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The United Nations and the US must honour their promises to protect Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty, who are enduring constant abuses of their human rights and daily threat of deadly attacks, Iranian Resistance leaderMaryam Rajavi has told a conference in Geneva.
Mrs Rajavi also condemned the silence of the international community over 'catastrophic condition of repression' in Iran and the soaring rate of executions and medieval punishments under 'moderate' president Hassan Rouhani.
She warned that the UN's failure to carry out an independent investigation into the massacre of 52 Camp Ashraf residents on September 1, 2013, was giving a 'green light' to dictators in Iran and Iraq for more killings....
With more than 687 executions, the number of the executions in 2013 in Iran were the highest in more than 15 years. More than 68% of the executions have taken […]
The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran issued a statement regarding the catastrophe of extensive sale of children:
An official of mullahs’ regime acknowledged the catastrophe of sale of children in the Iran under the rule of the mullahs and said: “Most of the children bought and sold have no birth certificates.” Mohammad-taqi Hosseini, Deputy of Minister of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare, stated: “The phenomenon of street work became prevalent in the country in the 2000s. The street and work children is a context that encompasses various groups of children who whether they like it or not are compelled to spend part or their whole lives on the streets.”
This regime official added: “Some of these children are sold as soon as they are born because their parents are addicts, or the marriage has been illegitimate, or they have been abducted from maternities. These children come to the streets at the age of three.
“The second group is the children who appear in the streets at the ages of 6 thru 14 out of the poverty of their families.
“The third group is the youngsters who have either been sold when they were a child or came to the streets for other reasons and they do thievery, rob wallets, etc.”
Speaking on the report prepared from Darvazeh Ghar area of Tehran Hosseini said: “Out of the poverty of their families, these children are left at the disposal of others. This phenomenon exists since birth, especially in the addicts who use dangerous drugs such as glass who are prepared to sell their children at a very low price.”
He went on to add: “Some young girls live without any birth certificate or identity and they are raped and come down with dangerous diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis. Some of them sell narcotics and they really don’t know who their parents are.”
The sale of children is a direct result of unemployment, poverty, addiction and moral corruption that are all the consequences of 35 years of the rule of mullahs over the Iranian people. A representative of regime’s Majlis said that the percentage of addiction in country’s schools stands at 25% (Hamshahri – February 28). According to the Statistics Center of Iran, the rate of abandoning school by pupils in the Persian year 139--13901 (2011-2012) was at least 37% and 7,135,000 Iranian pupils have left school (Aftab state-run website – 26 September 2011). A large number of these children become victims of the bands that trade children, gangs that sell narcotics, or at best they are used as children laborers.
The catastrophic situation of children that takes on an added dimension every day will come to an end when this corrupt and medieval system is eradicated from Iran in its entirety.
Geneva, Mar 12 (ANI): Human rights activists, political leaders, Baloch nationalists and students from various parts of the world gathered in Geneva to raise the issue of human rights violations in Balochistan. The event titled “Human Rights, Regional Security and Perspectives for Balochistan and Pakistan Post-2014” was held at Palace of Nations, Geneva on the sidelines of the 110th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
The ancestral homeland of the Baloch people is called Balochistan, yet today the Baloch are not the masters of their own country. A series of calamitous events - not least the imperialist wars of conquest in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - have distorted Balochistan’s natural development and have prevented the Baloch people from determining their own future. .....
Please read and become informed! Balochistan is to become a sovereign nation again and throw off the shackles of bondage imposed illegally by Pakistan. This will end the genocide of the Baloch people, restore their homeland to the rightful owners, and allow the Baloch people to provide for their own uplift by developing the wealth of their vast mineral reserves for infrastructure, medicines, education, jobs, and economy for their own people. PLEASE ADVOCATE IN ALL WAYS POSSIBLE FOR THIS LIBERATION, THANK YOU!
Tanks guarded the fortified entrances of Cairo’s Tora prison today.
Inside, Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste, wearing white prison uniforms, stood in the courtroom’s defendant cage. They and other Al-Jazeera journalists are accused of endangering Egyptian national security by assisting a — quote — “terrorist organization,” namely, the Muslim Brotherhood.
The military-backed government banned the group after ousting President Mohammed Morsi in July. Al-Jazeera maintains the charges are — quote — “absurd, baseless and false,” as do the journalists’ relatives who spoke after the hearing....
THE USA REGIME DESTROYS HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY IN THE MUSLIM AND THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES by Syarif HidayatAmerica has long been the self-appointed global leader on human rights and democracy poin...
Families of Bahraini political prisoners say their children and relatives are suffering from horrible torture and sexual abuse in Al Khalifa regime jails.
A Sunday report by the Bahraini al-Wasat newspaper expressed concern about health condition of several prisoners who have been gravely tortured in jails while they are denied access to any kind of treatment.
