Monday, December 24, 2007


Captivity of a journalist is the Captivity of the liberty all, and his /her abnormal death is an ashamed chapter of history
Request from ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN to cancel the execution sentence of journalist ADNAN HASSANPOUR

Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Article 3.Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
Article 19.Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Dear Sirs:
Ayatollah SAYYED ALI KHAMNEI,leader of Islamic Republic of IRAN,
Ayatollah SHAHROUDI,
Dr. MAHMOUD AHMADINJAD, president of Islamic Republic of IRAN,
GHOLAMHOSAYN ELHAM, minister of justice,
MOHSENIYE EJEI, minister of intelligence,
Our co journalist, ADNAN HASANPOUR has been under arrest since 2006 December, according to the sentence which has been issued by revolutionary court of MARIWAN (first branch); he is condemned to be executed.
his attorney made a protest against this sentence, unfortunately after renewed inspection, the sentence has been remained intact. According to his statement there is just one legal way to object to this sentence.
We are some journalists with different colors and races from the entire world, and we are gathered in this campaign to request you to cancel our colleague`s death sentence.
You are so well aware that history never forget death of ((Daniel Pear)) , ((Anna Pulitiko feskaya)) , ((Mastero jiakumo )) , (( Ajmal naghshbandi)) and other journalists` death. Even though the number of journalists who left the world of journalism by abnormal death (killing , execution , …) are not so much , they have joined to history and their names are and will be shiny in sheets of the history . Certainly Islamic Republic of IRAN does not intend to add another name to the list.
So we request you to cancel the issued death sentence for ADNAN HASSANPOUR and show your commitment to ((universal declaration of human rights)) and international conventions.
Please Send us by aboven E-mail address
your "Name", "Surname", "Your press" and your
comment(s) for join our campaign. thanks
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0046 763 470069
00964 770 148 7582

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Do Not Remain Silent

Sister of Imprisoned Kurdish Journalist
‎"I scream in a loud voice: what has happened that no one is willing to listen to the pleas of so ‎many human-loving friends and activists who protested this verdict?"‎
These are the words of Adnan Hassanpour’s sister who found out on the Internet that her ‎brother's death sentence was upheld by Iran’s supreme court: "I feel like they are taking the ‎world away from me," she told Rooz in an exclusive interview.‎
Despite massive protests by human rights activists, Iran's supreme court last week upheld Adnan ‎Hassanpour's death sentence and notified his attorney of the judgement, Mohammad Saleh ‎Nikbakht, after a few days delay. The supreme court's 32nd bench struck doown Hiva Botimar's ‎death sentence but upheld Adnan Hassanpour's. According to Hassanpour's attorneys the only ‎way to change the execution of the death sentence now remains with parts of article 18 of ‎supplemental rules of civil procedure. According to the provision, a convicted party can appeal a ‎supreme court ruling and request a review by the attorney general or another qualified body. ‎
Adnan Hassanpour and Hiva Botimar were arrested 10 months ago in Marivan. Shortly after, a ‎Marivan court convicted both to death for "espionage" and "Moharebeh," (literally "fighting with ‎God"), a charge that carries the death penalty under Iranian law.
‎The two journalists' death sentences sparked a wave of protests, but the supreme court still ‎upheld Hassanpour's death penalty. Following the supreme court’s decision, Hassanpour's sister, ‎Leili Hassanpour, told Rooz in an exclusive interview, "I feel like they are taking the world away ‎from me. When I read the news on the Internet yesterday I thought I was dreaming. I was ‎frozen, I could only read parts of the report. I was so shocked and sad that I could not ‎understand anything, and I still can't believe it."
‎She added, "The only thing we can do now is to ask all defenders of liberty and human rights not ‎to remain silent and work for the release of our loved ones, whose only crime was to voice their ‎opinion and work toward a better society. I ask the attorneys in the case to act more decisively ‎than before.
I ask all of our compassionate friends not to leave us alone and to work toward ‎saving the life of a person who is spending his dear youth years in prison." ‎I asked Hassanpour's sister if Adnan's mother or Adnan himself were aware of the death ‎sentence. "My mother does not know. Nobody in our family has the courage to tell my mother ‎because she has heart problems and a thousand others. She will most certainly not be able to ‎handle the news. My mother has been praying in the past four months, day and night, for ‎Adnan's release", Adnan’s sister said.
‎In a short interview with Rooz, Adnan Hassanpour's attorney, Mohammad Saleh Nikbakht, said, ‎‎"This ruling is completely unlawful and inhumane and we will forcefully appeal it. We have ‎hope that it will be overturned."

To Dalai lama

His Majesty Dalai lama
Dear Father;

His Majesty might have already been informed that two young Iranian Kurds: Adnan Hassanpour, journalist and Hiva Butimar, civil and environmental activist, have been given death sentences and are in danger of being executed soon; simply for what they have done as part of their profession.

His Majesty life is a precious God given gift and He only is the who can take it, yet these innocent young’s lives are being taken illegally.

This committee desperately pleas His Majesty to interfere in this case and help these innocents’ lives. God bless us all.

Yours truly,
Committee to defend Adnan Hassanpour and Hiva Butimar

from world Day against the death penalty

Paris 05-10-2007

Adnan Hassanpour and Hiwa Boutimar
Are in the middle
from world Day against the death penalty
Adnan Hassanpour and Hiwa BoutimarAre in the middlefrom world Day against the death penalty.

