Sunday, November 24, 2019

At Least 138 People Are Killed By Regime Forces In Five Days Of Protest Against The Increase In Gas Price In Iran And Thousands Arrests In More Than 100 Cities ....

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Students Council : More than 40-50 students Have been arrested,......

According to news from Iran.....

The Iranian student council reported that, on Monday protest in the University of Tehran , more than 40-50 students have been arrested  and there are no news on their whereabout.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

For Immediate Release

Iran: Security Forces Violently Crack Down on Protesters
Protesters Shot Dead and Injured; Widespread Internet Shutdown

(Beirut, November 19, 2019) – Iranian security forces appear to be using excessive force against protests that emerged after an abrupt government increase in fuel prices across the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities have ordered the near-total shutdown of the internet. Occasional video footage of protests posted on social media amid the internet shutdown appear to show security forces directly shooting at protestors in different cities.

According to Iranian news outlets, protests erupted in more than 100 places across Iran on November 16 after the government announced a sharp increase in the price of gas the evening prior. Government sources have confirmed at least five deaths during the protests and the violent government crackdown, including one police officer, while Iranian human rights groups estimate dozens more casualties; Amnesty International states that more than 100 protesters are believed killed. Fars News agency, which is close to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), reported that as of November 17 authorities arrested 1,000 people and more that 100 banks have been damaged in this period. The national security council has also ordered the shutdown of country’s internet since the evening of November 15. While some news agencies and government offices appear to have regained access to internet, ordinary Iranians are still largely cut off from the global network, with network connectivity at a staggering 4 percent of the normal level as of November 19.

“Authorities are brutally repressing Iranians who are frustrated with an autocratic, abusive government and its policies and who bear the brunt of negative economic consequences of renewed US sanctions,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “By severing Iranians from global internet connectivity, the authorities are hoping to hide their bloody crackdown on their own people from the rest of the world.”

Videos and photos on social media reviewed by Human Rights Watch showed protests in the cities of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, and numerous other cities in the provinces of Alborz, Isfahan, Tehran, Kurdistan, Kohgiluye va Boyerahmad, Ilam, Kerman, and Khuzestan, with banks, gas stations, and government buildings set on fire. Official news websites and authorities have confirmed the death of five protestors (two in the city of Bumehen, one in Shahrian city, and one in Islamshahr city, which are all located in Tehran province, and one more killed protester in Sirjan in Kerman province), in addition to a police officer.

Mohammad Mahmoud Abadi, the interim Sirjan governor, confirmed the death of a protestorin the protests that erupted on the night of November 15 after the gas price increase and said the security forces are not allowed to directly shoot at demonstrators and can only shoot in the air to protect fuel tanks in the city. On November 17, Masoud Morsalpour, the governor of Shahriar, told Fars news agency that among the “rioters,” as he called them, were those who intended to enter the Basij base in Chahardangeh neighorhood, and that as a result one person had been killed and seven others injured.

Parliamentarian Assodall Abbasi told Entekhab news agency that Mahmoud Shahneshin, a parliamentarian from Shahriar, told a closed-door parliamentary briefing concerning the fuel price demonstrations that a protestor who initially was thought to have been killed with a bullet had died after he was hit by a rock that left him unconscious. Multiple videos posted on social media from the protests, however, show security forces apparently directly targeting protestors. For instance, multiple videos posted on Twitter show security forces in the cities of Javanrood in Kermanshah province and Shahriar in Tehran Province apparently directly shooting at protestors. In another video labeled as being filmed near Vafadar street in Tehran, security forces appear to be directly shooting at the protestors who are throwing rocks. The Kermanshah police confirmed the death of an officer who was shot dead during the clashes.

On the evening of November 15, NetBlocks, an international nongovernmental organization that monitors shutdowns and other internet restrictions, reported significant disruption and ultimately a near-total block of Iran’s internet. On November 18, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran’s telecommunications minister, confirmed that the national security council ordered the internet shutdown. According to Netblocks, on November 19, Iran’s connectivity to internet was at 4 percent of its normal level. Several Iranians have also reported receiving text messages from what appears to be judiciary offices of Alborz province warning them about attending the protests and threating them with legal prosecution.

On November 18, IRNA news agency reported that IRGC forces in Alborz province arrested 150 leaders of the unrest. “Some of the detainees have confessed that they had been recruited by people trained inside and outside the country and received money to damage public property,” IRNA added. On the same day, IRGC announced in a statement that, “If needed, its forces will respond to the continuing unrest in ‘a decisive and revolutionary manner.’”

