Arrests, torture, rapes, kidnappings and killings have become part of everyday life. Particularly affected is the Kurdish population that has become an easy target for the state. We monitor the evolution of Iran and western Kurdistan with great concern.
Kurds as a people are collectively punished. They are brought to trial on unjust grounds. The trials do not measure up to the requirements of international conventions for what is considered a fair hearing within a reasonable time. The right to defense, self expression and basic human rights are breached. In addition, many are sentenced and imprisoned on the flimsiest of evidence. According to human rights organizations, there are currently 14 people from a Kurdish background who have sentenced to death and are now awaiting execution on death row.
One of those convicted is 31 year old Sherko Marefî. Marefi dedicated himself and worked tirelessly for the Kurdish people. He has now been imprisoned and has suffered torture. Marefi faced a mere formality of a court, the trial lasting only a few minutes. Immediately after, Marefi was sentenced to death. The execution is due to take place on 1 May 2011.
We as a human rights organization, "Kurdocide Watch CHAK," in response to these injustices hereby strongly request the Swedish foreign minister and the political parties to act and to speak out against executions in Iran. Marefi’s execution must be stopped and he must be released immediately.
The regime in Iran is characterized by systematic and organized efforts by the armed forces against the Kurdish people. They will stop at nothing, it seems, and carry out all manner of violence and oppression. Random and unlawful arrests continue in the region. Harsh punishments in rigged courts always follow the arrests.
The United Nations and the European Union must ensure that such events are uncovered and they must act against both the physical and mental, inhumane and tragic oppression against the Kurdish population in Eastern Kurdistan (Iran). Democratic countries, international human rights organizations and the public should respond to Iran’s crude methods against the Kurds. All executions in Iran, including Marefi’s must be stopped. It is time to take action to end the oppression of the Kurdish people and create a serious dialogue.
We as an organization for human rights “CHAK Kurdocide Watch”, are ready and prepared to partner with you. Together we can find solutions on how best to eliminate the oppression that exists today in Iran.
CHAK ask you:
– Sign CHAKs campaign against executions in Iran
About 80 signatures have been collected within a few hours to protest against executions in Iran. Among those who have signed are organizations, politicians, journalists, writers, artists, students and others (more info www.kurdocidewatch.net). The promoters of CHAK looking seriously at what is happening in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran.
You also sign and was with CHAKs campaign against executions in Iran. The list of signatures will be sent to the UN, EU, human rights organizations to act against executions in Iran.
Enter your name and last name, organization’s name and occupation, the city where you live and send to: chak.kampanj @ yahoo.se.
– Take the matter up in your organization, the National, or put the question to EU, UN
Executions in Iran are increasing. The repressions against the Kurds have reached an unacceptable level! Arrests, torture, rapes, kidnappings and killings have become part of everyday life.
Kurdocide Watch CHAK, set by reason of the above requirements of the foreign ministers of EU countries and the political groups in the EU to act and to speak out against executions in Iran! Sherkos execution must be stopped!
– Write to the Iranian Government
EU must ensure that cover the events and act against physical and mental, inhumane and tragic oppression against the Kurdish population in Eastern Kurdistan (Iran). EU should respond to Iran’s crude methods against the Kurds. Take a stand and write to the Iranian government:
Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei
Leader of the Islamic Republic
The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street – End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: [email protected]
Ambassador, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: [email protected]
The human rights organization: Kurdocide Watch CHAK