Monday, September 30, 2013

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird calls on UN to maintain sanctions on Iran, help those in need

Baird On Obama-Rouhani Call: 'Actions Will Speak Louder Than Words'

It will take more than a long-distance phone call, even a historic one, to thaw diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird indicated in an interview with CBC Radio's The House.
U.S. President Barack Obama's spoke by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday, marking the first time leaders from the U.S. and Iran have spoken in over 30 years.
When asked about the phone call, Baird told host Evan Solomon he welcomed the change in tone but that Canada remained "skeptical."
Baird conceded that "good talk is better than bad talk" but quickly pointed out that, "we haven't seen any movement yet" despite Obama's show of optimism following Friday's rare phone call.
Obama said, following his meeting with Rouhani, that he believed the U.S. and Iran can reach a comprehensive solution over the latter's nuclear program.
"We think actions will speak louder than words," Baird said.

The minister outlined three areas where Canada would like to see "real movement" on the part of Iran, namely:

John Baird UN speech: Canada urges tough stance on Iran

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, said in his speech to the UN that encouraging words from Iran aren't substitutes for ending its nuclear ambitions or improving its human rights record.

OTTAWA—Canada is calling on other nations to maintain tough sanctions against Iran despite that country’s “charm offensive,” Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says.
Speaking at the United Nations on Monday morning, Baird drove home Canada’s skepticism around Iran’s new outreach to the west.
“Sound bites do not remove threats to global security. Kind words, a smile and a charm offensive are not a substitute for real action,” Baird told the general assembly.

U.S. President Barack Obama has praised Iran’s new “moderate” approach under President Hassan Rouhani. Last week, Obama and Rouhani spoke by the phone, the first time leaders of the two countries have spoken in more than three decades.
Canada severed its own diplomatic ties with Iran a year ago, shutting its embassy in Tehran because of security concerns and kicking out Iranian diplomats. In his speech Monday, Baird signalled that Canada is keen to see reforms in Iran but won’t soften its stance until tangible progress is evident.
“We will welcome and acknowledge reform, if and when it comes,” Baird said, according to a text of his prepared remarks.
“By this we will know when genuine reform has occurred: Has there been real, measurable, material improvement in the lives of the Iranian people and in the security of the world,” the foreign affairs minister said.
“Nothing would make Canada more pleased than to see a change in Iran’s nuclear ambitions. A change to its terrible human rights record. And an end to Iran’s material support for terrorism,” Baird said.
Baird talked tough on the other security crisis in the region — the unfolding civil war in Syria and allegations of chemical weapons use by President Bashar Assad's regime.
Baird said that while Canada does not support Assad, it will not back extremists battling to take his place.
“We will never support a brutal and illegitimate regime that has unleashed weapons of mass destruction on its own people. Nor will we tolerate extremism and terrorism as alternatives to Assad’s tyranny,” Baird said.
Instead, he said that Canada backs a “peaceful, democratic and pluralistic Syria.”
“But let us not confuse a peaceful, negotiated outcome with equivocation or moral uncertainty. There can be no moral ambiguity about the use of chemical weapons on civilians,” he said.
Baird also spoke of Canada’s own development initiatives, including a call to end forced marriages, which he called “violence against women.”
“Early forced marriage is child rape, violence against young girls. The practice is abhorrent and indefensible,” Baird said.
And he highlighted Canada’s ongoing efforts to reduce maternal and infant mortality, which Harper put in the spotlight during his own visit to the United Nations last week.
Baird opened his address by paying tribute to the “victims of terrorism” like those killed in the terror attack in Kenya that killed two Canadians, including a diplomat.

“There is no more fitting venue to honour the life of Annemarie Desloges and her service than right here, in front of these United Nations,” Baird said. “The crime of terror is an assault on all people.”

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Iran: Six Kurds may face execution tomorrow

Amnesty International
25 September 2013

Iran: Six Kurds may face execution tomorrow

The Iranian authorities must urgently halt the execution of six men on death row in Ghezel Hesar Prison near Tehran. Two of them have been transferred to solitary confinement today sparking fears they are at imminent risk of execution Amnesty International said.
Hamed Ahmadi and Sedigh Mohammadi are among six Sunni Muslim men from Iran’s Kurdish minority who were sentenced to death after being convicted of vaguely-worded offences including “enmity against God” and “corruption on earth”.
“The news of the transfer of two Iranian men to solitary confinement indicate the worst for the men. It is known as the execution waiting room for inmates sentenced to death,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
“The death penalty is the ultimate cruel and inhuman punishment. For decades Iranian authorities have issued death sentences ruthlessly and on a regular basis.”
Amnesty International has also learned that prison authorities intend to transfer the four others on death row – Jamshid Dehgani, his younger brother Jahangir Dehgani, Kamal Molayee, and Hadi Hosseini – to solitary confinement. They too may face imminent execution.
The organization believes some of these men have been tried in proceedings falling short of international standards.
“While recent releases of political prisoners offered a glimmer of hope , executions have continued and token gestures will not be enough to address the abysmal human rights record of the Iranian authorities.”
Iran is the world’s most prolific executioner after China. More than 400 executions are believed to have taken place in total in 2013.

Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception.
AI Index: PRE01/496/2013
Region Middle East And North Africa
Country Iran

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Islamic Fundamentalists in Iran Welcomed Rohani by Throwing Shoe at Him....

Late Last night a group of Islamic Fundamentalists in Iran Followers of Ayatollah Mohammad Taghi Mesbah Yazdi a dubious clerics and " Jebhe Paydari"  ( Resistance Front - An organized fundamentalist group ) attacked Mr. Rohani's motorcade when he arrived in Mehrabad Airport and was getting out of the Mehrabad Airport.
They had slogan reading: "Negotiation with America to what cost?" or " Death to America", or " " Great Satan" ......
According to news a shoe was also thrown towards Mr. Rohani.........
Jebhe Paydari's website " Rajanews" in its front page wrote:
Rohani's Strange action , Useless and without achieving anything in phone conversation with Obama . It also wrote : If you are not a revolutionary,at least be a diplomate!!!????

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Drive your car , it is your right to drive !

A Saudi women who live abroad started a campaign and asked Saudi Women to drive their car on Oct. 26,2013 in Saudi Arabia. It is illegal for Saudi women to drive car in Saudi Arabia.
She called men as "cruel" who have banned Saudi women to drive. She said: Sharia and law
does not ban women to drive.

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President Rohani and the Relation with US ......

The relation with US must be authorized by Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Mr. Rohani alone as president can't go forward to establish diplomatic tie with US. Rohani is a very smart and good negotiator ,because of his past diplomatic delegation on nuclear energy and he is pretty well established with international experience, however , Islamic regime in Iran willing to play on this card for a while , like the way they played the card of Iran-Iraq war to suppress the opposition inside Iran. Like the issue of nuclear energy ,this new topic of relation with US can come in rescue of the Islamic regime and supreme leader himself for his past 8 years disastrous support of Ahmadinejad. So, Cold war between US and Iran with the newly elect moderate president should not give this notion that, Iran is going to make deal with US soon , it may take a long process which may not even happen under president Rohani's four years term. One of the factor that brought all these changes in the Islamic regime in Iran is because of US threat of war with Syria and fear of regime getting into a war with US , not because Iran wanted to go to rescue Syria ,no, news inside Iran prior to the US decision to attack Syria shows otherwise ( Islamic regime authorities were divided on Syrian issue ). Therefore, fear have played a positive role ,or fear among the supreme leader's circle played a positive role not only for the Iranian but also for the world peace as well. After the revolution many promises by Islamic regime were postponed and the authorities pretext was that ,we are at war , so , Iran - Iraq war came in rescue of the Islamic regime and brought national unity against the Sadam's aggression. Dragging nuclear energy issue and this new issue of relation with US can also dominate the unsolved issues inside Iran. And Iranian people are tired of this games.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

UN and the world expectation from Iran.......

It seems the Islamic regime had plan not to meet Obama at this time . If the only expectation of the UN was that, Obama and Rohani will meet at Ban Ki Moon's dinner party,it was false, because everyone knows that, the Islamic delegate won't attend the dinner party for its liquor serving reason. The regime officials said, they didn't attend such party in the past years as well.
It also seems that Mr. Rohani in his speech will focus on Iran's rights for peaceful nuclear energy, dismantlement of sanctions and Islam as a mercy faith.

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News: Iranian Canadian Hamid Qasemi Shal Among the 80 Iranian released from prison

Hmid Qasemi Shal went to Iran from Canada on May 2008 to follow his brothers case ,who have passed away due to sickness inside the Evin prison. Alborz Qasemi Shal was sentenced to death.
Hamid Qasemi Shal a political prisoner of Evin prison ward number 350 was sentenced to death on charges of spying ,but later it was reduced to five years prison term and he finished that term.
He spent a total of 5 years and four moths in prison.Hamid is 42 years old and in the past Canada has asked the Islamic regime to cancel the death sentence.

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Hasan Rohani Newly Elected president in Iran is in New York for UN General Assembly !

There is no doubt Rohani isn't Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In the past UN General assembly whenever Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stood on the UN podium many countries boycotted his speech.He also did not represent the Iranian people because he was announced winner by a coup against the Green movement candidate and leader Musavi who is now under house arrest.But Hassan Rohani has more than 18 Million vote of Iranian people with him when he attends UN assembly and Millions of Iranian hope he will take step to change the internal and international policy which would differ from the past 8 years disastrous policy taken by Supreme leader Khamenei when he supported Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the coup in 2009.Iranian people are divided on Rohani , some think its all same old stories but other optimistic and hope he will bring changes ,not only international changes but internal changes as well. So far ,he has brought some hope in internal & international stage. It is certain that, the Islamic regime in Iran could not and would not like to go to the same path as the past 8 years. The growing unrest and protest inside Iran due to economic hardship and devaluation of Iranian money , increase in food prices , inflation of more than 50% and unemployment of more than 8.5 million and so many other factors and continues Sanction and increased tension and threat of war in the international stage pushed the regime and spiritual leader in Iran to admit his policies and embraced a softer approach which the supreme leader called it earlier " Heroic Softness ". So ,Rohani attends UN with a green light by Khamenei to reduce the tension between Iran and US , but everything is being monitored by Supreme leader and fundamentalist forces in Iran.
Islamic regime in Iran , supreme leader Khamenei and president Rohani have no other choice , they must take this step to reduce the tension and reduce the sanction and save their Islamic regim ,they can't go the same old path as the past 8 years , which means more unrest in Iran and more threat of war with US and the west and more sanctions. On these notes Hasan Rohani's attendance to UN general Assembly is highly important for regime.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

