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raped-in-iranPhoto: Iran Arrested, Beaten and Raped: an Iran Protester’s Tale

New Prison-Rape Allegations In Iran Bring Practice To Light

By Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
http://www.rferl.org/content/New_PrisonRape_Allegations_In_Iran_Bring_Practice_To_Light/1808311.html

August 26, 2009
By Golnaz Esfandiari

Allegations of prison authorities’ use of rape as a means of punishment or intimidation in the Islamic republic are nothing new.

But for the first time, a high-profile figure in the Islamic establishment has acknowledged the apparent rise in the practice, and is calling for an investigation.

Former parliament speaker Mehdi Karrubi was a losing reformist candidate for president in Iran’s contentious June 12 election, but in the aftermath has strengthened his position as a leading opposition figure by taking a number of stances that make the regime uncomfortable.

None has been more controversial than his revelation in a letter published earlier this month to former President and Assembly of Experts head Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani that a number of protesters, women and young boys alike, detained in the postelection unrest had been subjected to brutal rapes.

Calling for an investigation, Karrubi urged Rafsanjani to bring the issue up with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Graphic Testimony

Hard-liners were quick to attack Karrubi, calling for his prosecution for “libeling the system” unless he could prove the allegations. In response, Karrubi has upped the ante, publishing on his website a graphic account of the rape of a young male detainee.

The individual says in the account, published this week, that he was nearly beaten to death and raped. “Worse than all of that, they did something to me that even unbelievers and idol worshipers would denounce.”

Karrubi has also handed the names of four individuals who say they were raped in prison to a special parliamentary commission that is in charge of investigating the postelection unrest.

A member of the parliamentary commission, who did not want to be named, was quoted on August 26 by the “Parlemannews” website as saying that it’s clear that some detainees were raped with batons and bottles.

And Karrubi’s son told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda on August 25 that his father will present other rape cases to parliament in the future.

Long History Of Abuse

Abdol Karim Lahidji, the deputy director of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights, describes Karrubi’s move as very significant.

He says his organization has been condemning rape in Iran’s prisons in its annual reports to United Nations human rights bodies, “but now a well-known figure in the Islamic republic who has twice been parliament speaker and a presidential candidate, has not only spoken about it but he has identified several victims and called on the parliament to give them protection.”

Lahidji says that if the victims are given protection, then the investigation might lead to some results.

Lahidji, who has been monitoring human rights in Iran for three decades, says that over the years he’s received a number reports about political prisoners being raped by their interrogators.

“Unfortunately, in the 1980s we used to receive a lot of news about girls being raped in prison before being executed,” he says.

Lahidji says that he also personally dealt with rape cases following the student uprising of 1999; “one of the students whom I interviewed in Europe said many of the boys had been raped in prison.”

Unseen Wounds

Monireh Baradaran is a former political prisoner who has published a prison memoir about her nine years in prison from 1981 to 1991. She tells RFE/RL she met a girl in prison who had become mentally ill after being raped by her interrogator.

“She was then a beautiful, 16-year-old girl. She wouldn’t talk, she was silent all the time , but I had heard from people close to her including her sister, who was also in jail, that she had been raped,” Baradaran says.

“She was in total silence; she would distance herself from others.”

Baradaran says rape is used as a torture method intended to crush detainees’ spirit.

Azar Ale Kanaan, a former political prisoner, says the memories of her rape some 20 years ago in a prison in Sanandaj are still unbearable. Her interrogator, who had promised to break her down, raped her while her hands were tied and she was blindfolded.

Video interview with Azar Ale Kanaan by well-known Iranian filmmaker Reza Allamezadeh (English subtitles):

“I knew he was my enemy and my enemy has done this to me, the enemy has touched me, raped me. Even when he was lashing me, it was a rape in a sense,” Ale Kanaan says.

“But I could deal with the lashes and cable much easier than this because the physical pain of lashes goes away after a while , but the pain of rape, the pain of those dirty hands touching me…. For me, remembering it is like…like a mother in front of whom her only dearest child is killed.”

