Iranian Christian Converts Risk Deportation from Europe

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Iranian Christian Converts at Risk of being Deported to Iran from Europe

their stories in short:

Fantoft Stave Church - Norge -

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the Iranian Christian Convert claims asylum in Norway

his application for asylum often becomes denied  based on “The Country of Origin Information Centre (Landinfo)”   by Norway’s authorities:

Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (Utlendingsdirektoratet – UDI) and the Norway’s Immigration Appeals Board (Utlendingsnemnda – UNE ) UNE -

he then receives the utvisningsvedtak (letter saying he has to leave Norway),  if he doesn’t leave within the mentioned period, he will be forcibly deported

so he flees to Germany, as Germany is known to provide asylum for Iranian Christian converts (GERMANY- asylum granted for Iranian convert to Christianity)

but then, due to Dublin III regulations, (safe first country in Europe) Germany deports this asylum seeker back to Norway … from where he will be deported to Iran

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some basic info:

NOAS (Norwegian Oranisation for Asylum Seekers)

in June 2014 published a detailed 45 pages dossier, available in norwegian only

Tro, håp og forfølgelse / Faith, Hope and Persecution / Glaube, Hoffnung und Verfolgung

and some reports:

May 2014 – Noas bekymret for tvangsreturer til Iran

June 2014 – Kristne konvertitter returneres til forfølgelse i Iran

contact details for NOAS :
phone + 47 22 365660; noas@noas.org; Torggata 22, NO-0183 Oslo
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Dublin-Verordnung

Die sogenannte Dublin-Verordnung (aktuell: “Dublin III”, VO 604/2013 vom 26. Juni 2013) ist eine europarechtliche Verordnung. Sie legt Regelungen zur Bestimmung des Mitgliedstaates fest, der für die Durchführung eines Asylverfahrens zuständig ist.

Dublin III-Verordnung

Verordnung 604/2013 vom 26.6.2013 (Abl. L 180/31 vom 29.6.2013)

Durchführungsverordnung (EU) Nr. 118/2014 der Kommission vom 30. Januar 2014 (Abl. L 38/1 vom 8.2.2014)

via Informationsverbund Asyl und Migration

What happens to young people who are forcibly removed to Afghanistan?

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What happens to young people who are forcibly removed to Afghanistan? We are in Kabul to find out. | Refugee Support Network.

3 things you need to know about life for young returnees in Afghanistan

1. Safety and security

2. ‘Survival’ mentality

3. Not being ‘known’Afghanistan_returnee

rape – cruellest torture and deadly weapon

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rape is the cruellest torture -

with the single target to destroy the personality, the soul, the pride of the victim -

[ .. if only all victims could tell of their torture - to heal their souls, to fight their destruction, to fight the aim of systematic torture  .. ]

قربانیان تجاوز جنسی- Support victims of sexual assault in prisons of Iran

این گروه برای حمایت از قربانیان تجاوز جنسی , بویژه همدلی با قربانیان تجاوز جنسی در زندانهای جمهوری اسلامی تشکیل شده است. از نظر بسیاری از ایرانیان تجاوز جنسی بیش از آن که مایه ننگ متجاوز محسوب شود مایه شرم قربانیان این عمل غیر انسانی خوانده میشود. هدف این گروه ایجاد فرصت بحث و گفتگوی بی پرده درباره عوارض تجاوز ,اعلام حمایت از قربانیان آن , تشویق ایشان به دوری از پنهان کاری و تشویق اطرافیانشان به گشودن آغوش احترام و همدردی و بیش از همه تلاش برای تغییر نگرش واپسگرای جامعه به قربانیان تجاوز جنسی و حمایت از ستم کشیدگانی است که نه تنها توسط متجاوزین بلکه گاه حتی پس از وقوع تجاوز توسط نزدیکترین خویشاوندانشان مورد بی حرمتی واقع میشوند.

 This is a Facebook support group for rape victims of the prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran. For the majority of Iranians being raped is a source of great shame. The social stigma is attached to the victims of rape, not its perpetrators. With the formation of this group we hope to make it possible to discuss rape and its consequences openly and without embarrassment, and to encourage the families to support and love rape victims, and bring a positive change in the views of Iranians who condemn and stigmatize them.

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25 May 2014 – The Japan Times -

World largely turns a blind eye to male rape

Addressing sexual violence against women and men is one of the critical human rights challenges of our time.

Male rape is widespread, particularly in conflict situations. Because few men report cases of rape, statistics under-represent the actual number of men who are sexually assaulted.

In addition to Egypt, the rape of political prisoners has been reported in Chile, Greece, Iran, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), El Salvador, and Sarajevo during the Bosnian conflict. …..

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June 2013 – Justice For Iran -

Raped out of Paradise: Women in Prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran

this brief [42 pages report as pdf] is base on extensive research carried out over a two-year period pointing to systematic, widespread, state-sponsored policies that place sexual torture, including rape, at the heart of the Islamic Republic’s judicial machinery and arms such as the Islamic Republic Guards Corps.
It also delineates the wide-ranging forms of sexual torture practiced in prisons since the inception of the Islamic Republic. The most appalling practice remains ‘rape of virgins’ prior to execution. The Islamic Republic is the first state to justify and rationalize this form of torture in the name of religion …

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11 July 2011 – The Guardian

The rape of men: the darkest secret of war

Sexual violence is one of the most horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims. In this harrowing report, Will Storr travels to Uganda to meet traumatised survivors, and reveals how male rape is endemic in many of the world’s conflicts

Of all the secrets of war, there is one that is so well kept that it exists mostly as a rumour. It is usually denied by the perpetrator and his victim. Governments, aid agencies and human rights defenders at the UN barely acknowledge its possibility. Yet every now and then someone gathers the courage to tell of it. …

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published May 2011 by Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IranHRDC)

Surviving Rape in Iran’s Prisons

This report documents the ordeals of five former prisoners – two women and three men – who provide their first-hand accounts of being raped, witnessing rape or being threatened with rape during their detention in Iranian prisons.

