This is reason #4173 to get rid of the Islamic regime in Iran and not accept Shirin Ebadi to do that.
Fakhravar Badly Beaten Up
Amir Abbas (Siavash) Fakhravar, jailed Iranian student and the subject of the
recent Channel 4 documentary, Iran Uncovered, has been badly beaten up by other
criminal inmates. The prison authorities have refused to provide him medical
Fakhravar is kept in a cell with 25 other common criminals at the Qasr prison.
All are dangerous prisoners jailed for serious offences. There are still 3000
prisoners kept at Qasr prison while the other 5000 have been moved to another
It is a customary practice by Islamic Republic to keep political prisoners with
common criminals and use these thugs to beat up political prisoners.
Fakhravar was visited by Shirin Ebadi before she left for Oslo to collect her
Nobel peace prize. Fakhravar begged her to mention the plight of jailed Iranian
students, but Shirin Ebadi refused saying the speech was already written and
sent off for translation. Fakhravar then reminded her that she could mention
the atrocities in her press interviews but again Shirin Ebadi refused saying
she does not want to meddle in Iranian politics. Fakhravar then reminded Ebadi
that if she does not want to meddle in politics then she should not ask the
Iranian people to participate in the next Islamic elections either which are
due to be held in February where candidates are pre-selected and approved by
the unelected Guardian Council before and after the "elections".