Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The civil society of Azarbayejan in Iran Calling all Iranian to protest on September 3,2011 at 5:00pm
Because of the lack of attention by regime to the Lake Orumieh in Azarbayejan-Iran , the lake is getting dried up and dying. In recent years there were warning about the situation of this lake but nothing was done to prevent it. In connection to this issue, the people in Azarbayejan -Iran particularly the people of the city of Orumieh held protest ( the video clip of this protest is posted in IRAN WATCH CANADA) and now in another attempt the civil society of Azarbayejan-Iran called for another protest on Saturday September 3rd @ 5:00pm and the communique also called the Iranian people in other city's to join the protest in solidarity with the people of Azarbayejan.
The poster for the protest shows other citys like : Tabriz, Tehran , Mashhad, Rasht, Ardebil ,Zanjan, kermanshah, Isfahan and Orumieh are going to join the protest.
Link to this news:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
To all Moslems around the world:How much do you know about the regime in Iran?Islamic Republic regime violates the rights of Sunni moslems!
Moslems of the world should not let the officials of the Islamic Republic regime and their embassys around the world with their money or donations and free food in festivities to deceive them and buy their support because of their money or the so called "fight with imperialism or fight with US as the great satan and fight with zionism" or promisses like Islamic Republic with Nuclear weapon as the only moslem states shall fight against injustices and ....so on.
You should not be deceived! why ? because Islamic republic regime isn't what you thought it would be!? Ask the oppressed moslem and none moslem Iranian people to tell you about this regime !?
This regime created terror and tyrannical regime in Iran. Among so many injustices one very close to you is your Iranian Sunni brothers who were asked not to hold their own "Eid Feter" festivity. They banned your sunni brothers from gathering into their mosque and pray. Instead they force them to join with other moslems including Shiit moslem and pray under khamenei's leadership in Eid Feter. As a result of this , many Kurdish representative from various Kurdistan city's in the parliament asked Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the "election coup president" to mediate and let the Suuni's communities residing in the western region of Tehran( Sadeghieh) to gather in their own mosque and celeberate the "Eide Feter'. This is one of the basic violation of the rights of Sunni Moslems.
Here is the link to this news in Farsi:
Sunni Moslem representative from citys like:
Marivan,Sarvabad- Mahabad- sardasht ,piranshahr- Seghez , baneh- divandareh,Kamiaran- Zahedan-Khash- Chabahar and ........signed this petition.
Labels: Human Rights united voice
Sunday, August 28, 2011
New wave of protest has began in Iran.27.8.2011. Uromiyeh city- Clashes between people and regime forces!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Iran,Tehran Aug.25th-Night time chanting- Khamenei's Dictatorship continue and Iranian people are waiting for that particular time and day !
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A group of young Green Movement Iranian distribute leaflet with pictures of those killed by Islamic Republic regime in Iran among residences!
Monday, August 22, 2011
The end of all dictators(Escape,captured,dead),One way or the other!!! Power temptation! Democratic process in Libya is harder than regime change !
Labels: International solidarity
Sunday, August 21, 2011
"Coordinating Council of Green Path of Hope" in it's communique:At 10:00pm August 25th,Thursday nights,raise your voice against reppression& Tyranny
According to news, the "Coordinating Council of Green Path of Hope " in it's 16th communique called the Iranian people to raise their voices at 10:00pm on August 25th,this coming Thursday night, against the reppression and Tyrannical regime in Iran and to expose the double standard policy of the regime with regards to Palestine and Syria .
This call definitely will bring insomnia again to the eyes of regime officials.
Plus School's will start in two-three weeks and the students campaign will resume .
Saturday, August 20, 2011
What about democratic changes in Saudi Arabia,Bahrain and..?Focous on Saudi Arabia. Regime in Libya,Syria and Iran are closer to collaps !| | | |
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Focus on Iranian Kurdish political prisoners ! Do we care ?
