Iran - Woman Recieves Death Sentence for Demonstration Photography

19 August 2010

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.

Iran Suicide Bomb Attack Kills 20

15 July 2010

Stop Fundamentalism – News reports from Iran indicate that two suicide bomb attacks in the city of Zahedan has claimed the lives of 20 people leaving over 100 wounded.

Iranian News media reported today that around 20:21 local time an explosion occurred at the entrance of Zahedan’s main mosque.  The second bomb explosion followed in the same location only a few minutes after.

Iranian Dissidents Disrupt Motakki’s Speech in Dublin

10 June 2010

“Dictator,” screams an Iranian protestor, “He is a dictator.  He is a terrorist.”

Shortly after this man walks out of the room, a second Iranian shouts, “Why did you kill Iranian political prisoners, you are a murderer.”

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Iranian Foreign Minister, Manuchehr Motakki’s visit to Dublin takes place at a time when Iran leader are rejecting United Nations sanctions ratified yesterday.

Cleric Calls to Ban Showing Women Sports Pictures in Iran Media

08 June 2010

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.”

Iranian Prisoner to End Hunger Strike or Face Execution

03 June 2010

A political prisoner currently on death row has been on a hunger strike since May 12 and is determined to continue.

A judge threatened Habibollah Golparipour, the striking prisoner that his execution will be carried out immediately if he does not end his hunger strike.

“I know I will be hanged soon.” said Golparipour in response to the judge, continuing that, “I would rather die my own way and will do it in way that would bring shame to you.”

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