Breaking The Silence

Former political prisoner Nasrin Parvaz says many of those who endured rape in Iranian prisons, women and men alike, choose to remain silent.

She says she personally knows three men now living in Britain who were raped in Iranian prisons. She adds that for some reason they won’t speak about it, “and I don’t judge them. It has to do with the society’s culture.”

Parvaz says one of the three men was raped 12 years ago while the case of the other two is two years old. She adds that they have not only been damaged psychologically, but one of them is still being treated for “physical damage.”

Iran’s Writers Association has said in a statement that torturers who use rape play on their victims’ sense of shame. The group has praised rape victims who have had the courage to come forward about their experience, and has characterized the disclosure of rape as commitment to freedom of expression.

Former political prisoner and artist Soudabeh Ardavan says that during the ’80s “social and political conditions” were not appropriate for rape victims to talk about their experience.

“We have many of these cases that are still hidden,” she says. “Some of my friends are reaching, after 30 years, a stage where they slowly start to talk about what happened to them [ in detention].”

But Ardavan sees the recent revelations as a positive sign, in the sense that the problem is out in the open.

Observers say the Islamic republic’s legitimacy has already been severely damaged as the result of the postelection crisis. The supreme leader has been publicly challenged and a rift in the country’s leadership has widened. There have been reports of peaceful protesters being shot dead, and prisoners brutally tortured.

And with the recent allegations of rape, the Islamic establishment — whose officials claim to rule the country based on moral and religious values — faces another severe test.

As Karrubi wrote in his letter to Rafsanjani on August 9, if any of the allegations of rape proved to be true it would be a tragedy for the establishment.

Radio Farda broadcaster Elahe Ravanshad contributed to this report

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Support the Iranian People, Oppose Tehran’s Clerical Fascism by Peter Tatchell

Peter Tatchell says solidarity with the Iranian freedom struggle is non-negotiable, no matter how much the US threatens a military strike

Principled, consistent left-wingers do not base their politics on the unprincipled, inconsistent geo-political manoeuvres of western powers. We stand with the oppressed against their oppressors, regardless of what the west (or anyone else) demands or threatens.

US sabre-rattling against Iran is worrying. A military attack must be resisted. However, opposition to Washington’s war-mongering and neo-imperial designs is no reason for socialists, greens and other progressives to go soft on Tehran.

Iran is an Islamo-fascist state – a clerical form of fascism based on a confluence of Islamic fundamentalism and police state methods. It differs, of course, from traditional European-style fascism, being rooted in religious dogma and autocracy. This makes it no less barbaric. Iran under the ayatollahs has a history of repression that is even bloodier than Franco’s clerical fascist regime in Spain. Sadly, it merits far less outrage by the left.

Tehran’s tyrannical religious state embodies many (though not all) the characteristics of classical fascism: a substantially corporatist political and economic system maintained by a highly centralised repressive state apparatus. This repression includes bans on non-Islamist political parties and free trade unions, and a regime of unfair trials, detention without charge, torture, executions, media censorship, gender apartheid, violent suppression of peaceful protests and strikes, and the persecution of left-wingers, students, feminists, journalists, gay people and religious and ethnic minorities. Even lawyers and human rights defenders – are imprisoned and tortured.

The government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is also pursuing a racist, neo-colonial policy against Iran’s minority nationalities, such as the Arabs (who are abused even more harshly than the Israelis abuse the Palestinians), Kurds and Baluchs.

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Iran admits it has gay people

But only a few, says President Ahmadinejad

Execution of lesbians and gays denied

London and New York – 29 September 2008, by Peter Tatchell

The Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has done an astonishing volte-face by admitting in a US TV interview that there are lesbian and gay people in Iran.

Only last year, in a speech at Columbia University in New York, he notoriously claimed there were no lesbians and gays in his country.

“We do not have this phenomenon,” he declared.

Last week, however, Ahmadinejad grudgingly conceded there “might be a few” gay people in Iran.

