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Iran: Show Trial Exposes Arbitrary Detention
(Source: Payvand Iran News)

By , August 5, 2009 12:22 pm

Payvand Iran News has published this article mentioning Kian in Iran’s show trials:

“The indictment devoted an entire paragraph to Kian Tajbakhsh, an Iranian-American scholar who had previously been forced to give a televised confession while he was detained from May to September 2007. He was released on bail in September 2007, and was rearrested on July 9, 2009.

“It is clear that Iran’s rulers are using this farce of a trial not just to punish those in custody, but also to intimidate anyone who speaks out against injustice,” [Joe] Stork [of Human Rights Watch] said. “There is nothing quite like a show trial and televised confessions to demonstrate the authoritarian tendencies of those running the government.”

[Full article Iran: Show Trial Exposes Arbitrary Detention]

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