MFI Press Release, Solidarity with Refugees

URGENT: Contact Swedish Migration Office and Swedish Embassies & Consulates to Stop Deportation of Peyman Najafi to Torture or Execution in Iran!

[Farsi]

Iranian opposition activist Peyman Najafi is at high risk of detention, torture, and possibly execution if returned to Iran. It is urgent that this deportation be halted, and the full force of your assistance is needed – the Swedish government has already issued his plane tickets to Tehran for 15 August 12 August 2011.

You can use these points when writing to or talking with Swedish government staff (don’t forget to give Peyman Najafi’s case number: # 1346710):

– Peyman has a well-documented history of activism against the Islamic Republic; for example, he is an activist with the Yarsan Democratic Movement, and has written literature against the regime in his role as a member of that organization. He also maintains a blog where he publishes his literature against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Anti-regime activists are usually charged with propagating against the regime and moharebeh, which carries the death sentence in Iran.

– The Islamic Republic considers all Iranian political asylum-seekers to be criminals, deeming their quest for asylum as propagating against the regime. The Islamic Republic has on several occasions declared and applied its intent to prosecute returned political asylum-seekers, on the basis of Article 7 of the Islamic Republic’s Penal Code. Rahim Rostami, a teenaged Kurdish asylum-seeker returned to Iran by Norway and immediately imprisoned is one such example. Peyman has sought political asylum and therefore, under the Islamic Republic, is subject to prosecution by the regime.

– It is illegal under international law for any country including Sweden to deport a person who has a legitimate fear of persecution in their home country.

– It is therefore undeniably illegal under international law for Sweden to deport Peyman Najafi to Iran, where he will be detained, tortured, and possibly executed if he is returned to the blood-soaked hands of the Islamic Republic.

There are three actions for you to choose from – if possible, do all three:

Peyman urgently needs you to:

1) Write to the Swedish Immigration Board, with copies to UNHCR, the Interntional Migration Board, and the EU.  Addresses are as follows: migrationsverket@migrationsverket.se, registrator@foreign.ministry.se, guterres@unhcr.org, swest@unhcr.org, hq@iom.int, maja.kocijancic@ec.europa.eu

Please also use the following webforms for contacting Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy and his Press Secretary Linda Norberg.

2) Call the Swedish Immigration Board at +46-771-235-235 from 8:30am-4pm CET to demand a halt to Peyman Najafi ´s deportation. You will need to have in hand his case number, which is # 1346710.

2) Call and fax the Swedish Embassies and/or consulate offices in your country to demand a halt to the deportation of Peyman Najafi; don’t forget to include his case number: # 1346710

Swedish Embassies and Consulates

Aruba
Tel: +297-(0)8-232 62, 244 17
Fax: +297-(0)8-332 46

Australia
Phone: +61-2-6270 2700
Fax: +61-2-6270 2755

Belgium
Phone: +32-2-289-5760
Fax:
+32-2-289-5790

Bolivia
Tel: +591-22-43 49 43 +591-22-43 50 11 +591-22-43 21 43
Fax: +591-22-41 67 26 +591-22-43 49 26

Brasil
Phone: +55-61-4431444
Fax: +55-61-4431187

Canada
Tel +1 (613) 244-8200
Fax +1 (613) 241-2277

Croatia
Tel: +385-(0)1-4925 100
Fax: +385-(0)1-4925 125

Denmark
Tel: +45 33 36 03 70
Fax: +45 33 36 03 95

France
Tél: +33-(0)1 44 18 88 00
Fax: +33-(0)1 44 18 88 40

Germany Embassy and Consular Offices
Embassy: Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-50 50 60
Fax: +49-30-50 50 67 89
Bremen
Tel: + 49-421-223 93 54
Fax: +49-421-223 99 58
Düsseldorf
Tel: +49-211-323 84 57
Fax: +49-211-323 97 52
Frankfurt
Tel: +49-69-79 40 26 15
Fax: + 49-69-79 40 26 16
München
Tel: +49-89-54 52 12 15
Fax: +49¬-89-54 52 11 09

Greece
Tel: +30-210-72 66 100
Fax: +30-210-72 66 150

India
Phone: +91 11 4419 7100
Fax: +91 11 2688 5401
Fax: +91 11 2688 5540

Israel
Phone: +972-2-646 58 60
Fax: +972-2-646 58 61

Italy
Phone: +39-06-44 19 41
Fax: +39-06-44 19 47 60-62

Japan
TEL: 03-5562 5050(代表); 03-5562-5060(広報部)
FAX: 03-5562 9095(代表); 03-5562-0977(広報部)

Latvia, Riga
Tel: +371 6768 6600
Fakss: +371 6768 6601

Mexico
Tel: +52 55-91 78 50 10
Fax: +52 55-55 40 32 53

Netherlands
Phone: +31-70-412 02 00
Fax: +31-70-412 02 11

Norway
Tel: +47 24 11 42 00
Fax: +47 22 55 15 96

Panama
Tel: +507-264 37 48,
Fax: +507-264 63 58,

Paraguay
Tel: +595-21-21 41 14,
Fax: +595-21-21 20 2

Poland
Phone: +48 22 640 89 00
Fax:+48 22 640 89 83

Portugal
Tel: +351-213 942 260
Fax: +351-213 942 261

Russia
Tel: +7-095-937 92 00
Fax: +7-095-937 92 02

Spain
Tel: +34-91-702 2000
Fax: 34-91-702 2040

Switzerland
Tel: +41-31-328 70 00
Fax: +41-31-328 70 01

UK
Phone: 020-7917 6400
Fax: 020-7724 4174

United States Embassy and Consular Offices
Embassy: Washington, DC
Phone: +1-202-467-2600
Fax: +1-202-467-2699
Boston
Phone: +1-617-451-3456
Fax: +1-617-423-2057
Chicago
Phone: +1-312-781-6262
Fax: +1-312-781-1816
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone: +1-216-621-4995
Fax: +1-216-241-0816
Dallas, Texas
Phone: +1-214-220-9910
Fax: +1-214-999-6095
Honolulu, Hawai
Phone: +1-808-528-4777
Fax: +1-808-523-1888
Los Angeles
Phone: +1-310-445-4008 or +1-310-231-0249
Fax: +1-310-473-2229 or +1-310-473-8883
New York
Phone: +1-212-583-2550
Fax: +1-212-755-2732
Norfolk, Virginia
Phone: +1-757-446-7300
Fax: +1-757-625-7794
San Francisco
Phone: +1-415-788-2631
Fax: +1-415-788-6841

Uruguay
Tel: +598-2-917 02 89
Fax: +598-2-916 38 56

Many thanks to Anette Meyer for helping to put this post together.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “URGENT: Contact Swedish Migration Office and Swedish Embassies & Consulates to Stop Deportation of Peyman Najafi to Torture or Execution in Iran!

  1. diport hargez

    Posted by faryar. | August 4, 2011, 8:20 am

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