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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:56 pm    Post subject: Inhumane Treatment of Individuals Saeed Ganji Statement Reply with quote

Saeed Ganji; Ph.D., Sc.D. wrote:
To whom this may concern:

The following pictures depict the inhumane treatment of individuals arrested by the security forces of the Islamic Republic. It is unknown for what alleged crimes these citizens have been arrested. Regardless, it appears terribly unjust and inhumane that they should be treated in such a manner as depicted by these horrifying pictures. An individual with even a marginal respect for human rights would deplore such maltreatment and the reckless disregard with which it is practiced. It is my hope that these issues receive the attention and exposure they deserve and that the international community can rally to do something about the miserable plight of these and other tortured individuals in Iran.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:45 pm    Post subject: Saudi Arabia bristles over rape case criticism Reply with quote

President Bush statement is correct when Mr. Bush told reporters at the White House Tuesday, that he would have been very emotional if his own daughter had endured such treatment. He said he would also have been angry at those who committed the crime and at a state that did not support the victim. and
that is why President Bush should consider to declare: Islam was dangerous, Islam is dangerous, Islam will be dangerous and should become illegal system of government any place ....


Saudi Arabia: Ministry of Justice should Stop Targeting Rape Victim Appeals Court Judge Should be Barred from Case

(New York, November 29, 2007) – The Saudi Ministry of Justice should immediately stop publishing statements aimed at damaging the reputation of a young Saudi rape victim who spoke out publicly about her ordeal and her efforts to find justice, Human Rights Watch said today

The Ministry of Justice’s response to criticism of its unjust verdict has been appalling.

Farida Deif, researcher in the women’s rights division of Human Rights Watch

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In response to international outcry over the case, the Ministry of Justice published two statements on its website on November 20 and 24, 2007, alleging that the rape victim confessed to engaging in illicit acts and was undressed in a car prior to the rape. The second statement said that “the main reason the crime took place was because the woman and her companion, who exposed her to this heinous crime, did not follow the law [of prohibited privacy].” The ministry voiced regret that the media provided an “unjustified defense” of the woman. A representative of the ministry also appeared on television blaming her for the attack and strongly hinting that she had engaged in adultery.

“The Ministry of Justice’s response to criticism of its unjust verdict has been appalling,” said Farida Deif, researcher in the women’s rights division of Human Rights Watch. “First, they attempted to silence this young woman, and now they’re trying to demonize her in the eyes of the Saudi public.”

On November 14, the General Court of Qatif sentenced the young woman to six months in prison and doubled her lashes as punishment for “illegal mingling” because she met an unrelated man in his car before a gang of seven men attacked and raped them. An official at the court said that her sentence was increased because of “her attempt to aggravate and influence the judiciary through the media.” Judge Sa’d al-Muhanna also banned the woman’s lawyer, Abdul Rahman al-Lahim, from the courtroom and from any future representations of her, for allegedly raising his voice in court. Among the points in the ministry’s charge sheet delivered to al-Lahim on November 19 is that he presented a complaint about the case to the governmental Human Rights Commission.

On November 27, Okaz newspaper published an interview with Judge Dr. Ibrahim bin Salih al-Khudairi of the Riyadh Appeals Court, in which he said that he would have sentenced her to death. The Riyadh Appeals Court, and possibly Judge al-Khudairi, is the court that will consider an appeal that the Saudi woman said she intends to file. Human Rights Watch said that, in light of his statement to the newspaper, Judge al-Khudairi must not be allowed to preside over any deliberations in the case. Such extrajudicial pronouncements by members of the judiciary undermine both their impartiality and the ability of the victim to have a fair hearing.

On November 24, a participant in a Saudi internet site (www.alsaha.com) published what appear to be parts of the initial verdict rendered in October 2006 in language strongly resembling the brief statement of the Ministry of Justice of November 24, 2007. The woman and her lawyer never received the initial verdict or the November 14 verdict, despite repeated attempts to obtain it. The internet participant wrote that one of the judges in the Qatif General Court is his source. Lawyer al-Lahim has said that the Ministry of Justice statement and, apparently, the verdict, relied on statements provided by the rapists in order to diminish their crime.

Human Rights Watch has repeatedly called on King Abdullah to immediately void the verdict and drop all charges against the rape victim and to order the court to end its harassment of her lawyer.

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Saudi Arabia bristles over rape case criticism


Associated Press , THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 1, 2007


Saudi Arabia is bristling under international criticism over the sentencing of a woman rape victim to prison and 200 lashes, insisting the West should butt out of its legal system. But the case has raised voices for change in the kingdom's Islamic courts.

The punishing of the "Girl of Qatif" - as the rape victim is known, after her hometown in eastern Saudi Arabia - has seemed mind-boggling to Westerners, much like the past week's trial of a British teacher in Sudan, who was convicted of insulting Islam after her students named a teddy bear Muhammad.

But in both countries, the cases are enmeshed in politics as well as religion. In Saudi Arabia, courts are all Islamic, run by clerics following the kingdom's strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam - but with no written law code. The Saudi royal family draws legitimacy from its conservative credentials, and criticism of the courts has long been rare.

"It's left to the judge to decide the punishment he sees, which leads to contradictions," Saudi columnist Saleh Ibrahim al-Tariki wrote in an article published Saturday on the Web site of the Al-Arabiya TV network - a Saudi-owned station.