IRAN WATCH CANADA To Judiciary in Iran: Release this " Security " prisoner as well !

After the release of 11 political prisoners last week including Nasrin Sotoudeh the Iranian lawyer and human rights defender , It is in the news that,regime is planning to release another 80 people.
IRAN WATCH CANADA to judiciary in Iran: Release this " security" prisoner as well .
Picture : Hosein Ronaghi with his mom.

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Islamic regime Judiciary Spokesperson: We Have NO Political Prisoner in Our Country!!!!?????

Prosecutor General of the Country Mr. Mohseni Ejeie in his press conference Said: "We Have No Political Prisoner in Our Country" !!!!!?????
Mr. Ejeie who also acts as spokesperson for judiciary said : There is a possibility for the release of other " Security " prisoners. Therefore, based on Mr. Ejeie's mind, political prisoners in Iran are the " security" prisoners. According to him, people who have protested against the presidential election coup in 2009 and were arrested and detained are not political prisoners but " Security " prisoners.

IRAN WATCH CANADA: Iranian people have to worry about their security and life when these kinds of people run the judiciary and act as prosecutor general of the country, and easily lie to people and media.
So, these people in the Islamic courts ( Pictures below ),arrested and detained after the presidential coup of 2009 are all " security " prisoners and not political prisoners ???!!!!


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jila Baniyaqoub International award Winning Iranian Journalist : Will Freedom Sing Freedom Song for these Political prisoners too?

Jila Baniyaqoub an international award winning Iranian journalist who herself spent many years in prison and her husband Bahman Ahmadi Amouei ( a journalist) is also in prison , in her weblog " We Are Journalist" talked about political prisoners who have been in prison for two decade or less  and judiciary authorities won't bother to talk about them. She said: She do not know the names and the real number of political prisoners in all over Iran ,but mentioned few more names of these forgotten political prisoners and they are:

1- Mohammad Nazari ( political prisoner with more than 20 years in prison)
2- Omar Faghiehpour ( A political prisoner from Kurdistan - with 13 years in prison)
3-Ahmad Tamouei ( A Kurdish political prisoner - with more than 15 years in prison)
4-Ebrahim Hasanpour ( with 17 years in prison)
5- Osman Mostafapour ( With more than 23 years in prison and currently in Oroumieh prison)
6- Said Sangar ( a Kurdish Political Prisoner - with more than 13 years in prison - currently in Sannandaj prison)
7-Khaled Fereidony ( Member of Kurdistan Democratic Party - with more than 13 years in prison- currently in Rejaei Shahr prison)
8-Hosein Hamzeh Shoja ( A Kurdish and more than 12 years in prison)

Kurdish Women political prisoners:
9- Zeynab Jalalian
10- Ghadrieh Ghaderi
11-Emel Sheikho
12-Safieh Sadeghi

And these political prisoners with 8 years in prison:
13- Emkou Ghaderi
14-Ramezan Saidi
15-Naseh Yousefi
16-Mohammad Amin Abdolahi ( Tabas prison)
17- Ghader Mohammadzadeh

And these political prisoners with 7 years in prison:
18-Ehsan Tapez ( In Zanjan Prison)
19- Mahmoud Bedagh ( Qazvin prison)
20- Arjan Gheril ( Qazvin prison)
21- Omar Chapraz

And :
22- Zaniar Moradi
23- Loghman Moradi
Two cousin with 4 years in prison
And :
24- Habib Afshari
25- Ali Afshari
These two are brother and in death row - they are in Oroumieh prison.
As well :
26- Behrouz Ilkhani
27- Sirvan Nejadi
28-Ebrahim Eisapour
29-Mansour Arvand
30-Reza Esmaeili

31- Haj Karim Marouz Aziz  who is 80 years old -with more than 16 years in prison - Currently in Rejaei Shahr prison

32- Karami Kheirabadi with more than 16 years in prison and died in prison

33- Bahman Ahmadi Amouei ( Journalist ) and husban of Jila

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

UN should ask Iranian President Hasan Rohani for the release of Green Movement Leaders !

Moderation must start first from inside Iran !

UN General Assembly Must Ask from Iranian President Hasan Rohani for the release of Green Movement leaders Mir Hosein Musavi,Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karoubi . Mr. Musavi and Karoubi were both presidential candidate in 2009 presidential election, they are both including Zahra Rahnavard wife of Musavi under house arrest.

