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URGENT: Mission Free Iran’s Ali Azari Balsi to be Illegally Deported by the Swedish Government on 9 MARCH 2012 – TAKE ACTION!

(English appears below the Farsi)

به دوستان عزیزمان در سراسر فضای مجازی، بویژه به  دوستان بالاترین

در چند هفته گذشته سازمان ما ” ایران آزاد” چند بار به شما عزیزان مراجعه کرده و از شما در ارتباط با پناهجویان سیاسی در شرف دیپورت به جمهوری چاقو کش‌های اسلامی  درخواست حمایت کرده است. واکنش شما باعث افتخار و غرور ما بوده است. در این مورد اخیر، با خوش حالی‌ به اطلاع شما عزیزان میرسانیم که جاسبی را نتوانستند دیپورت کنند، و این گام اول و مهمترین قدم در راه وادار کردن دولت سوئد به باز کردن مجدد پرونده جاسبی و تجدید نظر در حکم غیر معقول و غیر قابل قبول دیپورت اجباری بوده است. جاسبی ۲ وکیل مدافع دارد که در ۲ سطح ، سطح دادگاه اروپا و سطح دادگاه‌های سوئد فعالیت میکنند. تمام اهمیت عدم موفقیت دولت سوئد در انتقال اجباری جاسبی به فرودگاه امام خمینی در معیت ۲ پلیس سوئدی و در غل و زنجیر در این است که اولا وکلای جاسبی قادر خواهند بود که پرونده وی را به مراجع حقوقی بالاتر که هنوز به آنها مراجعه نشده است ارجاع کنند، و دوما سازمان مسول پیگیری کمپین سیاسی در حمایت از حق جاسبی، سازمان بی‌مرز بتواند نیروها و امکانات خود را به میدان بکشد.سازمان ما به خواست سازمان سراسری پناهندگان( بی‌مرز) به روال معمول و در ارتباط مستمر با دوستان بی‌مرز از کمپین آنها و در دفاع از حق پناهندگی جاسبی پشتیبانی می‌کند.

ما در آخرین پستمان که صبح روز ۶ مارس در بالاترین داغ شد از شما دوستان خواستیم که نامه اعتراضی تنظیم شده توسط ما را به وزیر مهاجرت سوئد و سکرتر وی ارسال کنید. ما نوشتیم که این کار ۳۰ ثانیه بیشتر طول نمیکشد. ما میدانیم که طبق قانون این میل‌ها باید باز شوند و در صورت لزوم پاسخ بگیرند. ما این را میدانیم چون برخی‌ از اعضای ما یا در گذشته و یا در حال حاضر پست‌های دولتی در ادارات  سوئد داشته اند و با قوانین و مقررات ناظر بر کارکرد ادارات و وزارت خانه‌ها آشنایند. تصور کنید که ۵۰۰ یا ۱۰۰۰ نامه اعتراضی چه تاثیری بر آقای وزیر خواهد داشت! هر میل یاد آور این است که “اگر سوتی بدهی‌ و فرد دیپورت شده مثل موارد دیگری که وجود داشته است سر از اوین در بیاورد نمی‌‌توانی‌ مدعی شوی که نمی‌دانستی…. مردک !تک تک این نامه‌ها غیر قانونی بودن این دیپورت را به رخت کشیده اند” 

می‌ خواهیم بگوییم که اهمیت کارتان ، آن چند دقیقه‌ای را که صرف ارسال نامه به آقای وزیر و سکرترش کردید را، دقایقی را که صرف کامنت گذاشتن در پستها کردید، و زمانی‌ را که صرف جلب توجه دوستانتان و اطلاع رسانی کردید را دست کم نگیرید. این یک فعالیت سیاسی بسیار با ارزش است که هم تاثیر روانی‌ دارد و هم سیاسی و هم این که اگر زبانمان لال موفق به جلوگیری از یک دیپورت غیر قانونی نشویم، این نامه‌ها ضامن  عواقب حقوقی برای دولت سوئد هستند.. در مورد حسین ما میدانیم که بیش از ۲۰۰ نامه توسط دوستان عزیز بالاترین ارسال شد. اینک میخواهند علی‌ آذری را هم دیپورت کنند. علی‌ آذری عضو فعال سازمان ماست، صرف نظر از پرونده سابقش ، علی‌ در تمام فعالیت‌های ۸-۹ ماه گذشته ما، در دفاع از زندانیان سیاسی و بر علیه اعدام‌ها شرکت فعال و در نقش سازمانده داشته است. علی‌ را نباید دیپورت کنند. هیچ پناهجوی ایرانی را نباید دیپورت کنند. ما در کمال فروتنی یکبار دیگر از شما عزیزان میخواهیم که آستین‌ها را بالا بزنید. ما در مقابل ظلم رژیم اسلامی سر فرود نیاوردیم، وزیر مهاجرت دولت سوئد که جای خود دارد. دستتان درد نکند! امضا کنید و بفرستید.

