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Red stains on a white shroud

By Nazar Karim Beigi, Camp Liberty

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Ilam, with its sky-high mountains and fountains, is one of the most beautiful but at the same time poorest cities in western Iran. Though my country enjoys great fields of oil and gas resources but my family like many others had to resort to hard work to cope with poverty. I always asked myself, “why poverty!?” My friends and I struggled to earn a full meal, and going to school instead of laboring in the hot brickyards was a fancy for us.

In a cool breeze of a Friday afternoon I accompanied my friends to the only soccer stadium of the city to play as usual. We entered the stadium. In the middle of the playground’s lawn the sight of few armed men and two black-veiled armed women from IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) caught my attention. Continue reading

A choice

By Massoud Azadi

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It was spring 1981 and the time of universities’ summer holidays. I spoke to a friend of mine in Aachen University in order to work together for a few months to earn some money for a trip to Iran to visit our families, relatives and friends. We decided to do it and then bought souvenirs and set for Iran on July. To go by plane was expensive so we decided to go to Iran via land through Turkey, which was a good idea.

On the way we discussed many issues about our country Iran and how things were changed during the period we were away from the country, and about friends and families, also about our future and what each one of us planned for the future.

At the Iran-Turkey borders instead of the usual border police, the Pasdaran (Iranian revolutionary guard corps) checked our identifications before we boarded the bus. Their manner of checking us wasn’t friendly. They looked at everybody suspiciously and with skepticism. Continue reading

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Iran-“Urgent Call To Save Young Iranian Female Prisoner From Execution”

Following information about the transfer of Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari to Gohardasht notorious prison for her execution, the Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament issued an urgent press release calling for urgent action to save her life.

The release says: “According to reports received from inside Iran today, Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, a survivor of a sexual assault, is to be hanged imminently.

Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2009 after a deeply flawed investigation and trial for having stabbed in self-defence an agent of Iran’s notorious ministry of Intelligence, when he tried to sexually assault her.” Continue reading

Iran: 17 prisoners executed in one day, 5 in public

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Mullahs’ judiciary chief: Who is [the UN] Secretary-General to tell us stop the executions; these words are cheap, baseless and lack reasoning. Executions for corruption on earth is an internal matter.

On Thursday, September 17, 2014, at least 17 prisoners were hanged in cities across Iran, including five in public. The executions were carried out in cities of Shiraz, Marvdasht, Kerman and Bandar Abbas. A group of four prisoners were hanged in public in Shiraz while another group of eight sent to gallows in Shabab Prison in city of Kerman.

The Thursday’s executions followed reports of more executions that had been carried out in other cities in Iran. A group of seven young men, mostly in their 20s, were executed on September 10 in cities of Karaj and Hamadan. Continue reading

Iran: Over 40 prisoners executed in three weeks

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At least four more people were hanged in Iran last week, including a 22-year-old who was under 17 at the time of arrest.

Three prisoners were executed on Tuesday August 13, in the central prison in the city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. The public relations office of the regime’s judiciary declared on Friday August 15.

Another young man who was 18 years old when had been arrested on drug related charges was hanged on Wednesday, August 14, in a Prison in city of Birjand, north-eastern Iran. 

The recent executions brings the total of the announced executions during the past three weeks to at least 40 executions. Continue reading

Iran: At least 22 women executed during Rouhani’s first year

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The women’s committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran published its yearly report on the execution of women in Iran under Hassan Rouhani as part of the gross violation of human rights under the “moderate” president of the clerical regime.

The report published in the official website of the NCRI Women’s Committee, contains details of 22 women who have been executed during the past year, many with their name, date and place of execution.

Based on this report Hassan Rouhani’s government has publicly announced the execution of six of these women and the other 16 have been secretly executed in various cities in Iran. Continue reading

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Iran- Human Rights: A Juvenile offender and his mother were executed

An Iranian juvenile offender along with his mother and three other prisoners were hanged on Saturday (August 9) in a prison in the south-eastern city of Zahedan. 20-year-old Osman Dahmardeh was 17 at the time of his arrest.

The reports received identified the other three men executed as Rasoulbakhsh Delshadi, 28, Ali Basham Narouee, 32, and Kamran Bameri, 35.

All five victims were part of a group of six who were transferred to solitary confinement in the quarantine section of the main prison in Zahedan last Friday. Continue reading