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Irán: las negociaciones fallan y aumenta la represión

Posted by Spanish Eowyn en 23/febrero/2006

Las negociaciones entre Irán y Rusia han vuelto a no tener éxito:

  • The Guardian reported that Iranian negotiators headed home after the first day of an expected two day negotiation session in Moscow.
  • The Financial Times reported that Tehran vowed to pursue nuclear research.
  • Adnkronos International Iran’s foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki announced on Tuesday. “The phase of negotiations with the EU trio is over.”
  • Times Online reported that Konstantin Kosachev, head of the Russian Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said: “Unfortunately, Iran so far has not shown sufficient good will.”
  • Malaysia Star reported that Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said: “China hopes Iran will restore suspension of all activities relating to uranium enrichment.”
  • The Wall Street Journal warned that the West, it seems, is now putting its future security in the hands of Russia and China.

Amnistía Internacional por fin hace algo útil y denuncia la falta de respeto a los derechos humanos en Irán.

This report illustrates an apparent intensification of repression over the past six months since the President took office, which includes frequent use of the death penalty and torture, persecution of ethnic and religious minorities and limitations on freedom of speech.

Amnesty International regularly receives new reports of torture and ill treatment of detainees where the denial of medical treatment is increasingly common. The human rights organization is extremely concerned for the safety of journalist Elham Afroutan who has been held incommunicado since 29 January 2006 amid unconfirmed reports that she may be in a coma or may have died while in custody (see also “Concern for Journalist Elham Afroutan“).

(Complete report)

Las noticias a este respecto, desde Irán, son preocupantes:

  • Iran Press News reported that Elham Afroutan’s father is saying his daughter has not committed suicide and spoke to him last Friday, despite government reports to the contrary.
  • Iran Press News reported that political prisoner journalist, Mostafa Jowkar who was transferred to a hospital due to complications from heart disease, was returned to Evin prison without proper medical care.
  • Iran Press News reported that 11 regime murderers were present at the despicable execution of political prisoner, Hodjat Zamani. En el caso de este último, todavía es peor por cómo fue la ejecución: After Zamani’s brutal execution the authorities refused to release his body to his family; the Zamani family, in this time of mourning was therefore forced to appeal to the revolutionary court in order to obtain their sons body for a proper burial. In further cruelty, the revolutionary court has claimed no knowledge of Zamani’s execution and have told the Zamani family to come back in 3 days so that they can investigate the situation and see what if any information or date of release can be given to them.
  • Rooz Online reported on the increasing number of executions of dissidents in Iran whose backgrounds range from political activism to young women, children, and men.
  • Journalist and blogger Ahmad Reza Shiri (Persian) will have a permanent threat hanging over him as a result of the suspended sentence (used to silence journalists who bother the authorities) of three years in prison handed down by a court in the northern city of Mashhad, Reporters Without Borders said today. He was reportedly accused of writing articles in his blog calling for a boycott of last February’s legislative elections.

Así que las mujeres quieren unirse para protestar contra los ayatolás-mulás (y nosotros las apoyamos porque ellas se están llevando la peor parte) -via Atlas Shrugs-:

Join us, the Women of Iran
for the commemoration of
International Women’s Day in Tehran
to fight for our freedom from under the rule of the misogynist Mullahs
Date: March 8th, 2006
Time: 16:30 p.m.
Place: Laleh Park, Tehran

Y la lucha del poder se sucede:

  • Rooz Online reported that it was discovered that followers of Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi had occupied the Sufi temple and had turned it into a surveillance station to spy and eavesdrop on the grand ayatollahs of Qom, prior to the Sufi’s temporary retaking of the temple.

Eso sí:

  • Piden que se financie a Hamas: The Wall Street Journal reported that Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to provide annual financial aid to a Hamas-led Palestinian government (Arabia Saudí en seguida les ha hecho caso). En Yahoo News: “The only way to succeed is to continue resistance against the occupier regime,” said Khamenei, who has the final say on all state matters and who dominates Iran’s policy on the Middle East conflict. “Palestinian people knew that their vote for Hamas meant the fight against the Zionist occupier regime,” Khamenei said.

  • Stratfor reported on Iran’s efforts to create strategic partners in South America.”Cuban National Assembly President Ricardo Alarcon received Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel, speaker of Iran’s parliament, Feb. 16 in Havana. Haddad-Adel had just come from signing a memorandum of understanding on the peaceful use of nuclear energy in Caracas, Venezuela, on Feb. 14, and will be wrapping up his tour through Latin America with visits to Uruguay and Brazil“.

Y por último, tenemos Sudán (aunque son un poco antiguas -del mes pasado-, es necesario tenerlas en cuenta):

Coaliton for Darfur publishes BBC Monitoring’s text [no date] of a report by Sudanese newspaper Alwan claiming Iran says “No” to foreign meddling in Darfur. In a press conference held at the Hilton hotel [in Khartoum] yesterday morning, he urged to end foreign interference in Darfur and let the Sudanese government work towards resolving the issue in a suitable way. He further reiterated Iran’s support for a Sudanese solution in this regard, and his trust in the mediation of the AU member states to resolve the crisis.” (via Tehran Watch)

Y Sudán le da su apoyo en lo que más le importa ahora a Irán: la cuestión nuclear:

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Wednesday pledged his country’s support for Iran’s position on peaceful use of nuclear technology. Iranian Deputy President Ahmed Moussawi, who arrived in Khartoum earlier Wednesday on an official visit to Sudan, delivered a letter to the Sudanese president from his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmedinejad concerning the position of the Iranian authority toward its nuclear file and its right topeaceful use of nuclear energy, the Sudanese news agency reported. (Via Tehran Watch de Xinhua)


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