PROTECT THE LIFE OF SARWAR PENJWENI

February2012, Metro Center Urge KRG to protect the life of (Sarwar Penjweni)

Metro center recently published very interesting report about the journalism situation in KRG http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2012/1/state5822.htm

Sarwar Penjwene is a brave Kurdish writer , after he published some critic analyze articles about Islam , a huge campaign started against him from different religious groups and Mullahs and now he is under death treat .

On 1 February2012, Metro Center Urge KRG to protect the life of (Sarwar Penjweni) , and Metro mention that they are aware of a huge danger of Sarwars life and daily he gets threat messages.

Metro Statement in Kurdish : http://www.hawlati.co/babetekan/12497

Background about this case :

on 24th November 2011 , a group of 124 activist writers and civil society activist started a campaign for supporting him and they satiated that they are with the freedom of expression http://www.awene.com/Direje.aspx?Babet=Hewal&Jimare=15923

and this campaign was a result of anti campaign by religious leaders union pressures and a demand by 25 Mullahs for punishing him , also he got many messages of threat by text SMS , email and facebbok http://xwdakan.com/index/index.php/nuseran1/3088-hereshe.html .

the interesting point is that the Kurdish regional government is silent and we would like to remember every body that Sarwar penjweni was arrested by police for similar accuse in February and after the prisoners know his case they tried to kill him inside presion http://www.awene.com/Direje.aspx?Babet=Hemereng&jimare=1478 .