Authorities have also arrested several critics and activists over the past few days. According to local human rights groups, authorities arrested Soha Mortazai, a student activist who was staging a sit-in to protest a ban against her to continue her education; Abdolreza Davari, a political activist close to former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; and Sepideh Gholian, a labor rights activist who was recently release from prison. Videos on social media shows Gholian participating in the protests.

Under international human rights standards, law enforcement officers may use force only when strictly necessary and to the extent required to achieve a legitimate policing objective. Forces should only use teargas when necessary to prevent further physical harm; where possible, they should issue warnings before firing. They should take into account the likely impact of their use of teargas, especially in enclosed spaces or if fired at close range, on vulnerable groups, including children. During violent protests, the use of teargas should be proportional to the seriousness of the offense, should meet a legitimate law enforcement objective, and should preferably be used alongside other non-lethal methods. The deliberate use of lethal force is permissible only when it is strictly necessary to protect life.

The UN Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials require authorities to promptly report on and investigate all incidents of law enforcement officials killing or injuring people with firearms through an independent administrative or prosecutorial process.

Internet shutdowns violate multiple rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and access to information and the rights to peaceful assembly and association. Under international human rights law, Iran has an obligation to ensure that internet-based restrictions are provided by law and are a necessary and proportionate response to a specific security concern. Officials should not use broad, indiscriminate shutdowns to curtail the flow of information nor to harm civilians’ ability to freely assemble and express political views

“Iranian authorities are desperately shutting off the global and internal flow of information in Iran in the hope that the outside world will turn a blind eye to their brutal crackdown,” Page said. “International bodies should press Iranian to immediately reconnect Internet and investigate the abuses.”

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Monday, November 18, 2019

116 cities in Iran in An Uprising against Islamic regime in Iran ....Iranian people in Their 4th days of protest

Report by Google from protest in all over Iran .....

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Clashes Between The Plain cloth Agents with People In The City Of Kermanshah .....

Picture shows plain cloths agents with long stick in their hands .....

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At Least 30 People Have been killed and 150 people are wounded from the Kurdish Cities ....

This picture shows that , regime forces are shooting at people fro the roof top of the judiciary building in the city of Javanrood .......

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Today .......Evening Iranian time - Tehran University - Clashes between Students And Regime Basiji Forces....

4th days of uprising students joined the protest .......
Bloody clashes in and around Tehran university ......

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" Why International media are silent About The Uprising In Iran " ......Iranian people All over Iran are in their 4th days of prost.......

Don't be silent ......Condemn the regime for killing the peaceful protesters ....
Its the fourth days that Iranian people are in the streets . All over Iran protested against the increase on 50% Gas price and continued their protest for the fourth days.

IRAN WATCH CANADA: Show your solidarity with Iranian people and condemn the regime for killing the innocent peaceful Iranian protesters.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

