Hossein Derakhshan – fortgesetzt

Das unwohle Gefuehl, dass sich bei mir gegenueber Hossein Derakhshan seit gestern langsam entwickelt hat, verstaerkt sich, wenn ich folgendes lese:

While hundreds of Iranians students (many without any ties to the IR) are deported or denied entrance or harassed by the American security organizations, how would you expect from the Islamic Republic in dealing with a student movement with a clear pro-regime-change agenda?

Aus Hosseins Eintrag On Daftar-eTahkim Vahdat (Office To Foster Unity) vom 28. September 2006.

Dieser Absatz kann nur als Rechtfertigung fuer den repressiven Umgang des iranischen Regimes mit Regimekritikern verstanden werden. Die Parallele zu den USA ist dermassen schief, dass ich sie nur als zutiefst unehrlich empfinden kann. So bloed kann Hossein nicht sein, dass er diesen Bloedsinn selber glaubt.

Vergleichbar waere eine Situation in den USA, in der amerikanische Studenten verhaftet werden, weil sie die Politik der Regierung kritisieren und Aktionen starten oder befuerworten, die geeignet sein koennten, die kritisierte Politk zu aendern. Dank des Irakkriegs koennen wir uns vor Beispielen gar nicht retten, wo auf amerikanischen Campussen die Bushpolitik in den schaerfsten Toenen verurteilt wird und alle moeglichen Aktionen empfohlen werden, mit „Impeach Bush“ eine davon. Wann haben wir das letzte Mal von Verhaftungen von amerikanischen Studenten wegen dergl. gehoert?!

Zum Ungang des iranischen Regimes mit Studenten, hier ein paar Links und Exzerpte:

Students arrested during protests in Iran capital: Update Dezember 2005

Hundreds of students took part in a demonstration outside the main gates of the University of Tehran to mark Iran’s national Student’s Day amid tight police security and a ban on protests.

A student outside the campus told Iran Focus by telephone that State Security Forces, Iran’s para-military police, attempted to disperse the crowd who started to gather just after noon, chanting anti-government slogans and singing patriotic songs in commemoration of the student movement in the country.

According to the source, despite outnumbering the protestors, police were unable to disperse the crowd.

Police arrested half a dozen protestors including a young man who was then taken to ward 209 of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, according to one of his relatives who sent an email to Iran Focus.

Two female students were detained outside Tehran University’s Faculty of Law and Political Sciences as protests were gaining momentum and taken to an unknown location.

A couple were also arrested and taken to Police base 148, while a young man, who was nabbed while holding up a banner, was detained and taken to an unknown location.

Power lines were cut in local internet cafes in what appeared to be a government-orchestrated action to prevent news of the protests from spreading. Most payphones in the area were also out of action. There were a large number of plainclothes agents at the site of the university and in internet cafes.

The Student Uprising – The clerics crack down and student protest explodes Januar 2004

The students were careful to emphasize their commitment to peaceful change and continued to believe in the possibility of democratic change from within the government. For this reason, they remained loyal to Khatami and elected a string of reformists to parliament in 2000. For a time, it seemed as if their revolution from within was working.

But, in fact, the atmosphere inside Iran grew more stifling. The ruling clerics, maneuvering to protect their conservative way of life, closed reformist newspapers, arrested and tortured opposition leaders, and dispatched their young religious vigilantes, known as Bassijis, to break up student demonstrations. The reforms Khatami seemed to represent had all but disappeared.

Resignations, protests mark hard-line crackdown on students
Juli 1999

Top Iranian officials resigned their posts while thousands of students took to the streets Saturday to protest a violent police raid on a university hostel.

Reporters on the scene said the protest calmed after the withdrawal of police, who joined Islamic hard-liners in a Friday crackdown on Tehran University students protesting a ban on a reformist newspaper.

Higher education minister Mustafa Moin and the university’s chancellor, Mehdi Khalili Araqi, both quit in protest of the police action. Moin took responsibility for failing to prevent the „tragic incident.“

Other ministers and top university officials are also reported to have given up their jobs.

At least 20 students were seriously injured and 120 other were arrested during the raid. The students said that seven of their number were killed.

Aftermath of the student movement in Iran Okt. 1999

Since the suppression of the July 8-13 student protest by the Islamic Republic regime, there has been a massive crack down on the student organizations and political opponents. In the aftermath of the student demonstrations, the government began an arbitrary arrest and abduction of the youth on the streets, which was followed by raids on residences of the opposition figures.

On September 12, the head of Tehran Revolutionary Court, in an interview with a Tehran daily, announced that death sentences had been passed against four people involved in the recent student protest. He also stated that there were 1,000 more cases under investigation.

A day after the announcement, the head of the Revolutionary Court in the city of Tabriz announced that 21 people had received sentences ranging from three months to nine years. These announcements did not even disclose the names and the charges of those convicted. The government figures for the number of people arrested and tried are dubious considering the credibility of the Islamic judiciary system. The actual figures are believed to be much higher as reported by student groups and political opponents.

Eine Antwort

  1. […] Demonstrierende Studenten, nicht genuegend verpackte Frauen, verdaechtigte Ehebrecher, Schwule, Angehoerige der arabischen Minderheit oder auch Bahais werden sicher zu schaetzen wissen, wenn sie mit der neuesten Technologie verhaftet und gefangen gehalten werden. Beschlagwortet mit:iran, sicherheit, steinmeier « Palaestina-Konferenz in Berlin II Gleichzeitig in Berlin » […]

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