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Monthly Archive: December 2007

Dec 26 2007

Join 28 December demonstrations in solidarity with imprisoned students in Iran

More than two weeks ago 43 students and political activists across the cities of Iran were either abducted or were arrested before, during and after the national student day on 7 th December in Iran and all of them were imprisoned. The arrested students who have not committed any crime but defending freedom and equality; …

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Dec 21 2007

Never a choice

As I have said on many an occassion, the veil – socially speaking is never a choice. Lest anyone forget, Hojatolislam Gholam Reza Hassani said: “women who do not respect the hijab and their husbands deserve to die.” Hassani, who leads Friday prayers in the city of Urumieh, in Iranian Azerbaijan said “I do not …

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Dec 19 2007

Political prisoners in Iran need international solidarity

In a pre-emptive attack on independent student organizations the Islamic regime in Iran arrested dozens of politically active students prior to Student’s Day (December 7), practically a day of protest against the status quo during decades of student struggles. However, despite the said arrests, the students celebrated their day by holding protest actions in different …

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Dec 17 2007

Release imprisoned students now!

To read the timeline of the events leading up to the arrests of students provided by the Communist Youth Organisation, click here.

Dec 17 2007

Help free jailed students in Iran now!

In the last two weeks more than 40 student leaders and activists* have been rounded up by the Ministry of Information of the Islamic regime of Iran. We have been informed that at least 43 of the detainees are being held in the notorious Evin Prison, and the whereabouts of the rest is unknown. These …

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Dec 11 2007

The left-leaning protest movement in Iran

If you still don’t believe the protest movement in Iran is left leaning, take a look at these pictures of recent student demonstrations in Iran on the blog of the Communist Youth Organisation. The banners say: ‘Socialism or barbarity’ ‘Freedom, Equality’ ‘The university is not a military base’ ‘Student movement unite with the labour movement’…

Dec 11 2007

Women must decide their fate not the state

Women must decide their fate not the state – one of the many slogans at a recent Tehran university demonstration.

Dec 10 2007

Muslim apostate threatened over Christianity

To read a Sunday Telegraph article on Sofia Allam, which quotes the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, click here.

Dec 08 2007

Protest the arrest of students in Iran!

Letter No.2 To Amnesty International and all human rights defending organizations all over the world In our previous letter on 2nd of December we made you aware that Islamic Republic of Iran has arrested some students on the eve of Student’s Day in Iran and has done so in the most brutal way. Despite the …

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Dec 06 2007

In the face of the threat of an attack on Iran, support the people of Iran!

The threat of a US attack and the devastating consequences of economic sanctions are looming over the people of Iran. US’s war with the Islamic Republic is not the war of the people. People of Iran and their interests are not represented in this conflict. They want neither the Islamic Republic, nor a military attack, …

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Dec 06 2007

Makwan Moloudzadeh is executed

Another crime by the fascist Islamic regime in Iran: The news has just reached us. Makwan was executed last night (local time) in Dizel Abad Prison in the city of Kermanshah. Makwan’s family have just collected his body and are on their way to the city of Paveh. Around 200 cars are following in procession …

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Dec 05 2007

Students demand Freedom and Equality and No War!

Despite the arrests and repression, students came out in large numbers to demand freedom and equality, and the freedom of political prisoners. they also came out in full force against both war and the Islamic regime of Iran. To see student protests at Tehran University yesterday, click here.

Dec 03 2007

Protest the arrest of students in Iran!

According to the news received by the Communist Youth Organisation of the Worker-Communist Party of Iran today, December 2, the police forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran has raided the residences of Anoushe Azadfar and Elnaz Jamshidi, arrested them, and taken them to an unknown place. Elnaz Jamshidi’s brother, who was inquiring about his …

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Dec 03 2007

Taslima Nasreen’s freedom to speak and write must be protected

December 3, 2007 Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain statement The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain condemns the attacks by the political Islamic movement on Taslima Nasreen in Kolkata, and calls for the vigorous prosecution of those who led the assault and threatened to kill her. It is in the context of sustained death-threats and a …

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Dec 01 2007

Gillian Gibbons must be released today

Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Statement December 1, 2007 The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain calls on the British government to demand the immediate release of school teacher Gillian Gibbons. Her arrest, trial, conviction, and imprisonment in Khartoum, Sudan, for insulting Islam because she allowed her class to name a teddy bear ‘Muhammad’ reveals the …

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