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Iranians 'detained for BBC links'

Iranians 'detained for BBC links' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Reports from Iran say several people have been detained for alleged links to the BBC's Persian Service, which is banned in the country.
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International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Death Sentences Upheld for Two Kurdish Political Prisoners

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Death Sentences Upheld for Two Kurdish Political Prisoners | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences of two Kurdish political prisoners, local sources told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Prison authorities from Rajaee Shahr Prison allegedly told Zanyar Moradi and Loghman Moradi that their death sentences were upheld.

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Bahrain Opposition Fears Effects of Iran-West Tensions

Bahrain Opposition Fears Effects of Iran-West Tensions | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Opposition supporters in Bahrain have expressed concern that escalating tensions between Iran and the West may further stifle their calls for democratic reform in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

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Al-Wefaq spokesman Matar says these tensions may provide an advantage for Bahraini authorities. "It is easy for the regime here to utilize this conflict and blame Iran for everything happening here in Bahrain and such tone can be accepted in the United States," he said.

Bahrain’s opposition has criticized America and its allies for what it sees as a failure to press the Bahraini government to end its deadly assault on civilian demonstrators.

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"This is a domestic issue at the end of the day. Saudis are using, and the Bahraini regime are using this accusation of Iranian involvement to crack down on the protesters, but that’s a false narrative and it’s been quite comprehensively shown that there hasn’t been Iranian involvement," said Barnes-Dacey.

 

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AHWAZ HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEW 2012

AHWAZ HUMAN RIGHTS  REVIEW 2012 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Events and issues affecting Ahwazi Arabs during 2011

 

http://ahwazsolidarity.org/uploads/AHRR2012.pdf

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Iran's killing rampage: 1 execution every 4 hours

Iran's killing rampage: 1 execution every 4 hours | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

By Freedom Messenger: Since the start of the New Year, the Iranian regime has begun a campaign of death, executing 1 prisoner every 4 hours.  If the regime continues its rampage, by the months end they will have executed 186 individuals. If the rate of their killing spree continues further, by the end of the year Iran will have murdered over 2,200 individuals...

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Baluch kisses the rope before being hanged in Iran.

Baluch kisses the rope before being hanged in Iran. | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

This says alot about the level of torment for peoples in Iran.  The hangman's rope is your beloved deliverer........

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Iranian Park Laleh Mothers

Iranian Park Laleh Mothers | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

ECHO OUR VOICE LOUDER
WHO IS A DANGER TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY? MOTHERS OR THE RULERS?

The ruling minority in Iran is is tightening its grip against political groups, social activists and even ordinary people and is increasing the repression and the authoritarian rule in more savage ways, day by day. Many have been jailed, disappeared, injured and killed only for demanding justice and their families do not have a real chance of any investigation.

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Incarcerated Student Activist Maziyar Yazdanniya Is Beaten In Prison in Iran

Incarcerated Student Activist Maziyar Yazdanniya Is Beaten In Prison in Iran | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Maziyar Yazdanniya, Rahman Yaghoubi and Ali Abbasi were three of the student activists who were arrested among many other student activists during the 2009 protests in Mazandaran (N.Iran). They were all tried and sentenced to six months suspended sentence.

Last month, in an unexpected move, Bobol’s Prosecutor informed these three students among few others that their suspended sentence has been converted to in prison sentence.

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Noam Chomsky exposes Western 'strategy' in the MENA region!

The region may be more 'secure' with Iran as a Nuclear power!  

 

Also, the strategy of backing dictatorships in the region for as long as possible, then replacing them with new puppets

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Iran to take US aggression to intl. bodies

Iran to take US aggression to intl. bodies | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Iran's FM says Tehran will take the case of its airspace violation by a US spy drone to intl. bodies.

 

[Worried over Iranian nuclear technology, the US gives Iran stealth and drone technology!  Now Israel and Europe can be threatened by this also....America shoots itself in the foot!   More failed US foreign policy!]

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Mother Of Killed Protester Amir Arshad Tajmir: They Killed My Amir Arshad Three Times

Mother Of Killed Protester Amir Arshad Tajmir: They Killed My Amir Arshad Three Times | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In an interview with Fereshteh Ghazi of Roozonline, veteran radio and television personality, Shahin Mahinfar, mother of Amir Arshad Tajmir broke her silence after two years.
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Please let everyone know, the man that was run over by police car three times was Amir Arshad, son of Shahin Mahin Far.”

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Roxana Saberi: FREEDOM poem....

Roxana Saberi:  FREEDOM poem.... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

FREEDOM: A PERSIAN POEM TRANSLATED BY MY FATHER

 

Roxana Saberi was working as a freelance journalist in Iran when she was arrested in January 2009. She was released 100 days later and is now writing and speaking out about prisoners of conscience in Iran.

