wednesday 5 July 2006. If you wish to have a transcript of this interview, we will be able to provide you that, although we can prepare it by the next Monday. The Link is:
We hope that you will take effective steps against Iranian authorities who dare to go this far to undermine justice.
The Committee for the Defence of the Rights of the World Azerbaijanis
Translation of the First Document
in the webblog of Mr. Saleh Kamrani
DETENTION OF SALEH KAMRANI HAS BEEN PROLONGED
Mrs. Mina Kamrani, the wife of Mr. Saleh Kamrani stated that, although I had the bail ready for the release of my husband, after hours of waiting (from 9.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m. on Wednesday 6 July 2006), the judge of the court disregarded his own verdict and issued a new determination to continue the detention of my husband.
Mr. Saleh Kamrani, a lawyer and activist of human rights, has been detained since Wednesday 14 June 2006. Although more than 20 days have passed since this detention, Mr. Saleh’s lawyer has not been able to visit him, also his lawyer has not been given the files compiled against him. In spite of numerous calls and requests of his wife Mrs. Mina Kamrani to visit her husband, she has only succeeded once. Although the bail was set initially to 10 million Tumen (100 million Riyals), then the judge increased this amount to 50 million Tumen. At the end, upon meeting this increased bail, the judge has voted to indefinitely detain Mr. Kamrani for the excuse of continued interrogation, without determining any time limit for the release of Mr. Kamrani.
Translation of the Second Document
in the webblog of Mr. Saleh Kamrani
INTERVIEW WITH Mrs. MINA ESGERI (Mrs. KAMRANI), THE WIFE OF Mr. SALEH KAMRANI
(A note by the translator: married females use their maiden name, as well as their marriage name and hence Mrs. Esgeri is the maiden name of Mrs. Kamrani.)
“The accusation against my husband is: taking steps to overthrow the system (or the order) by way of giving publicity against the system. These were the words of Mrs. Mina Esgeri that today on 6 July 2006, further expressing that “my husband was not released today, despite the promise of the court.” She added that my husband called on Saturday 1 July 2006 and told me that there has been agreement to release under bail and the bail will be 10 million Tumen. I therefore referred to the court on Sunday 2 July 2006 counting on the strength of his word. I was stunned to find out that the bail was raised to 50 million Tumen. I prepared the 50 million Tumen bail after a great deal of trouble. After 4-5 hours back-and fro, they told me that the judge is on leave and will be back on Tuesday. You too come back on Tuesday to see him released.
Therefore, today (6 July 2006), since 8.00 a.m., I together with my family members and a number of friends have referred to the Revolutionary Court of Interrogation, Branch 14, in Teachers Street but after getting there we noticed that the judge has not come today.
After one hour of waiting, we were told that Mr. Judge will not be coming today and apparently he has gone to the meeting with a higher authority. The Judge will probably be back tomorrow.
It should be mentioned that still there is no permission for the lawyer of Mr. Kamrani to meet him. Upon requesting a meeting, his lawyer went to the Interrogation Centre on 28 June 2006 but was refused. He was informed that Mr. Kamrani’s release will take place within this week and there is no need for a lawyer. Also Mr. Saleh Kamrani was not permitted to sign himself the document referred to as “power of attorney.”
Later during the interview, Mrs. Esgeri also pointed out to her visit with the judge that: after I left the court, I came across the judge purely by coincidence and came to realize that he is on leave.
When I asked the judge regarding my husband, he said that the interrogation of my husband is not over yet and therefore he has to remain in custody and it is highly unlikely that he will be released so soon.
At the end of the interview, Mrs. Mina Esgeri announced regarding her husband that the only accusation by the court against my husband is “taking steps for the overthrow of the system by way of publicity against the system.
This news was sent on 6 July 2006
پس از چندین
در دادگاه (از
ساعت 9 صبح تا
ساعت 14 امروز،
قبلیش رای به
با خانم مینا