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Iran court sentences woman to hanging

ImageTehran, Iran, Nov. 23 – Iran’s State Supreme Court upheld a death sentence against a woman, state dailies reported on Wednesday.

The unidentified woman was accused of murdering the son of her second husband.

An Islamic court in Tehran convicted her of murder last year and issued a sentence for her to be hanged.

She now faces imminent execution
 

Iran’s political prisoners plan hunger strike

ImageTehran, Iran, Nov. 22 – Political prisoners in Tehran’s Evin Prison have announced that they will start a hunger strike from Tuesday evening after prison guards attacked prisoners in one of the wards and confiscated their personal property, Iran Focus has learnt.

Guards acting on the orders of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) beat up political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison. They confiscated personal property including books and prisoners’ handwritten material, according to the relative of a political prisoner in Evin, who spoke to Iran Focus on condition of anonymity

Iran’s political prisoners plan hunger strike

ImageTehran, Iran, Nov. 22 – Political prisoners in Tehran’s Evin Prison have announced that they will start a hunger strike from Tuesday evening after prison guards attacked prisoners in one of the wards and confiscated their personal property, Iran Focus has learnt.

Guards acting on the orders of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) beat up political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison. They confiscated personal property including books and prisoners’ handwritten material, according to the relative of a political prisoner in Evin, who spoke to Iran Focus on condition of anonymity

Exclusive: Iran speeds up work on Natanz nuclear site

ImageLondon, Nov. 22 – Secret construction work is going on in Iran’s massive nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, central Iran, with more than a dozen new buildings being built, Iran Focus has learnt.

Iran Focus received the information from an Iranian engineer whose identity is being withheld as he lives in Iran. He provided Iran Focus with an account of 17 silos and bunkers being built in continuous shifts. The silos are all 24 metres high and have various-shaped entrances.

Thirty construction contractors are carrying out the project. Workers are working 24 hours a day in several shifts.

Iraqi Interior Minister and Iran run 6 other torture chambers

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London, Nov. 19 – Iraqi Interior Minister Bayan Jabr is running six other torture chambers similar to the notorious detention centre discovered north of Baghdad earlier this week, a senior Interior Ministry official who stepped down from his positition said on Saturday.

Many opponents of the Iraqi government have been systematically arrested and taken to the detention centres where they are subjected to torture and in many cases their dead bodies are later discovered abandoned in the open, Brigadier General Montazer Samera’ee, the former Inspector of the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s Special Forces told the al-Arabiya satellite news channel, adding that senior officers in the ministry knew of the centres.

UN voices serious concern about human rights violations in Iran

United Nations18 Nov 2005 
AFP: The UN General Assembly on Friday passed a resolution expressing "serious concern" about human rights violations in Iran, including the use of torture and public executions, and called on Tehran to end the abuses.

The vote was 77 in favor, 51 against with 46 abstentions.

The resolution expressed "serious concern at the continuing use of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment" of detainees as well as "public executions, violations of the human rights of ethnic and religious minorities and intimidation and persecution of human rights defenders."

Baghdad Lockup

Iraqi perisonIranian Mullahs use any immoral and inhuman practice to create a chaotic situation in Iraq.  They understand very well that a stable and even partially democratic Iraq would completely put their existence in jeopardy.

The Iraqi Interior Ministry story that has surfaced during the past few days is just one sample of such activities.

According to news media, Sunday night November 13th, U.S. and Iraqi troops raided an Interior Ministry administrative building near Baghdad, looking for a missing 14 year old boy. 

Surprisingly, they found a detention facility, with 173 malnourished, severely tortured and some paralyzed prisoners inside.

There has been growing concerns in recent weeks regarding Shiite militia presence in the Iraqi police force and persistent allegations of abuses and suspicious deaths.

Some scores of bodies have been discovered in Baghdad and elsewhere around Iraq recently, handcuffed, blindfolded and shot through the head.

Relatives of the dead often say that the last time they saw their loved ones; they were being led away by Iraqi police officers.

Discoveries also revealed that the ministry compound was a center for police officers affiliated with the Badr Brigade, a Shiite Muslim militia.

The Badr Brigade, are financed and run by neighboring Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards.

Signing up “volunteers” for suicide attacks

suicide bombersMullahs in Iran have no shame to announce their terrorist activities. For the past few months they have been openly threatening the world with suicide bombings and such activities. 

One such activity was the registration campaign for suicide bombers that was reported by Mehr news agency.

According to Mehr news agency which is run by the office of Supreme Leader, fifty thousand have signed up for “martyrdom-seeking operations.”  The report also adds that 1,000 have already been organised into operational units.

Iran-Terrorism: Combat terrorism rooted in fundamentalism at its heart, Iran – Paris seminar

Paris seminarWednesday 16 November 2005  – On the initiative of the International Center for Research on Terrorism and aid to victims of terrorism, several experts on terrorism from the United States, Russia, France and Algeria participated in a seminar in Paris. Entitled “Terrorism, Fundamentalism, Prospects and Solutions,” the meeting was to discuss the roots of this dangerous phenomenon with particular reference to the Iranian regime.  FOH members and supporter proudly participated in this seminar.
Chaired by Yves Bonnet, former MP and head of the French counter-terrorism, the seminar was held in three sessions.
State sponsored terrorism was the subject of the first session of the seminar which outlined the four pillars of mullahs’ state terrorism as being:

Friends of Humanity co-sponsors New York rally.

Image“Mullahs’ regime out of UN” – New York demonstrators demand In protest at the recent belligerent remarks by mullahs’ president Ahmadinejad, supporters of the Friends of Humanity and other human rights activists staged a rally in front the UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, November 1. Demonstrators carried banners calling for the Iranian regime’s expulsion from the UN and condemning the wave of recent arrests and executions in Iran. A number of anti-terrorist and human rights organizations expressed their support by sending delegations to the event.