Friday, January 31, 2014

Silent Death , I'm in prison for the past 20 years and no one speaks about me !

Interview by Masih Alinejad the Iranian Journalist living in exile-
Mohammad Nazari is charged for being a member of " Kurdistan Democratic Party" when arrested and had served 20 years in prison and he says ; "i did not participate in any armed struggle against the regime and during my imprisonment ,i wrote many letters to the officials explaining about my innocence, he asked everyone to hear his voice and to inform others about his situation.He says, because of long time imprisonment i did not know about mobile phone and internet and for the first ,i heard about internet from an engineer who was in prison and i am like a person lived in Cave.

Mr. Mohammad Nazari is in ward # 4 of Rejaei- Shahr prison in the city of Karaj.
"When arrested i was 23 years old and now i'm 42 and Mr. Mohammad Yazdi was the head of judiciary . The day i was arrested ,i was at my sisters home in the city of Bukan and they alleged that i'm a member of Kurdestan Democratic Party and  the judiciary did not allow me to hire a lawyer to defend me and in a kangaroo court they sentenced me to life imprisonment. I spent the first 9 months of my imprisonment at the ministry of information jail and the rest at Rejaei-Shahr.
During imprisonment several time Mr. Nazari went on hunger strike and one time he sewed his lips. He says he wont forgive the judiciary officials for telling my mom that,i will be executed and as a result of pain & pressure my mom have passed away. During imprisonment many of my cell mate were executed including: Khaled Shoghi, Hamzeh Ghaderi, Anvar Javanmardi, Salim Sabernia, Jalil Zivehei and other friends who's memories will remain always with me .........
More in Farsi.....
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Despite of Threat by Regime,People gathered at the House of two Iranian -Arab hanged by regime !

Report by Karim Dahimi a Human Rights activist-
Despite of Threat and warning to the families of two Arab-Iranian political prisoner who were hanged this week for quick / silent ceremony for their loved one,people from the city of Khalife gathered at the home of Hadi Rashedi and Hashem Shabani and chanted anti regime slogan.

Ministry of Information gave the families 24 hours to mourn in silence and end when the time is over ,but despite of threat the Arab-Iranian youth carrying the pictures of two and chanted anti regime slogan.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nothing Has Changed and The Islamic Regime in Iran continues the Killings.......

Islamic regime in Iran hanged two more Arab-Iranian activist.According to news coming from Iran ,Mr. Hashem Shabani-nejad and Mr. Hadi Rashedi are two Arab-Iranian who were arrested and detained a year ago and believed to be executed by regime .

According to Mr. Karim Dahimi a human rights activist who spoke with Radio Zamaneh said, today  the officials at the Ministry of Information office in the city of Ahwaz called and told to the families that their sons were executed three days ago.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

More than 770 Iranian Journalists Asked President Rohani to Give Order to Reopen their Association !

More than 770 Iranian Journalists demanded for the opening of their Association. The Association of Iranian Journalist was shut down by Judge Said Mortazavi on 2008 and up to now despite of many request it remains closed. President Rohani in his election campaign promised for openness and now after more than 100 days in office journalists are asking him to help open their association.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

A car is burning and the Fireman doesn't know what to do !!??? Yet this regime claims it can manage the whole world ....This is the story when clergies running the country....

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Under Rohani's Government ,the Iranian Writers can't hold their monthly meeting !

The "Association of Iranian Writers" in a statement criticized the regime for not allowing its member to hold their monthly meeting. The statement said: The members supposed to get together on Tuesday at the home of a member, when on Sunday the security agents contacted the member and asked the meeting to be cancelled.This is happening when just few weeks ago president Rohani meet with Iranian artists and promised them a better future ........
The statement also criticized the stereotype of the regime for deceiving public and mentioned ,the association will continue their struggle for free expression without any interest in leaning to regime .

The Association of Iranian Writers was founded in 1968 and all these year the association was under pressure by both the regime of Shah and the Islamic regime.


