RS was deported on Friday, 21st October at 6:30 in the morning from Sweden to Iran.
RS arrived in Sweden 11 years ago, applied for asylum, was denied, worked, had a work-related accident, went under surgery, was denied the usual insurance benefits because he was denied asylum, and was handicapped for life. Three days before deportation, he was arrested and detained in Märsta; he was then sent from Arlanda in Stockholm to Iran. Lies den Rest dieses Artikels
ر.س. نمیبایست دیپورت میشد.
ر.س. امروز صبح ساعت ۶ و۳۰ دقیقه از سوئد به ایران دیپورت شد. ر.س. ۱۱ سال پیش به سوئد آمد ، تقاضای پناهندگی داد ، جواب رد گرفت ، کار کرد ، در محل کار دچار سانحه شد، زیر عمل جراحی رفت، از بیمههای معمول اجتماعی در سوئد به دلیل پاسخ منفی اداره مهاجرت محروم شد. برای همیشه ناقص شد ، ۳ روز قبل از دیپورت دستگیر شد ، به مرشتا منتقل شد و از طریق آرلاندا به تهران فرستاده شد. Lies den Rest dieses Artikels
URGENT ACTION:Swedish Government to Deport Torture & Execution Risk Rahim Sadrolfozalaey In Hours – PLEASE TAKE ACTION NOW
URGENT: Rahim Sadrolfozalaey (case number: 9-553419) is going to be deported at 6:55am Friday October 21 from Arlanda airport. He has been in Sweden since 2001. His lawyer, Gunnel Stenberg, promised to file his case with the EU Court of Human Rights but informed his client a t 20:30 hours the night before the deportation that his computer was broken and he was not able to complete the filing. Lies den Rest dieses Artikels
On Thursday, 6 October 2011, Fouad Velzi received notice of his impending release from Märsta detention center, where he was being held pending deportation to Iran. He was released later the same day.
Fouad is a Kurdish Iranian political asylum-seeker and anti-regime activist. As a member of both the Kurdish Democratic Party of Iran and Mission Free Iran, organizations that actively oppose the Islamic Republic of Iran, if he had been returned to Iran, he would have certainly faced severe persecution.
EIL: Danish police illegally arrest 14 activists at a demonstration in support of political prisoners at the Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran in Copenhagen
On October 5, 2011, a group of peaceful protesters who had gathered outside of the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Copenhagen, Denmark, were illegally arrested by the Danish police.
The demonstrators were peacefully and lawfully displaying placards objecting to the recent arrests and long prison sentences of worker activists in Iran when the police began to restrain the demonstrators and take them into custody, in clear violation of their civil and human rights.
Interview with Lawyer of Javid Houtan Kian, Courageous Advocate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani [ENG & FA]
The below is an interview conducted by HRANA with the former lawyer of Javid Houtan Kian, who courageously defended Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani against a stoning execution in Iran. For the past year, Houtan Kian has been held under severe torture as a political prisoner – because he defended his client.
Farsi at the end…
Fouad was born in 1354 (1976) in Orumieh. This date coincides with the increase in
organizational and propagandistic activities by Kurdish opposition groups in Iran and Iraq, which were again on the rise after the defeat of the Barazanis. Fouad’s father, like many others, was in contact with the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan, which was asking for some national rights, including autonomy from the central government. Fouad’s father’s activities against the Islamic Republic continued for 14 years, and his profile became known in the region. Fouad also joined the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan in his early years, and as a member of its underground organization supported the logistics and supplies division for the Democratic Party until the date of his arrest.
We have very little time before the Swedish government goes forward with its illegal decision to deport Mitra Kahrom to the bloody hands of the Islamic Republic, on Friday 2 September. It is up to us to make sure that doesn’t happen by phoning and faxing the Swedish authorities and putting pressure on them. Keep in mind that the decision in Mitra’s case has implications for at least 2 other women who have fled shari’a persecution; if Mitra is deported, those other two are at higher risk of deportation as well.
Background for Mitra’s case:
Mitra is both a political activist against the Islamic Republic regime, and a victim of persecution under the Islamic Republic’s shari’a law. More details about her case can be found in the following articles:
Article 1. The Islamic Republic Should Know that Until the Fall of This Regime, Mitra Kahrom Will Fight.
Article 2. Mitra Kahrom: Because She Is A Woman.
