Archiv für den Monat April 2011
Iran Mahnwache Berlin, Sonntag, 1.Mai 2011, ab 16 Uhr, Pariser Platz – 23 Monate Dauerprotest gegen das iranische Regime. Menschenrechte kennen keine Grenzen. Solidarität mit der Bürgerrechtsbewegung. Allein in Isfahan stehen 152 Hinrichtungen an. Zeigen SIE Flagge im Kampf gegen die täglichen Menschenrechtsverletzungen im Iran.
Ein Zeichen setzen für die streikenden Arbeiter im Iran.
Es ist ein kleiner Schritt für JEDEN von uns, aber ein großes Zeichen der Solidarität für die Menschen im Iran.
Hands off hard working Iranian teachers! FREE Iranian teacher Rasoul Badaghi from the Islamic Republic prison NOW !
Picture-Rasoul Badaghi’s Wife and her twin daughters.
Six Iranian refugees have been protesting outside the notorious UK Border Agency in Croydon, London since 5 April 2011. Mahyar Meyari (age 17), Mehran Meyari (20), Kiavash Bahari (26), Keyvan Bahari (30), Morteza Bayat (30) and Ahmad Sadeghi (55) are all protesting against the denial of their asylum claims. Keyvan Bahari has scars across his back and arms from 12 days of being slashed with razor blades by the Islamic Republic authorities. Mahyar Meyari, a teenager, was among those raped in prison after being arrested for participating in one of the post-election protests of 2009. He was only 15 years old at the time.
Open Letter to the European Court: Do Not Allow Deportation of Sirvan Foroutan | اجازه ندهید اداره مهاجرت سوئد محمد سیروان فروتن پناهجوی ایرانی را به جمهوری اسلامی تحویل دهد
شکایت به دادگاه اروپا
اجازه ندهید اداره مهاجرت سوئد محمد
سیروان فروتن پناهجوی ایرانی را به جمهوری اسلامی تحویل دهد
محمد سیروان متولد 770625
شماره پرونده 10859037
محمد سیروان در تاریخ 1 اکتبر 2007 به سوئد آمده و از اداره مهاجرت این کشور تقاضای پناهندگی سیاسی کرده بود. ولی متاسفانه اداره مهاجرت درخواست پناهندگی وی را رد کرده و پس از چهار سال انتظار در تاریخ 10 مارس 2011 پلیس این کشور سیروان را در محل سکونت خود دستگیر و بازداشت کرده است. سیروان قبل از خروج از ایران با تشکیلات کومه له سازمان کردستان حزب کمونیست ایران در ارتباط بوده و به طور مخفیانه برای این سازمان فعالیت سیاسی میکرده و در سال 2006 هنگامی که موقعیتش به خطر افتاده بود از سنندج شهر محل زندگی خود خارج میشود و خود را به اردوگاه کومه له در عراق میرساند.
Shirko Maarefi the Iranian- Kurdish political prisoners who was sentenced to death went on hunger strike !
Following a hunger strike by political prisoners at Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj, Ali Tabarzadi, son of political prisoner Heshmatollah Tabarzadi spoke with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran about his recent visit with his father. “I had a booth visit with my father last Thursday. He told me political prisoners from different age groups have joined the hunger strike and are following it together. He said that during the first week, the hunger strike took place for one day, then two days on the second week, and three days on the third week, and so on, with more days as the weeks go by. This strike will go on until the situation in the prison is noticeable,” said Ali Tabarzadi.
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Fatemeh Alvandi, mother of prisoner of conscience Mehdi Mahmoudian, said that her son has developed epilepsy in prison and is in dire physical and psychological shape. “As you know, Mehdi’s lungs were damaged seriously as a result of the psychological and physical torture he received in solitary confinement. One of his lungs has almost entirely collapsed. The Medical Examiner said six months ago that as a result of that pressure and torture, Mehdi should be transferred to a hospital and treated immediately. But authorities did not accept this at all and didn’t give him leave. With our continued pursuit of the matter and after going to many government authorities, a neurologist and an internist came to see him in prison. They determined that he must receive a brain scan and should receive serious cardiac examinations,” said Alvandi.
(28 April 2011) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran expressed deep concern about the violent suppression of the ethnic Arab population in Ahwaz, Iran, which has reportedly led to the death of dozens of protesters as well as numerous injuries and arrests since 15 April 2011. The Ahwazi Organization for the Defense of Human Rights reported that 48 people have been killed, and hundreds arrested.
Iranischer Journalist erhält UNESCO-Preis für Pressefreiheit
Bonn (epd). Die UNESCO ehrt den iranischen Journalisten Ahmad Zeidabadi mit dem Guillermo-Cano-Preis für Pressefreiheit. Der inhaftierte Reporter erhalte die Auszeichnung für seinen Einsatz für Demokratie und Menschenrechte im Iran, teilte die Deutsche Kulturorganisation der Vereinten Nationen am Donnerstag in Bonn mit. Der Preis ist mit 25.000 US-Dollar (17.000 Euro) dotiert und wird zum Welttag der Pressefreiheit am 3. Mai in der US-Hauptstadt Washington verliehen.
Given the recent workers’ rights protests in Wisconsin, Amnesty International (AI) Wisconsin, Amnesty International USA, and United4Iran have drafted a statement of support and concern for human rights abuses that Iranian workers continue to face. The statement, which will be mailed to various Iranian authorities and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, urges the Islamic Republic of Iran to allow its workers
- Freedom of association and right to organize,
- Right to collective bargaining,
- Abolition of forced labor,
- Abolition of child labor,
- Prohibition of employment and occupation related to discrimination, and
- Standards regulating wages and conditions of work and work place.
Among the statement’s signatories are leaders of Wisconsin union workers, prominent human rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate Ms. Shirin Ebadi, as well as AI-Wisconsin, AI-USA, and United4Iran. The statement and its signatories will be published in full on May 1, 2011 to coincide with International Workers’ Day. If your organization would like to get involved – especially by encouraging your locale’s union leaders to sign it – please e-mail us ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.
- Workers’ Rights are Human Rights: Support Iran’s Union Activists this May Day What is May Day? Across the world on May 1…
- Mahdieh Golroo Awaits Court Decision on Statement Allegedly Issued In Prison In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights…
- Amnesty Public Statement: Iran: Need for restraint as anniversary of Ashoura demonstration approaches Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to release…
As a coup president of the Islamic Regime, Ahmadinejad never bends to anyone except Khamenei ( May be not now).
He showed he is strong and though and defends his cabinet ministers from all conservative and non conservative or parliamentary members criticism and pressures.He is known for being lier and though unlike Khatami the reformist president who is known as Mr. Smiley and soft who lost many precious opportunities while as prsident.Yet he sometimes treats his own cabinet members so harsh which surprise everyone, like in the case of Mr. Motaki the Foreign Minister who was removed from his post while on assignment in a small African nation. Mr. Motaki himself didn’t know that he was removed from his post until the African host told him.
He is creator of enemies for himself from left and the right.
Open Letter to the Swedish Migration Office: Do Not Deliver Mohammad Mehdi Maleki to the Fascist Government of Iran (includes letter-writing action)
This open letter to the Swedish Migration Office on behalf of Mohammad Mehdi Maleki, an Iranian refugee who has sought asylum in Sweden, was written by Abdollah Asadi, the Secretary of the Solidarity International Federation of Iranian Refugees, on 17 April 2011. We ask everyone to also send a letter to the Swedish Migration Office with the same demands; this letter may be used as a model letter and simply sent to the following email addresses: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter is reproduced here in English, Swedish, and Farsi. Read the story of the young political activist who protested regularly to stop the stoning execution of Sakineh Ashtiani, among his other political activities against the barbarism of the Islamic Republic, yet who the Swedish government intends to deport to his detention, torture, and probable execution in Iran.