مرکز اسناد حقوق بشر ایران

 بازماندگان تجاوز در زندانهای ایران

این گزارش رنج و مصائب پنج قربانی- دو زن و سه مرد- را که در زندانهای ایران مورد تجاوز قرار گرفته و یا تهدید به تجاوز شده اند را مستند می‏سازد

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01 November 2010 – The Telegraph  –  Rape in Iran’s prisons: the cruellest torture 

All acts of rape are grave abuses of human rights. But the abuse takes on an added significance when the rapist is a public official. The UN’s Special Rapporteur on torture states that rape constitutes torture when it is carried out by public officials or happens at their instigation. International and regional human rights bodies have ruled that rape by officials always amounts to torture, and cannot be considered to be simply a common criminal act…”” thanks to Kate Allen from Amnesty International

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29 October 2010 – The TIMES -

Iranian couple suffered rape, torture and exile to be together

as this is available only for subscribers it was copied into this FB-note

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12 October 2010 – The New Yorker -

Interview: Mehdi Karroubi on Iran’s Green Movement

“….In our culture, victims of rape suffer deep shame and depression. Moreover, the authorities made the situation very intimidating, such that rape victims were afraid to speak up. Even so, some of the rape victims came to see me, and consequently, some of them have been silenced or forced to leave the country. I do not even know how these people are doing or if they are recovering. ..””

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01 July 2010/09 August 2010  – Persian2English  -

Professor Shahla Talebi: The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Rape of Men

speech given by Shahla Talebi, an Anthropology professor at Columbia University (New York City). The topic was “sexual tensions between the nation of Iran and its government.”

Talebi was imprisoned both during the Shah monarchy and the Islamic Republic regime. Her husband was a victim of the 1988 prison mass executions.

In her talk, she recalls one of her memories of the year 1981: the mother of a leftist activist reports her son’s ideological and religious views to the regime. Her son is consequently executed. Talebi explains the Iranian regime’s male dominated vision and approach …

Dr. Shahla Talebi continues with describing the difference between the rapes that occurred in Iranian prisons in the 1980′s and the rape of young men in prisons after the 2009 post-election protest:

During the 1980′s the regime still felt strong. It was of course aware of the threat by leftists and the Mujahedin. In fact, the regime thought it could seclude these groups easily from the rest of society.

As if these groups were an external entity, the regime regarded leftists and the Mujahedin as intruders who could be thrown out easily. That is why when they beat me inside the room, they told my husband outside the room that they were torturing his wife fiercely. They did not mean physical torture only. They wanted to make my husband believe that he was not an honorable man and thus they were permitted to do what they wanted to his wife. All this was to make a man feel not brave and honorable, without actually having to belittle him by calling him a woman.

What happened during the 1980′s was different from the events that took place during and after June 2009, because now the regime was positioned in a defensive situation.  Its manly characteristics were questioned because part of society rose in opposition. This part of society could no longer be called intruders and strangers. Thus, the regime stopped questioning the honor of a man, and began to question a man’s sexuality. Men were treated the same as women in regards to rape. Do you remember the case of a man whose interrogators instructed the torturers to impregnate him?

When the intentions to impregnate a man is stated, the man is aware he is unable to become pregnant; nonetheless, the man is labelled as a woman incapable of bearing a child [an action intended to imply that the man is an incapable woman].

I would like to emphasize that by observing the transformation of the regime, we can see how it has become more fearful of losing its manly status. That is why it insists to rape men versus raping women like in its previous approach.

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1 July 2010zamaanehنگاه جمهوری اسلامی به تجاوز پسران

گفت‌وگو با شهلا طالبی، درباره‌ی نگاه مردانه‌ی حکومت اسلامی ایراننگاه جمهوری اسلامی به تجاوز پسرانپانته‌آ بهرامی

 «تنش بین ملت و دولت در پیوند با موضوع جنسیت در ایران»، محور سخنرانی دکتر شهلا طالبی، استاد مردم‌شناسی در آمریکا در دانشگاه کلمبیا… در نیویورک بود.

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02 October 2009 – CNN -

2 Iranian dissidents say they were raped in captivity

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‎26 September 2009 – New York Times -

Iranian Protester Flees After Telling of Torture

When he eagerly joined the mass street protests that followed Iran’s tainted June 12 presidential elections, Ibrahim Sharifi, 24, hoped only to add his voice to the hundreds of thousands of demonstrators demanding that the government nullify the results. He never imagined that he would eventually have a far greater impact, as the only person willing to speak publicly about the brutal treatment he was subjected to in prison, including rape and torture.

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19 September 2009 –  youtube -

Bravery and innocence has a face – Ebrahim Sharifi (rape victim)

“”ابراهیم شریفی از شکنجه و تجاوز جنسی میگوید…

Interview with “Radio Farda”. This brave man is one of the people that was arrested after the presidential elections in Iran. After he was released from prison he managed to leave Iran, but before that he met Mr. Karroubi (presidential candidate and the person who took it apon himself to investigate rape and torture claims) and told him about what had happened to him. I didn’t have the heart to hear his own voice but I red his interview with “radio Farda”. Here is a brief retelling of his story
He is a student (computer and Italian language) and worked as a volunteer in Mr. Karroubi’s presidential election campaign. He was arrested after the elections and transferred to an unknown location (with blindfolds). During his stay there he was blindfolded all the time and had his hands tied behind his back apart from those times when they were given food.

During his 3-4 FAKE execution he starts protesting and tells his investigator (torturer): “there is no need for this behavior. If you are going to kill me than kill me”. At that point he gets kicked in his stomach several times, falls on the flour and vomits blod. After that the investigator tells another person who is in that room to “take this …. and make him pregnant”. They drag him away to another room and rape him. He wakes up in an unknown hospital/clinic. From there he is taken to the Sbalan highway and released there. After he gets home he contacts the police and maneges to file a complain about what has happened to him (without telling about the rape). After many difficulties he is told to “let this be…. the intelligence is behind this”. He is than advised to take contact with Mr. Karroubi which he does. During their meeting Karroubi notices “from my voice and how i was talking” that there is something he is not telling so he empties the room. After a long discussion this brave man, finally brakes his silence and tells Karroubi about what they had done to him and bursts into tears.

Later Sharifi is included in a list of people who were presented to a s.c. committee to find the truth. But this committee later announced that there were no proof of any rape in any of the cases that Mr. Karroubi had presented. Right, just like there has never been any rapes in the prisons of the shameful islamic republic during the last 30 years, no way. Nor has there ever been any torture there either. No… these saints don’t do these things.

Anyway, during the hearings he (Sharifi) notices that these people are not after the truth but are rather trying to persuade him to either take back his claim or are trying to persuade him to accept that he has received money from Karroubi in order to tell this. (they are very good at this, everybody who is against them is either a spy, has received money, or is a pervert). He than goes underground, records a tape and sends it to a documentary filmmaker (Mr. Reza Allamehzadeh) and has now managed to leave the country.

