Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran
P.O. Box 2037, P.V.P., CA90274
Tel: (310) 377-4590; Fax: (310) 377-3103
The Trial of Islamic Regime of Iran
January 9, 2007
The Federal District Court, WashingtonD.C.
1. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjami (Former President)
2. Ali Aakbar Fallahian Khuzestani
3. Islamic Republic of Iran
Plaintiff: Gholam Nikbin
Lead Council: Dr. William F. Pepper
Case Number: 04 CV00008
Time & Date: 9:30 AM, January 9, 2007
Place: Judge John Bates Courtroom, the Federal District Court, Washington D.C
Contact Person: Dr. Mohammad Parvin. He will testify at the trial session as an expert witness.
In September 2003, after several years of hard work, MEHR Iran announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Islamic Regime of Iran (IRI), the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, and Ali Akbar Fallahian Khuzestani. The announcement was made at a conference at the FURAMA Hotel in Los Angeles. This conference was organized by MEHR to commemorate the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.
The lawsuit filed by the San Francisco-based Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA), charged that agents of the Islamic Regime of Iran tortured the plaintiff, Gholam Nikbin, 59, who served three years in jail for his conversion to the Mormon faith and for permitting dancing at his wedding. Nikbin was whipped with an electric cable on his bare soles and hung upside-down during interrogation and punishment by Iran's security forces in 1990. The torture damaged his kidneys and made walking difficult. He is still suffering physically and physiologically.
"I do not care about my life. I want the whole world to hear my voice and know what they did to me. I am still suffering from what they did to me. I do not want this to happen to another Iranian. I want to free my country from these terrorists."
More background information may be obtained at: http://mehr.org/press_release.htm
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Tel: (310) 377- 4590
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