Health of Jailed Iranian Dissident Deteriorating




 
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Health of Jailed Iranian Dissident Deteriorating
 
January 2nd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: Health of Jailed Iranian Dissident Deteriorating


Health of Jailed Iranian Dissident Deteriorating
January 02, 2006
AFP

TEHRAN -- The wife of jailed Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji said that her husband's health has deteriorated after four months in solitary confinement. A number of Ganji's ailments have "worsened" and are being "compounded by a digestive disorder, while no treatment is being given to him," Massoumeh Shafiie told AFP by telephone.

She said she had visited him on Sunday, marking the third time she had seen the dissident writer since he was released from hospital and returned to jail on September 3.

Ganji, Iran's most prominent political prisoner, was sent back to jail from hospital after agreeing to end a hunger strike that lasted nearly two months.

"There has not been any positive change in his situation... he still weighs 50 kilograms (110 pounds)," she said.

Shafiie said she visited Ganji along with his daughters, mother, brother and lawyer, and that the visit lasted for about one hour.

"It was his 122nd day in the solitary cell and his second visit with our daughters during the past 130 days."

The dissident's wife also expressed worry about the judiciary's silence regarding previous speculation that Ganji would be pardoned before the whole period of his sentence comes to an end on March 21.

"Unfortunately, we have no news from the judiciary about his case and this makes us anxious and worried," she said.

Ganji, 46, was sentenced to six years in prison in 2001 after he wrote articles implicating several regime officials in a string of gruesome murders of opposition intellectuals and writers in 1998.
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January 2nd, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
The world should know.
January 2nd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
President Bush sent him a personal message and the white house asked for his release many times

EU supports him and has asked 3 times for his release

UN refused to support him for weeks until it was pressed by the Iranians in the US...

http://news.google.ca/news?hl=en&q=ganji&sa=N&tab=wn
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Health of Jailed Iranian Dissident Deteriorating
January 4th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
By the world I mean the world public opinion. Go out on the street and ask people who Akbar Ganji is. Not sure many would know.
I would like people to join a mobilitation such as the one for the Nigerian woman who was spared from being stoned to death a while ago, if you remember.
January 4th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
You do realise that were I to join in such an effort from my current location you would soon be mobilising to have ME released from a Chinese jail.
And unfortunately my name just doesn't have the same ring to it as saying "Fear Akbar Ganji!!!" That has a certain ring to it, ya know but with my name, my real name, people will just think you're taking the piss or its some Monty Python revival.

I do hope he and the other political prisoners of Iran are freed but then angels in hell most likely desire ice water and both are highly unlikely to occur.
January 4th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Ah ah. Well yeah I guess you're right but I was referring to public opinions from Europe, North America or other free countries.

...Tibet, Fa Lun Gong, Taiwan, Dalai Lama.... ssshhtt.
January 4th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
Smartass...
January 4th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Italian Guy
By the world I mean the world public opinion. Go out on the street and ask people who Akbar Ganji is. Not sure many would know.
I would like people to join a mobilitation such as the one for the Nigerian woman who was spared from being stoned to death a while ago, if you remember.
http://releaseganji.net
January 4th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Interesting.
January 4th, 2006  
godofthunder9010
 
 
According to one site, the only thing standing in the way of the Western Media really focussing a lot of attention on his case is President Bush. Because President Bush has called for his relase and has been outspoken in his favor, the majority of the Media sources from Europe and the USA will refuse to report anything about Ganji. They detest George W Bush, and whatever he stands in favor of, they will imediately denounce. Since this is something that would make them look stupid denouncing, they'll just sit quiet. So much for impartial/unbiased reporting in the "Free World".

I think that Ganji is a great litmus test for whether we can count on Iran to be human and reasonable. So far, they're failing that test.