I personally salute this brave soul and regret that he and many like him have had to endure such crimes. I hope he recovers from this

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12 September 2009

Courageous Young Iranian Rape Victim in Hiding Speaks Out

subtitled videos  – merci @ Freedom Messenger

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1247109575032 part 1

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1247137615733 part 2

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09 September 2009 – Amnesty International

Iranian rape and torture victims at renewed risk

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24 August 2009 – Los Angles Times – babylon and beyond

IRAN: Officials blame alleged rape victim for his own jailhouse attack

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different, as here rape was  not committed  by authorities, but worth reading anyway – mentioning the taboos

December 1992 – The Independent -

Inside Story: When man rapes man:

Victims daren’t report it, the law won’t recognise it, the public can’t understand it: but gradually the taboos around male rape are breaking down, reports Simon Garfield

Another attack in Ward 350 of Evin prison- destruction and confiscation of personal property of prisoners with intent to incite violence

Originally posted on lalehsr:

One day after the transfer of a group of Ward 350 prisoners where only 62 prisoners remain, 60 security guards raided the ward and in the pretext of doing a search, they ransacked the area, confiscated personal property and destroyed the prisoners’ belongings.

According to Kaleme, while there is intense worry for the wellbeing and fate of the political prisoners in Ward 350, the pressure and ill treatment of the prisoners has been escalating on a daily basis. During the past weeks there have been various news of changes taking place in the situation of the prisoners. On Wednesday afternoon a score of security guards accompanied by the Head of the prison, Ali Ashraf Rashidi along with the Deputy Head of the Tehran Prisons Organization and his Executive Vice-President Javad Momeni showed up at Ward 350 of Evin prison in an unprecedented and very threatening manner, and personally took part…

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Emergency Refugee Assistance Request

ulimuc:

please support Iranian Refugee Amnesty Network (IRAN) – their work is essential and so much needed !!!

Originally posted on Iranian Refugees Action Network:

Iranian Refugees Action Network is in urgent need of donations  and funding, if we are to remain open, to support vulnerable  refugees.

Many of the refugees we advocate for are in imminent danger of being unjustly returned to Iran.  Thousands of other Iranian refugees who have fled Iran due to their religious, ethnic or political affiliations are in desperate need of support.  We have the expertise to do this, and have helped hundreds to countries where they are now safe, but we need your help to continue.  Some examples of those we attempted to help and have helped are given below, but there are hundreds more in need:

Mohammad Ali Amouri, an Iranian Ahwazi Teacher and a U.N. ‘Person of Concern’, should have been safely resettled in Sweden or America with his friends, however, he wasn’t.  Instead, he and a Mr. Shabani were secretly, illegally and forcefully returned to Iran, from Iraq, by the Iranian influenced…

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#GazaUnderAttack – some sources of information

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some reliable /  interesting sources:Gaza_Strip-wikipedia

hamas / Gaza:  Al Aqsa

BDS movement

Institute for Palestine Studies IPS

AlJazeera

France24

MONDOWEISS

electronic intifada news

haaretz

ma’an news agency

alternet

Occupied Palestine

Jewish Voice for Peace

Martin Lejeune’s blog [the german journalist in Gaza]

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#GazaUnderAttack #Gaza #BDS #palestine #PrayforGaza

@UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency

@PKraehenbuehl, Commissioner-General @ UNRWA

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

@Farah_Gazan, Guess What

@DrBasselAbuward, Doctor at Al-Shifa Hospital

@Jehadsaftawi, photojournalist

@laraaburamadan, Lara, journalist

@saidshouib, socialmedia activist from Gaza

@AymanM, , NBC news

@VoicesofGaza, group in  or from Gaza

@Martin_Lejeune, German freelance journalist  

@jvplive JewishVoiceForPeace

@jncatron,Joe Catron, an American in Gaza

,BDS Movement

@MiddleEastEye, news website

@Mogaza,Mohammed Omer, journalist

@ChrisGunness, UNRWA Spokesman

@MaxBlumenthal,Max Blumenthal Senior Writer, author

Abhijan Choudhury

@PalStudies, Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS)

@theIMEU, The IMEU, The Institute for Middle East Understanding

@activestills , The Activestills collective

@democracynow , daily independent global news hour

@ISMPalestine, int’l Palestine solidarity

@btselem,B’Tselem בצלם Israeli info on oPt

@972mag,+972 Magazine, blog-based web magazine

@MaanNewsAgency, Ma’an News Agency 

Gisele Dussault

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LGBT – Torture in Iran

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Thursday 26 June 2014 Shadi Amin of 6Rang and Raha Bahraini of Justice for Iran will join a panel to launch the first ever report, Pathologizing Identities, Paralyzing Bodies, on how Islamic Republic laws set the grounds for misinformation and forced sex reassignment procedures of transgender, gay and lesbian Iranians in order to erase this segment of the population. Each year thousands of Iranians flee to neighboring Turkey to save their lives, including many transgender, gay and lesbian citizens. The panel is part of the weeklong 2014 Istanbul Pride. It will take place at 2 pm at the Cezayir Meeting Hall. Follow them live on UstreamFacebook and Twitter.

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24 june 2014

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Justice4Iran and SheshRang launch the new report

Torture in the name of treatment: Breaking the silence on medical abuse against transgender, lesbian and gay people in Iran

 that details how lesbian, gay and transgender individuals in Iran are being diagnosed with gender identity disorder and told to undergo medical treatments, including sterilization, to “cure” themselves of homosexual feelings and cross-gender expressions.
http://6rang.org/english/2074


گزارش انگلیسی پروژه مشترک عدالت برای ایران و شبکه لزبین ها و ترنسجندرهای ایرانی ( شش رنگ) در مورد عمل های تغییر جنسیت در ایران، زندگی همجنسگرایان و ترنسجندرها بر اساس 88 روایت زنده و تکان دهنده منتشر شد
فارسی آن در بیش از 400 صفحه بزودی منتشر خواهد شد.

