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The Supreme Court Has Overturned The Death Sentence of Kurdish Prisoner Zainab Jalalian

The Supreme Court Has Overturned The Death Sentence of Kurdish Prisoner Zainab Jalalian | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of Zainab Jalalian giving her life in prison on Moharebeh charges (enmity against God).

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More on the Iranian Pastor: Execution for Christian Faith ?!

More on the Iranian Pastor:  Execution for Christian Faith ?! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Nina Shea writes on NRO: Today, evangelical Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani refused to recant his Christian faith before a court in Iran for the third time. He will be brought to the court again for this purpose tomorrow, for the final time.

 

In the 21st century?!  Fill the Coliseum, cue the Lions!

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Turkey's prime minister says cross-border military operations will continue against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq, confirming that Ankara is cooperating with Iran against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that joint military operations with Iran against PKK rebels will no longer be postponed. Both countries already are sharing intelligence.

It was not immediately clear if Turkey and Iran are planning a risky ground offensive against the main Kurdish rebel base, located deep in the Qandil mountains near the Iranian border.

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The Associated Press: UN: Credible evidence Iran working on nuke weapons

The Associated Press: UN: Credible evidence Iran working on nuke weapons | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

This isn't itself a 'will to be free' story.  But I believe it may impinge on others 'Will to be free.'  Hence, it is included.....

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Interview with Lawyer of Javid Houtan Kian, Courageous Advocate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani [ENG & FA]

Interview with Lawyer of Javid Houtan Kian, Courageous Advocate of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani [ENG & FA] | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The below is an interview conducted by HRANA with the former lawyer of Javid Houtan Kian, who courageously defended Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani against a stoning execution in Iran. For the past year...
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International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Young Political Activist Receives 50 Lashes for Blogging

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Young Political Activist Receives 50 Lashes for Blogging | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Somayeh Tohidlou, political activist and Tehran University Ph.D. student in Sociology, wrote in her blog yesterday that authorities at Evin Prison carried out her sentence of 50 lashes. The flogging took place at Evin Prison just as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took off for New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly. Flogging is an inhumane punishment and a type of torture frequently used by the Iranian Judiciary for both regular and political suspects.

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Mannama uses military force to prevent protests in Bahrain

Mannama uses military force to prevent protests in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The obvious bias in Western and GCC media's reporting about the situation in Syria as compared to language used in reporting parallel events in their own countries has prompted Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi, Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Basij Forces, to declare his organization's readiness to deploy peacekeeping forces to London, Liverpool and Birmingham should the unrest in Great Britain drag on.

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Iranian top cyber police official: Facebook may be unblocked in the future | Middle East news, articles, opinion and analysis | CrethiPlethi.com

Iranian top cyber police official: Facebook may be unblocked in the future | Middle East news, articles, opinion and analysis | CrethiPlethi.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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Fault Lines - The US and the New Middle East: BAHRAIN - Pt 1.

Oil, the 5th Fleet, Arms deals, & combating Iran: The REAL motivations behind US policy towards Bahrain. View the Saudi sacrileges, hear the US foreign policy personel rationalize our policies, witness the American hypocrisy!
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Iran nuclear scientist shot dead in Tehran

Iran nuclear scientist shot dead in Tehran | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
According to Iranian media reports, assailants on a motorcycle killed a 35-year-old Iranian nuclear physicist outside his home and wounded his wife.
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Emad Afrough: Don’t expect People to Participate --- Mohammad Reza Yazdanpanah : - roozonline.com

Emad Afrough: Don’t expect People to Participate --- Mohammad Reza Yazdanpanah : - roozonline.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Former Mahmoud Ahmadinejad supporter Emad Afrough has predicted that the elite will not participate in the upcoming Majlis elections thus negating the possibility of change in the next Majlis or massive public participation in the elections.

This Principlist activist (principlists are those who believe in the essence of the Islamic revolution of 1979, supporting ayatollah Khomeini, Khamenei and even Ahmadinejad, although more recently some of them, like Afrough, no longer support Ahmadinejad) told Khabar Online news site (close to Majlis speaker Ali Larijani) that because of the events prior, during and after the 2009 disputed presidential election, there “shall be no massive participation of elite and the public in the upcoming Majlis elections.”

