Archiv für den Monat April 2011

Fars News Agency: 100 members of parliament signed a petition calling Ahmadinejad for questioning?

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.

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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: registrator@foreign.ministry.seand 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.

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IRAN: Release of a human rights lawyer, while others remain arbitrarily detained and harassed

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[1] on charges of “propaganda against the system by giving interviews to the foreign media about Behnoud’s case”[2]. 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[3].

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[4], 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

[1]              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).

[2]              Mr. Behnoud Shojaee was a ‚juvenile offender‘ executed in October 2009 in Evin prison.

[3]              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“.

[4]              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.

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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.

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Bahare Alavi, Missed but Not Forgotten

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.

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Sie lieben uns weil wir sie lieben

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.

Unter der Überschrift “Iran liebt Deutschland” läßt n-tv den iranischen Botschafter in Deutschland, Ali-Resa Scheikhattar zu Wort kommen:

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:

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Berlin: Vortrag+Diskussion zum Thema: Frauen im Iran – eine ungewöhnliche Emanzipation

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“

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Focus on Political prisoners. Five more political prisoners in „Rejaei Shahr „prison will join the other 11 political prisoners for hunger strike!

In the past 11 political prisoners from „Rejaei Shahr“ prison including: Eisa Saharkheiz (Journalist) Mansour Osanloo (Labour union leader ),Majid Tavakoli (Student leader ) ,Keivan Samimi ( Writer ) ,Heshmatolah Tabarzadi ( Student Leader ) , Rasoul Badaghi and Mehdi Mahmoudian in protest to their detention or trial and sentencing and continous pressure against their families went on hunger strike and said; „They will continue their strike until their demands are fulfilled.“ . Now five more political prisoners at Ward 4 of unit 12 in „Rejaei Shahr“ including : Behrouz Javid Tehrani, Ali Ajami,Reza Sharifi Bukani, Khaled Hardani and Jafar Eghdami announced they would also join the hunger strike from the 2nd week.

Ahmadinejad wird öffentlich demontiert

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Foto: Wikipedia)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Foto: Wikipedia)

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):

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