Terence Bunch

Photojournalist & Writer

The supporters gather outside Westminster Abbey prior to beginning a vigil for those who have been arrested and charged inside Iran and who are awaiting execution or are now serving heavy sentences. Behind them, The Iraq Enquiry building hosts the Iraq Enquiry and is now days away from hearing testimony from Anthony Blair, former British Prime Minister over his premierships conduct during the pre-amble to Britains involvement in the UK/US led inavasion and occupation of the sovereign nation of Iraq. Westminster, London. 23rd January 2010. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

PMOI Political Prisoners, Iraq Enquiry. Westminster, London. 23rd January 2010.

By Published Last Edited 2010-01-23 00:00:00

Outside the Iraq Enquiry building at Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in London, PMOI (Peoples Mojahedin Organisation of Iran) gather to hold a vigil inside Westminster Abbey for political prisoners currently held by the mollah regime in Iran and who are scheduled to be executed.

The next five prisoners are to be executed at any time as the Iran legislature recently sought special provision to transit arrested pro-democracy campaigners through the judicial system and into execution within five days.

In an Associated Press (AP) report, the Iranian Government have now pressed down on the internal banking system slowing the flow of money by limiting daily withdrawals. The vigil takes place outside Westminster Abbey opposite the Iraq Enquiry building, host to turmoil within the British Government over its conduct during the 2002-2003 pre-amble to the the UK/US led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Former British Prime Minister, Anthony Blair is to appear before the enquiry within days to assist the British people in their understanding of why the threat to the United Kingdom from Iraq during the later part of 2002 through to the invasion proper was reported to be as a result of its stock piling of so-called WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction).

Westminster, London. 23rd January 2010.

A woman wears a banner with an image of Hassan Tarlani, a 23 year old student who was arrested for being a relative of a Camp Ashraf resident and supporting the PMOI. Mr Tarlani was recently moved from Ward 350 of Evin prison to Kerman city for imprisonment in a more secure facility. Mr Tarlani is the grandson of Hassan Ali Safai who was executed in 1981 for supporting the PMOI.

A woman wears a banner with an image of Hassan Tarlani, a 23 year old student who was arrested for being a relative of a Camp Ashraf resident and supporting the PMOI. Mr Tarlani was recently moved from Ward 350 of Evin prison to Kerman city for imprisonment in a more secure facility. Mr Tarlani is the grandson of Hassan Ali Safai who was executed in 1981 for supporting the PMOI.

A candle is lit for each of those currently awaiting execution.

A candle is lit for each of those currently awaiting execution.

The campaigners stand outside Westminster Abbey before going in to hold prayers and silences for those in Iran. Many are awaiting execution within Iran for mohareb (fighting against God). Five are now scheduled for execution within days and more are expected to receive notice they are to be executed.

The campaigners stand outside Westminster Abbey before going in to hold prayers and silences for those in Iran. Many are awaiting execution within Iran for mohareb (fighting against God). Five are now scheduled for execution within days and more are expected to receive notice they are to be executed.

A man holds a banner with the images of those incarcerated inside Iran outside the Abbey.

A man holds a banner with the images of those incarcerated inside Iran outside the Abbey.

The campaigners, including former Ashraf solidarity hunger strikers who staged a protests outside the US embassy in London, hold up the images of those who languishing in Iran.

The campaigners, including former Ashraf solidarity hunger strikers who staged a protests outside the US embassy in London, hold up the images of those who languishing in Iran.

Former Ashraf City solidarity hunger striker, Soudabeh Heidari, holds up the images of those detained. On the right, is the image of Atefe Nabavi, one of six members of the Nabavi family who have been arrested and are now being held at prisons all over North and Central Iran including Tehran itself.

Former Ashraf City solidarity hunger striker, Soudabeh Heidari, holds up the images of those detained. On the right, is the image of Atefe Nabavi, one of six members of the Nabavi family who have been arrested and are now being held at prisons all over North and Central Iran including Tehran itself.

A woman holds up a banner demanding an end to religious dictatorship in Iran. In recent days, reports coming out of Iran indicate that the regime is experiencing loss of confidence within the country and have been forced to limit the supply of money within the Iranian banking system.

A woman holds up a banner demanding an end to religious dictatorship in Iran. In recent days, reports coming out of Iran indicate that the regime is experiencing loss of confidence within the country and have been forced to limit the supply of money within the Iranian banking system.

At present the Iranian regime is currently arresting and ordering execution for those arraigned against it as mohareb or fighting against God. Scores are now arrested and many more are expected to follow.

At present the Iranian regime is currently arresting and ordering execution for those arraigned against it as mohareb or fighting against God. Scores are now arrested and many more are expected to follow.