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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Human Rights Day 2013 - Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Iran: Abuses Persist Under New Government

For Immediate Release

Iran: Abuses Persist Under New Government
President Rouhani’s Administration Should Prioritize Rights Reform

(Beirut, January 21, 2014) – Iranians are facing serious rights abuses, despite President Hassan Rouhani’s numerous promises to respect people’s rights following his June 14, 2013, electoral victory, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2014.
Authorities have released some prominent political prisoners but executions continued at high rates. Officials continued to detain many civil society activists and leading opposition figures, including the 2009 presidential candidates Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi; and the government denied entry to the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in
“Pushing for a moratorium on the death penalty should be one of President Rouhani’s top reform priorities,” said
Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “President Rouhani should also speak out publicly against serious violations by security and intelligence forces, and act on campaign promises to ease controls on freedom of information, including heavy censorship.”
In the 667-page world report, its 24th edition, Human Rights Watch reviews human rights practices in more than 90 countries. Syria’s widespread killings of civilians elicited horror but few steps by world leaders to stop it, Human Rights Watch said. A reinvigorated doctrine of “responsibility to protect” seems to have prevented some mass atrocities in Africa. Majorities in power in Egypt and other countries have suppressed dissent and minority rights. And Edward Snowden’s revelations about US surveillance programs reverberated around the globe. Among the concerns is Iran’s discrimination in both law and practice against women and ethnic and religious minorities. Iran remained one of the largest prisons for journalists and bloggers in the world, with at least 40 in detention as of the end of December. The government also systematically blocks websites, slows Internet speeds, and jams foreign satellite broadcasts. According to official sources, Iranian authorities executed at least 270 prisoners in 2013, though the real number is thought to be much higher. Penal code amendments removed the death penalty for child offenders for certain crimes, but a judge may still sentence juveniles to death for crimes such as rape, sodomy, and murder. In September and October, authorities released a few dozen rights activists and political prisoners, many of whom had completed or were close to completing their prison terms. These included the rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. Dozens of other rights defenders, including the prominent lawyers Mohammad Seifzadeh and Abdolfattah Soltani, remain in prison on politically motivated charges. On August 1, Human Rights Watch
wrote to then President-elect Rouhani asking him to take concrete steps in several key reform areas, ranging from freeing political prisoners to cooperating with UN rights bodies. On November 26, President Rouhani’s official website published a draft Citizens’ Rights Charter, but many of its provisions fail to protect rights adequately or violate Iran’s legal obligations under international law. Among the problems are the absence of protections for members of religious minorities that are not officially recognized, including Baha’is, and limitations of rights based on seemingly subjective criteria such as “national security,” and “principles of Islam.”
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Sunday, January 19, 2014

President and Founder of the Association of Economists is Arrested !

Mr. Ali Rashidi the leading member of Iran's National Front is arrested!

Doctor Ali Rashidi president and founder of the Association of Economists in Iran is arrested. Mr. Rashidi is also a leading member of Iran's National Front and a professor.
Mr. Rashidi is sentenced by infamous judges Salavati in a kangaroo court to two years imprisonment and five years ban from all social ,political and professional activities and he is transferred to Evin  prison. Mr. Molaei the lawyer of Mr. Rashidi also received the judgement on his client.
The only crime of Mr. Rashidi : His knowledge , his critical views on corruption in the Islamic regime in Iran and because of being a patriot .
But judge Salavati accused him of : Insulting the official , propagating against the regime and Activities against national security.
Background on judges :

Within the Revolutionary Courts, three judges – Abolghasem Salavati, Mohammad Moghiseh and Pir-Abbasi – stand out for their role in presiding over joint and individual trials involving hundreds of defendants.
Although some of these trials were held in public, the three judges remain shadowy figures. It is unclear what their legal backgrounds are, or how they came to be appointed. There are no pictures of Moghiseh or Pir-Abbasi, and they do not appear at public events. Pir-Abbasi’s first name is not even known.
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Farzaneh Taheri Translator and manager of Golshiri Foundation : " We are Hopeful but Not Excited "

Recently president Hasan Rohani had a large gathering with Iranian artists ( Writers, film makers , musicians , actors , painters .....) and in that meeting few representatives of artists had chance to speak as guest speaker and they have brought their concerned issues and difficulties to Rohani's attention and then lastly president Rohani spoke and asked artists to create happy and hopeful atmosphere in the society. He also promised to solve some of their problems. Iranian are divided on this meeting and one side did criticized artists meeting with Rohani.
Ms. Farzaneh Taheri is the translator and manager of the" Golshiri Foundation " , and on this issue she said:
"I see this meeting as a prescribing type of meeting and prescribing type of look to the art has negative effect on art and it has damaged us for many years and i don't agree with it ."
On Rohani's request from artist to create happy and hopeful environment for people ,she said:
"What the artist want to write is something else but you should bring hope among people with your actions."
She added:
On the outside condition, i learned to be less hopeful and this way the damage is less.We are hopeful but not excited ." 