In the case of the Girl of Qatif, the woman - a member of the kingdom's Shiite minority - was attacked in 2006 when she met a high school friend in his car to retrieve a picture of herself from him, since she had recently married. Two men got into the vehicle and drove them to a secluded area where five others waited, and then the woman - 19 at the time - and her companion were both raped, she has said.

In October last year, she was sentenced to prison and 90 lashes for being alone with a man not related to her - a violation of the kingdom's strict segregation of the sexes. The seven rapists were also convicted.

When her lawyer, Abdul-Rahman al-Lahem, appealed the sentence and made public comments about it, he was removed from the case, his license suspended, and the court increased the woman's penalty to six months in prison and 200 lashes.

The sentences for the seven men were increased to between two to nine years in prison, up from the initial sentence of 10 months to five years.

In a rare criticism of its Mideast ally, the White House last week called the Saudi court ruling "outrageous."

Saudi Foreign Minster Prince Saud al-Faisal, in the US for a Mideast peace conference, was visibly annoyed. "What is outraging about this case is that it is being used against the Saudi government and people," he told reporters Tuesday.

But he said the Saudi judiciary will review the case and it will go before the nation's highest court.

Saudi writer Sultan al-Qahtani said Saud's comment might be the "strongest message yet" from the kingdom's leadership that the judiciary must reform.

"The controversy over the Girl of Qatif sentence might lead to a strong push for the government, which is inclined toward reform, to confront the other elements that insist the kingdom maintain its extreme religiosity," he wrote this week on liberal Saudi Web Site Elaph.

Saudi King Abdullah issued a decree in October for ambitious reforms in the court system, including establishing a Supreme Court and commercial, personal status and labor tribunals in an attempt to make the often random system more regulated.

But al-Qahtani said the deeply conservative clerical hierarchy is resistant.

On the Qatif case, the judiciary has taken a tough line. Days before Saud's comments, the Justice Ministry vowed the woman would be flogged and rejected foreign interference.

It also defended the doubling of the sentence against her, insisting she was an "adultress."
The victim's husband denied that, stepping forward to defend his wife by calling in to a debate on the case on Lebanese television last week.

"I'm not lacking in manhood or an Arab man's honor that I would defend a cheating wife," if it were true, he said on the program, which did not give his name.

"I feel that in this catastrophe she exercised bad judgement by meeting this man, but how can you or anyone say she committed adultery?" he said and described the effect of the rape on the woman, including months where she didn't speak or eat and was physically ill.

His public defense reflected the rare openness that has been sparked by the controversy. Usually, families in the Arab world stay deeply silent about rape because of the shame connected to it.

So far, calls for reform within the kingdom have come from only a few voices - but even that is a change from the past, when court decisions went almost completely undiscussed.

In Saudi courts, rules of evidence are shaky, sometimes no lawyers are present, and the judges - appointed by the king on the recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Council - have complete discretion, including on sentencing, except in cases where Sharia outlines a punishment, such as capital crimes.

Al-Tariki pointed to the discrepancies that result. In recent cases, he wrote, three teenagers were beheaded for attacking a gas station and injuring a worker while a government employee who received thousands of riyals as a bribe was only sentenced eight months in prison.

A group of men received 12 years in prison for sexual harassment, compared to the shorter sentences for the Girl of Qatif rapists.

"Turning the criminal to a victim is the worst a judge can do," he said. "There are so many questions on the Saudis' minds and the Justice Ministry must answer them, so the average citizen won't lose his mind and think that justice and injustice are the same."

VOA News wrote:
Bush Disappointed in Saudi Arabia Over Rape Case Decision
By VOA News
04 December 2007

President Bush answers reporters' questions during press conference at White House, 04 Dec 2007
President Bush has expressed disappointment with Saudi Arabia for a court's decision to sentence a victim of a gang rape to 200 lashes and six months in prison.

Mr. Bush told reporters at the White House Tuesday, that he would have been very emotional if his own daughter had endured such treatment. He said he would also have been angry at those who committed the crime and at a state that did not support the victim.

Mr. Bush said he has not discussed the issue with Saudi King Abdullah. But he said the king knows the U.S. position on the case.

A Saudi court sentenced the 19-year-old Shi'ite woman last week for being in public with a man not related to her. The Saudi Justice Ministry says the woman and her companion were noticed by several men who kidnapped and raped both of them.

The court said it increased the woman's original sentence of 90 lashes because she had spoken to the media.

Saudi Arabia's Justice Ministry said Saturday the unidentified, married woman had confessed to having an extramarital affair last year.

Under Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law, women are not allowed in public in the company of men other than their male relatives.

The seven men convicted of raping the woman and her male companion have been given sentences ranging from two to nine years in prison.

The Saudi government has accused the international media of reporting false information about the case.


German women lawmakers write to Saudi king over rape victim
4 days ago

BERLIN (AFP) — Thirty-five German women lawmakers published an open letter to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Friday to protest at the sentencing of a Saudi gang rape victim to six months in jail and 200 lashes.

"We call on King Abdullah to intervene to ensure that the verdict is withdrawn," the cross-party group of lawmakers said in a statement.

German Research Minister Annette Schavan of the conservative Christian Democratic Union was among the signatories.

"The verdict has perfidiously turned the victim into a criminal," the lawmakers said.

The 19-year-old girl was attacked at knifepoint by seven men after she was found in a car with a male companion who was not a relative, in breach of strict Saudi law, and was initially sentenced last year to 90 lashes for being with the man.

Following her appeal, the court ordered her punishment should be increased to the current sentence, a decision which has attracted international condemnation from human rights groups and Western governments.