اگر منت بگذارید و نامه را به لیست دریافت کنندگان دیگر(در پست ما یک لیست گسترده ارائه شده است)هم بفرستید نور علی‌ نور خواهد بود. 

زنده باد آزادی.

زنده باد ایران آزاد.

دیپورت موقوف 

Ali Azari Balsi is a political activist, a blogger, and a political asylum-seeker born in Rasht, Iran, in 1984.

The vicious brutality of the Islamic Republic shattered Ali’s young life when the regime executed his father, Shokhrollah Azari, a worker activist. Ali recalls, “They never delivered his body to us, and we don’t know where he is buried. He was one of the communist activists in Lamp Pars Shahaab Factory.”

Ali himself participated in the 2009 Iranian uprising against the Islamic Republic. He was involved in clashes with security forces, and arrested and detained on one of the largest days of protest during the uprising, 29th of Khordad (19 June 2009). Ali was subjected to torture and beatings for a short time, but was ultimately released on very heavy bail: his family was forced to sign over their home to the regime in exchange for Ali’s release.

Immediately after his release, Ali fled the Iran and chose to go to Sweden to seek asylum. He has lived in Sweden now for 3 years, continuing his anti-regime activities: he has participated in and arranged anti-Islamic Republic protest demonstrations on behalf of a known anti-regime organization, Mission Free Iran; and he has been active in blogging. As a result of his activities, Ali reports that his blogs have been filtered, he has received death threats, and his family’s home in Iran, which they were forced to put up for his bail, has been confiscated by the regime.

Shokhrollah Azari, father of Ali Azari Balsi. Shokhrollah was a communist worker activist at the Lamp Pars Shahaab factory. As a result of his activism, he was executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran when Ali was just 14 years old.

Despite all of this, the Swedish government still intends to deport Ali back to Iran on 9 March 2012, where he is certain to face arrest, detention, torture, and possibly execution, like his father.

Even leaving aside the persecution he faced in Iran, Ali’s anti-regime activities in Sweden are more than enough grounds for him to claim his right to political asylum. It is illegal under international law for any government to deport an asylum-seeker to a country where there is legitimate fear of persecution. The Swedish Migration Office has already issued a statement admitting that the Islamic Republic has the interest and ability to monitor Iranian political activists in Sweden, and we have shown in the case of Peyman Najafi that the regime in Iran keeps a very close eye on the status of individual asylum cases that have been denied by the government of Sweden. The Islamic Republic has already made it clear that it will prosecute returned political asylum seekers under Article 7 of its penal code for propagating against the regime.

The Swedish government is well-aware of all of this, yet remains intent on illegally sending this young man back to more detention and torture in Iran, in contravention of Swedish, EU, and international law.

There is no question that Ali Azari Balsi, a politically active member of a family targeted for political execution by the Islamic Republic in Iran, will be detained, tortured, and possibly executed like his father. Yet the Swedish government has scheduled his deportation to Iran for 9 March 2012. We will not allow Ali to suffer the same fate as his brother & sister. It is up to us to do all in our power to stop this crime by the Swedish government.

TAKE ACTION: A sample letter is provided below. Please act quickly as there are only a few days left until Ali’s deportation date of 9 March 2012.

SAMPLE LETTER:

لطفا نامه زیر را کپی کرده و پس از امضا و گذاردن تاریخ با کلیک کردن روی نام و آدرس  آقای وزیر و سکرتر وی که به رنگ آبی‌ در این جان لینک شده اند آن نامه اعتراضی را در پست اینترنتی ایشان بچسبانید. کلّ این کار ۳۰ ثانیه هم طول نمیکشد اما میتواند علی‌ آذری را از دیپورت نجات دهد.

Please urgently copy/paste this or your own version & add your own signature to the webforms for contacting Tobias Billström, Swedish Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy and his Press Secretary Linda Norberg.

