Stop Fundamentalism, 6 September 2011 - The Iranian main opposition movement, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), announced yesterday that its members have elected a new Secretary General on organization’s 47th anniversary.
Under the rule of the Ayatollahs, Iran has seen one of the darkest periods of its history. But thanks to people like Saba Haftbaradaran, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The Daily Telegraph story of life and death of Saba Haftbaradaran, a resident of Camp Ashraf in Iraq who died during the April 8 massacre, was both tragic and shocking. Shooting at unarmed civilians is pure savagery. There is no justification for that no matter what the Iraqi government and military says or what the Iranian regime alleges the residents of the camp to be. Nouri al-Maliki will have to answer for committing crimes against humanity. He must be brought to justice in an international court.
Crowed of well over two thousand Iranian dissidents gathered in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris on Monday 18 October to bid farewell to the Iranian Legendary Singer and resistance icon Marzieh.
Marzieh, diva of Persian music and a symbol of Iranian women’s resistance against the Mullahs’ theocratic rule passed away on Wednesday 13 October in Paris, at the age of 86.
Marzieh, was known to all Iranians for her music of love, culture and pride. She spoke to her listeners through her music. Her songs bring back memories and give hope to all Iranians.
Stop Fundamentalism – Farah Vazehan, a woman political prisoner arrested on the December 27 demonstrations last year in Iran (known as the Ashura demonstration) has received a death sentece, according to “Human Rights Activist in Iran” weblog.
Mrs. Vazehan, was arrested on the charge of sending a photo of the demonstration scene abroad to an opposition television station.
This is the first death sentence handed down to a woman by the Iranian judiciary in relation to the uprising and demonstrations following the last year’s Iranian presidential elections.
A cleric in Iran announced Friday that broadcasting women pictures engaged in sports activity is forbidden by Islamic laws.
Namazi, who was conducting the Friday sermon in the city of Kashan emphasized that women should only attend their homes. He asked members of the mullahs’ parliament to “set occupational priorities for women and send them back to their main job (housekeeping).”
He complained about some state-run television stations broadcasting women participating in shooting sports while all filming crew and bystanders were men. He emphasized that “women sports event should not be televised at all.”
Stop Fundamentalism – Iranian woman journalist, Hengameh Shahidi, who spent the past 121 days in the notorious Evin prison, has been released, says HRA News Agency.
Shahidi was arrested after the recent presidential elections in Iran which caused an outbreak of demonstrations and social dissent against the Iranian regime.
Shahidi spent 50 days in solitary during her captivity. She was on her sixth day of hunger strike when released.
Hengameh Shahidi, is a member of Etemad-Meli Party, headed by Iran’s former presidential candidate, Mehdi Karrubi.
Shahidi was subject to intense torture and abuse during her arrest.
Stop Fundamentalism – Hengameh Shahidi, an Iranian woman Journalist and a member of Etemad-Meli Party, headed by Iran’s former presidential candidate, Mehdi Karrubi, has started a hunger strike in the Iranian notorious Evin prison, Iranian news sources say.
Shahidi who has been detained for the past four months, started her hunger strike after she was transferred to the public ward of the prison. She intends to continue her strike until she is freed.
Shahidi has been subject to intense torture and abuse in prison since her arrest.
Shahidi who is a reputable journalist was arrested after the unrest erupted following June elections in Iran.
Stop Fundamentalism – A Woman by the name of Zeinab Jalalian has been reportedly condemned to execution in the Iranian Kurdish city of Kermanshah.
According to Kurdistan Human Rights Watch News Agency, Zeinab has been in solitary prison for two years for her political activities and connections with Kurdish parties. The news agency also notes that she is currently ill.
Zeinab’s execution would be the first woman’s political execution in recent years in western province of Kurdistan.
A rise in the number of political exactions in Iran is feared to be in the horizon in the aftermath of the recent election protests in Tehran and other cities of Iran.
Stop Fundamentalism – Another young girl’s body, who was arrested by the plain-clothes Bassij forces during Iran’s recent election unrest, was found.
Sayideh Pour-Aqayi (Amayi) was the only daughter of Abass Pour-Aqayi (a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war who died two years ago). She was arrested by Bassij forces in her home in Tehran while participating in the nightly roof-top protests.
Reports indicate that her body was burned with acid to cover-up torture and rape evidence on her body. She was buried in section 302 of Behesht Zahra Cemetery without the presence of any family members.
Sayideh’s mother identified her body in coroner’s office in south Tehran, twenty days after her arrest, but the body was not released to the mother. After a few weeks the family was informed that she was buried anonymously in Behesht Zahra.
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