MESOP NEWS : Islamists trained In Tehran and sent to illegally to Turkey

Rojhelat info – News – 16 May 2015 – According to ROJ News Agency, Islamists from Afghanistan and Armenia who have joined ISIS, are being trained in Tehran, capital city of Iran, and after their training they will be sent to the borders areas between Mako (Rojhelat, eastern part of Kurdistan) and Serhed (Bakur, northern part of Kurdistan) and from there, border traders are transferring these Islamists by crossing the borders to the northern part of Kurdistan and Turkey. weiterlesen / click to continue


No Big Difference between Iran and ISIS” – by Uzay Bulut • May 16, 2015

“The international community must aim at strategic and long-term alliances based on common values. I do not think there is a big difference between ISIS and the Iranian authorities… The Iranian regime cannot be part of a long-term solution.” — Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, Neuroscientist and spokesperson for Iran Human Rights (IHR).

The international community tries to solve the most immediate problems without taking into account the long-term effects of their policies. … As long as the Iranian authorities do not have the popular support of their people, they cannot be regarded as reliable partners.” — Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam.

“A democratic Iran where human rights are respected is the only sustainable solution. … This can only be achieved by more international focus on the human rights situation.” — Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam.


DER SPIEGEL 16 Mai 2015 – Aussicht auf Atomabkommen: Bundesregierung rechnet schon Geschäfte mit Iran durch

Die Chancen auf ein Atomabkommen zwischen Iran und dem Westen stehen gut. Die Bundesregierung befasst sich nach Informationen des SPIEGEL bereits mit dem Ende der Sanktionen – und sieht großes Potenzial für deutsche Firmen.Die Bundesregierung rechnet mit einer starken Zunahme deutscher Exporte nach Iran, wenn die internationalen Sanktionen gegen das Land nach dem erwarteten Abschluss der Atomverhandlungen Ende Juni schrittweise aufgehoben werden. Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen beziffert das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium den Investitionsbedarf des Landes auf rund hundert Milliarden Dollar jährlich. Iran müsse nicht nur seine Infrastruktur erneuern, es benötige auch moderne Autos, Maschinen und Arzneimittel.

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A message to Iran: ‘The revolution is coming’ / By: Salameh Kaileh

14 May, 2015 – alaraby – Comment: Iran is beginning to see signs of revolt. From the poorest to the middle classes, Iranians are no longer tolerating the regime, says Salameh Kaileh. A while ago, I wrote a short post on my Facebook page calling for a revolution in Iran. The call was not just to express hope, but was after a close and careful analysis about the situation in Iran. I am not saying that what is happening in Iran has reached the stage of revolution, but a protest movement has begun to evolve in some areas of Iran. – Dawn of revolt :

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MESOP REPORT : The Iranian Kurdish ‘Revolution’ The World Doesn’t Know Is Happening

By Alessandria Masi – International Business Times – 15 May 2015

Protests against the Iranian regime in Iranian Kurdistan turn violent as demonstrators clash with security forces, May 10, 2015. It is one of the biggest uprisings against the Iranian regime in years. Kurdish Revolution In IranBuildings are burning, protesters are bloodied, law enforcement vehicles are destroyed, hundreds of young men and women have been arrested and there is no end in sight. Iranian Kurdistan has been under what Iranian opposition called an “undeclared martial law” for the last week, and the Iranian regime has done all it can to keep it out of the media.Thousands of Iranian Kurds have been demonstrating in the streets of roughly a dozen Iranian cities almost consistently for the past week. On Friday, protests turned violent as Iranian Kurdish political leaders called for an independent Kurdistan and democracy in Iran. It is one of the biggest Kurdish uprisings against the Iranian regime in years.Iranian Kurds are “planning to carry out a comprehensive revolution and there are armed Iranian Kurdish political parties positioning themselves for the revolution,” said Sarkawt Kamal Ali, an Iraqi human rights lawyer familiar with the Kurdish situation.

On Friday, a recently formed coalition of Kurdish political parties, Kodar, threatened to deploy protesters and militia fighters to the Iranian capital of Tehran if the regime did not allow them to independently govern Iran’s Kurdish areas, according to Rudaw.

The initial protests against the regime’s oppression of Kurds began after a May 4 incident in which 27-year-old Farinaz Khosravani jumped to her death from a window when an Iranian intelligence officer allegedly tried to rape her at the hotel where she worked in the Kurdish city of Mahabad. Later, regime-affiliated social media accounts and news outlets circulated a video allegedly showing Khosravani “voluntarily” engaging in sexual acts with the officer, sources close to the issue told International Business Times.

