Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Iran: media

The Green Voice of Freedom published an article of Mohammad Ali Tofighi in which he writes that the unexpected execution May 9th of 5 prisoners, four of them Kurds, sparked unprecedented support for their cause.
National opposition leaders also protested, even though the Kurdish case has never gathered much backing in the rest of Iran in the past, partly because they were suspected of wanting a separate state.

His conclusion, ending the article is that many Iranians believe the latest executions signal a willingness by the regime to radicalise the political atmosphere in Kurdistan in order to divert public attention from other domestic issues.
But the widespread support shown to their cause may not have been anticipated by the government.
source: en.irangreenvoice.com

May 24 are at 0.100AM 6 feminin political prisoners Ozrasadat Ghazi-Mirsaeed, Atefeh Navabi, Fatemeh Rahnama, Hengameh Shahidi, Rayhaneh Hajebrahim-Dabagh and Mottahareh Bahrami transferred to Ward 209 of Evinprison.
Later they returned to the ward, and it became clear they had been summoned for interrogation.
May 23, 5 of them had been taken to the Evin court.
source: RAHANA

The mother of Majid Tavakoli spoke in a interview with the website Jaras about the effects of media-attention and support for the hungerstrike of "wellknown" prisoners.
Jafar Panahi is releaseddue to international pressure.
Her son also is in hungerstrike, but the eyes of the world are, unlike for Panahi and Nourizad, not focussed at him.
She is very worried about his health, he has gone to the prison clinic on several occasions due to his condition.
She also talked about Mehdi Karroubi’s phone call and said Karroubi was the only person to call her and hopes that other politicians follow Karroubi’s example.
Wednesday May 26 is a worldwide hungerstrike in solidarity with Majid Tavakoli.
source: persian2english.com

United4Iran announced that Saturday June 12 (22 Khordad) a worldwide actionday is held urging Iran to stop humanrightsabuse.
This day is organized by United4Iran, together with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Nobel Women's Initiative, Baha'i International Community, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, FIDH (Federation Internationale des ligues des Droits de l'Homme), and Pen International.
The focus is aimed at prisoners of conscience, (PoC) who were arrested before and after the presidential election in 2009.
Further information can be found on the site 12june.org.
A list with prisoners of conscience, lawyers and groups is HERE.

enduring america

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.
Poster amnesty.nl

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