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پتیشن در حمایت از بهنام ابراهیم زاده

بهنام ابراهیم زاده را آزاد کنید!

بهنام ابراهیم زاده از ۹ اوت ۲۰۱۴ در اعتصاب غذا بسر می برد

بهنام ابراهیم زاده فعال کارگری، از اعضای کمیته پیگری ایجاد تشکل های کارگری و فعال حقوق کودکان از ژوئن ۲۰۱۰ تا کنون در زندان بسر می برد.

در حمله بیشرمانه نیروهای امنیتی به بند ۳۵۰ زندان اوین در تاریخ ۱۷ آوریل ۲۰۱۴، بهنام نیز مورد هدف و حمله فیزیکی قرا گرفت و برای بازجویی به سلول انفرادی در بند ۲۰۹منتقل شد. در آن زمان اتهام جدیدی به بهنام نسبت دادند و او را از هرگونه ملاقات محروم کردند. پس از آنکه بهنام در تاریخ ۲ مه ۲۰۱۴ برای مدت کوتاهی به بند عمومی زندان اوین بازگردانده شد، مجددا وی را برای ۵۴ روز به سلول انفرادی در بند ۲۰۹اوین فرستادند و بار دیگر در ۱۷ ژوئن ۲۰۱۴ به بند عمومی اوین منتقل گردید.

اعضای خانواده بهنام نیز در این مدت مورد حمله نیروهای امنیتی قرار گرفته اند. در روز ۲۹ ژوئن ۲۰۱۴ همسر و فرزند بهنام بعد از ملاقات با او در زندان اوین، توسط ۶ نفر از ماموران امنیتی لباس شخصی به گروگان گرفته شدند. ماموران آنها را به منزلشان بردند و به بازجویی خانه پرداختند و وسایل شخصی آنها را ضبط کردند و با خود بردند. ماموران امنیتی با زیر فشار قرار دادن نیما فرزند ۱۵ ساله بهنام که از بیماری سرطان خون رنج می برد، او را مجبور کردند که همه مدارک پدرش از جمله فلش درایوهای او را در اختیار آنان بگذارد. در جریان این هجوم، ماموران امنیتی همسر و فرزند بهنام را مورد بازجویی قرار دادند و بارها تهدیدشان کردند.

بعد از این واقعه، مقامات زندان بدون ارائه هیج دلیل قانونی و یا حکم دادگاه، بهنام را یک بار دیگر به بند ۲۰۹ زندان اوین منتقل کردند. در اعتراض به این وضعیت، بهنام در ۹ اوت ۲۰۱۴ اعتصاب غذا کرد. مقامات زندان به جای بررسی وضعیت بهنام او را به زندان رجایی شهر( گوهر دشت سابق) و به بخش زندانیان خطرناک منتقل کردند. بهنام از آن زمان تا کنون در اعتصاب غذا بسر می برد. اخیرا اتهام جدیدی مبنی بر ایجاد اغتشاش در زندان را به بهنام وارد کرده اند که می تواند بهانه ای باشد برای صدور حکم دیگری علیه او.

بهنام ابراهیم زاده خواستار بازگشت به بند ۳۵۰ اوین ( بندی که سابقا در آن بسر می برد) و دریافت مراقبت های پزشکی است. او از سردردهای شدید، مشکلات کلیه و روده رنج می برد.

سلامتی بهنام ابراهیم زاده به شدت رو به وخامت گذاشته است. او در ۲۶ اوت ۲۰۱۴ به بیمارستان زندان منتقل و در آنجا از سوی مقامات زندان تهدید شد که اگر به اعتصاب غذای خود پایان ندهد به سلول انفرادی فرستاده خواهد شد. در اعتراض به این فشارهای شدید، بهنام اعلام کرده است که چنانچه خواسته ها و نیاز های پزشکی اش تا تاریخ اول سپتامبر ۲۰۱۴ بر آورده نشود، به اعتصاب غذای خشک دست خواهد زد.

کمیته پیگری ایجاد تشکل های کارگری و کمیته دفاع از بهنام ابراهیم زاده این بر خورد های غیر انسانی با بهنام و خانوداه او را به شدت محکوم کرده اند. همسر بهنام، زبیده حاجی زاده، و فرزند آنها نیما، در نامه ای سرگشاده به تشکل های کارگری، سازمان عفو بین الملل و افراد و سازمانهایی که نگران وضع بهنام هستند، خواستار حمایت بین المللی برای آزادی بهنام ابراهیم زاده شده اند.