“Whatever happened, it ignited a very significant outburst … by the Kurds in the city,” said Dave Pollock, a Kaufman Fellow at the Washington Institute whose research focuses on public opinion and media content in the region. He added that Mahabad “is not a gigantic city but it’s enough to provide the critical mass for a very large demonstration. But it was forcibly suppressed.”

The Iranian regime is known for its intolerance of anti-regime sentiment of any kind, and its anti-riot tactics include shutting off the Internet, wireless services and other means of communication in addition to banning reporters from the area. This means the Iranian Kurdish “revolution” has not yet been televised, but much like the uprisings in Syria and Egypt, it is being broadcasted on social media.

image (7) A Iranian Kurdish protester is injured in clashes with the Iranian regime’s security forces in Mahabad, May 10, 2015.  Kurdish Revolution In Iran

When demonstrations began on May 7 in Mahabad, Siyamand Hasan, a Syrian Kurd forced to flee his own country when President Bashar Assad’s regime began arresting protesters in 2011, wanted to help. Along with several other Kurdish friends from the region, he created various social media accounts to provide accurate information from the ground in Iran, where many of his friends are demonstrating.“We as young people, as Kurds, we have to put the news on Twitter, Facebook and Skype,” Hasan told IBTimes via Skype. “We tell the truth for our people.”

His main news outlet is Facebook, where his page “Kurdish Revolution in Iran” has garnered more than 14,000 followers in less than two weeks. Hasan said his group is organizing a “big revolution” in Iran for next Friday, but they are urging demonstrators not to resort to violence.“We are trying to make it just revolution. Shooting and streaming videos and making a general strike against the regime in Iran,” Hasan said. “If we try to fight this regime, they are so dangerous. They have chemical weapons and bombs.”

image (6) An Iranian Kurdish protester is injured in clashes with the Iranian regime’s law enforcement, May 10, 2015.  Kurdish Revolution In Iran

Since Khosravani’s death, Iran’s Law Enforcement Force has arrested hundreds of Kurdish youth in cities spanning the Iranian Kurdistan region on the border with Iraq. Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security has reportedly dispatched a “group of henchmen to torture and interrogate” the detainees, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a coalition of opposition groups that describes itself as a “parliament-in-exile.”Protests seemed to calm down in the days following Khosravani’s death, but they picked up speed this week, as Kurds around the world showed their solidarity with the Iranian cause. On Thursday, demonstrations were held in front of the Iranian embassies in several European cities, including  Vienna, Paris and London. Meanwhile, at least 14 cities in Iranian Kurdistan held a general strike to protest the arrests earlier in the week.

image (4) Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags outside the Iranian embassy in Vienna in solidarity with the Kurds protesting the regime in Iran, May 14, 2015.  Kurdish Revolution In Iran

Demonstrations turned violent again on Friday when protesters reportedly placed explosive devices in Iranian law enforcement vehicles, in an attempt to block the convoy from entering the protest area. The armored trucks exploded, killing and injuring more than a dozen people, several sources familiar with the situation told IBTimes.Hundreds of demonstrators and Iranian law enforcement have reportedly been injured since the clashes began. Recent reports from the ground claimed that the officer accused of attempted rape was killed in the clashes, but IBTimes was unable to confirm that.There are an estimated 7 million Kurds concentrated in what used to be part of Kurdistan and is now Iranian territory on the border with Iraq. They have long been denied basic human rights in Iran and it has only become worse since the Iranian Revolution of 1979. The Kurdish language is banned in Iran.

kurds Iranian Kurds hold a general strike across 14 cities in Iran in protest of the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses, May 14, 2015.  Kurdish Revolution in Iran

“The pace of the Iranian government’s oppression of Kurdish expression, including executions of community organizers, political figures and dissidents, has really picked up in the last year or two,” Pollock said.Earlier this year, Amnesty International released a report that said Kurds make up the most executions per year compared to every other minority. And it seems Iranian Kurds have finally had enough of the regime’s oppression. “The Kurdish street is angry. It was like a volcano in our Kurdish hearts,” Hasan said, referencing “Arab street,” the term used to describe public opinion across Arab countries. “We just want our rights. We are also human.”


MESOP REPORT MAHADAD (II) : Tehran dispatches torturers to Iranian Kurdistan following Mahabad uprising: Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

MAHABAD, Iranian Kurdistan,— The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) has dispatched a group of henchmen to torture and interrogate those arrested in last week during anti-regime Kurdish protests.The interrogators sent to prisons in a numbers of cities in coordination with the MOIS offices in Kurdistan and Western Azerbaijan provinces in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region (Rojhelat).

