Soccer is no longer considered merely a global sport, but also as unifying force whose virtues can make an important contribution to society. The power of Soccer is used as a tool of social and human development, by strengthening the work of dozens of initiatives around the globe to support local communities in the area of peace- building, health, social integration, education and more. The history of Soccer goes parallel to the history of the World, and sometimes Soccer matches have been more noted for the political significance than for their sporting importance.
Therefore, when the thirty- two qualified National teams were split in eight groups for the 1998 France World Cup and announced that the United States and Iran are in group F, the match between them was mentioned as “The most politically charged game in World Cup history”.(1) In this regard, many including the international community, U.S. government and the people of Iran hoped that this Soccer competition could break the ice between two countries and begin a new era of friendship and bilateral political relation.
There are so many rumors about Voice of America (VOA) and discerning the truth is very difficult. VOA is a news agency that was formed at the time of World War II and its goal was to provide accurate news and promote democratic values for its listeners in the countries that were under the fascist rule. About 70 years have passed since those days. The news that were available to the people in countries under dictatorship have changed. For example, the amount and content of news in the Soviet Union in the past or today in Communist China is not the same as what was available in Hilter's Germany.
A conference with the participation of a large number of Iranian political and social activists is to be held in Brussels on July 7th and 8th 2012. The gathering is in continuation of the initiative started with a conference in Stockholm at the invitation of the Palme International Center.
Authorities foiled a plot that was directed by factions of the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday at a press conference.A criminal complaint was unsealed in federal court in New York Tuesday naming Manssor Arbabsiar and Gholam Shakuri as the two alleged plotters, both with ties to Iran. Arbabsiar has been jailed in New York since September and Shakuri remains at large
Do you know “beyond” can be every where?
Do you feel “toward” can not be every where?
There or here, before or after
You want to be true, and become real on me.
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Secret telegrams released by WikiLeaks indicate that Iraqi Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki confirmed to U.S. diplomats in 2009 that Syria and Iran were supplying rebellious [terrorist] groups with weapons, including surface-to-air missiles. Al-Maliki passed this information to the former U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad Christopher Hill when the relations between Iraq and Syria were severed.
It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi.Like millions of young Iranians, he too was deeply disturbed by all the ills fallen upon his beloved homeland, as well as carrying the burden of losing a father and a sister in his young life.
Once more a human being is in imminent danger of execution in Iran. The chilling news is no more a surprise as the country is going through a phase when civilians may receive a death sentence over any charge, no matter how unfounded or trivial it is. Numbers are more telling of the human rights catastrophe that is happening in the country: the year 2010 is about to end with 200 recorded cases of execution1.
Amnesty International reported in a statement that the execution of Habibollah Latifi, a male member of the Kurdish minority in Iran, has been scheduled for 26 December, according to his lawyer. He was sentenced to death following an unfair trial.
The news of the sentence handed down by the courts of the theocratic regime to Mr. Jafar Panahi was indeed distressing: Six years of imprisonment in the regime's notorious prisons and a 20-year ban from practicing his art.What was his crime? No one seems to be able to explain except that he is an outspoken opponent of the regime. This unjust sentence will undoubtedly be appealed.
The news of Nasrin Sotoudeh's courageous battle, from inside the walls of the notorious prison of the theocratic regime, against our oppressors reminds us that in the end no tyrant can stand in the way of a people yearning to be free. Nasrin Sotoudeh is a human rights lawyer and now political prisoner in Iran. The regime today is so fearful of it's citizenry that no activist, no journalist, no student, no blogger, in short, no one is safe. And as they grow desperate, they grow even more vicious.
By now, we all are aware of the objective facts on the ground in Iran when it comes to political dissidents. We have read about the screams of Nasrin Sotoudeh echoing through the women’s ward in Evin Prison as she was subjected to torture by the regime. We have wept over the battered and broken body of young Mohsen Beikvand, whose words and flesh testified to his unspeakable tortures in Rajaei Shahr prison in the months prior to his arranged murder in prison.
There are two reasons that I, as an Iranian political activist, am writing to you today. One reason is the commemoration of the U.S. rescue of part of Iran from annexation by the Soviet Union in 1946, and the other is the current official action of the United States Navy under your command, in renaming the Persian Gulf for the sake of satisfying the egotistic preference of sheiks hosting the American fleet in the Persian Gulf.
Iranian intelligence was suspected of targeting a leading critic in London through an individual who had earlier been jailed for hiring a hitman to kill a US-based Iranian broadcaster.A cable from the US embassy on Grosvenor Square reported that Ali Reza Nourizadeh, a prominent opponent of Iran's leadership and a regular commentator on Voice of America, the Washington-funded radio station, was targeted while in the British capital in 2009 by Mohammad Reza Sadeqinia, an Iranian national who introduced himself as a "big fan" of Nourizadeh.
BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- Iran has rejected Argentina's proposal to put on trial in a neutral country those accused in the bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.In a letter sent Tuesday to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Iran called the proposal "unsustainable." "The Iranian government has ensured that no Iranian citizen was involved, directly or indirectly, in the bombing of the AMIA,” the letter said.
Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, a veteran activist for human rights in Iran. In February 2010 the detention order for imprisoned political activist Heshmatollah Tabarzadi was extended for an unknown length of time by Tehran’s court. In September 2010 Heshmatollah Tabarzadi was sentenced to 9 years in prison with recieving 79 lashes as part of his punishment.In October 2009 Heshmatollah Tabarzadi, leader of the banned Democratic Front of Iranian People (DFIP), was relased from prison after serving more than six months in solitary confinement. Heshmatollah Tabarzadi was arrested at April 17 2009 by special units of the Islamic Revolution’s Guards after he had criticised Iran’s regime and called for a revision of Iran’s constitution. to sign the Petition klik Here
“Starting in August 1988, just after the end of the Iran/Iraq war, and continuing until shortly before the 10th anniversary of the Islamic revolution in February 1989, the Iranian authorities carried out massive wave of summary executions of political prisoners – the largest since those carried out in the first and second year after the Iranian revolution in 1979. In all between 4,500 and 5,000 prisoners are believed to have been killed, including women. It remains one of the worst human rights violations committed since the establishment of the Islamic Republic.” states Amnesty International in its report “From protest to prison: Iran one year after the election”, released June 9th, 2010.
Vancouver’s Iranian-Canadian community has joined in the international chorus calling for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s immediate release from Tabriz Prison in Iran. Condemned to be executed by stoning in 2006 for engaging in adultery, the 41-year-old Iranian Azeri mother of two had her original sentence commuted earlier this month due to intense international pressure.
Many Iranian students at TU Delft are concerned about the consequences of an article published recently in the Washington Post about Iranian students in Delft. The article claimed that TU Delft is the centre of new Iranian activism. “This isn't true at all. The article is full of incorrect information and highly exaggerates the facts”, said members of the Iranian Students Society of TU Delft (Isstud). “But nevertheless, for the Iranian government, this article might raise unnecessary sensitivities about the social and non-political activities of Iranian students in Delft.”
The Netherlands Institute of International Relations “Clingendael” and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran are organizing an event in The Hague on the “Latest developments in the relation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Europe”. Below is the open letter of Persian Dutch Network to "Clingendael" about its 17th September event.
urge the Government of Canada to strongly condemn systemic human rights violations by the theocratic regime in Iran, and to lead international efforts in adopting urgent measures to end the practice of arbitrary arrests, imprisonments, gender and religious discriminations, torture, rape, stoning, public executions, and other shameful crimes against humanity.
TEHRAN — An Iranian official said that airports in Britain, Germany and the United Arab Emirates had started to refuse to refuel passenger planes from Iran but the reports were denied in all three countries on Monday."Since last week, after the passing of the unilateral law by America and the sanctions against Iran, airports in England, Germany, the UAE have refused to give fuel to Iranian planes," said Mehdi Aliyari, secretary of the Iranian Airlines Union, quoted by ISNA news agency.
TAVERNY, France — The People's Mujahedeen of Iran drew tens of thousands of opponents to Iran's clerical regime to its rally outside of Paris on Saturday, including prominent Western political heavyweights.The presence of former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton and former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar represented a major diplomatic success for the People's Mujahedeen of Iran (PMOI), which the United States still considers a terrorist organisation.
Social tensions between South and North Korea have escalated once again due to the sinking of the Cheonan. The two Koreas have remained technically at war with each other ever since the 1953 ceasefire ended the Korean War. If one considers the premise that their long-term struggle is a "cold civil war" with periodic "hot flashes," then it could be argued that the protracted "civil wars" in Latin American countries like Colombia, Bolivia, etc. have followed similar patterns. However, the latter situation is now changing, and perhaps both Koreas could learn something from new developments regarding the implementation of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) in Latin America.
It is with profound regret that we join the world in watching the brutal reaction of the regime in Tehran to the protests of the brave people of Iran for their rights and against the suffocating tyranny they have been subjected to these past 30 years. The regime has had 12 months to peacefully and respectfully resolve it's differences with the populace who has long since lost faith in their so-called government and lost hope in the judicial and constitutional infrastructures of the clerics and their paramilitary apparatus.
Today we have occupied part of the Iranian embassy in The Hague, in solidarity with you, the people of Iran, who in the past months have witnessed such a level of brutality and barbarity from your "rulers", that the world can see once and for all how illegitimate they truly are. The world is watching, and acting. The demonstrators in Iran are being joined by increasing numbers from Stockholm to Paris, The Hague, and Berlin, who have also protested the regime's crimes at Iranian embassies abroad.
This report has been compiled by a group of Iranian medical personnel working in the newly independent countries of the old Soviet Union. It's a revelation with far-reaching implications that need to be exposed to the world. These crimes are being perpetrated by the Iranian Regime who are collaborating with Russia!
Following protests in the holy city of Mashhad, at least a hundred people were arrested in Falakeh Bargh or Bargh square. Limited clashes also took place between government forces and the protesters.
According to eyewitnesses most of the arrested were students and the youth.
TEHRAN (GVF) - According to our reports from Tehran, Mir-Hossein Mousavi who spearheads Iran’s Green Movement was present in demonstrations marking the anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
Eyewitnesses said that Mousavi appeared at the rally amongst ordinary citizens in a manner that made it difficult to tell him apart from his fellow citizens.
The civilized world waits and wonders about what the dawn will bring to the growing and long-suffering political opposition in Iran. Thursday marks the 31st anniversary of the Iranian revolution - but today there are two Irans and two very different ways of marking the day.
The Woodlands, Texas – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that its indirect foreign subsidiaries that have been selling products to third parties located in Iran will discontinue doing so and will exit any contractual arrangements there as expeditiously as legally possible. While such sales have been done in full compliance with U.S. law, it was determined that the small amount of business done there does not justify the reputational risk currently associated with doing business with entities located in Iran, due to the growing international concern over the policies of the current regime there.
I, Mohammad Reza Ruhi-Nejad, inform you that my 23 year old son, Hamed Ruhi-Nejad, was arrested on May 3, 2009 - before the tenth presidential elections – by a group identifying themselves as members of the Presidential National Security Agency, and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin prison. My family and I had no news of my son’s situation for over 4 months until my wife finally obtained permission to visit him through the Islamic Revolutionary Court’s Public Prosecutor’s Office.
In an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post Sunday, Mohammad Reza Madhi, a former officer in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards' intelligence service, described Mr Ahmadinejad as ''crazy'' and unfit to lead his country.''He has already destroyed international relationships with many countries and made them enemies of Iran,'' said Mr Madhi, who was forced to flee Iran in 2008 after being jailed for 73 years on what he described as ''trivial'' charges. ''This has cost the Iranian people so much. His ideas are dangerous.''
The wife of Dr. Zaidabadi, chairman of the Iran Students Organization, said her husband is still banned from receiving visitors and he has also been denied a release bond.Mehdieh Mohammdi, Dr. Zaidabadi’s wife, said: “This morning, accompanied by Dr. Zaidabadi’s lawyer, we went to the revolutionary court to arrange for his release bond, when we encountered a situation in complete violation of existing laws”.
Bahari’s lawyer, Saleh Nikbakhat, told Reporters Without Borders: “I have unfortunately not been able to see him or have access to his case file since his arrest. I still do not know what Maziar is accused of. Even the power of attorney that I gave to them on 23 June has still not been returned to me. But he has been able to see and call his family.”
Behnoud Shojaee and Akram Mahdavi are scheduled to be executed in Evin prison this Sunday October 11 which falls one day after the International Day Against Execution. Some reports say that they may be executed tomorrow. Another juvenile,Safar Angooti is scheduled to be executed on October 21st. The Supreme Court is also deciding the fate of another minor on death row, Ali Mahin Torabi. This sad news is worrying the families of these youngsters, NGO's and human rights activists internationally.
Dr Mohammad Maleki, a 76-year old male Iranian scholar and former Chancellor of Tehran University has been detained. An independent commentator, he has for many years criticized the policies of successive governments. He is believed to be held for criticizing the conduct of the recent presidential election and therefore to be a prisoner of conscience.
The Islamic Republic of Iran will hang tomorrow early in the morning at 6. 30, Iranian time, fourteen young Baluch on the fabricated charges of corrupting the earth and fighting God in a public park to stage a show for exhibiting its credentials as the worst killer in the Iranian history. The Iranian Fars News Agency reported that the relatives of the victims have been invited to go and watch the show of hanging. It's not clear who the victims are as the full identities of the men who are supposed to be hanged have not been yet exposed to the public. Abdul Hamid Rigi, the older brother of Abdul Malik Rigi, the leader of People's Resistance Movement of Iran, Jondollah, is among them.
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Eight local staff members of the British embassy in Tehran have been arrested in connection with the country’s post-election unrest, Iran’s government-funded Press TV reported Sunday. CNN could not immediately reach the embassy officials for confirmation. It was also not immediately known whether any British citizens were among the arrested.
We heard a gunshot. Neda was standing a metre away from me... I saw blood gushing out of her chest".The doctor who tried to save an Iranian protester as she bled to death on a street in Tehran has told the BBC of her final moments.Dr Arash Hejazi, who is studying at a university in the south of England, said he ran to Neda Agha-Soltan's aid after seeing she had been shot in the chest. Despite his attempts to stop the bleeding she died in less than a minute, he said.
Payvand.com - Unsourced reports are circulating that British banks have frozen $1.6 billion in funds belonging to Mojtaba Khamenei, son of the supreme leader. This supposed affront is cited as another reason for displeasure with Britain in high places in Iran.
General Ali Fazli, who was recently appointed as a commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the province of Tehran, is reported to have been arrested after he refused to carry out orders from the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to use force on people protesting the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
An Iranian student protester in Tehran made a passionate plea for help from the world community this morning in a phone call to CNN’s “American Morning.”For safety reasons, CNN can only identify the student by his first name, Mohammed. He’s been a part of the protests and a target of the violence there. Below is an edited transcript of the interview.John Roberts: What is the scene like on the streets? Are there more demonstrators out there on the streets? Or is it much quieter than it has been in recent days?
Mohammed: Hello. Actually I participated in Saturday’s demonstrations in parts of Tehran. What I saw, I saw thousands of security officers that tried to break up the crowd. They used canisters and batons and water cannons against us. They attacked us. And we also in response attacked them. We attacked them by throwing stones. And we built trenches in the streets
TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Thousands of defiant protesters clashed with police in the streets of Tehran on Saturday in protest of last week's presidential elections, and opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi reportedly said he was ready for "martyrdom."
I will participate in the demonstrations tomorrow. Maybe they will turn violent. Maybe I will be one of the people who is going to get killed. I’m listening to all my favorite music. I even want to dance to a few songs. I always wanted to have very narrow eyebrows. Yes, maybe I will go to the salon before I go tomorrow! There are a few great movie scenes that I also have to see.
At least 500 activists, opposition figures, journalists and students have been arrested in Iran in recent days in a growing crackdown aimed at "decapitating" the movement against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election.The round-up has included individuals once closely associated with the 1979 Islamic revolution but who have been critical of Ahmadinejad's government.Saeed Leylaz, a prominent journalist and commentator, today became the latest leading figure to be arrested, possibly because of his frequent interviews with foreign media.Leylaz, a known reformist and supporter of the defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, warned last week that Iran faced a possible Tiananmen Square-type bloodbath if the election was stolen.
Iran was braced for a fifth day of unrest today as the government intensified its crackdown on opposition figures with the arrest of dozens of leading critics and issued a further warning against reporting of the protest movement.Saeed Laylaz, a leading journalist and a critic of government policy often quoted by foreign media, was among the latest to be detained, as protesters prepared for more demonstrations in Tehran
In Tehran, hundreds of thousands of supporters of leading opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi turn out to protest the result of the election at a mass rally in Azadi (Freedom) square Monday. Mr. Mousavi claims there was voting fraud in Friday's election..TEHRAN -- The largest demonstration here since the Iranian revolution ended in gunfire Monday, after hundreds of thousands of protesters thronged a central square and Iran's ruling cleric ordered an investigation into allegations of fraud in the presidential election.
The supporters of Iran's defeated presidential candidate planned the rally in Tehran today to protest against the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which has sparked two days of violent protests in the capital. It was not clear whether authorities would allow any further demonstration by his opponents, after they yesterday rounded up 170 activists.The protests triggered violence on a scale not seen since 1999 when student demonstrations led to a week of deadly nationwide unrest.
Supporters of the main election challenger to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police and set up barricades of burning tires today as authorities declared the hard-line president was re-elected in a landslide. Opponents responded with the most serious unrest in the capital in a decade and charges that the result was the work of a "dictatorship."
London, 8-6-09--Abdol Hamid Rigi, the brother of Abdol Malik Rigi, the leader of People's Resistance Movement of Iran, Jondolla, was hanged in Zahedan on Saturday, 6 June 09 after he was extradited from Pakistan to Iran, The semi-official Fars News Agency reported.The Pakistani government was warned by many human rights organization that Abdol Hamid, would be executed if he was returned to Iran but in spite of all the warnings, the Pakistani government extradited him with few other Baluch. Reza Qaladarzahi, who was also extradited by Pakistan to Iran, was hanged with Rigi.
BuzzFarzad Kamangar, a 33-year-old teacher, journalist and human rights activist, is awaiting execution in Iran's notorious Evin prison. The Islamic regime calls him a terrorist, but his real crime is being a Kurd. Mr. Kamangar taught at an elementary school in the northwestern Iranian city of Kamyaran, where he was a member of the Kurdistan Teachers Union and wrote for various underground human rights publications. He secretly taught his Kurdish students their banned language and told stories about their culture and history. He was detained by Iranian police in Tehran in July 2006 when traveling to visit his brother, a Kurdish activist. He disappeared into the Iranian prison system with no word to his family or friends.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's official news agency says three people have been hanged for their involvement in the bombing of a mosque that killed 25 people.IRNA quoted a statement issued by the local judiciary department as saying that the three, Haji Nouti Zehi, Gholam Rasoul Shahoo Zehi and Zabihollah Naroui, were hanged Saturday ahead of the funeral of those killed in southeastern Iran.
ZAHEDAN, Iran, May 30 (UPI) -- Three men already jailed for other attacks were executed Saturday for planning this week's deadly suicide bombing at an Iranian mosque, officials in Tehran say.The official Iranian Republic News Agency IRNA said the men were hanged Saturday morning near the site of the Thursday mosque attack in the predominantly Sunni Arab southeastern Iran city of Zahedan. Nineteen people died when a bomber infiltrated the Shiite facility and blew himself up, the BBC reported.
On May 25, 2009, something very rare in Iranian history occurred. A coalition composed of grassroots pro-democracy political forces in Iran was formed. There is little doubt that the fundamentalist regime ruling Iran has lost its legitimacy. There is also little doubt that no opposition organization could on its own establish democracy and human rights in Iran. The desperate need for a broad-based coalition has animated Iranian political activists for some time. Outside Iran, there have been several attempts to bring together groups and individuals to form a powerful opposition organization with little success. However, actual coalitions of forces have been very rare in Iranian history
I did not know it then – perhaps I did not want to know – but it is clear to me now that the Americans wanted me out. Clearly this is what the human rights advocates in the State Department wanted … What was I to make of the Administration’s sudden decision to call former Under Secretary of State George Ball to the White House as an adviser on Iran? Ball was among those Americans who wanted to abandon me and ultimately my country.” Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, The Shah of Iran
Although his lawyer Mr. Mohammad Mostafaei has not receive official notice of the execution date, he was informed by Mohammadreza’s father that he is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday May 27th at Adelabad prison in Shiraz where he has been imprisoned for the last 4 years.