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Release All Other Political Prisoners Including Bahai Leaders ,Dervishes , Christian and Sunni Political Prisoners !

There are hundreds of political prisoners still in prison in Iran.
News on the release of a few political prisoners including Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh made all of us happy ,but we will wait and see the Government of Hasan Rohani to push the judiciary for the release of all political prisoners in Iran, including teachers, Bahai leaders , Islamic Sunni faith , Dervishes and christian.
To name just a few, who are still in prison ,they are: Abdolfatah Soltani ( Human Rights Defender and Lawyer),Keyvan Samimi ( Writer),Shiva Nazar-ahari ( Women Activist),Mohammad Seifzadeh ( Human Rights Defender and Lawyer),Said Madadpour ( Blogger and webdesigner),Masoud Bastani ( Journalist) , Eisa Saharkeiz ( Journalist), Hosein Ronaghi ( Dying for Kidney Failure),Bahman Ahmadiamouie( Journalist), Emad Behavar, Siamak Ghaderi, Reza Shahabi( Labor Leader) , Zia Nabavi , Bahare Hedayat , Alireza Beheshti, Mohsen Mirdamadi,Masoud Pedram, Shabnam Madadzadeh, Mostafa Tajzadeh, Fariba Kamalabadi,Abdolah Momeni( Moslem reformist Student Leader ), Hasan Asadi, Jafar Panahi ( Film Director) Mehdi Motamedi, Faran Hesami,Hakimeh Shokri, Majid Dori, Saleh Kohandel, Ali Zahed,Abolfazl Ghadyani, Ahmad Zeidabadi ( Journalist),
Behzad Nabavi, Mohammad Tavana, Rasoul Bedaghi, Mahmoud Bagheri, Mohammad Reza Rajabi , Majid Mohammadi Moein( Journalist -Reporter ) and Many Hundreds names of Political prisoners in all over Iran's prisons .............  

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Readout of Secretary-General’s meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Jawad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran. They discussed Iran's growing cooperation with the international community on a host of issues, including the nuclear file, as well the role Iran could play in promoting a political solution to the conflict in Syria. The Secretary-General also welcomed the release yesterday by the Iranian Government of a number of political prisoners, which include the human rights lawyer Ms. Nasreen Sotoudeh as well as a number of women’s rights activists, political activists and journalists. He expressed hope that the Government will continue to take steps to fulfill the promises made by President Rouhani during his recent election campaign. New York, 19 September 2013

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20 years of human rights - the road ahead

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Islamic regime in Iran an entangled / intricate setting ! Who has the Real Power in the Islamic Regime in Iran ?

In the News..... 1- Many human rights advocates and dissent opposition of the regime continue their call for change in the Islamic regime's constitution but Khatami the former president and a known "islamic reformist" in an attack to those dissent opposition tells them , the constitution is not socks that whenever you don't like it ,you will throw it away and take a new one!? He said,speaking about the change in constitution is a deviate topic. In the past some in the opposition had called for a referendum on changing the constitution.Mr. Khatami however about an article in the constitution on the "power of president" attacked at the fundamentalists in the regime who ask for limiting the power and responsibility of the president. The current political situation in Iran is that , now that Mr. Hasan Rohani become the president , Iranian people are watching him to see what he can and can not do?? !!!! And who has the real power in the Islamic Regime in Iran? If the trend become in a way that regime can not continue the past eight years of Ahmadinejad, then the years ahead must prove and guarantee the future Government by Islamic reformists and moderates and not anymore the fundamentalists. This is what worries the Iranian people ,the fear of yet another Ahmadinejad style of Government and Khamenei's support for them.!!!???? Link: --------------- 2- President Hasan Rohani is attending the UN General Assembley ,UN must put pressure on him to agree a visit by Ahmed Shaheed the UN Human Rights reporter on Iran to Iran .

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

In The News.....

Khamenei the supreme leader of the Islamic regime in Iran in a New Policy, advised all officials including the revolutionary guards to take " Heroic softness " policy.This policy came amid fear from a possible attack by US and yet another uprising by Iranian people against the 34 years Islamic despotic regime. Ahmadinejad on Tuesday night in response to reporters and his supporters told: "i'm the servant and the boss is another person."!!!!???? Hasan Rohani the new president amid his travel to New York said , in achieving the agreement with west ,i have the full authority !???

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On the 25th commemoration of the Mass killing of political Prisoners in Iran by the Islamic regime in Iran!

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In the news: 1- On last Tuesday Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the former president of the Islamic regime in Iran ( by coup in 2009) was asked by a follower, can we start our campaign after four years? He responded: You mean the 12th Imam( The absent Imam Mahdi) shouldn't come now and wait for four years? Ahmadinejad believes ,when the world and Iran's situation becomes worse , the 12th imam will appear and solves all the problems of the world.He also said: "We are servant and the Boss is another person". Link: 2-
According to news, several political prisoners are released from prison and they are: Faizolah Arabsorkhi, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Mahsa Amrabadi, Mahboubeh Karami, Maryam Jalili, Mitra Rahmati, Farah Vazehan, Jila Makvandi, Kefayat Malekmohammadi, Mohsen Aminzadeh, Mehdi Mahmoudian, Link:

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Khamenei Leader of the Islamic regime in Iran - A Cartoon by Ahmad Sakhavarz

IRAN WATCH CANADA: Khamenei Jack of All / Master of all in the Islamic Regime in Iran.