The Mothers of Peace: This is a group of Kurdish mothers from Turkey who have gone out and used their bodies as human shields to block the roads so that the Turkish military cannot pass. Peace Mother Hava Kıran made a brief announcement saying, “We are blocking traffic so soldiers do not die. This action is a natural right of mothers. We closed this road so no more mothers are hurt.”
Please send an email based on this letter to the European Union to help stop the attacks on the people in Iraqi Kurdistan.
To the European Parliament:
I am writing to express my deep concern about the attacks by the Turkish government and the Islamic Republic of Iran against people in Iraqi Kurdistan, against their villages, homes, and livelihoods.
I want the European Union to pressure the government of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop their attacks immediately, and to compensate the people in Iraqi Kurdistan for the losses of lives, homes, livelihoods, and infrastructure, all of which have been destroyed in these illegal attacks.
I also want the European Union to condemn the media blackout on Iraqi Kurdistan that has been imposed by the Iraqi government. The EU should demand that the Iraqi government immediately lift all restrictions on the access of international media to the area.
September 3, 2011: Global Demonstrations in Defense of People in Iraqi Kurdistan and against the Atrocities of the Islamic Republic of Iran & the Turkish Government!
What is happening?
For the past several weeks, people in Iraqi Kurdistan have been the targets of military operations by both the Islamic Republic of Iran and by the Turkish military.
The Turkish government and the Islamic Republic claim that the reason they are launching air and ground assaults in this region is to defend against attacks by armed militants. But in fact, these governments are attacking villages, farms, livestock, and civilian vehicles. They are targeting the people in Iraqi Kurdistan, and using the armed militants as an excuse to justify their atrocities.
Mitra Kahrom was forced to endure extreme violence at the hands of a brutal husband whose crimes against Mitra are endorsed by a brutal and misogynist regime. Unable to tolerate life under such repression, Mitra went to the streets in protest against the Islamic Republic; she was identified and hunted by the regime. Subsequently, she fled to Sweden and has been openly and vocally active in organizations that oppose the Islamic Republic regime. Mitra has numerous grounds on which to claim asylum in Sweden. Despite this, the Swedish government wants to send her back to a place in hell where the flames burn hotter for women: the Swedish government wants to deport Mitra back to Iran. We at Mission Free Iran oppose the Swedish government’s illegal efforts to deport Mitra, and we ask that you join us in demanding Mitra’s right to asylum in Sweden. A sample letter-writing action appears below Mitra’s story.
Report from Friday 26 August 2011: Ali Mansouri was on the plane this morning in Stockholm Sweden. The flight was about to take off to deport this young man to hell in Iran. But these beautiful people would not give up on Ali. The humane front would not let him be sent back to the bloody hands of the Islamic regime. The activists on the ground decided to pool their money & bought a ticket to Tehran.
Matthias from Justice Party in Sweden got on the plane. Matthias managed to arrange for a feed from Swedish national television to film what was happening on the plane. The activists on ground managed to stop deportation of Ali Mansouri. When I was talking to Ahmad Fatemi you could hear celebration on TV. LONG LIVE ANDISHE, MATTHIAS, EBI & EVERYONE THERE WHO REPRESENTED THE HUMANE FRONT FOR ALL OF US!!!
We thank each and every one of you who supported Ali Mansouri.
Here is Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet’s account: Aktivister stoppade avvisning på Arlanda
Here is the report from the Justice Party
ICRIR: Iranian Activists in Cyprus Appeal for International Support to Stop the Illegal Deportation of Opposition Activist Hadi Jahednorouzi
Philadelphia -— Masoud Khaghani and Maryam Aramesh, asylum-seekers in Cyprus, appeared in a special episode of the Iranian television program Nahade Mardomi as part of an urgent effort to stop the illegal deportation by the Cyprus government of a known Iranian political opposition activist.
PLEASE URGENTLY SEND THIS SAMPLE LETTER TO STOP THE SWEDISH GOVERNMENT’S ILLEGAL DEPORTATION OF IRANIAN ACTIVIST ALI MANSOURI.
Dear friends: Ali’s illegal deportation by the government of Sweden is scheduled for Friday, 26 August 2011. We have learned that the Swedish government has already bought his tickets and his flight will go directly to Imam Khomeini airport. There is no time to lose. The Swedish government demonstrates once again, despite its illegality, that it is determined to send an Iranian activist to detention, torture, and possible execution. We have pushed the Swedish government back many times now, and working together, we will do it again for dear Ali Mansouri. Please URGENTLY use this as a sample letter to send your own letter of complaint to the Swedish government; relevant email addresses are below.