Labels: political prisoners
Friday, August 12, 2011
12-8 - Syrian people : We dont bend to anyone except god. Protest escalate to many Syrian cities...
The flag of Hezbullah and Islamic Republic regime plus the picture of Bashar Al Asad as three stooges were burned in Syria by Syrian people!
Iranian Cartoonist Mana Neyestani's critical cartoon on Bashar Al Asad of Syria and Khamenei of Iran !
Spit on your dignity Bashar !
You have taken cooking order from someone who has mouthful and can't swallow.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Focus on political prisoners -Mehdi Khazali,writer -blogger & critical to regime: " I'll start hunger strike & leave my dead body on your shoulders !
Labels: political prisoners
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 08, 2011
14 imprisoned Iranian Journalist in a statement for their safety & improvement on their conditions & release of Mr. Musavi and Mr. Karoubi
Mohammad Reza Bahonar deputy to the Parliamentary speaker :We beg reformists to participate in the next parliamentary election!?
Israel's middle class in mass protest . New Era of Young generation-internet-knowledge- democratic change and distribution of wealth-No corruption
Israel Protests: Over 250,000 join biggest anti-govt rally in Tel Aviv. Economy and democratic changes - Social forces behind the protest !
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Iranian journalists - Cartoon by Iranian cartoonist -Nikahang Kowsar
read more: http://www.cpj.org/mideast/iran/ http://www.cpj.org/2010/12/iran-arrests-four-journalists-dozens-deteriorating.php http://www.cjfe.org/
Saturday, August 06, 2011
Focus on political prisoners in Iran ! This time on Kohyar and his mom !
Labels: Human Rights united voice
Friday, August 05, 2011
Focus on Middle East - Bashar Asad regime killing its own people- He does it to stay in power ....
5-8-2011(ج2).- Syria Friday Aug 5- The Syrian people want freedom and democratic change - Islamic Republic regime in Iran support Asad regime!
Friday Aug.5 /Syria - Islamic Republic regime in Iran still support Bashar Al Asad and his regime and is against Syrian people !
Thursday, August 04, 2011
"Dictatorshipment" !!!? Sadam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak , Ben Ali , Will add later
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Isa Saharkhiz Writes Letter from Prison to UN Special Rapporteur
Isa Saharkhiz was violently arrested in July 2009 and consequently suffered broken ribs. He was later tried and, sentenced to three years in prison for “Insulting the Supreme Leader and the regime”, banned from all political and journalistic activities for five years, and prohibited from leaving the country for one year.
Translation of the letter from Isa Saharkhiz to the UN Special Rapporteur
I, Isa Saharkhiz, one of the political prisoners arrested after the 2009 coupe election, have not been allowed to exercise my legals right of prison furlough for needed medical treatment, after having served half of my prison sentence.
Mr. Ahmed Shaheed,
The news of your appointment as the UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur to Iran was heartwarming for me and many other political prisoners. We hope that you will be our voice in informing the public of the deplorable conditions of the prisons in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Mr. Ahmed Shaheed,
What is happening now in the Islamic Republic prisons is a crime against humanity and not any less than Stalin’s inhumane treatment of prisoners in the forced labor camps of Siberia.
This treatment is not solely limited to the political prisoners, but the situation for the general prisoners is no less disastrous.
You have probably heard of the horrible death of Hoda Saber who died while on hunger strike after being beaten by prison officials. Prior to that, you must have heard of Mohsen Dokmechi’s death.
You probably also are somewhat aware of my medical situation and are aware that they will not even allow me to be hospitalized for my needed medical treatment. I will not go into the details of my medical case.
My purpose for writing this letter is to remind you that such a dire situation exists and that another tragic event may occur at any moment. It is apparent to me and my fellow inmates that the strategy and objective of the authorities is “to kill the protesting prisoners silently and gradually”.
They have made a deliberate decision to destroy us and have planned a silent death for us, because they fear our survival even behind these walls and bars.
