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Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 18 2010

The Statement of the protest action of September 18, 2010 against the Regime of Flogging and Stoning

Today’s international actions are a continuation of the international actions of July 24th and August 28, 2010. They are yet another reflection of the solidarity of people around the world with the people of Iran, who have risen heroically to bring down the Islamic regime of stoning and qesas and hijab and torture and execution. …

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Sep 17 2010

18 September 2010

Come out in full force against regime of stoning and flogging on September 18; protests will be held in over 30 cities worldwide Join us. I will be speaking about Sakineh at the Protest the Pope rally in London on the same day. Speakers at the protest march and rally organised to coincide with the …

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Sep 17 2010

Latest on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani case

Latest on Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani forced to do another TV ‘interview’ Sajjad, Sakineh’s son, refused visitation again September 18 protests against regime of stoning and flogging to be held in over 30 cities worldwide Maryam Namazie’s Facebook account has been enabled but Mina Ahadi’s is still disabled See open letter to …

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Sep 17 2010

Sajjad Refused Visitation Again

PR 70 September 16, 2010 Sajjad Refused Visitation Again Today, Thursday, like usual, Sajjad went to Tabriz prison to visit his mother [Sakineh Ashtiani]. They told him, “Sakineh is still not permitted to visit with you. Stop bothering us and don’t come back. Whenever there is a possibility of visitation, we’ll let you know.” This …

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Sep 17 2010

Sakineh was forced to perform another television “interview”

PR 69 September 16, 2010 Once again, on Wednesday [September 15], Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani appeared on the 20:30 program of Seda va Sima, the Islamic Republic’s state television, and made statements to the effect that “I have not been tortured,” “my participation in the previous interview was my own decision,” and “whatever I have said …

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Sep 15 2010

Harsh judgments on the pope

See an open letter signed by myself and others published in today’s Guardian on the pope’s visit.

Sep 14 2010

My Facebook account has been reinstated but I am not returning without Mina

UPDATE 21 September 2010: No further action required – both Mina and my Facebook accounts have been reinstated. Thanks for all your help on this! Hi all Just to send you all a huge thank you for your help on this. Facebook has written to me apologising for the inconvenience and reinstating my account. There …

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Sep 14 2010

An open letter to Facebook founder on Maryam and Mina’s Facebook accounts

UPDATE 21 September 2010: No further action required – both Mina and my Facebook accounts have been reinstated. Thanks for all your help on this! Mr Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Headquarters 156 University Avenue Palo Alto California 94301-1605 Dear Mr Zuckerberg, I am writing to ask that you reinstate the Facebook accounts of Maryam Namazie and …

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Sep 14 2010

Protest Facebook’s disabling of Maryam Namazie and Mina Ahadi’s accounts

UPDATE 21 September 2010: No further action required – both Mina and my Facebook accounts have been reinstated. Thanks for all your help on this! As you know since yesterday Mina Ahadi and my Facebook accounts have been disabled. I have written to Facebook asking them to reinstate our accounts but have yet to receive …

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Sep 13 2010

Remember Us! A letter from Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s two children

These days, still, We are lost in our pursuit. Time goes by and We become more complicated, We become less capable of making sense of this life. How can we make sense of this life? Sure enough, like children all do, We too knew the secrets of the universe. We too listened to the tales …

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Sep 13 2010

Facebook has disabled Mina Ahadi and my accounts!

UPDATE 21 September 2010: No further action required – both Mina and my Facebook accounts have been reinstated. Thanks for all your help on this! Update: I just found out that Facebook has also disabled Mina Ahadi’s account – it is becoming quite clear what this is all about, isn’t it? Here’s what I had …

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Sep 12 2010

Women in the frontline of the fight for rights

See a Guardian article, entitled Women in the frontline of the fight for rights, dated 12 September 2010 which quotes me.

Sep 11 2010

Stoning is not people’s culture – it’s the regime’s!

On the psychologist and the executioner On the 5 September BBC Sunday Morning Live debate on ‘whether it is right to condemn Iran for stoning, studio guest psychologist Aric Sigmund made some interesting (to say the least) contributions during the debate ‘is it right to condemn Iran for stoning.’ He said: ‘I have been to …

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Sep 10 2010

Ayatollah BBC

Below is another email from the BBC Sunday Morning Live Executive Producer dated 10 September which still refuses to respond to my criticism or request. Since the programme clearly doesn’t want to address this issue in an unbiased manner, I won’t be replying. What for? Instead I will take my complaint to a higher public …

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Sep 10 2010

Iran stoning case: ‘Our mother is innocent and should be released unconditionally’

Join September days of action against stoning, execution and flogging in Iran Hello Since I last wrote to you Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has again been flogged 99 times for an unveiled photo mistakenly attributed to her. She has also been threatened with execution, and denied visitation rights. Even, her lawyer’s home (Hatoun Kian) has been …

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Sep 09 2010

BBC Sunday Morning Live: A woman’s life is at stake

A BBC Sunday Morning Live Executive Producer has responded to my complaint. Below you will see his email and my reply. 8 September 2010 Dear Maryam Namazie Thank you for your email to Sunday Morning Live this afternoon, which I am pleased to respond to. I understand two of my colleagues have also apologised to …

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Sep 09 2010

The Islamic Republic’s of Iran’s new manoeuvre will be thwarted

Press Release 66 September 8, 2010 Under worldwide pressures to overturn the stoning and execution sentences against Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and secure her release, Iran’s Islamic Republic has resorted to a new ploy. Vahid Kazem-zadeh, the District 7 Secretary of the regime’s Islamic Human Rights Commission, stated today on MashreqNews website, quoting the Head of …

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Sep 09 2010

Sajad Ghaderzadeh: Our mother is innocent and should be released unconditionally.

PR 65 Sept. 8, 2010 I ask the eight industrial countries and the governments of Turkey and Brazil and the entire world to continue the pressure against the Islamic Republic and don’t assume that the case is resolved. Announcement made by Sajjad Ghaderzadeh, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, regarding the statement of the Press Secretary of …

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Sep 08 2010

Open letter to BBC Sunday Morning Live on its unfair and biased reporting

Maryam Namazie 8 September 2010 BBC Sunday Morning Live invited me to join its debate on whether ‘it is right to condemn Iran for stoning’ on 5 September 2010 via webcam. During the debate, the programme allowed only two interventions via webcam (that of Suhaib Hassan of the Islamic Sharia Council and Mohammad Morandi of …

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Sep 08 2010

Saturday September 18th: Citizens of the World against the Regime of Flogging and Stoning

A Call for Urgent Action The Islamic Republic has once again, in accordance with its savage Islamic laws, flogged Sakineh 99 times. The regime has used a picture published in the London Times of a woman, purportedly Ashtiani, whithout the Islamic hijab, as an excuse to flog her on charges of spreading corruption and indecency. …

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