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Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 31 2010

I am away until June 4

I will be away from today and return on June 4 Friday.

May 30 2010

Southampton Event

Date: May 30, 2010 Time: 7pm Venue: Sembal House, SO15 2FH, Southampton Maryam Namazie will speak about the One Law for All campaign at a meeting organised by the South Hampshire Humanist Group. For more information, contact them.

May 28 2010

Join rally for the expulsion of the Islamic regime of Iran from the ILO

Join the Rally in Geneva In solidarity with workers and people of Iran and for the expulsion of the Islamic regime of Iran from the ILO The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will hold its annual International Labour Conference in Geneva from 2 to 18 June. Like previous years, a delegation representing the Islamic Republic of …

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May 27 2010

Save Majid Tavakoli

Majid Tavakoli, a 24 year old student activist at Amir Kabir University, must not become another victim of the Islamic regime of Iran. He has been arrested and tortured a number of times for his student activities. The last time he was arrested was in December 2009 for a speech about the ruling dictatorship and …

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May 27 2010

News Update on Farzad Kamangar; 9 others executed this week

Farzad Kamangar’s mother gave the following message to a memorial gathering in Germany: ‘Greetings to freedom loving people across the world that have supported us and raised our voices across the world. Today, as always, I ask you, I beg you to think of the political prisoners. Don’t let other mothers suffer. It is enough. …

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May 27 2010

On Sunday 20 June 2010 Stand up and be Counted!

Join us for a Rally organised by One Law for All against Sharia and religious laws and for secularism and universal rights Where: At Trafalgar Square’s Northern Terrace, London (closest underground Charing Cross and Leicester Square) When: 14:00-16:00 hours Then join us for a March organised by Iran Solidarity to show solidarity with people in …

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May 27 2010

An open letter from Sami Ahmed about her mum’s rights violation

Dear reader, My name is Sami Ahmed [on the right in the photo by Jo D. Jonz with mum Saira, left]and I am 19 years old; I am the daughter of author Saira Ali Ahmed. 20 years ago a serious violation of my mother’s human rights had occurred in Bangladesh, and I am seeking support …

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May 26 2010

Amnesty: working against oblivion?

By Gita Sahgal Human rights groups cannot tell the story of the times in which we live. There is a void, where there should be analysis of the organizational forms and ideological links of western Islamists Salman Rushdie has said, ‘When people are told that they cannot freely re-examine the stories of themselves, and the …

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May 25 2010

May 1 in Iran: A Great Step Forward

By Hamid Taghvaee On May 1st of this year in Iran, all heads turned to the workers’ movement. From a few weeks prior to May Day, workers’ problems, plights, demands and protests had already turned into a discourse within the nation, media, political opposition groups, and so on. Leftist groups and workers’ organizations, institutions and …

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May 18 2010

6 more death sentences and 217 prison sentences in Iran

To see news of 6 more death sentences and 217 prison sentences, click here.

May 14 2010

Soldiers surround Kamangar’s home

Some of the soldiers that have been sent to Kamyaran, Farzad Kamangar’s city, for the general strike yesterday are currently surrounding the family’s home and filming and photographing anyone leaving or entering the house.

May 14 2010

Labour Start’s condemnation of Farzad Kamangar’s execution

Here is Labour Start’s condemnation of Farzad Kamangar’s execution. You can see it here.

May 13 2010

Protest in Afghanistan against executions

Today a fifth protest was held in Afghanistan against the recent execution of 45 Afghans in Iran. People burnt picture of Ahmadinejad and others held a picture of Farzad Kamangar and his mother.

May 13 2010

Demonstration in Turkey against executions

Here is a clip of how a demonstration of a few hundred Kurdish people from Turkey marched to the Turkey/Iran border trying to cross over to join the strike in the Kurdish province in Iran yesterday 13 May.

May 13 2010

Why Jennifer McCreight would be executed in Iran

Jennifer McCreight, the initiator of Boobquake, has blogged about why she would be executed in Iran. Read it here.

May 13 2010

Farzad Kamangar’s memorial ceremony tomorrow

Someone just emailed a leaflet they received in Kamyaran (Farzad Kamangar’s hometown) inviting people to Farzad’s memorial ceremony tomorrow from 9-11am in Mohammad Rasoolollah Mosque.

May 13 2010

I would be executed in Iran if I did this…

I would be executed in Iran if I did this Facebook page We have all been in love, spoken our minds, joined protests, political groups and campaigns, poked fun at that which is taboo and taken a stand for what we believe in. The only difference is – depending on where we were born – …

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May 13 2010

Successful general strike in Iranian Kurdistan cities

A big step forward for the people of Iran’s revolution against the Islamic Republic! Today, people in Sanandaj, Mahabad, Bokan, Kamyaran, Miaandoaab, Oshnavieh, Nowsood, Piranshahr, Saghez, Baaneh, Divaandareh, Dehgalaan, Naghadeh, Sardasht, Javaanrood, Ravaansar, Rabat and all other cities and towns in Kurdistan carried out a successful general strike, despite undeclared province-wide martial law and all …

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May 13 2010

There are reports of clashes in general strike

Baneh, Rabt, Sardasht, Nagdeh, Oshnaviyeh have joined strike. After the security forces attacked an elderly man in Shushmi area in the town of Nosavad, there have been clashes between people and the security for the past two hours which continues. There are reports that shots have been fired there. In Dehgalan, there are reports that …

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May 13 2010

The regime wil not be handing bodies over to the families

The families of the five executed political prisoners returned back home without the bodies of their loved ones. The regime has refused to hand over their bodies to their bereaved families. They have told the families that they will inform them of where they have been buried in ten days time whilst adding that they …

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