 

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Stop Reparative Therapies & Mandatory Sex Reassignment Surgeries

Homophobia, Transphobia and  Health Care Abuses in the Islamic Republic of Iran

a briefing report:

pdf on 6Rang.org

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Pathologizing Identities, Paralyzing Bodies

detailed report about Human Rights Violations Against Gay, Lesbian and Transgender People in Iran

pdf on 6rang.org

 

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to end with a story of hope, which is somehow related:

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20 Feb 2014 – Humans of NewYork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Daily Beast – 28 February 2014 -

A gay refugee couple from Iran have become Facebook superstars thanks to a shout-out on Humans of New York. They talk to The Daily Beast about life for Iran’s persecuted LGBT community in a country that denies their very existence. more here:

Gay, Iranian And Stylish in Exile

 

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14 February 2014

Googoosh, Iranian Pop Queen, Sends Poignant LGBT Message With ‘Behesht’ Video

Written and Directed by Navíd Akhavan
Executive Producer Neda Kermani
Produced by Ehsan Haghighat
Lyrics by Roozbeh Bemani

Halt Execution of 33 Sunnis – حکم اعدام ۳۳ سنی را لغو کنید

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JOINT STATEMENT by 19 Human Rights Groups:

Accounts of Cases Raise Fair Trial Concerns

12 june 2014 -

The Iranian authorities should quash the death sentences of 33 Sunni Muslim men, including possibly a juvenile offender, convicted of “enmity against God” (moharebeh), and impose an immediate moratorium on all executions, 18 human rights organizations and one prominent human rights lawyer said today. The call comes amid serious concerns about the fairness of the legal proceedings that led to the men’s convictions and the high number of executions reported in Iran during the last year, including the June 1, 2014 hanging of a political dissident, Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, on the same charge.

Information the rights groups gathered suggests that most of the men were arrested by Intelligence Ministry officials in the western province of Kordestan in 2009 and 2010, and held in solitary confinement during their pretrial detention for several months without access to a lawyer or relatives. They are believed to have been tortured or otherwise ill-treated during that time.

Thirty one of them were tried by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, while one was tried by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran and another by a branch of the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj. They were sentenced to death after being convicted of vaguely worded national security offenses including “gathering and colluding against national security,” “spreading propaganda against the system,” “membership in Salafist groups,” “corruption on earth,” and “enmity against God.” The latter two charges can carry the death penalty.

These vaguely worded offenses in Iran’s Islamic Penal Code do not meet the requirements for clarity and precision that international law outlines for criminal law. The authorities, routinely invoke them to arrest and imprison people who have peacefully exercised their rights to freedom of religion, expression, association, and assembly, or to accuse activists of supporting violent or armed opposition groups without evidence, the rights groups said.

Information gathered by the rights groups suggests that all of the men deny any involvement in armed or violent activities and maintain that they were targeted solely because they practiced or promoted their faith, such as taking part in religious seminars and distributing religious reading materials. Sunni Muslims are a minority in Iran, where most Muslims follow the Shia branch of Islam. Most Iranian Sunnis are from the Kurdish and Baluch minorities, and have long complained of state discrimination against them in both law and practice.

Recent changes to Iran’s penal code require the judiciary to review the cases of the 33 men, and vacate their death sentences on the charge of “enmity against God” if they had not personally resorted to the use of arms. The execution of Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, despite no evidence being presented to the court that he had used arms, suggests that Iranian authorities appear not to implement new provisions of the penal code that could save the lives of these 33 men, and others on death row on the charge of “enmity against God.”

According to his national identity card, at least one of the defendants, Borzan Nasrollahzadeh, is believed to have been under 18 at the time of his alleged offense, which would prohibit his execution under international law, including under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Iran is a party.

Among the group are four men — Hamed Ahmadi, Jahangir Dehghani, Jamshid Dehghani and Kamal Molaee — accused of killing Mullah Mohammad Sheikh al-Islam, a senior Sunni cleric with ties to the Iranian authorities. The men have denied the accusation, saying that they were arrested between June and July 2009, several months before the sheikh’s killing, in September. The Supreme Court upheld the death sentences in September 2013, and the sentences have been sent to the Office for the Implementation of Sentences, the official body in charge of carrying out executions. The men are considered to be at imminent risk of execution.

The Supreme Court also confirmed the death sentences of four other members of the group — Seyed Jamal Mousavi, Abdorahman Sangani, Sedigh Mohammadi and Seyed Hadi Hosseini, the rights groups reported. The other 25 men remain on death row pending review by the Supreme Court. Most of them are believed to be held in the Raja’i Shahr and Ghezel Hesar prisons in the city of Karaj. One, Seyed Jamal Mousavi, is reportedly in Sanandaj Prison in Kordestan province.

The rights groups are concerned that authorities sentenced the 33 men to death after trials during which basic safeguards, such as rights of defense, were disregarded, in contravention of international fair trial standards. Information gathered by the groups indicates that at least some of the men were denied access to a lawyer of their own choosing before and during their trials, in breach of Article 35 of the Iranian Constitution, which guarantees the right to counsel.

Their court­-appointed lawyers were not allowed to see them in prison and did not have access to their files, according to information gathered by the groups. A few of the men have alleged that they met their lawyers for the first time a few minutes before the start of their trials. The court proceedings were held behind closed doors and reportedly lasted only between 10 to 30 minutes.

Some of the men also alleged that the judiciary handed down their death sentences based on incriminating statements they were forced to sign under torture and other ill-treatment, in violation of Article 38 of the Iranian Constitution, which prohibits all forms of torture “for the purpose of obtaining confessions.” Several alleged in open letters that they were physically and psychologically abused during their detention. One of the men, Shahram Ahmadi, wrote:

“Officers of the Revolutionary Guards kicked me in the head and face, causing my nose and head to break…I did not receive any treatment for my broken nose…and I currently have breathing difficulties as a result… [My] interrogator knew that I had been injured [in a previous incident of mistreatment]. He purposely punched me in my stomach and I began bleeding heavily from my old wounds. I was hospitalized in Sanandaj Hospital under a fake name… later my wounds became infected but they refused to give me medication.”

The rights groups have found no information indicating that there was any investigation into these allegations of torture and other ill-treatment, contrary to Iran’s domestic law and international law. Article 578 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code provides for the punishment of officials who torture people to obtain confessions. Article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Iran is a party, prohibits the use of torture and other ill-treatment.

The irregularities reported in the men’s trials would also violate the fair trial provisions of Article 14 of the ICCPR, which include the presumption of innocence, adequate time and facilities to prepare one’s defense and to communicate with a lawyer of one’s choosing, and not to be compelled to testify against oneself or to confess guilt. The UN Human Rights Committee has stated that: “In cases of trials leading to the imposition of the death penalty scrupulous respect of the guarantees of fair trial is particularly important.”

