The officials told journalists assembled outside the high-security Evin prison late in the day that Mr Helmut Hofer was in an ambulance which had left the complex, followed by a German embassy vehicle.
He first asks her to visit him for five minutes, then later asks for two minutes, adding a slang term in Persian that translates as “my penis is exploding.”Emadi’s presents his line of reasoning as very simple: “I’ve always helped you. Emadi ignored Iran Wire’s requests for an interview about the incident.The head of PR at Press TV, Hamid Reza Babai, responded, saying, “I listened to the clip but I’d prefer to not to make a comment about it.”“I can confirm the authenticity of the recording. I know both of them and both their voices and it’s definitely them,” says the source.“She’s a respectable woman but she was vulnerable as a single mother with a son and he used this against her. Sadly, the harassment has been going on for years.”This is not the first time that Hamid Reza Emadi has made news headlines.Shirani made the information public after she published a series of messages that she had received from Emadi on her Facebook page and the voice recording of a phone conversation between her and Emadi on the Facebook page for news site Rooz Online.In the phone messages that Shirani posted online, Emadi repeats on several occasions how he has consistently helped Shirani at Press TV and how he has always done his best to support her.
“I always stood by you,” he says in one message, an idea that Shirani strongly contests in her responses. You can have sex with me as a friend.”Then as the conversation goes on and Shirani continues to refuse him, Emadi becomes increasingly impatient and persistent with his requests, once again using the fact that he “defended” Shirani at work to justify why she should sexually appease him. You can’t expect me to help with this particular [sexual] need because I’ve been friendly with you.But it is the voice recording of a conversation between Shirani and Emadi that is most shocking. Throughout the conversation, Shirani continues to rebut his demands. I just want to work with you and consider you as a colleague.In March 2013, the European Union blacklisted him and his boss Mohammad Sarafraz, who is head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting company (IRIB), for their role in broadcasting the forced confessions of political prisoners.According to the Official Journal of the European Union, they worked “…with the Iranian security services and prosecutors to broadcast forced confessions of detainees, including that of Iranian-Canadian journalist and filmmaker Maziar Bahari.” Bahari is the founder and editor-in-chief of Iran Wire.Then in May 2015, Emadi and Sarafraz lodged an official complaint at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for their inclusion on the European Union’s sanctioned people of Iran list. A German businessman once held on death row in Iran for illicit sex with a Muslim woman left prison in Tehran yesterday after being released on bail pending a new trial, security officials said.