Ronald Kenneth Noble
INTERPOL Secretary General
200, quai Charles de Gaulle
Dear Mr Ronald Kenneth Nobel,
We have recently learned that the INTERPOL has posted the names of twelve members and associates of our Party as “WANTED” on its website. They are:
This has come as a shock to us and indeed to the Iranian opposition political parties, and numerous individuals. The above individuals are all veteran and popular political activists and respected figures within the Iranian opposition movement. They are all recognised political refugees and are engaged in open, public and transparent political activities against the Iranian government.
This action of your agency has generated a great deal of anxiety amongst millions of Iranian refugees living outside Iran. This seems to be an inauspicious and unprecedented development. A regime infamous for its brutality and repressive nature has requested the services of the INTERPOL to carry out the terrorising its opponents. We consider Interpol accountable for the arrest and/or extradition of any of theses individuals as well as any harm, physical, psychological and financial to these people and their families by the Iranian terror apparatus or their Islamist cronies and proxies due to the leak of information about their where about.
It is ironic that the INTERPOL has opted to assist the IR in gathering information and hunting down the staunchest advocates of unconditional and unrestricted freedom of expression; proponents of the abolition of capital punishments; defenders of women and children’s rights and those who have been promoting the most extensive civil and human rights.
The inclusion of our members in your list of wanted people throws up a number of questions and undermines the integrity of the INTERPOL. It seems that any despotic regime can call on the INTERPOL to carry out their dirty work for them. These people are victims of the Islamic Republic. They all have been granted political asylum according to the United Nations 1951Convention on Refugees.
This new development is now generating into a major controversy and attracting a great deal of interests within the Iranian community both inside Iran and abroad and has raised questions on the integrity and the remit of the INTERPOL.
We believe you should remove this list and your call immediately. We do not believe taking side with one of most brutal governments whose leaders are under prosecution for terrorism by Interpol can be on the Interpol charter and protocols.
We, together with all those who have been enraged by this development, will explore all possible avenues available to us, legal and political, to have the names of these individuals removed from your list of “Wanted”.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Secretariat of the Working-communist Party of Iran - Hekmatist
December 21, 2009