Paris-Geneva, April 28, 2011. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), welcomes the release of human rights lawyer Mohammad Oliaiyfard, but expresses its deepest concern over the arbitrary detention of other human rights lawyers in the Islamic Republic of Iran
On April 18, 2011, human rights lawyer Mohammad Oliaiyfard was released after serving a one-year prison sentence. He had been arrested on May 1, 2010 and imprisoned on the same day following a sentence by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court dated February 7, 2010 on charges of “propaganda against the system by giving interviews to the foreign media about Behnoud’s case”. The Observatory welcomes his release, but strongly deplores the ongoing harassment against a number of other human rights lawyers.
On April 23, 2011 indeed, the lawyer of Mr. Mohammad Seifzadeh, prominent human rights lawyer and founding member of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC), announced that his client had been arrested and was held in a detention centre of the Intelligence Department in the North-Western City of Urumiyeh. Mr. Seifzadeh, who had been missing since April 11, was reportedly allowed to give a brief phone call to his family, and to be visited by his son. Following the visit, which lasted about two minutes, his son declared that his father was not in good health, had lost weight, and was limping. His lawyer was however not allowed to visit him, but the magistrate in charge of his case told Mr. Seifzadeh’s lawyer that his client had been arrested on April 11, 2011 for allegedly having “interviewed two dozen Afghans there”, without providing further information. On October 29, 2010, Mr. Mohammad Seifzadeh had been sentenced to 9 years imprisonment and to a 10 years ban to practice as lawyer by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, on charges of “acting against national security” through founding the DHRC, and “propaganda against the regime” through interviews with foreign media. He had appealed his sentence.
In addition, Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer arrested on September 4, 2010 and sentenced on January 9, 2011 to 11 years imprisonment, 10 years of ban on professional activities and 10 years of ban on travelling abroad, for supposed “assembly and conspiracy with the intention to commit offences against the security of the state”, “propaganda against the regime”, and “membership in an illegal organisation”, remains arbitrarily detained to date in a solitary cell of Section 209 of Evin Prison.
In another case brought against Ms. Sotoudeh for which she was tried by Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolution Court in late December 2010 and February 2011, Ms. Sotoudeh was sentenced on April 19, 2011 to a 500,000 Iranian rials fine (US$40) for failing “to observe the hejab” (Islamic dress code). Her prosecution and sentence follows a video taken during a ceremony in Italy on the occasion of a human rights prize being awarded to her, where she had not worn the headscarf. It is to be noted however that under the Iranian law, the Islamic Revolution Court does not have jurisdiction over such offence.
The Observatory firmly denounces the ongoing arbitrary detention of Messrs. Mohammad Seifzadeh and Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh as well as of dozens of human rights defenders in Iran, with the only aim to sanction the legitimate exercise of their human right activities, amid the current general crackdown on the Iranian civil society.
The Observatory urges the Iranian authorities to put an end to these acts of harassment against human rights defenders, to immediately and unconditionally release those presently detained in the country, and more generally to conform to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international human rights instruments ratified by Iran.
For further information, please contact:
- FIDH: Arthur Manet : + 33 1 43 55 25 18
- OMCT: Seynabou Benga / Delphine Reculeau : + 41 22 809 49 39
 Following his sentencing, Mr. Oliayfard had been briefly detained from March 8 to 15, 2010, and released because some legal technicality had not been complied with (i.e. the original sentence had not been communicated to all of his lawyers).
 Mr. Behnoud Shojaee was a ‘juvenile offender’ executed in October 2009 in Evin prison.
 The subject matter jurisdiction of the Court is limited to offences against internal and external security; moharebeh and corruption on earth; insult to founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the current leader; conspiracy against the Islamic Republic of Iran; armed actions; espionage; drug-related crimes; claims concerning Article 49 of the Constitution (related to confiscation of all wealth accumulated through “usury, usurpation, bribery, embezzlement, theft, gambling, misuse of endowments, misuse of government contracts and transactions, the sale of uncultivated lands and other resources subject to public ownership, the operation of centers of corruption, and other illicit means and sources”.