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To Mr. Mahmoud Alavi Intelligence Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran.
Copy to Amnesty International
Copy to Subcommittee for Human Rights in the European Parliament
Copy to Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran

Mr. Mahmoud Alavi Intelligence Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran
Judiciary spokesman of Islamic Republic of Iran, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, disavowed any Imprisonment of someone named "Arash Sadeghi" in the fifty-first news conference on 9th September 2013. However there are some documents claiming that Arash Sadeghi was prisoned in Evin. We can mention his previous Lawyer’s statements, Mr. Seyed Mahmoud Alizade Tabatabaee. On 25th June 2013 Mr. Tabatabaee told international human rights campaign “performing scrutiny, I ensured that he is alive and the rumor regarding his death in prison is not true.”
Mr. Tabatabaee reconsidered Arash’s case regarding Arash’s father request. He stated at the same date that “following up Arash’s case, I think that indictment will be issued for Arash’s new file(case) and will be sent to the court soon.”
On 27th June 2013, three of Europe Parliamentary officials (Barbara Lochbihler, Chair of the Subcommittee for Human Rights in the European Parliament. Isabelle Durant, Vic President of the European parliament. Tarja Cronberg, Chair of the EU Iran Delegation in the European parliament ) wrote a letter to Iranian Ambassador in Belgium, asking about his case and demanding his freedom. But no response was received from Iranian officials yet.
Therefore, based on Tabatabaee and Mohseni’s statements, we signatories of this petition demand performing investigation and ask public opinion in Iran and human rights activists and followers In all over the world that “where is Arash Sadeghi?”
Let’s save them.
Does Arash Sadeghi have same destination as Saeed Zeynali that has been missing for 14 years?
Please help him and sign the petition.
We as human rights activists, in “save them” campaign want to know “where is Arash Sadeghi?”

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Act now, my mother's life is in danger in the hands of Al-Maliki

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Iran’s assets in Canada include more than $2.6-million held in 13 different bank accounts, Ottawa reveals

 |  | Last Updated: 13/09/10 1:36 AM ET

 The Embassy of Iran on Metcalfe St. in Ottawa after Foreign Minister John Baird announced, diplomatic relations between Canada and Iran have been suspended.Wayne Cuddington / Ottawa Citizen
The federal government says Iran’s non-diplomatic assets can be awarded to terror victims, while diplomatic assets are protected under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and therefore cannot be awarded. But the matter is still before the Ontario courts.
The release of the highly unusual list was portrayed by officials as an attempt to help victims hold Iran to account for arming and bankrolling an array of terrorists. It comes more than a year after Parliament enacted the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act, which allows Canadian victims of terrorism to seek redress through the courts.
The law applies to victims of attacks committed anywhere in the world as far back as Jan. 1, 1985. Under the legislation, nations designated by Canada as state sponsors of terrorism lose their state immunity. On Sept. 7, 2012, the government listed Iran and Syria, opening both governments up to lawsuits. Canadian terror victims are now preparing suits but none has yet been filed. Two cases involving U.S. victims trying to collect damages are currently being heard in Ontario courts.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Khamenei's Islamic regime , Rohani's Islamic Government .......

 You want to have Islamic Regime in Your Country ? Read This or ask Iranian women about it......
Bothering , arresting women for allegedly violating dress code in the street and detaining them continues in Rohani's so called moderate Government.
This picture shows Narges Mohammadi one of Iranian prominent human rights defender and vice president of the Association of Human Rights Defenders in Iran . She is dressed in green and is among many Dress Code patrol women Officers ( with Black Veils) as well as men officers.

In a letter of protest , she wrote to the minister of interior , she said:

"On last Saturday ,i was with my two children going to attend to a Socio- cultural event at " Milad " Tower. when an officer stopped me and told methat i can't get in and cant attend the event due to my "Hejab" or dress code . "
"This came to my  surprise and i looked at myself and laughed, i had a large bandana not only covering my hair but it also covered my shoulder , and i had a wide cover all green dress which covered my black skirt , which was down below my knees, and a black stocking which covered my entire legs, may be if someone had looked very carefully could only see an span of my bare feet which were inside the stocking and shoes. Anyway my entire body was covered. I tried to speak with officers and to convince them , but the officers were threatening me and telling me take a walk . I asked one of the officer, Mr.,  Is my body not covered ? Is it because my hair can be seen? Is it because my dress is tight? or is it because my skirt is short? The officer said , no , but we won't let you get in , i didn't give up and continued to speak with them and to convince them that their action is unacceptable and there is no logic with their action.My effort was without result. One of the person came forward and told me that i your hejab has problem, and then a young man who had a camera as an expert came forward and told me that , wearing support stocking is illegal. Hearing the word of law , i laughed and cried as well , I told to that young man, see brother , the stocking that i'm wearing is the thickest stocking in the world and in Iranian Market, I said , what is the problem? he said , i don't know , it is illegal, then i asked him, when this law was imposed? And then i saw Ms. Mohtashami -Pour was coming toward me and asked the officers ,what is going on? One of the officer was taking picture in close range from me and i protested , then all of a sudden an officer who seemed to be their commander called for my arrest , my protest and Ms. Mohtashamipour's protest we walked away from the scene, while my children were crying and fighting back. "
This is the policy of the Islamic Hejab in the street of Iran , whether it is Ahmadinejad's Government of Rohani's Government ? It's a policy and Iranian women suffers most from this kind of regime.

