Condemn the Torture and
Murder of Iranian people
Fight to free all political prisoners
the Islamic Republic of Iran has come to power, killing and imprisoning its
opposition has been a permanent feature of its existence. This summer marks the
22nd year of the anniversary of mass murder of the political
prisoners in Iran.
Khomeini then the spiritual leader of the Islamic republic ordered the murder
of all political prisoners, mostly the activists and supporters of the
revolutionary and communist organisations, who insisted on their political positions
and were not prepared to denounce their organisations. As a result tens of
thousands of the political prisoners were executed after a few minutes of so
People’s upsurge in Iran
and the political crisis that started after the presidential election fraud was
an angry reaction of the people that developed to a response to 30 years of
oppression, deprivation and repression by a religious regime against women and
different sections of oppressed people.
has been a battlefield between the people and the ruling power.
the people’s struggle intensified the regime’s brutality and desperation
escalated to its highest point. There are undeniable evidences of the harshest
torture against those who were arrested since the people’s uprising started.
There are undeniable evidence of those who were shot randomly, those who died
in the custody under the torture, those young women and men who were raped by
the interrogators and other thugs in the medieval prisons of the Islamic
Islamic regime intensified its brutality against the university students. The
students during the last academic year have been under pressure and the
universities were repeatedly invaded by the security forces, Pasdaran (so called revolutionary Guards), Basijis and other regime’s thugs. The students were beaten,
arrested, imprisoned and tortured and sentenced to long prisons many others
were deprived of continuing their study for refusing to give in to a
reactionary and anti-people regime.
were the first section of the masses to be targeted when the Islamic regime
came to power. The compulsory wearing of the Hijab (the Islamic veil) and other forms of
discrimination against women have been one of the daily tasks of the regime’s
thugs over the last 30 years. Nonetheless, over the last 30 years,
have never stopped their struggle and the hatred of women for this system has
accumulated. It is no surprises that we see such a large proportion of
protestors are furious women.
reports indicates that regime has intensified its policy of executing the
political prisoners, the execution of five political prisoners in May shock the
country and even the region. There are others in death row. Among the cases now
a young woman, Zeinab Jalalian, accused of being a
member of a Kurdish opposition group, and Sakineh Mohammadi
Ashtiani, accused of
adultery. The Stoning of Sakineh was dropped under
international pressure but she is still under the threat of being executed.
imperialists’ powers have supported Sakineh and
launched their own campaign, but this does not mean they are supporting the
Iranian women or Iranian people’s struggle. They have used the Sakineh case to put pressure on the Islamic regime in order
to pursue their own interests. The silence of these powers during the years
that the Islamic republic was building it power by executing tens of thousands
of political prisoners, oppressing the women and national minorities was
deafening. What is really needed is the
support of the people in this country and all over the world.
are still hundreds in the prisons under the savage tortures while their families
have no news from them. They are threatened to be executed and disappeared by
the Islamic regime.
We call on all freedom
loving people, all those disgusted by the discrimination against women, all
those outraged by these brutalities give their support to the people’s struggle
for freedom and equality and join the struggle to free the political prisoners
8 March Women’s
18 September 2010
Zan_dem_iran@hotmail.com / www.8mars.com