Wer ist Hossein Derakhshan eigentlich?


Gestern war mir aufgefallen, wie Hossein die Situation im Iran beschoenigt, sowohl am Beispiel der Studenten wie auch im Besonderen die Situation der Frauen.

Anscheinend ist das nicht das erste Mal, dass er sich sehr apologetisch aeussert. Nikahang Kowsar, ein anderer bloggender Iraner-Kanadier schreibt folgenden Eintrage ueber Hossein:

The Paradox

Hossein Derakhshan has been recently insisting on publishing articles that reveal the similarities of his views with some of those in the Iranian regime. In addition to his repeated defense of Iran’s need to acquire nuclear weapons, he consistently writes appalling articles against Iranian human rights activists which include individuals whose lives are in serious danger and under pressure from Iran’s intelligence and judiciary agencies. (…)

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In another piece, written in English, Derakhshan lays some serious accusations against Iranian student activists: “Ali Afshari, Akbar Atri, Reza Delbari, Abdollah Momeni were among the organizers of the referendum movement, which is supported by Reza Pahlavi and established by Mohsen Sazgara, a former member of the Tahkime Vahdat organization who has still preserved his close ties to the group. These are all evidence proving that Tahkime Vahdat is part of the United States’ plan for changing the regime in Iran.” Apparently, it was not important for Derakhshan how such accusations are life-threatening to people like Reza Delbari and Abdollah Momeni, who, unlike Mr. Derakhshan, actually live in Iran.

Even when the Islamic Republic’s security apparatus arrests someone like Ramin Jahanbegloo, a scholar who is not interested in political activism, imprisons him for months without charges and access to a lawyer, and forces him to speak to a news agency upon his release (on a hefty bail equivalent to the price of two houses) and confess that he cooperated with the American government against his country, Derakhshan uses all of his energy to legitimize this process: “Undoubtedly the violations of Iranian citizens’ human rights in the Islamic Republic’s prisons must be investigated and punished, regardless of who it is done by; but whoever aids the semi-democratic and imperialist U.S. regime to overthrow the semi-democratic Iranian regime must also be punished.”

In another part Derakhshan writes, “If the Ministry of Intelligence has tortured dozens of people before, it did not commit a huge mistake in the case of Jahanbegloo.” He adds, “The help that Jahanbegloo and many others, whose names we do not even know, provide to the right-wing elements of the United States government in the name of academicians, human rights and NGO activists, is by no means justified.”

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Ich habe noch nicht ueberprueft, ob die Zitate wirklich von Hossein’s Blog stammen. In meinen Recherchen muss ich mich natuerlich auf den englischsprachigen Blog beschraenken, waehrend Nikawang offensichtlich auch den persischen liest.

Update: Das Zitat aus dem englischen Blog ist korrekt. Im BeitragOn Daftar-eTahkim Vahdat (Office To Foster Unity) findet sich die zitierte Passage woertlich.

Der ganze Beitrag scheint mir sehr bedenklich, angesichts der Tatsache, dass sehr konkret Namen genannt werden und mit den USA in Verbindung gebracht werden. Mindestens ein Teil der Genannten befanden sich im Iran und Hossein musste wissen, dass er sie durch solche Bezichtigungen verdaechtig machte.

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