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Attorney General of the President Rohani's Government: " Ahmed Shaheed is corrup and a political toiler "

Fars News Agency -
Excerpt from the report.
President Rohani's controversial Attorney General Mr. Mostafa Pourmohammadi speaking with the youth in the city of Mashhad on human rights issue attacked Doctor Ahmed Shaheed the UN reporter on Human Rights in Iran, he said:
"Ahmed Shaheed is a corrupt person, he is not a lawyer at all and he entered into this position as a political toiler and from the very beginning took position against Iranian nation. Originally we are opposed to the report because we have a special position in the world on human rights ."
He said: "The main problem of the west with us is the human rights issue and the nuclear energy and terrorism fall next ."

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Iran hangs 40 people in two weeks amid surge in executions

Iran has carried out a total of 40 executions since the beginning of 2014, with at least 33 carried out in the past week alone, said Amnesty International today.
“The spike in the number of executions carried out so far this month in Iran is alarming. The Iranian authorities’ attempts to change their international image are meaningless if at the same time executions continue to increase”, said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
The death penalty is a violation of every human being’s right to life and is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
“The Iranian authorities must urgently take steps to abolish the death penalty, which has been shown again and again not to have any special deterrent effect on crime,” Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui said.
Since the beginning of 2014, Amnesty International has recorded 21 executions which were officially acknowledged by the Iranian authorities, as well as 19 additional executions reported through reliable sources.
In the week since 9 January 2014 more officially acknowledged executions were carried out in Iran than during the whole month of January 2013.
At least one public execution was carried out on 13 January 2014 in Sirjan, Kerman Province, southern Iran, of an individual convicted of murder.
Public executions in Iran are usually carried out using cranes which lift the condemned person by a noose around the neck in front of a crowd of spectators.
The organization is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately adopt an official moratorium on all executions and commute all death sentences. The Iranian authorities must also end all secrecy surrounding their use of the death penalty.
Most of those executed in Iran had been convicted of alleged drug-related offences. Under international standards, non-lethal crimes such as drugs offences do not meet the threshold of “most serious crimes” to which the death penalty must be restricted. There is also no right to a meaningful appeal for drugs offences under Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Law, contrary to its international obligations to ensure that anyone convicted of a criminal offence has the right to appeal the conviction.
“In Iran drug-related offences are tried in Revolutionary Courts which routinely fall far short of international fair trial standards. The reality in Iran is that people are being ruthlessly sentenced to death after unfair trials, and this is unacceptable,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.
Revolutionary Court trials are frequently held behind closed doors and judges have the discretion to restrict lawyers’ access to the defendant during pre-trial investigations in limited cases.
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception.
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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Report by Medyar Saminejad:
Five years ago Khamenei the leader of the Islamic Republic regime in Iran travelled to Iranian Kurdistan and 10 Iranian kurd were arrested shortly after and one or two months after their arrest a hig ranking Kurdish clergy "Mamosta Shikholeslam" member of the Assembly of Expert was assassinated and regime charged these 10 peoples for involvement in his killing , six of these ten people were put to death last year ( while at the time of the assassination they were in prison)and four left awaiting the death. These four people are on hunger strike since December 2013 .
The age of these people are between 27 to 32 and the four awaiting the death are:
Jamshid Dehghani
Jahangir Dehghani
Hamed Ahmadi
Kamal Malaei
Those who were executed are:
Asghar Rahimi
Behnam Rahimi
Hoshyar Mohammadi
Keyvan Zand Karimi
Bahram Ahmadi ( under 18 years)
Mohammad Taher Bahmani
The report says: They were not involved in the assassination and they were not guilty of any crime . Some of them were put to death on charges of drug trafficking. According to report some of them did not know each other.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hashmatollah Tabarzadi Is arrested today at his home in Tehran