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News ........

1- The website of MKO ( Mojahedin Khalgh Organization ) reported that, Iraqi Government is planning to transfer the seven members of MKO to Iran ( Six women and one man). According to report, these members were taken hostage by Maleki and Qods forces during September 1,2013 attack on Camp Ashraf. During the raid more than 50 MKO members were killed. MKO believes, the Qods forces ( Sepah Qods) of Iran with a green light by Iraqi president Maleki entered Camp Ashraf and killed more than 50 high ranking MKO members and took seven members as hostage. Report says, at present , these members are being kept close to the airport and Maleki's Government planning to return them to Iran.

IRAN WATCH CANADA: UN must prevent this from happening and Transfer MKO members to a safe third country as soon as possible.

2- These is happening in Iran ...Islamic regime and its policy makers once again has started arresting women violating the Islamic dress code in the streets of Iran . In this picture ,women with black veils are the dress code officers , serving the Islamic regime against the Iranian women who believes ,it is their right what to wear , and it is no bodies business .......

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Monday, September 09, 2013

For Immediate Release

Iran: Honor Afghans’ Right to Seek Asylum
Hundreds of Thousands Face Imminent Expulsion  

(Kabul, September 9, 2013) – Iranian authorities should shelve plans to expel hundreds of thousands of Afghans after their visas expired on September 6, 2013, Human Rights Watch said today. Iran should not expel any Afghan refugee until a system is in place that allows asylum seekers to have their asylum claims considered fairly and to challenge any order to deport them.

The September 6 deadline passed without any Iranian government statement about whether and how it may carry out the deportations. Security conditions in Afghanistan coupled with the absence of a fair asylum process in Iran means that any mass deportation of Afghans would amount to a serious violation of international law. The Afghan government had estimated that 300,000 Afghan visa holders would be required to leave Iran by September 6 if no extension is granted. Hundreds of thousands more undocumented Afghans could ultimately be affected.

“Afghans in Iran are caught between a rock and a hard place,” said Joe Stork, acting Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.” The Iranian government is rushing to push them back across the border at a time when security conditions in Afghanistan are increasingly uncertain and dangerous.”

At a minimum, the Iranian government should fairly consider the claims of anyone facing deportation who says they will be harmed upon their return, Human Rights Watch said.

On August 24, Iran’s semi-official Mehr News Agency reported that all undocumented Afghans and those holding temporary visas under a government program to register undocumented foreigners should leave Iran before their visas expire on September 6 or face imprisonment, fines, and ultimately expulsion. An Iranian government website confirmed this but said that Afghanistan’s ambassador to Tehran had asked Iran to extend the visas beyond September 6. Afghan government sources say this request has yet to receive a response.

If no visa extension is granted, hundreds of thousands of Afghans will be obliged to leave Iran this week. Only around 800,000 of the 3 million Afghans estimated to live in Iran have legal status as refugees. Another 400,000 to 600,000 Afghans hold temporary visas, while others are undocumented. Many are migrant workers. Afghans play a key role in Iran’s economy, often taking on many of the most dangerous and dirty jobs for very low wages.

From 2010 to June 2012, the Iranian government operated a Comprehensive Regularization Plan (CRP) that offered undocumented Afghans in Iran an opportunity to register officially and apply for temporary visas, passports, and work permits with the possibility, but not the guarantee, that these would be extended. The process required Afghan men without families to return to Afghanistan to apply for the passports and visas, while families could do so without leaving Iran. The Iranian authorities have also encouraged Afghans who have legal status as refugees to obtain Afghan passports and exchange refugee status for Iranian residential visas.

According to Mehr and other sources, the September 6 deadline applied to all Afghans whose visas will expire on or before that date, regardless of whether they have registered under the CRP or are former refugees who converted their status. Any undocumented Afghan found to have remained in Iran beyond the September 6 deadline could face imprisonment and be required to pay a 30,000 toman fine (approximately US$12) for each day that they overstay.

