Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nineteen years ago, several thousand political activists, imprisoned by the Iranian regime were brutally killed.

Nineteen years ago, several thousand political activists, imprisoned by the Iranian regime were brutally killed. The exact number of those killed are not known but based on historical facts it is believed that between 4 to 14 thousand people were killed during a few weeks time span. By getting to the roots of this criminal act, we can not reverse the history. Neither we can bring back to life those who were unjustly killed but we can help bring a closure for the families and to put a stop to torture and executions to happen again, not only in Iran but throughout the world.
This Year’s gathering in Toronto Canada.

When: September, 30, 2007 from 4:30 to 6:30pm

Where: OISE 252 Bloor St. West Room 2212

Organizing Committee Commemorating the Victims of Mass Executions in Iran, 1988

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Turkish Government Sent 5 Refugees back To Torture And Even Execution

To Whom It May Concern:

Re: Deportation of Pezhman Piran, Alireza Ranjbar, Seyed Ali Alemzadeh, Abolfazl Ajorlou, and Mojtaba Vatanpour

It has come to our attention that Pezhman Piran, an UN-recognised refugee in Van, Turkey, has been detained by the Turkish police and has been or is in the process of being deported back to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Mr. Piran is an Iranian-Kurd political activist whose history with the Iranian regime has made him a vulnerable target of persecution and violence. The merits of Mr. Piran’s background have already been recognised by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Van, Turkey, hence their extension of refugee status to him.

It is an obscene violation of human rights and international law if the Turkish authorities deport an individual who has been recognised as politically vulnerable by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Mr. Piran faces certain torture and/or execution should the deportation order be carried out. The Turkish state will certainly have Mr. Piran’s blood on its hands if he is transferred over to Iranian authorities.

We believe that Mr. Piran was detained along with four other individuals who also face deportation. In addition to Mr. Piran, two other detained individuals are UN-recognised refugees. We do not know the whereabouts of Mr. Piran or the others, but have been informed by assets on the ground in Van that he has been detained and is being deported. We enjoin your organisation to intervene on behalf of Mr. Piran and the four other individuals, whose names are: Alireza Ranjbar, Seyed Ali Alemzadeh, Abolfazl Ajerlou, Mojtaba Vatanpour.
We are absolutely certain that the abovementioned individuals will either be executed or subjected to the worst torture should they be transferred over to the Iranian authorities.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Letter To Turkish Internal Ministry

To: Turkish Internal Ministry

3 September 2007

We have been informed that Mr.Pejman Piran(case no. 05C00794)has been arrested by Turkish police authorities in Van for unknown reasons. According to a report we have received from Turkey, Mr.Piran is about to be deported to Iran. Mr. Piran is a well-known activist in Iran and for the International Human Right organisations as well as for NGO organisations in Iran. Mr.Piran has been protected by UNHCR office in Turkey for his well-founded fear that has been external to the refugee statuts.

We, the undersigned Associations and oraganisations, urge Rerfugee section of the Turkish Internal Ministry as well as Turkish police authorities take necessary action fo the relaese of Mr Pejman Piran and privent him to be deported to Iran. Due to his risky situation, he will face prosecution if he returns to Iran.

NGO Organsiation of Kanoon Emrooz, Brnch office in Mashad
NGO Organsiation of Kanoon Emrooz, Brnch office in Tehran
NGO Organsiation of Eshterak NGO
Association of Iranian Poltical prisonersin(in Exile)