You, in the name of humanity and because of the responsibility that has been bestowed upon you, are obligated to use everything in your power and act immediately to inform the public of the heinous [crimes] that occur behind these walls.
I hope you realize the value of time in this matter and know that any delay in taking action will result in the deaths of more political prisoners.
Therefore, I urge you to take action immediately and travel to Iran without any further delay. If the authorities prevent you from visiting with the political prisoners, that will only show another disgraceful act by a regime that is built on the foundation of lies.
Isa SaharkhizJuly 2011Rejai Shahr prison
Report and translation by Persian BanooAdditional editing by Persian2English
A Letter to Dr. Ahmed Shaheed The UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran by a Former Diplomat
Hossein Alizadeh (46) former iran’s charge d’affairs in Helsinki, was a career diplomat in the Iranian Foreign Ministry for 22 years. In protest to Islamic Republic repressive treatment to its innocent people, he resigned form his career in September 2010 declaring his support for Iran’s Green Movement. He received a master’s degree in International Relations from the School of the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Alizadeh has published many books and articles before and after his defection. He speaks Persian, English and Arabic fluently.He has recently written an open letter to the UN Human Rights Rapporteur in iran evaluating the Islamic Republic’s refusal to allow the Rapporteur enter Iran’s territory as an evidence on horrible and wide spread violation of human rights in Iran.His contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org
“He who has nothing to hide, has nothing to fear”
His excellency Dr. Ahmad Shahid
The UN special rapporteur of human rights in Iran
What compelled me to write this letter is the fact that we share a common background serving as diplomats for our countries. Such commonality brings us closer together and encourages mutual understanding of a single issue. With your remarkable background as Foreign Minister of the Maldives, now the most highest international organization trusts you to investigate the human rights situation in my country. Yet I, a temporary charge d’affaires and former ambassador in Helsinki, after 21 years of service in the Iranian Foreign Ministry, am now a political refugee in my host country, Finland.
My colleagues and I, protesting against the merciless crackdown on the Iranian people and desiring to relay the cry of a suffering and helpless nation to the world, saw no alternative but to execute a political move reflecting all victims of the Islamic Republic’s human rights violations: the stifled voices, stitched mouths, bruised chins, bound prisoners, lost martyrs, childless mothers, shuttered newspapers, dissolved political parties, prohibited minority religions, and most importantly, punished defense lawyers.
I write this open letter so I can reiterate the thousand-fold, relentless human rights violations in Iran. I’m very sure that dozens of UN resolutions, hundreds of statements from human rights organizations, and thousands of testimonies to the inhumane tragedies in the black well called the “Islamic Republic” are sufficient documentation to detail the crimes of depraved officials and vulgar rulers. Such records are enough to enlighten you of the tragedies that abound in the Islamic Republic.
Is there better rationale than the Islamic Republic becoming the first country appointed a special human rights correspondent to investigate and assess its human rights situation since the Council’s founding in 2006? If there wasn’t any satisfying proof or documentation, the Council would never have thought of appointing Iran a human rights correspondent.
I’m conveying pain in this letter, and, alongside the solid proof you have, I lay down my simple argument for the critical human rights situation in Iran. I contend that Islamic Republic senior officials’ harsh reaction of “blocking the correspondent’s entry into Iranian soil” only corroborates the depth of the horrible and monstrous tragedies taking place. The regime is even ready to justify its rejection of your shocking testimony to their crimes.
The line of Persian poetry quoted at the beginning of this letter is an Iranian’s simple description of crooks involved in bad actions. Let’s imagine that an Iranian citizen, accused of possessing stolen property or hiding a body in his home, gets investigated by the court. What better proof for his guilt than when he professes to be innocent but refuses to allow officials to search his home? Thus the Persian proverb says:
“He who has nothing to hide, has nothing to fear.”