In view of the apparently flawed legal proceedings, these 18 human rights groups and one prominent human rights lawyer urge the Iranian authorities to immediately halt the execution of these men and quash their sentences. Authorities should, at the very least, grant these men retrials in proceedings that comply with international standards of fair trial, without recourse to the death penalty.

The 33 men are, in an alphabetical order: Hamed Ahmadi, Shahram Ahmadi, Alam Barmashti, Jahangir Dehghani, Jamshid Dehghani, Seyed Shaho Ebrahimi, Varia Ghaderifard, Mohammad Gharibi, Seyed Abdol Hadi Hosseini, Farzad Honarjo, Mohammad Keyvan Karimi, Taleb Maleki, Kamal Molaee, Pouria Mohammadi, Keyvan Momenifard, Sedigh Mohammadi, Seyed Jamal Mousavi, Teymour Naderizadeh, Farshid Naseri, Ahmad Nasiri, Borzan Nasrollahzadeh, Idris Nemati, Omid Peyvand, Bahman Rahimi, Mokhtar Rahimi, Mohammadyavar Rahimi, Abdorahman Sangani, Amjad Salehi, Behrouz Shahnazari, Arash Sharifi, Kaveh Sharifi, Farzad Shahnazari, and Kaveh Veysi.

Iran remains the second largest executioner in the world, after China. In 2013, according to Amnesty International figures, the Iranian authorities officially acknowledged 369 executions. However, reliable sources have reported that hundreds of additional executions took place in 2013, bringing the total to over 700. According to Amnesty International, as of May 25, 151 executions during 2014 have been acknowledged by the authorities or state-sanctioned media, while reliable sources have reported at least 180 additional executions, for a total of 331.

The rights groups are:

Amnesty International

Human Rights Watch

Justice for Iran

Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation

Arseh Sevom

Association for Defense of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners in Iran (ADAPP)

Association for Human Rights in Kurdistan of Iran-Geneva (KMMK-G)

Baloch Human Rights Organization

Center for Combating Racism & Discrimination against Arabs in Iran

Centre for Supporters of Human Rights

Ensemble contre la peine de mort (ECPM)

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

Iran Human Rights

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center

Step by Step to Stop Death Penalty  (LEGAM)

Mehrangiz Kar

Nobel Women’s Initiative

Siamak Pourzand Foundation

United for Iran

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ایران: حکم اعدام ۳۳ سنی را لغو کنید

(۲۲ خرداد ۱۳۹۳) — ۱۸ گروه و یک وکیل برجسته مدافع حقوق بشر از مقام های ایرانی خواستند تا حکم ۳۳ مسلمان سنی مذهب که به اتهام “محاربه” محکوم به اعدام شده اند را لغو کرده و اجرای تمامی احکام اعدام را متوقف کنند. یک تن از این ۳۳ نفر احتمالاً در زمان ارتکاب جرم زیر ۱۸ سال سن داشته است. فراخوان این گروه‌های حقوق بشری در حالی صورت می گیرد که نگرانیهای جدی در مورد ناعادلانه بودن روند قضایی این متهمان، و همچنین شمار بالای اعدام های گزارش شده در سال گذشته در ایران وجود دارد، از جمله اعدام غلامرضا خسروی سوادجانی، مخالف سیاسی، که ۱۱ خرداد به اجرا درآمد.

 

براساس اطلاعاتی که گروه‌های مدافع حقوق بشر گردآوری کرده‌اند اکثر این متهمان بین سال‌های ۸۸ تا ۹۰ در استان کردستان توسط ماموران وزرات اطلاعات دستگر شده و پیش از محاکمه، بدون دسترسی به وکیل و یا ارتباط با خانواده، برای چندین ماه در سلول انفرادی نگهداری می شده‌اند. این اعتقاد وجود دارد که آنها در این دوران شکنجه شده و یا مورد بدرفتاری قرار گرفته‌اند.

 

سی و یک تن از این افراد در شعبه ۲۸ دادگاه انقلاب تهران، یک تن در شعبه ۱۵ دادگاه انقلاب تهران و یک تن در شعبه ای از دادگاه انقلاب سنندج محاکمه شده‌اند. محکومیت آنها به اعدام به خاطر جرایمی همچون “اجتماع و تبانی به قصد اقدام علیه امنیت ملی،” “تبلیغ علیه نظام،” “عضویت در گروهای سلفی،” “افساد فی الارض،” و “محاربه” بوده است که به صورت مبهمی تعریف شدهاند. دو جرم “افساد فی الارض،” و “محاربه” با مجازات احتمالی اعدام همراه است.

 

این جرایم که در قانون مجازات اسلامی به گونه‌ای مبهم تعریف شده‌ا‌ند از شفافیت و دقتی که باید بر اساس حقوق کیفری بین المللی داشته باشند، برخوردار نیستند. به گفته این گروه‌های مدافع حقوق بشر، مقام‌های ایرانی با متهم کردن افراد به این جرایم به طور مداوم حق آزادی مذهب، بیان و تجمع را نقض و افراد را دستگیر و زندانی می کنند. همچنین این گروه‌ها تأکید دارند مقامات ایران با توسل به این قوانین، بدون ارائه مدرک، فعالین را به حمایت از گروهای مسلح متهم می کنند.

 

بر اساس اطلاعاتی که در اختیار این گروه‌های حقوق بشری قرار گرفته به نظر می رسد که متهمین اتهام شرکت در مبارزات مسلحانه را رد کرده و تأکید دارند تنها به خاطر اعتقادات خود و فعالیت هایی همچون شرکت در جلسات مذهبی و پخش مطالب مذهبی دستگیر شده‌اند. در ایران اکثر مسلمانان شیعه و سنی‌ها در اقلیت هستند. اکثر سنی‌های ایرانی به اقلیت کرد و بلوچ تعلق داشته و مدتها است که به تبعیض دولت علیه خود معترضند،  تبعیضهایی که هم در بطن قوانین موضوعه و هم در اعمال آن قوانین دیده می شود.

