Obwohl die Menschenrechts-Situation im Irak mit Sicherheit um ein vielfaches schlimmer ist, als im Iran und die USA dabei als Besatzungsmacht dafür die hauptsächliche Verantwortung trägt und daran mit über 200.000 Soldaten und Söldner im Land auch unmittelbar beteiligt ist, ist die Liste der Aktivitäten, Reports und sonstige Informationen zum Irak bemerkenswert kurz, etwas kürzer, als die zu Afghanistan und etwas länger als die zu Israel.
Die zum Iran dafür ist bemerkenswert lang, sie ist mit Abstand die längste aller Länder, viel länger als die zum Kongo, der auf Platz 2 landet. Vor 8 Jahren war vermutlich die Liste zum Irak ähnlich lang.
Die Hälfte der Liste zum Irak beschäftigt sich zudem mit den iranischen Volksmudschaheddin, die im Camp Ashraf festsitzen und dem Bombenanschlag unbekannter Terroristen.
Keine Erwähnung finden die 900 irakischen Gefangenen, die im Schnellverfahren abgeurteilt wurden und denen nun akut, d.h. noch vor den Wahlen Anfang März, die Hinrichtung droht.
Eine derart einseitige Konzentration auf ein Land dürfte seine Wirkung auf die große Menge derer, die sich bei der renommierten Organisation informieren, nicht verfehlen. Das iranische Regime muß zwangsläufig als das mit Abstand verbrecherischste Regime erscheinen.
Unabhängig davon, wie gerechtfertig vieles von dem ist, was AI zum Iran aufführt: ist diese Art der Dokumentation eine Form der Dämonisierung und – angesichts der militärischen Bedrohung des Irans durch die USA und Israel – faktisch ein Beitrag zur Kriegspropaganda.
Gegenüberstellung der Seiten zum Irak und zum Iran
(Stand 11. Februar 2010
|Iraq Human Rights
|Iran Human Rights
Human Rights Concerns
The human rights situation in Iraq remains dire, with sectarian violence causing the majority of abuses.
3,400 Camp Ashraf Residents to be Forcibly Relocated
About 3,400 people will be forced to leave their homes at Camp Ashraf tomorrow, December 15. They are members of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) from Camp Ashraf, a settlement 60 km north of Baghdad where they have lived since the mid 1980’s. Some may also be at risk of being forcibly returned to Iran.
Iran: Iranian Opposition Group Supporters in Iraq Must Not be Forcibly Evicted
Iraq: Iranian opposition group supporters must not be forcibly evicted
Indiscriminate Baghdad attacks are a war crime
Iraq: Nathum Mohammad Isma’il al-‘Ani [Global letter-writing marathon 2008]
Iraq: Carnage and despair in Iraq
Iraq: Torture to Confession to Execution
Iran’s latest presidential election on June 12, 2009, took place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest. Amnesty International continues to document serious human rights violations including detention of human rights defenders and other prisoners of conscience, unfair trials, torture and mistreatment in detention, deaths in custody and the application of the death penalty. Iran has one of the highest numbers of recorded executions of any country in the world.
» Read more about Iran’s post-election protests
Take action: Protect human rights in Iran
February 11th – Victory of the Revolution Day
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN IRAN
Iranian-American Scholar Sentenced to 15 Years in a Judicial Travesty
Iranian-American Kian Tajbaksh was sentenced to 15 years in prison on October 20, following his conviction in a Revolutionary Court in Tehran in proceedings that failed to meet international standards for fair trials. Amnesty International considers him to be a prisoner of conscience and is demanding his immediate and unconditional release.
Investigation Needed into Suspicious Death of Iranian Doctor
The body of Dr. Ramin Pourandarjani was discovered in a room at Tehran police headquarters on 10 November 2009. Help ensure a proper investigation, as it is essential that the investigation be fully transparent and that reputable independent experts be called in to insure its integrity.
Take action on other human rights defenders in Iran
Iran is one of the only countries left in the world today that still executes children and child offenders (those accused of committing an offense when they were under 18 years of age). At least 137 juvenile offenders face execution but the total number could be much higher as many death penalty cases in Iran are believed to go unreported. At least eight child offenders were executed in 2007. Iran is the only country in the world known to have executed a juvenile offender in 2008. At least eight juvenile offenders were executed in 2008. On May 1, 2009 Delara Darabi was executed by hanging.
WOMEN IN IRAN
Women in Iran have been at the forefront of the human rights movement in that country, advocating on a broad spectrum of uses. Although their advocacy has consisted of peaceful activities, they have been met with harsh repression from Iranian authorities as part of a recent pervasive crackdown on a wide range of activism. Shirin Ebadi, the Nobel Prize winner and women’s rights advocate, has been subjected to increased persecution in recent months, raising concerns for her safety.
HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS
Even before the post-June 12 elections crackdown, Amnesty International had serious concerns about massive human rights violations in Iran. For the past several years, Iranian authorities have been engaged in the brutal repression of Iranian civil society. Targets include labor activists who seek to form independent trade unions, women’s rights activists, in particular those involved with the Campaign for Equality who work for equitable treatment under family law, students, journalists, bloggers, and those who advocate for cultural rights for Iran’s ethnic and linguistic minorities. Hundreds of people are in detention; many of those serving prison terms have been convicted in unfair trials before Revolutionary Courts on vague charges including “propaganda against the state” or “endangering the security of the state.”
