Archiv für den Tag 17. Juni 2011
Iran: Arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Mansoureh Behkish and ongoing judicial harassment against supporters of the „Mourning Mothers“
Description of the situation:
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources of the arbitrary arrest and detention of Ms. Mansoureh Behkish, an Iranian human rights activist fighting against the execution of prisoners, and a member of the „Mourning Mothers“, and of ongoing judicial harassment against other supporters of the „Mourning Mothers“.
According to the information received, on June 12, 2011, Ms. Mansoureh Behkish was arrested by a group of security agents in a street of Tehran at 8 p.m., and was subsequently transferred to the Evin Prison, where she reportedly remains detained as of issuing this appeal. No information could be obtained about whether any charges were brought against her.
Ms. Behkish has been subjected to several interrogations and arbitrary detentions in the past as a result of her human rights activities, in particular with regards to her defence of political prisoners in Iran.
AFP: „Two Iranian doctors who were jailed three years ago for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government were awarded a global health prize for their efforts to treat patients with HIV. Kamiar and Arash Alaei were arrested in June 2008 and accused of communicating with the United States in a bid to unseat the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Kamiar, 37, was released several months ago and was on hand to accept the award in Washington, but his elder brother Arash, 42, remains in Tehran’s Evin prison where he is serving a six-year sentence. Until Arash is set free, Kamiar said he cannot move forward with his life. ‚I feel I am not released yet,‘ he said in an interview with AFP before he accepted the Global Health Council’s Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights. ‚The majority of nights I go back to prison and I continue my life in prison,‘ he said. Kamiar served two and a half years — a term he remembers as ‚870 days, 3,800 hours‘ — and is hopeful that Arash will be eligible for release soon because he has now served half his sentence.“ http://t.uani.com/ltxruu
PHOENIX Sendeplan für Samstag, 18. Juni 2011 – Yazd – Wüstenoase im Iran Film von Thomas Wartmann, SWR/2005
Yazd – Wüstenoase im Iran Film von Thomas Wartmann, SWR/2005
Die überkuppelten Häuser und überdachten Bazare von Yazd erinnern an die Zeiten, als Marco Polo die südliche Seidenstraße bereiste und die Wüstenstadt mit dem Attribut „die Edle“ versah. Das alte, besonders für seine kostbaren Teppiche bekannte Handelszentrum Yazd liegt zwischen zwei Wüsten und ist einem besonders harten Klima ausgesetzt. Die extrem heißen Sommer und extrem kalten Winter der iranischen Hochebene erfordern eine Architektur, die diesen Bedingungen gerecht wird.
Offside – Frauen im Abseits
Spielfilm, Iran 2006
|Erstes Mädchen||Sima Mobarak-Shahi|
|Rauchendes Mädchen||Shayesteh Irani|
|Soldat aus Azari||Safar Samandar|
|Soldat aus Mashadi||M. Kheyrabadi|