Archiv für den Tag 20. Oktober 2011

Radio Free Europe: IRAN REPORT

Turkey And Iran: The End Of The AffairTurkey And Iran: The End Of The Affair 
One of the more controversial aspects of Turkish foreign policy has been Ankara’s drive to cultivate close ties with Iran. But Turkey’s decision to allow the placement of a NATO radar as part of a missile-defense system, primarily aimed at Iran, has provoked outrage in Tehran. More 

Round up of Today’s International News 20/10/11

FOILED IRANIAN TERROR PLOT

U.S. Denies Iran Claims That Saudi Plot Defendant Belongs to Exile Group
Obama administration officials on Wednesday denied Iranian news reports that a man charged in a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States is actually an agent of an exiled Iranian opposition group. “We note that these reports originate solely with Iranian state media sources, which have a documented history of fabricating news stories,” said Rhonda H. Shore, a State Department spokeswoman.

Iran should extradite or try alleged plotter: US
Iran should extradite or prosecute the high-ranking Revolutionary Guard official accused of plotting to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador in Washington, the United States said Monday. The State Department also said it was supportive of Iranian consular visits to the other main suspect in the apparent plot, Iranian-American dual national Mansour Arbabsiar, who is currently being held in a US jail pending trial. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Eye on Iran: U.S. Fears More Plots from Iran’s Quds Force

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Reuters: “The United States believes Iran’s shadowy Quds Force is becoming increasingly aggressive overseas and may be working on other international plots beyond the alleged plan to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Washington, three U.S. officials told Reuters. U.S. allegations last week of a foiled plot in Washington have escalated tensions between the United States and Iran. They have also renewed Washington’s focus on the Quds Force, the covert operations arm of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is believed to have sponsored attacks on U.S. targets in the Middle East — but never before in the United States. ‘They’re being more aggressive… not only in Iraq but worldwide,’ one senior U.S. official said in an interview. The official and others insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record and because of the sensitive nature of the matter. U.S. officials have long charged that the Quds Force — the Arabic word for Jerusalem — has used proxies to attack U.S. troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.” http://t.uani.com/pF29zr  Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran verletzt Rechte von Minderheiten schwer

Zur Verurteilung von sieben führenden Bahai im Iran erklärt der außenpolitische Sprecher der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion Rolf Mützenich:

Die Verurteilung von sieben Bahai im Iran zu langjährigen Haftstrafen zeigt erneut, dass der Iran die Rechte von Minderheiten und religiös anders Denkenden schwer verletzt. Der Spruch des Revolutionsgerichts ist nicht hinnehmbar, die darin deutlich werdende religiöse Intoleranz unerträglich. Die Bundesregierung muss ihre diplomatischen Möglichkeiten nutzen, um gegen den unfairen Prozess und das fragwürdige Urteil zu protestieren. Sie muss darauf bestehen, dass das Urteil nicht rechtskräftig wird.

Die Verurteilten waren in Bahai-Bildungseinrichtungen im Iran tätig. Iran verwehrt den Bahai den Zugang zu Institutionen der höheren Bildung.

Schon das ist eine gravierende Verletzung elementarer Menschenrechte.

Die Bildungseinrichtungen der Bahai sollen dafür einen Ersatz darstellen.

Es ist dringend an der Zeit, dass die iranische Regierung ihre Diskriminierung gegen die Bahai beendet und deren Grundrechte auf Bildung und die Ausübung ihrer Religion respektiert.

Quelle:
SPD-Bundestagsfraktion

Fear of Physical and Psychological Pressure on Journalist Inside IRGC’s Ward 2-A

A month after his arrest, judicial authorities informed the family of detained journalist Amir Ali Allamehzadeh that he is held in a solitary cell inside Ward 2-A of Evin Prison, a friend of Allamehzadeh told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “Mr. Allamehzadeh was arrested on Sunday, 18 September in Tehran, along with five documentary filmmakers, and was transferred to an unknown location. Mr. Allamehzadeh has only been able to meet with one of his family members once, under unusual security conditions in a location other than the prison visitation hall. Forces present during the short visit did not allow him to talk about his case, his interrogations, or his detention location,” said the source. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Reported executions in Iran

Reported executions in Iran

October 2011 47
This year (2011) 449
Last year (2010) 528
In 2009 419
In 2008 425
In 2007 468

These statistics are drawn from ABF’s daily surveys of more than 50 newspapers, websites, and blogs. The majority of these executions have been announced by the authorities themselves or reported by the semi-official media inside Iran. The exact number of executions is difficult to assess, however, as the reports are not always systematic and complete. Moreover, the Iranian authorities do not allow the independent investigation and monitoring of cases in which the death penalty is enforced. The numbers above include only individuals executed after formal judicial proceedings and do not include any who have died in detention or those assassinated or killed by security forces.

In Memorial: Ms. Neda Aqa-Soltan

ABOUT

AGE 26

NATIONALITY Iran

RELIGION Islam

CIVIL STATUS Single

EDUCATION college education

OCCUPATION university student

RANK/POSITION —

AFFILIATION no political affiliation

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Human Rights Violations on the Basis of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Homosexuality in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Introduction

This report is a joint submission by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and the Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (“the Committee”) on the occasion of its consideration of the third periodic report of the Government of Iran on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“the Covenant”). Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

Iran Feature: A “Son of Stuxnet” Attack Against Tehran’s Computers? (Sale)

 

It is now more than a year since the claim that Stuxnet, a worm affecting computer software, was infiltrated into Iran’s systems — especially those of its nuclear facilities — in American and Israeli covert operations. 

Now Richard Sale, writing for ISSSource, points to a new attack by the US and Israel. While treating any assertions with caution — given the high political and military stakes — we note the level of detail in Sale’s report: Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

UN Human Rights Committee Grills Iran on Treaty Violations

 

The UN Human Rights Committee, the expert treaty body tasked with reviewing countries’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), confronted the Iranian government delegation with grave violations of the treaty on 17 and 18 October in Geneva. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags

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