Hashmatollah Tabarzadi Is arrested today at his home in Tehran . His arrest came from prosecutor's office and Mr. Tabarzadi said ,he would go on hunger strike.
"Jebheh Democratic Iran " Iran Democratic Front reported today about his arrest. According to their report, the agents of prosecutor attended at Mr. Tabarzadi's home and arrested him. In recent days he was asked by the prosecutor's office to return to prison but in protest ,he refused to return to jail. Mr. Tabarzadi warned if he is being treated badly he would go on hunger strike. Mr. Tabarzadi suffers from high blood pressure and blood sugar and he need to be under physician care. Mr. Tabarzadi has spent many years in prison in the past since student uprising during Khatami's presidency.


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Prominent Activist Cites Numerous Omissions in Citizen Rights Charter

In a interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Narges Mohammadi, human rights activist and spokesperson for the Defenders of Human Rights Center, acknowledged that the Citizen Rights Charter was a positive step, but noted that the draft document contained many serious shortcomings that needed to be addressed.
Noting its benefits, Mohammadi said that the draft Citizenship Rights Charter presented by Hassan Rouhani was in some respects a positive step. “Preparing the Charter and seeking the people’s opinions is a positive thing. It appears that after eight years of Ahmadinejad, in which human rights and citizenship rights were not considered and laws were consistently violated by the government, now the Rouhani administration is after enforcement of the laws and improvement of Iran’s image in international and national arenas. What can be important for us is that in the last pages of the Charter it is stated that the government intends to inform and educate the citizens about their rights. Considering this, if, with the many tools it has at its disposal such as higher education, the state radio and television, cultural centers, and civil organizations, the government acts successfully at least in the area of educating the people about citizenship rights, it has accomplished a very positive thing, something our society has needed for years,” said Narges Mohammadi.
However, Narges Mohammadi told the Campaign that the one-month window to seek people’s opinion in a society where citizenship rights have been suppressed for years is too short. She also noted that, “If the President agrees to have a national dialogue about citizenship rights so that he can hear people’s real and honest opinions, security issues must be reduced in the society so that people can find the courage to express their opinions. Otherwise, in the face of what itself is a huge violation, they will not be able to accomplish much,” said Mohammadi.
“It is very important for every Iranian citizen, whether old or young and a resident of villages or cities, to learn that the government has a series of obligations in protecting [its] citizenship rights. We do not know to what degree the Guardian Council and the Parliament will support the approval of this Charter, and how far Rouhani will be able to bring them along. But even this accomplishment can be considered a positive step, where at least the citizens are educated about their rights and the government’s obligation to observe their rights,” added the Spokesperson for the Defenders of Human Rights Center.
Addressing more specifically her concerns with the document, Mohammadi told the Campaign that despite the positive aspects of the Charter, the draft document has numerous problems which, if not corrected, would seriously reduce its effectiveness. The draft Charter’s silence on Iran’s religious minorities is one of the biggest shortcomings of the document, Mohammadi said. “In the First Chapter of the Charter it is stated that all Iranians, regardless of ethnicity, gender, and [socio-economic] class, should enjoy citizenship rights. The first question that came to my mind was what about religion-based discrimination? Shouldn’t discrimination based on religion and faith be condemned? Incidentally, condemning discrimination based on religion is one of the priorities of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to which Iran is committed. In Article 16 of our own Constitution, also, it is stated that the Government is obligated to act fairly towards non-Muslims. Isn’t fair treatment considered a citizenship right [that should then] be included in the Charter? A large group of our society follows other religions and beliefs. The main question is whether other than Shia and Sunni, other religious minorities should be deprived of their citizenship rights.”
“There are [other] serious problems with this Charter. The Charter points out that help from civil organizations was used in writing the draft, but we do not know exactly whom they mean by civil organizations. Are they public civil organization or organizations affiliated with the government? If civil organizations really had a part in drafting this Charter, why haven’t there been any reports from them to the people? For example, I know that no recognized women’s rights activist has provided advice on the section pertaining to Women’s Rights in the Charter,” Mohammadi told the Campaign.
“In another part of the Charter, there is an emphasis on the people’s right to participation in order to determine their social destiny, but I didn’t see any reference to the citizens’ right to political participation. Throughout this Charter, the use of the word ‘political’ is avoided! I question why there are no headings throughout this Charter about the citizens’ right to participate in the political destiny of their country, and, for example, the right to demonstrate and protest. Even Article 26 of the Iranian Constitution emphasizes this right of the people. Also, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Iran has accepted, it is stated that everyone has the right to freedom and to peaceful assembly. But there is no talk about this in the Charter and their citizenship rights are considered [without affirming] their political rights, and this is a clear violation of human rights,” added Mohammadi.
Narges Mohammadi also criticized the draft Charter for putting the women’s section under the heading of “Family, Women, Children, and the Elderly.” “It is inappropriate for women to be included under the headings of the elderly and the disabled. If the role of this Charter is really to inform and educate the citizens about their rights, there should have been special attention paid to half of the population who are women. The rights of half of the society are now abused and there are different forms of violence against women. Shouldn’t this Charter have had a section on violence against women or on safe houses, or to have invited women’s rights activists in its organization?” asked Mohammadi.
“In addition, as an organization, shouldn’t the Iranian Journalists Association have held several news conferences on this subject? But its door has been sealed and it cannot do anything. If Mr. Rouhani cares about people’s opinions in finalizing this draft, he should look at civil society more seriously. The number of seminars and dialogue on this subject could be an indication of how secure the Iranian civil society feels in engaging in a dialogue with the President. There should have been more opportunities for public reactions to this text. If Rouhani is interested in people’s opinions, he must open up the atmosphere in the society,” concluded Narges Mohammadi.

