Archiv für den Tag 12. Juni 2011

Letter of Mohammad and Abdollah Fathi’s Mother to Her Sons after Their Final Meeting

Mohammad and Abdollah Fathi, two brothers, were executed by the Islamic Republic on 17 May 2011. They had been kept on the political prisoners‘ ward, and were executed because they were members of a political family. No execution sentence had been formally handed down; they had been charged with „moharabeh,“ a political charge. The Islamic Republic later tried to reframe their story as if these two had been commmon criminals, as if that might justify the regime’s inhumane act of execution. We condemn in strongest terms the execution of Mohammad and Abdollah Fathi, and we stand in solidarity with their grieving family and friends. Thus far in Iran in the year 2011, there have been more over 200 executions officially reported by the state, more per capita than any other country in the world.

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Deutschlandfunk: Mit dem Taxi durch Teheran – Alltag im Iran zwei Jahre nach den Protesten von 2009

Mehrere Hunderttausend Menschen protestieren in Teheran gegen das Ergebnis der Präsidentenwahl 2009. (Bild: AP) Mehrere Hunderttausend Menschen protestieren in Teheran gegen das Ergebnis der Präsidentenwahl 2009. (Bild: AP)

Mit dem Taxi durch Teheran

Alltag im Iran zwei Jahre nach den Protesten von 2009

Von Jörg-Christian Schillmöller

Es gibt den offiziellen Iran – den der offiziösen Statements, den der Politiker und Geschäftsleute. Und es gibt den inoffiziellen Iran – den Iran der Taxifahrer und ihrer Kunden. Sie haben Angst zu reden, weil sie nicht sagen dürfen, was sie denken, aber sie tun es trotzdem.

„Die Menschen hier sind sehr damit beschäftigt, für ihr Auskommen zu sorgen. Sie haben Angst, auf die Straße zu gehen und zu demonstrieren. Denn wer sorgt für ihre Familie, wenn sie im Gefängnis sitzen? Ich habe damals nach der Wahl auch viele SMS bekommen, also dass ich an dieser oder jener Kundgebung teilnehmen soll, und ich habe gesagt: Ich kann nicht, wirklich. Denn wenn ich jetzt verhaftet werde und mir was zustößt: Wer sorgt dann für meinen Lebensunterhalt?“

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Iran Mahnwache in Berlin

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Todesfall-Serie: ungeliebter Oppositioneller im Iran gestorben – Resa Hoda Saber

Teheran – Der regierungskritische iranische Journalist Resa Hoda Saber ist in Folge eines Hungerstreiks in Haft gestorben. Hoda Saber sei am Freitag aus dem berüchtigten Teheraner Ewin-Gefängnis mit durch den Hungerstreik verursachten Herzproblemen ins Krankenhaus gebracht worden, berichtete die oppositionelle Website Kaleme.com am Sonntag. Die Probleme seien aber so schwer gewesen, dass er gestorben sei. Die Schwester des Journalisten bestätigte gegenüber der Nachrichtenagentur Isna seinen Tod. Sie habe die Leiche ihres Bruders im Krankenhaus identifiziert.

 

26 political prisoners pressured and interrogated in prison for signing complaint against RGC and Ministry of Intelligence

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/254584_10150202713942271_108514667270_7368487_1004242_n.jpgThe 26 political prisoners who filed complaints to the Evin Prison Court against the Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Ministry of Intelligence were summoned and interrogated. The Assistant head of the court has asked these prisoners to refute their statement, saying that if they did not, their prison terms would be increased.

The purpose of these interrogations was not to see into their complaints but rather to find out how they provided and then published the signed complaint. Prison officials are trying to discourage them from making complaints…

In this statement which was signed by 26 political prisoners and was published in websites, these prisoners asked officials to see to their complaints…

 

These political prisoners once again detailed the tortures they were subjected to in their statement and said that they were violently arrested and were insulted and degraded to the point that many of them were severely beaten upon their arrest. (Kalameh Website – Jun. 9, 2011)

Azerbaijan poet Saeed Moghanli arrested

RAHANA : Early Wednesday morning intelligence agents raided the home of Saeed Moghanli’s father. Security agents arrested the journalist from Azerbaijan in a village in Ardebil and transferred him to an undisclosed location.

Human Rights House of Iran reported that Mr. Moghanli’s personal belongings were confiscated during the time of arrest. This social activist from the province of Azerbaijan has been arrested on numerous occasions in the past years and has been subjected to many interrogations.

To date there is no information about his condition and no disclosure of his location

Iran: Anisa Dehghani – Arrest of Baha’i citizen

RAHAN : Human Rights House of Iran reported that this Baha’i citizen had traveled from Isfahan to Mashhad for a visit with her friends. Security forces in Mashhad arrested her and transferred her to the intelligence holding jail in this city.

To date she has been able to contact her family twice. Despite her family’s efforts, officials have given no explanation for Anisa’s arrest.

During the past few weeks many Baha’i citizens in Iran have been arrested and taken to prison. Instructors of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education, which is an online Baha’i university, are among those recently incarcerated.

Bill Moyers: Mossadegh Held Power Legitimately The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

by Arash Norouzi
| November 5, 2007

Bill Moyers in TIME magazine, October 29, 1965 After over 40 years in broadcast journalism, Emmy winning PBS host, author and political commentator Bill Moyers retired at the end of April 2010. Moyers hosted NOW and Bill Moyers Journal for years on PBS, where he introduced the likes of Joseph Campbell and Robert Bly to the masses. In his prior career, he was the assistant to and former Press Secretary for President Lyndon B. Johnson.

One of Moyer’s most significant productions was the special program The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis (1987).

This two hour special gave historical precedent to the Iran-Contra scandal and Reagan’s secret arming and funding of the Contras in Nicaragua, looking back at past covert, illegal activity by the United States. This includes the CIA and Dulles brothers‘ handiwork in overthrowing elected governments in Iran and Guatemala; collaborating with Nazi war criminals and American mafia dons, the war in Vietnam, assassination attempts of foreign leaders such as Fidel Castro, propping up murderous dictators, the infamous Gulf of Tonkin resolution, and more.

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Deutschlandradio Kultur:Iranische Ikone der Freiheit – Das radikale Leben und Dichten der Forough Farrokhzad

12.06.2011 · 00:05 Uhr
Für viele Iraner ist die Lyrikerin Forough Farrokhzad vier Jahrzehnte nach ihrem Tod auch ein Vorbild für politisches Engagement heute. (Bild: AP) Für viele Iraner ist die Lyrikerin Forough Farrokhzad vier Jahrzehnte nach ihrem Tod auch ein Vorbild für politisches Engagement heute. (Bild: AP)

Iranische Ikone der Freiheit

Das radikale Leben und Dichten der Forough Farrokhzad

Von Nicoletta Torcelli

Die iranische Lyrikerin und Regisseurin Forough Farrokhzad ist 1967 bei einem Autounfall ums Leben gekommen. Sie gilt als Vorreiterin einer künstlerischen Erneuerung, die bis heute in der Kulturszene des Iran nachwirkt.

Für Politische Menschen, die sich gegen Zensur, Verfolgung und Einschränkungen durch das Regime der Mullahs zur Wehr setzen ist sie Vorbild. Aber auch Künstler, die nach neuen Wegen des Ausdrucks suchen, lassen sich von ihr inspirieren. Dazu gehören die bildende Künstlerin Shirin Neshat, der Filmregisseur Abbas Kiarostami, zahlreiche Musikerinnen und Musiker sowie die iranische Bloggerszene.

 

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