Iran – Woman Journalist, Hengameh Shahidi Freed from Prison

01 November 2009

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.

Hengameh ShahidiShahidi 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.

Iran - Imprisoned Woman Journalist on Indefinite Hunger Strike

26 October 2009

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.Iranian Journalist, Hengameh Shahidi

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.

Iran - Women Political Prisoner Moved to Evin Prison

06 October 2009

Stop Fundamentalism – A woman political prisoner by the name of Shireen Alam-Houie, 28 stays in ward 209 of notorious Evin prison in Iran, reports Hrana News Agency.

 

Ward 209 in Evin is known to hold political prisoners.

 

According to reports Shireen, an Iranian political activist from Kurdistan, is charged with membership in a Kurdish party.  She has been in prison since May 2008 and has been denied to have access to proper defense.  It is feared that she is in danger of receiving the death penalty.

 

Iran Press news has reported that seven other political prisoners have received the death penalty in southern city of Ahwas.

Iran - New Signal Distortion System Put in Place

01 October 2009

Stop Fundamentalism – According to sources, Iranian Revolutionary Guards has tested a new noise creation system, Saturday.

This new system can transmit with 1 Gigahertz of power.

The device is Russian made and it is intended to be used in electronic warfare to distort radar receptions. 

Iranian regime is trying to prevent international and satellite programming to reach Iranians.

While having a satellite television is illegal in Iran, many Iranians prefer to watch foreign media rather than Iranian produced television programs.

The osolators embedded in this system will create noise with enough power to distort most satellite programming. 

The system transmits at such power that it is feared to be hazardous to human health.

Iranian Communication Controlled by Revolutionary Guards

01 October 2009

Stop Fundamentalism – The Iranian state-run news agency, ISNA, reported today that the Revolutionary Guards Corps has acquired controlling shares of Iran’s main Communication body, Mokhaberat.

Iranian Protest on September 18This new move was announced by Ahmadinejad as he praised the smooth process and the way the transfer was handled.  He called it “The biggest transfer in history.”

Internet and mobile phones played a big role in helping demonstrator organize and communicate among each other during the recent uprisings in Iran that managed to draw world attention. Many started calling the protests, the “Twitter Revolution” as it helped the world be a witness to the unrest and in a way take part.

Iran – Three Day War Games in Progress – Missiles being Tested

27 September 2009

Stop Fundamentalism, Sept 27, 2009 – The Iranian regime is testing a new range of missiles during a two day drill named ‘The Great Profit”, Says the commander of the Revolutionary Guards Air Force.  “The maneuver has three phases, one that has begun on Sunday morning, September 27. The second phase will be Mullahs Watching Missile Launchat Sunday night and on Monday, the third phase will take place,” continued Salami.

 According to sources, the first phase will include the Fateh-110 short range missiles and also the marine ‘Thunder-69.  The surface-to-surface Zalzal series could also be part of the test.

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