“This about-turn shows that Iran realises its gay-denial stance has been widely condemned and ridiculed,” said Peter Tatchell of the LGBT human rights campaign group OutRage!, which has been campaigning in support of Iranian LGBT people for nearly 20 years.

“The fact that the President has moderated his ‘no gays’ position since last year is evidence that global gay protests are having an impact on the regime in Tehran,” said Mr Tatchell.

However, although Ahmadinejad has conceded the existence of gay Iranians, he went on to make it clear that he doesn’t approve of their existence one iota.

He denounced homosexuality as an “unlikable and foreign act” that is illegal because it is “against our values, and all divine laws… shakes the foundations of society… robs humanity… (and) brings about disease.”

The Iranian President made these remarks during his visit to New York to speak to the UN General Assembly last week. He was interviewed on 24 September by reporters Juan Gonzalez and Amy Goodman from the US current affairs TV programme, Democracy Now.

You can watch the full interview and read the full text on the Democracy Now website:
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/26/iranian_president_mahmoud_ahmedinejad_on_iran

A verbatim transcript of the key points of this interview follows below.

In the same TV interview, Ahmadinejad made this astonishing claim:

“Sure, if somebody engages in an [homosexual] act in their own house without being known to others, we don’t pay any attention to that. People are free to do what they like in their private realms. But nobody can engage in what breaks the law in public,” he said.

“This is complete nonsense,” said Peter Tatchell of OutRage!

“Iranian law stipulates the death penalty for homosexuality, whether in public or private. People suspected of being gay have their homes raided. Private, discreet gay parties have been busted by the police and the party-goers arrested, tortured and flogged. Years ago, some of those arrested at private parties simply disappeared. They were never seen again. It is presumed they were secretly executed,” said Mr Tatchell.

When Gonzales and Goodman confronted Ahmadinejad with photos of two Iranian teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, who were hanged in July 2005, his reply showed either remarkable ignorance of Iranian law or wilful dishonesty:

“No, there is no law for their [gays] execution in Iran. Either they were drug traffickers or they killed someone else…. So, we don’t have executions of homosexuals. Of course, we consider it an abhorrent act, but it is not punished through capital punishment. It’s basically an immoral act. There are a lot of acts that can be immoral, but there’s no capital punishment for them,” said the President.

“This claim is factually untrue,” reports Mr Tatchell. “None of the charges against Asgari and Marhoni involved drug trafficking or murder.”

“In years gone past, the Iranian government proudly boasted that it had the death penalty for gay sex and that it publicly hanged gay people,” Mr Tatchell added.

“These latest statements by Ahmadinejad are much more defensive. He strenuously denies that gay people can face execution. This shows that the regime no longer has the confidence to openly proclaim its violent homophobia. The persecution of gays continues in Iran but now, unlike before, the regime seeks to hide it and deny it.

“This is strong evidence that the homophobic dictatorship in Tehran has been stung by international protests against its flogging and hanging of men involved in same-sex relations. It realises this persecution has been a public relations disaster which has greatly harmed Iran’s international image. Hence the current denials by Ahmadinejad.

“It is proof that the global protests against Iran’s persecution of lesbian and gay people have been effective. We must maintain the worldwide campaign until Iran is so embarrassed by international condemnation that it completely halts the victimisation of gays,” added Mr Tatchell.

Elsewhere in their interview with the Iranian President, Goodman and Gonzales pressed him as to why Iran is one of the few countries in the world that still executes juveniles (Asgari and Marhoni were minors when they allegedly committed the acts for which they were hanged). Ahmadinejad replied:

“The legal age in Iran is different from yours. If a person who happens to be 17 years old and 9 months kills one of your relatives, would you just overlook that?”

According to Human Rights Watch, 26 of the last 32 juvenile executions worldwide were in Iran.

Further information:

Democracy Now

Text of the section of the interview relating to gay issues

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/26/iranian_president_mahmoud_ahmedinejad_on_iran

AMY GOODMAN: When the Iranian president visited New York last year, he gave a speech at Columbia University. He was asked about attitudes to homosexuality in his country.

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: [translated] In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country. We don’t have that in our country.

AMY GOODMAN: On Wednesday, I asked the Iranian president to clarify his statement.

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: [translated] I didn’t say they don’t exist; I said not the way they are here. In Iran, it’s considered as a very unlikable and abhorrent act. People simply don’t like it. Our religious decrees tell us that it’s against our values, and all divine laws, actually, believe in the same. Who has given them permission to engage in homosexual acts? It’s considered as an abhorrent act. It shakes the foundations of a society, the family foundation. It robs humanity. It brings about diseases.

It should be of no pride to the American society to say that they defend homosexuals and support it. It’s not a good act, in and by itself, to then hold others accountable for banning it. And it’s not called freedom, either. Sure, if somebody engages in an act in their own house without being known to others, we don’t pay any attention to that. People are free to do what they like in their private realms. But nobody can engage in what breaks the law in public.

Why is it that in the West all moral boundaries have been shaken? Just because some people want to get votes, they are ready to overlook every morality? This goes against the values of a society. It is the divine rule of the Prophets. And then, of course, in Iran, it’s not an issue as big as it is of concern here in the United States. There might be a few people who are known. In general, our country would not accept it. And there’s a law about it, too, which one must follow.

AMY GOODMAN: July 19th is a day that is honored around the world, where two gay teenagers, Iranian teens, were hung. This is a picture of them hanging. They were two young men, named Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni. Do you think gay men and lesbians should die in Iran?

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: [translated] No, there is no law for their execution in Iran. Either they were drug traffickers or they had killed someone else. Those who kill someone else or engage in acts of rape could be punished by execution. Otherwise, homosexuals are not even known who they are to be hung, in the second place. So, we don’t have executions of homosexuals. Of course, we consider it an abhorrent act, but it is not punished through capital punishment. It’s basically an immoral act. There are a lot of acts that can be immoral, but there’s no capital punishment for them.

I don’t know where you obtained these pictures from. Either they’re a network of drug traffickers or some other—or people who generally might have killed someone else. You know that we take our sort of social security seriously, because it’s important. What would you do in the United States if someone picked up a gun and killed a bunch of people? If there is a person to complain, then there’s capital punishment awaiting the person. Or drug traffickers, if they carry above a certain amount, volume, of drugs with them, they can be executed in Iran.

AMY GOODMAN: There is the death penalty in the United States, but many in the progressive community feel that it is wrong and are trying to have it abolished.

PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD: [translated] Well, there are different opinions about it. It’s lawmakers, legal professionals and sociologists that must examine it, see what best suits every society, because the rights of the society sit above the rights of the individual. I don’t wish to say anything about it, to make a comment, because there are experts who must do it.

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This is a generic event but some people on here that are in London on the Sunday 28th may be interested in coming. The counter demo starts at 1pm at Piccadilly Circus.

Call for Al-Quds Day Counter Demo on Sunday 28th Sept

Islamic Republic sponsored annual march through the streets of London is due on Sunday 28th Sept.
http://www.ihrc.org.uk/show.php?id=3603

To oppose this Islamic Republic propaganda march, we will assemble for a standing counter-demo at Piccadilly Circus at 1:00 PM.

Join us to oppose the Islamic Republic march on this day.

Last year’s Al-Quds march and counter demo:

http://azarmehr.blogspot.com/2007/10/counter-demo-to-al-quds-rally.html

http://azarmehr.blogspot.com/2007/10/some-more-pics-from-al-quds-and-counter.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPaloDmcLYY

Erm before I and others organising the counter demo get denounced for being a stooge of Bush and the US government I would draw attention of people to this little fact.

http://azarmehr.blogspot.com/2008/09/us-embassy-in-london-shopped-arash-to.html

It is not just gay asylum seekers that have trouble with the British and US authorities.