Please also send to the following Scandinavian newspapers: ots@udi.no, 71000@aftonbladet.se, anita.nasberg@ltz.se, arne.lindh@folkbladet.se, bjorn.hedensjo@dn.se, chefred@svd.se, christer.sandberg@folkbladet.se, elisabet.rydell-janson@ltz.se, ettan@aftonbladet.se, gefle.dagblad@gd.se, insandare@hallandsposten.se, jonathan.falck@gp.se, kundservice@svd.se, malin.perk@folkbladet.se, marta.magnuson@gp.se, redaktion.gt@gotlandstidningar.se, redaktion@gotlandsallehanda.se, redaktion@halsingekuriren.se, redaktion@kkuriren.se, redaktionen@hallandsposten.se, redaktionen@hd.se, redaktionen@tt.se, tips@expressen.se, per-anders.broberg@expressen.se, redaktionen@gt.se, redaktionen@kvp.se, post@mfa.no, post@arbeiderpartiet.no, 2200@vg.no

SUBECT: Stop the Illegal Refoulement of Ali Azari Balsi (case #11.420.529)

To Tobias Billström, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Sweden:

I am writing to you to demand an immediate halt to the deportation of Ali Azari Balsi, an Iranian asylum-seeker who has sought refuge in Sweden from persecution by the Islamic Republic of Iran (case no. 11.420.529). Hossein should be immediately released from detention and granted political asylum as is his right under international law.

1) Ali Azari Balsi has been visibly active in publicly protesting against the regime both inside Iran during the 2009 uprising, as well as in Sweden as activist with an established anti-Islamic Republic organization, Mission Free Iran. Anti-regime activists are usually charged by the Islamic Republic with “propagating against the regime” and “moharebeh,” which carries the death sentence in Iran. The case of Mohammad Amin Valian – sentenced to death for participating in the 2009 post-election protests (not to mention the thousands killed and raped in regime prisons during that period) underscores the threat to Hossein’s life (see: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2010/02/valian-student-sentenced-to-death). It is obviously illegal under international law to return such an anti-regime political activist to Iran.

Notably, Ali’s father was executed by the regime for his political views and his activism for workers’ rights. Ali himself has been detained and tortured. It is thus based on a reasonable fear of persecution that Ali fled for his life to Sweden, seeking asylum, which is his right. Yet the Swedish government has decided to detain him in preparation for an illegal refoulement on 9 March 2012. I do not accept this.

2) 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 only one such example. Ali Azari Balsi has sought political asylum and therefore, under the Islamic Republic, is subject to prosecution by the regime.

3) The Migration Office’s own Director for Legal Affairs “concludes that the Iranian regime has both a strong desire and the ability to monitor its citizens in Sweden.” Ali Azari Balsi’s anti-regime protest actions have been widely disseminated via Facebook, blogs, twitter, and other social media. Under the Migration Office’s own admission, the Islamic Republic’s monitoring of activists has required a change in policy with regard to asylum-seekers who are active against the regime while in Sweden. Both the Swedish government’s own policies and Article 94 of international refugee law (“sur place”) require that Ali Azari Balsi be granted asylum in Sweden.

4) 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 the same international law for the Swedish government to participate in the crime of deporting Ali Azari Balsi to Iran, where he will be detained, tortured, and possibly executed if he is returned to the blood-soaked hands of the Islamic Republic.

Nevertheless, the Swedish government has repeatedly violated the rights of asylum-seekers. On September 3, 2010, in the case of R. c. v. Sweden (application no. 41827/07), the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg found that deporting an Iranian dissident to Iran would be a violation by the Swedish authorities of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Despite this finding, the Swedish government continues to illegally attempt to deport Iranian activists like Mohammadreza Hamedian Esfahani, Hossein Jafar Ali Jasbi, Marzieh Kamangar, Mehdi Maleki, Keivan Soufastaei, and others, all of whom are clearly and undeniably at risk not only of detention and torture by the Islamic Republic of Iran, but at unquestionable risk of execution.

We demand an urgent, immediate halt to Sweden’s intended illegal refoulement of Ali Azari Balsi, who is at clear risk of persecution if returned to the Islamic Republic. Given the the Migration Office’s blatant, incessantly repeated violations of international law regarding refugee rights, risking the lives of Iranian and other asylum-seekers, we demand that Sweden must not only immediately halt the illegal deportation of Ali Azari Balsi, but must immediately cease all deportations to Iran.

Discussion

79 thoughts on “URGENT: Mission Free Iran’s Ali Azari Balsi to be Illegally Deported by the Swedish Government on 9 MARCH 2012 – TAKE ACTION!