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Intelligence Ministry May Be More “Flexible” in Respecting Human Rights, Says Lawyer

“Nothing in particular will happen after this Charter is written, but we can certainly 
expect some flexibility in the society. For example, we can expect the Intelligence 
Ministry to ease up on fabricating cases against the citizens. I happen to know the 
present Intelligence Minister. He is a rational man and the things he has said so far 
are somewhat compatible with human rights. Therefore we can be hopeful that they 
would show some flexibility,” said Ghasem Sholeh Sadi.
Ghasem Sholeh Sadi, lawyer and former Member of the Parliament and political prisoner, told the International Campaign for Human Rights that he is somewhat optimistic about the consequences of the draft Citizenship Rights Charter presented by President Hassan Rouhani in November.
“For example, the Intelligence Ministry may show more flexibility during this period. But the IRGC does not report to the President. The Police do not really report to the President either; [they] report to the Commander of the Joint Forces. We can be generally hopeful that organizations reporting to the President may show more flexibility, but not much more than that will be achieved.”
“As the Citizenship Rights Charter is based on the Islamic Sharia principles, we cannot be that hopeful about it. In the past, whenever an article of the law related to human rights or citizenship rights has been discussed, almost immediately it has been augmented with the term ‘Islamic.’ Therefore, the laws have become devoid of the same meaning the rest of the world would understand from them, and therefore they would have to be scrutinized based on Islamic Sharia. For example, corporal punishment is prohibited based on human rights and citizenship rights principles, but we have flogging and stoning in Islam. Therefore these charters and others like them can only have a psychological effect on the society,” said Ghasem Sholeh Sadi.
Ghasem Sholeh Sadi was a law professor who was dismissed from his position. He also served twice as a member of the Iranian Parliament. On April 3, 2011, Ghasem Sholeh Sadi was sentenced to one-and-a-half years in prison and a ten-year ban on his law and teaching practices on charges of “propaganda against the regime” and “insulting the Supreme Leader,” after he wrote a critical letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. He was released from prison in August 2012, upon completion of his prison term. Sholeh Sadi registered as an independent to run for President in the 2013 Iranian presidential election.
Sholeh Sadi told the Campaign that the promises made in the Charter seem unrealistic. “It would be good if Mr. Rouhani is successful in delivering 1/10th of the promises he has made to the people. Considering the government’s limited power and authority within the Islamic Republic, the promises should be made at a realistic level; otherwise, if the promises are outside of the government’s authorities, naturally they will not be deliverable. It would be good if Mr. Rouhani can enforce a part of the citizenship rights in the society,” he told the Campaign.
Asked about how optimistic he is that the contents in the Charter may be confirmed by the Parliament and the Guardian Council, Mr. Sholeh Sadi said, “First of all, according to Article 4 and other articles in the Constitution, the Parliament cannot approve any laws that are against the Islamic laws. Secondly, there is a Guardian Council over the Parliament that evaluates the Parliament’s decisions against the Constitution and the Sharia standards, and revokes the decisions if they differ. Therefore, under these circumstances, people shouldn’t be too hopeful for a lot of changes in the society.”
“Nothing in particular will happen after this Charter is written, but we can certainly expect some flexibility in the society. For example, we can expect the Intelligence Ministry to ease up on fabricating cases against the citizens. I happen to know the present Intelligence Minister. He is a rational man and the things he has said so far are somewhat compatible with human rights. Therefore we can be hopeful that they would show some flexibility,” said Ghasem Sholeh Sadi.