Amnesty International is also greatly concerned about the use of violence by Basij paramilitary and other government agents who break up peaceful demonstrations, as well as the use of torture in detention facilities. Many people have reported having been tortured in order to force them to make public confessions that can be used against them in legal proceedings.
Kurdish man at imminent risk of execution in Iran
Iran religious minority members facing ‘show trial’
Iran’s ‘Mourning Mothers’ must be released
Ashoura protesters at risk of execution in Iran
Iranians further isolated by contacts ban
Iran: End slide to more bloodshed
Iran must allow peaceful gatherings during ‘Ashoura
Iranian must release student pictured ‘dressed as woman’
Iran executes alleged juvenile offender
Iran: Iranian Opposition Group Supporters in Iraq Must Not be Forcibly Evicted
Iran: Post-Election Iran Violations Some of the Worst in 20 Years
Iran: Amnesty International Says Iran Focused on Covering Up Horrific Abuses Committed During Post-Election Period
Iran must stop imminent execution of juvenile offender
Iran: Security forces condemned for protest crackdown
Iran: Amnesty International Condemns Excessive Force by Iranian Security in Student Protests
Iran: Iranian Security Forces Condemned for Protest Crackdown
Iran: Amnesty International and Others Urge an Independent Investigation into the Mysterious Death of an Iranian Doctor
Iranian authorities must investigate death of detention centre doctor
Iran: Amnesty International Calls on Iran to Stop Imminent Execution of Kurdish Man
Iranian ‘web crime’ unit designed to silence dissent
Iran: Authorities must stop imminent execution of Kurdish man
Iran: Police call for more amputations a retrograde step
Iran must halt imminent execution of Kurdish man
Iran: Renewed wave of intimidation and harrassment of women’s rights activists must end
Iran:Iranian Activist Banned from Receiving Human Rights Award in Geneva
Iran: Ayatollah Must Retract Iran Election Comments
Iran: Human Rights in the spotlight on the 30th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
Defending human rights in a changing world
Iran: Human rights abuses against the Kurdish minority
Iran: Women’s Rights Defenders Defy Repression
Iran: Campaigning to End Stoning in Iran
Iran: Human Rights Abuses Against The Baluchi Minority
Vital UN human rights work under threat
Iran: Appeal Case: Abbas Lisani – Prisoner of Conscience
Iran: Threat of execution of seven women and a man by stoning
Iran: Appeal case, Saleh Kamrani – Human Rights Defender and Lawyer
Iran: Human Rights Defender at risk: Abdolfattah Soltani – Appeal case update
Iran: Reza Abbasi- Iranian Azerbaijani Human Rights Defender
Iran: Kurdish Human Rights Defenders and Journalists – Appeal Case Sa’id Sa’edi and Ajlal Qavami
Iran: Last executor of child offenders: Amnesty International condemns the first reported execution of a child offender in 2006
Iran: Appeal Case: Iranian Arab Activists sentenced after unfair trials
Iran: Appeal case: Land Confiscation and Population Transfer : The case of the Ahwazi Arabs
Iran: Defending Minority Rights: The Ahwazi Arabs
Iran: 11 Iranian Arab men facing death sentence
Iran: Appeal Case: Four Ahwazi Arab women and two children: Prisoners of conscience
Iran:Death in custody – Appeal Case: The case of Ali Batrani
Iran: Appeal Case Update 1: Human Rights Defender At Risk: Abdolfattah Soltani
Iran: New government fails to address dire human rights situation
Iran: Human Rights Defender at Risk Appeal Case: Abdolfattah Soltani
Iran: Prisoner of Conscience Appeal Case: Hamid Pourmand: Imprisonment due to religious belief
Iran: Too little, too late — Afsaneh Norouzi’s death sentence and pardon
Iran: Women are terrorized
Iran: Emaddedin Baqi: human rights defender at risk
Iran: Sentenced to death for killing abusive husband
Iran Post-Election Protests 2009
Iran’s presidential election on 12 June, took place against a backdrop of discrimination, worsening repression of dissent and violent unrest.
In the days following the election, hundreds of thousands of people took part in marches and demonstrations across Iran, protesting against both the process and outcome of the election. The police and security forces, including the volunteer Basij militia, have used excessive force, including beating with truncheons to end demonstrations.
Iran is now witnessing sweeping restrictions on the use of communications technology, including telecommunications, satellite broadcasts and internet access, a ban on peaceful demonstrations, armed attacks on students in university premises as well as the arbitrary arrest of political activists, students, journalists, and human rights defenders, many – if not all – of whom are prisoners of conscience.
Amnesty International has put out a large number of press releases, urgent actions, reports and other documents on the post-election human rights crisis in Iran. Following is a selection of these documents:
AIUSA Iran Blog Posts
Public Statement Pre-Election
IRAN ELECTION UNREST ACTIONS FROM AI INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT