Archiv für den Tag 6. Mai 2011
The Azadi Square action, a joint effort with United4Iran, is part of Amnesty’s campaign for imprisoned student activist Majid Tavakkoli and hundreds of other prisoners of conscience in Iran.
Below is an abbreviated summary of how to take part in the Azadi Square action and other ways to get involved. For more background, please see below or read this blog post by AI’s Iran country specialist.
Thanks to activists working around the clock and without sleep for the past week, and thanks to everyone who called, wrote, or otherwise applied pressure to the Swedish government, the life of Mohammad Sirvan Foroutan has been saved. Not even an hour before his flight was scheduled to depart for Tehran, the deportation of the Komala activist was halted.
Many thanks to all of you who demonstrated, wrote, called, or otherwise helped to stop this crime from taking place. It is a victory for the humane front, and for all Iranian refugees and others under the same pressures. It is a victory for all revolutionary people in Iran. It a victory for all of us.
Mission Free Iran
International Coalition for the Rights of Iranian Refugees
Anmerkung: Wir von der Flüchtlingshilfe-Iran e.V. möchten allen Unterstützern in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland danken!
UPDATE: ICRIR: Lawyer Forces Her Way into Migration Office During Middle-of-Night Protest in Stockholm, Obtains Power of Attorney to Represent Sirvan Foroutan
The protest action to stop the Swedish government from deporting Iranian refugee Sirvan Foroutan, who faces execution if returned to Iran, continues:
ICRIR member IFIR, the International Federation of Iranian Refugees, is coordinating demonstrations and other protest actions in Sweden to stop the deportation of Iranian refugee Mohammad Sirvan Foroutan, whose life will be at risk should he be returned to Iran. This post conveys their urgent call to protest in Stockholm tomorrow at 9am outside of the Swedish Immigration Office. We urge all people with the possibility of joining to do so. Their original call in Farsi appears as a document below the English translation:
ICRIR: Lawyer Forces Her Way into Migration Office During Middle-of-Night Protest in Stockholm, Obtains Power of Attorney to Represent Sirvan Foroutan
Throughout the day, people around the world have been calling in appeals to the Swedish Migration Office, Swedish politicians, UNHCR, various human rights organizations and media outlets in an effort to draw attention to the fact that the Swedish government is going forward with a deportation to Iran that will result in the execution of a refugee.