November 11, 2010
According to news reports from Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran this morning at 10:00am Behrouz Javid Tehrani, a long time political prisoner and pro-democracy activist was sentenced to 74 lashes, and the sentence was immediately carried out by Hassan Akhriyan a notorious prison official.
Behrouz Javid Tehrani is a pro-democracy activist who has spent most of his adult life in the notorious Islamic Regime prisons. Behrouz was first arrested in 1999 during the pro-democracy student protests. He was released in 2004 and immediately resumed his pro-democracy activities and was arrested again in 2005 and has been in the Gohardasht Prison in Karaj since his arrest.
Gohardasht Prison is known for its brutal conditions and for housing extremely dangerous convicts. Behrouz has been subjected to systematic torture and has spent extensive time in solitary confinement over the past five years.
Although the Islamic Regime agents have tried very hard to break Behrouz’s spirit, they have not been successful. Behrouz has continued his pro-democracy activities from prison in spite of great risk to his safety and well being.
I stand in solidarity with Behrouz and thousands of men and women like him who have managed to remain strong and fight for what they believe in the face of great injustice.
Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran
By: Sayeh Hassan