اتحاد بین المللی در حمایت از کارگران در ایران این اقدامات سرکوب گرانه علیه فعالین کارگری و خانواده آنها را به شدت محکوم می کند. همانطور که بارها تاکید کرده ایم، این گونه اقدامات بخشی از سیاست طراحی شده توسط جمهوری اسلامی ایران برای اعمال بیشترین فشارها بر فعالین کارگری زندانی و خانواده و همکاران آنهاست تا بلکه صدایشان را خاموش کند و سرکوب جنبش طبقه کارگر ایران را تداوم بخشد.

لطفا در حمایت از آزادی فوری و بدون قید و شرط بهنام ابراهیم زاده، این پتیشن را امضا کنید.

اتحاد بین المللی در حمایت از کارگران در ایران
۲۹ اوت

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HoshangTarehgol5 Hoshang Tarehgol posted a comment:

Petitioning In Support of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

Petition

Free Behnam Ebrahimzadeh!

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh on hunger strike since August 9, 2014



The Iranian labour activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations and a Children's Rights advocate, has been incarcerated since June 2010. In the infamous attack of the security forces on Evin prison’s ward 350 on April 17, 2014, Behnam was also targeted, physically attacked, and sent to solitary confinement in ward 209 for interrogations. He was brought up on new charges and was forbidden from any visitation. After he was briefly returned to the general prison population of Evin on May 2, 2014, he was sent to solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin again for 54 days and was transferred back to the general ward of Evin on June 17, 2014.

Behnam’s family has also been targeted. On Saturday, June 29, 2014, Behnam’s wife and son arrived at Evin prison and in the end of their visitation, six security agents in civilian clothing hold them hostage,took them back to their house, raided their residence, confiscated and taken away all of their belongings. Security forces pressured Behnam’s fifteen years old son, Nima, who is afflicted with Leukemia, to hand over all of his father’s documents including the flash drives. During the attack Behnam’s wife and son were also interrogated and threatened repeatedly.

Following the raid, the prison authorities once again without any legal justification or court order transferred Behnam to the ward 209 of Evin prison, in which led to Behnam’s decision to go on hunger strike on August 9, 2014. Instead of taking Behnam grievances into consideration, the authorities transferred Behnam to a section for highly dangerous inmates at Rajaee Shahr’s prison (formerly known as Gohardasht). He has been on a hunger strike since then.

Behnam has recently received a new charge of causing unrest in his prison and that can be used as a pretext to issue a new sentence against him.

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh demands to be returned to ward 350 (his previous ward in Evin Prison) and to receive the medical treatment he needs. Behnam suffers from severe headaches and kidney and intestine problems.

Behnam’s health is rapidlydeterioratingand he has been taken to the prison’s hospital on August 26 and there he was threatened by the prison’s authorities that if he does not end his hunger strike, he would be transferred to solitary confinement. Due to the pressure that Behnam is gravelyunder, he has announced that if his demands and needs are not going to be met by September 1, 2014, he would declare a dry hunger strike.

The Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations and Behnam Ebrahimzadeh Defense Committee have strongly condemned this inhuman treatment of Behnam and his family. His wife Zobeideh Hajizadeh and son, Nima Ebrahimzadeh, in an open letter addressed to workers’ organizations, Amnesty International, and other concerned individuals and organization, have pleaded for international support to help free Behnam Ebrahimzadeh.

IASWI strongly condemns these acts of violence towards labour activists and their family members in Iran. As we have emphasized previously, this is part of a coordinated policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to maximize pressures on jailed labour activists, their colleagues and family members in order to make their voices silent and continue with the oppression of the working class movement in Iran.

Please demand immediate and unconditional release of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh by signing this petition.

International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)

August 29, 2014



Alex Callinicos -Professor of European Studies at King's College London, UK
Amir Mohsen Mohammadi -Writer -Freelance Journalist/Blogger-Australia
Андрей Штокман- -Political Activist-Russia
Ayoub Rahmani- (IASWI), London, UK
Azad Azizyan-Political Activist-Journalist-Kayseri, Turkey
Behrang Zandi- Political Activist-Journalist-Ankara, Turkey
Bibhusit Bista-Political Activist-Kathmandu, Nepal
Daviid McNally -Professor of Political Science, York University-Toronto. Canada
Dimitry Kolesnik - Editor of webjournal Liva.com.ua-Ukraine
Farid C.Partovi-President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE, Local 4772-Spokesperson for the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI).Toonto,Canada
Joanne Landy, Co-Director, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, New York City, USA
John Clarke-Founder of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty-Toronto, Canada
Laleh Khalili-Professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, UK
Loretta Capeheart-Justice Studies Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, USA
Naomi Levari-Co-Founder/Producer at Black Sheep Film Production Ltd-New York City-USA
Nidal Farah-Political Activist-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nima Ebrahimzadeh-Behnam Ebrahimzadeh's son-Iran
Majid Farahani-Political Activist-Germany
Mataz Suheil –Spokesperson for Syrian Observatory for Human Rights- Syria
Mehdi Amizesh- ‎Icdahak - ‎‎Society for defending street and working Children-Istanbul, Turkey
Mohammad Amirani-Political Activist-Copenhagen, Denmark
Parviz Shakiba- (IASWI) Toronto,Canada
Paul Le Blanc -Professor of History at La Roche College-Pennsylvania, USA
Peyman Jafari-PhD at International Institute of Social History and PhD at Universiteit Leiden / Leiden University-Netherlands
Pranav Jani -Associate Professor -Department of Comparative Studies-Ohio State
University, USA
Rania Masri-Assistant Professor-Department of Environmental Sciences at University of Balamand- Lebanon
Salah Mazoji -Member of the Central Committee of Komalah Party
Shadyar Omrani- Poet- Writer & Novelist-Ankara, Turkey
Tikva Honig- Parnass –Author, Journalist-Jews for the Palestinian Right of Return-Writer- Israel
Zhaleh Sahand-Political Activist-Houston, USA
Zobeideh Hajizade-Behnam Ebrahimzadeh's wife-Iran