14 November 2019 MDE 13/1406/2019
Unprecedented steps towards justice for the victims
 of the 1988 prison massacres have been taken by 
the governments of Sweden, Belgium and 
Liechtenstein in recent weeks, sending a message
 to the Iranian authorities that those responsible for 
crimes against humanity will not escape justice, 
Amnesty International said today. The developments
 should prompt the international community to establish
 a long overdue UN investigation.
In a historic move, Swedish authorities arrested an 
Iranian man on 9 November on suspicion of “crime
 in Iran against international law, gross crime, and murder
 during the period of 28 July – 31 August 1988 in Tehran,
 Iran”. This is a period during which the Iranian authorities
 forcibly disappeared several thousand political dissidents
 in prisons in Tehran and many other cities across the
 country and extrajudicially executed them in secret. 
On 13 November, the Swedish Prosecution 
Authorityannounced that the prosecutor needs to
 decide by 11 December 2019 whether to indict the
 person in question. 
In another significant development, at the UN Human
 Rights Council, the governments of Belgium and 
Lichtenstein submitted questions to Iran for the first
 time about the fate of the victims and the whereabouts
 of their remains, in advance of Iran’s Universal Periodic
 Review (UPR) session on 8 November 2019. 
Belgium asked whether the Iranian government is
 “planning to disclose the truth regarding the ongoing
 enforced disappearances resulting from the secret
 extrajudicial executions of political dissidents in 1988,
 including the number and identities of those killed, the 
date, location, cause and circumstances of each 
disappearance and extrajudicial execution, and the
 location of their remains, and facilitate the return of
 the remains to family members”.
Lichtenstein asked “what steps... Iran [has] taken to
 investigate the extrajudicial killings of 1988, and to
 bring perpetrators, including current officials of Iran,
 to justice” and “to guarantee the right to truth, justice 
and reparation to the families of those extra-judicially 
executed during the summer of 1988”.
These developments are major contributions to the
 fight against impunity for the past and ongoing crimes
 against humanity relating to the 1988 prison massacres,
 including murder, enforced disappearance, persecution,
 torture and other inhumane acts. They are also a
 testament to the long struggle for truth and justice
 by survivors and victims’ families, who have been 
languishing in a cruel limbo for over three decades,
 not knowing where, why and how their loved ones
 were killed and where their bodies are buried. 
Amnesty International welcomes the increased
 attention brought by these governments on the 
extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearance
 of several thousand political dissidents in Iran’s 
prisons between late July and early September 1988
 and renews its calls on them and other states to take
 further concrete steps towards accountability. Such 
steps must include states exercising extraterritorial
 jurisdiction, including universal jurisdiction, to conduct
 independent and effective investigations and 
prosecutions whenever anyone reasonably suspected 
of criminal responsibility for these crimes travels to their
 territory, as now seen Sweden. In addition, all efforts
 must be taken towards establishing an independent
 UN investigation into the ongoing enforced disappearances 
resulting from the secret extrajudicial executions of 1988,
 including the situation of thousands of missing bodies 
buried in mass graves across the country.
In 2018, Amnesty International published a 
comprehensive report, entitled 
Blood-soaked secrets: 
Why Iran's 1988 prison massacres are ongoing 
crimes against humanity.[1] The report concluded that
 by continuing to systematically conceal the fate and 
whereabouts of victims of the mass secret extrajudicial
 killings of 1988 in Iran the Iranian authorities are 
committing the ongoing crime against humanity of
 enforced disappearance. This is in addition to the
 crimes against humanity of murder, extermination, 
persecution, torture and other inhumane acts which, 
according to the findings of the organization, were
 committed in Iran in 1988.[2] Amnesty International 
considers that the suffering inflicted on victims’ families
 also violates the absolute prohibition on torture 
and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or
 punishment under international law.[3]
To date, no official in Iran has been brought to justice 
for the past and ongoing crimes against humanity 
related to the 1988 prison massacres. In fact, many 
of the officials involved continue to hold positions 
of power, including in key judicial, prosecutorial and 
government bodies responsible for ensuring that 
victims receive justice.[4]
The failure of the UN political bodies to act has had a 
devastating impact not only on survivors and 
victims’ families but also on the rule of law and respect
 for human rights in the country. It has emboldened the
 Iranian authorities to continue the concealment of the 
fate of the victims and the location of their remains 
and maintain a strategy of deflection and denial 
regarding the enforced disappearances and 
extrajudicial executions that continues to this day.

[1] Amnesty International, Blood-soaked secrets: Why Iran’s 1988 prison
 are ongoing crimes against humanity (Index: MDE 13/9421/2018).
[2] Amnesty International, Blood-soaked secrets, pp. 115-119. 
[3] See also Amnesty International, Iran’s 1988 massacres: Authorities 
violating torture prohibition through cruel treatment of victims’ families
26 June 2019
[4] Amnesty International, Blood-soaked secrets, pp. 127-128. 

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Yasaman Aryani Is The Iranian Women Who Removed Her Hijab On International Women's Day In The Subway and Distributed Flowers Among Women , She Is Sentenced By The Islamic Regime To 16 Years Imprisonment .

Watch the video here....

16 Years imprisonment just for distributing flowers among Iranian women on the March 8 International Women's Day .....

IRAN WATCH CANADA: Demand For Her Freedom ....

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" The Mothers Of Laleh Park " Have Been Arrested Before Their Gatherings .....

According to news ...." The Mothers Of Laleh Park " were planning to have a peaceful gathering yesterday , but before they do that , were arrested and detained and there are no news about them.

According to this news Jila Makvandi , Raheleh Rahemipour , Zahra Rafeie and Eshrat Bastejani are reported as arrested .

Last Friday ten countries out of 111 countries gave their human rights recommendations to the Islamic Republic to guarantee the rights to protest / gatherings .

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Wednesday, November 06, 2019

