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Archive for 16. September 2008

Bheki Mseleku (1955-2008)

Posted by entdinglichung - 16. September 2008

Zum Tode des am 9. September 2008 verstorbenen Jazzpianisten Bheki Mseleku:

Take the A Train: Joe Henderson (Tenorsaxophon), Bheki Mseleku (Piano), George Mraz (Bass) und Al Foster (Schlagzeug)

Return to the San: Eugene Skeef (Berimbau) und Bheki Mseleku (Piano)

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Für die Freiheit und das Leben von Farzad Kamangar

Posted by entdinglichung - 16. September 2008

Nachfolgend dokumentiert ein Kampagnen-Update von der Homepage des internationalen LehrerInnengewerkschaftsdachverbandes Education International (EI) zum Fall des auf Grund des Vorwurfes der Mitgliedschaft in dersowohl im Iran wie auch in der BRD illegalen Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK) zum Tode verurteilten kurdischen Lehrers, Journalisten, Gewerkschafts- und Menschenrechtsaktivisten Farzad Kamangar:

Save Farzad: Your support is still urgently needed!

According to the latest news on Farsi websites, the situation of Iranian teacher trade unionist Farzad Kamangar remains critical. Farzad is still alive, but facing the death sentence which has not yet been commuted. At present, he is in solitary confinement in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison in section 209, the section for political prisoners.

Meanwhile, interesting developments are unfolding regarding his court case. Initially, Farzad was accused of fomenting a bomb attack in Tehran. Farzad has always denied the allegation, but it was on those grounds he was condemned to death. Now, however, he is being accused of membership in a foreign organisation, although the name or nature of this group is not specified.

EI thanks all member organisations and individuals who have supported the “Save Farzad” campaign over the last month. More than 700 online messages have been sent to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad protesting the death sentence, which was passed down following a trial that fell far short of both Iranian and international standards of fairness. Twenty-four EI member organisations, from all continents, also sent official protest letters in the name of their respective teacher unions.

EI continues to closely follow the developments of this case and urges its member organisations to show solidarity by continuing to write official letters to the Iranian authorities and asking their members to send the online message.

It is important to show that teachers and all concerned citizens stand in solidarity with colleagues who are denied fundamental rights, such as the freedom of expression and freedom of association.

Please continue to help us save Farzad’s life!

Posted in Gewerkschaft, Iran, Kurdistan, Menschenrechte - Freiheitsrechte, Repression | 1 Comment »