 See latest Urgent Appeals of the Observatory: IRN 001/0211/OBS 024 and IRN 002/0311/OBS 052.
The Islamic Republic’s Position on Iranians Outside of Iran Who Oppose the Regime, Including Asylum Seekers/Refugees
Recently we have received inquiries from Czechoslovakia, Norway, and elsewhere asking for documentation on declarations of the Islamic Republic’s intent to prosecute Iranian refugees if they are returned, asking for examples of returned refugees who have been arrested upon return to Iran, and similar information. This information is needed to stop deportartion to Iran at both the level of individual cases as well as at the level of policy.
ICRIR: URGENT: Swedish Government Again Seeks to Send an Iranian Activist to His Death in Iran; Intended Date of Deportation: 5 May 2011
We have received notice that once again, the Swedish government intends to send a refugee at clear risk of execution back to Iran. Please read the below letter from Mohammad Sirvan Foroutan, an activist against the Islamic Republic regime and member of Komala’s Peshmarga, who is at imminent risk of illegal deportation to Iran by the government of Sweden. Then take action to save his life by writing to the Swedish Migration Authorities on behalf of Sirvan; a model letter and email addresses are below.
Today, devastating news reached the human rights community with the sad passing of Ms. Bahareh Alavi, a human rights activist and member of the One Million Signature campaign. We want to relay our condolences to Ms. Alavi’s family, friends, colleagues, and sisters at the One Million Signature Campaign. The human rights community has truly lost a shining star, but as Change for Equality reminds us, Ms Alavi. will be “Missed, but not Forgotten.” Below is a touching piece by Change for Equality detailing the exemplary life of Ms. Alavi.
Ich weiß nicht, was die Online-Redaktion von n-tv geritten hat, als sie einen Artikel unkommentiert einstellten, in dem dem Verbrecher aus der Podbielskiallee ein Forum gegeben wird.
Deutschland sei das Lieblingsland des Irans in der Europäischen Union, sagte er der staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur IRNA. “Iran fühlt sich wohler im Dialog mit Deutschland als mit den anderen EU-Staaten”, sagte Scheikhattar. Außerdem wolle Berlin gar nicht “manche der (anti-iranischen) Entscheidungen der EU akzeptieren, ist aber dazu gezwungen”.
Als Begründung führt er an:
…wegen der Geschichte Deutschlands im Zweiten Weltkrieg müssen die Deutschen dem Druck der zionistischen (jüdischen) Lobbys nachgeben und sich den Sanktionen anschließen…
Und das steht unkommentiert auf einer deutschen Newsplattform! Das ist für mich ein doppelter Skandal. Einmal, dass dieser Verbrecher überhaupt zu Wort kommt resp. zitiert wird und dann noch der antisemitische Schlag dabei.
Es ist widerlich, wie sich hier eine Nachrichtenagentur vor dem Karren des islamistischen Regimes spannen läßt.
Aber woher der Wind weht, der n-tv diese Zeilen drucken läßt, zeigt sich am Ende des (kurzen) Artikels:
Alex-Treff lädt ein:
Alex-Treff, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 18, 10178 Berlin
Mittwoch, 11. Mai 2011
Einlass um 18.30 Uhr
Beginn um 19.00 mit anschließendem Imbiss
Vortrag von Dr. Hale Enayati und Parisa Kakaee mit anschließender
“Frauen im Iran – eine ungewöhnliche Emanzipation”
Focus on Political prisoners. Five more political prisoners in “Rejaei Shahr “prison will join the other 11 political prisoners for hunger strike!
Wie der Standard meldet, gibt es zwischen dem aufgrund von Wahlfälschung amtierenden Präsidenten der IR Iran und dem sog. “geistlichen Führer”, Ali Khamenei immer stärkere Spannungen.
Darauf dass Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad die nächsten zwei Jahre, bis zum Ende seiner zweiten Amtszeit, Regierungschef bleibt, will im Iran im Moment keiner eine Wette abschließen.