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Shirzadegan Siavash replied to comment:

Yes, elephant is elephant, but criminal mullahs must go. Understood ?

Mullahs shouldn't be in politic. Mullah's place is in Mosques to preach religion or in cemeteries to read koran for dead people. Understood ?

Also, no Gaza , No Lebanon, my life is for IRAN. Understood ? That is our national slogan. Understood ?

Those ugly, unshaven Islamic faces with marginal personal hygiene , malodorous, who had demonstration in Belgium should be deported to Saudi Arabia, if not garbage can. Understood ?

Also, Israel has right to exist. They don't need to "wipe out of the map". Understood ?

Now, elephant is elephant and trunk is trunk.

The above paragraph has nothing to do with Pahlavi or Pahlavi dynasty. Understood ?
Are we on the same page.
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Shirzadegan Siavash replied to comment:

Unlike what the above comment is saying, I hear from many different people from different nationalities saying that Iranians refer to themselves as "PERSIANS".
Are these people from different nationalities are lying to me ? probably. who knows.? But why they have to lie ? They don't get any benefit by saying that.
No, the truth is something else.
It seems there is more into that we are thinking. There is more into it than it appears in the surface.
To say We are PERSIAN is a way to describing our true identity. It is a symbolic and "Unconscious mind Process" to glorious of PERSIAN EMPIRE. It is " Unconscious connection" between the new Iranian generation and their past. Our existence, our "being" as a "human being" is rooted in thousand and thousand years history. A history which has been commingled with the concept of Padeshahi. That "Connection to the past" is commonly called "ARCHYTYPE" according to Karl Gustav Jung. We carrie the essence of our ancestors' ideas/ believes in our "Collective Unconscious". Our ancestors feelings/ ideas transit from one generation to the next generation. It is kind of multi generational transition. There is the NO reason for Iranians to feel unhappy after that cold winter day when shahanshah left the country with tearful eyes. Why Iranians are depressed since then.? Why user name LadyMacbeth left the country if she/he is Iranian ? based on what I read in the above, I am not sure about his/her nationality.
Why million Iranians took refuge in western countries. ? Why Happiness left the country since that cold winter day in 1979 and never returned ? All those misery happened after our padeshah left the country. It wouldn't happen if shah was still in charge. If he was in charge there wouldn't be any need to beg for visa from foreign embassies.
Needless to say Iranians experienced famine, starvation, war, execution, rape during the war and inside the prisons. No shiny day since the day our shahanshah left the country.

Iranian culture/identity has been under the attack of foreign entity since 1979. The spirit of PERSIANISM can NOT be co-exist with foreign entity. The foreign entity has ongoing fight with our culture/history. Foreign entity also has ongoing fight with our national holidays such as Norooz, Chaharshahnbeh sour, etc.

On the other hand, Monarchy has been the only institute preserved the culture post 1979. Farvaehar is NOT fake, it is part of our Persian identity.
I don't know the nationality of the writer of the above comment, but IRAN has had glorious past and we are proud of our past history. Read more

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ghourbagheh ghourbagheh replied to comment:

"you keep MISDIRECTING the conversation from fighting with ruling criminal mullahs to the system that is no longer in charge in IRAN. Everybody can see that."

Obviously, you don't SEE a single thing that I write! I keep writing that IT'S AN ELEPHANT! You keep saying, "don't you see the trunk? why don't you say it's an elephant?"

You've been on a diet of Pahlavi hubris and it's effected your vision, or you watch too much porn!!?

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Mammad Mammad replied to comment:

I do not believe one should quote Khalili, who claims to have been a CIA spy and who constantly lies about Iran in order to provoke military attacks on Iran, in order to "strengthen" the arguments here. What happened in Summer of 1988 was a crime against humanity. But, Khalili and people like him are in no position to teach us moral lessons, or even explain to us what happened.

