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World opposes Iran making nuclear fuel: EU draft

ImageVIENNA (Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s governing board has reached a "broad consensus" that Iran should not be allowed to pursue nuclear enrichment, which would enable it to develop atom bombs, an EU diplomat said on Thursday.

A draft statement outlining this position was submitted by the European Union’s three biggest powers — France, Britain and Germany — to the chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) board as it began a 2-day meeting.

November 23 2005

 

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Second Issue November 23 2005
In this issue

  • Iran speeds up work on Natanz nuclear site
  • FOH invites you to join the Protest in Vienna

  • As it was explained in our first issue, at FOH, we are trying to inform our readers about an ever growing threat called: “Fundamentalism.”

    Fundamentalism in Middle East brings poverty and oppression for the people of that region and to the whole world brings “terrorism.”

    War will not solve this problem, as you may see, but freedom and democracy will. It will bring knowledge and information to people so they may move away from backward ideologies that nourish on blood of innocent.

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    Iran speeds up work on Natanz nuclear site

    We have been informed by “Iran Focus” through an exclusive report that a secret construction work is going on right now in Iran’s massive nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz, central Iran. The construction includes more than a dozen new buildings being built, Iran focus reports.

    Iran Focus reports that it 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 meters high and have various-shaped entrances.

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

    The source said that security at the site had been boosted to an unprecedented level following the recent visit by hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Mobile telephone contacts are banned for those working on the site. Workers are living in complete isolation from the outside world for the duration of the contract. They are only permitted to contact their families once in a while to let them know that they are well. Every worker has been asked to sign a pledge to remain on site until work has been completed.

    The source claimed that the buildings were being constructed to house new components and sensitive technology required for carrying out uranium enrichment at the site.

    Tehran has currently suspended uranium enrichment as negotiations with Europe’s Britain, France, and Germany continue over what the West suspects is a nuclear weapons program.

    FOH invites you to join the Protest in Vienna

    The U.N. nuclear watchdog’s board of governors meets on Thursday to debate possible action over Iran’s nuclear programme, which has raised Western concern that Tehran may be seeking atomic weapons.

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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

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    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.