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“I don’t think ordinary Iranian people have any particular attachment to this Charter. 
It’s only political activists outside Iran or a few analysts inside Iran who interview or 
talk about it. Ordinary people are not vested in this Charter, they know it’s just slogans 
and they are tired of slogans,” said lawyer Mehrangiz Kar about Hassan Rouhani’s 
Citizenship Rights Charter.
In an exclusive interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, lawyer and human rights activist Mehrangiz Kar analyzed the various problems with the draft Citizenship Rights Charter presented by Hassan Rouhani last November, saying it is a “hodge podge of things” that both repeats and contradicts the Constitution, and it needs a more careful review by law professors and students.
“This Charter wants to please the Grand Ayatollahs, the international human rights organizations, Mr. Khomeini’s supporters, Mr. Khamenei’s supporters, and Mr. Khamenei himself. Under such circumstances this charter is a hodge podge of things with no head or tail,” she said.
“Have those who expect people to provide feedback about this draft Charter ever thought to write it in such a way that it would encourage people to read it? For example, a citizen who has not studied law, and only likes Mr. Rouhani and voted for him, and who may all of a sudden want to read this Charter because of his affection for Mr. Rouhani, would not be able to read beyond the first few lines, in my opinion. Even though it is my job to read published documents and papers, I tried to read it several times but I couldn’t, until I finally finished reading it. It is full of repetition, slogans, and natter. In some parts it’s the same as the Constitution, in some parts it violates the Constitution; in some parts it’s based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in some other areas it is Mr. Rouhani’s personal ideals, and yet in other areas it cites other human rights documents,” said the rights lawyer.
“I don’t think ordinary Iranian people have any particular attachment to this Charter. It’s only political activists outside Iran or a few analysts inside Iran who interview or talk about it. Ordinary people are not vested in this Charter, they know it’s just slogans and they are tired of slogans,” Mehrangiz Kar said about what ordinary Iranians think of Hassan Rouhani’s Citizenship Rights Charter.
“When Mr. Rouhani says that he wants to guarantee citizens’ rights, he must remember that he cannot enforce this guarantee, just as Mr. Khatami couldn’t do it [before him], as the Iranian Constitution does not allow him to do it. He has not explained how he intends to guarantee it, either,” she said about the enforcement mechanisms of the draft Charter.
Discussing the contents of the proposed Charter, Mehrangiz Kar said, “In a part of the Charter, it is mentioned, ‘Citizens have the right to enjoy physical and spiritual health.’ There should be a limit to this writing project! To begin with, what is the meaning of spiritual health? How can spiritual health be created for a woman against whom all Iranian laws justify violence? How can the spiritual health of an Ithna Ashariya [Twelver] Shiite such as myself, whose family was destroyed without any reason, be created? Why should I and my children enjoy spiritual health at all? How can those who don’t have bread to feed their children enjoy spiritual health?” Mehrangiz Kar’s late husband, Siamak Pourzand, was a political prisoner and was forbidden from leaving Iran to visit his family until his death in 2011.
“Thank you Mr. Rouhani for thinking about the citizens’ spiritual health. But how are you going to provide this health? You would probably need to invite a discussion on what things other than economic issues are threatening the citizens’ spiritual health, in order to prevent it. Then Mr. Rouhani must glance at the situation of workers and women, for example, or remember that a bunch of lawyers are in prison not because they committed fraud or murder, but because they only defended the rights of other citizens,” she added.
“In the Charter it is written that ‘Citizens must enjoy a happy life…’ But how? At a relative’s birthday party for their child, the police raided the house and the father of the child had a heart attack and died because of the stress he felt. The father of the family was destroyed for a birthday party! Things like this have happened a lot and continue to happen in Iranian society. I was many times at parties in Iran when the police arrived and turned the people’s joy to sadness and worry. I can’t understand what Mr. Rouhani’s solution for such things and for guaranteeing happiness is, and what power the government holds to stop the police and other forces who violate the families’ right to happiness,” said Mehrangiz Kar.
“We already know who is obstructing the people’s happiness. But the Rouhani government should also determine who is obstructing the families’ happiness and confront them. One of my questions about this Charter is, how is this right to happiness provided and who is responsible for at times turning the people’s happiness into bloody events?” the human rights lawyer continued.
Regarding the Charter’s emphasis on eliminating discrimination, Mehrangiz Kar said, “We see discrimination all over Iran. For example, Baha’is are not allowed to work. Even low level laborers are dismissed if they say they are Baha’is, or women cannot become judges under this regime, and many other types of discrimination. Mr. Rouhani knows all of this, too. My question of Mr. Rouhani is, on what resources available to him, or on what resources he hopes to have, does he base his respectable efforts in this area? We will forgo the enforcement guarantees if he talks to us about his hopes at least. He should tell us how he can or how he wants to give people a good, happy life, free of discrimination,” Kar said.
“In certain areas, this Charter violates the Constitution. My question is, can a parliament pass laws that are not fully based on its Constitution, and that challenge that Constitution? In some other areas, it is an exact copy of that same Constitution. Really, how will this Charter be treated? This Charter cannot stand above the Constitution or become a re-approval of the same Constitution that was passed years ago,” she told the Campaign, referencing other problems with the Charter.
“Mr. Rouhani is carrying the flag of the people’s vote. He cannot forget many things and limit himself to his short-term memory like many Iranians. He is not allowed. He must remember that many people voted for him, many people did not vote for anyone, and some people voted for others like Mr. Jalili. He must also remember that there is a silent opposition group in that country, who holds more potential power than all the other groups. This group did not vote for anyone. Mr. Rouhani must review all his strengths and weaknesses. I’m not talking about his personal weaknesses, I am talking about the weaknesses of a society that has very bitter memories of this political system, but cannot get over its memories, and therefore remains silent. But this silence does not mean agreement and Mr. Rouhani knows this quite well. Based on all of these, if he still insists on having his Charter, he can have it,” concluded Mehrangiz Kar.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Need In Middle East Countries !

