Just a few days ago, in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Zahra Bahrami’s daughter denied all drug-related charges leveled against her mother. However, a few hours ago, Fars News Agency reported of the execution of the Dutch-Iranian prisoner. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran was able to contact Bahrami’s lawyer, Jinoos Sharif Razi in Tehran a few minutes ago; Sharif Razi was not aware of the execution. “I am shocked. I was absolutely not informed about this. They should have informed her lawyer of the execution, but I had no idea. I don’t know what to say. Just that I am shocked,” she said.
An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that during Zahra Bahrami’s detention, her interrogation team was the Iranian Intelligence Ministry’s Anti-Espionage Team. Therefore the possibility that her initial charges were drug-related is nil. According to the said source, during her first few weeks of detention in prison, Zahra Bahrami was physically and psychologically tortured to provide televised confessions according to a pre-written scenario.
Jinoos Sharif told the Campaign that the Iranian Judiciary has not yet reviewed the security charges waged against her client. “I am bewildered as to how my client’s death sentence was issued while her security charges had not yet been reviewed.” Considering Zahra Bahrami’s initial charges immediately afte… >>>