Please copy the dark brown text and add your signature at the bottom and send it to the list in blue.
Many thanks to Jullitte Gillbert.
We at Mission Free Iran/ICRIR have received confirmation that The European Court of Human Rights has received the official complaint that was lodged on behalf of the case of Iranian asylum seeker in Cyprus Mr Hadi Jahednorouzi’s refugee case (ARC: 5395940)
The wheelchair bound anti Iranian Regime activist seeking Refugee status in Cyprus, who is on the verge of imminent and illegal deportation by the government of Cyprus today.
Mitra Kalhor is a political activist. She is associated with a anti Islamic regime nationalist organization. Mitra is a constant guest, speaker in that organizations net TV program which airs towards the Islamic regime.
Opposition TV channels are widely watched inIranand are considered by the Islamic regime as a serious threat for the Islamic regime. Streets of the major cities in Iran and indeed people’s roof tops very often are occupied by Islamic republic special commando forces who by invading peoples practically none existence privacy , humiliating and insulting them, confiscate or destroy satellite dishes.
URGENT: Wheelchair-Bound Anti-Regime Activist Hadi Jahednorouzi at Imminent Risk of Illegal Deportation to Iran by the Cyprus Government | Letter-Writing Action Included
Hadi Jahednorouzi (ARC: 5395940) is an Iranian asylum-seeker at imminent risk of illegal deportation to Iran by the government of Cyprus. He was arrested three times in Iran in connection with his political activities, including the reproduction and dissemination of anti-regime literature. Not only was Hadi and his family incessantly persecuted in Iran, but when Hadi escaped from Iran, he began participating in anti-Islamic Republic activities, including protest actions as a member of the Iranian National Front and the Cyprus Refugee Rights Movement. Key documents in Hadi’s case were refused admittance into the record by Cypriot authorities, and his rejection decision was implemented without having all available evidence at hand. Hadi was told that he would be deported on Tuesday 23 August. Urgent assistance is needed to stop Hadi’s deportation. Please urgently participate in this letter-writing action yourself, and encourage others to participate.
Swedish Government to Deport Another Iranian Activist to Torture & Probable Execution in Iran: Ahwazi Activist Ali Mansouri
The Swedish government continues with its utterly inhumane politics of deporting Iranian political asylum-seekers at clear danger of further torture and possible execution in Iran. We have only just learned of Ali’s case: on Friday, he was lured to the Swedish polce station with promises of discussing his asylum case and assurances that he would not be detained or deported. Ali went to the police station innocently, only to be detained and informed that he would be deported to Iran within a matter of days. This is Ali’s story. We will follow with additional information and calls for action. Ali’s case is urgent and we will have to do all we can to stop is deportation given so little time in which to act.
Mitra is in detention in Sweden, on the verge of being deported back to her torturers in the Islamic Republic of Iran. We do not accept the illegal deportation of Mitra Kahrom by the Swedish government. Join us in demanding Mitra’s human right to live free of both political and gender-based persecution by reading her words and signing her petition.
Open Letter to International Education: Teachers Lashed, Beaten, and Soon to be Executed in Iran Need Your Support
We ask our readers to also write to International Education and ask their support for persecuted teachers in Iran. You are welcome to use our letter as a template for your own.
Tuesdays of Solidarity: Together for Freedom of Political Prisoners in Iran until the Fall of the Regime
Mission Free Iran is opening a campaign called “Tuesdays of Solidarity: Together for Freedom of Political Prisoners in Iran until the Fall of the Regime.” Tuesday is the day of the week when families, friends, and loved ones gather outside of the regime’s prisons to wait for the chance to see their imprisoned beloved. We will mark each and every Tuesday from now until the fall of the Islamic Republic regime with activism and acts of solidarity in support of political prisoners in Iran. The campaign’s opening call appears below.
Swedish Government’s Attempt to Deport Peyman Najafi Halted; All Hands on Deck for Navid Mirpourzadih!
Iranian activist Peyman Najafi’s deportation order was cancelled today at the last minute, on the day he was to be forcibly boarded on a flight to Tehran. We extend thanks & gratitude to each and every person who called, faxed, emailed and otherwise supported the call to stop Peyman’s deportation.
