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VOA标准英语2018--伊朗著名律师被捕

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Lawyer for Executed Iranian Dervish Arrested

Iran has reportedly arrested another human rights lawyer – the second this month. According to human rights monitors, Zeynab Taheri, defense1 attorney for the recently executed Sufi bus driver Mohammad Salas, was seized by authorities June 19 after declaring she intended to publish evidence of her client's innocence2. She has been charged with spurious crimes like “disturbing public opinion” and “spreading propaganda against the system.”

Earlier in June renowned3 human rights defender4 Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested at her home and taken to Evin prison to serve a five-year sentence for undisclosed crimes.

As with the case of Ms. Sotoudeh, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert expressed deep concern over Zeynab Taheri's reported arrest.

Ms. Taheri has been outspoken5 about her client's innocence, and about his lack of a fair trial. A member of the persecuted6 and repressed by authorities Gonabadi dervish community, Mohammad Salas was convicted in the deaths of three policeman who were killed by a bus driver during anti-government demonstrations7 by Dervish community members in February. At least 300 Sufis demanding the release of one of their members were unjustly arrested and remain in prison.

Both Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and State Department Spokesperson Nauert condemned8 Mr. Salas's execution, calling it “brutal and unjust.” In a statement, Ms. Nauert pointed9 out that the defendant10 had been denied proper access to his lawyer and that exculpatory11 evidence in the case had been ignored. She noted12 that “Mr. Salas and his supporters maintained his innocence throughout, stating he had been tortured into a forced confession13.

“The application of the death penalty, without affording Mr. Salas the fair trial and appeal guarantees to which he was entitled,” she said, “is a clear violation14 of Iran's international human rights obligations.”

Now another brave human rights lawyer, who dared to defend a member of a persecuted minority, is herself behind bars. Spokesperson Nauert called for Zeynab Taheri's “immediate release and an end of the Iran regime's persecution15 of the Gonabadi Dervishes.”

As she said earlier when condemning16 Mohammad Salas' execution, “The Iranian people deserve rule of law, transparent17 and accountable governance, and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, not the callous18 impunity19 that continues to define the regime.”


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1 defense AxbxB     
n.防御,保卫;[pl.]防务工事;辩护,答辩
参考例句:
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
2 innocence ZbizC     
n.无罪;天真;无害
参考例句:
  • There was a touching air of innocence about the boy.这个男孩有一种令人感动的天真神情。
  • The accused man proved his innocence of the crime.被告人经证实无罪。
3 renowned okSzVe     
adj.著名的,有名望的,声誉鹊起的
参考例句:
  • He is one of the world's renowned writers.他是世界上知名的作家之一。
  • She is renowned for her advocacy of human rights.她以提倡人权而闻名。
4 defender ju2zxa     
n.保卫者,拥护者,辩护人
参考例句:
  • He shouldered off a defender and shot at goal.他用肩膀挡开防守队员,然后射门。
  • The defender argued down the prosecutor at the court.辩护人在法庭上驳倒了起诉人。
5 outspoken 3mIz7v     
adj.直言无讳的,坦率的,坦白无隐的
参考例句:
  • He was outspoken in his criticism.他在批评中直言不讳。
  • She is an outspoken critic of the school system in this city.她是这座城市里学校制度的坦率的批评者。
6 persecuted 2daa49e8c0ac1d04bf9c3650a3d486f3     
(尤指宗教或政治信仰的)迫害(~sb. for sth.)( persecute的过去式和过去分词 ); 烦扰,困扰或骚扰某人
参考例句:
  • Throughout history, people have been persecuted for their religious beliefs. 人们因宗教信仰而受迫害的情况贯穿了整个历史。
  • Members of these sects are ruthlessly persecuted and suppressed. 这些教派的成员遭到了残酷的迫害和镇压。
7 demonstrations 0922be6a2a3be4bdbebd28c620ab8f2d     
证明( demonstration的名词复数 ); 表明; 表达; 游行示威
参考例句:
  • Lectures will be interspersed with practical demonstrations. 讲课中将不时插入实际示范。
  • The new military government has banned strikes and demonstrations. 新的军人政府禁止罢工和示威活动。
8 condemned condemned     
adj. 被责难的, 被宣告有罪的 动词condemn的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • He condemned the hypocrisy of those politicians who do one thing and say another. 他谴责了那些说一套做一套的政客的虚伪。
  • The policy has been condemned as a regressive step. 这项政策被认为是一种倒退而受到谴责。
9 pointed Il8zB4     
adj.尖的,直截了当的
参考例句:
  • He gave me a very sharp pointed pencil.他给我一支削得非常尖的铅笔。
  • She wished to show Mrs.John Dashwood by this pointed invitation to her brother.她想通过对达茨伍德夫人提出直截了当的邀请向她的哥哥表示出来。
10 defendant mYdzW     
n.被告;adj.处于被告地位的
参考例句:
  • The judge rejected a bribe from the defendant's family.法官拒收被告家属的贿赂。
  • The defendant was borne down by the weight of evidence.有力的证据使被告认输了。
11 exculpatory xmyxw     
adj.辩解的,辩明无罪的
参考例句:
12 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  • The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  • Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
13 confession 8Ygye     
n.自白,供认,承认
参考例句:
  • Her confession was simply tantamount to a casual explanation.她的自白简直等于一篇即席说明。
  • The police used torture to extort a confession from him.警察对他用刑逼供。
14 violation lLBzJ     
n.违反(行为),违背(行为),侵犯
参考例句:
  • He roared that was a violation of the rules.他大声说,那是违反规则的。
  • He was fined 200 dollars for violation of traffic regulation.他因违反交通规则被罚款200美元。
15 persecution PAnyA     
n. 迫害,烦扰
参考例句:
  • He had fled from France at the time of the persecution. 他在大迫害时期逃离了法国。
  • Their persecution only serves to arouse the opposition of the people. 他们的迫害只激起人民对他们的反抗。
16 condemning 3c571b073a8d53beeff1e31a57d104c0     
v.(通常因道义上的原因而)谴责( condemn的现在分词 );宣判;宣布…不能使用;迫使…陷于不幸的境地
参考例句:
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
  • I concur with the speaker in condemning what has been done. 我同意发言者对所做的事加以谴责。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
17 transparent Smhwx     
adj.明显的,无疑的;透明的
参考例句:
  • The water is so transparent that we can see the fishes swimming.水清澈透明,可以看到鱼儿游来游去。
  • The window glass is transparent.窗玻璃是透明的。
18 callous Yn9yl     
adj.无情的,冷淡的,硬结的,起老茧的
参考例句:
  • He is callous about the safety of his workers.他对他工人的安全毫不关心。
  • She was selfish,arrogant and often callous.她自私傲慢,而且往往冷酷无情。
19 impunity g9Qxb     
n.(惩罚、损失、伤害等的)免除
参考例句:
  • You will not escape with impunity.你不可能逃脱惩罚。
  • The impunity what compulsory insurance sets does not include escapement.交强险规定的免责范围不包括逃逸。
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