Dieses gerade vor den Augen der Weltöffentlichkeit stattgefundene Hin und Her um den Rücktritt des Geheimdienst- und Informationsministers Heydar Moslehi spricht eine deutliche Sprache. Zumindest für die, die sich mit der Innenpolitik des Iran auseinander setzen.
Hier eine kleine Chronologie der Ereignisse (alle Links gehen zu Julias Blog):
- Iranischer Geheimdienstminister tritt zurück
- Khamenei setzt Geheimdienstminister wieder ein
- Khamenei stellt sich hinter seinen Ex- und Wieder-Geheimdienstminister
- Irans Generalstaatsanwalt kritisiert Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
- Die Affäre Moslehi zieht weiter Kreise
- Khamenei: „Islamische Republik ist nicht gespalten“
Zweierlei wird dadurch klar: Lies den Rest dieses Artikels
Case Highlights Attack on the Legal Community
(24 April 2011) The Iranian Judiciary and Intelligence Ministry should immediately release prominent human rights lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The Campaign expressed serious concern regarding Seifzadeh’s baseless detention and reported ill health. He has been denied access to his attorney, and other internationally guaranteed due process rights.
“The arrest of Mohammad Seifzazeh is yet another illegal assault on Iran’s human rights defense community,” said Hadi Ghaemi, spokesperson for the Campaign.
“Seifzadeh is being prosecuted because of his adherence to professional ethical standards, and his praiseworthy defense of those denied their human rights,” he said.
Mohammad Seifzadeh is an internationally recognized lawyer and a founding member of Center for Human Rights Defenders. A lower court sentenced him to nine years in prison and a 10 year ban on legal practice in October 2010. His case is currently under review by Appeals Court Branch 54. His charges in the case are “collusion and assembly with the intent to disrupt internal security,” “propagation activities against the regime,” and “establishing the Center for Human Rights Defenders.”
In an interview with the Campaign, Marzieh Nikara, Seifzadeh’ lawyer, said that he has been in detention inside the Intelligence Office of the northwestern city of Orumiyeh for the past two weeks on charges of attempting to leave the country illegally. Nikara told the Campaign that Seifzadeh had gone to Orumiyeh for a research project, adding that she did not know how and when her client had been arrested. Lies den Rest dieses Artikels
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Amir Raeesian, Mahdieh Golroo’s lawyer, talked about the new case raised at Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court against his client and two other prisoners of conscience, Bahareh Hedayat, and Majid Tavakoli. “In her first case, a verdict was issued and she was sentenced to prison, but the case that is currently under review in Branch 28 is raised against her along with Ms. Bahareh Hedayat and Mr. Majid Tavakoli on the charge of ‘propagating against the regime.’ We continue to await hearing about the court date,” Raeesian told the Campaign.
“She was previously sentenced to two years and four months in prison, and after appeal, the ‘propagating’ charge was dropped and four months were reduced [from her sentence] at the appeals stage. She is now serving the remaining 2 years,” said Raeesian.
“The new case is related to a statement published on 7 December 2010 on the occasion of Student’s Day. Apparently, the university and the people who published the statement, claimed that it was signed by Mahdieh Golroo, Bahareh Hedayat, and Majid Tavakoli. The case was established after this statement was published on 7 December,” said Raeesian, adding that he was not sure the exact date the new case was formed.
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Fatemeh Maleki, the wife of journalist and filmmaker Mohammad Nourizad, said she has had no word from her husband for the past month. “My last meeting with Mr. Nourizad was on 18 March, and I have not heard from him since. He was in critical condition with his kidney problem, and [the problem with] his teeth; I think he may have lost all his teeth by now. The day he was recalled to prison, he was scheduled for treatment, but authorities said that we had to take him back to prison, and that they would pursue his dental work there, but it was never pursued and right now I have no information about him at all,” Maleki told the Campaign.