Saudi Rape Case Spurs Calls for Reform
JIDDA, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 30 — The case of a 20-year-old woman who was sentenced to be lashed after pressing charges against seven men who raped her and a male companion has provoked a rare and angry public debate in Saudi Arabia, leading to renewed calls for reform of the Saudi judicial system.

The woman, known here only as the Qatif girl because she comes from the Eastern town of that name, was initially sentenced to 90 lashes for being alone with a man to whom she was not married.

Her outspoken human rights lawyer appealed the sentence and brought down the wrath of the court, which doubled the woman’s sentence and stripped her lawyer of his license to practice.

The case is now being appealed to the kingdom’s highest court. Human rights activists said the treatment of the woman, the man who was raped with her and her lawyer calls into question Saudi justice and make a mockery of the courts’ claim to fairness.

“The system has to be transformed from top to bottom,” said Ali Alyami, the executive director of the Washington-based Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia. “Judges in Saudi Arabia have no more power than the princes want them to have.”

The Saudi legal system is based on a strict Wahabi interpretation of Islamic law. Like all institutions here, it is subject to the absolute authority of the monarchy.

Saudi officials have faced a firestorm of embarrassing international publicity. American presidential candidates denounced the sentence on the campaign trail. During the Annapolis peace conference this week, Prince Saud al-Faisal, the foreign minister, faced a barrage of questions about the case and promised that the judiciary would review it.

The rape took place a year and a half ago in Qatif, a small Shiite town in the Eastern Province, center of the Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. Judges there provoked outrage in many quarters in the kingdom — and vociferous criticism abroad — when they increased the sentence on appeal in mid-November.

In the weeks since then, government authorities have ordered the woman’s lawyer, Abdulrahman al-Lahem, a well-known human rights activist, to stop talking to the news media, and issued similar orders to the woman and her husband.

The Ministry of Justice and two prominent judges have harshly criticized the woman, suggesting that she was engaged in immoral behavior at the time of the attack.

The Justice Ministry published two statements on its Web site in recent days, saying that the woman had confessed to engaging in illicit acts and was undressed in a car before the rape.

Mr. Lahem, her lawyer, denied these accusations and said neither she or her male friend had confessed to any such acts. The lawyer is now suing the Ministry of Information and Culture for having distributed the Justice Ministry’s statements to the news media through the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

Human Rights Watch issued a statement this week insisting that the Justice Ministry “stop publishing statements aimed at damaging the reputation of a young Saudi rape victim who spoke out publicly about her ordeal and her efforts to find justice.” The ministry stopped short of accusing the rape victim of adultery, or zina in Arabic, which could carry the death penalty, for being alone with the man whom she met in his car on the night of the rape in 2006.

Mr. Lahem has complained that the judges seem to have based their conclusions about the events on the night of the rape on testimony of the seven rapists, who have been sentenced to five to seven years in jail. Under Islamic law, two people can be accused of adultery only if caught in the act by four male witnesses of good character.

Ibrahim bin Salih al-Khudairi, a judge on the Riyadh Appeals Court, said in an interview in the newspaper Okaz on Nov. 27 that if he had been a judge in the Qatif court, he would have sentenced the woman, her male companion and the seven rapists to death, and that they were lucky not to get the death penalty.

The woman met with an Associated Press reporter in November, before the court ordered her and her lawyer to stop talking to reporters. Describing the sentence as a “big shock,” she said that she had trouble sleeping and that her hands were trembling, The A.P. reported.

Farida Deif, a Human Rights Watch researcher, interviewed the woman in December 2006. Her report directly contradicts the version of the events put forward by Saudi justice officials.

In her interview with the human rights group, the woman said she had given a photo of herself to a male friend. Years later, when she was 19 and engaged to another man, she asked for the photo back. She agreed to meet him in his car in downtown Qatif. Another car blocked their path when they were 15 minutes from her house, she said.

“Two people got out of their car and stood on either side of our car,” she said. “The man on my side had a knife. I screamed.”

She and her companion were taken to a building in Awwamiyah, a working-class neighborhood of Qatif, where they were raped repeatedly by seven men over several hours, she said.

Mr. Lahem, the lawyer, had his license suspended for “disrespecting” the court after he supposedly raised his voice in court. He faces a disciplinary hearing in Riyadh on Dec. 5.

He said that he had not wanted to make waves about the case but that the doubling of the punishment had forced him to go public. He had hoped to keep things quiet, he said, and then apply for a royal pardon from King Abdullah, who has pardoned convicted human rights advocates in the past. That may still happen.

Neither Mr. Lahem nor the woman’s husband has been given a copy of the verdict despite repeated requests, which has delayed filing of the appeal.

Yet a copy of it was apparently leaked to Alsaha, a conservative Saudi Web site.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:33 pm    Post subject: Terrorist Freed In Germany Is Welcomed By Tehran Reply with quote

Islamist Occupiers Of Iran: Terrorist Freed In Germany Is Welcomed By Tehran
Berlin's Mykonos restaurant in 1992
There once was a well-known restaurant in central Berlin called Mykonos. Its Greek fare was said to be good, but it is now remembered for an altogether different reason: on the site of the former restaurant is a plaque -- to which Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad personally objected -- that lists three Iranian-Kurdish leaders who were "murdered [here in 1992] by the then-rulers of Iran. They died fighting for freedom and human rights."