This explains why Islamic Republic officials—from the head of the judiciary to the Foreign Minister, head of the National Security Council, and the IRGC’s Top Commander—hold the flag symbolizing their refusal to let you enter our dear country. Dissecting their foolish talk, it is very appalling that on one hand the president calls Iran “the most free country in the world” and Javad Larijani, head of the human rights desk at the Judiciary, calls Iran “the only democracy in the Middle East” while the Judiciary’s head Sadeq Larijani boldly announces that “Our policy is not to accept the correspondent”.
It is also distressing to hear Sadeq Larijani, the Judge of all Judges, say that “The basis of Western-style human rights is not enforceable, and we cannot let them impose on us a notion of human rights adopted from a liberal cultural system. Our religious regime can itself create a human rights system based on its principles.”
Did the world forget that the Islamic Republic, until yesterday, was very keen on becoming a member of the Human Rights Council? Maybe the Islamic Republic forgot that it must execute the terms of a contract, treaty or convention unless it pulls out. What is the difference between accepting unexpected IAEA inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites (since the IAEA is an international authority), and accepting a special correspondent from another international authority, the Human Rights Council?
Our country’s Judge of all Judges knows well that even if there wasn’t an international human rights treaty or any other treaty containing the Islamic Republic’s signature, these government officials would still have committed overt violations of the country’s laws and Constitution. Iran defying its international obligations is another story. Let me give you an interesting example.
Based on the Islamic Republic’s civil code (derived from Islamic jurisprudence), a person is innocent until proven guilty by a legitimate court. It is appalling that in a country claiming to be free and democratic, two prominent Islamic Republic figures, former Prime Minister Mirhossein Mousavi and former head of Parliament Mehdi Karroubi have been under house arrest for five long months. Neither has a trial has been formed for them nor a verdict issued to sentence (or condemn) them.
Considering the Islamic Republic’s contradictory treatment of the civil code and the Constitution, the question is: if Mehdi Karroubi announced that he would attend the trial himself and if these two men are criminals, then why their wives are under house arrest as well? You must acknowledge that the Islamic Republic’s problem begins with this simple example and ends with what Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi claims to be thousands of systematic human rights violations!
Because you have a Muslim background, you know better than anyone else the meaning of shahid….which also happens to be your last name. Shahid means the one who sacrifices his life for protecting his greatness, dignity, and nation. No doubt that thousands of helpless Iranians have been martyred throughout the centuries, but we must note that during the imposed war with Iraq in the 1980s the term “living martyr” became popular.
According to our fighters, the “living martyr” was someone who didn’t get martyred on the battlefield, but with his then damaged and broken body witnessed Saddam’s invasion of dear Iran.
Dr. Shahid, if there weren’t thousands of martyrs for the cause of freedom, democracy, and human rights so that the report on the Islamic Republic’s inhuman abuses reaches you, then the Islamic Republic itself is a black well full of living martyrs who can illustrate for you just a small portion of these crimes. Some of these living martyrs are Mohammad Nourizadeh, Narges Mohammadi, and Nasrin Sotoudeh.
Finally, we must not forget that although the troubling speech of the Islamic Republic leaders never ends, we cannot ignore the honest discourse of sympathetic people and human rights activists. Unfortunately, some exploit the issue of human rights as a political tool to acquire power—disregarding their country’s right as well as other countries’ opinions.
You must acknowledge that such behavior only makes countries such as the Islamic Republic bolder in committing human rights violations. Although the solution to this problem does not lie in your agenda or your hands, we know well that you (as an individual internationally renowned in the field of human rights) are more eloquent and capable than anyone else to help end the exploitation of human rights.
An entire nation and its future are bound to the serious task at hand, and I wish you success.