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Iran, Not For All Iranian !!!????

An Iranian Student from Belgium who have recently returned to Iran was arrested by the agents of the Ministry of Information and thrown in to jail , despite of President Rohani's call from all Iranian abroad who have not comited crime to return to Iran.
Mr. Hamid Babaei is a phd student in Belgium ,he returned Iran and was arrested ,interrogated and was sentenced by kangaroo court of judge Salavati to six years imprisonment , he is accused of espionage and colaboration with enemy countries.
Enemy countries!!!??????
Is Belgium an enemy country? Or is all European countries enemy countries????
For us Iranian , These kinds of Charges are all bogus and political.
We the Iranian are used to this ......But the question is ...why we tolerate this religious regime
for more longer?
Old classic religious style of Iranian families are no longer in place in Iran and the young generation have experienced the hard way of what a religious regime / a despot mean to them now?
If in 2009 the middle class / students and youth were involved in the popular uprising ,the next will involve the poor or poverty driven people and this regime won't be able to resist in front of such movement . But ,regime like a quail putting its head into the snow/sand and feel knows everything and can control if such movement come along with public grievances.
So, these type of arrest ,interrogation and jails or convictions in a kangaroo style Islamic regime court is understandable.

Mr. Babaei is a very smart student , he has returned to Iran together with his family to visit his family members in Iran and was summoned by the Ministry of Informatio and was asked for collecting news from other students in Belgium and cooperation with the Ministry of Information.
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Thursday, January 09, 2014

All, Iranian or non Iranian ,Moslem or non moslem should support The great work of Solmaz Sharif......

