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Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 13 2010

May 13 General Strike Update

Today 13 May, a general strike has been called in Iranian Kurdistan by political opposition groups. Despite the regime’s unofficial military rule and extensive security to intimidate people, many cities in Kurdistan have joined the general strike. Reports coming in reveal that Bukan, Saqez, Kamyaran, Mahabad, Divandara and Piranshahr and many parts of Marivan and …

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May 12 2010

Heartwrenching interview with Farzad’s lawyer

Listen to a heartwrenching interview with Farzad, Shirin and Mehdi’s lawyer, Khalil Bahramian in Persian on Youtube or see below: He says he is shocked at the executions; all their files were under review. He breaks down crying when he says Shirin had promised to study; she didn’t even speak Persian (but Kurdish). They made …

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May 12 2010

Update on the May 9 executions

Four days after the heinous executions of Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam-Houli and Mehdi Eslamian, five political prisoners, by the Islamic Republic of Iran their families have still not succeeded in getting the bodies of their loved ones back for burial. The families remain in Tehran going from office to office and …

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May 12 2010

Warrants issued for Farzad Kamangar’s mother and family members

Today Wednesday 12 May, families of the five executed political prisoners still wait to get the bodies of their loved ones held hostage by the regime. The International Committee Against Executions has received news that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a number of Farzad Kamangar’s family members, namely, Soltaneh Rezaie (mother), …

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May 11 2010

I finally joined Twitter

I have just joined Twitter: http://twitter.com/MaryamNamazie today.

May 11 2010

Call for General Strike in Kurdistan

The following is a statement released by the Kurdistan Committee of the Worker-Communist Party of Iran, condemning the execution of five Kurdish political prisoners Farzad Kamangar, Shirin Alam Hooli, Mehdi Hosseinian, Farhad Vakili, and Ali Heydarian on May 9, 2010. The letter demands the unconditional release of political prisoners and supports the call for a …

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May 11 2010

Join May 13 General Strike against Executions in Iran

In the early hours of Sunday 9 May 2010, the Islamic regime of Iran executed political prisoners Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam-Houli and Mehdi Eslamian. The four young men and one woman were executed for their political opposition to the regime. Farzad Kamangar was a teacher and human rights activist who was …

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May 10 2010

Our Farzad is alive

Farzad Kamangar’s mother holding his photo. Farzad was executed on May 9. I woke up crying this morning having dreamt of Farzad Kamangar who was executed early morning on May 9 along with four other political prisoners. I did not know him but his life and humanity have moved me. Like many others who never …

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May 10 2010

Do not let them execute our youngsters

Photos of the five political prisoners executed on May 9, 2010 ‘Today, my work has just begun,’ mother of executed political prisoner, Farzad Kamangar, holding his photo. ‘If we stay silent, these executions will continue,’ Mohammad Amin Kamangar, relative of executed political prisoner Farzad Kamangar In the early hours of Sunday 9 May 2010, the …

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May 10 2010

Farzad Kamangar and 4 other political dissidents executed in Iran

Join the campaign to expel the Islamic regime of Iran from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) In the early hours of Sunday 9 May, the Islamic authorities in Iran executed Farzad Kamangar and four other political prisoners. Farzad Kamangar was a teacher and a human rights activist, whose release had been the object of high …

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May 09 2010

FAX your PROTEST – 9th May! Demand the release of Jamal Saberi!

Dear Friends! The Doro-Chiba (National Railway Motive Power Union of Chiba) is holding a conference on Japan’s migrant and refugees’ situation and laws this Sunday 9 May. They will be reading a message from Jamal Saberi, the Iranian political activist who is currently in detention and in danger of being deported to Iran. In the …

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May 05 2010

Bita Ghaedi’s deportation cancelled

Message from Bita and Mohsen: DEPORTATION CANCELLED! Here is a message from Mission Free Iran. The below is a mail sent by Mohsen at 9:27pm EST on May 4 2010: Dear all Bita’s flight has been cancelled at 6.30pm. Home Office had to cancel Bita’s removal direction after it had been ordered by United Kingdom …

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May 05 2010

Stop Bita’s deportation today!

IKWRO just sent this in: Bita Ghaedi is being deported to Iran on Wednesday where she is likely to be executed because she dared exercise her free speech. This is a clear cut case of human rights abuse and the UK government is too busy electioneering to care. Here is more information on Bita’s case. …

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May 04 2010

Baring one’s body can be a legitimate form of resistance

Here is a piece in the Paris Herald on ‘Boobquake’ versus ‘Brainquake.’ Since I only found out about Brainquake when the journalist in question contacted me for a comment (which she didn’t use), let me briefly say the following: Of course women are wrongly sexualized everywhere including with the veil and sexual apartheid. But for …

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May 01 2010

Joint May Day Resolution of 10 Labour Organisations in Iran

May Day is the day of international solidarity of the working class; the day of workers’ worldwide protest against poverty and inequality. On this day millions of workers throughout the world stop work, take over the streets, declare their outrage at the countless calamities that capitalism has imposed on humanity, and shout out the cause …

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May 01 2010

Long Live May Day!

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