- Posted October 9, 2012 by
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The situation of Zoroastrians community in the Islamic Republic of Iran .part 2
The Chain Murders in Zoroastrian society
The Chain Murders of the Iranian opposition refers to the murders of well known political and social opposition in and out of Iran in early 1980s. It started after the religious order by high ranked clergies like Ghorbanali Dorri Najafabadi the Security Minister at the time and the official order of Saeed Emami, the Deputy Minister of Ali Fallahian, the Security Minister in the Presidential Cabinet of Hashemi Rafsanjani and Dorri Najafabadi the first Security Minister in Mohammad Khatami’s Cabbinet, Mostafa Mousavi Kazemi the Deputy Security Minister and Mehrdad Aalikhani.
Also with regards to the fact that the Security Minister is chosen by the direct decision of the Islamic Republic of Iran, The Leader of the IRI has had the direct responsibility in all of these murders.
Some of the victims of these murders are; Dr. Kourosh Aariamanesh in France, Fereidon Felfeli in Madrid, Kasra Vafadari in France, Jamshid Roudaki in Tajikestan and Manouchehr Farhangi in Mardid. I would like to explain briefly about the murder of Dr. Kasra Vafadari.
Dr. Kasra Vafadari who had come to Paris for heart treatment, was murdered by the strokes of a knife at his home by the terrorist agent Mehdi Shadi Komeleh – hired by the IRI- on Thursday May 17th at night, one day before the return to Iran.
Mehdi Shadi Komeleh was the nickname for Shahin, the 42 year old the Revolutionary Guard from Tehran who had served in the front lines of the war in South of Iran for one year. According to Police investigations, Mehdi Shadi Komele is one of the 4000 military members who had been sent to the Bosnia by the IRI.
Dr. Kasra Vafadari was a 60 year old man, the chair of the Zoroastrian Society, the resident of France, with the Zoroastrian beliefs and deep sense of loyalty to his homeland, Iran and the Iranian Culture. While he was respectful towards all other religions and beliefs, he was outspoken regarding the prejudice and the reactionary believes of the radical Islamists in Iran.
At the end, I have to mention that along with the tendency of the Iranian society toward the more recognition of their own basic and original culture; and joining of the more young generation to Zoroastrians; the tolerance of IRI toward the Zoroastrian Society and even the education of them in the Zoroastrian schools like <<Firooz Bahram>> or <<Pendar Nik>> is declining.
Establishment of Qoran Studies in the Zoroastrian schools “ Giv” according to the resolution of the Ministry of Education in May 2011, is an example of this type of assault and pressure.
Despite all of the mentioned situation, the number of the Zoroastrians who are interested in learning the religious lessons and the number of the participants in the Celebrations like “ Mehregan” are raising. The rise in the number of people interested in the Zoarastrian faith have led to heightened intelligentsia activities and covert monitoring of all zorastrian religious sites, parties and Zoroastrians’ societal gatherings. There are now more cameras installed to monitor the people commute to the Zoroastrian clubs and Aateshkades by the Iranian security forces and Sepah.
This was a brief explanation from a whole violation of the Human Rights of Zoroastrians in Iran that I could tell in the short time and I will explain more about it in the future.
The situation of Zoroastrians community in the Islamic Republic of Iran .part 1
گزارش قتل های زنجیره ای در جامعه زرتشتی در اجلاس جانبی شورای حقوق بشر در ژنو