Home Blog Page 455

Female students clash with police in Iran capital

ImageTehran, Iran, Oct. 18 – Students from a female dormitory of Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran started a protest against lack of water supply, a state-owned daily reported on Tuesday.

The students started their demonstration outside the dormitory late Sunday night, the hard-line daily Jomhouri Islami reported. They set paper and several tyres on fire, while also chanting for the resignation of the university dean.

They threw stones at security officials at the scene who were trying to prevent an escalation of the crisis. Several hit-and-run skirmishes erupted in the process

Friends of Humanity co-sponsors a gathering in Lille to condemn human rights violations in Iran

On Sunday 16th.Oct.2005, a gathering was arranged in Lille to commemorate the international day against execution, the participants were supporters of “FOH”, French citizens and some Iranian activists.

The first speaker was Mr. Jacque Rollier , who spoke about violation of Human rights in Iran. He described how more than 120,000 have been executed in the two decades of Mullahs’ rule in Iran, and how in a single incident, 30,000 political prisoners were mass-murdered  in 1988. He went on to analyze the inhuman rules imposed on the Iranian people, including the infamous nemesis law, which has been extensively applied since the Mullahs came to power, one of the worst laws known as has been extensively used.

Iran sentences woman to death by stoning for adultery

ImageTehran, Iran, Oct. 15 – A court in Iran sentenced a woman to death by stoning for adultery and an Afghan man to execution and 100 lashes on charges of murder, a state-run daily reported on Saturday.

The woman, identified by her first name Soqra, was accused of adultery and aiding the Afghan man, identified as Alireza, in the murder of her husband, also from Afghanistan. Soqra maintained her innocence throughout the trial, according to the daily Etemaad.

Iran has set up torture chamber in Iraqi capital – report

ImageLondon, Oct. 02 – Iran has set up a torture chamber in the Iraqi capital Baghdad where agents of its notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) have “brutally tortured Iraqi youths”, according to a London-based Arab daily. Iraqi youths are taken at midnight to the centre blindfolded and handcuffed by members of the Badr Brigade, the military wing of the pro-Iranian group Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), the daily Asharq al-Awsat wrote in its Friday issue

Friends of Humanity co-sponsor the Paris conference.

Iran-Human Rights: World Day Against Death Penalty conference in Paris dealt with mullahs’ record.

ImageOctober 13 – Friends of Humanity took part and co-sponsored the Paris conference to mark the World Day Against Death Penalty.

This was a major conference held in Paris on Monday October 10.

The conference, chaired by Mr. Pierre Bercis, the President of the new Human Rights in France, also featured French Senator Jean-Pierre Michel; Jean Kahn, former chairman of the Human Rights Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister’s office; Bishop Jacques Gaillot; Violette Daguerre, chair of the Arab Human Rights Committee and its former chair Dr. Mansouf Mazrouki, and a number of other prominent politicians, human rights activists and lawyers.

Friends of Humanity co-sponsor the Paris conference.

Iran-Human Rights: World Day Against Death Penalty conference in Paris dealt with mullahs’ record.

ImageOctober 13 – Friends of Humanity took part and co-sponsored the Paris conference to mark the World Day Against Death Penalty.
This was a major conference held in Paris on Monday October 10.

The conference, chaired by Mr. Pierre Bercis, the President of the new Human Rights in France, also featured French Senator Jean-Pierre Michel; Jean Kahn, former chairman of the Human Rights Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister’s office; Bishop Jacques Gaillot; Violette Daguerre, chair of the Arab Human Rights Committee and its former chair Dr. Mansouf Mazrouki, and a number of other prominent politicians, human rights activists and lawyers.

British MPs demand tougher Iran policy, support opposition

ImageLondon, Oct. 12 – Members of Britain’s House of Commons from the country’s three major political parties took turns to lambaste Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his government in a lively parliamentary debate, according to a transcript of their debate posted on the United Kingdom Parliament website.

Britain has accused Iran of helping to kill British soldiers in southern Iraq.

ImageSix soldiers and two security guards have died in the past three months, all victims of a new explosives technique supplied via Iran, a senior British official said yesterday.
It is the first time that the long-suspected link between the Iraqi insurgents and their neighbours has been declared officially by Britain. The United States has for some time been openly accusing Tehran of supporting and influencing the insurgents’ attacks on coalition troops in Iraq.

Get home by dusk, Iran tells female civil servants

ImageTEHRAN – Female civil servants at Iran’s Culture Ministry and female journalists at the state newspaper and news agency must be out of the office by dusk to be with their families, a directive said on Tuesday.

The directive was issued by Culture Minister Mohammad Hossein Saffar-Harandi, one of a batch of hardline cabinet ministers brought in by President Mahmoud Ahamdinejad who won a landslide election in June.

Senior Iran cleric: Prostitutes must be hanged

ImageTehran, Iran, Oct. 10 – A senior Iranian cleric in the city of Qom called for death sentences to be handed down to prostitutes, a semi-official daily reported on Monday.

“Those who try to spread prostitution, corruption, and sins in society must be dealt with”, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem-Shirazi, one of the highest-ranking clerics in the holy city, said.