“I have not and will not try to find out why they won’t let us visit him or let him call us because I feel that they don’t understand what we are talking about at all, and our current conditions are not important for them at all. At this time, I demand the release of Mohammad Nourizad, and not having telephone contact or visitations with him. Efforts and struggles for getting visitation rights or telephone contact with family members of prisoners is a game they have imposed on us,” said Maleki.
“I would like to ask human rights organizations to step in independently and with impartiality towards groups and governments, and to defend the rights of those in prison,” she added.
“Even if they believe that Mr. Nourizad has committed crimes which deserve punishment, I believe 1.5 years in prison is sufficient punishment for him. Putting him in a place where he couldn’t say or do anything for 1.5 years is sufficient,” said Nourizad’s wife.
On 17 April, reformist journalist Nazanin Khosravani was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of “assembly and collusion for acting against national security,” and “propagating against the regime” by Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court with Judge Pirabbasi presiding.
Khosravani’s family remains in shock at the news of such a heavy sentence and do not know what actions they need to take in order to have the sentence overturned. Khosravani’s lawyer, Farideh Gheirat, said that she will appeal the sentence within the allotted time.
Mit offiziell mehr als drei Millionen Süchtigen ist der Iran eine Nation auf Droge. Die Jugend versinkt im Drogensumpf. Willenlos und ruhiggestellt. Iran gilt als größter Drogenschmuggler weltweit.
Oldenburger Lokalteil: Mathias Kopetzki, Jahrgang 1973, wuchs in Hude auf und machte in Oldenburg sein Abitur. Erst nach und nach entschlüsselte er das Geheimnis seiner Herkunft. Sein leiblicher Vater ist Iraner und nahm irgendwann, als Mathias längst erwachsen war, Kontakt zu seinem Sohn auf. Über diese späte Begegnung mit seinem Vater und seiner Familie in Teheran hat Mathias das Buch “Teheran im Bauch – Wie meines Vaters Land mich fand” geschrieben, das am 25. April erscheint. Der Oldenburger Lokalteil druckt einen Auszug mit Lokalkolorit.
Der Wind blies mir in den Mantel und auf dem Bahnhofsvorplatz roch es nach Schnee. Saeed trug einen Parker, hatte einen buschigen Schnurrbart. Seine Halbglatze glänzte mir entgegen, da er die Mütze abnahm, um mich zu begrüßen. Offensichtlich kannte er mein Aussehen. Am liebsten wäre ich umgekehrt.
,,Salaam, Mathias!”, rief er und drückte mich an sich.
Er stank nach Rauch und Schweiß. Mehr aus Höflichkeit erwiderte ich seine Umarmung.
Er starrte mich an. ,,Ich habe dich sofort erkannt, du siehst deinem Vater sehr ähnlich – wie bei ihm wachsen deine Augenbrauen zusammen! Im Iran ein Zeichen männlicher Schönheit!” Lies den Rest dieses Artikels
A group of Iranian asylum-seekers who are illegally detained in Limassol, Cyprus, have gone on hunger strike to demand the return of a refugee’s child who has been illegally given to another family; the release from detention of all asylum-seekers who are being held for no other reason than in relation to an expired passport or visa; and the review and correction of their asylum-seekers’ files with the assistance of a competent translator other than the one believed by the asylum-seekers to be collaborating with the Islamic Republic.
These are their profiles, showing that they are victims of arbitrary and illegal detention by the government of Cyprus. None of them has had their rights as refugees upheld, and both UNHCR and the government of Cyprus should be held responsible.
07.04.2011 – Quelle: Congressional Research Service
Iran: “U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses”
Bericht zur politischen und Sicherheitslage (Regierung und Opposition; Menschenrechte; terroristische Gruppen; Militär) [ID 155814]
15.04.2011 – Quelle: Amnesty International
Iran: “Further information on Urgent Action: 106/11 [MDE 13/045/2011]“
Gesetzesentwurf über NGOs und zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen, der kurz vor der Zustimmung des Parlaments stand, für 3-monatige Prüfung an ein Komitee abgegeben; der Entscheidung ging starke Kritik aus dem In-und Ausland voraus [ID 158725]