To the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR-UNOG, 8-14 Avenue de la Paix CH - 1211 Geneva 10

and Amnesty International, International Secretariat 1 Easton Street , GB - London WC 1 X 0 DW

Jouma Bouresh President of the Organisation for Support of the National Rights of the Turkmenian People inc. Mathildenstr. 2 D - 50679 Köln

Köln 23 - 06 - 2003

Dear Sirs,

it is six weeks ago that the Security Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have shot coldbloodedly a young Turkmenian of less than 25 years.

The young Iranian, belonging to the Turkmenian minority, was going to fish in the Caspian Sea in order to earn some money for his approaching marriage.

Since the Islamic regime is in power, at least 10 young people have been shot because of so-called illegal fishing.

According to the law in force in the Islamic Republic of Iran the security forces are allowed to shoot immediately at so-called illegal fishermen whom they catch in the very act. By that the so-called illegal Turkmenian fishermen are in a state of outlaw similar to the Wild West!

How is it possible that a state, that is member of the UN and has signed the Charter of Human Rights, can construct such an unhuman and barbarian law and translate it into action in such a coldblooded way?

We claim for the immediate abolishment of this cruel law so that no more innocent young Turkmenians are murdered!

The name of the young Turkmene shot was Djalil Kor and he came from the little town of Garnishly. After he was assassinated his corpse was taken by the committers and stored like a cadaver for four days. It was at last at the fifth day that the corpse of Djalil Kor was overhanded, not before a substantial sum of money was payed, as „expense allowance“ for the expenses of the Islamic regime for the ballets and the work of the murderer.

Dear Sirs, this informations are not fairy-tales but facts which are inconceivable and dreadful.

We appeal to you as organisation standing up for Human Rights to condemn the Islamic Republic for these unhuman laws and their realization!

We appeal to you to advocate for the abolishment of these barbarian laws!