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Tag Archive: Iran

Apr 13 2014

Iranian cultural figures and artists outside Iran stand united against the execution of Rayhaneh Jabbari

Let us band together to save someone from capital punishment. Let us not stand by and watch as a precious life is snuffed out. Rayhaneh Jabbari is 26 years old. At age 19 she was charged with the murder of Morteza Sarbandi, a doctor and a former employee of the Ministry of Intelligence and Surveillance …

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Apr 13 2014

Ghesas and Execution are the same

Mohammad Javad Larijani, the secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights recently said: “The problem lies in that the west does not understand that Ghesas code [retribution] is different from execution. A verdict of Ghesas belongs to the aggrieved who can either pardon the condemned or impose the sentence”. Mohammad Javad Larijani said: …

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Mar 02 2014

I am left cursing

Here’s a video of a young man being executed in Iran. He wants to say goodbye to his mother who can be heard screaming in the crowd. He struggles with the regime’s executioners, kicks one of them to cheers in the crowd but is then subdued and hung… You can then hear the regime’s mercenaries …

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Feb 28 2014

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani attempted suicide

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According to Mina Ahadi and the International Committee against Stoning, Iran stoning case Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani attempted suicide in Tabriz prison and was transferred to hospital on 23 February. After several days she was transferred back to the prison’s clinic and remains in terrible physical and psychological state. The Islamic regime of Iran must release …

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Feb 15 2014

Will you support a free-thinking, taboo-breaking TV magazine?

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I and a group of activists want to start Bread and Roses – a weekly taboo-breaking, freethinking political-social TV magazine in Persian and English broadcast in Iran and the Middle East as well as globally via satellite TV and social media. The programme will address crucial issues such as Sharia courts, sex segregation, Islamism, religion …

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Feb 14 2014

Do something useful on valentine’s day

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Why not do something useful on valentine’s Day (besides eating chocolate) and support political prisoners in Iran. Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran is organising protests today asking us all to remember that lack of medical attention in Iranian prisons has put the lives of hundreds of political prisoners in danger. The Islamic régime …

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Feb 11 2014

Not an Islamic revolution

The Islamic regime of Iran celebrates the “Islamic revolution” today. But Islamism has only brought untold misery and brutality to the people of Iran (and the world). Islamism is not a cause for celebration; it only came to power on the back of a suppressed revolution and the slaughter of a generation. Whilst history is …

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Nov 19 2013

Iran: Stop the execution of Zaniar and Loghman Moradi Now

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Zaniar and Loghman Moradi are two political prisoners who were arrested in 2009 and sentenced to death for ‘enmity against God’ after being accused of murdering the son of a cleric in Marivan, Iranian Kurdistan. They have written frequent open letters from prison; in one letter to Ahmed Shaheed, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the …

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Oct 23 2013

A few important things for today

Human Rights in Iran The UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran Ahmed Shaheed will be giving his report on the human rights situation in Iran today, which will be broadcast live. The Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran asks that we tweet Ahmed Shaheed using the following tweet to echo the voice …

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Oct 17 2013

The Islamic regime of Iran plans to re-execute a man who survived the death penalty

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The Islamic regime of Iran plans to re-execute a man who survived his execution under “moderate” Rouhani’s administration. The International Committee Against Execution calls for worldwide public condemnation and pressure to stop the re-execution of 27 year old Alireza M, a father of two young girls. His daughters’ ask: “Is this world cruel to the …

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Oct 11 2013

Paedophilia law in Iran confirmed by Guardian Council

The Guardian Council has now approved the bill passed by the Islamic regime of Iran’s Majlis or parliament for the “protection” of children and young people, which includes a clause allowing men to marry their adopted daughters with the permission of a court.. The bill had previously been denied and sent back for review because …

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Oct 11 2013

End legalised paedophilia and child rape in Iran

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Urgent Action End legalised paedophilia in the Islamic Republic of Iran Join Protest on 11 October 2013 On 22 September 2013, one day before the start of the school year in Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Majlis or parliament passed a law permitting a stepfather to marry his adopted child. In defence of the …

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Oct 06 2013

The Rise of Fitnah: Ready to Cause Affliction

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Unveiled A Publication of Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation October 2013 Volume 1, Issue 1 PDF Version of the Publication: Unveiled_Oct2013_Final1 Editor: Maryam Namazie Design: Maha Kamal In this issue: Exclusive Interview: The rise of Fitnah: ready to cause affliction Editorial: Rouhani’s fake smile; the war on women continues News Flash: Crimes against women Campaign: …

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Oct 01 2013

Don’t let them murder us

“This is my last appeal to you: The prison guards are right behind the door. They have come to take us. Be the voice of our suppressed voice! Don’t let them murder us.” These were the last words Mina Ahadi heard from a prisoner on death row in Rajaaishahr prison. She heard the guards raid …

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Sep 29 2013

Rouhani smiles abroad whilst executions stepped up in Iran

Whilst Rouhani smiles abroad, executions have been stepped up in Iran according to Mina Ahadi and the International Committee against Execution. Since the election at least 213 prisoners have been executed. 27 were executed in the past two weeks. There are plans to execute 26 political prisoners imminently. Rouhani was quoted saying he wanted to …

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Sep 25 2013

Ask Rouhani: why don’t you free Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani?

I want to hold my children in my arms. Please help me! For three years I have been consumed by longing for liberty and the chance to breathe freely. They told me that if I collaborated on a film for Press TV, I would be released. Press TV made its film and went on its …

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Sep 06 2013

Lottery indeed

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Here is a small Iranian girl giving a sermon in defence of the Quran: I find the use of children in promoting religion or the labelling of children as having a religion particularly sickening; it’s an insidious form of child abuse. As Mansoor Hekmat says in his brilliant piece in defence of children’s rights: The …

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Jul 30 2013

Guardian’s all excited again

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The Guardian is all excited about the “election” of Hassan Rowhani in Iran. They think (and there is some truth in it) that we are afflicted with (even recent) historical amnesia. They did the same song and dance for Rafsanjani and Khatami and now Rowhani. Whilst the regime has stepped up its executions in order …

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Jul 30 2013

Time to say goodbye to executions

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I have not been able to blog for the past ten days and have much to write about. Most urgently I must tell you about the International Committee against Execution’s call for a two week campaign against executions in Iran during 22 July – 5 August 2013. You can see Mina Ahadi’s report on the …

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Jul 18 2013

Plea of the families of 26 activists who have been sentenced to death!

Also below see Khaled Hardani’s family’s appeal to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations To Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations Secretary General of the United Nations, Receive the painful letter of these families whose children have been in exile, jail, and away from family and home, have been deprived of …

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