 

بر اساس قانون جدید مجازات اسلامی قوه قضائیه باید پرونده این ۳۳ تن را مرور کند. در قانون جدید، اگر افراد شخصاً اقدام مسلحانه انجام نداده باشند محارب محسوب نشده و باید حکم اعدام آنها لغو شود. قانون جدید مجازات اسلامی می‌تواند به نجات جان این ۳۳ تن و دیگر کسانی که به اتهام محاربه به اعدام محکوم شده‌اند بی‌انجامد، اما باتوجه به اعدام غلامرضا خسروی سوادجانی که در دادگاهش هیچ مدرکی مبنی بر مبارزه مسلحانه او ارائه نشده بود به نظر می رسد مقام های ایرانی قانون جدید مجازات اسلامی را اعمال نمی‌کنند.

 

دست‌ کم  یک نفر از این ۳۳ نفر، برزان نصرالله زاده، براساس اطلاعات کارت ملی اش در زمان ارتکاب جرمی که به آن متهم است زیر ۱۸ سال سن داشته است. اعدام افرادی که در هنگام ارتکاب جرم زیر ۱۸ سال دارند خلاف قوانین بین المللی و کنوانسیون حقوق کودک بوده که ایران از امضاء‌کنندگان آن است.

 

چهار تن از این افراد حامد احمدی، جهانگیر دهقانی، جمشید دهقانی و کمال مولایی متهم به قتل روحانی سنی ملا محمد شیخ الاسلام، نماینده کردستان در مجلس خبرگان رهبری هستند. این چهار تن با رد این اتهام تأکید می کنند که این قتل در شهریور ۸۸ صورت گرفته در حالی که آنها چند ماه پیش از آن بین خرداد تا تیر ۸۸ بازداشت شده‌اند. دیوان عالی کشور در شهریور ۹۲ احکام اعدام این چهار تن را تائید کرده و پرونده آنها به اداره اجرای احکام ارسال شده است. این مردان در معرض خطر فوری اعدام قرار دارند.

 

به گزارش گروه های مدافع حقوق بشراحکام اعدام چهار تن دیگر در این گروه (سید جمال موسوی، عبدالرحمان سنگانی، صدیق محمدی، و سید هادی حسینی) نیز به تایید دیوان عالی کشور رسیده است. پرونده ۲۵ تنِ باقی مانده هنوز مورد بررسی دیوان عالی کشور قرار نگرفته است. اکثر این متهمان در زندان‌های رجایی‌شهر و قزلحصار در شهر کرج نگهداری می شوند. بنا به گزارش‌ها یکی از این افراد یعنی سید جمال موسوی در زندان سنندج در استان کردستان زندانی است.

 

گروهای مدافع حقوق بشر نگران هستند که این ۳۳ نفر در جریان محاکمههایی به اعدام محکوم شدند که در آن بر خلاف استانداردهای بین المللی محاکمه عادلانه، اصولی همچون حق دفاع متهم رعایت نشده بود. بر اساس اطلاعاتی که توسط این گروه‌ها جمع آوری شده برخلاف اصل ۳۵ قانون اساسی ایران که حق داشتن وکیل را تضمین می کند، حداقل عده ای از این مردان از دسترسی به وکیل منتخب خود چه پیش از دادگاه و چه در حین محاکمه محروم بوده‌اند.

 

بنا بر گزارش‌ها، وکلای انتصابی آنها اجازه نداشتند با آنها در زندان ملاقات کرده و به پرونده موکلانشان دسترسی نداشته‌اند. چند تن از این متهمان می گویند وکلای خود را اولین بار تنها دقایقی پیش از آغاز دادگاه خود ملاقات کرده‌اند. جلسات محاکمه پشت درههای بسته برگزار شده و بنا به گزارش ها تنها بین ۱۰ تا ۳۰ دقیقه به طول انجامیده است.

 

برخی از این افراد همچنین ادعا می کنند حکم اعدامشان  بر اساس “اعترافاتی” است که تحت فشار شکنجه و بدرفتاری از آنها گرفته شده است. اصل ۳۸ قانون اساسی ایران “هرگونه شکنجه برای گرفتن اقرار و یا کسب اطلاع” را منع کرده است. چندین تن از این متهمان در نامه های سرگشاده ای از بدرفتاریهای فیزیکی و روحی که در زندان بر آنها اعمال شده نوشته اند. شهرام احمدی، یکی از این متهمان، نوشته است:

 

“ماموران سپاه پاسدان با لگد به سر و صورتم می زدند و دماغ و سرم را شکستند… دماغ شکسته ام مداوا نشد … و اکنون مشکل تنفسی دارم… یکی از بازجوها که می دانست بدن من [به خاطر بدرفتارهای پیشین] دچار زخمهای عمیق شده، با مشت به شکمم ضربه زد که منجر به باز شدن زخمم و خونریزی شدید آن شد. هنگامی که در بیمارستان سنندج بودم با اسمی غیر از اسم خودم مرا معرفی کردند… زخم هایم بعدها عفونت کرد و داروهایی را که دکتر برایم می‌نوشت به من نمی دادند.”

 

این گروه‌های مدافع حقوق بشر هیچ اطلاعاتی مبنی بر اینکه مقام های ایرانی در مورد ادعاهای شکنجه و بدرفتاری این زندانیان تحقیقی انجام داده باشند کسب نکرده است. بر اساس ماده ۵۷۸ قانون مجازات اسلامی مقام هایی که برای کسب اعتراف دست به شکنجه می‌زنند باید مجازات شوند. در همین حال اصل ۷ میثاق بین المللی حقوق مدنی و سیاسی که به تصویب ایران رسیده است شکنجه و بدرفتاری را منع می‌کند.

 

در همین حال گزارش‌ها در مورد محاکمه این افراد حاکی از نقض اصل ۱۴ میثاق بین المللی حقوق مدنی و سیاسی است که در آن اصل برائت (فرض بی گناهی متهم)، دسترسی متهم به وکیل منتخب، در اختیار داشتن زمان و امکانات لازم برای دفاع و همچنین عدم اجبار به شهادت در دادگاه تضمین شده است.  کمیته حقوق بشر سازمان ملل متحد تأکید دارد “در پرونده هایی که به حکم اعدام می انجامد دقت بالا در تضمین اصول دادگاه عادلانه از اهمیت ویژه ای برخوردار است.”

 

باتوجه به روند ظاهراً ناقص قضایی، این ۱۸ گروه و یک وکیل مدافع حقوق بشر از مقام‌های ایرانی می‌خواهند بلافاصله اعدام این افراد را متوقف و احکام اعدام آنها را لغو کنند. مقام‌های ایرانی باید دست کم با پیروی از استاندارهای بین المللی محاکمه عادلانه این افراد را بدون احتمال مجازات اعدام دوباره محاکمه کند.

