Stop the Conspiracy of the Islamic Republic of Iran
December 21, 2009
At the request of Iranian authorities, INTERPOL has labelled a number of leading members and supporters of the Worker-communist Party of Iran-Hekmatist, as criminals and terrorists and has published their pictures and personal information on their website. These individuals have been persecuted and exiled by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s (IRI) authorities many years ago due to their active role in opposition to the IRI. Therefore, we, the under signed, consider INTERPOL’s step in this regard, as a clear sign of co-operation with the IRI’s notorious Secret Police.
This move by the IRI’s secret police through INTERPOL is not the first move of this kind against opposition groups. For example, Iranian terrorist agents murdered Qulam Keshaverz, the spokes person of the International Federation of Iranian Refugees, while he was visiting her mother in Cyprus, in 1989. In the same year, Abdul-Rahman Qasemlu, the Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan and his colleagues were murdered during a secret negotiation with Iranian officials in Austria. The IRI’s authorities’ fatwa against Salman Rushdi and offering bounty to murder him; the killing of the Japanese translator of the Satanic Versus and the attempted murder against the Italian and Norwegian translators is a dark reminders of the brutality of the IRI and the length to which it is prepared to go to eliminate its opponents.
According to reliable sources, the number of exiled political individuals who have been murdered by the IRI from 1991 to1997 are 210. In 1998 alone, 76 writers, journalists, and political activists in Iran were murdered on order of the highest Iranian authorities. All these victims were accused of the same charges as those on the list of INTERPOL.
As far as the IRI’s authorities are concerned any progressive individual, anyone who defends human rights and advocates secularism should be eliminated. If not stopped the INTERPOL should prepare itself to arrest every woman, youth and worker in Iran.
By taking sides with the IRI, INTERPOL is making the life of Iranian opposition inside and outside of the country insecure and dangerous. This institution will then be responsible for the outcome of this policy.
INTERPOL’s decision is the first step in providing a “legal” and an “international” permission to the IRI’s Secret Police to attack any opposition and their family members.
If the INTERPOL decides to continue with its collaboration with the IRI, it will face condemnation and protests not only from Iranian political and cultural activists inside and outside of the country but also a whole host of progressive individuals and organizations in Europe and North America.
Only a strong and consorted pressure from progressive forces and individuals and libertarians, labour organisations, progressive political parties, and human right advocates can stop INTERPOL’s collaboration with the IRI’s secret police. We call on all those who oppose the IRI’s terrorist policies to join us in our endeavour to foil this conspiracy against Iranian political oppositions.
To support our campaign please contact us to take coordinated action in the form of petitions, protests and rallies. You can also write letters of protest to INTERPOL and send a copy to us.
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