The Iranian government has taken various steps to encourage or force Afghans to leave Iran since the fall of the Taliban government in Afghanistan 12 years ago. Although Iran has ratified the 1951 Refugee Convention, the authorities have failed to provide any system to allow Afghans facing deportation to register asylum claims or contest their deportation on grounds that they will face persecution if they are returned to Afghanistan. This failure has become critical as security conditions in Afghanistan worsen ahead of the planned withdrawal of all international combat forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

If Iran sticks to the September 6 deadline, it may push hundreds of thousands of Afghans back across its eastern border into Afghanistan as rights and security conditions in that country deteriorate further. UNHCR, the United Nations (UN) refugee agency, is already warning of increased conflict between government forces and armed groups in Afghanistan as international troops draw down and hand control to Afghan forces.

UNHCR’s “Eligibility Guidelines for Assessing the International Protection Needs of Asylum-Seekers from Afghanistan,” issued in August 2013, also point to the risks that Afghan returnees  face due to “endemic corruption, difficulties in establishing and maintaining governmental authority, continuing concerns about weaknesses in the rule of law and an underperforming judicial system, widespread human rights violations, and a general climate of impunity.”

The Guidelines state that at least 40 percent of more than 5.8 million Afghan refugees who returned to Afghanistan since 2002 were unable to “reintegrate into their home communities, resulting in significant secondary displacement, mostly to urban areas.” Up to 60 percent of returnees have experienced difficulties “in rebuilding their lives” in Afghanistan, UNHCR says, while both returning refugees and those displaced internally face problems due to insecurity in their home areas, loss of livelihoods, lack of access to health care and education, and difficulties in reclaiming land and property.

Based partly on the UNHCR guidelines, the Pakistan government’s Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development recently concluded that, “Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan should see their legal permission to stay in Pakistan extended until 31st December 2015.” Pakistan has 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees and an unknown number of undocumented Afghans.

Human Rights Watch has previously expressed concern about attempts by authorities in both Iran and Pakistan to push back Afghans entering their countries from Afghanistan without establishing a transparent asylum system. Such a system is needed to ensure compliance with Iran’s and Pakistan’s international legal obligations not to refoule – or unlawfully return –refugees to a place where they would face persecution or other serious human rights violations.

In addition to being denied any means to register asylum claims, Afghans face serious rights abuses during their deportation by Iranian security forces. A Human Rights Watch report scheduled for release in November will document how Iranian forces physically abuse Afghan deportees, detain them in unsanitary and inhumane conditions, force them to pay for their own transportation and accommodation in deportation camps, or to undergo forced labor if they cannot pay, and separate families.

“Afghans make up the world’s largest refugee population and people are leaving the country in droves as security conditions there continue to deteriorate,” Stork said. “Countries around the world, including Iran, have a duty to hear and fairly consider the cases of Afghans who fear returning home.”

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Focus on Middle East ......Iran - Syria ....... NO to War.....

Mohammad Javad Zarif the Foreign Minister who have just finished his first official trip to Iraq and returned to Iran ,on a question about the issue of Syria told reporters that:  "Iran and America has exchanged messages and if necessary it will be continued."

IRAN WATCH CANADA: On the issue of Syria ,yes Iran was and still is an ally, but not like before, Division among the officials are growing ( "reformists & Moderate" vs "Conservatives & fundamentalists" ) . Islamic regime isn't as strong as before. 2009 election , the presidential coup and Khamenei's support for Ahmadinejad ( the charlatan ) changed people's opinion,this doesn't mean just the secular Iranian ,but the Islamists too. Islamists who have supported the regime for years are turning their back gradually to the regime of Khamenei. The regime in Iran is Khamenei's regime and not the people's , because he is the one who holds all the power,he is the supreme commander of the army and he does major decision making of the Islamic regime in Iran and not the Government. Fear factor for losing the last ally in the region ( Fall of Asad Regime) and the American Invasion of Syria and the possible involvement of Iran in to the conflict has increased the division not only among the officials  , the "fundamentalists-conservative" and the "reformists - moderates" but also the Iranian people against Khamenei's decision and bringing our country into supporting Asad and into an unwanted war.
The politics of the Islamic regime after the end of the cold war in order to expand its hegemonies : 
Try's to create its cells around the world most particularly in the Islamic states from South East Asia to Middle Eastern, Central Asia and Africa.
Try's to create instability in the world
Try's to muddy the water " To Fish in Troubled Waters"

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Middle East Countries & Democracy .......

The problem in the Middle Eastern countries is that, It was and it continue to run by king, Leader and life time presidents Like Shah of Iran , Khamenei , Sadam Hosein , Ghadafi , Asad , Mobarak , Saudi's King Faisal and....... instead of letting all the political parties including communist,socialist ,Liberal and so on to freely participate in the election.
1-Picture: Shah of Iran
2- Khamenei ,leader of the Islamic regime in Iran

