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Monthly Archive: January 2007

Jan 31 2007

Nazanin Fatehi has been Released!

Today, 31 January evening, 19 year old Nazanin was released from prison after facing execution for the past year and a half. She stepped out of prison with a smile on her face to greet her family and supporters who had gathered outside Evin prison. Whilst there, she spoke to Mina Ahadi, the coordinator for …

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Jan 30 2007

On possible war on Iran, Secularism, and the Third Camp

In this week’s International TV programme, broadcast on 30 January 2007, Maryam Namazie interviews Hamid Taqvaee on the escalating propaganda war between Iran and the USA and the possibility of war on Iran; shows a clip of Reza Moradi and Shiva Mahbobi being mahandled by Stop the War Coalition stewards at a demonstration against the …

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Jan 29 2007

Let her go now!

The regime has still not released Nazanin. Her lawyer was told that there were oustanding issues from the transfer from her previous prison in Karaj to Evin prison in Tehran. Due to holidays in Iran on Monday and Tuesday, the lawyer expects her get her out on Wednesday. We’ll keep you posted…

Jan 28 2007

Nazanin Fatehi is to be released today

As I write people are going towards Evin Prison with flowers to meet and greet Nazanin Fatehi who is to be released from prison after a huge sum of bail money was collected through donations from people in Iran and across the world. Humanity is alive and well and will be on show today outside …

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Jan 23 2007

A response to comments on the veil and more

In this week’s TV International English, we respond to some of your comments on this blog and others on the veil with Fariborz Pooya, Sohaila Sharifi and Bahram Soroush. Tell me what you think. I also interview Fariborz Pooya and Bahram Soroush on religious opposition to the sexual orientation regulations, and the role of faith …

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Jan 21 2007

Appeal fund for the release of Nazanin Fatehi and the latest news on her situation

Nazanin, the Iranian teenager under a sentence of death, was acquitted, but the Islamic authorities are demanding that her family pay blood money (so called ‘diye’). This callous and reactionary demand must be condemned. If anybody is to pay damages, it should be the Islamic Republic of Iran, for the psychological and physical torment that …

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Jan 15 2007

TV International on Nazanin Fatehi’s acquittal, Sanctions against Iran and Saddam’s execution

See this week’s International TV English in which Maryam Namazie interviews Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Mina Ahadi and Sohaila Sharifi on the Save Nazanin Fatehi Campaign and the acquittal of the teenager who had been sentenced to death in Iran, shows a clip of a documentary on Nazanin Fatehi, interviews Hamid Taqvaee on US sanctions against Iran …

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Jan 14 2007

Nazanin Fatehi Acquitted!

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Sunday 14 January 2007 According to information received by the International Committee Against Execution, the charges against Nazanin Fatehi, the teenager under a sentence of death in Iran, have been dropped. She will probably be released from jail next week. Earlier today, the court sitting in Tehran decided on Nazanin’s …

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Jan 10 2007

The Islamic regime backs down from executing Nazanin

The International Comittee Against Execution has reported that Nazanin’s trial has taken place. It was delayed from 10:30AM to 12:30PM, in part due to the fact that so many people showed up in support of Nazanin’s campaign. They were required to move court rooms. Normally in a case like this, 10-15 people show up. But …

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Jan 09 2007

1 more day to save Nazanin Fatehi from execution in Iran

Nazanin sends her greetings from prison to all the people who are trying to save her life and calls for the cancellation of her execution order. “These are the hardest days of my life. I am scared from execution, I can’t sleep at night, I want to go to our home, I want to hug …

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Jan 09 2007

On the execution of Saddam Hussein

This morning, December 30, Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq, was hanged on the orders of the US government and its hand-made ethnic-religious regime. For around 30 years, Saddam’s regime was a symbol of the most criminal and repressive dictatorships in history, claiming countless victims. The repression, brutality and tyranny of the Ba’ath regime …

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Jan 09 2007

Iran: Ossanlou released

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2006 In a statement issued today, the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs United Bus Company said Mansoor Ossanlou, the jailed President of the bus workers’ union, has been released. He was freed on a bail of 30 million Tomans (around US$33,000) deposited by his wife. Mansoor Ossanlou was re-arrested on …

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Jan 09 2007

Stop Sharia in Iraqi Kurdistan

Sign the petition to remove article No 7 in the Kurdistan constitution which imposes Islamic Sharia law on people in Iraqi Kurdistan by clicking here.

Jan 09 2007

A report from the asylum seeker’s prison of Edirne in Turkey

Edirne, the Island of harshness and terror By: Farshad Hosseini, Executive Director of the International Federation of Iranian Refugees Turkey is one of the main and most important rout and transit for Asian, Middle Eastern and North-African asylum seekers. Every year, thousands of asylum seekers who seek a safe shelter and who are fleeing all …

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