  1. Ali free nu nu nu.
    never diport to Iran.

    Posted by Maxim | March 7, 2012, 11:58 am
    • lotfan az deport in hamwatane azizeman jlogiri konid

      Posted by salahaddin azizian | March 7, 2012, 7:34 pm
      • Please do not deport Ali

        Posted by Azam | March 8, 2012, 6:25 am
      • To Tobias Billström, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Sweden:

        I am writing to you to demand an immediate halt to the deportation of Ali Azari Balsi, an Iranian asylum-seeker who has sought refuge in Sweden from persecution by the Islamic Republic of Iran (case no. 11.420.529). Hossein should be immediately released from detention and granted political asylum as is his right under international law.

        1) Ali Azari Balsi has been visibly active in publicly protesting against the regime both inside Iran during the 2009 uprising, as well as in Sweden as activist with an established anti-Islamic Republic organization, Mission Free Iran. Anti-regime activists are usually charged by the Islamic Republic with “propagating against the regime” and “moharebeh,” which carries the death sentence in Iran. The case of Mohammad Amin Valian – sentenced to death for participating in the 2009 post-election protests (not to mention the thousands killed and raped in regime prisons during that period) underscores the threat to Hossein’s life (see: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2010/02/valian-student-sentenced-to-death). It is obviously illegal under international law to return such an anti-regime political activist to Iran.

        Notably, Ali’s father was executed by the regime for his political views and his activism for workers’ rights. Ali himself has been detained and tortured. It is thus based on a reasonable fear of persecution that Ali fled for his life to Sweden, seeking asylum, which is his right. Yet the Swedish government has decided to detain him in preparation for an illegal refoulement on 9 March 2012. I do not accept this.

        2) 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 only one such example. Ali Azari Balsi has sought political asylum and therefore, under the Islamic Republic, is subject to prosecution by the regime.

        3) The Migration Office’s own Director for Legal Affairs “concludes that the Iranian regime has both a strong desire and the ability to monitor its citizens in Sweden.” Ali Azari Balsi’s anti-regime protest actions have been widely disseminated via Facebook, blogs, twitter, and other social media. Under the Migration Office’s own admission, the Islamic Republic’s monitoring of activists has required a change in policy with regard to asylum-seekers who are active against the regime while in Sweden. Both the Swedish government’s own policies and Article 94 of international refugee law (“sur place”) require that Ali Azari Balsi be granted asylum in Sweden.

        4) 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 the same international law for the Swedish government to participate in the crime of deporting Ali Azari Balsi to Iran, where he will be detained, tortured, and possibly executed if he is returned to the blood-soaked hands of the Islamic Republic.

        Nevertheless, the Swedish government has repeatedly violated the rights of asylum-seekers. On September 3, 2010, in the case of R. c. v. Sweden (application no. 41827/07), the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg found that deporting an Iranian dissident to Iran would be a violation by the Swedish authorities of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

        Despite this finding, the Swedish government continues to illegally attempt to deport Iranian activists like Mohammadreza Hamedian Esfahani, Hossein Jafar Ali Jasbi, Marzieh Kamangar, Mehdi Maleki, Keivan Soufastaei, and others, all of whom are clearly and undeniably at risk not only of detention and torture by the Islamic Republic of Iran, but at unquestionable risk of execution.

        We demand an urgent, immediate halt to Sweden’s intended illegal refoulement of Ali Azari Balsi, who is at clear risk of persecution if returned to the Islamic Republic. Given the the Migration Office’s blatant, incessantly repeated violations of international law regarding refugee rights, risking the lives of Iranian and other asylum-seekers, we demand that Sweden must not only immediately halt the illegal deportation of Ali Azari Balsi, but must immediately cease all deportations to Iran.

        Posted by parviz | March 8, 2012, 11:28 am
    • stop deportation of iranian refguees………please stop it …

      Posted by mozhgan | March 8, 2012, 6:34 pm
  2. I ask that the Swedish government take a careful look at Ali Azari Balsi’s case. Right now the world is trying to right the wrongs of the past injustices brought upon innocent people. It is not Ali who has done something wrong. It is Iran’s regime who are breaking International Laws concerning Iranian’s who are speaking out against torture and murder against Iran’s people. Any country that enables Iran to conduct their barbaric practices against Ali and those others who are trying to save lives, is as bad as the Iranian regime. The global community is watching what Sweden will do. Will it do the right thing by the law? Will it stand up to Iran, a country that the world has turned against based on their continued inhumanity. Does Sweden want to be associated with such bad company? How will this affect the Swedish people, and the stability of Sweden? I implore you to explore the implications of your decision. The world is asking you to do the right thing. Kimberly Mc Gregor Clark

    Posted by Kimberly McGregor Clark | March 7, 2012, 12:31 pm
  3. Ali free nu
    never diport to Iran.

    Posted by parsa | March 7, 2012, 1:02 pm
  4. darin 33-sal orupa zire nazare london dar rabeteh ba iranian harkari bar zede hoghughe bashar wa demokrati mikonand ! in ghanune jangal tawassote darwinisthaye london toseeh yafteh ! leza man sakht mokhalefe har tassmime zede iranie orupa wa darin mored zade sued mibasham ! http://www.hmahiny.blogfa.com.. ! mahiny

    Posted by m-r.mahiny | March 7, 2012, 1:23 pm
  5. علی را دیپورت نکنید

    Posted by arman charostaei | March 7, 2012, 1:33 pm
  6. Free Iran’s Ali Azari Balsi to be Illegally Deported by the Swedish Government on 9 MARCH 2012 – TAKE ACTION!”

    Posted by mitra | March 7, 2012, 2:23 pm
  7. SUBECT: Stop the Illegal Refoulement of Ali Azari Balsi (case #11.420.529)

    To Tobias Billström, Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy, Sweden:

    I am writing to you to demand an immediate halt to the deportation of Ali Azari Balsi, an Iranian asylum-seeker who has sought refuge in Sweden from persecution by the Islamic Republic of Iran (case no. 11.420.529). Hossein should be immediately released from detention and granted political asylum as is his right under international law.

    1) Ali Azari Balsi has been visibly active in publicly protesting against the regime both inside Iran during the 2009 uprising, as well as in Sweden as activist with an established anti-Islamic Republic organization, Mission Free Iran. Anti-regime activists are usually charged by the Islamic Republic with “propagating against the regime” and “moharebeh,” which carries the death sentence in Iran. The case of Mohammad Amin Valian – sentenced to death for participating in the 2009 post-election protests (not to mention the thousands killed and raped in regime prisons during that period) underscores the threat to Hossein’s life (see: http://www.iranhumanrights.org/2010/02/valian-student-sentenced-to-death). It is obviously illegal under international law to return such an anti-regime political activist to Iran.

    Notably, Ali’s father was executed by the regime for his political views and his activism for workers’ rights. Ali himself has been detained and tortured. It is thus based on a reasonable fear of persecution that Ali fled for his life to Sweden, seeking asylum, which is his right. Yet the Swedish government has decided to detain him in preparation for an illegal refoulement on 9 March 2012. I do not accept this.

    2) 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 only one such example. Ali Azari Balsi has sought political asylum and therefore, under the Islamic Republic, is subject to prosecution by the regime.

    3) The Migration Office’s own Director for Legal Affairs “concludes that the Iranian regime has both a strong desire and the ability to monitor its citizens in Sweden.” Ali Azari Balsi’s anti-regime protest actions have been widely disseminated via Facebook, blogs, twitter, and other social media. Under the Migration Office’s own admission, the Islamic Republic’s monitoring of activists has required a change in policy with regard to asylum-seekers who are active against the regime while in Sweden. Both the Swedish government’s own policies and Article 94 of international refugee law (“sur place”) require that Ali Azari Balsi be granted asylum in Sweden.

    4) 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 the same international law for the Swedish government to participate in the crime of deporting Ali Azari Balsi to Iran, where he will be detained, tortured, and possibly executed if he is returned to the blood-soaked hands of the Islamic Republic.

    Nevertheless, the Swedish government has repeatedly violated the rights of asylum-seekers. On September 3, 2010, in the case of R. c. v. Sweden (application no. 41827/07), the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg found that deporting an Iranian dissident to Iran would be a violation by the Swedish authorities of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, “No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

    Despite this finding, the Swedish government continues to illegally attempt to deport Iranian activists like Mohammadreza Hamedian Esfahani, Hossein Jafar Ali Jasbi, Marzieh Kamangar, Mehdi Maleki, Keivan Soufastaei, and others, all of whom are clearly and undeniably at risk not only of detention and torture by the Islamic Republic of Iran, but at unquestionable risk of execution.

    We demand an urgent, immediate halt to Sweden’s intended illegal refoulement of Ali Azari Balsi, who is at clear risk of persecution if returned to the Islamic Republic. Given the the Migration Office’s blatant, incessantly repeated violations of international law regarding refugee rights, risking the lives of Iranian and other asylum-seekers, we demand that Sweden must not only immediately halt the illegal deportation of Ali Azari Balsi, but must immediately cease all deportations to Iran.

    Posted by sanam | March 7, 2012, 2:55 pm
  8. hi ali azari

    Posted by morteza latifi | March 7, 2012, 3:15 pm
  9. دیپورت کردن افراد سیاسی عمل غیر انسانیست

    Posted by mehdi sadigh sarabi | March 7, 2012, 3:25 pm
  10. لعنت بر جمهوری اسلامی ایران ……………….باارزوی موفقیت برای مبارزان ایران

    Posted by hamed kaneh | March 7, 2012, 3:41 pm
  11. Ali Azari Balsi is a political activist, a blogger, and a political asylum-seeker born in Rasht, Iran, in 1984.

    The vicious brutality of the Islamic Republic shattered Ali’s young life when the regime executed his father, Shokhrollah Azari, a worker activist. Ali recalls, “They never delivered his body to us, and we don’t know where he is buried. He was one of the communist activists in Lamp Pars Shahaab Factory.”

    Ali himself participated in the 2009 Iranian uprising against the Islamic Republic. He was involved in clashes with security forces, and arrested and detained on one of the largest days of protest during the uprising, 29th of Khordad (19 June 2009). Ali was subjected to torture and beatings for a short time, but was ultimately released on very heavy bail: his family was forced to sign over their home to the regime in exchange for Ali’s release.

    Immediately after his release, Ali fled the Iran and chose to go to Sweden to seek asylum. He has lived in Sweden now for 3 years, continuing his anti-regime activities: he has participated in and arranged anti-Islamic Republic protest demonstrations on behalf of a known anti-regime organization, Mission Free Iran; and he has been active in blogging. As a result of his activities, Ali reports that his blogs have been filtered, he has received death threats, and his family’s home in Iran, which they were forced to put up for his bail, has been confiscated by the regime.

    Shokhrollah Azari, father of Ali Azari Balsi. Shokhrollah was a communist worker activist at the Lamp Pars Shahaab factory. As a result of his activism, he was executed by the Islamic Republic of Iran when Ali was just 14 years old.

    Despite all of this, the Swedish government still intends to deport Ali back to Iran on 9 March 2012, where he is certain to face arrest, detention, torture, and possibly execution, like his father.

    Even leaving aside the persecution he faced in Iran, Ali’s anti-regime activities in Sweden are more than enough grounds for him to claim his right to political asylum. It is illegal under international law for any government to deport an asylum-seeker to a country where there is legitimate fear of persecution. The Swedish Migration Office has already issued a statement admitting that the Islamic Republic has the interest and ability to monitor Iranian political activists in Sweden, and we have shown in the case of Peyman Najafi that the regime in Iran keeps a very close eye on the status of individual asylum cases that have been denied by the government of Sweden. The Islamic Republic has already made it clear that it will prosecute returned political asylum seekers under Article 7 of its penal code for propagating against the regime.

    The Swedish government is well-aware of all of this, yet remains intent on illegally sending this young man back to more detention and torture in Iran, in contravention of Swedish, EU, and international law.

    There is no question that Ali Azari Balsi, a politically active member of a family targeted for political execution by the Islamic Republic in Iran, will be detained, tortured, and possibly executed like his father. Yet the Swedish government has scheduled his deportation to Iran for 9 March 2012. We will not allow Ali to suffer the same fate as his brother & sister. It is up to us to do all in our power to stop this crime by the Swedish government.

    TAKE ACTION: A sample letter is provided below. Please act quickly as there are only a few days left until Ali’s deportation date of 9 March 2012.

    Posted by Alireza Abediny | March 7, 2012, 3:43 pm
  12. skicka inte ali tillbaka till iran

    Posted by Vahik Baghomian | March 7, 2012, 4:10 pm
  13. Om han hade inte problem, vad skulle han göra här. Hoppas han få att stanna i säkerhet, i Sverige.

    Posted by Mazyar Ghavidel | March 7, 2012, 4:21 pm
  14. نابود باد حکومت خون اخوندی…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. برگرداندن علی و هر پناهنده ای که از بی پناهی به کشوری پناه اورده جنایتیست که با همکاری جلادان حکومت خون خامنه ای انجام خواهد گرفت چون بازگشت علی به مرگ او پایان خواهد گرفت و در حقیقت شراکت در قتل یک ایرانیست مسئله ای که هیچگاه نه بخشیده خواهد شد ونه فراموش ……………….

    Posted by سرباز پارسی | March 7, 2012, 4:27 pm
  15. Swedish Government please
    never diport Ali to Iran.He must be free.

    Posted by Lena Alfredsson | March 7, 2012, 4:37 pm
  16. Ali’s deportation = give him in hand of criminals. Please Stop it.

    Posted by Vicki Vic | March 7, 2012, 4:51 pm
  17. نابود باد حکومت خون اخوندی

    Posted by sanayeh porkar Somayyeh | March 7, 2012, 5:03 pm
  18. دیپورت کردن افراد سیاسی عمل غیر انسانیست,علی را دیپورت نکنید

    Posted by hamid | March 7, 2012, 5:12 pm
  19. Please gift freedom to Ali
    Don’t deport him to Iran
    Don’t deport him to Iran
    Iranian people need freedom
    We need freedom

    Posted by Arya | March 7, 2012, 5:33 pm
  20. To Swedish Government
    please do not deport Ali to IRAN

    Posted by Fariba Atraki | March 7, 2012, 5:33 pm
  21. Do not deport him please.His life is going to be in danger in Iran.Do u accept this responsibility with deporting a human to a danger place?

    Posted by Longatti Tahereh | March 7, 2012, 5:39 pm
  22. Deportation is against the law Please do not give this young man to hands of Iranian criminal GOV.

    Posted by Ali Jalalabadi | March 7, 2012, 5:55 pm
  23. Vänligen rapportera inte Hussein.
    لطفا حسین را ریپورت نکنید.

    Posted by mahrokh bahari | March 7, 2012, 6:54 pm
  24. Do not send this gentleman back to criminals ie the current government in Iran

    Posted by mahin | March 7, 2012, 7:02 pm
  25. Please do not deport Ali to Iran thise barberian people will kill him .

    Posted by Darioush | March 7, 2012, 7:10 pm
  26. please stop it

    Posted by salahaddin azizian | March 7, 2012, 7:36 pm
  27. Ali’s deportation = give him in hand of criminals. Please Stop it.

    Posted by pedar aryamehr | March 7, 2012, 8:33 pm
  28. Please do not deport my landsman Ali to Iran. We all know what will await Ali when he arrives in Iran, prison and maybe hanging order. Please support our people of Iran against the craziness of this dictator and animalistic regime of Iran.
    Thanks you

    Posted by Baran | March 7, 2012, 8:36 pm
  29. Ali’s deportation = give him in hand of criminals. Please Stop it

    Posted by my iran | March 7, 2012, 8:37 pm
  30. please help ali azari and keep him in sweden …… if sweden deport him this mean rhe sweden intentionally kill him ..

    Posted by shiva .d | March 7, 2012, 8:50 pm
  31. Please support and stop deporting this young man to Iran. As soon as he get there the govement police will arrest him and he will end up to Evin prison. He will be tortured and will be dead there……… He came out of his own country (Iran)to be safe and stay alive so please stop deporting him. Nobody wants to be a refugee to another country, he did that for his own safety and he is telling that he is NOT SAFE IN HIS OWN COUNTRY….

    Posted by illia | March 7, 2012, 9:14 pm
  32. Do not send this gentleman back to criminals ie the current government in Islamic R IRAN.

    Posted by Shadi | March 7, 2012, 9:56 pm
  33. donot report him please

    Posted by rahim | March 8, 2012, 1:58 am
  34. ایا فرستادن انسانها به کشتارگاه کار انسانی است؟حسین و علی را به کشتارگاه(دیپورت)نفرستید

    Posted by sohrab | March 8, 2012, 4:26 am
  35. Ali’s deportation = give him in hand of criminals. Please Stop it

    Posted by mehdi | March 8, 2012, 5:05 am
  36. please stop it

    Posted by arman karami | March 8, 2012, 5:05 am
  37. stop it.

    Posted by arash | March 8, 2012, 6:36 am
  38. stop deportation of iranian refguees
    stop deportation of Ali Azari …

    Posted by samieh | March 8, 2012, 7:11 am
  39. iran is big jail for all . death for the government.

    Posted by azad irani | March 8, 2012, 7:18 am
  40. Swedish Government please
    never diport Ali to Iran.He must be free.

    Posted by yasin | March 8, 2012, 7:48 am
  41. stop deportation of iranian refugees
    do not deport us to the hell.