See also

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LadyMacbeth LadyMacbeth replied to comment:

Actually, no Iranian who knows who and what they are and is not some self loathing idiot trying to shed the 'shame' that mainstream media tries to impose on them, calls themselves 'Persian'. It's just idiotic. We are Iranians and perfectly fine with it, and if you aren't, well then that says something about you and not about Iran or being Iranian.

Our governments don't define us, they are merely the ruling body of the time.

Everyone is welcome to live in the past and carry his/her frivolous, unrealistic ideas and dreams to your grave. That's all the monarchists / Fake Farvehar sporting folks are capable of and their imaginary glory of the past is truly the only reason they have to keep on breathing. It's understandable since they have contributed nothing to Iran and Iranians post 1979 (and have served only to betray their country and people, pre-1979).



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Shirzadegan Siavash replied to comment:

At least I know that I never click more than once on any comment. Anyway, no need for me to prove it to you. I try to be objective.
My suggestion to you is that you have to be objective, impartial and unbiased.
Read Jazani's book "Tareekh 30 saaleh" very carefully.
Learn from him. He never said that hegemony of future revolution will be in the hand of "Fadaeyan organization" because he was part of that organization. NO.
Based on his understanding of the events throughout Middle East, he hypothesized that future hegemony of political movement in Iran will be in the hands of religious figure.
In late 60's, Imam Mosa Kazem was one of shia leaders. He gained a great reputation in Lebanon by early 70's. . Falangists was another religious Militia group who were getting more and more power in Lebanon. There was another terrorist organization by the name of Amal in Lebanon who were marching with guns on streets. Kayhan newspaper printed their picture in those days. Based on those data, Jazani conceptualized that further movement in Iran must have religion flavor.
That was an unbiased view.
These days, by looking at "Like" approval on this or any other blog, I see the direction is going toward restoring of monarchy. I try to be objective.
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Shirzadegan Siavash replied to comment:

User name "LadyMacbeth".
Iranian people are still alive.
Each Iranian carries 5000 years history of Monarchy (Padeshahi) on his/her shoulder when he/she walks on streets of London or any other country.
Great civilization, Great history of Persian Empire.
Nowadays, Iranian introduce themselves as PERSIANS, NOT Iranians.
It is a symbolic expression of their pride about their Monarchy history. They connect themselves with Padeshahan e IRANZAMIN by introducing themselves as PERSIANS. Read more

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Shirzadegan Siavash replied to comment:

There is no "Attack" or "Lies".
you keep MISDIRECTING the conversation from fighting with ruling criminal mullahs to the system that is no longer in charge in IRAN. Everybody can see that.

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Shirzadegan Siavash replied to comment:

I don't know why my comment were deleted. Here is what I said which is paraphrasing of what you wrote.

"Your anti-Iran feelings is truly sickening and points out to a demented mentality that thrives on demonizing our Iranian sisters and brothers."

That is paraphrasing of what you said in favor of Iranians, NOT arabs. You took side with Arabs and I took side with Iranians. I already posted a literature showing Arabs came to Iran in 2009 to shoot and beaten up Iranians during their uprising in June 2009. Read more

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argebam argebam posted a comment:

Mis management happens in the most educated
And most progressive nations, in iran in which the lowest layers of society are in power you can be sure
It happens. The sanctions blame to mask themail mis management in iran has been a tool used by IRI and their lobbyists for years, and average good hearted Iranians have been influenced by it. Of course sanctions have their effects but mis management such as providing 5 billion dollars to Syrian government,providing housing in south america, sending money to Hamas and Hezabolah, providing arms to african civil wars, and 22 billion dollars missing can baffect economic management.
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Shirzadegan Siavash replied to comment:

You try to ignore the role of Moscow through it's embassy in Tehran.
you're ignoring the role of Tudeh party. Then you turn around and accuse others of being " ignorance".
What is "ignorance" ?
Is that mean to ignore the role of Moscow ?
or may be to ignore the role of Tudeh party ?
That's why I said you are the most Undemocratic person on this site. Funny part is that you keep talking about democracy. You're trying to impose your one sided view to the readers. If the readers are not agree with you, you call it "ignorance". !!
Moscow didn't prevail in 1953, otherwise, you would have seen tones of documents from Kremlin and K.G.B for the events in 1953.
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varjavand varjavand replied to comment:

Here is a comprehensive recent study on religiosity, most religious, least religious countries. and countries in which religiosity is on decline, UK is not even on the list of the countries with majority of people atheist or agnostic.
Here are some key findings of this report:
The poor countries are more religious than rich countries
Worldwide, Irreligiosity is on the rise
More and more people identify themselves as atheist especially in rich countries

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