Some families said tortures and abuses occurred even at the interrogations in al-Howdh al-Jaf prison.
They said regime forces blindfolded the prisoners there and used electric shocks at their genitals; “They let go of them when they confess to prepared confessions against themselves,” the report quoted a relative of a prisoner.
The paper also quoted several people who spent some time in regime jails as saying that they were forced to stand fully naked for hours of interrogation which in some cases lasted for days.....
The protest organizer committee had said that the mass protest which took place today after the calls of the national opposition forces have reached to almost 300 thousand citizen, demanding a democratic system to replace the dictatorship rule in Bahrain. The peaceful demonstrators who carried Bahraini flags and banners written on them “democracy is the ...
"...."This is an island of freedom and we will defend it," said Mr Klitschko....."
...After her release, Zainab Alkhawaja told journalists, including the Associated Press, that global attention should focus, not on her, but on Bahrain’s estimated 3,000 other political prisoners....
Bahraini activist Zainab al-Khawaja was released from prison on Sunday after nearly a year behind bars for multiple convictions including participation in an illegal gathering.
Friends and supporters greeted her in a coffee shop in a main mall hours after her release. The cafe has served as a gathering point for activists since the small island-nation's Arab Spring-inspired uprising.
"One year of prison is nothing," she told journalists defiantly after her release. "We have a cause... This will not stop us."
Now, Abdulhadi.......and Nabeel!
Bahraini human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja was due to be out of prison on February 20. She has been serving concurrent sentences since February 2013. However, she was recently sentenced to a further four months on a new charge of "destroying private property".
As Bahrainis mark the third anniversary of the pro-reform protest movement which came to be known asthe 14 February Coalition, human rights violations continue unabated in the country. Some 122 Bahrainis have since died from torture, lung infections caused by tear gas, and from live ammunition used by the Bahraini security forces.
Thus far, 1,300 Bahrainis have been arrested in connection with their role in the protests and those still in detention have been tortured and denied access to medical care. Hospitals have been militarised as doctors and nurses are harassed for treating victims of the protests. Thousands of workers have been dismissed or suspended from their jobs for taking part in the demonstrations. ....
...The Kurdish people, one of the largest minorities in Iran, have been heavily targeted by the Islamic Republic since its 1979 inception when Ayatollah Khomeini famously declared a "fatwa" [religious decree] against the province of Kurdistan and crushed opposing unrest by sending 110,000 troops complete with heavy artillery, fighter jets and armed helicopters. The fighting was so intense that residents were forced to flee into the harsh mountains. Kurdish men have been executed, dozens at a time.....
Col. Ralph Peters explains why Balochistan needs to be separated from Pakistan’s illegal occupation and how it would solve many problems emanating from Pakistan to the region and the world. Balochistan has vast natural resources but it is the poorest province of Pakistan largely because of mineral loot by the Punjabi elite and Punjabi-dominated Pakistan Army. Pakistan Army has indulged in thousands of illegal extra-judicial executions and gross human rights violation in Balochistan.
Human rights activists, political leaders, Baloch nationalists and students from various parts of the world gathered in Geneva on March 10 to raise the issue of human rights violations in Pakistan's province of Balochistan.
The event titled "Human Rights, Regional Security and Perspectives for Balochistan and Pakistan Post-2014" was held at Palace of Nations, Geneva on the sidelines of the 110th session of the United Nations Human Rights Committee.....
Report by Shawn Forbes Pakistani Military Forces resumed their offensive through Western Balochistan this week. After their February siege of Awaran, Pakistani Forces pressed forward through Turbat and Nasirabad on Monday. On March 3rd the rural towns of Shapuk and Sharak, Turbat, were invaded by legions of Pakistani Soldiers. During the occupation of Shapuk & Sharak, Pakistani Soldiers attacked the civilians, subjecting them to interrogations and acts of torture. Local homes were looted of valuables and set ablaze. Their violent occupation quickly spread to encompass Balagter and Saami regions, heralding the arrival of dozens of trucks carrying additional soldiers and heavy weapons. Locals report explosions and gunfire could be heard throughout the night. By the next day Armored Helicopters had arrived and Pakistani Forces then proceeded to indiscriminately bombard the entire region. Dozens have been abducted, and countless homes reduced to ashes by the occupying soldiers. After amassing their troops in Turbat, State Forces extended their violent campaign into the nearby Panjgur district on Tuesday. The Pakistani Army conducted a fierce assault at a rural village in the Maachi River area of Panjgur. So far local sources have reported eight residents killed and at least a dozen wounded by Pakistani Soldiers during the siege. A week prior to the attack, Panjgur Inhabitants had reported Iranian rocket fire in the region.
There have been protests for years while great men advocated publicly for peaceful civil disobedience
The regime imprisons Abdulhadi AlKhawaja , Nabeel Rajab, Ebrahim Sharif and countless others to attempt to stop the protests against the fascist regime.
