Fereshteh Tabanian stated the cause of death of Abbas Deris’s wife as false news of the death sentence for Mr. Deris in Tehran
In an exclusive interview with Emtedad News, Fereshteh Tabanian, a lawyer for the Deris family, said: “They lied to Abbas Deris’s wife in Tehran that his death sentence had been issued and my client’s wife died of a stroke within a week after hearing about this news.”
The human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution”, March 17, 2022- In an exclusive interview, Ms. Fereshteh Tabanian, Abbas Deris’s lawyer, announced that this news that a death sentence has been issued for Abbas Deris in Mahshahr is a lie and said: “They lied to Abbas Deris’s wife in Tehran that his death sentence has been issued. As she wasn’t familiar with the law, she thought that the sentence was really issued and died unfortunately within a week having a stroke.”
Publishing the transcript of an exclusive interview with Fereshteh Tabanian, Emtedad News has written:
“In this regard, the lawyer stated: “Mr. Abbas and Mohsen Deris were residents of Chamran (Jarahi) town in Mahshahr, who were arrested after the famous incident of protests in the canebrake of Mahshahr in November 2019. Abbas was arrested about a week after Mohsen Deris was arrested.
The two brothers were charged in the first place with first-degree murder of a man named Sayyadi, from Special Forces, as well as with Moharebeh for using weapons and firing with it. In his initial confession, Abbas Deris stated that, given the distance, basically after he shot the gun, he did not know whether he had hit a person or not, but he only observed that there were people in black who fell.
A neighbor of the Deris family, who was arrested along with Deris brothers, stated that he had given the gun to Abbas Deris when he came down the roof shooting, he told Abbas that he had shot one of the officers. This is the source of all those accusations against Abbas Deris regarding murder and other matters.
Mohsen Deris, is also charged with being an accomplice in the murder. Because he took the gun from the neighbor and gave it to Abbas Deris, before he shot the gun.
For a while in cyberspace, it had been argued that Abbas Deris’ death sentence has been issued. I contacted Deris’s family through a friend and went to the local branch. They stated that no verdict had been issued. I also contacted the Revolutionary Court of Mahshahr, which also denied issuing any sentences.
A hearing on the charge of Moharebeh will be held on April 9, 2022.
After this event and after I met with Mohsen and Abbas Deris, I obtained the power of attorney from the two brothers and announced my representation in the case file. The first hearing of the case was scheduled for March 8, which unfortunately was not held due to the glitch of the prison internet and the fact that we couldn’t communicate through a videoconference. Then it was announced that the next hearing of the case to investigate the charge of Moharebeh will be held on April 9, 2022.
In the case of murder, no hearing has been held yet and we are still waiting for this hearing.
They lied to Abbas Deris’s wife in Tehran that his death sentence had been issued.
Abbas Deris’s wife was following up on his case. They had told her to go to Tehran for further follow-up to get results. After going to Tehran, a person whose identity we don’t know told Abbas Deris’s wife that he will definitely be sentenced to death.
Due to lack of legal knowledge, my client’s wife assumed that the sentence had been issued. After going to Ahvaz, she unfortunately died of a stroke within a week. Abbas Deris has three sons, aged 16, 14 and five, and the family’s two teenage children work in the market and provide for their family and their old and disabled grandmother.”
The human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution” had previously stated that despite the announcement of the death sentence to the family and its publication online, the family has not received any decrees. In this way, in addition to taking the life of Abbas Driss’s wife, the government has put double pressure on Deris’s family and the two brothers.The Human Rights Center had also stated that all confessions of Deris brothers were made under torture.