The story had a happy ending and Arash is now out of the detention centre (Arash’s case has not been re heard by the Home Office though).

http://azarmehr.blogspot.com/2008/09/arash-is-released.html

See also: London Al-Quds March: Islamists Slander and Threaten Peter Tatchell

Dr. Kamiar Alaei should be in Albany right now, continuing his 2nd year of doctoral studies at SUNY Albany School of Public Health. Instead, he and his brother, Dr. Arash Alaei – internationally respected HIV/AIDS physicians – have been detained by the Iranian government and are being held without charge. Next week, on Wednesday September 24 at Noon, Physicians for Human Rights and a coalition of health and human rights groups are holding a vigil to call for their release during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to NYC for the UN General Assembly.

Please attend this important event and call on the Iranian Government to respect the human rights of these two doctors.

Vigil Location: Iranian Mission to the UN, 622 Third Ave.

When: Wednesday, September 24 at Noon

Show your solidarity with the Drs’ Alaei: if you are a medical professional, wear your white coat. If you are coming from academia, wear a university shirt. If you are coming from an NGO, wear your organization’s shirt or insignia. Anything to show the support of the health and human rights community!

More information on this campaign can be found on www.iranfreethedocs.org, where you can also sign a petition in support of Kamiar and Arash.

With your help next week, we can pressure the Iranian Government to release the Dr.’s Alaei so that they can continue their important medical and public health work for the betterment of the people of Iran and the world.

If you can attend, please RSVP to Sarah Kalloch at skalloch@phrusa.org.

Please invite colleagues in the NYC area to attend this important event.

Sarah Kalloch

Outreach and Constituency Organizing Director

Physicians for Human Rights

2 Arrow St. Suite 301

Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 301-4235

skalloch@phrusa.org

www.physiciansforhumanrights.org

Gay Rights in Iran: Walking the Fine Line Between Tehran and Washington by Therion

At the Pride London celebrations earlier this month, Labour MP Harriet Harman was heckled and booed.

The reaction of the crowd was hardly surprising. The Labour government’s handling of gay asylum seekers in the UK is a disgrace. Many asylum seekers who are fleeing from persecution in their home countries, live under threat of deportation.

Gay activist Peter Tatchell who attended London Pride, marched alongside Sir Ian McKellan and Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leader of the Nigerian gay rights movement.

When asked about the dire situation facing the gay community in Iran, Tatchell said:

“Ahmadinejad leads a regime that arrests, jails, flogs, tortures and sometimes executes gay people. It also terrorises trade unionists, students, women activists, journalists, bloggers, Sunni Muslims and ethnic minorities like the Ahwazi Arabs, Baluchs and Kurds.

I don’t support a military attack on Iran, but I do urge greater international solidarity with democratic, liberal and progressive Iranians who are struggling to overthrow the clerical dictatorship from within.”

Tatchell has been unfairly accused of being Islamophobic, whereas in fact he is opposed to religious fundamentalism and bigotry in all religions. He has defended Muslim victims of injustice and in his writing has pointedly condemned Islamophobia: “Any form of prejudice, hatred, discrimination or violence against Muslims is wrong. Full stop.”

Taking on the Iranians for their human rights record, is viewed by some on the left as giving comfort to American hawks. Given the record of the Iranians when it comes to the treatment of homosexuals, looking the other way is simply not a viable option.

During his trip to the US, Ahmadinejad said “In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country (US).”

This is a preposterous lie that masks an ugly reality. Gay Iranians live in fear of persecution. Many have fled to Turkey and destinations in Europe to escape the suffocating climate in Iran, where “coming out” in an overtly public fashion can have dire consequences.

The Iranian people deserve better. But the choice has to be theirs. American aggression is not the answer.

Those activists who support the right of Iranians to live in a society free of oppression, are walking a fine line between the politics of Tehran and the politics of Washington. But it is a line that has to be staked out in the name of justice and human rights.

Full article here

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Iranian President mocked by gays

London – 6 July 2008

Gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell marched in the London’s Gay Pride Parade on Saturday 5 July carrying a poster placard ridiculing the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It featured a doctored photo of Amhadinejad wearing blue eye shadow, red lipstick, a gold earring and pink nail varnish.