NOW THE IGNORANT AND IMPOTENT ALKHALIFAS ARE DEALING WITH BOMBINGS! I'll wager that these persons being freed would be sufficient to return Bahrain to peaceful civil disobedience ! I'll further wager that the AlKhalifas are too stupid to be able to see this reality!
RAWALPINDI - Mama Qadeer Baloch, who is leading the long march for the recovery of Baloch missing persons, said that approximately 1,500 persons were killed and more than 18,000 were still missing from country’s largest province and the figure included 170 females and 169 children.“1500 mutilated bodies of the missing persons had been received which was an open violation of the human rights. I believe that the rest 18,000 have also been killed and buried in the similar kind of mass graves in the province that was found in Khuzdar,” he said.The forceful disappearance of innocent Baloch people attained a new peak during PPP regime and earlier in Musharraf’s rule. “The then federal interior minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao stated in 2005 that as many as 6,000 Balochis were in government’s detention centres,” he added.Mama said, “I have no trust in the government and just want the intervention of United Nations (UN) and world human rights organisation to come forward to unveil the killing and dumping policy of our intelligence agencies.”Mama Qadeer expressed these while talking to media men after the long march participants reached the city on Thursday. It was the 160th day of the journey that started from Quetta, Capital of Balochistan on October 23 last year. The march is scheduled to culminate in Islamabad.The other participants of the long march of “Voice for Missing Balochis” included women and children whose fathers, brothers and cousins were either killed or missing since long, were holding banners inscribed with slogans reads as “Wake up UN”, “Stop genocide of Balochis”, “We seek justice for Balochis”. Members of civil society and locals also joined the march when it reached Rawalpindi Soan Bus Terminal....
"...At 3am that morning, a group of military, other security forces, and police raided the village, blocked the entrance, and fired indiscriminately on escaping men, women, and children. At least 40 people were killed and many more injured. The remaining villagers were rounded up, put into two trucks, and carried off to an unknown location. Authorities later declared the village a "no-entry zone". ..."
Throughout last night,panicked people told their stories of state-sponsored paramilitaries on motorcycles roaming middle class neighborhoods, shooting at people and storming into apartment buildings, shooting at anyone who seemed like he might be protesting.
People continue to be arrested merely for protesting, and a long established local Human Rights NGO makes an urgent plea for an investigation into widespread reports of torture of detainees. There are now dozens of serious human right abuses: National Guardsmen shooting tear gas canisters directly into residential buildings. We have videos of soldiers shooting civilians on the street.
What we saw were not “street clashes”, what we saw is a state-hatched offensive to suppress and terrorize its opponents.....
NAIROBI — Human Rights Watch has called on Kampala and Juba to investigate new evidence that cluster bombs have been used in South Sudan’s ongoing conflict after United Nations experts found remnants of the banned weapons near Bor in Jonglei state.“The young nation of South Sudan has enough problems without these horrific weapons, which kill and keep on killing long afterward,” said Steve Goose, arms division director at Human Rights Watch (HRW) and chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC).“The governments involved should quickly find out who is behind this and make clear they will be held responsible,” he said in a statement.
The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) found up to eight cluster bomb remnants and an unspecified number of unexploded submunitions, called "bomblets", by a stretch of road 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Bor, in an area "not known to be contaminated" before fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December, HRW said.....
GAZA, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- A Palestinian human rights body accused Israeli occupation authorities Saturday of exercising excessive force against the civilians in Gaza Strip.Israeli forces killed a Palestinian worker and injured another in an attack against civilians who were collecting rocks east of Gaza City in the past two days, the Palestinian Center of Human Rights said in a statement.The Israeli attack killed 36-year-old Ibrahim Mansour and injured 21-year-old Rafiq Herokli, the Gaza-based center added.Hundreds of Palestinians, who lost their jobs, are forced to collect rocks to sell them to be reused in construction purposes.The center also said the Israeli forces opened fire at a group of children and youth who were near the separation fence, injuring 16 of them including four children.It called on the international community to stop the Israeli occupation authorities' crimes which "are considered war crimes in line with article 147 of the Fourth Geneva Convention to protect civilians." (end) mzt.bs KUNA 160052 Feb 14NNNN
BALOCHISTAN: Pakistan Army has started a grand scale operations in the areas of Dera Bugti and Kech.
According to Baloch Republican Party Media Cell sources, Pakistan Army has launched a fresh military offensive in Wagoo, Lop, Larpati, Chabdar, Doi wadh and nearby areas of Dera Bugti on thursday (13 Feb 2014) and heavily bombarded civilian populated areas. At least 22 people, majority women and children, were killed while 12 civilians were abducted by forces during this ruthless military operation of Pakistan Army. A few deceased are named as Salamhan s/o Sahazo Marri, Gulo Bugti, Hazaro Bugti along with his wife and two children.