6 November 2019
World must condemn appalling deterioration
 of human rights in Iran
The international community must publicly condemn
 the deterioration in Iran’s human rights record during
 the country’s upcoming review session at the UN Human
 Rights Council in Geneva on 8 November, Amnesty
 International said today. 
The organization urges states taking part in Iran’s 
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to denounce the 
widespread human rights violations and make concrete 
recommendations for the Iranian authorities to address them.
“From horrific execution rates, to the relentless persecution 
of human rights defenders, rampant discrimination against
 women and minorities, and ongoing crimes against 
humanity, the catalogue of appalling violations recorded in 
Iran reveals a sharp deterioration in its human rights record,” 
said Philip Luther, Research and Advocacy Director for the
 Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. 
“Iran’s upcoming UN human rights review session offers
 a crucial opportunity for the international community to
 send a strong and clear message to the Iranian authorities
 that its shocking disregard for human rights will not be
“It is also an opportunity for states to place increased 
attention on the ongoing enforced disappearance of 
thousands of political dissidents over the past three 
decades, a crime against humanity which has been
 overlooked for far too long by the international community.”
Since Iran’s human rights record was last reviewed
 in 2014, the level of repression by the authorities 
has risen significantly. 
Thousands of people have been rounded up for
 expressing their views or taking part in peaceful 
demonstrations and a vindictive crackdown has 
been launched against human rights defenders, 
including activists campaigning against forced veiling
 laws, in order to destroy the last vestiges of Iran’s civil
The authorities have further eroded fair trial rights 
and have executed more than 2,500 people, including
 juvenile offenders, in blatant violation of international law.
In a submission to the UN Human Rights Council ahead 
of the session, Amnesty International concluded that
 Iran is “failing on all fronts” when it comes to human rights. 
The organization is calling on the country’s authorities
 to lift restrictions on the rights to freedom of 
expression, association and peaceful assembly, 
end discrimination against women and minorities,
 impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the
 death penalty, and end torture and other ill-treatment,
 unfair trials and ongoing crimes against humanity.
During its last review session, Iran accepted just 130
 out of the 291 recommendations it received from 
other states. Amnesty International’s analysis indicates
 that the Iranian authorities have failed to deliver on 
the majority of those promises. 
Iran rejected calls during its last UPR to protect the 
rights of human rights defenders, stop their harassment
 and release those imprisoned for peacefully exercising
 their rights to freedom of expression, association and 
“Instead of strengthening co-operation with civil society 
and human rights organizations, as Iran had pledged
 to do, the authorities have instead further undermined
 these rights, intensifying their crackdown on dissent,” said 
Philip Luther. 
Those unjustly imprisoned include journalists, artists 
and human rights defenders including lawyers, women’s
 rights defenders, minority rights activists, labour rights
 activists, environmental activists and those seeking
 truth, justice and reparations for the 1988 prison massacre.
Some of those jailed have been given shockingly harsh
 prison sentences, in some cases lasting several decades. 
Human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi was sentenced
 to 29 years and three months in prison and 111 lashes
 for his human rights work and is required to serve 
15 years of this sentence. Lawyer and women’s
 rights defender Nasrin Sotoudeh was sentenced to 
38 years and 148 lashes for her peaceful activism 
and is required to serve 17 years of her sentence.
As well as continuing to subject women and girls to 
discrimination in law and practice, Iran’s authorities
 have rejected ratification of the UN Convention on 
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against 
Women and failed to criminalize gender-based violence,
 including marital rape, domestic violence and early and
 forced marriage. 
Women’s rights defenders, including those who have
 campaigned against Iran’s discriminatory and degrading
 forced veiling laws, have faced arbitrary arrest, detention,
 torture and other ill-treatment, unfair trials and lengthy 
prison sentences. They have also faced harassment and 
abuse by pro-government vigilantes for defying such laws. 
Iran also continues to deny defendants the right to a fair trial, 
including by refusing them access to lawyers during 
investigations and trials, and continues to convict people
 based on “confessions” extracted through torture 
and other ill-treatment. 
The authorities have a dreadful record of flouting prisoners’
 right to health, deliberately denying medical care
 to prisoners of conscience, often as punishment, 
amounting to torture and other ill-treatment. Human
 rights defender Arash Sadeghi continues to be
 tortured through the denial of cancer treatment.
Meanwhile, in a relentless execution spree, more than
 2,500 people have been put to death since Iran’s last 
UPR session, including at least 17 who were under 18 at
 the time of the crime, in flagrant violation of international law. 
The Iranian authorities also continue to commit the ongoing 
crime against humanity of enforced disappearance by 
systematically concealing the fate or whereabouts of 
several thousand imprisoned political dissidents who
 were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed 
in secret between July and September 1988.
“The Iranian authorities must reverse the catastrophic 
deterioration of their human rights record,” said Philip Luther. 
“That means releasing prisoners of conscience, ending 
the persecution of human rights defenders, granting 
defendants the right to a fair trial and putting an end to
 their grotesque use of the death penalty by establishing 
an immediate moratorium with a view to abolishing it completely. 
“It also means immediately disclosing the truth regarding
 the fate of victims of the 1988 massacres, stopping the
 destruction of mass grave sites containing the remains of
 the victims, and bringing to justice those suspected to be
 responsible for these crimes against humanity.”
For more information or to arrange an 
interview please contact:Sara Hashash, 
MENA Media Manager on 
or out of hours +44 (0) 203 036 5566

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