November 30th was my court date. Someone walked in the middle of the court session and joyfully told judge Pirabassi: “did you know that the verdict for Saeed Malekpour has also been issued?” I started listening in: “Yes his verdict is out. Execution on charges of Corrupt Element on Earth”. When I returned from the court I walked straight to Saeed. He was standing there in the break room talking to Ali Malihi and Ali Jamali. I asked Saeed if he knew of his verdict. He said: “No, why? have you heard something?”. I told him what I had heard. Ali Jamali broke into cold sweat and Ali Malihi let out a big sigh. But Saeed only smiled and walked to the ward library. He is in charge of ward 350 library.
Saeed said that he does not accept his charges and whatever he confessed to in the past was due to pressures on him after spending months in solitary confinement at Revolutionary Guard ward 2. He talked about the tortures which made my heart beat faster. I used to take 10 milligrams of Peranol pills for my heart condition and now I take 40 milligrams twice a day.
November 30th was a terrible day for me. They handcuffed Khosravi’s hands to mine on that day and took us to court together. Khosravi was in solitary confinement at ward 240 for more than 2 years! In court they handed him his death sentence. Then when I heard Saeed’s death sentence, I was distraught.
Vahid Asghari also has a similar case to Saeed Malekpour’s. Vahid was in our room and Saeed was in room 9. Vaheed has also been sentenced to death. I am not sure if he knows it or not. Vahid handed me a notebook with his handwritings. In that notebook he has written a detailed description of the torture he has gone through at ward 2 of the Revolutionary Guards. What they have done to this 25 year old kid is truly moving. I hand copied his notebook and I will publish it on the day he has allowed me to.
I wish to see Saeed and Vaheed and all the captives released soon. That day is near.