According to reports from inside Iran, Shirin Alam Hooli was close to release before she was executed.
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Shirin Alam Hooli who was executed along with four others on May 9, 2010, unlike what many believe, was scheduled to be released or have her sentence reduced.
Two years ago she went through the most severe torture at the Revolutionary Guards detention center. She was also raped many times. Later at Tehran’s Prosecutor’s Office, her mother was told to ask her daughter to keep her silence on what has happened to her. Although Shirin promised not to talk upon her release, she released a few letters from prison written in Kurdish that were signed with the word “Serkeftin,” which means victory in Kurdish. The letters made the authorities change their minds on her release.
In a session with the representative of the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office (Mortazavi at that time), Shirin Alam Hooli claimed that she was repeatedly raped and asked for prosecution of the interrogators.
Following that session, she was taken to the gallows, against the normal judicial process. According to a witness, when Shirin realized what was about to take place, she pleaded to talk to her moth… >>>