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Monthly Archive: July 2010

Jul 22 2010

Iran stoning case ordered to name campaigners

Read Iran stoning case ordered to name campaigners.

Jul 21 2010

Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case review postponed

Press Release 19 Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case review postponed Final judgment will be made in 20 days In our last press release we reported that the Supreme Court in Iran would issue a statement on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s case on July 21st, 2010. Today we have been informed by our sources in Iran that the …

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Jul 20 2010

Stop appeasement! Expose the terrorists!

Open Letter to Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden, Regarding the Islamic Republic’s Terrorism Mr. Fredrik Reinfeldt: In January this year, Mr. Babak Shadidi, an Iranian-born Swedish citizen and a former member of the Worker-communist Party of Iran, revealed a plot to assassinate a number of the leaders of that party. The plot was planned …

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Jul 20 2010

The Islamic Republic’s judiciary to decide on Sakine’s case on Wednesday 21 July

Press Release 18 According to one of our sources in Tehran today, the Islamic Republic’s judiciary authorities have announced that a decision will be made on the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani on Wednesday the 21st of July. The Tabriz deputy prosecutor has called for Sakineh’s execution by hanging; thus, the danger of Sakineh’s execution …

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Jul 20 2010

The burka – empowering? I think not!

Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, claims the burka empowers women. I suppose it could do in the same way FGM, foot binding, Suttee, a chastity belt, empower women – which is err, not at all. Here is an extensive interview I did with Ireland’s Newstalk radio on the issue. Also see: What’s all the fuss …

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Jul 18 2010

It’s a crime to be a woman in Iran

It’s a crime to be a woman in Iran says Namazie in a Globe and Mail article on the situation of women in Iran.

Jul 17 2010

24 July 2010 – International Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani Day

Citizens of the World against Stoning We, the undersigned, are extremely concerned about the fate of 43 year old Sakine Mohamadi Ashtiani and fear she may be executed in Iran at any time for ‘having an illicit relationship.’ We call on people everywhere to intensify their protests by marking Saturday 24 July as the International …

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Jul 17 2010

Eject Iran from UN Commission on the Status of Women

Exiles urge that Iran be ejected from UN women’s group Martin Fletcher, The Times, 16 July 2010 Pressure groups led by Iranian exiles are demanding that the country be thrown out of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. They have seized on the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the mother given 99 …

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Jul 16 2010

That day is very near…

See my post in response to an article criticising Mina and Sakina and defending the regime below: This pathetic article is an attempt by the regime and its supporters to discredit human rights activists abroad. Irrespective of Mina Ahadi’s beliefs and political affiliations with opposition organisations rightly opposed to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the …

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Jul 16 2010

Suicide bombing in Zahedan, Iran

Friday 16 July 2010 Two suicide bombings outside a mosque in Zahedan yesterday have left scores dead and hundreds wounded. As well as the two suicide bombers and members of the Pasdaran Army, casualties included many ordinary people. The bombings have led to fears among the people and have allowed the Islamic regime to step …

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Jul 16 2010

Free them Now – campaign to free labour activists in Iran

For more info, visit blog. In Iran workers are routinely arrested for going on strike, for building a union or for celebrating May Day. That is what happened to bus workers in Tehran: Over 700 of them were arrested when they went on strike in 2006. Some of their leaders, such as Mansoor Ossanlou, are …

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Jul 14 2010

List of persons stoned and awaiting death by stoning

Farshad Husseini of the International Committee against Stoning has put together a list of all those stoned (over 100) and those waiting death by stoning (25). These are known cases only; the exact numbers are much higher. An English version of this report will follow.

Jul 14 2010

Sakine’s son, Sajjad, has been summoned by the Ministry of Intelligence in Iran

Press Release No.16 Sajjad, the son of Sakine Mohammadi-Ashtiaani, summond by the Ministry of Intelligence in Tabriz An information source of the International Committee Against Execution in Tabriz reports that Sajjad, the 22-year-old son of Sakine Mohammadi-Ashtiaani, has been summond to office 37 of the Tabriz branch of the Ministry of Intelligence today. The summon …

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Jul 14 2010

Sharia and Scientology

Thanks to F. Choquette for sending this in. Interesting points on Mormon and Scientology courts in the US – we need a One Law for All campaign there too, don’t we? Hi Maryam, I have utmost respect for your work and I thought I should do a speech based on your activities. I concentrate on …

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Jul 14 2010

The Government of Murderers!

Press Release No. 13 After the campaign against the stoning sentence of Sakine Mohammadi-Ashtiaani had become internationalized, the families of those held in a prison in Tabriz, Azarbayjan, Iran, contacted and informed us about the shocking situation of their loved ones in jail. We disclose those cases too so that people of the world will …

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Jul 12 2010

Thousands protested against stoning

There were numerous protests and acts of solidarity that took place this past weekend against stoning and executions and in defence of Sakine and others. Here are some photos from the protest in London. Also many sent in their acts of solidarity to us during the weekend. Here are a few: Rafiq Mahmood designed a …

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Jul 09 2010

The Bundle from Guardian Law

My piece was included in this week’s best news stories, comment, analysis and blogs from guardian.co.uk/law.

Jul 09 2010

Act now to save Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani from stoning in Iran

Save Sakine Mohammadi Ashtiani at imminent risk of stoning in Iran for sex outside of marriage. You can help by: * Signing the petition. * Sending messages of protest to the Islamic regime of Iran: Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani Head of the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran Howzeh Riyasat-e Qoveh Qazaiyeh (Office of the …

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Jul 08 2010

Keep the pressure on until we end stoning and save Sakine

Keep the pressure on until we end stoning and save Sakine Mina Ahadi’s rebuttal of the press release issued by the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in London on the stoning case 8 July 2010 With regards to the 8 July 2010 press release issued by the embassy of the Islamic Republic of …

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Jul 08 2010

Don’t hold your breath!

Here’s a hillarious piece written by Adam Deen (I know, who?) on my article on Sharia law in Britain called ‘What isn’t wrong with sharia law?’. It’s ‘cleverly’ called what isn’t wrong with Maryam Namazie. He emails me with the link saying: “Hope this clarifies the mistakes in your piece and you write a retraction…” …

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