Monday 06 March 2006

14 year old boy arrested, flogged and imprisoned for "demonstrating"

According to reports from the Organization of Defense of Human Rights in Iranian Kurdistan, the recent series of arrests in the township of Mahabad continues. 14-year-old Shahou Hasanpour and his brother Houshiar are two of the most recent detainees. They were arrested and charged with taking part in the summer 2005 series of demonstrations in Mahabad.

Neither one of the brothers had the benefit of being represented by a lawyer in court. Houshiar was sentenced to 4 months in prison and 50 lashes.

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