New York-based Human Rights Watch called yesterday for the immediate release from an Iranian interrogation center of Behrooz Javid-Tehrani, a human rights activist who was first arrested in 1999 and has been in and out of prison ever since.Javid-Tehrani, 29, has been on a hunger strike for over two weeks and is believed to have various health problems resulting from years of torture.
Behrooz Javid-Tehrani, who is critically ill, is in prison for his peaceful political dissent and his human rights advocacy...He should never have been imprisoned in the first place and he should be released at once or he will likely die in prison."Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director (New York) -The Iranian government should immediately release ailing political prisoner Behrooz Javid-Tehrani, a human rights activist first arrested during 1999 nationwide student protests, and ensure he has access to adequate medical care, Human Rights Watch said today. Javid-Tehrani, who has been continually detained since 2005, is on hunger strike and suffers from health problems caused by prolonged torture.
My cause is to ensure that they emerge victorious in this battle so that our people may ultimately shirk off the combined yoke of religious fanaticism and political despotism that has brought havoc to the lives of ordinary people, and to the standing of our country in the international community.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has arrested a group of people linked to Israel who were planning bombings ahead of the Islamic Republic's June presidential election, the intelligence minister was quoted as saying on Sunday.State radio, citing Intelligence Minister Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei, did not say how many people had been arrested or give any other details.
Q 1: Would the Iranian regime tolerate peaceful street protests?
K Zaim: No. They will under no circumstances tolerate street protests. Their reactions to even limited protests by interest groups, civil activists, women’s movement, student protests and worker protests or strikes have been vey swift and often violent. They have imprisoned tens of thousands of political and civil activists in all walks of life in order to prevent protests from spreading and becoming epidemic.
US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi, who has been handed an eight-year jail sentence on charges of espionage, has been on hunger strike for the past five days, her father said."She has started [a hunger strike] and today is the fifth day," Reza Saberi said. "Her lawyer lodged an appeal over the sentence today."
Iran Press Watch has learned that an article was published earlier this week stating that the Spanish House of Representatives has asked the Spanish government to call for the release of the seven (7) Baha’i leaders [formerly known as the Yaran, or "Friends"] in Iran and to condemn the systematic persecution of the Baha’is. It also condemns the human rights violations committed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Twenty students at Noushirvan University in Babol were prevented from entering the campus, insulted, and beaten by the University Guards and plainclothes security officers who met them in front of the campus on 13 April 2009.
At the G20 summit, President Obama once again repeated the same mantra, “The United States wants the Islamic Republic of Iran to take its rightful place in the community of nations.” Apparently, the White House staff does not read my articles so President Obama continues to parrot the same mantra everywhere he goes.
As a member of Amnesty International I want to write to you about Ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi, an Iranian Muslim cleric who advocates the separation of religion and government. He has been in the Central Yazd prison, his health has been seriously deteriorated and he is refused health service inside of prison, furthermore he has a bone disease that needs medical attention and X-ray but Mr. Boroujerdi is not allowed permission to leave the prison to get medical attention, I would respectfully ask you to grant him permission to get medical attention as his imprisonment terms goes against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
On the April 1st 1979 the Islamic Republic was proclaimed in Iran. There is nothing to celebrate but 30 years of resistance against this inhuman regime. 30 years “Islamic Republic Iran” means 30 years of suppression and terror: persecution of national and religious minorities, homosexuals, women, trade unionists as well as members of the political opposition. The public executions of people because of supposed sexual misdemeanours or because of their sexual orientation mock all principles of human rights.
Barack Obama extended the olive branch to Iran's leaders last Friday in a videotaped message praising a "great civilization" for "accomplishments" that "have earned the respect of the United States and the world." The death of Iranian blogger Omid-Reza Mirsayafi in Tehran's Evin prison two days earlier was, presumably, not among the accomplishments the president had in mind.
Amir Heshmat Saran, political prisoner of Rajaii shahr prison in Karaj, dies mysteriously on March 6, after he was transferred to hospital for brain damage. His sudden death has been confirmed by his family. The reasons of his death are claimed to be brain hemorrhage, but according to Human Right activists, experience with mysterious deaths of other political prisoners makes Mr. Saran's death a suspicious one. Amir Saran was arrested in 2004 for founding a group named "National United Front", and was finally sentenced to 16 years imprisonment by Karaj Court.
