16/11/2022 | Writer: Selma Koçak

Human Rights Association held a press conference against human rights violations in Iran. The joint statement signed by 357 human rights defenders was read at the press conference.

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357 human rights defenders made a joint statement at Ankara Branch of Human Rights Association urging for an immediate cessation of state violence perpetrated by the regime in Iran, today (November 14).

The joint statement was read by writer Mahmut Temizyürek, on behalf of the signatories. Zahra Sedighi Hamedani and Elham Chubdar, who were condemned to death due to their sexual orientation before the protests started with the slaughter of Masha Amini, were also mentioned within the scope of the joint statement entitled “We say no the massacre, detentions, arrests and death sentences in Iran”.

The whole text of the joint statement is as follows:

“The Islamic regime in Iran, goes on to oppress and crush the society, especially women, down. The excessive violence ordered by the regime to law enforcement officers on the grounds of veiling, hijab and morality continues to claim the life.

Unfortunately, the latest news and information about Iran displays that the country is going through a very difficult process in terms of democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms. More than 400 people, including the majority of children and young people, have been killed for participating in the protests, which have been continuing unabated since the death of Masha Amini. More than 15.000 people were arrested, a great deal of missing persons were reported and death penalty is sought for detainees.

The universities are closed and the education has almost been at standstill. Except some activities and press events by partisan media that propagandize for the government, there is a ban on producing something regarding arts and culture and cinema. Many intellectuals, including litterateurs, directors and etc., particularly Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, are in prison. The detentions rapidly turns into arrestment on the grounds of “waging war against Gof and Islam.” For instance Kurdish rapper and a resident of Tehran, Sayman Seydi was sentenced to death penalty due to organizing the protests, after a 10 minutes – judgement. And LGBTIQ+ activists Zahra Sedighi Hamedani and Elham Chubdar were also sentenced to death penalty due to their sexual orientation, being lesbians.

And finally within the scope of the joint-letter, addressed to Chief Justice Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i, signed by 227 members of the Iranian Parliament, Iranian lawmakers called for severe punishment of those who indicted the recent riots and show no mercy against those who commit terrorism against the Islamic state. And this letter has increased our concern about the death penalty and possible executions.

We, the undersigned;

demand an immediate cessation of griefs experienced by Iranian people, to stop the state violence perpetrated by the regime at once, to release the detainees and arrested people, to recognize inarguably the inviolable rights of women, such as right to life, as equal and free individuals and women’s right to choose their dress; to organize a fair and democratic election in which all parties will take part equally and freely under the supervision of international delegations as soon as possible; and we announce to the whole world that we stand by the Iranian people’s demands for freedom, equality and democracy.

Signed by / Signatories:

A. Gökhan İlbay, Abdullah Zeydan, Abuzer Aslan, Ali Açan, Ali Altınipek, Ali Bıdık, Ali Gökkaya, Ali İmer, Ali Saygılı, Ali Rıza Karslı, Aliye Yıldırım, Alişan Şahin, Adnan Vural, Alev Er, Alev Özgür, Ahmet Bal, Ahmet Balkan, Ahmet Demir, Ahmet Demirdöğdü, Ahmet Dindar, Ahmet Söyleyici, Ahmet Telli, Ateş Aktaş, Ahu Öztürk, Akın Birdal, Aslı Alpar, Atilla Atlı, Atilla Dirim, Atilla Keskin, Atilla Kılıç, Attila Durak, Avni Kalkan, Aylin Hacaloğlu, Aydemir Çimen, Ayşegül Devecioğlu, Ayşe Erzan, Ayşe Günaysu, Ayşe Gözen, Ayşe Panuş, Ayşe Turan, Azra Güllüpınar, Bahadır Demircan, Banu Savaş, Baskın Oran, Bayram Ali Altuğ, Bayram Atakul, Bayram Kaya, Belkıs Kahraman, Bereket Kar, Berna Nemli, Besriye Tekgür, Birsen Çelen, Bülent Atamer, Can Irmak Özinanır, Cansu Karyemez, Cahit Akçam, Cengiz Arın, Celal Korkut Yıldırım, Celal Ünsal, Cemil Aksu, Cumhur Yavuz, Çiğdem Camkıran, Davut Zerey, Delil Akcan, Deniz Erdoğdu, Deniz Salmanlı, Denizer Şanlı, Derviş Ateş, Derya Emrem, Dilek Yıldız, Dilşat Gökçe, Doğan Özkan, Durak Yılmaz, Dünya Ekrem, Ekrem Altınkaya, Elçin Aktoprak, Elçin Öz, Elif Aytaç, Elif Bulut, Elif Ergezen, Emel Akal, Emel Uzman, Emin Alper, Emine Aydoğdu, Emine Uşaklıgil, Emirali Türkmen, Engin Güleser, Ercan İpekçi, Eren Keskin, Erol Bektaş, Erol Önderoğlu, Erol Tunç, Ergin Cinmen, Eser Budak, Eşref kiraz, Eylem Arzu Kayaoğlu, Fadime Göksügür, Faik Akçay, Fatih Aydın, Fatin Kanat, Fatma Diyarbakırlıoğlu, Fatoş Akagündüz, Ferhat Tunç, Fethiye Çetin, Fethiye Esertürk, Feyha Karslı, Feyzi Evrensel, Fikret Başkaya, Fikret Melih Çolakoğulları, Fikret Reyhan, Filiz Kardam, Filiz Kerestecioğlu, Filiz Kurşun, Fuat Kumruaslan, Fuat Yurtsever, Fulya Önay, Gencay Gürsoy, Gönül Göner, Gül Erdost, Gül Toral, Gülay Sezer, Gültekin Koçdemir, Gülseren Yoleri, Gürhan Ertür, Güvenç Baran, Halil İbrahim Aydın, Halim Bulutoğlu, Hamiyet Akkaya, Hasan Hüseyin Güneş, Hacer Elçin, Hatice Akpınar, Hatice Ayas, Hatip Şengül, Havva Özcan, Haydar Üstündağ, Hayri Erdoğan, Hayri Volkan, Hıdır Özpınar, Hülya Saruhanoğlu, Hüseyin Aygül, Hüseyin Aykol, Hüseyin Demirkan, Hüseyin Esertürk, Hüseyin Gökoğlu, Hüseyin Ocak, İ. Halit Elçi, İbrahim Çakır, İbrahim Gürbüz, İbrahim Küreken, İhsan Seylan, İnci Altürk, İrfan Aktan, İshak Kocabıyık, İsmail Beşikçi, İsmet Hüsrevoğlu, İsmet Yalçınkaya, İsrafil Demir, İzzet Eray, Jini Güneş, Kamil Tekin Sürek, Kamuran Türker, Kayhan Hacıoğlu, Kayhan Taşkent, Kaygısız Budak, Kemal Avcı, Kenan Kırkaya, Kenan Temir, Kiraz Biçici, Leman Kiraz, Leman Yurtsever, Levent Tüzel, Lusin Dink, M. Akif Yılmaz, M. Celil Altınbilek, M.Sait Demir, Mahfuz Güleryüz, Mahmut Alınak, Mahmut Konuk, Mahmut Temizyürek, Makbule Öztürk, Mazlum Çimen, Mebuse Tekay, Melike Aslan, Mehmet