Archive | August, 2010

Karroubi – The Guardian Council is Implicated in the Betrayal of the People and Denying them their Votes

Sunday August 29th, 2010 – Translation by Negar Irani A number of young reformists met with Mehdi Karroubi on the anniversary of the birth of Imam Hossein. In this meeting Karroubi stated: “During these gatherings, our discussions often revolve around the families of those imprisoned, those who were harmed, injured and martyred after the elections [...]

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P2E: More than 70 Prisoners Suddenly Executed in Mashhad

Note from IranNewsNow: While multiple sources are reporting this story, we have not independently confirmed it. Persian2English | August 14, 2010 Persian Report by DANESHJOO NEWS Translation SIAVOSH JALILI for Persian2English There are reports that in the past few days more than 70 people detained in Mashhad prison were executed suddenly and without prior notice. [...]

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Rooz: Mousavi: People Will Not Await Message to Assemble

August 14, 2010: Mousavi: “Voicing demands, wishes and the right to assembly are among people‚Äôs clear rights and no one can deprive them of these.”

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Torture & solitary confinement in Iran’s prisons

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RFE/RL: The Language Of Ahmadinejad: ‘The Bogeyman Snatched The Boob’

“The bogeyman snatched the boob!”

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Jila Bani Yaghoub – “We Couldn’t Tolerate Any Further Risk to the Health and Lives of the Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike.”

Translation by Negar Irani – Translator’s Note: I decided to translate this blog by Jila Bani Yaghoub, Bahman Ahmadi Amouei’s wife because she expresses the thoughts that went through my mind when the 16 political prisoners finally decided to end their hunger strike after 15 days this week. I recall the noise on Facebook and [...]

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Lastest Status on Isa Saharkhiz’s Physical Condition at Rajai Shahr Prison

Friday 13th August, 2010 Translation by Negar Irani Incarcerated journalist Isa Saharkhiz continues to suffer from severe pain in his right leg. A member of the Central Council for the Defense of Freedom of Press in Iran, Saharkhiz who has been incarcerated since July of last year, has been suffering from severe pain in his [...]

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A Political Prisoner in Evin’s Ward 240 Severely Beaten – Mounting Psychological Pressure on Protesting Prisoners

Friday August, 13th, 2010 – Translation by Negar Irani – Summary: The cries of a political prisoner being severely beaten and tortured could be heard throughout the corridors at Evin’s ward 240, resulting in mounting psychological pressure on the 16 political prisoners who were transferred to solitary confinement from Evin’s ward 350 more than two [...]

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The Families of Political Prisoners Write to the Head of the Judiciary – “Have Our Loved Ones Survived their Hunger Strike?”

In a letter addressed to the head of the Judiciary Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, the families of the political prisoners voiced their deep concern regarding the well being of their loved ones who ended their hunger strike 3 days ago.

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Complete Lack of News Regarding Political Prisoners Previously on Hunger Strike at Evin

Thursday August 11th, 2010- Summary: The families of the political prisoners ask Tehran’s prosecutor:” How can we be sure of the physical condition of our loved ones after two grueling weeks of hunger strike? The only way we can be reassured of their well being is if we are given the opportunity to hear their [...]

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CSM: Hillary Clinton to Iran: stop using death penalty so much

Christian Science Monitor | August 10, 2010 by Howard LaFranchi Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday added her voice to the growing international chorus condemning what Iranian human rights activists say is expanding use of execution as almost routine punishment in Iran. The high-profile case Secretary Clinton cited in a statement is that [...]

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Iran’s Turbulence Beneath

As the main stream media slip back into their pre-2009-Iran-presidential-election coma of blissful ignorance, the story is no longer about the courageous Iranian protesters facing their government and revealing to the world how their government torments and terrorizes them. The now almost decade long story about the threat of the Iranian nuclear program has started [...]

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Music Video: Another Brick In The Wall (Hey Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone!)

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WSJ: Iranian Lawyer, Seeking Asylum, Surfaces in Turkey

Wall Street Journal | August 6, 2010 By Farnaz Fassihi A prominent Iranian human-rights lawyer, Mohamad Mostafaei, has fled to Turkey and applied for asylum after Iranian authorities issued a warrant last week for his arrest and detained his wife and brother-in-law. Mr. Mostafaei, reached by phone at a Turkish detention center on Thursday, says [...]

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RadioZamaneh: Karroubi attacked by Ahmadinejad supporters in Tehran

Radio Zamaneh | August 5, 2010 Fars news agency reports that the Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi was attacked at Nour Mosque of Tehran which caused his bodyguards to defuse the situation by shooting into the air. Taghi Karroubi, son of the opposition leader, confirmed the news for Radio Zamaneh and informed us that a [...]

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Revisiting what the “Twitter Revolution” really means

In June, 2009, incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the victor of a controversial and hotly disputed presidential election. Supporters of reformist challenger to Ahmadinejad, Mir Hossein Mousavi, entered the streets in protest–on June 15 millions marched–clad in green, in silence, carrying placards asking simply, “Where is my vote?” Peaceful Iranian protesters were violently repressed [...]

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