According to news reports from Committee against Execution in Kurdistan, Mr. Habibollah Latifi a Kurdish student and political activist is set to be executed on June 7th 2010 in the city of Sanandaj!!
Also according to this news report two other political activists Mr. Shirkoh Moarefi and Ms. Zeynab Jalaliyan are also at imminent risk of being executed, most probably before June 12th , the anniversary of the so called Presidential [S]elections, in order to create an atmosphere of fear and terror.
Further while most of the activists and human rights organizations have been busy focusing on the hunger strike of Majid Tavakolli, a very well known student activist, there are at least two other “lesser known” Kurdish activists who have been on hunger strike for close to 20 days. According to the news agency Kurdish Perspective Mr. Habibollah Golparipour, a Kurdish activist has been on a hunger strike for close to 20 days and has lost all consciousness as of yesterday, Sunday May 30th and is currently in an unconscious state. Mr. Golparipour’s mother has also started a hunger strike in support of his son. A second activist Mr. Mahyadin Azadi has also been on a hunger strike for two weeks.
While Mr. Tavakolli deserves the support of the activist community, we cannot make the mistake of focusing on only one prisoner at a time, while there are thousands of other prisoners who are in similar situations.
It is true that we may not have the time or the resources to create individual campaigns for each and every prisoner, however we must spend what time, energy and resources we have for campaigns that support and work for the freedom of ALL political prisoners, not just one.
Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran.