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  1. Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan after Baluchistan event
  2. Mohammad Reza Alipayam the Iranian Satirical poet and critic was summoned to Evin prison on Wednesday at 2:00pm to spend a One year and Three Months Sentencing which was ordered against him by Judge Pirabbasi at Branch # 26 of the court of revolution. Here Mr.Alipayam is letting us know that he is going to Evin prison for One year and three months just because of his one poem . He is sentenced two times for one poem , he says: for one poem, how many times i should be sentenced?
  3. The Cenral Council of the Teachers Organization in Iran is Calling All Teachers for Yet Another Day of Action on Teachers Week ( May 7 ) !
  4. The General Secretary of The Iranian Teachers Organization is Arrested !
  5. Wave of Workers Protest continues Almost Daily.......And The Reason, The Worsening Living Condition !
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Gunmen kill activist in Pakistan after Baluchistan event

Updated 4:27 am, Saturday, April 25, 2015             
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday.
While investigators declined to speculate on a motive for the killing of Sabeen Mehmud, friends and colleagues immediately described her death as a targeted assassination in Pakistan, a country with a nascent democracy where the military and intelligence services still hold tremendous sway.
The gunmen shot both Mehmud and her mother, Mehnaz Mehmud, as they stopped at a traffic light Friday night in an upscale Karachi neighborhood, senior police officer Zafar Iqbal said. Later, journalists saw their car at a nearby police station, the front driver's side window smashed out and a pair of sandals on the floorboard, broken glass all around them. Blood stained the car's white body.
"Two men riding a motorcycle opened fire on the car," Iqbal said. Mehmud "died on her way to the hospital. Her mother was also wounded."
Alia Chughtai, a close friend of Mehmud, told The Associated Press that Mehmud was driving at the time of attack and her mother was sitting next to her. Chughtai said Mehmud's driver, who escaped unharmed, was sitting in the back seat at the time of the attack. She said she did not know why the driver wasn't driving the car.
Iqbal and other police officials declined to offer a motive for the slaying. However, earlier that night, Mahmud hosted an event at her organization called The Second Floor to discuss human rights in Baluchistan, an impoverished but resource-rich southwestern province bordering Iran.
Thousands of people have disappeared from the province in recent years amid a government crackdown on nationalists and insurgent groups there. Activists blame the government for the disappearances, something authorities deny.
Qadeer Baluch, an activist who last year led a nearly 3,000-kilometer (1,900-mile) protest march across Pakistan to demand justice for the missing in Baluchistan, attended Mehmud's event Friday night. Baluch, known widely as Mama or "Uncle" in Urdu, hinted that the government could be involved in Mehmud's slaying.
"Everybody knows who killed her and why," Baluch told Pakistan's The Nation newspaper, without elaborating.
In a statement Saturday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned Mehmud's killing and ordered an investigation into the attack. The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad also condemned Mehmud's slaying and offered condolences to her loved ones.
Mehmud was "a courageous voice of the Pakistani people and her death represents a great loss," it said.
Mahmud, a well-known activist who also ran a small tech company, hosted poetry readings, computer workshops and other events at The Second Floor. She continued to live in Karachi, Pakistan's southern port city, even while acknowledging the danger from insurgent groups and criminals operating there.
"Fear is just a line in your head," Mahmud told Wired magazine in 2013. "You can choose what side of that line you want to be on."
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Associated Press writer Munir Ahmed in Islamabad contributed to this report.

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Mohammad Reza Alipayam the Iranian Satirical poet and critic was summoned to Evin prison on Wednesday at 2:00pm to spend a One year and Three Months Sentencing which was ordered against him by Judge Pirabbasi at Branch # 26 of the court of revolution. Here Mr.Alipayam is letting us know that he is going to Evin prison for One year and three months just because of his one poem . He is sentenced two times for one poem , he says: for one poem, how many times i should be sentenced?

 
 

The Cenral Council of the Teachers Organization in Iran is Calling All Teachers for Yet Another Day of Action on Teachers Week ( May 7 ) !


According to news coming from Iran ,The central council of Iran teachers organization is calling yet for another day of action on Thursday May 7 ( the national day of teacher) .
20 months has passed since the Government of president Rohani took office but nothing has changed for teachers deteriorating living condition.
The central council of teachers organization in a letter to president Rohani reminded him about his election promises.
Their demands:
1- Increase in their salaries
2- Insurance
3- Release their colleagues from prison.
4- The presence of two representative from teachers council among president representative for looking into the teachers demands.
5- Execution of article 30 of the constitution.

 

The General Secretary of The Iranian Teachers Organization is Arrested !

According to news from ILNA , on Sunday morning Mr. Alireza Hashemi the general secretary of  Iran's Teachers Organization is arrested .
His arrest is based on a sentence against him from 2009 which was suspended or delayed .
He is charged is based on his advocacy on teachers rights and his meeting with the family's of those imprisoned teachers . He was sentenced to five years imprisonment.



Link:
http://news.gooya.com/politics/archives/2015/04/195969.php

    

Wave of Workers Protest continues Almost Daily.......And The Reason, The Worsening Living Condition !


Labor Rights 
Every day there are tens of strike or protest by Iranian workers and that is because of the worsening living condition , Delay in monthly salaries , factory closures , imprisonment of labor leaders and many other issues.
Here is the workers protest in the last two days:
1- Workers at " Navard Louleh Safa " has gone into the strike since last Sunday .
2- 600 workers of Energy Power Plant from all over the country gathered in front of the President office . The reason for this protest is because the working situation of 5000 workers isn't fixed .
3- Close to 300 Workers from power plant in the city of Tabriz gathered in front of the regional power plant building on Sunday and protested against the privatization .
4- 270 workers from " Machin Alat Sanati " For tractors making gathered on Sunday in front of the governors office and demanded their delayed salaries be paid . The workers sat on the asphalt of the street and prevented the traffic from flowing .
5- Workers from Isfahan Petro -Chemical gathered on Sunday in front of the Parliament  in protest against the privatization and their contract situation .

IRAN WATCH CANADA: The list goes on and on ..........
Is Iranian working class going to be the major force behind the future protest ?

Link:
http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/article.jsp?essayId=66526




    


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