On the situation of Iran, the goal of the revolution of 1978-79 was that,all the political parties be free and people of Iran to chose what party they wanted to run the Country, unfortunately Khomeini betrayed the people and created one man state like the former regime of the Shah. These kind of regimes won't help solve the problems people face in their country. The Middle Eastern society needs openness, Freedom & democracy. We the people of the Middle East don't understand ,why revolution after revolution and regime change ,we go back to where we started? Like Iran , Iraq , Egypt , Libya ,Tunesia and now Syria ..... Although the situation of each country differs. And the intervention of western countries because of their interest ,most specially the OIL & natural GAS is our biggest problem , NO wonder why after so much uprising and so much martyrdom we go back to square one. We hear about Evolution and not revolution, or , Gradual change and not a magic pill to solve the problem , or  we need to upgrade the socio-cultural & political structure of the country, the creation of civil -non governmental organizations. That each one of Middle Eastern to create his or her family as a non governmental organization or few friends circle to work on one particular civil rights tasks.  One other major problem we have is the religious - conservative structure of the society and unfortunately the one man rulers and western countries helped keep this tradition and helped the religious industries to expand in the Middle Eastern societies, instead of helping the building of democracies.
Iranian revolution came and gone, the Arab Spring came and gone and Middle Eastern people wonder how to approach in order to arrive to a democratic society.

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Iranian Film Makers demanded the newly appointed head of Cinema Organization to re-Open the " House of Cinema"

Urgent demand of 22 film maker from Mr. Ayoubi the Newly appointed head of Cinema Organization
ISNA reporter asked several Iranian film makers ,what they would want from the newly appointed head of Cinema Organization ?
Their answer in general was that,the newly head of Cinema Organization to help re-open the "house of Cinema" which was closed during Ahmadinejad's Government . They demanded to open the house of cinema on the "Day of Cinema" which is a week later for celebration.

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These People are Members of the" Assembly of Expersts" !!!?????

Islamic regime in Iran runs by these people as their members of the Assembly of Experts , Something like Senate Assembly . The leader of this assembly is Ayatollah Mahdavi Kani.
" Experts " ????? These people decide about the future of our country Iran and Iranian people.
One Iranian wrote :
" Based on the rapid progress of the world ,  I wonder ,what expertise they have " ??? 
Another wrote:
" Assembly of Death"
One Person wrote:
"These Guys Looks Like Santa " 
IRAN WATCH CANADA:" Assembly of Santas "?
Only some of these Santa's hands may be tainted with Iranian People's blood , I say may be ,because investigation on these people's life will reveal many things. Just because they are religious or spiritual doesn't mean anything, people are going to be weighed/valued with their actions. 

 The last picture shows Khamenei the leader of the Islamic regime in Iran directing " Expert " members .


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Angelina Jolie to Receive Honorary Oscar for Humanitarian Work at 2013 Governors Awards Read more:

September 5, 2013 AT 7:00PM

And the Oscar goes to...Angelina Jolie! The Governors Awards are still two months away, but fans don't have to wait to find out who's taking home one of the coveted honorary statues. On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Jolie -- along with Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, and costume designer Piero Tosi -- had been selected by the Board of Governors to receive trophies at the Nov. 16 ceremony in L.A."The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in an announcement about the recipients. "We couldn't be more excited for this year's honorees and look forward to bringing their peers and colleagues together to celebrate their extraordinary achievements."

Jolie, 37, is set to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the fifth annual event. Named for the Danish actor and philanthropist who served as president of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, the award is given to "an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry." Past recipients have included Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Lewis, Quincy Jones, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Audrey Hepburn.
Jolie has certainly proven herself worthy of such company. In recent years, the Maleficent actress has become as famous for her philanthropy as for her film career. She's a noted advocate for many causes, including the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
"I've enjoyed being an actress," she told Britain's Channel 4 News in 2012. "And I am so grateful to the job. I've had great experiences, and I have even be able to tell stories and be a part of stories that mattered...It's a really lucky profession to be a part of. But if it went away tomorrow, I would be very happy to be home with my children."

"I wake up in the morning as a mum," she continued, "and I turn on the news like everybody else, and I see what's happening, and I want to be part of the world in a positive way."

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Thursday, September 05, 2013

UN Human Rights Council & Islamic regime in Iran !

The newly elect president Hasan Rohani have been in office for 31 days now. The newly elect president is going to attend to the UN annual general meeting at New York ,said Mohammad Javad Zarif the Foreign Minister. According to foreign minister ,Mr. Rohani is also going to meet with Iranian there.
1- Will UN stand firm and show its strength by demanding from Mr. Rohani to respect the rights of all Iranian inside Iran and call for the release of green movement leaders Mir Hosein Musavi and His wife Zahra Rahnavard and Mr. Karoubi and his wife from House Arrest ? 

2- Will UN stand firm and show its strength by demanding Mr. Rohani to allow Doctor Ahmad Shaheed the UN reporter of Human Rights on Iran to visit Iran and observe its prison system & condition speak to the political prisoners & their conditions ? 

3- Will UN stand firm and show its strength demand from Rohani to Stop the Islamic Apartheid over Bahai's and other faiths in Iran? 
Picture: Imprisoned Bahai leaders.......

IRAN WATCH CANADA believes that UN must show its strength over Islamic regime leader & Officials sooner but not later . Iran Watch Canada calls for the release of all political prisoners and ask UN to stand against Islamic regime in Iran for systematic violation of human rights.

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