Hossein Aghili, lawyer of political prisoner Ali Saremi, who was abruptly executed on Tuesday, 28 December, talked to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran about his client’s case. “I am about to have a meeting with Tehran Judicial authorities about this right now, and I hope to be able to find an appropriate answer for this case,” he said. Ali Saremi’s daughter had told the Campaign earlier that the family had not been informed of Saremi’s execution orders, and that even when they had gone to Evin Prison to at least see Saremi for the last time, they had faced the prison personnel’s denial of the execution.
Hossein Aghili told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he doesn’t have any information over and above what everyone else knows. “The execution orders were served neither to myself nor to Mr. Saremi’s family. Suffice it to say that after the last session of his trial in the lower court, we were never informed about how the case proceeded,” said Hossein Aghili.
“I don’t know whether the case ever went to the Supreme Court or not. There are only some rumors. Some of the rumors say it went [to the Supreme Court], while some others say it didn’t. I don’t have any more information than you do. Whatever I know is through the press and your colleagues,” said Aghili when asked whether he knew whether the file had been sent to appeals court or the Supreme Court.