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ahmed Shaheed UN reporter on HUman Rights in Iran : Not Much Changes in Iran....

Doctor Ahmed Shaheed UN reporter on Human Rights in Iran speaking with Radio Zamneh said:
" It is clear that the style of Iran during the presidency of Rohani in talking with world has changed and because of that,we see both side have come to some conclusion on the issue of nuclear energy , but there are no opening on the issue of Human Rights and up until now no UN representative are allowed to enter Iran."
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Fundamentalist Ayatollah's , judges ,MP's and Media Watch Dogs are behind the closure of reformists /Independent Newspapers and Websites in Iran.....

Based on a news from ISNA , Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi warned the media owners to follow the rules and regulation of the Islam when publishing news materials. He said : "Those newspaper owners whose papers were closed in the past because of violating the Islamic laws and trying to regain ownership permit must stay alert not repeating their unlawful activities." Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi said: "Islamic Republic Laws will pass through the filter of Guardian Council . "
In the past Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi have acted more in favor of fundamentalist than reformists.

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The Office of the Association of journalists in Iran is still closed.....

Since the presidential coup in 2009 ,the Association of Journalist was ordered by judge Said Mortazavi to be closed and hundreds of journalists either arrested and sent to jail or escaped Iran into exile.
On Jan. 6,2014 speaking with ISNA , Mr Mashaollah Shamsolvaezin the current president of the Association of journalist in Iran in response to Mr. Ejei (the prosecutor General of the Islamic regime) who have said ,the past members of the association acted political rather than journalists rights said:
" Mr. Ejei himself knows , based on the constitution of the association,the members are not allowed to have political activities and the membership of those journalists who have left the country are cancelled ."......

Mr. Shamsolvaezin asked the official to lift the ban on the closure of the association's office  and to allow the association to resume its activities.

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Migration of People with high IQ from Iran continues as Islamic regime in Iran continue its repressive policy !

According to IRNA news agency , on Tuesday Mr. Reza Faraji Dana the minister of Research and innovations of the Islamic regime speaking to student with high ranking in Olympiad of science said: The damages from people leaving Iran with high IQ is the biggest damage to the developing countries. While our annual Government budget is 70 Billion Dollar , with the escape of people with high IQ we help the world with 150 billion Dollar. When Iran is being run by people like this in the picture, what else one can do?......


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Sunday, January 05, 2014

Political prisoners of ward 350 in Evin prison chanted death to dictators......

According to news, last Monday political prisoners of ward 350 in Evin prison in a protest against the transfer of four prisoners (who were security agents of the Islamic Republic) to ward 350, demanded these prisoners to be removed from ward 350, but prison officials instead threw four protesting political prisoners into the solitary confinement. These prisoners(formerly security agents) upon arriving into the ward 350 had created tension by chanting slogan against political prisoners and fighting with them and prison official had promised to remove them in five days but instead decided to let them stay in ward 350 and this created more unrest in ward 350.

Those political prisoners who were sent to solitary confinement ward 240 were: Emad Behavar, Behzad Arabgol,Hasan Asadi Zeidabadi and Ali Kazemzadeh . Mr. Javad Momeni the head of Evin prison threatened the political prisoners to exile and told them it is the decision of judiciary officials to let the ministry of information's prisoners ( the agents ) to stay in ward 350.
Up until now ,there is no news about the four political prisoners who were transferred to solitary confinement.  

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The Managing Editors of "Bahar " and " Shahrvand Emrouz" Newspapers are convicted of crime !

According to Fars News Agency , the media court today found the managing editors of "Bahar " and " Shahrvand Emrouz" newspapers guilty to publication of lies and propagation of prostitution.
The panel of media juries found Mr. Hamid Atrianfar ( Shahrvand Emrouz ) managing editor and Mr. Said Pourazizi ( Bahar ) managing editor guilty.

Mr. Pourazizi is accused and found guilty of publishing materials that are against Islamic regulation, creating dispute among different layers of society, insulting the holy religion of Islam, distribution of rumors and materials that are not true and publication of materials against the constitution .

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Ruffled feathers

From "The Economist" magazine


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