Regime’s harassment of the parents’ of activists is not something new

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When the Kurdish people in Iran or other nation groups in other parts of Iran hear of rape and torture in Kahrizik and other regime dungeons, they do get chills, but more importantly, these barbaric acts take them back to the hardship and dreadful days of the 3 decades of Iran under the current Islamist regime.

Medya News
Washington – January 13, 2009 – The Iranian Islamic regime in a wave of crack-down on dissidents arrested 33 mothers during their weekly memorial vigils for their children killed in the country’s ongoing violence.

The women are part of a “mourning mothers” gathering held by women whose children have been killed in unrest since disputed elections in June.

In an interview with a political activist who has been arrested on several occasions in Iran, VOA Kurdish service asked Nigin Sheikholislami on the arrest of these “mourning mothers”.

Nigin alleges that the current Islamist regime in Iran does not even abide by its own norms when it carries out executions and other inhumane acts against its population let alone adhering to Islamic practices that endorse mercy, peace, respect and etc…

Nigin’s main argument in this interview is the bitter reality that many think the regime has turned violent only following the recent election turmoil; however, she argues that the regime has had its hand bloody from the first days it came to power, and the level of brutality and lawlessness has been unprecedented in the areas belonging to ethnic and religious minorities.

While condemning this row of arrests and sympathizing with the “mourning Mothers” and their families, she argues that even on the helm of Karoubi, Mousavi and Khatami’s command, Kurdish boys and girls were being murdered in Kurdistan, and mothers and fathers were repeatedly harassed.

She recalls the names of paramedics and nurses in the hospitals who were sentenced to death simply because they treated injured opposition members.

She refers to the peaceful demonstration of 1999 in Sanandaj during Khatami’s presidency that his government issued permit for the organizers to protest against Ocalan’s arrest, but when the protesters chanted anti-government slogans, the gunship helicopters and ruthless revolutionary guards killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens and arrested hundreds.

When the Kurdish people in Iran or other nation groups in other parts of Iran hear of rape and torture in Kahrizik and other regime dungeons, they do get chills, but more importantly, these barbaric acts take them back to the hardship and dreadful days of the 3 decades of Iran under the current Islamist regime.

This interview was conducted by Jani Dilan fron the Kurdish Service of VOA

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