Security Forces Harass Shirin Alam Hooli’s Family Even After Execution
Security forces have been putting immense pressure on the family of executed prisoner, Shirin Alam Hooli, several sources report. The Change for Equality website reports that security forces have set up a post near Alam Hooli’s home, preventing people who show up to pay their condolences from entering the house. The officers enter the Alam Hooli residence once every few hours to search the premises. They also force the mourning women out of the house and won’t let visitors enter. The only individuals they say can remain in the house are Shirin Alam Hooli’s parents.
According to the same source, “Over the past few days, Alam Hooli’s mother, sister, uncle, cousin, and grandfather were arrested and released on bail. Intelligence forces have threatened the family’s grandfather to take Shirin’s mother out of the house and to prevent her from mourning for her daughter. They have also warned that the house’s lights must be turned off at night. Despite all the pressure, many people have gone to pay their respect to the family during the past several days.”
On Sunday, 9 May 2010, Tehran Prosecutor’s Office announced the executions of five political prisoners, Shirin Alam Hooli, Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakili, and Mehdi Eslamian. Farzad Kamangar’s lawyer told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that the authorities did not have any evidence to justify the execution of his client. Against Iranian law, the five prisoners were not allowed to meet with their families and lawyers prior to their execution.