On October 10 marks the world Day against the death penalty. On the initiative of the world Coalition against the death penalty, of the organizations of the whole world organize around on October 10 of the initiatives to say NOT TO the DEATH PENALTY and the demonstration against the death penalty will take place in Paris Manifestation in front of the embassy of Iran! Appointment with 11H00, in front of the embassy of Iran, Franklin Boulevard Roosevelt,
For us the writers and the intellectuals of Kurdistan, more particularly of the departments of Dersime and Kotchgiri, this day has a particular importance because, we have a painful past on the death sentences. In the declaration of the Provisional Government of Kurdistan we note that the government kemalist had condemned to died more than thousand combatants. In 1925 Seyh Said Efendi is hung with 47 resistant Kurds for the freedom and the independence of Kurdistan.

On the five continents, in particular in countries which continue to apply the death penalty, petitions, round tables, press conferences, exposures, plays, visits of condemned to death are envisaged in more than one hundred of country. But nobody put the question of hangings of the combatants of our resistance of Dersime on November 17, 1937 to El Aziz about the order of Mustafa Kémal initially Seyyid Reza and Aliyé Mirzaliyé Silemani was hung.
Hung with Seyyid Reza “death is nothing for us, the man born one day, dies another food our resistance”,” ters çik o, merdene çik a ? mordem rozé beno, rozé mîreno, perodaise ma wes vo!”.

The world Day against the death penalty is the occasion to recall that the death penalty is an act of revenge which could not fall under a process of justice. Vain and nondissuasive to prevent the crime, the death penalty is generally marked at the end of lawsuit during which the rights of defense and the guarantees of an equitable justice were violated. It St right, but our combatants of the resistance of Dersime do not have tombs the bodies are burned on the order of Mustafa Kémal, criminal, person in charge for the genocides of the Armenians, the Greeks, the Kurds and Dersimis.
Today, the nations of the world plan to put an end to the death penalty while calling with a universal moratorium on the executions. Everywhere, citizens and governments must decide to say not to the death penalty by supporting this initiative.

• The right to the life is inalienable and null authority could not decide death of a human being. Following the example torture, the execution is a physical and psychological aggression extreme. The physical pain felt by a human being during its execution cannot be quantified. Justice is never safe from the miscarriage of justice. But the death penalty is irreversible and can be applied to the innocent ones.

• The death penalty does not have more effect on the rate of criminality than any other punishment.
• The death penalty is an act of revenge which, basically, legitimates the violence of State.
• The death penalty is discriminatory and generally strikes the stripped people, the mental patients and the people resulting from racial, ethnic or religious minorities.
• The recourse to the death penalty lets think that a human being can lose any value and become irremediable, and that it is acceptable to kill in certain circumstances. A government must protect the human life and not destroy it. In the large majority of the cases, the death penalty is marked following inequitable lawsuits. It often applies on the basis of “consent” obtained under torture.

• The international law tends towards universal abolition and encourages the States to abolish the death penalty.

Today, 130 States abolished the death penalty in right or in practice.In 2006, executions were listed in 25 countries; 91% of them having taken place in a small number of them: China, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan and the United States.A movement is from now on moving: the objective of a world without death penalty becomes accessible.A resolution of the General meeting of UNO will not be enough to prevent a State from carrying out an execution, the resolutions not being juridically constraining.

A resolution of the General meeting of UNO will not be enough to prevent a State from carrying out an execution, the resolutions not being juridically constraining.However, a firm call of the highest political authority of UNO, the General meeting, in favour of a moratorium on the executions would have a considerable moral weight.It would constitute an invaluable asset to convince the reticent States to institute a moratorium, stage important on the way of universal abolition.

The long-term objective of fight with regard to the General meeting of the United Nations is the adoption of resolutions on the capital punishment including/understanding of the provisions improved gradually, which would make it possible to support the world countryside for a world without death penalty.

The long-term objective is to bring all the States: to remove any reference to the death penalty in their penal legislation so that this sorrow cannot be pronounced any more by a court - to ratify the international treaties which prohibit the recourse to the death penalty in all circumstances. - This is why the world Coalition counters the death penalty devoted the edition 2006 of the world Day to the topic: “Failures of justice”.

This edition resulted in more than 450 local initiatives in 47 countries. The Day was officially supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe. On the whole, 145.142 signatures were collected for five condemned to the death emblématiques ones of the failures of the justice which the Coalition at the time of this 4th edition wanted to denounce: death sentence of innocent, discriminatory application, not respect of the equitable lawsuit, treatments cruel, inhuman and degrading during detention and the execution, and finally death sentence of mentally handicapped persons.

Composed of ONG, of lawyer Bars, of local communities and trade unions, the world Coalition against the death penalty, created in Rome on May 13, 2002, aims reinforcing the international dimension of the combat against the death penalty, and at contributing to put a final term at the death sentences and with the executions. The world Coalition in particular endeavours to facilitate the constitution or the development of national coalitions against the death penalty. Since 2003, the Coalition founded on October 10 like world Journée against the death penalty. Hundreds of local initiatives proceed on the five continents, with a topic dominating each year. The world Day, in particular supported by the European Union, contributes to diffuse a universal message in favour of abolition. Day counters the death penalty: the world decides The world Day counters the death penalty of October 10, 2007 will stress the draft Resolution submitted to the General meeting of UNO. The proposal envisages a universal moratorium on the executions, in order to save lives and to allow the populations States retentionists to note that the suspension of the capital punishment does not involve a rise of criminality in their country. A resolution emanating of the political body most important of the United Nations would constitute an international event determining of the countryside for the abolition of the death penalty in the world and would be equipped with a considerable moral fibre. - This initiative right now received the support of 5 million people in the world including the People of Kurdistan.Dr. Ali KILIC, Paris 05-10-2007