A Former Diplomat
An open letter from The Mourning Mothers of Iran to the United Nations special Rapporteur regarding the investigation of the human rights in Iran
An open letter from The Mourning Mothers of Iran to the United Nations special Rapporteur regarding the investigation of the human rights in Iran
Source: “Mothers of Laleh Park” (Mourning Mothers of Iran)
An open letter from The “Mothers of Laleh Park” (Mourning Mothers of Iran) to the United Nations special Rapporteur regarding the investigation of the human rights in Iran
No doubt that even with a quick glance at the vast record, you will find out about the human rights abuses by the Islamic regime and the goal of this letter is not to provide new evidence. By this, we, as the voice of the oppressed mothers, see it as our duty to point out to you the difficulties of the task ahead and declare our readiness to cooperate in gathering evidence and witnesses to the victims of the regime. Because as Maurice Copithorne, the previous United Nations rapporteur has pointed out, you have a difficult task ahead and it is necessary that you be prepared for all the personal and professional attacks and the excuses and lies by the regime ( in an interview with Free Europe, March 26th 2011).
Although the regime of Iran calls the Security Council’s resolutions worthless, its denial to accept any international envoy, shows the importance of such investigations in destroying its international legitimacy.
Unfortunately, at the moment, the United nations lacks any practical ability to force the governments to accept the findings of its human rights rapporteurs, but it is clear that the isolation of those regimes with a widespread disregard for human rights, can only be achieved by such revelations and we hope to reach this with the help of you and other consciences people of the world.
Obviously, the Islamic Republic would deny the existence of political prisoners, would hide the torture chambers from you and in best scenario, if they allow you to visit the prisoners, they put up a show to gratify themselves, as was the case with Galindo Pohl’s visit. You probably will never see the cells at an abandoned chicken ranch which is currently being used as a women prison and because of the lack of any sanitation facility, the prisoners have to relieve themselves by the side of their beds (2). You will probably not see the moment when the prison’s health workers, instead of caring for, subject an already weak prisoner on hunger strike and with a heart problem, to sever beatings that results in his death (3). You will not witness the selling of the prisoners for sexual abuses and would not be presented with an accurate statistics about the spread of aids and hepatitis as a result of widespread drug addictions and rapes. They will not show you the prisons with populations four times over the capacity and hide the mixing of the physically dangerous prisoners with the political dissidents and even the teenagers.
The rulers will not tell you that even holding the pictures of the killed children by their mothers would result in intimidations, interrogations and imprisonment of their other children. They will hide from you the savage attacks to the peaceful silent marches or funerals and or the arrest of the participants.
They will certainly not allow you inside the Khavaran cemetery (5) and will not invite you to see the empty seats of the college students killed at the university demonstrations.
They will not show you the public stoning, hangings and retributions (punishment according to religious law, Ghesas). You will never see the torture chambers where the political prisoners are forced to make false confessions against themselves. Confessions that they know would result in their execution, but they do them willingly to put an end to the physical and psychological tortures that they are subjected to.
But all this is only a small fraction of the story of the sufferings endured by the victims. It is hard to reach a deep understanding, unless there is a face to face meeting with them or their survivals under a safe condition.
Dear Mr. Ahmad Shaheed;
We don’t intend to repeat the statistics here; the horrible statistics of the executions, tortures, political-consciences prisoners, disappeared, deprived from education, dispelled, the victims of chain assassinations and ethnic, religious and sexual minorities. It is not difficult to find these statistics. What we expect from you as a decent person who is trying to restore human rights, despite the difficulties that would be created by the Islamic Republic, is to use all your powers and meet and speak with the victims of these crimes and their families. Because you don’t find the everlasting pain of the victims of sexual assault like Azar Kanaan (6) in the hands of their torturers and the pain that mothers of those innocents killed, like Sohrab, Neda and Farzad (7) have to live with day and night and the pain of years of wondering of those families kept in the dark, like the mother of Saied Zeynali (8) and what went on with the families of those who were executed in the decade of 1980 like Behkish, in any statistics. These statistics will not inform you that as we are writing to you, there is the news of the arrest of Mansoureh Behkish, one of our companions, who has lost six close relatives to these executions. She is currently in Evin Prison, because she wrote:
“I hate myself when I’m silent and do not fight for my civic rights and let the rulers who abuse human rights, take them away from me. I have a right to live, my child has a right to live. My mother, father, husband, sister, brother, neighbor and friend has the right to a free and just life without discrimination and I have the right to defend the rights of all those whom I love and nobody can take this right away from me.”