The infamous "Mykonos Operation," which shone an unprecedented light on the Islamic republic's campaign to assassinate critics in the Iranian-exile community and sparked a diplomatic crisis between Europe and Iran, is back in the headlines. Some 15 years after Iranian agents killed three top members of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) and one of their supporters in a Berlin restaurant, Germany on December 10 released and deported two of the crime's masterminds.

One of them, Kazem Darabi, was greeted by senior Foreign Ministry officials upon his return home. Leading the welcome at Tehran's airport was Ali Baqeri, the acting head of the Foreign Ministry's Europe section, in what some say amounted to an Iranian admission of complicity in a crime for which the regime has long denied responsibility.

While Baqeri himself denied any such conclusion, Shohreh Badei, a lawyer for the families of the Mykonos victims, begged to differ.

Speaking to RFE/RL's Radio Farda, she criticized Germany for releasing Darabi and his Lebanese accomplice, Abbas Rhayel, in what German media are now speculating might be part of a planned prisoner swap between Israel and Lebanon's Hizballah militia, which is backed by Iran. Rhayel, reportedly a Hizballah agent, was one of the convicted Mykonos gunmen and was deported this week to Lebanon.

"It was just a deal for the sake of political and economic gains," Badei says. "Two terrorists, who have been so very loyal to the Iranian regime and their policies, have been released so easily, 10 years ahead of time. It has angered all Iranians."

Mehdi Ebrahimzadeh was sitting at the same table in the Mykonos restaurant with the four men who were killed that day in September 1992. He realizes he is lucky to be alive.

"I saw a very tall person -- taller than average -- about 180-185 centimeters, whose face was covered up to his eyes," he says. "Only his forehead was visible. He shouted some insulting words, probably to get our attention. Then I noticed some rays of light coming out of a handkerchief or cloth. Later I realized that the rays actually were bullets coming from his gun, which was wrapped in a sack."

Ebrahimzadeh said he also disagrees with the decision by the German government to release the two men. "Personally...I don't support vengeance," he says. But "justice should be done, and justice should be restored in a democratic way."

Iran's Assassination Program Exposed

After a trial that lasted 3 and 1/2 years, a German court in 1997 concluded the Iranian government was "directly involved" in the killings. Chief Federal Prosecutor Kay Nehm issued an arrest warrant for Iran's intelligence minister at the time, Ali Fallahian, and said Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and then-President Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani had knowledge of the crime. Other warrants were issued for two Tehran-based agents of the same ministry.

In reaction to the case, EU governments withdrew their ambassadors from Tehran and dropped their "constructive engagement" policy with the Islamic regime.

Darabi was identified as an agent of the ministry based in Germany. He recruited four Lebanese nationals, including Rhayel, to assist in the operation, whose primary target was PDKI leader Sadegh Sharafkandi, who had taken over the Iranian-Kurdish party after the killing in Austria of the previous PDKI head, Abdol-Rahman Ghassemlou.

According to court papers, the killers' final preparations took place in the Berlin home of Darabi, who had "organized these killings for the Iranian secret intelligence. He was aware of the aim and had intentionally taken part in the murder of those four people."

This plague commemorating the victims now stands at the site (AFP)To be sure, Iranian officials have been implicated in several other overseas terrorist acts, including the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center that killed 85 people; the 1990 assassination of Kazem Rajavi, a professor, in Switzerland; and Ghassemlou's killing in Vienna. But the Mykonos case is widely seen as being the most significant, according to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, an organization based in the United States.

That's because the trial brought out operational details about Iran's program to silence its exiled critics through a brutal program of overseas assassinations. The trial also included unprecedented testimony from a former high-ranking Iranian intelligence officer with direct experience in such operations. And the public release by German authorities of important intelligence exposed Iran's program of assassinations in Western Europe.

For Darabi, though, all of that means little now.

In comments carried by the state-run IRNA news agency, Darabi said the decision to free him "proves I am innocent." He denied any links to Iranian intelligence or any other organization: "I was only a member of the association of Muslim students in Europe. It was for this reason that I was arrested."

He added that he intends to write a book in German. "I have spoken with a number of German authors who are going to come to Iran in the next months, and I will write about this scandal from the beginning to the end," he said. "And with evidence, facts, and logic, I will prove to everyone that I was arrested without any evidence and that I am innocent."

Nearly 10 years ago, a German court reached a different verdict. It's still there for diners to see at the former site of the Mykonos restaurant in Berlin's Wilmersdorf's district: "They died fighting for freedom and human rights."

(RFE/RL's Radio Farda contributed to this report.)

This plague commemorating the victims now stands at the site (AFP)
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December 22, 2007

Forgotten Human Rights in Iran
By Mohammad Parvin

The recent National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) claiming the Islamic Regime in Iran (IRI) had suspended aspects of its nuclear weapons program, acknowledged as fact that the IRI had commissioned a secret, military-run atomic weapon program. The IRI and it's lobby have as yet not acknowledged this, even after hailing the publication of the NIE report.

Should the supposed halt of a secret program change our views about a regime that has been lying to the entire world for so many years? Regardless of the reason behind all the controversy about the NIE, one thing is quite clear: The IRI's western supporters, including many politicians, global financial institutions and media, as well as Iranian lobby groups, are using the NIE to further push for unconditional acceptance of a regime that stands tall among the abusers of human rights in the world. If the IRI's atomic weapons program has been pursued secretly, its human rights violations have been practiced openly on a daily basis. And yet, the world community has been dead silent about it.