Ferit Aka, Mehmet Kaya, Mehmet Onur Yılmaz, Mehmet Özer, Mehtap Köksal, Mehtap Sert, Melek Köni, Melek Taylan, Mercan Tuğal, Meriç Demiray, Mert Fırat, Meryem Göktepe, Mesut Özdil, Metin Avdaç, Metin Karausta, Metin Serdar, Mevlüt Ülgen, Mine Nazari, Muhabat Akın, Mukaddes Alataş, Mukaddes Şamiloğlu, Murat Bilhan, Murat Çelikkan, Murat Çepni, Murat Yılmaz, Mustafa Durmuş, Mustafa Dursun, Mustafa Kara, Mustafa Karabudak, Mustafa Kartal, Mustafa Kemal Demirışık, Mustafa Kurnaz, Mustafa Özcan, Mustafa Yıldız, Münevver İltemur, Münnever Ünsal, Naci Akıncı, Nebil Birtek, Necat Turan, Necmiye Alpay, Nejat Taştan, Nejla Kurul, Nergiz Savran Ovacık, Neslihan Çıtlak, Nesrin Nas, Nesteren Davutoğlu, Nevzat Karakış, Nezihe Bilhan, Nil Mutluer, Nimet Tanrıkulu, Nur Çiğdem Tezel, Nuray Çevirmen, Nurşen Yıldırım, Nurten Dayanan, Nusret Gürgöz, Nüve Gönültaş, Osman Doğan, Osman Filiz, Osman Kılınç, Osman Konukçu, Oya Akıncı, Oya Işıl Çuhadar, Önder Özdemir, Önder Tekin, Özcan Alper, Özçelik Pakman, Özder Gök, Özgür Balcı, Özlem Berkit, Özlem Temizel, Öztürk Türkdoğan, Pakize Sinemillioğlu, Rafet Fahri Semizoğlu, Ragıp Camuşcu, Rahşan Anter, Ramazan Türe, Reyan Tuvi, Rezzan Öz, Roni Margulies, Ruhi Koç, Saadet Erkuş, Sabahat Yavuz, Sabiha Balık Apaydın, Sabri Dokuzoğuz, Sait Gökalp, Satı Hasdemir, Sakine Sevim Düzgün, Sedat Kesim, Sedat Şenoğlu, Sefa Öztürk, Seher Erol, Selahattin Okçuoğlu, Selda Taşkın, Selma Esen, Semih Aydemir, Semra Baysal, Semra Somersan, Sen Süer Engelli, Seracettin Sokat, Serdar Keskin, Serhan Safatlı, Serkan Acar, Serkan Öcal, Sezai Kanbolat, Sezai Sağıroğlu, Seval Öncel, Sevil Turgut, Sevinç Koçak, Seyidali Şener, Sibel Özbudun, Sibel Öztürk, Sinan Aktaş, Sinan Erdal, Songül Tunçdemir, Suat Türkmen, Sultan Tekinarslan, Süleyman Tenekeci, Süreyya Karacabey, Süreyya Köle, Ş. Özgür Candan, Şaban Değirmenci, Şaban Sadi, Şebnem Aktolga, Şebnem Oğuz, Şebnem Ungan, Şengün Kılıç, Şengül Tokyol, Şenol Karakaş, Şevin Kaya, Şevket Ünal, Şükrü Alaçam, Şükrü Cenikli, Şükrü Erbaş, Taner Bolcan, Tatlıgül Gül, Temel Demirer, Timur Karçaaltuncaba, Tufan Taştan, Tuğba Kahraman, Turgut Aydın, Turgut Oktay Morkoç, Tülin Çelik, Tülin Özşavluğ, Uğur Aker, Uğur Eraslan, Ümit Can Akbulut, Ünal Karasu, Vedat Bulut, Vedat Karabulut, Vedat Ulus, Veli Saçılık, Veli Yangın, Vezir Coşkun Parlak, Viki Çiprut, Yalçın Ergündoğan, Yalçın İrizalp, Yahşi Karamollaoğlu, Yasemin Dora, Yener Turan, Yıldız Önen, Yılmaz Demiral, Yusuf Elmacı, Yusuf Kırmızısakal, Yusuf Köse, Yücel Tunca, Yüksel Karabulut, Zehra Şenoğuz, Zeynep Akıncı, Zeynep Baran, Zeynep Ürendem Kılıç, Zeliha Altuntaş, Zişan Kürüm, Ziya Halis, Ziya Özder, Ziya Uncu


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