See photos of the placard here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/outrage/sets/72157605994039273/
These photos are free to use, without charge.

The placard was emblazoned with the words: “President of Iran. Murderer. Homophobe.” Next to the President’s tiny wagging finger was a mocking speech bubble with the words: “My penis is this big.”

“Sometimes the best way to deflate tyrants is by mocking them,” said Mr Tatchell.

“Ahmadinejad leads a regime that arrests, jails, flogs, tortures and sometimes executes gay people. It also terrorises trade unionists, students, women activists, journalists, bloggers, sunni Muslims and ethnic minorities like the Ahwazi Arabs, Baluchs and Kurds.

“I don’t support a military attack on Iran, but I do urge greater international solidarity with democratic, liberal and progressive Iranians who are struggling to overthrow the clerical dictatorship from within,” he said.

Speaking from the Gay Pride main stage in Trafalgar Square, Mr Tatchell condemned “President Amadinejad’s violent homophobia” and “the Labour government’s policy of deporting lesbian and gay asylum claimants back to Iran.”

He condemned the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith MP, who last month refused requests for a moratorium on the return of gay asylum seekers to Iran. She claimed “the evidence does not show a real risk of discovery of, or adverse action against, gay and lesbian people who are discreet about their sexual orientation.”

“This is complete nonsense and deeply insulting,” said Mr Tatchell.
“It is like saying that Jews in Nazi Germany were safe if they hid their Jewishness.”

Peter Tatchell

Harman was booed because of asylum stance claims Tatchell

http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=27759

Iran – 4 July 2008

Alarm over bill that would extend death penalty to online crimes

Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a draft law that would extend the death penalty to crimes committed online. Passed by parliament on first reading on 2 July, the proposed law would, for example, apply the death penalty to bloggers and website editors who “promote corruption, prostitution or apostasy.”

“This proposal is horrifying,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Iranian Internet users and bloggers already have to cope with very aggressive filtering policies. The passage of such a law, based on ill-defined concepts and giving judges a lot of room for interpretation, would have disastrous consequences for online freedom. We urge the parliament’s members to oppose this bill and instead to starting working on a moratorium on the death penalty.”

The press freedom organisation added: “Death sentences were already passed last year on two journalists – Adnan Hassanpour and Abdolvahed “Hiva” Botimar – after judicial proceedings marked by many irregularities. They have been held for more than a year without any certainty as to what will happen to them, and we urge the authorities to free them at once.”

Submitted by a score of pro-government parliamentarians and consisting of 13 articles with the declared aim of “reinforcing the penalties for crimes against society’s moral security,” the bill was passed on first reading by 180 votes in favour, 29 against and 10 abstentions.

Article 2 of the bill lists the crimes that are already subject to the death penalty, including armed robbery, rape and creating prostitution networks. If the law is adopted, “the creation of blogs and websites promoting corruption, prostitution and apostasy” will also become capital crimes.

According to article 3, judges will be able to decide whether the person found guilty of these crimes is “mohareb” (enemy of God) or “corrupter on earth.” Article 190 of the criminal code stipulates that these crimes are punishable by “hanging” or by “amputation of the right hand and left foot.”

A blogger, Mojtaba Saminejad, was tried before a Tehran court in 2005 on a charge of “insulting the prophets,” which carries the death penalty. In the end, the court acquitted him.

Hassanpour, 28, and Botimar, 30, were sentenced to death on 16 July 2007 by a revolutionary court in the Kurdish city of Marivan on charges of “subversive activities against national security,” spying and “separatist propaganda.” Their convictions were overturned by the supreme court in Tehran on procedural grounds. The Marivan court reimposed the death sentence on Botimar in April of this year, while Hassanpour is awaiting a new trial.

A journalist is also under sentence of death in neighbouring Afghanistan. It is Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, 23, of Jahan-e Naw (“The New World) who was arrested on 27 October 2007 in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and was given the death sentence on 22 January, at the end of a trial held behind closed doors and without any lawyer acting for the defence.

