Κυριακή, 4 Νοεμβρίου 2007

ΔΙΕΘΝΗΣ ΚΟΙΝΟΤΙΚΗ ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗ


Αναδημοσιεύουμε από τον Πολύχρωμο Πλανήτη και Το Απέναντι Πεζοδρόμιο

Δημοσίευση του Δελτίου Τύπου της ΕΟΚ, λίγες ώρες μόνο μετά την αποστολή του σε αρκετά ειδησιογραφικά γκέι πόρταλς.

Ενδεικτικά αναφέρουμε τα εξής: το βρετανικό PinkNews (του Tony Grew), το ολλανδικό Gk.Nl(Oproep voor steun aan Iraanse asielzoeker), το γαλλικό περιοδικό Tetu , το ισπανικό dosmanzanas.com , το βελγικό luclebelge.skynetblogs.be (http://luclebelge.skynetblogs.be), το πόρταλ της PlanetOut (http://www.247gay.com), ενώ στην ιστοσελίδα της εξόριστης ιρανικής queer οργάνωσης IRQO είναι πρώτο θέμα.

Να αναφέρουμε επίσης ότι εκπρόσωπος της ΕΟΚ ανέφερε ότι το θέμα ήδη έχει αρχίσει να κινείται στις Βρυξέλλες από τις οργανώσεις ανθρώπινων δικαιωμάτων, ενώ θα τεθεί και στην Ευρωβουλή.


Πηγή : Πολύχρωμος Πλανήτης - Colourful Planet

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“You who live serenely and comfortably on the other side of Iran’s frontiers, be aware that those who think and feel and love like you do in Iran are executed for the crime of homosexuality, are assassinated, kidnapped, and barred from working in offices. You have festivals, and they prisons. You select Mr. Gay of the Year, but they don’t even enjoy the right to have gravestones. Be fair and tell us what difference there is between us and you. Isn’t it time that all homosexuals around the world rise up and come to our defense?"
Μάνι, Ιρανός γκέι ακτιβιστής

Ήδη μέσα στις 24 πρώτες ώρες από την δημοσιοποίηση του δελτίου τύπου της ΕΟΚ για τον κίνδυνο απέλασης στο Ιράν που διατρέχει ο Ιρανός ομοφυλόφιλος πρόσφυγας τα gay sites της Ευρώπης άρχισαν ήδη να προβάλουν την είδηση αποδεικνύοντας εμπράκτως την αλληλεγγύη της κοινότητάς μας σε υπερεθνικό επίπεδο.
Προφανώς η καθυστέρηση πολλών ελληνικών gay sites να ασχοληθούν με το θέμα θα πρέπει να αποδοθεί στα γνωστά αργά ελληνικά αντανακλαστικά.


Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο
Greek gay community protest Iran deportation
(Tony Grew, pinknews.co.uk , 29/10/2007)
A gay rights group in Greece has asked for help to stop the deportation of a 40-year-old Iranian man.
GHC-EOK say that the man, known as Alex, was arrested, beaten and tortured in his home country because he is gay.
Two separate applications to remain in Greece have been rejected and his case is due to be discussed before the country's Supreme Council.
A spokesman for GHC-EOK said:
"Alex's deportation to Iran will constitute a violation of the articles 3 and 15 of the International Convention of the Human Rights, co-signed and validated by Greece.
"We need your strong support in order to prevent the Greek state from violating the international law and the human rights of a person whose life is in danger because of his sexuality."
The organisation says that Greece will be committing a serious miscarriage of justice and a gross violation of human rights if they return Alex to Iran.
Gay and lesbian people in the Islamic Republic of Iran face the death penalty.
GHC-EOK say that Alex is a member of a rich Iranian family who was visited in 1999 at his workplace by an ex-schoolmate who knew Alex was gay and who was probably a member of the government party.
After that visit, Alex was arrested by the religious police and kept in the Jankal jail at the Iranian town of Rast for 45 days.
Alex was tortured at Jankal.
He was beaten systematically with lashing straps in his back and kidneys. Beaten several times in the face, he lost three teeth as a result.
He had his testicles twisted, was submitted to bastinado (beating the soles of the feet) and had salt poured on his open wounds. He was put twice in mock execution.
After spending forty-five days in jail, his family paid to get him out so that he could attend the funeral of his mother.
The police took him to the funeral in women's clothes. While out of jail, Alex managed to escape.
A few days later, he arrived to Greece by way of Turkey in a terrible condition. He went to the General Administration office of the police and applied for political asylum based on the torture he had been submitted to in Iran.
The application was rejected.
In 2003, Alex submitted a second application for political asylum stating that he was homosexual and had a relationship with a Greek man, Phoebos (not his real name), who also testified that he was Alex's partner.
Alex and Phoebos are still together.
However, this application was also rejected.
Now Alex's case is to be discussed in front of the Supreme Council, which is scheduled to decide for a definitive resolution regarding his status as a refugee on March 11, 2008.GHC-EOK hope that international pressure will force the Greek government to reassess his case.
The status of Iranian people claiming asylum on the grounds of their sexuality has caused controversy in several European countries, including the UK.
Last month an Iranian lesbian due to be deported from the UK was told her case will be heard by The Court of Appeal after a campaign by human rights activists.
Pegah Emambakhsh has been released on bail by British officials.
She was scheduled for repatriation in August.
Her sexual orientation and her past life in Iran may lead to her being executed.
Even if she is not sentenced to death, she is likely to be prosecuted and tortured by Iran's religious officials.
Punishment for sexual intercourse among lesbians in Iran is 100 lashes and in the case of recidivists, execution.
The Italian government had intervened in Ms Emambakhsh's case by offering her asylum if the UK deported her.
Last month the President of Iran,Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claimed in reply to a question posed about homosexuality during a speech at New York’s Columbia University: "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country.
"In Iran we do not have this phenomenon, I don’t know who has told you that we have it."
Presidential media adviser Mohammad Kalhor later claimed:
"What Ahmadinejad said was not a political answer.
He said that, compared to American society, we don't have many homosexuals."
In August a newspaper, Shargh, was shut down for printing an interview with a lesbian poet, Saghi Ghahreman.
In July 2005, two gay teenagers, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni were executed sparking protests around the world.
Since then, PinkNews.co.uk has reported on public executions and lynchings of gay people across the country.
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Ολλανδία
Oproep voor steun aan Iraanse asielzoeker
(Gay Krant, 29/10/2007)
De Griekse homobeweging GHC-EOK heeft een internationale oproep gedaan om te voorkomen dat een 40-jarige Iraanse homo wordt uitgewezen naar zijn land. Daar wacht hem zeer waarschijnlijk de doodstraf.
De man vluchtte in 1999 via Turkije naar Griekenland, waar hij asiel heeft aangevraagd. Binnenkort komt zijn zaak voor het Hooggerechtshof. GHC-EOK vreest een negatief besluit met als gevolg dat de man gedeporteerd zal worden naar zijn thuisland.
'Alex', zoals de vluchteling wordt genoemd, werd in 1999 gearresteerd toen hij werd verraden door een vroegere klasgenoot. Hij werd gevangen genomen en meerdere keren zwaar mishandeld. Na 45 dagen cel betaalde zijn familie een borgsom zodat hij de begrafenis van zijn moeder kon bijwonen. Gehuld in vrouwenkleren wist hij bij die gelegenheid te ontsnappen.
Na zijn vlucht naar Griekenland diende hij meerdere verzoeken in voor een asielvergunningen, die tot nu toe zijn geweigerd. GHC-EOK zegt dat een mogelijke uitwijzing als een zwaard van Damocles boven het hoofd van Alex hangt en hoopt nu dat het buitenland druk op de Griekse regering zal uitoefenen om de man van de dood te redden.
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Ισπανία
Grecia podría expulsar a un homosexual iraní
(Dos Manzanas, 29 - 10 - 2007)
La asociación homosexual EOK, una de las dos principales de Grecia, ha iniciado una campaña para impedir la expulsión del país de un homosexual iraní , que podría ser devuelto a Teherán próximamente. EOK y quienes apoyan su iniciativa piden que se vuelva a estudiar su petición de asilo.
Ese texto fue redactado en 1999 y en él se incluye una declaración de su pareja, de nacionalidad griega, y se asegura que antes de abandonar Irán fue torturado y violado cuando permaneció detenido durante 45 días. Esas agresiones habrían sido certificadas por un centro de ayuda a las víctimas de torturas, ya en Grecia.
Esta campaña de EOK para impedir la expulsión de ‘Alex’ -sobrenombre que han dado al gay iraní- se apoya además en el ejemplo de otros recientes casos vividos en Europa. Hace unas semanas estuvo de actualidad el caso de Pegah , a quien finalmente se permitió permanecer en Inglaterra después de que Italia se ofreciera a darle acogida. En Francia, Miryam vio cómo su caso fue revisado por Francia y se le concedió el asilo .
Irán, recordemos, es uno de los países del mundo donde la homosexualidad está reprimida con mayor dureza, estando contemplada incluso la pena de muerte por ser gay o lesbiana. En los últimos meses, el Gobierno de Mahmud Ahmadinejad ha agravado aún más la situación y ha confirmado detenciones y ejecuciones contra varios grupos sociales.

Διαβάστε το κείμενο και τα σχόλια των επισκεπτών πιέζοντας εδώ:
Dos Manzanas: Grecia podría expulsar a un homosexual iraní
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Αργεντινή
Την είδηση αναπαράγει από το Dos manzanas και το Sentido G
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Γαλλία
Grèce: nouveau cas de réfugié iranien menacé d'expulsion
(v2.e-llico.com, 25/10/2007)
Des militants homosexuels grecs de l'association EOK veulent empêcher l'expulsion vers l'Iran d'un gay iranien. Ils souhaitent un "réexamen" de sa demande d'asile pour homosexualité.
Ce réfugié a subi des tortures et viols pendant sa détention avant sa fuite d'Iran.
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Επίσης έχουν αναφερθεί στην υπόθεση:
Το γαλλικό Tetu.com
Το ιταλικό Lamanicatagliata.com
Το αμερικανικό Seaqwa.com
Το βελγικό ιστολόγιο LucLeBelge
Το αρμενικό ιστολόγιο Unzipped Armenia
Τα ισπανικά ιστολόγια Bajo el signo de Libra και Y el mundo cambia
και
Το Γαλλικό Πρακτορείο Ειδήσεων (AFP)
Η γαλλική εφημερίδα Le Figaro
Η βελγική εφημερίδα Le Soir
Οι ελληνικές εφημερίδες Έθνος, Ελευθεροτυπία και Αυγή
Το ελληνικό τηλεοπτικό κανάλι Alpha
Τα ελληνικά ιστολόγια Thomas Xomeritis, Transs, Foivos Favas, Sink into Oblivion, e-rooster blog κ.ά.
Οι ελληνικοί ιστότοποι Πολύχρωμος Πλανήτης, 10%, GayWorld.gr, olke.org, athens.indymedia.org, κ.ά.


Πηγή : Το Απέναντι Πεζοδρόμιο

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