The following call out is from the Anarchist Initiative, Amsterdam via Athens Indymedia.
Neither Iran, nor Greece, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa should stay in the Netherlands
Open call for the protest gathering in solidarity with the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa
7th November, at 14:00 in DAM square of Amsterdam
The persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa is an former political prisoner with atheism view from Iran who was imprisoned by Islamic regime for one year and half. On 2014, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa, in the age of 16 was arrested by IRGC for a anti Islamic and anti state public speech in his hight school known as Shahid Chamran of Iranian city of Zarghan.The persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa, even after his release from prison, came under pressure and control by the Islamic regime, that in 2016 escaped to Greece from Iran. The presence of the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa in Greece was accompanied by threats from the Islamic regime, which repeatedly he was threatened with death from various organizations and individuals affiliated with the Iranian Islamic regime.In 2017, at the same time as the nationwide anti-state protests in Iran, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa showed his solidarity with the protests in a video message. A few days after this message of solidarity was published, the Iranian regime manipulated and edited this video message and broadcasted it on national television to accuse the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa of teaching protesters how to make explosives.
The persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa was granted political asylum at 2017 for a three-year staying in Greece. In the same year 2017, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa joined the resistance movement in Greece, and began to struggle against the systematic oppression perpetrated by the Greek state against society, especially immigrants. During these struggles, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa was arrested and even tortured several times by the Greek state, including:
In July 2018, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa was tortured by Greek police for his political activities against the Greek state, during which several parts of his body were seriously damaged and a vertebrae in his back was broken.
In January 2019, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa was arrested by Greek police on charges of using forged documents to leave Greece illegally.
In August 2019, he was arrested next to his home by Greek police on charges of carrying a weapon while he had only a small paper cutter with him. The persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa refused to give a criminal finger to the police in order to protest the way the police treated him and other immigrants, and the court sentenced him to three months in prison and a fine of 180 euros. (suspended prison)
In November 2019, as the counter-terrorism police launched a large-scale operation to find clues to a revolutionary organization, his house and several other anarchists were attacked by the counter-terrorism police. During the anti-terrorist police operation, an anarchist and another person were imprisoned, and two other anarchists were arrested, both of whom are temporarily released. During the anti-terrorist police raid on the house of persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa, all his asylum documents, which were in the house, along with his other belongings, were confiscated by the anti-terrorist police.
In February 2020, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa was forced to leave Athens in a political decision to have a secret life in different city to be away from police control due to the anti-terrorist police’s excessive control over his home, movements and even personal connections.
On March 14, 2020, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa was charged with call for armed uprising, in fact because of his solidarity with immigrants, which was covered as propaganda by various Greek television channels and newspapers against him. Then, on March 30, 2020, the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa was arrested by Greek anti-terrorist police on these charges against him.
While the political asylum of persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa was nearing the end of its three-year term, various Greek newspapers quoted the Greek Ministry of Immigration as saying that the political asylum of persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa had been revoked due to his arrest on March 30, 2020.
After the Greek state revoked the political asylum of persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa, he fled Greece and applied for political asylum in the Netherlands. A few weeks ago, the Dutch state rejected his political asylum application and intends to extradite him to Greece. If the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa is extradited to Greece, he may end up to Greek prisons or even extradited from Greece to the Islamic state of Iran, where his life will no doubt be in serious danger. We demand the granting of Dutch political asylum to the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa, and we oppose his extradition to Greece.
Open call for the protest gathering in solidarity with the persecuted anarchist Abtin Parsa7th November, at 14:00 in DAM square of Amsterdam
Anarchist initiative, Amsterdam