Political Activist & RASA TV Host Ali Jamshidi Summoned to the Office of the Intelligence Ministry in Malaysia
UPDATE: 20:59 7 Jan 2012. A comment here says there is no Ministry of Intelligence in Malaysia, so I tried a Google search and came up empty.
I assume Ali was called to the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Here are the details if you would like to contact them:
Y.B. Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman Minister Of Foreign Affairs.
Tel: 03-88894313 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia
Wisma Putra, No 1, Jalan Wisma Putra, Precint 2, 62602 PUTRAJAYA
Phone: +603-8887 4000, +603-8887 4570 (after working hours)
Fax: 603-8889 1717, 603-8889 2816
January 6th, 2012 – [Jaras] – In an unprecedented move, Ali Jamshidi, political activist, editor of the reformist opposition website Tahavole Sabz and head of the Enghelab Sabz social networks, head of Tahlilgaran Enghelab Sabz [The Green Revolution Analysis Group] and television host for RASA television [the first Green reformist television station] has been summoned to the office of the Intelligence Ministry in Malaysia.
According to received reports, agents of the Malaysian Intelligence Ministry contacted Jamshidi summoning him to their office. It is worth mentioning that a while back Raja News, a website associated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), a government entity known for exerting pressure on opposition groups, had published a report on Jamshidi filled with false accusations designed to present him as a undesirable and rouge element.
It is noteworthy that in past few months the activities of the media outlets affiliated with security entities inside Iran, aimed at eliminating opposition political figures in Malaysia has increased dramatically. According to the evidence at hand, ever since the personnel at the Iranian embassy in Malaysia were replaced a month ago, Intelligence Ministry forces have strongly sought to persuade the Malaysian government to increase pressure on Iranian political activists.
Translation by Banooye Sabz
احضار یک فعال سیاسی به اداره اطلاعات مالزیجرس: علی جمشیدی فعال سیاسی ؛ سرپرست سایت تحول سبز؛ سرپرست مجموعه شبکه های اجتماعی انقلاب سبز و تحلیل گران انقلاب سبز و مجری تلویزیون رسا در اقدامی بی سابقه به اداره اطلاعات مالزی فراخوانده شد.بنا به اخبار رسیده ماموران اداره اطلاعات مالزی با این فعال سیاسی تماس برقرار کرده و وی را به این اداره احضار کرده اند.
لازم به ذکر است که مدتی قبل، سایت رجا نیوز وابسته به سپاه پاسداران با انتشار گزارشی در باره این فعال سیاسی در مالزی، اتهامات سرتاسر کذبی را به وی نسبت داده بود.این سایتِ وابسته به محافل امنیتی و گروههای فشار، در گزارش خود تلاش کرده بود که آقای جمشیدی را به عنوان عنصری نامطلوب معرفی نماید .
شایان توجه است که طی چند ماه گذشته فعالیت رسانه های وابسته به سازمانهای امنیتی ایران برای تخریب چهره فعالین سیاسی در مالزی به شدت گسترش یافته است و بنا بر طبق شواهد موجود؛ از یک ماه گذشته با عوض شدن کادر سفارت ایران در مالزی ؛ نیروهای وزارت اطلاعات به طرز گسترده ای سعی دارند تا دولت مالزی را به برخورد با فعالین سیاسی ترغیب کنند.
Please Sign the Petition:
1) Stop the summoning of Ali Jamshidi, a political activist, editor, and TV Host of green opposition websites and TV programs.
2) Stop the intimidation of Ali Jamshidi and other political activists who are living abroad, who have the right to express their political views.
3) We demand for the protection of Iranians living in Malaysia to help guarantee their right to freedom of speech and expressing their political views without fear of retaliation by Malaysian authorities negotiating with Iranian regime.
Ces informations seront réservées au mouvement 25 février et utilisées uniquement dans le but d’assurer le contact avec les jeunes intéressés à la participation au travail
On a asszez parler de la situation du pays et de la necessite du changement. Nous devons donc agir et voila une occasion pour ca : adherer au mouvement 25 fevrier
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