While the IRI continues to crack down on civil, social, and economic liberties on a daily basis, the world community continues to be indifferent. One struggles to find a single statement issued by the western states, one article written by so-called "progressives", or one slogan raised in anti-war campaigns that would somehow link the human rights of the Iranian people to "grand bargain" that they are advocating to be offered to the IRI. If they succeed in bringing the IRI into the world community, the freedom loving Iranians who have made so many sacrifices for their cause will face the Islamic Regime backed by the entire world.

The western states, the U.S. in particular, have ignored the human rights factor mainly due to the misconception that Iran is not ripe for a regime change. A widespread misinformation campaign that has been orchestrated by the IRI's agents and lobby groups has played a major role in creation of such misconceptions. As an example, in a recent article in the Nation magazine, Trita Parsi, the president of National Iranian Council (NIAC), flatly rejects the idea of a regime change by the Iranians without offering any logical argument or statistics. He states that:

"... the current choice Iranians face is not between Islamic tyranny and democratic freedom. It is between chaos and stability. The increased tension with the United States over the past year has only strengthened the government's hold on power by limiting the space for pro-democracy activists. Whatever we think of the clergy in Tehran , we cannot afford wishful thinking about their imminent departure."

He then mischaracterizes another issue vital to IRI's survival and refers to sanctions as a "proven failure" without providing any proof:

"... And so far, beyond isolated instances, the Administration has not given broad negotiations a fair chance, nor has the United States pursued a policy of inclusion and regional integration. (A policy of sanctions and confrontation, on the other hand, is a proven failure.)"

And concludes by suggesting that Washington should give IRI all it wants:

"... only Washington can offer Tehran what it really seeks: de-containment and reintegration in the Middle East . Iran wants a seat at the table and a say as a legitimate player in all regional decision-making. Iran can make it costly for the United States not to recognize it as a regional power, but it cannot gain its seat at the table without American agreement. This is an extremely valuable carrot Washington can offer Tehran in return for momentous changes in Iranian behavior. In fact, unbeknownst to decision-makers in Washington , America holds an ace up its sleeve. But this ace can be used only in the context of real negotiations. "

What Trita Parsi suggests in this article is typical of what his organization (NIAC) and many other similar organizations have been saying for years. It can be summarized as:

The Islamic Regime is untouchable
Human Rights are not an option in Iran . The only option is stability.
This stability cannot be achieved by sanction but by offering Tehran what it really seeks: A seat at all regional negotiation table; recognizing it as a regional power; de-containment.
They are wrong on all counts due to the fact that:

The Islamic Regime is badly shaken and vulnerable.
Stability in Iran is impossible without the consideration of Human Rights.
A smart sanctions approach can create permanent stability.
During the past 28 years, the IRI has ruled by force and silenced opposition with daily jailings, torture, and executions. The regime's awareness of its vulnerability is the reason for its fear of the Iranian people. Political activists are not the only ones under attack. Security officials boast that their campaigns against inappropriate attire for women (bad hejab), youths entertaining Western-style haircuts, fans of rock music, shopkeepers selling indecent garments, and unmarried couples walking on the streets, has resulted in more than 500,000 arrests since April 2007. Despite what is being portrayed by the regime's agents and lobby groups, and what is promoted by most of the western media, the majority of Iranians oppose this regime in its entirety and desire a secular democracy.

Of course, there are many Iranians who disapprove of the IRI but are not very active. These Iranians are witnessing in frustration the idea that the IRI, regardless of its long history of terrorism and human rights violations, may soon be accepted by the world community. They have the desire and capability to fight and conquer IRI but are incapable of fighting the entire world that feeds and reconstructs the power source of their enemy. They know that if there are interwoven interests between the West and the IRI, it may be extremely difficult to enforce change. The Iranians feel a sense of abandonment which explains why they are nervously waiting and watching.

Lobby groups and spokesmen such as Trita Parsi have been trying to undermine the will of the Iranians and promote the IRI as untouchable. However, they withhold the fact that if foreign obstacles are removed and the IRI is not recognized or legitimized by the western states, then the Iranian people would be able to gain their basic freedoms and make the world safer through non-violence related tactics and civil disobedience. In short, A smart sanctions approach imposed by the free world is the only help they need [3].

Mohammad Parvin, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor at the California State University , an Aerospace Specialist, and Founding Director of the Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran (MEHR)

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ترجمه فارسی Persian Translation


حقوق بشر فراموش شده در ایران و نقش لابی گران رژیم اسلامی

محمد پروین

۲۶ دسامبر ۲۰۰۷


گزارشی که تحت عنوان "براَورد امنیت ملی" (ان-اَی-ای) در مورد فعالیتهای هسته ای رژیم اسلامی منتشر شد، بر این واقعیت صحه گذاشت که رژیم اسلامی برنامه مخفیانه ای برای تولید سلاحهای اتمی داشته است. رژیم اسلامی و لابی گرانش همواره این مسئله را انکار کرده اند و بعد از انتشار این گزارش نیز هنوز رژیم این مطلب را تائیید نکرده است. بر اساس این گزارش، رژیم اسلامی بعلت فشار بین المللی این برنامه را در سال ۲۰۰۳ متوقف کرده است منتها در مورد اینکه در سالهای بعد از ۲۰۰۳ این برنامه از سر گرفته شده یا نه سکوت کرده و براَوردی ارائه نمی دهد.