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Iran begins blocking access to Gmail, other sites

Iran begins blocking access to Gmail, other sites | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Post’s Thomas Erdbrink reports what it’s like to not be able to access Web sites in Iran.
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Iran threatens to hit any country used to attack its soil

Iran threatens to hit any country used to attack its soil | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran will target any country used as a launchpad for attacks against its soil, the deputy Revolutionary Guards commander said, expanding Tehran's range of threats in an increasingly...
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Iran gives up 64% of her massive new oil, in exchange for Russian protection of “regime” in case of Face-Off with opposition – foreign or domestic!

Iran gives up 64% of her massive new oil, in exchange for Russian protection of “regime” in case of Face-Off with opposition – foreign or domestic! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

January 18, 2012 - In yet another humiliating deal, Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has agreed to surrender to the Russians a significant parcel of the newly discovered reservoirs of oil and natural gas in Iran’s Caspian waters, in exchange for Russia’s support. Based on the agreement a garrison of 80,000 Russian soldiers will have permission to penetrate Iran’s soil as far as 70 kilometers south of Anzali Harbor, under the pretext of protecting the resources, but in reality Ayatollah’s regime.

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China blasts EU sanctions on Iran; Tehran aims to ban oil sales to EU

China blasts EU sanctions on Iran; Tehran aims to ban oil sales to EU | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
China blasts EU sanctions on Iran; Tehran aims to ban oil sales to Europe...
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8000 Prisoners In Evin Are Under Harsh Conditions With No Heating, Cold Cells And No Medical Care

8000 Prisoners In Evin Are Under Harsh Conditions With No Heating, Cold Cells And No Medical Care | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The prisoners confined in Evin prison are under very harsh condition these days due to shortage of heating fuel.

According to reports received by Kalameh, the heating system in Evin prison has n...
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Ahwaz Human Rights Report

Ahwaz Human Rights Report | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Last year was a turbulent and violent year for Iran’s persecuted and impoverished Ahwazi Arab and Mandean communities who populate the oil-rich southwestern province of Khuzestan. The latest Ahwaz Human Rights Report, published this week, detailedan increase in violent repression by the Iranian regime against these ethnic groups amid the wave of unrest that gripped the Middle East.

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This is Karun Prison, Iran; Where The Lines Between Humanity & Barbarity Are Blurred..."

This is Karun Prison, Iran;  Where The Lines Between Humanity & Barbarity Are Blurred..." | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In a heart breaking, open letter written to Mohammad Javad Ardeshir Larijani, the Head of the Human Rights Council for Iran's Judiciary and top adviser to the Supreme Leader, Ziya Nabavi incarcerated student, deprived of the right to an education, paints a gut wrenching picture of the inhumane and unbearable conditions at Karun prison in the city of Ahvaz, stating that never before in his life had he heard about, read about or experienced anything quite like it.

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40 People Have Been Hanged In Iran In Five Days

40 People Have Been Hanged In Iran In Five Days | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Human Rights House of Iran reports, in the last five days 40 people have been hanged in various cities by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Kurdish site Kurdpa reports Salah Rashidi, son of Azim...
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Iran Human Rights

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Nine prisoners (among them one woman) were executed today (Christmas Eve) in Iran according to unofficial sources
• 24 December 2011
Iran Human Rights, December 24: According to reliable sources from Iran nine prisoners were executed in two different prisons in Iran, early his morning December 24. One woman and six men executed in northwestern Iran: According to Mukrian news agency seven prisoners were executed early this morning in the prison of Urmia (Oroumieh), northwest of Iran.

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Sayed Hossein Ronaghi Maleki on hunger strike in Iran, even unto death!

Sayed Hossein Ronaghi Maleki on hunger strike in Iran, even unto death! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

...In any case, my health is at serious risk due to poor conditions of prison and my stay in prison. Therefore, I will now resort to going on a hunger strike, which is the only option available to political prisoners to regain their rights.

I hereby notify you, and all others, that this is my chosen method to protest the before mentioned conditions, and to hereby inform you, and all others, of the deplorable situation of the political prisoners, and to tell you that I am willing to pay any price for it.

Even if it costs me my life.

Respectfully,

Sayed Hossein Ronaghi Maleki
December 12, 2011
Evin prison, Ward 350

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Video posted of former FBI agent last seen in Iran : Bob Levinson

Video posted of former FBI agent last seen in Iran :  Bob Levinson | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Dec. 9 - The family of a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran in 2007 releases a hostage video showing him alive and asking for help. Rough Cut 

 

The US Government doesn't care about its citizens, but people care about people, let's do all that is possible to help Bob Levinson!  

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MEDIA ALERT: Iranian Dissidents Confront Russia With "Wall of Shame" Opposite NYC Consulate – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

MEDIA ALERT: Iranian Dissidents Confront Russia With "Wall of Shame" Opposite NYC Consulate – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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