Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Iran accuses Qur'an critic of being spy for Israel, US, UK
Dr. Foroud Fouladvand is a historian of Iran and Islam who is on death row in Iran after being captured and imprisoned on false pretenses. Here Foroud Fouladvand Update, courtesy of his London office:
Dr. Foroud Fouladvand to be executed with two of his compatriots inside the Mullahs' jail in Iran. Following the recent reports on the disappearance and the imminent execution of Dr. Foroud Fouladvand and two of his associates after being kidnapped and smuggled to Iran in January of 2007 by the Mullah's secret agents, sources close to Dr. Fouladvand's Office in London now confirm that Dr. Fouladvand is being pressured by his interrogators from Iran's Ministry of Intelligence to appear on the Iranian television and make false confessions to the charges of having been the terrorist leader responsible for the recent bombings in Shiraz and Tehran.
Furthermore, the sources reveal that after the recent arrest of 12 more Iranian political activists on terrorism charges, the regime is desperately trying to link Dr. Fouladvand with their arrests by forcing him to confess to being an agent of the Israeli, the British and the American governments and responsible for recent bombings.
The Office of Dr. Fouladvand in London vehemently denies such allegations and said that Dr. Fouladvand has refused to cooperate with the interrogators' demands. It is understood that for the reasons above the executions of Dr. Fouladvand and his associates are on hold.
That, at least, is good news, and buys us some time.