اَیا توقف موقت فعالیتهای هسته ای رژیم اسلامی باید نظر ما را در مورد رژیمی که سالها به همه دنیا دروغ گفته است تغییر دهد؟ صرفنظر از چرائی جنجالهائی که بر سر این گزارش ایجاد شده، یک نکته کاملا روشن است: حامیان غربی رژیم اسلامی منجمله بسیاری از سیاست مداران، موسسات مالی بین المللی و رسانه ها، همراه با گروه های لابی گر ایرانی تلاش میکنند که با استفاده از این گزارش بیش از همیشه پذیرش بدون قید و شرط رژیمی را که از بزرگترین نقض کنندگان حقوق بشر است ارتقا دهند. اگر برنامه اتمی رژیم بطور مخفیانه پیش رفته است، نقض حقوق بشر توسط این رژیم هر روزه و بطور اَشکار انجام شده است.

در حالیکه رژیم اسلامی هر روزه به سرکوب اَزادیهای فردی، اجتماعی و اقتصادی مشغول است، جامعه جهانی به بی تفاوتی و سکوت خود ادامه میدهد. نمیتوان حتی یک جمله از جانب دولتهای غربی، یک نوشته از طرف به اصطلاح افراد و گروههای "مترقی" و یا یک شعار در تظاهرات ضد جنگ یافت که بنحوی "معامله بزرگی" را که اَنها برای پیشنهاد به رژیم اسلامی ارتقا میدهند به رعایت حقوق بشر ایرانیان مشروط کند. اگر اَنها در تلاش خود برای پذیرش رژیم اسلامی از جانب جامعه جهانی موفق شوند، فعالان ایرانی که فداکاریهای بسیار در راه دموکراسی و اَزادی کرده اند با جبهه بسیارقویتری متشکل از رژیم اسلامی و همه دنیا مواجه خواهند شد.

دولتهای غربی و بویژه امریکا، موضوع حقوق بشر را بر اساس این درک نادرست که ایران برای تغییر رژیم اَمادگی ندارد نادیده گرفته اند. تلاش سازمان یافته عوامل رژیم و گروههای لابی گر در پخش اخبار نادرست، نقش زیادی در ایجاد چنین درکی داشته است. مجموعه ای از کارهای تحقیقی در مورد لابی گران صحت این ادعا را ثابت میکند [۱]. بعنوان مثال، تریتا پارسی، پرزیدنت سازمان نیاک در مقاله ای که اخیرا نوشته است [۲]، ایده تغییر رژیم توسط مردم ایران را بدون ارائه هیچ بحث منطقی و یا اَماری، شدیدا رد کرده است. او مینویسد:

" ... انتخاب فعلی ایرانیان بین رژیم اسلامی و اَزادی دموکراتیک نیست. این انتخاب بین هرج و مرج و ثبات است. ازدیاد فزاینده تنش با امریکا در طی سالهای گذشته فقط باعث این شده است که دولت با محدود کردن فضا برای فعالان مدافع دموکراسی، قدرت خود را حفظ کند. صرفنظر از اینکه نظر ما در مورد رژیم اسلامی چه باشد، نمی توانیم با خوش خیالی به رفتن اَنی اَنها فکر کنیم."

او سپس با قلب ماهیت تحریم که ادامه حیات رژیم به اَن وابسته است، بدون ارائه هیچ دلیلی از اَن بعنوان یک "شکست اَزمون شده" نام میبرد. تریتا پارسی مینویسد:

"... تا بدینجا، صرفنظر از نمونه های محدود، دولت امریکا نه شانسی منصفانه به مذاکرات داده است و نه اینکه سیاستی دال بر قبول و اَمیخته شدن (رژیم اسلامی) در منطقه داشته است. از طرف دیگر، سیاست تحریم و منازعه یک شکست اَزمون شده بوده است."

او سپس نتیجه میگیرد که واشنگتن باید هر اَنچه را که رژیم اسلامی میخواهد به او بدهد:

"... فقط واشنگتن میتواند به تهران هر اَنچه را که اَنها بدنبالش هستند بدهد. ایران میخواهد در تمام تصمیم گیریهائی که در مورد ناحیه میشود شرکت داشته باشد. اگر امریکا رژیم را به عنوان یک قدرت در ناحیه نشناسد، ایران میتواند هزینه های بسیاری برای امریکا ایجاد کند ولی نمیتواند بدون موافقت امریکا جائی بر سر میز مذاکرات داشته باشد. این همان هویج با ارزشی هست که امریکا میتواند در عوض تغییر رفتار رژیم ایران به اَن بدهد. در واقع، این برگ برنده ای است که در اَستین امریکاست و تصمیم گیران واشنگتن بر اَن واقف نیستند."

اَنچه تریتا پارسی در این نوشته پیشنهاد میکند چیزی است که تشکیلات دیگر لابی گر هم میگویند و میتوان اَنرا چنین خلاصه کرد:

۱- با رژیم اسلامی نمیتوان مقابله کرد

۲- حقوق بشر در ایران حق انتخاب نیست. حق انتخاب، ثبات رژیم است.

۳- این ثبات را نه با تحریم بلکه با دادن هر اَنچه که رژیم ایران واقعا بدنبال اَنست میتوان ایجاد کرد که عبارتند از: حضور در همه تصمیم گیریهای مربوط به منطقه؛ برسمیت شناختن اَن بعنوان قدرت منطقه و عدم کنترل برنامه های اتمی.

به باور من، با توجه به واقعیت های زیر، نظر این لابی گران در تمامی این موارد نادرست است:

- رژیم اسلامی لرزان و ضربه پذیر است

- تا نقض حقوق بشر در ایران ادامه دارد، ثبات امکان پذیر نیست.

