Tag Archive: Iran

Jul 14 2013

We need you to protest


To all caring people around the world! On the left is is a picture of a nice young couple. This is Ali Mahin Torabi and his wife, in Turkey who are looking for a safe place to move to. Ali had been sentenced to death. In 2001 when he was 15 years old he asked …

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Jul 13 2013

22 days – 102 executions in Iran

ICAE news July 2013_Page_1

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Jul 11 2013

Rage against stoning

Today is International day against Stoning. Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson for the International Committee against Stoning, has written a piece in Persian about it here. Real live human beings are still buried in a ditch and stoned until they are dead in the 21st century. In Iran, stoning someone to death isn’t illegal; it’s perfectly legal …

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Jul 11 2013

I will not vote any more

Here’s a satire from Mohammad Reza Aly Payam who can be seen performing his “I won’t vote any more” in Iran. It’s too long to translate all of it or to do it well but I’ve paraphrased a few lines so you get the gist of it. Brilliant! Even if they lift the ban on …

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Jul 06 2013

Act now: political prisoners in Iran

For the attention of the general public, trade unions and human rights organisations: Political prisoners die in Iran’s prisons The Islamic Republic is responsible. An immediate international action is required On June 21, 2013, Afshin Osanlou, an inter-city bus driver and a well-known working class activist, who had been held in prison since fall 2010, …

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Jul 02 2013

4 people sentenced to death by stoning

Women’s rights activist to be stoned to death! The International Committee Against Stoning warns the local authorities in Tabriz and the leaders of the Islamic regime of the consequences of this barbarity. On 2 July, we received information from Tabriz prison that two people have been sentenced to death by stoning. Zarah Saee and Ali …

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Jun 29 2013

Labour activist Afshin Osanlou dies in prison in Iran


SIGN PETITION CONDEMNING OSANLOU’S DEATH The regime in Iran is responsible for his death Afshin Osanlou, an inter-city bus driver, prominent labour activist and brother of bus workers’ union leader Mansoor Osanlou, died of cardiac arrest in Rajaee Shahr Prison in Iran on Friday 21st June. He was only 42. According to his family, Afshin …

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Jun 21 2013

I dream of freedom

Here’s a video of a recent street party in Tehran. Remember that mixing of sexes, dancing and non-religious music are banned. Whilst that doesn’t stop anyone, doing so on the streets transforms it into a form of resistance. The young men and women can be heard singing: I have a dream; I dream of freedom… …

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Jun 20 2013

Free political prisoners in Iran


Following the so-called 2013 Islamic regime’s presidential election and announcing Hassan Rowhani as the president, there was a demand, which was imposed on him by people, that stood up against all others: the release of all political prisoners. Rowhani announced that he will release political prisoners and will give freedom to the press. During the …

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Jun 19 2013

On the 2013 elections in Iran

The so-called Iranian presidential election farce is over. Hassan Rowhani, a long-time military and security figure of the regime, has come out of the polls. Khamanei called the elections “a political epic”; Rafsanjani called it “infallible democracy”; the BBC celebrated it as the “victory of rationalism over idealism”; the pro-regime “opposition” found it “hopeful” and …

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Jun 14 2013

How to tell conservatives from reformers in Iran election

This is the best (and only way) way to tell the “conservatives” from the “reformers” in the Iranian regime’s farce of an election:

Jun 13 2013

We are Human too; Half of Iran and the World


When asked about the women registering for Iran’s upcoming presidential election, Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, a member of the Guardian Council, which vets all candidates, said: “It is reminiscent of the person who wasn’t allowed to enter a village but was nonetheless asking to meet the village elder. The law doesn’t allow women to run… The …

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Jun 12 2013

Iranian People’s vote is the Overthrow of the Islamic Regime

The Islamic regime in Iran will be holding another round of its so-called presidential election this coming June 14th. Election, under a regime that holds onto power through use of force, oppression, and execution, is a farce. Nothing could be more ridiculous than calling the event of changing the president of such a state the …

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May 02 2013

Abuse of worker rights hallmark of Iranian regime

Bahram Soroush protesting Iranian regime at International Labour Organisation meeting

From Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran Newsletter, My Voice. This edition’s contributor: Bahram Soroush, Free Them Now! Campaign to Free Jailed Workers in Iran Systematic abuse of worker rights has been a hallmark of the regime in Iran since its very inception. At the heart of the attack against workers is subjection of workers …

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Apr 22 2013

My Right, Woman’s Right

From Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation Here is some interesting footage of women in Iran at a football stadium. The regime’s female security is warning women to behave via loudspeakers and telling them to stop dancing and shouting slogans. As is the case in Iran, even attending a football match becomes political. Women continue …

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Mar 24 2013

Iran: another worker arrested as persecution of labour activists intensifies


Following the recent arrest of six labour activists in the city of Sanandaj in the west of Iran, another worker by the name of Ghaleb Hosseini (pictured on right), a member of the Co-ordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organisations, was arrested on 19 March. The activists arrested earlier in the month are Vafa Ghaderi, …

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Mar 21 2013

Who else but you and I?

Here’s one of Iran’s most famous revolutionary songs, which is as relevant today as it was in the fight against the Shah. Listen to this beautiful song with English subtitles and with the start of the Nowruz remember: Who else but you and I? (Thanks to Mohamed for Tweeting this.)

Mar 19 2013

A life free from fear


Today is the one year anniversary of a sit-in of Iranian asylum seekers in Wurtzburg, Germany which turned into a sort of tent city after the tragic suicide of Iranian asylum seeker Mohammad Rahsepar. That protest kick-started the refugee tent movement in Germany which has helped to highlight the horrendous plight of asylum seekers. In Germany and …

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Mar 19 2013

Iran: Six worker activists arrested; Families stage protests for their release


In the past ten days, six worker activists have been arrested in the city of Sanandaj in the west of Iran, according to reports by the Free Union of Iranian Workers. The six jailed workers are: • Vafa Ghaderi • Seyed Khaled Hosseini • Ali Azadi • Behzad Farajollahi • Hamed Mahmoud Nejad • Sharif …

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Mar 18 2013

A few calls for help


Protest executions in Iran Kamil Alboshoka, a human geography student at Kingston University has asked that I publicise his campaign to defend 5 Ahwazi Arabs facing execution in Iran, including members of his family and friends.  Mohammad Ali Amouri, Sayed Jaber Alboshoka and his brother Sayed Mokhtar Alboshoka, and teachers Hashem Sha’bani Amouri, and Hadi Rashidi (or Rashedi) are charged with “enmity …

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