Mittwoch, Juni 20, 2007

A Man and a Woman Schedule to be Stoned on Thursday, June 21

A Man and a Woman Schedule to be Stoned
on Thursday, June 21

The news about the scheduled stoning of a man and a woman in Takistan, Ghazvin, was spread through mobile phone messages and the Internet. The office of Showraye Tameen of Ghazvin province has issued the order to stone and man and a woman in public.

The judge of Branch 1 of the Criminal Court of Takistan will be present in person to throw the first stone. This was scheduled to be done on Sunday, June 17, but the Office of Showraye Tameen of Ghazvin province postponed it to Thursday, June 21.

Mokarrameh Ebrahimi is a 43 year old woman and mother of an 11 year old who has spent the past 11 years in Choubin prison in Ghazvin after being sentenced to stoning. The father of the child has also been in prison for 11 years and is scheduled to be stoned with her.

According to the Meydaan, the official site of the Stop Stoning Forever Campaign, an informed source has verified the news and added that “the pits are dug and prepared in Behesht Zahra cemetery to implement the sentence.”

This source also added that the sentence has been issued solely based on the judge’s knowledge, and there have been no witnesses to the so called crime of adultery and having a child out of wedlock. It seems that the couple have lived together for a while and shortly after been imprisoned. There are different rumors about the woman’s past. Some say that her husband had thrown her out of the house and she had been living with her mother for two years. Both the man and the woman have children from their previous marriages. Mokarrameh, who is the mother of three children, is very distressed and in sever disarray in prison.

It seems that after the appeal to the Judicial Commission for Amnesty and Clemency had been rejected, it is going to be carried out as the result of the perseverance of one of the judiciary officials in Ghazvin.

The official announcement about the stoning is going to be posted at the site of execution in order to invite the public to participate in the process in Takistan. This is while the Iranian officials continue to deny any stoning sentence.

The Stop Stoning Forever Campaign activists plea to the citizens of the world to take any actions they possibly can in order to stop the stoning of this couple from taking place.

Further detailed information will be provided as campaign activists are trying to obtain more knowledge about the case in Takistan.

To contact campaign activists in the US or Iran please email Soheila Vahdati
or Shadi Sadr .

By: Stop Stoning Forever Campaign

Iranian Opposition in Paris

Iran Press Service (logo)



in Paris

By Safa Haeri

Paris, 15 June (IPS-NewsMax) A broad cross-section of Iranian political activists and organizations are holding a new meeting in Paris to create a "coordinating council" aimed at changing the present ruling theocratic system in Iran and help installing a democratic government in their country.

They are calling their movement "Iran Solidarity". "Iran Solidarity aims to bring together activists and organizations from across the political spectrum to build a bridge between groups working outside Iran and those working inside", Dr. Hossein Baqerzadeh, a human rights activist told NewsMax from London.

“What we want to this at this stage is to evaluate our potentials for continuing the struggle, set up two coordinating committees, one for Europe and another one for the United States to bring together all Iranians opposed to this regime and eventually, forming an Iranian government in exile”, one of the organizers told Iran Press Service.

"That is what Iran Solidarity is all about", one of the organizers said. "It's a new spirit of cooperation".

Organizers in Holland, Britain, France, Germany, and the United States who spoke to NewsMax on background, say they expect more than two hundred delegates to the invitation-only conference, which will be held from June 15-17.

Among the participants are well-known leftist activists, such as Kambiz Rousta and Dr. Hassan Massali, who opposed the former Shah and for years have been vilified by the monarchist camp.

Sitting next to them will be conservative former monarchists such as Mr. Shahriar Ahi, an advisor to Prince Reza Pahlavi, University Professor Dr. Shahin Fatemi, or Dr. Cyrus Amouzegar, a former government minister under the shah. Also at the table will be Mohsen Sazegara, a confidant of Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini who helped to found the dreaded Revolutionary Guards but who broke with the regime in the late 1980s and was jailed repeatedly and tortured because of his calls for change and Ali Afshari, a former students leader.

"Some groups can't accept the new political realities that require reaching across party lines, and have said they will not come", said Baqerzadeh. "But we are not closing the door", he added.

It took nearly two years of intense and often frustrating political work before Baqerzadeh and other conference organizers got to this point.

During two earlier meetings in Berlin and London, they hammered out a common platform acceptable to Iranian opposition groups that range from supporters of the monarchy to Marxists and to former members of the Islamic regime.

"We're saying to everybody who wants to come, “Check your politics at the door”, one of the organizers told NewsMax. "Keep your political identity and your political philosophy, but stand together as we support the social and professional movements inside Iran. Stand together before world public opinion".

However, some of the participants are skeptic: “Belief in factors like democracy, political and individual freedom in a country with huge and complicated problems like Iran is not enough. The present Iranian society, the young and women who makes 70 per cent of Iran’s population have a different interpretation for freedom, especially the freedom of the individual”, observed Ahmad Ra’fat, a journalist who often talks to Iranian students and women activists in Iran observed.

What Iranians outside are fighting for is quite different from what Iranians inside the country wants.