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Security agents are all over Iranian Kurdistan areas, PSK leader says / Arif Bawecani, the head of Party Serbesti Kurdistan PSK

ERBIL-Hewler, 15 May 2015 – The head of a Kurdish political party told The Jerusalem Post following protests over the past week over the death in Mahabad of a Kurdish woman, after an alleged sexual assault by an Iranian security agent, that the unrest could return depending on the court verdict. “Iranian security agents are all over Kurdish areas,” Arif Bawecani, head of the Kurdistan Independent Party (Parti Serbesti Kurdistan, PSK), told the Post on Tuesday. Bawecani, a Kurd originating from land that Kurds consider to be occupied Iranian territory, heads the liberal democratic oriented PSK Party. Founded in February 2006, it has offices in Oslo, Norway, and in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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MESOP COMMENTARY MAGAZINE : IRAN ! – If Sanctions Have Already Collapsed, We Know the Outcome of the Iran Talks


Jonathan S. Tobin – 05.12.2015 – COMMENTARY – The deadline is fast approaching for the completion of the draft of the Iran nuclear agreement. When the framework was announced last month, the assumption was that the deal would soon be put on paper. But it soon became clear that there were serious differences on key issues between Iran and the West about the final terms of the pact that had to be hammered out in negotiations. President Obama has insisted that he will not budge on his insistence that Iran agree to sanctions being lifted on a delayed basis and be able to be “snapped back” in the event of Tehran violating the deal, the imposition of intrusive nuclear inspections and that it will be forced to give up its stockpile of enriched uranium. But confidence that he will stand his ground in the talks is being undermined daily by evidence that the economic sanctions that brought Iran to the table are already breaking down. As Eli Lake reports at BloombergView, the delivery of nine used commercial airliners in Iran for use by Mahan Air illustrates that the ground on which Obama is standing is falling apart. If sanctions can’t be kept now, why would Iran give in on any of these issues, let alone fear they would be re-imposed later?

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Mahabad darf nicht allein bleiben – Flugschrift in Solidarität mit den Aufständischen in Iranisch-Kurdistan


Die Islamische Republik Iran wirbt – anders als ihre sunnitische Entsprechung: „Islamischer Staat“ aka Daʿesh – nicht in Fanzines mit Köpfungen, die Ayatollahs posieren nicht mit abgeschnittenen Köpfen als Trophäen, sie beeindrucken viel mehr Außenstehende mit interkulturellem Dialog, theologischer Expertise, Städteaustausch und natürlich Exportaufträgen. „Apostaten“ und „Ungläubige“ mordet die khomeinistische Despotie mit mehr Diskretion – das vor allem ist der Unterschied zu Daʿesh. Inhaftierte Regimekritiker im Iran skizzieren ihre Arrestzellen als Särge und exakt das sind sie nicht allein aufgrund ihrer Größe (im Trakt 209 des in der nördlichsten Peripherie Teherans gelegenen Zendān Evin haben diese Särge die Größe 1 x 2 Meter). In ihnen soll jede Dissidenz, jede Kritik verstummen. Selbst von dem Dahinsterben soll nicht erzählt werden. Zahra Kazemi wurde zu Tode gefoltert, allein weil sie von außen Evin, diese Fabrik sadistischer Qualen, fotografiert hat. Doch keiner kann sagen, er wüsste nicht, was dort passiert, die Biografien der Überlebenden, etwa von Monireh Baradaran und Reza Ghaffari, oder die herausgeschmuggelten Briefe der Toten schildern dieses System der Vernichtung bis ins Detail. Und keiner kann sagen, er wüsste nicht, was in Mahabad und anderswo passiert.

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Vergewaltigung und Folter: Irans politische Waffen

von Uzay Bulut • 11. Mai 2015 – “Sowohl ISIS als auch die Islamische Republik [Iran] setzen Vergewaltigung als politische Waffe ein, in Abhängigkeit von der Volkszugehörigkeit, dem Geschlecht und der Religion. Der einzige Unterschied ist, dass die Islamische Republik den gut dokumentierten Missbrauch leugnet, während ISIS die Versklavung kurdischer Frauen und Mädchen verteidigt”, sagt Dr. Amir Sharifi, Direktor der Menschenrechtsorganisation Kurdish Human Rights Advocacy Group (KHRAG).

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