Mohammed MossadeqMohammed Hedayat Mossadeq of Mossadegh (Teheran, 19 mei 1882 - Ahmad Abad, 4 maart 1967) was een Iraans politicus. Zijn naam werd vooral gevestigd in de periode van april 1951 tot en met augustus 1953 toen hij het minister-presidentschap bekleedde en bekend werd door de nationalisering van de Iraanse olie.
Geert Wilders, an outspoken politician and chairman of the Freedom Party (PVV) in the Netherlands who produced a 16 minute-long movie “FITNA,” has been accused of Islamophobia and refused entry to the UK by immigration authorities after arriving at Heathrow airport in London. UK Independence party peer, Lord Pearson, had invited him to show his controversial film “Fitna,” which links Quran to terrorism, at the House of Lords.
ABU DHABI, Feb 22 (Reuters) - France, set to open a military base in the United Arab Emirates this year, said on Sunday that Iran should take part in a dialogue with Gulf Arab countries to ally their fears over its nuclear programme.France is among world powers trying to exert pressure on Iran to halt its atomic work, which has played into Gulf countries' fears over the non-Arab power's rising influence.
Israel's ambassador to the U.S. called for "immediate and serious action" Friday after a United Nations report showed Iran has enough uranium to build a nuclear bomb. The White House also said the international community must work together to address Iran's uranium enrichment activities, calling the rogue nation's nuclear capabilities an "urgent problem." Israeli Ambassador Sallai Meridor, in an interview with FOXNews.com, said the report only emphasizes the threat Iran poses to the rest of the world.
TEHRAN (AFP) — An Iranian man who was sentenced to death by stoning after he was found guilty of having illicit relations with a teenage girl has been hanged, a newspaper reported on Saturday.Abdullah Fareivar, a 50-year-old music teacher, was hanged on Thursday in a prison in the northern town of Sari, the Etemad Melli newspaper said.It said Fareivar was sentenced to death despite his family saying his relations with the 17-year-old girl were not illicit as he had entered into a contract marriage with her and that his first wife was aware of it.
TEHRAN, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Visiting former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder criticised on Saturday Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for casting doubt over the Holocaust, saying the slaughter of 6 million Jews by Nazis was a fact.Since coming to power in 2005, Ahmadinejad has provoked international condemnation for saying the Holocaust was a "myth" and calling Israel a "tumour" in the Middle East.
Nearly 9 months after the arrest of the 7 leaders of the Baha’i community in Iran and following the “guilty verdict” on espionage issued by Security Prosecutor of Tehran and even before a court of justice could review the accusations, the Prosecutor General of Iran in a letter to the Ministry of Intelligence, declared the activities of the leadership illegal and banned. The prosecutor general also stated: ”that the activities of Baha’i organization in all aspect are illegal since their connection to Israel and opposition to Islam and Islamic nation and danger to national security is obvious. It is imperative that any further activities by any such groups be dealt with.”
Iranian revolution Court has sentenced Dr. Arash Alaei and his brother Kamyar Alaei , specialists in research and curbing AIDS, to altogether 9 years imprisonment. They are charged with participating in "soft toppling".On Monday 19 January the head of the anti espionage section of the Intelligence Ministry had referred to the brothers as those who had participated in" toppling the regime softly".
According to ISNA-17 January, the 25th branch of Tehran's Revolution Court has convicted those involved in "soft toppling" of the regime in Iran to life imprisonment .The court has not clarified their names and whereabouts or even the prison in which they are being detained. According to a statement released by three Human Rights NGOs; Doctors defending Human Rights, Human Right Watch (Iran), and "International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran: The Alaei brothers are amongst those accused of trying to topple the regime
14 January 2009, in a coordinated operation, ten families affiliated with the Bahai faith were harassed by Iranian regime security agents, their belongings searched, confiscated and their members arrested and taken away to Evin prison.According to reports released by Bahai students; Jinus Sobhani, Shahrokh Taeff, Azizollah Samandari, Payam Aghsani, Didar Raoof, Nima Haghar have been arrested.
On the 21st of December 2008, the secret police entered the headquarters of the centre of the Defenders of Human Rights, the only non-governmental organisation for human rights and a member of the FIDH in Iran, by force and without legal warrant and, sealed the centre. This letter is written in Persian, English, French, Dutch, Turkish, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian.