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December 13 2005

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15th Issue December 13 2005
In this issue

  • Police Seize Forged Ballots Headed to Iraq From Iran
  • Iran gaining influence, power in Iraq through militia
  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad says Holocaust a myth
  • Iran: Woman sentenced to death by stoning
  • Friends of Humanity co-sponsors Paris HR Exhibit
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    Ahmadinejad’s remarks about Israel once again started and international uproar in condemnations though some still are certain that he is crazy and these are not actual policies of the government he represents.

    Yesterday Ahmadinejade hosted Hamas leader in Tehran, repeating similar remarks about Israel.

    Hamas leader was also received by Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamanie who also made similar remarks.

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    Today in Iraq, a moderate Sunni candidate is gunned down while a moderate Shiite candidate car is ambushed by a roadside bomb. Iran continues its support for Badr militia and some observers believe that Iran using, Badr militia, has now occupied Iraq.

    It seems that the days of Khatami with mirage of a moderation in Islamic world are passed. Today’s Iran government has evolved into a Fascist state terrorizing the whole region and the world.

    Editor

    New York Times

    By DEXTER FILKINS Published: December 14, 2005

    BAGHDAD, Iraq, Dec. 13 – Less than two days before nationwide elections, the Iraqi border police seized a tanker on Tuesday that had just crossed from Iran filled with thousands of forged ballots, an official at the Interior Ministry said.

    The tanker was seized in the evening by agents with the American-trained border protection force at the Iraqi town of Badra, after crossing at Munthirya on the Iraqi border, the official said. According to the Iraqi official, the border police found several thousand partly completed ballots inside.

    By Tom Lasseter

    Knight Ridder Newspapers

    BAGHDAD, Iraq – The Iranian-backed militia the Badr Organization has taken over many of the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s intelligence activities and infiltrated its elite commando units, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

    That’s enabled the Shiite Muslim militia to use Interior Ministry vehicles and equipment – much of it bought with American money – to carry out revenge attacks against the minority Sunni Muslims, who persecuted the Shiites under Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein, current and former Ministry of Interior employees told Knight Ridder.

    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday the Holocaust was a myth, reiterating a view that has caused international uproar and drawn a rebuke from the U.N. Security Council.

    “They have fabricated a legend under the name ‘Massacre of the Jews’, and they hold it higher than God himself, religion itself and the prophets themselves,” he told a crowd in the southeastern city of Zahedan.

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    The state-run daily Hamshahri wrote on December 11, that the clerical regime’s judiciary had condemned a woman identified only as Masoumeh and resident of Varamin (near Tehran) to death by stoning. This is the second person sentenced to death by stoning in the past two months. More than 110 persons have been hanged or sentenced to death since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took office. Several victims were under 18 years of age at the time of the alleged offence.

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    Paris exhibition celebrating the international human rights day the 10th.of December

    On the 58th anniversary of universal declaration of Human Rights, an exhibition was organized in Paris to show “25 years of repression and tyranny” by Iranian government.

    The “Iranian Society for arts & Culture” organized this event in conjunction with “Friends of Humanity,” “lawyers in exile,” Academicians & Professionals Society in Exile,” “The international federation of women against fundamentalism,” and the “Iranian Women’s Society in France.”

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    Police say mini bus explosion kills three, injures 13 in east Baghdad

    Police say mini bus explosion kills three, injures 13 in east Baghdad12/12/2005
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – An empty minibus loaded with explosives detonated near a hospital in east Baghdad Monday, killing three people and injuring 13, police said.

    Other violence in and around Baghdad killed another six people, bring the total to nine. A total of 21 people were injured.

    In the minibus attack, Lt. Mohammed Khayoun of the Baghdad emergency police said it exploded near the al-Kindi hospital and east Baghdad’s Nadhaa bus station. The driver of the van abandoned it on the street and ran, he added.

    Abuse Cited In 2nd Jail Operated by Iraqi Ministry

    Abuse Cited In 2nd Jail Operated by Iraqi MinistryOfficial Says 12 Prisoners Subjected to ‘Severe Torture’

    By Ellen Knickmeyer
    Washington Post Foreign Service
    Monday, December 12, 2005

    BAGHDAD, Dec. 11 — An Iraqi government search of a detention center in Baghdad operated by Interior Ministry special commandos found 13 prisoners who had suffered abuse serious enough to require medical treatment, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday night.

    An Iraqi official with firsthand knowledge of the search said that at least 12 of the 13 prisoners had been subjected to "severe torture," including sessions of electric shock and episodes that left them with broken bones.

    Iran-Nuclear: Mullahs’ nuclear file must be referred to Security Council – Norwegian parliamentarian

    Iran-Nuclear: Mullahs’ nuclear file must be referred to Security Council – Norwegian parliamentarianSaturday, 10 December 2005 
    New aspects of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program were disclosed in a press conference in Oslo on Thursday.

    In this press conference the speakers emphasized that it was time to end the policy of appeasement in light of its obvious failure following Ahmadinejad’s appointment as the mullahs’ president and called for referral of the regime’s nuclear file to the UN Security Council.

    Mr. Morten Høglund, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Norwegian Parliament, called for a firm policy against the clerical regime if an inevitable war should be avoided. He referred to the past experience of dealing with the regime and reiterated that nothing will be gained by engaging the regime and it would only give the mullahs ample time to complete their nuclear weapons program.

     

    Friends of Humanity co-sponsors New York meeting

    Friends of Humanity co-sponsors New York meetingHuman rights betrayed – women’s convention for freedom in New York, in conjunction with the international Human Rights Day

    On Tuesday 6th December, in conjunction with the international Human Rights Day for, the Women’s Convention for Freedom in cooperation with Friends of Humanity, organized a demonstration in front of UN building in New York. Participants included UN advisory committees and humanitarian organizations, and the event attracted plenty of media attention.

    The first speaker, Mrs. Paula Korawdo, a human rights activist and a member of the Women’s Convention for Freedom, described the abuses of human rights in Iran since the appointment of the new Iranian president, Ahmadinejad. She said that the data showed that more than 70% of the 100 people executed in the last four months were under 25.

    Friends of Humanity co-sponsors rally in Denmark

    Copenhagen rally against the interference of the Mullahs regime in Iraq Copenhagen rally against the interference of the Mullahs regime in Iraq

    On the initiative of Friends of Humanity a rally was organized in Copenhagen, in front of the Danish Foreign Ministry on 7th December 2005, to protest against the continued and widespread interference of the Mullahs’ regime in Iraq, and to call for international action to stop the Mullahs’ regime exporting fundamentalism, and terrorism to Iraq.

     The widespread and extensive intervention of the Iranian regime in Iraq and the establishment of torture centers in Baghdad has increased the misery of ordinary Iraqis as well as the concern of the international community.

    At the end of the rally, a delegation of participants handed a petition to the Danish foreign minister Mr. Pierre Muller to seek his immediate consideration. 

    Friends of Humanity co-sponsors rally in Australia

    Friends of Humanity co-sponsors rally in AustraliaOn Saturday 3rd December 2005, Friends of Humanity co-sponsored a rally in Sydney, Australia in solidarity with Iranian students.

    The rally opened with a detailed report on recent student activity in response to the re-pressive actions of Iranian regime, culminating in a law to promulgate Islamic fundamen-talism in the universities. The report described how the regime began its attack on the universities in May 1981, as well as how it dealt with July 1999 student uprising.

    The participants also condemned the nomination of Mullah Amid Zanjani as the president of Tehran University, and they stressed that his nomination would not deter the students from their struggle for the freedom and democracy in Iran.

    Friends of Humanity co-sponsors Italian demonstration

    Friends of Humanity co-sponsors Italian demonstration On Thursday 1st December 2005, on the initiative of Friends of Humanity, a gathering was arranged in the state governor’s hall in Piemonte, Italy to condemn the violation of human rights in Iran and to support the Iranian people.
    The Mayor of Cuneo, Mr. Alberto Valmaia, Mr. Olivio Rostaneo, state advisor, Mr. V. Osvaldo, chairman of the journalists society, Dr. K. Nikzad and Dr. Y. Lessani from the academic and professional’s Iranian society  and other local officials attended, together with members of the Italian medical profession and humanitarian societies.

    December 12 2005

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    14th Issue December 12 2005
    In this issue

  • Iraqi general tells of prison torture horror
  • Abuse Cited In 2nd Jail Operated by Iraqi Ministry
  • Police say mini bus explosion kills three, injures 13 in east Baghdad
  • Italian court orders Iran bank account freeze
  • Iran-Nuclear: Mullahs’ nuclear file must be referred to Security Council – Norwegian parliamentarian
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    Last Saturday was the International Human Rights day when the declaration of Human Rights was passed by the United Nations.

    Unfortunately after 58 years, dictators are yet to be bound by these agreements.

    How can you expect a regime which relies on oppression for survival, to respect Human Rights?

    Only those governments will respect Human Rights that have been elected democratically and have to answer to the public.

    After 58 years, Human Rights has not been able to find its place in politics. On the other hand politics has been able to misuse Human Rights quite well.

    Today’s top news is about the discovery of two new jails in Iraq, filled with tortured victims and the people who managed these jails were either Iranians or had lived in Iran for many years before the fall of Saddam.

    It seems like that the Iranian dictators are now expanding torture beyond their geographical borders.

    Editor

    Iraqi general tells of prison torture horror

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    AMMAN – An Iraqi general formerly in charge of special forces said on Sunday he witnessed horrific scenes of torture in Iraqi prisons and accused a Shiite militia of being responsible.

    “It was horrific. Thousands of detainees, often teenagers, beaten, burned, receiving electric shocks, then the majority killed,” Muntazar al-Samarrai, who fled Iraq for Jordan five months ago, told AFP.

    In video footage Samarrai said he filmed at one detention center, men show whip marks and acid burns. One of them has lost an eye. Another’s legs are broken. Still another has nails driven into his body.

    The video also shows the mutilated corpses of three men who Samarrai said died as a result of torture.

    Abuse Cited In 2nd Jail Operated by Iraqi Ministry

    Official Says 12 Prisoners Subjected to ‘Severe Torture’

    By Ellen Knickmeyer Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, December 12, 2005

    BAGHDAD, Dec. 11 — An Iraqi government search of a detention center in Baghdad operated by Interior Ministry special commandos found 13 prisoners who had suffered abuse serious enough to require medical treatment, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday night.

    An Iraqi official with firsthand knowledge of the search said that at least 12 of the 13 prisoners had been subjected to “severe torture,” including sessions of electric shock and episodes that left them with broken bones.

    Police say mini bus explosion kills three, injures 13 in east Baghdad

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – An empty minibus loaded with explosives detonated near a hospital in east Baghdad Monday, killing three people and injuring 13, police said.

    Other violence in and around Baghdad killed another six people, bring the total to nine. A total of 21 people were injured.

    In the minibus attack, Lt. Mohammed Khayoun of the Baghdad emergency police said it exploded near the al-Kindi hospital and east Baghdad’s Nadhaa bus station. The driver of the van abandoned it on the street and ran, he added.

    Italian court orders Iran bank account freeze

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    Monday Dec 12, 2005 – An Italian court ordered a freeze of all Iranian embassy bank accounts in that country, on charges of supporting terrorist groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

    The bank accounts which held well over 640 million dollars, provided financial support for the groups.

    According to informed sources, the court made the decision following reports that Iran spends one million dollars yearly to support Palestinian groups and 75 million dollars yearly to support international terrorism.

    The source emphasized that the freeze of bank accounts had nothing to do with the remarks Iran president Ahmadinejad had made regarding Israel.

    Iran-Nuclear: Mullahs’ nuclear file must be referred to Security Council – Norwegian parliamentarian

    stopfundamentalism.com

    New aspects of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program were disclosed in a press conference in Oslo on Thursday,8 December

    In this press conference the speakers emphasized that it was time to end the policy of appeasement in light of its obvious failure following Ahmadinejad’s appointment as the mullahs’ president and called for referral of the regime’s nuclear file to the UN Security Council.

    Mr. Morten Høglund, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Norwegian Parliament, called for a firm policy against the clerical regime if an inevitable war should be avoided. He referred to the past experience of dealing with the regime and reiterated that nothing will be gained by engaging the regime and it would only give the mullahs ample time to complete their nuclear weapons program.

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