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.”

Hunger Strike to Save Life of Iranian Political Prisoner

27 May 2010

Majid TavakoliStop Fundamentalism - Following reports of deteriorating health conditions of Iranian political prisoner, Majid

Tavakoli, who is on his 5th day of a dry hunger strike, his mother and a number of other political prisoners, have started a hunger strike in his support.

Tavakoli, a student activist from Tehran Institute of Technology, started a dry hunger strike last Sunday when he was transferred to a solitary prison.

How the Iraq elections affect Iran's plans for dominating the region

18 April 2010

Shahriar Kia

The recent Iraqi parliamentary elections were of tremendous importance. However, the main outcome should be sought through the development of the Iraqi political society and the shift in the balance of power in Iran and in Iraq.

The clock is ticking as Iranian regime gets closer to the bomb

14 April 2010

Shahriar Kia
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The G-8 held negotiations in Canada on new round of sanctions against Iran to stop its uranium enrichment ambitions last week. Agreements and progressions were reached among the eight industrial nations of the world regarding fresh measures against Iran, officials involved in talks said. Of course, what the negotiation results will accomplish, taking into consideration that the past eight years have only bought Iran time to inch closer to the bomb, is something time has to tell. In today’s world, political and security crises have different roots.

Tehran's strategic defeat in Iraq

14 April 2010

Alireza Jafarzadeh
The March 7 parliamentary elections have heralded a new era for Iraq, pushing aside the incumbent Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki and officials with ties to Iran while opening way for a new slate of politicians hoping to mend serious sectarian divides. But, as a U.S. military official in Iraq told the Washington Post, Maliki and his allies "have no intention of giving up their regime," something that could threaten the hard earned post-election gains for progress and stability and harm US troops withdrawal timetable.

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