 

نام این ۳۳ تن به ترتیب حروف الفبا سید‌‌ شاهو ابراهیمی، حامد احمدی، شهرام احمدی، عالم برماشتی، امید پیوند، سید عبدالهادی حسینی، جهانگیر دهقانی، جمشید دهقانی، محمدیاور رحیمی، بهمن رحیمی، مختار رحیمی، عبدالرحمان سنگانی، فرزاد شاه نظری، بهروز شاه نظری، کاوه شریفی، آرش شریفی، امجد صالحی، محمد غریبی، وریا قادری فرد، محمد کیوان کریمی، صدیق محمدی، پوریا محمدی، طالب ملکی، کمال ملایی، سید جمال موسوی، کیوان مؤمنی فرد، تیمور نادری زاده، فرشید ناصری، برزان نصرالله زاده، احمد نصیری، ادریس نعمتی، فرزاد هنرجو، و کاوه ویسی است.

 

ایران از نظر شمار اعدام‌ها پس از چین مقام دوم را در جهان دارد.  بنا به آمار سازمان عفو بین الملل، در سال ۲۰۱۳ مقام های ایرانی رسماً اعدام ۳۶۹ نفر را تأیید کردند. اما به گفته منابع معتبر تعداد اعدام‌های ایران در سال ۲۰۱۳ بیش از ۷۰۰ نفر بوده است. بنا بر آمار عفو بین الملل، تا ۲۵ ماه مه سال میلادی جاری، مقامها و رسانه‌های دولتی ایران اعدام ۱۵۱ نفر را تائید کرده اند. اما به گزارش منابع معتبر شمار واقعی کسانی که در سال میلادی جاری اعدام شدند۱۸۰ نفر بیشتر از آمار رسمی و ۳۳۱ نفر است.

 

دیدبان حقوق بشر

عدالت برای ایران

عفو بین الملل

اتحاد برای ایران

انجمن حقوق بشرکردستان ایران-ژنو

انجمن دفاع از زندانیان سیاسی آذربایجانی در ایران

انجمن زنان نوبل

بنیاد سیامک پورزند

بنیاد عبدالرحمن برومند

سازمان حقوق بشر ایران

سازمان حقوق بشر بلوچ

عرصه سوم

کارزار لغو گام به گام اعدام (لگام)

کانون مبارزه با نژادپرستی و عرب ستیزی در ایران

کانون مدافعال حقوق بشر

کمپین بین المللی حقوق بشر در ایران

مرکز اسناد حقوق بشر ایران

مهرانگیز کار

همبستگی برای پایان اعدام

Turkey – UNHCR – new rules for non-european refugees

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May 2014 – please sign: Petition to President of the European Parliament:

UNHCR’S RESETTLEMENT POLICIES FOR IRANIAN REFUGEES IN TURKEY HAVE TO BE REVISED

 

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2014 UNHCR country operations profile – Turkey

In April 2013, Turkey promulgated its Law on Foreigners and International Protection. While maintaining the geographical limitation to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, the law provides a comprehensive framework for protecting and assisting all asylum-seekers and refugees, regardless of their country of origin, in line with international standards. A newly established Directorate General for Migration Management will be fully operational by April 2014.

In 2014, UNHCR will continue to cooperate with the national authorities to ensure that refugees and asylum-seekers in Turkey have access to asylum procedures and services, and to identify durable solutions.

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4 April 2013 –  new LAW ON FOREIGNERS AND INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
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courtesy: refworld: Turkey: Law No. 6458 on 2013 of Foreigners and International Protection [Turkey],  4 April 2013

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11.05.2014 –  ffm online: Türkei: Hungerstreik afghanischer Flüchtlinge vor UNHCR

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28 April 2014 – I.R.A.N.:

The Urgent Need to Revisit the Effectiveness of Refugee Resettlement Policies

 

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25 April 2014 – globalpost: Turkey’s role as refugee host under pressure as requests for asylum increase

” . .Today, close to 72,000 cases are still being processed; with more asylum seekers entering Turkey every day, the system is under increasing strain. It can now take years to complete the process of status determination, leaving many asylum seekers and their families in limbo. ..”

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7 June 2013 – euronews: Iranian voices from Turkey

” .. Life is not always easy here for refugees who do not have the right to work, however they say their only choice is to stay and try to get asylum status ..”

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12 April 2013 – reuters: Turkey has new law on asylum, but sets limits for non-Europeans

” .. Rights groups have criticized the limitation because it leaves non-European refugees in a legal limbo while they wait to be settled in a third country by the UNHCR, which can often take many years... “

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14 December 2012- Human Rights Watch: Iran: Activists Fleeing Assault on Civil Society

Steady Stream Seeking Refuge Abroad – ” .. The 60-page report, “Why they Left: Stories of Iranian Activists in Exile,” documents the experiences of dozens of rights defenders, journalists, bloggers, and lawyers whom security and intelligence forces targeted because they spoke out against the government. Some who took part in anti-government protests after the 2009 election had never been politically active before, but suddenly found themselves in the crosshairs of security and intelligence forces. .. “

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24 June 2012 – today’s zaman: Iranian refugees tell story of escape from repression they face in Iran

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23 March 2011 – tehranbureau: Running to Stand Still: The Long Wait for Iran’s Refugee Journalists

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” .. A refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country…”

The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees ..”

” . .A refugee has the right to safe asylum. However, international protection comprises more than physical safety. Refugees should receive at least the same rights and basic help as any other foreigner who is a legal resident, including freedom of thought, of movement and freedom from torture and degrading treatment. Economic and social rights are equally applicable. Refugees should have access to medical care, schooling and the right to work.  .. “
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Zeynab Jalalian ‘s eyes need medical treatment

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Zeynab Jalalian

 

Zeynab Jalalian, kurdish political prisoner, initially sentenced to death, only  later to lifetime prison.
Zeynab, born in 1982 [ ۱۳۶۱ ] is a  kurdish political prisoner from Maku , imprisoned in Dizel Abad, Kermanshah.

she never confessed to any political activity, but it’s often referred to her as a kurdish political activist.