He said he too would not be a candidate in the elections.
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International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Nadarkhani Refuses to Repent; Awaiting Final Ruling on Apostasy Death Sentence

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Nadarkhani Refuses to Repent; Awaiting Final Ruling on Apostasy Death Sentence | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Freedom of Religious expression,  freedom of speech....   radical intolerance from the Iranian regime!  Muslim, Christians, Jews......we are all believers of the scriptures, children of the one God.

We are brothers and sisters in faith!

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Iranian admiral threatens to send ‘powerful presence’ near U.S. east coast | The Raw Story

Iranian admiral threatens to send ‘powerful presence’ near U.S. east coast | The Raw Story | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran raised the prospect on Tuesday of sending military ships close to the United States' Atlantic coast, in what would be a major escalation of tensions between the long-standing adversaries.

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Iran to free convicted U.S. men Wednesday: lawyer

Iran to free convicted U.S. men Wednesday: lawyer | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran is expected on Wednesday to free two American men convicted of espionage on bail and turn them over to the Swiss embassy in Tehran, their lawyer told Reuters.Soon afterward, a...
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URGENT: Letter-Writing Action: Stop Sweden’s Illegal Deportation of Kurdish Opposition Activist Fouad Velzi!

URGENT: Letter-Writing Action: Stop Sweden’s Illegal Deportation of Kurdish Opposition Activist Fouad Velzi! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Send this sample letter (adjust to your own taste) to stop the Swedish government's illegal attempt to deport Kurdish Iranian opposition activist Fouad Velzi. After sending the letter, please also...
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Freedom for Iranian lawyer Javid Houtan Kian

Freedom for Iranian lawyer Javid Houtan Kian | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Immediate and unconditional release of the lawyer Javid Houtan Kian. He is a prisoner of...
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Iranians rally in support of Bahrainis

Iranians rally in support of Bahrainis | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Thousands of Iranians stage rallies in support of Bahraini protesters after the Friday Prayers.

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Iranian demonstrators took to the streets Friday and shouted "Death to Al Khalifa in Bahrain" and "Death to America," to condemn the violent crackdown by the US-backed Al Khalifa regime's forces on the peaceful protesters, IRNA reported.

The demonstrators also carried placards with slogans denouncing the arrogant powers and their despotic lackeys in the region, and expressed their wrath at Saudi Arabia's deployment of military forces in Bahrain to quell anti-regime demonstrations.

On March 13, Saudi-led forces were dispatched to the Persian Gulf island at Manama's request to quell the countrywide protests.

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Iran frees 100 political prisoners: report

Iran frees 100 political prisoners: report | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader ordered the release of 100 political prisoners Saturday including some involved in the huge protests against the disputed June 2009 re-election of President Mahmoud...
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Joint Statement about NIAC and Trita Parsi

Joint Statement about NIAC and Trita Parsi | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Over 2,500 individuals and organizations including Iranian and American scholars, human rights activists, academicians, researchers, writers, lawyers, reporters, artists and former political prisoners denounce NIAC's lobby in favor of the Iranian...
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Lawyer: Iran Will Announce US Hikers Verdict By Next Week

Lawyer: Iran Will Announce US Hikers Verdict By Next Week | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Attorney Masoud Shafiei speaks of signs that might signal the impending release of two Americans who have been in custody for two years. A third was released on bail.
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A little ditty 'bout Iraq and Iran | Camp Ashraf

A little ditty 'bout Iraq and Iran | Camp Ashraf | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Though a large number of exiles now in power in Baghad have strong ties to Iran, it’s equally true that the Iraqi people as a whole are more likely to remember the Iran-Iraq War — especially those taught about it in school — of the eighties. As Iraqis are killed and displaced while Iran violates Iraq’s sovereignty in its pursuit of PJAK, don’t be surprised if Nouri’s image collapses even more. All he really had going for him was the (false) claim that he could provide security. As the last months have demonstrated, he can’t provide it internally and he’s now allowing Iraq to be invaded by another country.
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Iran Shelling Kills 2 in Iraq's Kurdish Region

Iran Shelling Kills 2 in Iraq's Kurdish Region | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Iraqi Kurdish officials said Monday Iranian artillery fire hit the town of Sidkan, about 20 kilometers from the Iraqi-Iranian border, killing two people and wounding at least two others..
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Iranian Protest in front of State Department - July 15, 2011

http://fb.com/campashraf Protest in front of the United States Department of State to delist the main Iranian opposition, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MeK/PMOI) - ...


Defend Ashraf ...... Delist MEK !
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