Dear Mr. Shaheed;
You certainly are aware of the long effort for the United Nations, this highest international body, to appoint a special human rights rapporteur. The high hopes for this appointment is evident from the letters from the Noble Peace Prize winner and defense lawyer, Shirin Ebadi, organizations such as International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, International Federation of Human Rights Societies, The Society to Defend Human Rights in Iran and The Reporters Without Borders to the letters from the political prisoners leaked outside the walls with unimaginable difficulties and risks. These letters all ask for an immediate investigation of the horrible conditions of the human rights in Iran.
Now, we the suffered but decidedly firm mothers are also demanding from you to echo our cries to the world. By this letter, we express that by your investigations and gathering of the information that you will submit to the United Nations, you create a ground to increase the international pressures on Iran to uphold its legal commitments to the International Human Rights Charter.
The government of Iran as a member of the United Nations and international community, has to have regard for this international treaty or stay in international isolation.
In this order, we ask you to do your best effort to make it possible to observe and investigate the conditions of the prisons in Iran closely and meet and speak to the political prisoners while insuring their security and safety. Meet with the family members of those disappeared or killed by the regime and publish their testimonies. And finally, try to identify those state agents who ordered and carried out the rapes and the executions of the political prisoners and dissidents and the shooting of the protesters. This may prepare the way to bring them to justice in a court of law, in a near or not so near future.
It is our outmost desire that we, the suffering mothers, help you in this grave task.
We hope to see a day that all mothers witness their children grow up and live in a peaceful, just and equal society.
Mothers of Laleh Park and supporters abroadJune 21, 2011
1 - The Mothers of Laleh Park (Mourning Mothers) which was born out of the gatherings of the mothers of those killed during the May of 2009 protests against the results of the presidential election in various parks, hand in hand with all the mothers of the victims of dictatorial regimes, will never forgo the blood of their children and demand trial and punishment of those who ordered and carried out the street shootings, individual and mass execution of the political prisoners, ethnic and religious killings, illegal arrests, tortures, rapes and terrors and the nightly raids and creating mayhem at the student’s dormitories, especially after the 1980’s. The mothers of Laleh Park demand the unconditional release of all the political and consciences prisoners and abolishment of capital punishment. They believe capital punishment is a form of organized assassination and are against any assassination including stoning and the law of retribution. As past and present victims of violence and discrimination against women, they support any non-violent and justice seeking effort. Considering the suppressions inside the country, supporters of The Mothers of Laleh Park in other parts of the world, consider this their duty to bring their voice to the rest of the world.
2 - Pointing to Gharachak Prison in Varamin.
3 - Pointing to the killing of Hoda Saber, a journalist and political prisoner, who was on hunger strike as a protest to the killing of Haleh Sahabi. Haleh Sahabi was one of the “Peace Mothers”, who was on leave from the prison and was killed by the regimes agents at her father’s funeral.
4 - According to a letter from Mehdi Mahmoudian, an imprisoned reporter , and other political prisoners about the conditions inside prisons.
5 - The location of the mass graves of those executed in the 1980’s.
6 - One of the victims of sexual rapes by the interrogators at the Sepah Pasdaran prison in Sanandaj.
7 - Sohrab Arabi and Neda Agha Soltan were killed during the street protests of May 2009. Farzad Kamangar, a teacher executed in May 2010, is amongst the numerous executed political prisoners in Iran.
8 - Saied Zeynali was a student who went missing after getting arrested by the regime’s agents 12 years ago. After years of searching for him, his family not only did not get any answers, but the search resulted in the imprisonment of his mother, Akram Zeynali (Neghabi) as well.
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