female activist from Mahabad to imprisonment for praising Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum last September.
According to Hengaw organization for hyman raights , Ronak Aghayi was sentenced to six months in jail.
She had previously been taken under custody before being freed on bail.
A court in Mahabad, Western Azerbaijan Province, announced her sentence on Wednesday.
Aghai has already served a 5-years prison term during 1980s for alleged membership in a Kurdish opposition party.
Osman Esmaeeli, a labor activist from Saqez has reportedly presented himself to court on Friday to spend two month in prison over participating in International Workers’ Day.
According to the Democracy Center for Human Rights in Kurdistan, Esmaeeli was arrested by undercover security forces on April 2015, and then was sentenced to one year in jail.
Esmaeeli’s sentence was decrease to two month on May 15 after he protested to his judgment.
Mahmoud Salehi, another labor activist from Saqez was arrested in October 2017 after his kidney dialysis in a hospital.
The Special Rapporteur met with members of the Yarsan community who described the discrimination and repression that they are subjected to due to their belief. They explained that they were unable to register their children as Yarsan at birth. They described being prohibited from constructing places of worship, cannot organise burials in accordance with their religion, and cannot print their holy book without fear of being charged with acting against the regime or insulting the Prophet. In February 2016, a Yarsan place of worship in Shah Aba was attacked. The Special Rapporteur also received a number of reports concerning discrimination of Yarsan members in the workplace, including in light of the Employment Act which requires individuals to be Muslim or a member of a recognized religion. Representatives also provided accounts of individuals being fired after it is discovered that they are Yarsan, and of individuals of being forcibly shaved (the moustache is a holy symbol for the Yarsan community) when they refused to pray, for example when undertaking military service. Details were also provided of the imprisonment and in one case execution of individuals who refused to be shaved. Whilst their situation was noted in a previous report of the former Special Rapporteur, it is clear given the discrete nature of the community that knowledge of the violations they are subjected to remains limited.
To Asma Jahangir- UN Special Rapporteur on Iran
From Yarsan Democratic Organization 2017/14/8
About Yarsan, a religious minority in Iran
Yarsan are followers of Yari religion. The population of Yarsan are about 2 million, this people are living mostly in the vest of Iran spread over several Province like Kermanshah, Hamedan, Kurdistan, Azerbaijan and several other towns in across Iran.
Yarsan citizens continually exposed to pervasive discrimination by Islamic Republic of Iran. This discrimination applies to all personal and social affairs, including involvement in political affairs, the right to interfere in the decision-making organs, the native language education, the labor market, acquiring government jobs, free education, religious practice, and the right to create prayer centers.
The Yarsan people have suffered injustice and discrimination during the regime 37 years Board. Although Yari religion is not awarded rights as a minority religion on an equal footing with other minorities in accordance paragraph 13 first Chapter in the constitution, but this action is in the opposite contravention of paragraphs 19.23 in Chapter 3 (nation rights). The action of the regime against the Yarsan community are violations of Articles 1,3,5,7,9 and 18 Human Rights which Iran has signed and is committed to maintaining it.
Yarsan Democratic Organization are an European-based political organization and fights for Yarsans political, cultural and social rights. Our campaign is peaceful and we are an independent organization.
We ask To Asma Jahangir- UN Special Rapporteur on Iran pay attention to Yarsan people and investigate violations of the fundamental right for this people. please greeting
Yarsan Democratic Organizations representative in Norway
Following the massive condemnation of the Turkish Army’s attack on the Canton of Afrin by various cultural and civilian figures and institutions in Iran, Hundreds of Adherents of Yarsanism in Iran published an open letter in which they addressed The United Nations and the countries committed to the human rights clause. This open letter called for action against the crimes committed by Turkey and Erdogan per the international law to put an end to such flagrant breach of international customary rules.
These citizens emphasised that “silence against such an international crime” clearly indicates that “the principle of prohibition of adopting violence in foreign policy ” has been abandoned and the use of force and an aggressive war has become a legitimate option. Such trend will waste the international attempts to respect human rights.
More than 550 Adhernts of Yarsanism have signed this letter.
Six people have now died in clashes between the Iranian Regime’s security forces and members of the Sufi faith in Gonabadi.
Currently, the death toll stands at six, with three riot police, two members of the paramilitary Basij force, and one protester having died.
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