 

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Help Zeynab Jalalian Receive Proper Medical Attention

 

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16 June 2014 – – please follow the call for urgent action by amnesty international
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Zeynab Jalalian, a member of Iranian’s Kurdish minority, currently serving a life sentence in Kermanshah Prison, western Iran, is at risk of losing her eyesight and she is in urgent need of medical care.

pdf:  KURDISH WOMAN LOSING SIGHT IN IRANIAN PRISON

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16 july 2014 – 26 tir 1393 on  Hrana: “Zeynab Jalalian’s kidney disease is getting worse and Kermanshah prison authorities ignore her for treatment and she is in critical condition.

“Zeynab Jalalian is suffering great pain in her kidney and her condition is critical. Prison’s authorities also do not act for her treatment.” One of her relatives told HRANA.

Her eyes also need treatment and she is losing her sight and it is being ignored for a long time.

تشدید بیماری کلیه زینب جلالیان و عدم رسیدگی پزشکی

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12 June 2014 – Fereshteh Ghazi on roozonline :

زینب جلالیان در خطر نابینایی

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25 May 2014 –  Arash Nezamı was informed  that Zeynab Jalalian suffers from Pterygium, an eye disease [ 'Symptoms of pterygium include persistent redness from  inflammation, foreign body sensation, tearing, which can cause bleeding, dry and itchy eyes. In advanced cases the pterygium can affect vision as it invades the cornea with the potential of obscuring the optical center of the cornea and inducing astigmatism and corneal scarring,which usually requires surgery. ' ]; the Prosecutor’s Office is reportedly denying Zeynab the right to undergo surgery on her eye. The condition is weakening her vision and making her see blurry. An alternative to surgery (since the prosecutor won’t allow her!) is to reportedly use sterile eye drops for a long period of time. [ 'Some of the irritating symptoms can be addressed with artificial tears. However, no reliable medical treatment exists to reduce or even prevent pterygium progression. Definitive treatment is achieved only by surgical removal. Long-term follow up is required as pterygium may recur even after complete surgical correction.' ] The prosecutor has reportedly provided no explanation as to why he is rejecting Zeynab’s right to seek the proper medical treatment. However, the report states that Zeynab has been locked up for the past seven years now [without one single day of furlough! ]  and has endured severe psychological and physical abuse. The Ministry of Intelligence have reportedly placed much pressure on her this whole time to provide them with false confessions.

 

4 khordad 1393 – via Arash Nezamı 

” بدنبال افزایش نگرانی ها از وضعیت سلامتی زینب جلالیان یک منبع مطلع اعلام کرد که چشمان این زندانی سیاسی مبتلا به بیماری ” ناخونک ” است ولی دادستان با عمل جراحی زینب جلالیان مخالفت می کند. بیماری ناخونک به دلیل ضایعه ای در سفیدی چشم است که در صورت پیشرفت سبب تاری دید و کم بینایی می شود . زینب جلالیان در هفت سال گذشته تحت شکنجه های بی وقفه روحی و جسمی قرار داشته و سنگین ترین حکم سیاسی در میان زندانیان زن را دارد ، حبس ابد . “یک تکه گوشت اضافه در سفیدی چشم زینب جلالیان وجود دارد که تشخیص پزشکان بیماری ناخونک بوده . دو راه برای درمان ناخونک وجود دارد اول عمل جراحی که دادستان مخالفت کرده و دوم استفاده از قطره استریل چشم برای مدت طولانی .پزشکان می گویند علائم این بیماری در مراحل اولیه خفیف است ولی به تدریج باعث خارش، سوزش و قرمزی چشم می شود. در موارد پیشرفته تر، بیماری ناخونک سبب تاری دید و کم بینایی در بیمار می شود و باید با عمل جراحی رفع شود.مسئولان دستگاه قضایی ایران دستکم نگفته اند که چرا با درمان زینب جلالیان مخالفت می کنند اما زینب جلالیان که به اتهامات سیاسی از هفت سال پیش در زندان بسر می برد بطور مداوم و پس از صدور حکم نیز تحت فشارهای وزارت اطلاعات بوده تا به اعترافات تلویزیونی تن دهد .

 

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Zeynab Jalalian on wikipedia – a compilation of  info available in English, including sources

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some previous news and info

18 April 2014 – united 4 Iran – Bayern :  Gefangenenportrait – Zeynab Jalalian

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08 March 2014 – I.R.A.N.: Life for Iranian Women on International Women’s Day 2014

“Zeinab Jalalian, falsely accused of membership of a political organisation, brutally tortured and sentenced to life imprisonment. She has been imprisoned since she was 25 years old and is now seriously ill in prison as a result of her torture.”

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25 February 2014 – Fereshteh Ghazi/roozonline:   هفت سال بدون مرخصی و ۳ سال بدون ملاقاتی

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13 January 2014 – hrana: Zaynab Jalalian still imprisoned in Kermanshah

21 dey 1392 hrana:  مخالفت با انتقال زینب جلالیان به زندان ماکو

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06 October 2013 – hrana: No medical treatment for Zeynab Jalalian /She is on verge of blindness

12 mehr 1392 – هرانا؛ محرومیت زینب جلالیان از امکانات درمانی / وی در آستانه نابینایی قرار دارد

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10 July 2010 – 19 tir 1389:  Persian2English &  CHRR

Zeynab Jalalian’s lawyer “optimistic” about appeal

zeynab_smiling

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Zeynab’s data  in Iran’s Prisoner Information
profile: on the partly restored RAHANA page
Arrested in Kermanshah July 2007, transferred to Sanandaj prison
Charged with alleged membership in the outlawed Free Life Party of Kurdistan, or PJAK which she denies.
Often wrongly described as a political activist.
Jan 2009: Sentenced to death without presence of a lawyer, maintained by appeals
Suffering from eyes illness because of torture. Medical treatment denied since she is on death row
27 Nov 2009: Sentence maintained by Supreme Court
18 Mar 2010: Transferred to Evin 209
Back to Kermanshah prison (date unknown)
Verbally informed of reduction in her sentence from execution to imprisonment. Situation unclear at this time.
15 Dec 2011: Sentenced by Supreme Court to Life term: CHRR نقض حکم اعدام؛ محکومیت زینب جلالیان به حبس ابد

09 Jun 2012: Reported in serious health condition but unable to get treatment for intestinal problems related to injuries sustained under torture. Source: ICHR  کوتاهی در رسیدگی به خونریزی داخلی زینب جلالیان زندانیان عقیدتی کرد

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