Kambakhsh was arrested after downloading a controversial article from an Iranian website that quoted suras from the Koran about women. He was convicted of blasphemy although it was established that he was not the article’s author.

Cyrus Farivar reports that Iran’s parliament is considering a bill that could make some blogging punishable by death

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Hamzeh e Loghman. One of the messages addressed to President Ahmadinejad

Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Through this I externarle’s appreciation for his attention to this request.

Por medio la presente permítame externarle el agradecimiento por la atención prestada a ésta petitoria.

The reason for this is to make the formal request to allow the exit of life Hamzeh Chavi and Loghman Hamzehpour, who were arrested on charges of Mohareb (enemies of Allah) and Lavat (sodomy).

El motivo de la presente es hacerle la petición formal de permitir la salida con vida de Hamzeh Chavi y Loghman Hamzehpour, quienes fueron arrestados por los cargos de Mohareb (enemigos de Alá) y Lavat (sodomía).

The respect for their culture and religion is highly esteemed in our nation, and we believe that no country should interfere in the internal affairs of another and also enact “Just as among men and nations respect the rights of others is peace “, Not trying in any way to change their culture or impose Western culture, and that their culture is respected conception taking of life itself, just ask in a respectful manner that allows the output of Iraq, healthy and alive and Hamzeh Chavi Loghman Hamzehpour.

El respeto a su cultura y su religión es muy estimada en nuestra nación, así como creemos que ningún país debe de intervenir en los asuntos internos de otro y también promulgamos “Así como entre los hombres y las naciones el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz”, no intentamos de ninguna forma cambiar su cultura o imponer la cultura occidental, ya que su cultura se respeta la concepción que se tenga de la vida misma, solo pedimos de manera respetuosa que permita la salida de Irak, sanos y con vida a Hamzeh Chavi y Loghman Hamzehpour.

Human rights to those who have access blanket in this sister nation and other more, we live in harmony with diplomatic their homeland, have incurred as a serious crime in their society just ask the banished and the international community and the host pay the costs of exit from Iraq, where he never again hear from them.

Los derechos humanos a los que tienen acceso los cobija en esta nación hermana y en otras mas, que vivimos en armonía diplomática con su patria, como han incurrido en un delito grave en su sociedad solo le pedimos los destierre y la comunidad internacional los acogerá y pagaran los gastos de salida de Irak, donde jamás volverá a saber de ellos.

I am sure that his new vision of the country is the union with the rest of the world to improve the quality of life of their compatriots, the inclusion in this context is only cooperation on their part to ensure that these two lives are not segadas and that another world than the one to which you live is not more offended by such practices

Estoy seguro que su nueva visión de país es la unión con el resto del mundo, para mejorar la calidad de vida de sus compatriotas, la inclusión en este contexto es solo la cooperación de su parte para que estas dos vidas no sean segadas y que en otro mundo diferente al que usted vive no se le ofenda mas por dichas prácticas.

Human solidarity is based on cooperation and the goodwill of nations, it has this goodwill to which we amparamos to allow these two people can continue to live in a place where not to offend their old tradition.

La solidaridad humana esta basada en la cooperación y en la buena voluntad de las naciones, es ha esta buena voluntad a la que nos amparamos para que permita que estas dos personas puedan seguir viviendo en un lugar donde no ofendan a su tradición milenaria.

Thank you be kind enough to reply in order to begin the negotiation process with international bodies to leave these two people from Iraqi soil.

Le agradezco tenga la amabilidad de contestarme a fin de comenzar con el procedimiento de negociación con las instancias internacionales para que salgan estas dos personas de tierra Iraki.

Yours

C.L. Rodolfo Vitela Melgar.

For the conquest of all our rights.

Diversity Alternative Mexico.

Atentamente

C.L. Rodolfo Vitela Melgar.

Por la conquista de todos nuestros derechos.

Diversidad Alternativa México.

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: dr-ahmadinejad@president.ir

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