We especially thank Andisheh Alishahi of the International Federation of Iranian Refugees for all of her hard work on the ground. And we thank Pascal Yasmina, Stéphane Julien and all of the French activists who helped us pass a decisive milestone in our struggle for a humane world. When the French union CGT stood to support Peyman Najafi and Navid Mirpourzadeh, it demonstrated that we are not the only ones who believe that the attack against the rights of refugees is an attack against society in general and in its totality; and in our barricades to defend our humane rights, we too need the unity and solidarity of our sisters and brothers worldwide. This has made a qualitative difference in the struggle both for Peyman and Navid, and for the larger struggle for asylum-seekers’ rights as well.
Le mardi 12 juillet 2011, environs 35 officiers de police et autres membres des autorités chypriotes ont violemment attaqué un groupe d’Iraniens et d’autres réfugiés au camp de rétention de Larnaca, lieu de détention pour des questions liées à l’immigration (comme par exemple des visas périmés).
Lors de l’attaque, les autorités chypriotes ont menacé les réfugiés avec des armes de poing. Ils ont utilisé des matraques et des poings américains pour battre les réfugiés, y compris un vieux demandeur d’asile de 72 ans, qui a été transféré en cellule d’isolement après avoir été battu. Cet homme a ensuite été expulsé avec sa famille vers l’Iran dans les jours qui ont suivi. On rapporte qu’un demandeur d’asile qui a eu une jambe cassée n’a été soigné que dix jours après l’attaque.
Le gouvernement de Chypre comme l’UNHCR n’ont pris aucune mesure de fond à propos de ces agressions illégales à l’encontre de personnes sans défense détenues pour des raisons liées à l’immigration, se limitant à une « enquête » pour déterminer ce qui s’est passé alors que les réfugiés restent à la merci de ceux qui les ont battus.
De plus, le gouvernement chypriote, qui viole de façon flagrante les droits humains fondamentaux, espère assumer la présidence de l’Union Européenne en 2012.
Plus d’information sur cette affaire à lire ici (en anglais), dont une plainte signée de certains des demandeurs d’asile agressés.
Vidéos des blessures subies par deux demandeurs d’asile :
NOUS DEMANDONS :
1) La libération immédiate des demandeurs d’asile qui ont été témoins ou victimes des brutalités policières au centre de détention de Larnaca le 12 juillet ; la reconnaissance officielle de leurs statuts de réfugiés et leur réinstallation immédiate dans un pays tiers sûr.
2) Enquête immédiate et jugement de tous les fonctionnaires et employés chypriotes qui ont participé au tabassage du 12 juillet 2011, depuis le haut jusqu’au bas de la chaîne de responsabilité.
3) Révision et examen immédiats du processus de détermination du statut de réfugié à Chypre, pendant lesquels il ne doit y avoir aucune expulsion forcées vers des pays que les gens ont fuit pour demander l’asile.
4) Arrêt immédiat de la détention de demandeurs d’asile et d’autres personnes pour des questions liées à l’immigration pour une période indéterminée, en violation avec la charte européenne des droits fondamentaux.
Un gouvernement chypriote qui viole de façon flagrante les droits humains fondamentaux ne doit pas pouvoir espérer assumer sans opposition la présidence de l’Union Européenne en 2012.
To Daniel Endres, UNHCR Representative in Iraq:
We are writing with regard to the status of the Iranian Kurd asylum-seekers and stateless people who are currently trying to survive in al-Waleed Camp in Iraq.
Letter-Writing Action: Stop Sweden’s Illegal Deportation of Navid Mirpouzadih, Mission Free Iran’s Coordinator of Asylum-Seeker Activities in Sweden!
PLEASE SEND THIS SAMPLE LETTER (adjust to your own taste) TO STOP THE ILLEGAL DEPORTATION OF IRANIAN ACTIVIST NAVID MIRPOURZADIH – Mission Free Iran’s Coordinator of Asylum-Related Activities in Sweden.
Navid Mirpourzadih is a strong and vocal activist against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its 32 years of crimes against humanity. His brother, a labor-rights activist, was executed by the regime, and he himself was detained and tortured by the same regime. Navid fled for his life to Sweden, seeking asylum, which is his right. Yet the right-wing Swedish government has illegally decided to detain him in preparation for his deportation.
