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Islamic Republic’s Media Follows Cases of Iranian Political Asylum-Seekers Abroad; Accuses Political Refugees of Propagation against the Regime

The Islamic Republic continues to indicate its interest in Iranians who have sought political asylum abroad, characterizing political asylum-seekers as those who “propagate against the regime” by claiming that they face persecution in Iran. Mouthpieces for the Islamic Republic have recently indicated the intent to prosecute asylum-seekers for propagating against the regime (by the act of seeking asylum) under Article 7 of the Islamic Penal Code (see sources here). In this most recent article, reproduced and translated below, Jam News, a prominent site associated with Khamenei, goes so far as to accuse Iranian asylum-seeker Peyman Najafi of propagating against the regime while trying to obtain asylum in Sweden. Propagating against the regime is considered a crime by the Islamic Republic and it is punishable by death. All refugee and human rights activists, country-of-origin research centers, and national migration offices should take note of the Islamic Republic’s aggressive position against Iranian political asylum-seekers, and its intent to prosecute them for seeking asylum.

ISLAMIC REPUBLIC’S MEDIA, JAM NEWS (ENGLISH TRANSLATION):

11 AUGUST 2011: Since the uprising of 2009, many Iranians have fled to western countries to seek shelter with the excuse that they are in danger. However, a wave of expulsions has followed after their lies have been uncovered.

Jam News reports that for some time now, a number of opportunists have indicated that their lives are in danger in Iran and they could be executed; with this excuse, they seek this political asylum in Western countries.

In some cases, this deception has been successful and some have been able to obtain asylum by betraying the country, propagating against the Islamic Republic, and becoming servants to the West. However, in other cases, the Westerners have not been deceived by these performances, and have denied asylum to these people.

In the most recent example of these rejections, a person named Peyman Najafi, who claims he has abandoned Islam and calls himself Yarsani [a Kurdish group], has been trying to obtain asylum in Sweden. His claim to asylum is based on the possibility of being executed for his change of religion (obviously such an incident has not occurred in Iran for quite some time). Sweden, after considering his case and discovering his lies, has detained him and declared the date of his return flight to Iran. This has caused some in the Iran Global site to proclaim his innocence, and they have called other Iranians to object to the Swedish Government.

It should be noted that such incidents occur frequently among Iranians who have escaped the country. Some in Greece have sewn their lips together in response to the rejection of their application for asylum. Another person has tried to burn himself in Greece. Many are suffering in the worst possible living conditions in the refugee camps of Turkey and Australia. Some in England have sewn their lips shut while on hunger strike as a response to the rejection of their asylum application.

Translation: PR for Personal Rights

FARSI:

قابل توجه بعضی ها؛

وقتی حنای فرصت طلبان رنگ می بازد!

در حالی که عده ای بعد از فتنه 88 به بهانه در خطر بودن جانشان در ایران، به دنبال دریافت پناهندگی از کشورهای غربی هستند، موجی از رد شدن درخواست پناهندگی ایرانیان از سوی کشورهای غربی بخاطر فاش شدن دروغ هایشان به..

به گزارش جام نیوز، مدتی است عده ای فرصت طلب به بهانه فتنه 88 و مبارزه با جمهوری اسلامی، با ادعای خطرناک بودن حضورشان درایران و احتمال اعدام آنها[!] به کشورهای غربی فرار کرده و تلاش می کنند از آنها پناهندگی سیاسی بگیرند.

گرچه در مواردی این حربه موفق بوده و عده ای توانسته اند با خیانت به کشور و مطرح کردن دروغ هایی علیه جمهوری اسلامی پناهندگی بگیرند و به نوکری برای غربی ها بدل شوند ولی در مواردی هم غربی ها فریب این نمایش ها را نخورده و با پناهندگی این افرد مخالفت کرده اند.

در جدیدترین مورد از این مخالفت ها، فردی به نام پیمان نجفی که مدعی است از اسلام بریده و خود را یارسانی(گروهی کرد) می خواند، به دنبال دریافت پناهندگی از کشور سوئد است. بهانه اصلی نجفی احتمال اعدام وی درایران بخاطر ارتداد است.(که البته مدت هاست چنین اتفاقی در ایران رخ نداده است)

کشور سوئد نیز با بررسی پرونده و مدارک وی با پی بردن به دروغ بودن ادعاهای این فرد مبنی بر در خطر بودن جانش در ایران، ضمن بازداشت وی، تاریخ پرواز بازگشت وی به ایران را اعلام کرده است و این بهانه ای شده است تا عده ای در سایت ایران گلوبال اقدام به مظلوم نمایی از این فرد و دعوت از دیگر ایرانیان برای اعتراض به دولت سوئد شوند.

گفتنی است از این دست اتفاقات برای ایرانیان فراری از کشور بسیار پیش آمده است. عده ای در یونان بخاطر عدم قبول پناهندگی آنها از سوی دولت این کشور لب های خود را دوخته اند. فردی دیگر در همین کشور اقدام به خود سوزی کرده است. تعداد بسیار زیادی از این افراد در اردوگاه های ترکیه و استرالیا در بدترین شرایط زندگی می کنند تا جایی که بخاطر رسیدن به رویاهای خیالی خود فرزندانشان را در این اردوگاه ها از دست می دهند.

حتی عده ای از همین افرد بخاطر عدم قبول پناهندگی آنها از سوی دولت انگلیس اقدام به اعتصاب غذا کردند و لب های خود را دوختند.

Source: Jam News

Discussion

12 thoughts on “Islamic Republic’s Media Follows Cases of Iranian Political Asylum-Seekers Abroad; Accuses Political Refugees of Propagation against the Regime

  1. This can be used as evidence of potential harm for asylum seekers seeking to avoid being returned to the Authorities in Iran. There is ample evidence of the penalties suffered by so many for challenging the regime. I think the energies of the Swedish and Cypriot Authorities would be better used in seeking an end to the cruelty, brutality and human rights violatins rather than causing terror in the minds of victims seeking asylum.

    Posted by Brian Jones | August 18, 2011, 3:21 am
  2. IT’S OUR DUTY TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR SOME ONE WHO SACRIFCED HIS FREEDOM FAMILY AND A WEALTHY LIFE FOR US AND WORLD PEACE , THANKS

    Posted by Soheila Mousavy | August 23, 2011, 12:45 am
  3. IT’S OUR DUTY TO SHOW OUR SUPPORT FOR SOME ONE WHO SACRIFCED HIS FREEDOM FAMILY AND A WEALTHY LIFE FOR US AND WORLD PEACE , THANKS

    Posted by Max Rafii | August 23, 2011, 12:51 am
  4. Please stop illegal deportation of Iranians. May you understand that the Iranian government is full of blood, tortures, and so.

    Posted by Lissie Lenort | August 31, 2011, 4:49 pm

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