testimonials Launch of the support committee for Cécile Kohler, a teacher detained in Iran, accused of spying with her companion Jacques Paris and detained for more than six months in Tehran where they were traveling
Cécile Kohler, detained in Iran. — Kohler Family
“Voil” 200 days that our daughter, our sister, our friend Cécile has been arbitrarily detained in Iran” in preamble Noémie Kohler at the launch of the committee; of support for his sister Cécile on Tuesday evening, at the Strasbourg Press Club. A committee of support “Freedom” for C ” judicial to grave; Tehran has warned that the 38-year-old French teacher accused of espionage will, along with her companion Jacques Paris, soon be informed of her fate. “The two arrested French spies are still in custody. view and the case is at the final decision stage,” the spokesperson for the Authority judiciary, Massoud Sétayechi, quoted; by the judicial agency Mizan online, reports AFP. A concomitance with the launch of the committee of support that could seem “troubling”, concedes Master Thierry Moser, renowned lawyer and recently retired but who, as a friend of the family, came to lend a hand for the organization of this committee. Because the objective is clear, private; from the slightest access to Cécile Kohler, they want to “break the silence” by bringing her a message: that the State, her family, her friends, and soon they hope, the whole of France, are mobilizing for her.
“No information on where; she is detained, on her conditions of detention,” said Naomie Kohler, sister and spokesperson for the committee. Support. “On his state of health,”nothing has been done. worn to the acquaintance of the Kohler family who must be satisfied with a single video broadcast by Iranian state television on October 6th. “”A terrible video featuring false confessions extracted from C&;cile under duress. The comments made to him are rude, absurd, and contrary to what he is saying. who she is deeply, to the values she has always defended,” assures the spokesperson. A video that Paris had denounced as “unworthy staging”, “a masquerade”. A video lived for the family as “a shock of unprecedented violence”, made “obviously under duress and after having been conditioned, broken”, assures Thierry Moser who denounces “an injustice”, “inhuman” conditions.
A “citizen of the world”, an “exceptional”woman
In solitary confinement, inaccessible, even “the place of his detention is unknown”, underlines his Naomie Kohler. “Deprived for 200 days of an independent lawyer, of consular access which has been refused to her, we don’t know anything about her physical and mental state, I am concerned the sister. Testimonials from other people who have been inmates bode well for the worst.”
The young woman has long drawn the portrait of her older sister, “left for the Easter holidays “to visit a country she had dreamed of for years” and arrested on the way back from the airport, seven days later. Visibly very moved, Naomie Kohler, also accompanied by Marine Scié, colleague, neighbor and close friend of Cécile Kohler, set up the portrait of a woman appreciated by all, “caring” “dedicated”, “a well-travelled citizen of the world”, “solar” , who “loves life, parties, dancing and people.
“She has an endless need to cultivate herself. Through her readings and her encounters, she is deeply humanist and altruistic. She chose the path of teaching and unionism because she is driven by her commitment to others.” Often also described as an “exceptional” person, both for the attention she paid to all, that “her commitment to her profession as a teacher”.
Thierry Moser, Naomie Kohler and Marine Scié, the committee ; of support for Cécile Kolher detained in Iran. – GV
After indicating her support for other French detainees, the young spokesperson promised to “hang on and fight for her until she’s finished. his return.” A website will soon be online for anyone who wants to get information or support the committee. “Freedom” for Cécile”.