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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ebrahim Madadi and Dawood Razavi Two Members of Tehran Bus Drivers Union Are Released From Prison.......


Today After 22 days imprisonment Dawood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi two members of Tehran Bus Drivers Union are released from prison with a bail of 100 million Tuman ..

The Union still demanding for the release of other illegally imprisoned workers.

Link:
http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/news.jsp?essayId=67130



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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In Recent Two Months 18 Iranian Who Have Newly Become Christians Were Sentenced to Prison !


In speaking to Radio Farda an official of the " Article 18 Committee "   which is about the Councils of Iranian Churches reported on the prison sentences for 18 newly converted Iranian Christians.
Father Pirouz Farbod Said ; despite of promises by president Rohani still Farsi speaking churches are being closed and illegal arrest against active christian are being implemented .

According to a report by " Article 18 committee " at present there are more than 93 Iranian christian in prison because of their faith and churches activities .

The "Article 18 committee " said ,the latest incident was of the sentencing of one year imprisonment and two years ban from exiting the country for 13 new christian from the city of Isfahan.


Link:
http://www.iran-emrooz.net/index.php/news1/55441/


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Islamic Regime Is Going to Send Ahmad Zaidabadi The Political prisoner After Six Years Imprisonment To Internal Exile !



According to Saham News , Ms. Mahdieh Mohammadi wife of Ahmad Zaidabadi in her Facebook wrote that, her husband will go to internal exile direct from prison . The Imprisoned Journalist Ahmad Zaidabadi  have finished his six years prison sentence but face yet another harsh sentence and that is to go into the internal exile in the city of Gonabad.
Ms. Mahdieh Mohammadi in her Facebook wrote: " I feel that we are so much oppressed " .
Ahmad Zaidabadi a reformist journalist was arrested by security forces together with hundreds of other activists and journalists after presidential election coup in 2009 and spent 141 days in solitary confinement in cell number 240 of Evin prison . He was later sentenced to six years imprisonment and five years internal exile to the city of Gonabad and is banned from social and political activities in all his life time.
Link:
http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/article.jsp?essayId=67114

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Narge Mohammadi Vice President Of Human Rights Defenders Organization in Iran Is In Prison And Her Health Condition Worsening !



According to Taghi Rahmani Ms. Narges Mohammadi's husband , the last time the kids have visited their mother she told them that; she is not allowed by prison officials to take her medications. Although she brought her medication to prison with her after arrest , but the medication were taken away from her by prison officials and she has threatened that; she would go on hunger strike if her medication is not given back to her.
Ms. Narges Mohammadi is the vice president of the Human Rights Defenders Organization in Iran .
Because of not taking her medication ,her health condition is worsening.

Link:
http://www.balatarin.com/topic/2015/5/18/1015883



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The Court Date For Jason Rezaeian The Washington Post Journalist And Two Other Will Begin On May 25th !


According to Tasnim News Agency The court of  Jason Rezaeian's and two others will  begin in branch number 15 under judge Salavati . Mr. Rezaeian's lawyer; Leyla Ahsan said, the reading of the case file material's has finished and just waiting a date from the court .
Prosecutor has charged Mr. Rezaeian  with espionage .

Link:
http://www.tasnimnews.com/Home/Single/744681

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Mostafa Tajzadeh Was About To be Released After Finishing His Six Years Sentences , But He Must Spend One More Year Because Of Continuing Writing Letter From Prison !


According to news Mostafa Tajzadeh A religious reformist and a Government official with critical political views Was about to be released on Today Monday ,after spending six years in prison. He was arrested after the presidential coup in 2009 . But must spend one more year because; while he was in prison ,he was writing letters from prison .
IRAN WATCH CANADA : So , One year prison just for writing letter from prison. 
Link:
http://www.iran-emrooz.net/index.php/news1/55424/

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Keyvan Samimi An Iranian Political Prisoner is Released After Six Years imprisonment From Rejaei Shahr Prison !


In an Interview with a reporter one day after his release from prison , the reporter asked Mr. Keyvan Samimi what is his feeling after release from prison and what he is going to do now , he replied  :
Before my arrest ( Before the uprising of presidential coup in 2009 ) i had a responsibility to do and now after the release, i have a new responsibility .
I will do respect the constitution and at the same time i will continue my activities on morality and human rights .
He added , 49 years ago when i was just 18 years old i also went to prison during the Shah 's regime . Because of systematic violation of human rights then and now , i want to continue my activities in this direction.
Link:
http://news.gooya.com/politics/archives/2015/05/197206.php


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

More than 150 Kurdish protester From Mahabad city are Arrested ......


According to several sources more than 150 protesters from Mahabad city are arrested and transferred to Naghadeh prison . Some of these protesters are wounded and perhaps under interrogation and torture .......and some of them are released .
These people were arrested when they were among protesters , protesting against the suspicious death of a young women ( Farinaz Khosravani ) in Hotel in Mahabad city .