- تحریم هوشمندانه میتواند به ایجاد ثباتی دائمی کمک کند.

در طول ۲۸ سال گذشته، رژیم اسلامی سعی کرده است با زندان، شکنجه و اعدام و خفه کردن صدای مخالفان قدرت خود را حفظ کند. سرکوب رژیم نشانگر وحشتش از مردم ایران و اَگاهی از ضربه پذیریش میباشد. این تنها فعالان سیاسی نیستند که مورد حمله هستند. ماموران امنیتی به خود میبالند که مبارزه اَنها بر علیه زنانی که پوشش اسلامی را رعایت نمیکنند، جوانانی که اَرایش موهایشان غربی است، مغازه دارانی که لباسهای نامناسی میفروشند و جفت های دختر و پسری که در خیابان راه میروند از ماه اَوریل تا سپتامبرامسال منجر به دستگیری بیش از ۵۰۰ هزار نفر شده است. علیرغم اَنچه عوامل رژیم و لابی گرانش تبلیغ میکنند واغلب رسانه های غربی نیز ارتقا داده اند، اکثریت ایرانیان با کلیت این رژیم مخالفند و یک سیستم دموکراتیک سکولار را طلب میکنند.

البته، بسیاری از ایرانیانی که مخالف رژیم اسلامی هستند چندان فعال نیستند. اَنها شاهد این هستند که رژیم اسلامی صرفنظراز پیشینه درازمدتش درنقض حقوق بشر و کارهای تروریستی، ممکن است بزودی مورد پذیرش رسمی جامعه جهانی قرار بگیرد. مردم ایران خواست و توانائی جنگیدن و مغلوب کردن رژیم اسلامی را دارند ولی قادر به جنگ بر علیه همه دنیائی که دشمن اَنها را تغذیه میکنند و نیروهای سرکوبش را بازسازی مینمایند نیستند. اَنها میدانند که با دراَمیخته شدن کامل منافع غرب و رژیم اسلامی ایجاد تغییرات بسیار مشکل خواهد شد. مردم ایران احساس میکنند که طرد شده اند و به این دلیل است که با نگرانی منتظر روشن شدن این روابط هستند.

لابی گرانی چون تریتا پارسی در تلاش این بوده اند و هستند که مسائل مردم ایران را که خود از عوامل مهم ایجادش هستند، دست اَویزارتقای این ایده کنند که رژیم اسلامی غیر قابل لمس است. اَنها این واقعیت را پنهان میکنند که اگر موانع خارجی بر سر راه اَزادی خواهان ایران برداشته شود به این معنی که رژیم اسلامی مورد پذیرش دولتهای غربی قرار نگرفته و به اَن مشروعیت ندهند، مردم ایران قادر خواهند بود که اَزادیهای اساسی خود را از طریق مبارزات بدور از خشونت و نافرمانی مدنی بدست اَورند و دنیا را از خطر رژیم اسلامی محفوظ دارند. تنها کمکی که اَنها نیاز دارند اعمال تحریمی هوشمندانه از طرف جامعه جهانی علیه رژیم اسلامی است.


۱- مجموعه ای از گزارشات تحقیقی در مورد گروه های لابی گر رژیم اسلامی

۲- چالش ایران، تریتا پارسی، نشریه نیشن، ۱۹ نوامبر ۲۰۰۷

۳- چالش ملاها، محمد پروین، امریکن دیلی، ۱۱ دسامبر ۲۰۰۷

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: Music to their ears ! Reply with quote

To THOSE world class policy makers whoes main goal in past decades/ century was to PREVENT "the OTHER" Nations from Progress & to Crush 'em -and their many Cultures/Civilizations- under the "BOOTS"
...by creating the many known forms of "ISMs and Associates", by taking the Great leaders of the world by the ear and throwing them into exile or somehow getting rid of them & giving the rival backward ISMic Groups all the support to take over the world (especially M-E)

I bet on most of the world's greatest civilizations crushed under THEIR boot,


[THIS: Outcry of Nations ... being crushed under the "boots" of many Isms!"

Time for the nations to wake up and smell the ROOTS of the BOOTS under which they're being crushed!
... the ROOTS of all ISMs & Associates. !

the first step toward Freedom is to FREE the WORLD of such ISMs,
& the first step against ISMs, is to EXPOSE the roots !

until then, we're all doomed to live under the "boots" half drunken, half drugged up, always moring the "good old days", always morning the assasination of our leaders & activists, while the world just keeps shrinking and shrinking, loosing all its weight/resources/livelihood under the boots...to ....

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: U.S. Court Awards $466 million to Iranian Victim Reply with quote


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U.S. Court Awards $466 million to Iranian Victim
Thursday, January 3, 2008 9:35 AM

By: Kenneth R. Timmerman

The family of a naturalized American citizen who was arrested, tortured, and executed in Iran, have won a $466 million judgment in U.S. federal court against the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the intelligence ministry, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Former Iranian air force officer Siavash Bayani was executed in August 1997, two years after returning to Iran to care for his terminally-ill mother.

He was repeatedly tortured during his detention in Tehran�s notorious Evin prison, according to testimony by family members presented during emotionally-charged court hearings in Washington, DC.

A government newspaper, Salam, alleged that Bayani was executed because he had worked for the Central Intelligence Agency.

But according to U.S. District Court judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., Bayani �was never employed by the Central Intelligence Agency or any other U.S. government agency and never received money from the U.S. government for information about the Islamic regime in Iran or for any other services.�

The judgment, handed down on December 28, comes on the heels of more than $6 billion in compensatory and punitive damages awarded victims of state-sponsored terrorist acts in U.S. courts, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service.