“The problem with these meetings, conferences, alliances or coalitions is their unilateralism. The participants are gathered around opposition or anti-ism, leaving discussions and debates about the future and how solving problems in a complex and complicated country like Iran to the future”, he said in his article, referring to the Paris meeting.

“While here, the emphasis is still on the form of the regime, inside Iran, the focus of the opponents is the content. The students and youngsters want basic human freedoms; women want equality of rights, political as well as social. They say they don’t care about the name of the regime or whether the rulers are clerics or not, provided we get our rights”, he added, talking to IPS.

It is not the first time that Iranian opposition groups have come together across party lines, but without tangible and concert results. Eearlier attempts to create a broad-based coalition, dating back to 1997, all failed when one party tried to dominate the others.

In a discreet nod in the direction of the conference organizers, Reza Pahlavi, son of the former Shah, who is expected to address the Paris meeting, appealed to European nations support the struggle for human rights and political freedom in Iran.

Addressing the Democracy and Security International Conference that was held in Prague on 5 and 6 June 2007 and at which appeared President George Bush, Mr. Pahlavi appealed to all democratic governments of the world, especially to the Europeans for solidarity with the people of Iran against a common enemy: Islamist preachers of intolerance who turn young men and women into walking bombs, shouting death to America, death to Israel, death to whosoever resists their murderous ideology.

“To the realpolitik cynics who say Islamist theocracy is a reality we have to live with, I respond: funny – they never said they can live with YOU! To those who say the theocrats can reform if we are nice to them, I say you do not know the difference between Islamist revolution and secular ones. Those who believe they speak with the absolute authority of Allah demand absolute submission”.

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His Honor Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg

P.O.BOX 8001
Dep. N – 0030 OSLO
E-mail: postmottak@smk.dep. no

Copy to:
His Excellency Ban Ki Moon the, Secretary General of The United Nations.
International Criminal Court Re: OTP – CR- 118/04
European Court of Human Rights Re: 24855/03
Secretary General of the European Council
Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
Local and International Medias

Your Honor:
More than a month is gone and yet I received no reply to my letter of April 30, 2007.
I am not sure about your decision concerning I want my life back that is taken away from me because: I refused to betray my country and my compatriots and for I refused to violate laws and become a cause of bloodshed. And also damages of Europars A/S must be compensated because, for the same reasons, I was not allowed to run the company neither in Norway nor abroad. Worst than that threaten was made, early in this year, by “register of Business Enterprises” that it will close the company!
Subsequent to failure of the exertion all kind of systematic pressure for compelling me “comply with” the above orders, it looks like the state of Norway has finally put me, practically, in the starvation condition out to death. Or else, “If someone is so capable that can in less than 14 minutes read the matter of 30 pages, makes “fair”! decision, and answers, why anyone in this country within the length of 16 years “cannot answer” to an easy question as “Do I have right to live or do not I?”’ I wrote in the subject letter.
And now after more than a month I received no answer to my question, “Please let me know what you want to do with me? Return it [my personal life and the Europars damages] back to me, or starve me out to death?”
A young pretty girl was found dead in her room right next to my sell, when the addicts where keeping in this location. I did not even know that she was living here until her death. I also saw two other gung person (a man and a woman) were fall on the street in distance of about 400 miter apart from each other were breathing their last. The man was only fifty meters away from where I am kept, but what could I do?
I embarrassed mentioning of that I used to feed another young man who was living up over my sell. But that is truth. And the truth is that now I, myself, am put in grave danger of starvation.
Based on the experiences of these realities and more similar facts, which I have seen with my own eyes, Should I, as a human right activist, declare that subsequent to failure of compelling me “comply with the conditions” the state of Norway has not only closed the doors of any activities on me, but it has seriously put me in the danger of starvation condition out to death?
I am kept deprived of life under severe pressures for past sixteen and a half year because of the aforementioned reasons but nothing could change me and nothing can, because I do not want it. I believe that so much pressure on me have root to the hatred towards the peace and freedom loving of Iranian’s attitude. Otherwise I have not done any wrongdoing. But I am only one person out of seventy million of Iranian people who is very proud of being one and elimination of me, I promise, would absolutely change nothing regarding my country. There are millions of us who believe in same thing and act the same.
Therefore I would like to take this opportunity and request the United Nations’ Security Council for please terminate insertion of pressure on Iran and the Iranian people. There exist no such thing as “intelligent sanction” whatsoever, at least respect to Iran. Nor anyone can decide for we the nation of Iran how to die! Nor the officials, at the present situations, in Iran are allowed to comply with the unlawful and illegitimate demands. In case, they must resign first or they know better than anyone else that they would go immediately.
Now back to you, Mr. Prime minister, please let me know what you want to do with me? I, however, could as difficult as possible, keep myself alive for the past month, but I cannot let myself continue it that way any more without: food, medicine, medical care, and other living necessities in the most expensive city in the world without money at all.
Would you please return my life back to me and compensate the damages of the Europars Company, or murder me by starvation? What you want to proof in the latter case? How about that, it surely is I who decide how to die if I have to? Please settle with me as quickly as possible.
Looking forward for prompt action

Truly yours

Jahanguir Nadimi

P. O. Box 349
1471 LØRE
nskog, Norway