Link:
http://news.gooya.com/politics/archives/2015/05/197020.php

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Atena Daemi Activist For Working Kids ,Is Sentenced By Islamic Judiciary To Seven Years Imprisonment

Atena in prison

Based on a report by "Campaign in defense of Political and human rights prisoners " , Ms Atena Daemi who was arrested at her home on October last year  and was sent to cell number Alef of the Sepah in Evin prison and after 4 months solitary confinement and interrogation , in March she was transferred to the women ward and in May she was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment but later it reduced to seven years imprisonment .  since her arrest she was denied a proper court procedure and bail  by judge Moghiseh at branch 28 of the court of revolution. She is charged with: insulting the leader of the Islamic Republic , propagating against the system , Listening to Shahin Najafi's Music ( an Iranian singer who's music are critical to Islamic Regime in Iran ) , oppsing to Forced Hijab and few others...
So , Islamic regime , a young girl who works in defense of child labor and 7 years imprisonment for what she does. ??????????!!!!!!!
Does any regime officials including president Rohani care about Atena Daemi who work voluntarily for a better life for Iranian kids but must spent 7 years of her young life in prison??????!!!!!!!

Link:
http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/article.jsp?essayId=66992
 

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NEWS RELEASE: UN rights experts condemn recent upsurge in executions in Iran, many of them unreporte






GENEVA (8 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, and on extrajudicial executions, Christof Heyns, today condemned the sharp increase in executions in recent weeks in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In many instances, executions have gone unreported by official sources, and the names of prisoners have not been published.

“When the Iranian government refuses to even acknowledge the full extent of executions which have occurred, it shows a callous disregard for both human dignity and international human rights law,” Mr. Shaheed stressed.
 
Between the 9 and 26 of April, as many as 98 prisoners are reported to have been executed, an average of over six per day. The latest wave brings the total number of executions since 1 January 2015 to more than 340, including at least six political prisoners and seven women.
 
“We are alarmed by the recent surge in the number of executions, which has occurred despite serious questions about fair trial standards,” Mr. Heyns noted. “Many of the prisoners executed during this period were charged with drug-related offences, which do not involve intentional killing and hence do not meet the threshold of the ‘most serious crimes’.

The independent experts drew special attention to continued reports of executions taking place in public, with 15 such executions known to have occurred already in 2015. “Executions staged in public have a dehumanising effect on both the victim and those who witness the execution, reinforcing the already cruel, inhuman and degrading nature of the death penalty,” they said.

The Special Rapporteurs jointly urged the Iranian Government to heed to the growing appeal by the UN human rights system to halt all executions and to establish a moratorium on the death penalty, with a view to abolishing the practice altogether.

ENDS

Ahmed Shaheed (the Maldives) is a Visiting Professor at Essex University, UK; a former member of the Maldivian presidential Commission Investigating Corruption; and a foreign policy advisor to the President of the Maldives. Mr. Shaheed was Foreign Minister of the Maldives from 2005 to 2007 and from 2008 to 2010. He led the country’s efforts to sign and ratify all nine international human rights Conventions and to implement them in law and practice. He was appointed as the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran in June 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council. Learn more, visit: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Countries/AsiaRegion/Pages/IRIndex.aspx

The Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns (South Africa), is a director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa and Professor of Human Rights Law at the University of Pretoria, where he has also directed the Centre for Human Rights, and has engaged in wide-reaching initiatives on human rights in Africa. He has advised a number of international, regional and national entities on human rights issues. Learn more, log on to:  http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Executions/Pages/SRExecutionsIndex.aspx

The Special Rapporteurs are part of what is known as the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. Special Procedures, the largest body of independent experts in the UN Human Rights system, is the general name of the Council’s independent fact-finding and monitoring mechanisms that address either specific country situations or thematic issues in all parts of the world. Special Procedures’ experts work on a voluntary basis; they are not UN staff and do not receive a salary for their work. They are independent from any government or organization and serve in their individual capacity.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Another Video from Mahabad City and Peoples Protest.....

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People of Mahabad burned the Hotel Tara in Mahabad where a young Girle Was Killed - Believed to be killed by a security agent who was about to sexually Assault Her ....

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The Death of A Young Girl From The City Of Mahabad Angered the People Of Mahabad .........


According to news coming from Iran , on last thursday Ms Parinaz Khosravani an employee of Tara Hotel in the city of Mahabad in Kurdistan -Iran jumped to his death while in the fourth floor of the hotel , and her mom believes that she committed suicide because she was about to be sexually assaulted by an agent of the ministry of Information with the collaboration of Hotel owner.

This brought anger among people of the city of Mahabad in Kurdistan province . The people gathered in front of the hotel and chanted slogans against local officials as well as the regime , they burned the hotel and there were clashes between the regime forces and the people . The riot forces fired tear gas and shot hunting weapon , as a result several people were wounded and many arrested and detained . The people demanded justice for her death.

In a hasty move the Governor hold a press conference and said that the accused is arrested and has no relation with the security agency and he wont be released because of heavy bail .

But people know these officials and their tactics to buy time .


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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Shirin Ebadi to Ahmed Shaheed : Mr. Shaheed Do Everything You Can To Free Ms. Narges Mohammadi


Ms. Shirin Ebadi president of the  "Human rights Defenders Centers in Iran " and noble peace Prize Winner in a letter to Doctor Ahmed Shaheed the UN reporters for human rights in Iran asked him to do everything he can to free Ms. Narges Mohammadi the vice president of the ' Human Rights Defenders Center in Iran " from prison because she is suffering from health conditions.
Ms. Narges Mohammadi was arrested on last Tuesday by as many as 10 security forces of the regime at her home and took her via a car to Evin prison.

IRAN WATCH CANADA: Where is Mr. President Rohani ?!!!??

Link:
http://www.humanrights-ir.org/?p=1337

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