Iran's New National Identity Cards Concerns Rights Activists

27 November 2012

Stop Fundamentalism – Iran has introduced new biometric national identity cards that observers believe can be used to indentify dissident easier than before.   The card which can be used for internet usage, is considered a new measure to control, limit, and identify internet users and dissident cyber activists.

No Family Visits for Iran’s Female Political Prisoners

23 November 2012

Nasrin Sotoudeh - Rights Lawyer, Political Prisoner, Winner of Shakharove Prize 2012

Stop Fundamentalism – Following release of a statement by a number of Iranian female political prisoners held at Evin prison Monday, condemning the death of Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti, Tehran’s prosecutor revoked family visiting rights of women prisoners until further notice, reported Iranian Human Rights Activist website Wednesday.

Afghans Tortured in Iran for Reporting to UN Rapporteur

12 November 2012

Iran - Ghezel Hesar Prison

Stop Fundamentalism – Three Afghan nationals are receiving torture in Iran for apparently passing on a list of executed Afghans to Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur on Iran, reported the Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran on Monday.

Iranian Women Prisoners on Hunger Strike to Protest Guard Abuse

01 November 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a press statement on October 26 congratulating Sotoudeh for receiving the Sakharov award and expressing concern over her health condition while in Iranian prison    

Stop Fundamentalism - At least nine Iranian women prisoners, jailed on political charges, have gone on hunger strike as of yesterday to protest abusive behavior by prison guards against women at the notorious Evin prison.   The strike is concurrent with that of another female political prisoner, the internationally known Nasrin Sotoudeh, winner of the 2012 European Union Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, who has been on a hunger strike for two weeks to protest harsh prison conditions at Evin.

Sale of VPN Software in Iran is a Cybercrime

31 October 2012

Stop Fundamentalism – The number of Iranian internet users who use various ways to circumvent the country’s internet filtering system in order to access particularly social networks such as Facebook is very high and on the rise, reports Iranian state-run news website, ISNA. 

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