“You were 23 then, you are 9 now”: Cyprus Abuse of Human Rights Allows Continuation of Crimes against Asylum-Seekers; UNHCR, Red Cross Share Responsibility for Crimes
“You were 23 then, you are 9 now. I am going to displace another 3 of you, and I am going to make life hell for you.” – Galou Girou, Chief of Larnaca Prison, on 5 August 2011, threatening the remaining of the asylum-seekers beaten during the 12 July police attacks in Cyprus.
August 5, 2011, Washington D.C. – On 15 July 2011, we issued a press release detailing a violent attack by prison authorities against Iranian and other refugees held for migration-related reasons in the Famagusta Detention Center in Larnaca, Cyprus.
L’opposant iranien Peyman Najafi est gravement menacé d’arrestation, de torture et même d’exécution s’il est renvoyé en Iran. Il est urgent de stopper son expulsion et toute la force de votre soutien est nécessaire, le gouvernement suédois a d’ores et déjà acheté ses billets d’avion pour Téhéran pour un départ le 12 août 2011.
Vous pouvez utiliser ces informations pour écrire ou parler avec l’équipe gouvernementale de Suède (n’oubliez pas d’indiquer le numéro de dossier de Peyman Najafi : # 1346710):
ICRIR: Cyprus Update: Two Assaulted Refugees Interviewed for First Time 10 Days after Police Attack; Refugees Issue Complaint against Deputy of Larnaca Detention Center
On Friday 22 July 2011, the International Coalition for the Rights of Iranian Refugees (ICRIR) received a report from the Cyprus Refugee Rights Movement (CRRM) that the Cypriot non-governmental organization KISA visited the Larnaca detention center where Iranian and other defenseless refugees had sustained a brutal attack by armed police on 12 July 2011. The visit by KISA was the first by any entity outside of the detention center since the attack had occurred 10 days previous, although the UNHCR, the EU, the International Committee of the Red Cross, KISA, the Ombudsman of Cyprus, and others had been informed within a few hours of the attack, and although one of the detained refugees had been reported as sustaining a broken leg.
International Coalition for Rights of Iranian Refugees Calls for Protest against the Government of Cyprus’ Attack on Unarmed Iranian Asylum-Seekers
20 July 2011, Washington, D.C. – The International Coalition for the Rights of Iranian Refugees calls for a protest action against the Cypriot authorities’ criminal assault on defenseless Iranian asylum-seekers detained in relation to their migration status. Protest actions and pickets are already organized this weekend for Stockholm, Sweden and Washington DC, United States, with additional cities forthcoming.
On Tuesday, 12 July, 2011, approximately 35 police officers and other Cypriot authorities violently assaulted a group of Iranian refugees held in Larnaca detention center. During the attack, the Cypriot authorities threatened the refugees with handguns and used batons and brass knuckles to brutally beat the Iranian refugees, including an elderly 72-year old asylum-seeker, who was transferred to solitary confinement after the beatings. He, along with his family, was deported to Iran in the following days. One refugee is reported to have sustained a broken leg, for which he has received no medical treatment.
We do not accept the continued crimes against asylum-seekers by the Cypriot government. We call all refugee, civil, and human rights activists to demonstrate at the Embassies of the Government of Cyprus worldwide, or at travel agencies specializing in Cyprus tourism.
- We demand that all asylum-seekers attacked in Larnaca detention by the Cypriot authorities be provided urgent international assistance in being removed from this facility and transferred, with the assistance of UNHCR, to a safe third country.
- We demand immediate investigation of prison and detention conditions in Cyprus by the International Red Cross. We express particularly urgent concern regarding the medical condition of Mostafa Taghilou, whose leg is reported broken.
- We demand that the Cypriot government be held accountable immediately at level of the European Union.
Members of the ICRIR include Action for Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East, International Federation for Iranian Refugees, Iranian Refugees Action Network, Iranian Refugee Amnesty Network, and Mission Free Iran.
ICRIR: Open Letter to Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration & Asylum Policy, Regarding the Illegal Refoulement of Iranian Opposition Activist SANAN ASHRAFI (case #11220571) – INCLUDES LETTER-WRITING ACTION
Although we have proven to the Swedish government on several occasions that its refugee status determination and refoulement procedures are functionally illegal and will undeniably result in the persecution, torture and execution of returned Iranian political asylum-seekers in need of protection, the right-wing coalition Swedish government again intends to illegally deport Iranian opposition activist Sanan Ashrafi back into the hands of the Islamic Republic.