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Iran says still wants to enrich uranium at home

Iran says still wants to enrich uranium at homeFriday 30 December
By Paul Hughes

TEHRAN, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Iran’s agreement to discuss Moscow’s plan to enrich uranium in Russia does not mean that Tehran has abandoned its drive to enrich uranium on its own soil, a senior Iranian official was quoted as saying on Friday.

The remarks by Javad Vaeedi, deputy of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, appeared to dash faint hopes that Russia’s proposal could resolve the Islamic state’s nuclear standoff with the West.

Confrontation: Iran’s choice

Contrary to what Iranian state media presents showing a “positive atmosphere” in nuclear talks between Tehran and the west, leaked details by international media speak of “final confrontation” between two sides, with one assertion that this confrontation is by Iran’s choice.

Six death sentences, including three stoning and two executions in one week

Six death sentences, including three stoning and two executions in one week Stopfundamentalism.com
Thursday, 29 December 2005 

The Iranian state-run news agency IRNA reported on December 28 the public hangings of two men in Ahwaz (southwestern of Iran). They were identified as “Naim Abdoullah Kh.” (a.k.a. Rahim) and “Jalil H.”, had been condemned to death on charges of “warring against God” by the Ahwaz Revolutionary Court.

The clerical regime’s judiciary also issued a death sentence for a 22 year-old woman according to the Etemad daily on December 25. The daily Joumhouri also reported that three men were each given two death sentences by hanging and one death by stoning sentence in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

Public flogging in Iran for drinking

Public flogging in Iran for drinking  Soptfundaentalism.com
29 December 2005

Three men were flogged in public in Iran by authorities in the southern city of Jahrom, a state-owned daily reported on Wednesday.

The three unnamed men were flogged 300 times for “drinking” and “unruly behaviour”, according to the daily Etemaad.

The sentence was carried out in the town’s Velayat Square in the presence of a number of judiciary officials.

protest election results in Baghdad

protest election results in BaghdadScores of demonstrators take to streets of Baghdad to show their rejection of ballot-rigging in poll.
By Ammar Karim – BAGHDAD
MIDDLE EAST ONLINE

Thousands of demonstrators rallied Tuesday morning in western Baghdad to protest alleged fraud in Iraq’s December 15 general elections and demand a re-run of the poll.

"No democracy without real elections", "rigged polls", "down with the electoral commission" read a number of banners.

World must be firm on Iranian regime’s threats

World must be firm on Iranian regime’s threats Mullahs’ human rights violations, export of terrorism and fundamentalism must be stopped
Stopfundamentalism.com
Thursday, 29 December 2005 

Düsseldorf (Germany) – Friends of Humanity joined a rally in central Düsseldorf on December 27   to protest Mullahs’ human rights violations, export of terrorism and fundamentalism. Participants were particularly concerned over the clerical regime’s meddling in Iraq.

“Mullahs’ openly claim success in dominating Iraq and say that they can achieve what they failed in the eight-year war with Saddam,” said a young unemployed graduate from Tehran who recently fled the country. “Mullahs plan to dominate the Middle East after Iraq to establish their Islamic empire,” added Naser who spent two months in prison for participating in student protests in Tehran.

December 27 2005

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Friends of Humanity Newsletter )
Issue 24 December 27 2005
In this issue

  • Rallies to reject Iraq election fraud in favor of groups backed by Iranian Regime
  • Iran hails “The creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world” in Iraq
  • Bahrain police break up sit-in over cleric’s arrest
  • Torture jails force ouster of Iraq chief
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    As Christmas celebration was in progress, during the weekend, tensions were still rising in Iraq regarding the dispute over the election results. As pro-Iran groups are celebrating a victory, others are taking to the streets calling the elections a fraud. We have witnessed many demonstrations during the passed couple of days.

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    Rallies to reject Iraq election fraud in favor of groups backed by Iranian Regime

    Demonstrators in Falluja reject election results

    Stopfundamentalism.com, 26 December 2005

    The Iraqi TV channel Alshargheh reported today that on the initiative of city council and religious leaders, people in Falluja took to the street to denounce the election fraud in favor of groups backed by Iran. Demonstrators condemned Iran’s meddling in Iraq, increase of fuel prices and demanded freedom of all prisoners.

    At the end of this rally a statement was read which in part asked the Iraqi government to dismiss the current election commission due to the wide spread election fraud.

    Iran hails “The creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world” in Iraq

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    Tehran, Iran, Dec. 23 – The editorial of Iran’s leading hard-line daily hailed the outcome of Iraq’s parliamentary elections as “the creation of the first Islamist state in the Arab world”, and warned against “American plots” to prevent the formation of the new Iraqi government by Iranian-backed Shiite groups.

    “Of the 275 seats in Iraq’s new parliament, 140 will belong to pious Islamists, 60 will be occupied by Kurds with excellent ties with Iran, and 40 will belong to Sunni Arabs, most of whom want a sovereign, Islamist state”, the daily Kayhan’s Saturday editorial noted. “The new government – including the President, the Prime Minister, the cabinet, the armed forces and the judiciary – will emerge from this new assembly”.

    Bahrain police break up sit-in over cleric’s arrest

    26 December 2005, Stuff.co.nz

    DUBAI: Bahraini police clashed with demonstrators holding a sit-in at the Gulf Arab state’s airport to protest against the arrest of a Shi’ite cleric as he returned from Iran, Al Jazeera television reported.

    Police dispersed the protesters demanding the release of Sheikh Mohammed Sanad, who an Interior Ministry official said was detained hours earlier on security charges as he flew back home after a visit to Iran, the television reported.

    Torture jails force ouster of Iraq chief

    THE WASHINGTON TIMES, December 27, 2005

    By Paul Martin

    LONDON — Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr, whose ministry is accused of operating clandestine prisons where some detainees were tortured, will vacate his job shortly, security and political sources in Baghdad said yesterday.

    Mr. Jabr has been under pressure to step down since a Nov. 15 raid by U.S. forces of a secret prison in the Baghdad neighborhood of Jadriyah, where 166 prisoners were discovered, most of them Sunni Muslims and some showing signs of torture.

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    Iran won big in Iraq vote, expert says

    Iran won big in Iraq vote, expert saysWASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) — Iran has won a major victory in the Dec. 15 elections in Iraq, a U.S. expert told a Pakistani newspaper.
     
    Robert Dreyfuss, author of "Devil’s Game," a new book that holds the United States the principal architect of Islamist extremism because of its misguided policies, told the Pakistan Daily Times that the "last hope for peace" in Iraq was lost with the victory of the Shiite religious coalition.

    He described the victorious Shiite coalition as "a fanatical band of fundamentalist Shiite parties backed by Iran, above all to the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)," the Daily Times said in a report published Wednesday.

    Iran won big in Iraq vote, expert says

    Iran won big in Iraq vote, expert saysWASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) — Iran has won a major victory in the Dec. 15 elections in Iraq, a U.S. expert told a Pakistani newspaper.

    Robert Dreyfuss, author of "Devil’s Game," a new book that holds the United States the principal architect of Islamist extremism because of its misguided policies, told the Pakistan Daily Times that the "last hope for peace" in Iraq was lost with the victory of the Shiite religious coalition.

    He described the victorious Shiite coalition as "a fanatical band of fundamentalist Shiite parties backed by Iran, above all to the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)," the Daily Times said in a report published Wednesday.

    Major seminar in Berlin exposed Iran’s violations of Human Rights and meddling in Iraq

    Major seminar in Berlin exposed Iran's violations of Human Rights and meddling in Iraq Stopfundamentalism.com
    Wednesday, 28 December 2005

    Berlin (Germany)- Friends Of Humanity co-sponsored a seminar on December 21 to expose Iran’s violations of Human Rights and meddling in Iraq.
     

    First speaker a former Social Democrat member of the German Bundestag, Mrs. Ingrid Holzhüter expressed grave concern over the deteriorating human rights violations in Iran and regretted that the disgraced policy of appeasement had led to the emergence of Ahmadinejad, mullahs’ new president, who is making daily threats to the countries in the region and world over.