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  1. Despite of All Measures by Islamic Regime in Iran to prevent family members of Those political Prisoners murdered in Mass killing and were Buried secretly in Khavaran Cemetery, the family members and friend gathered again in Khavaran to commemorate the memories of their loved one !
  2. Destructive Policies of the Islamic Regime in Iran and the Crisis of Water !
  3. 5000 Iranian Workers on Their 9th Days of Protest Since Last Wednesday !
  4. Fundamentalists Including Ayatollah's - Clergies The Enemies of High Speed internet in Iran !
  5. GENEVA (8 August 2014) – United Nation...
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Despite of All Measures by Islamic Regime in Iran to prevent family members of Those political Prisoners murdered in Mass killing and were Buried secretly in Khavaran Cemetery, the family members and friend gathered again in Khavaran to commemorate the memories of their loved one !

Reported by Mansoureh Behkish .
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Mansoureh Behkish have lost six members of her family in the mass killing of the political prisoners in the summer of 1987-88 by Islamic regime in Iran. Islamic regime murdered political prisoners in mass by asking them three questions?
If they support Khomeini and his regime?
If they are moslem and do pray daily ?
If they are Marxist ?
The political prisoners lives depended on the answers they gave to three members of judges .
The political prisoners then were classified and those answered Marxist were sent to death row and were murdered in mass , according to a report close to 4000 young Iranian were murdered in a few weeks at the end of August and early september of 1987-88 and were buried hastily at night in mass grave at Khavaran cemetery .

Report in Excerpt -
With the coming of September one , the family members of those political prisoners murdered  and buried in mass planned to gather again at Khavaran. After close to seven years we were able to gather again at Khavaran. Although the number of family gathered compare to previous years were much less but it is important that we are gathered here to commemorate the memories of our loved one and display their pictures close to each other.  We are living under constant threat and force of a regime which does not understand any other means. It is important that we did not become disappointed in all these years and we continued to gather at Khavaran . Regime tried to divide among us ,but despite of our differences we showed our solidarity and unity to commemorate the memories of our loved one.

Although some mothers and fathers have passed away or become ill and could not attend but we will continue to do the event every year and after us the young people will continue to commemorate at Khavaran.
Because of our will and strength to do commemorate the event , finally regime has taken step backward at the end of Ahmadinejad's Government . .......
Link:
http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/article.jsp?essayId=62096

 

Destructive Policies of the Islamic Regime in Iran and the Crisis of Water !

Destructive policy of the Islamic regime in Iran in the last 35 years is showing its real faces and challenges now . Construction of many dams in Iran without proper studies and analysis and its effect on water supplies and environment caused at least two famous river and lake like Zayandeh Rood in Isfahan and Orumieh Lake in Azarbayejan to dry and the people living in the two area have been on protest against these policies of the regime for some times now .
Recently People of Isfahan ,including 500 environmental activists gathered in the Zayandeh Rood to protest and demand the regime and Government of Rohani to find a quick solution for the Zayandeh Rood water . It is reported that there were clashes between people and riot and security forces of the regime.
People signed a long petition demanding regime to find a quick solution and chanted or carried signs which reads : Bring back the water to Zayandeh Rood, Mr. president ! solve the water problem of Isfahan,  Mr. President ! We only need water - The land is dry , We need our river , live and flowing /running.

 

5000 Iranian Workers on Their 9th Days of Protest Since Last Wednesday !


Since last Wednesday 5000 workers of Bafgh Iron Ore Mine are on protest , they are protesting against the arrest of nine of their colleagues by security forces of the Islamic regime in Iran and also against the privatization of the mine as well as job security . Its been 9 days since the start of the protest. News coming from Bafgh indicating that Islamic regime has brought  more security and riot forces to the city. The workers and the family members of those arrested are in front of the Governor building day and night demanding their son,brother ,husband and colleagues be released and to stop privatization of the company .

 

Fundamentalists Including Ayatollah's - Clergies The Enemies of High Speed internet in Iran !

Will Iranian People Let these Ayatollah or Clergies make decision on their behalf  or call the government and the ministers as a public officers to listen to them and fulfill their need and serve them well !!???

Although Iran has one of the lowest internet speed even lower than Dubai ,South Korea and...and Iranian people suffer most from this , yet the fundamentalist forces including ayatollahs and clergies in their prayers issues Fatwa against high speed internet and call the communication minister to lower the internet speed and for more control .

Recently Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi told Mr. Vaezi the communication minister to lower the internet speed for moral reason and the minister in response have assured ayatollah he won't allow it happen.

Link:
https://tech.khodnevis.org/article/59862#.U_y_VrxdUVc


    

GENEVA (8 August 2014) – United Nation...

08/08/2014 Press Releases

UN rights experts condemn the recent wave of arrest and sentencing of civil society actors

 


GENEVA (8 August 2014) – United Nations human rights experts* today expressed grave concern over the recent escalating trend of arrest and sentencing of individuals exercising their rights to freedom of expression and opinion, peaceful assembly and association.
Since 22 May 2014, at least 36 individuals that include journalists, bloggers, filmmakers and authors, many of whom are also human rights activists, have been arrested summoned or sentenced in connection with their journalistic activities or for simply expressing their opinion on social media websites. Some of them have also been charged for ‘gathering and colluding against national security’ following their participation in peaceful assemblies.
“Convicting individuals for expressing their opinion is absolutely unacceptable,” the experts stressed. “Freedom of expression and opinion is necessary for the realization of all human rights, and it is a right reserved for all individuals, even if that individual expresses an opinion with which the Government disagrees.”
A number of these cases include situations where persons are held in solitary confinement or unknown locations and for unknown charges. Many of the trials were allegedly riddled with procedural irregularities, including deprivation of legal representation and exclusion from attending one’s own sentencing.
These individuals have been sentenced from six-month to over twenty-year prison terms. Furthermore, at least one individual who was sentenced to 50 lashings and another sentenced to death.
“The imposition of sentences in conjunction with unfair trial and lack of due process, on charges that do not warrant death or lengthy prison terms, constitutes a dismal violation of international human rights law,” the independent experts noted.
Iranian author Mr. Arzhang Davoodi was recently sentenced to death on the charge of ‘Moharebeh’ (enmity against God), in connection with his alleged membership and support to an Iranian dissident group, an allegation based on a comment he made about the group. Neither he, nor his attorney was reportedly present during the trial.
“It is completely unacceptable that an individual be sentenced to death on charge of Moharebeh for merely speaking one’s opinion,” the UN human rights experts said.
“Not only is this a blatant violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, it also breaches the country’s own Islamic Penal Code, which reserves the death penalty only for those who have actively taken up arms.”
The human rights experts stressed that “such extreme convictions are simply intolerable and must be overturned.”
On 22 July 2014, Jason Rezaian, a reporter with the Washington Post, and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, a correspondent for the United Arab Emirates newspaper The National, were arrested, along with an unidentified American-Iranian photo journalist and her husband. Mr. Rezaian and Ms. Salehi are reportedly held in unknown locations.
“These cases exemplify the alarming negative trend taking place in Iran. Individuals and journalists exercising their right to freedom of expression and opinion must be protected, not arrested and prosecuted,” they noted.
“This behavior strengthens our belief that the motive behind these cases is to solely suppress the freedoms protected by national and international law,” they said, stressing that it also goes against the pledges and commitments made by senior Government officials to decrease restrictions on freedom of expression as well as increase the security of the press.
The experts reminded the authorities of their obligations under international human rights law, which guarantees the rights to hold opinions, assemble peacefully and associate freely, without interference.
“We urge the Iranian Government to “immediately and unconditionally release all individuals held in connection with their exercise of freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association, and those charged for carrying out their legitimate activities as journalists,” they concluded.
(*) The experts: The Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Mads Andenas, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed; the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns; the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst.
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