    Posted by ars | March 8, 2012, 8:15 am
  42. be darak Deportesh konan be kiram

    Posted by Farshad | March 8, 2012, 9:42 am
  43. please don’t deport him. he needs your help.

    Posted by mory | March 8, 2012, 9:51 am
  44. stop deportation of iranian refguees
    stop deportation of Ali Azari …

    Posted by Aref Bina | March 8, 2012, 10:14 am
  45. stop deportation of iranian refguees………please stop it …

    Posted by Nasim Daryab | March 8, 2012, 11:53 am
  46. stop deportation of iranian refguees

    Posted by Nasim Daryab | March 8, 2012, 11:54 am
  47. Please donot deport Mr Ali Azad to Iran.Oranien goverment will put ihm in jale.you will Response this Crime.

    Posted by Parichehr nomani | March 8, 2012, 1:56 pm
  48. bebakhshid man nemidonam bayad chikar konam,yani nemidonam bayad kojaro emza konam,lotfan mano rahnamaee konid..

    Posted by mahnaz | March 8, 2012, 2:07 pm
  49. I just agree, never deportee to a country that even could be a threath to a human beeing that just expressed an opinion.

    Posted by Eva-Stina Sjöberg | March 8, 2012, 3:11 pm
  50. Please save Ali Azari Balzi ‘s life by keeping him there; deporting him means Iran regime would put him in the Gail, rape him then hang him, I beleive you are democrate people , so save his life from this Doom destiny , I am bagging you help Iranian opposition by supporting them , thanks

    Posted by libra | March 8, 2012, 3:20 pm
  51. stop deportation of iranian refguees …. please stop

    Posted by hossein | March 8, 2012, 4:27 pm
  52. free ali nu nu nu nu

    Posted by faryad | March 8, 2012, 6:10 pm
  53. على آذرى رو به كشتارگاه رژيم اسلامى نفرستيد.جوونه دلير مرد ما بايد همچنان براى ايران و بر عليه اين ديكتاتور هاى آخوندى بجنگه

    Posted by saman | March 8, 2012, 6:55 pm
  54. Ali’s deportation = give him in hand of criminals. Please Stop it

    Posted by saman | March 8, 2012, 6:57 pm
  55. stop deportation of iranian refguees
    stop deportation of Ali Azari …

    Posted by saman | March 8, 2012, 7:00 pm
  56. lotfan tamame mailadress sazemanhaie migration sewis ra mail konid

    Posted by babak | March 8, 2012, 7:11 pm
  57. Please don’t deport him

    Posted by Fash | March 9, 2012, 1:06 am
  58. Stoppa utvisningen av iranska flyktingar.
    Skicka inte utvisa Ali Azari.
    ————————————————–
    Stop udvisning af iranske flygtninge.
    Vær venlig ikke at deportere Ali Azari.
    ————————————————–
    Stop deportation of iranian refugees.
    Please do not deport Ali Azari.
    ————————————————–
    Arrêtez la déportation des réfugiés iraniens.
    S’il vous plaît ne pas expulser Ali Azari.
    ————————————————–
    Stoppen Sie Deportation von iranischen Flüchtlingen.
    Bitte nicht abzuschieben Ali Azari.
    ————————————————–

    Posted by Andre | March 9, 2012, 3:32 am
  59. Do not send this gentleman back to criminals ie the current government in Iran

    Posted by babak | March 9, 2012, 4:37 am
  60. Stop the deportation of refugees. To swedish government, Ali needs all the help he can get, but NOT in Iran.

    Posted by Jasemin B | March 9, 2012, 4:51 am
  61. What’s their problem. Every Iranian which finally can leave Iran should be recognized as a refugee in every European country. Iran has a dictatorial, brutal and murderous regime.

    Posted by Tamar | March 9, 2012, 3:00 pm
  62. stop

    Posted by sara | March 9, 2012, 6:31 pm
  63. stop deportation
    abschiebungsstopp

    Posted by arash | March 10, 2012, 5:20 am
  64. free ali azari

    Posted by beni | March 10, 2012, 7:21 am
  65. Sweden must stop sending back political asylum seekers to a death row in contravention of the Geneva 1951 convention to which it’s a signatory.

    Posted by Theodros Arega | March 10, 2012, 7:32 am
  66. free ali azari nu nu nu

    Posted by farshad | March 11, 2012, 9:00 am
  67. Skicka inte utvisa Ali Azari.

    Posted by katrin | March 19, 2012, 2:45 pm

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