�This judgment sets several precedents,� said Zohreh Mizrahi, a Los Angeles attorney who represented the Bayani family in the lawsuit against Iran.

�This is the first case involving a U.S. citizen who was killed by the Iranian government on Iranian soil. It is also the first case against the Revolutionary Guards Corps since they have been designated as a terrorist entity by the U.S. government. �

Judge Kennedy awarded the Bayani family $400 million in punitive damages. �That is the highest amount ever awarded to a victim of Iranian-government terrorism,� Ms. Mizrahi said.

Judge Kennedy was visibly affected when Fatemeh Bayani recounted how she and her husband had returned to Iran in February 1995, believing that the government of �moderate� president Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani would uphold its pledge to allow exiles to return home.

Upon arrival at Mehrebad airport in Tehran, the authorities confiscated Siavash Bayani�s United States passport.

Five months later, he returned home from a job interview and told his wife it was no longer safe for her to stay in Tehran.

She left Iran on July 17, 1995. The next day, Siavash was arrested and taken to Evin prison, where he was held incommunicado for over a year.

In the months before he was killed, the prison authorities lured Bayani and his family into believing that they could buy his freedom.

Fatemeh and Bayani�s mother �collected the family�s life savings, withdrew the maximum amounts from their credit cards, and took out loans from friends and relatives,� Judge Kennedy wrote in his account of the case. �These efforts yielded $95,000,� which Fatemeh sent to Bayani�s mother in Tehran, �so that she could pay government officials.�

When she was allowed to visit her son in prison, she was stunned because he had lost nearly half his normal weight, and his body was covered in bruises.

Bayani was hung by the neck in prison only hours after his mother died and could no longer make payments to prison officials.

Until now, the Iranian government has refused to appear in court and has pretended not to notice the lawsuits.

When notice of the judgment was presented to the offices of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security in Tehran last week, an official wrote that he �could not accept� service, and signed his name.

�That sure sounds like getting served to me,� said Thomas Fortune Fay, a lawyer who successfully litigated on behalf of the family of Alisa Flatow, a 20-year old university student from New Jersey who was killed by an Iranian-backed suicide bomber in Gaza in 1995.

Since the Flatow case in 1996, fifteen other defendants have won judgments against the Islamic Republic of Iran and received partial payment out of Iranian government funds that had been frozen by the United States Treasury since 1979.

The largest pool of frozen assets was Iran�s Foreign Military Sales account, which was paid out in December 2000 to the victims following strongly bipartisan legislation.

On December 14, Congress passed new legislation as part of the Defense Authorization bill that would expand the right of victims of state-sponsored terrorism to sue those governments and their agents

�The tangible effect is to allow us to go after real estate,� said Fay. �Going after anything else is like trying to shoot a speedy pigeon with a BB gun, they�re moving things around so fast.�

President Bush indicated on December 28 that he intended to veto the bill because the terrorism-related sections �would imperil billions of dollars of Iraqi assets at a crucial juncture in that nation's reconstruction efforts and because it would undermine the foreign policy and commercial interests of the United States.�

Fay, who helped draft those provisions, pointed out that they only apply to countries on the terrorist list, �and Iraq was taken off the terrorist list in 2003.�

President Bush said he intended to work with Congress to find a solution to shelter the Development Fund of Iraq, the Central Bank of Iraq, and �commercial entities in the United States in which Iraq has an interest� from potential lawsuits dating from the Saddam era, indicating that he would allow the main elements of the law to stand.

So far, the Iranian government has not been forced to make good on the $6 billion price tag the terrorism-related lawsuits have brought, because it has moved its assets to countries that do not recognize the U.S. court judgments.

But lawyer Thomas Fortune Fay believes that the leadership of the Islamic Republic �is having second thoughts whether they should continue� the wide-open support for terrorist groups that has been their trademark.

�They are trying to bury anything that would identify them as the ones who did it,� he said.

Dr. Kenneth Katzman, an Iran analyst with the Congressional Research Service, believes that combined with United Nations economic sanctions, and U.S. efforts to restrict Iran�s access to international financial markets, the pressure is beginning to have an impact.

�Business owners are having to deal in cash, because they can�t get banks to issue letters of credit. The Oil ministry is finding it harder to find international partners for their development projects. So far, it�s all anecdotal evidence. But there is a lot of it,� Dr Katzman told Newsmax.
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More executions in Iran.........


A 27 year old mother of two, Raahele Zamaani, was hanged...where is the Human Rights? National Organization of Women (NOW)?? everyone is silent on the atrocities & carnage going on in Iran.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Detained Student Dies Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances Reply with quote

Detained Student Dies Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances

January 18, 2008
Radio Free Europe
Golnaz Esfandiari

It was still unclear why authorities detained Ebrahim Lotfollahi
(Courtesy Photo)

An Iranian student detained in the capital of Iran's Kurdistan Province has died in prison under circumstances described by his family and human rights activists as "suspicious," Radio Farda reported. On January 15, nine days after Ebrahim Lotfollahi was detained in front of Payame Nur University in the provincial capital, Sanandaj, officials told his family that he had committed suicide while in prison and died of "suffocation."

It is unclear why Lotfollahi was detained in the first place.

Witnesses say he had just finished taking an exam when security officials took him away. Officials were reported as saying they wanted to give him some "explanations," but no more details were offered.

His family says the aspiring lawyer had no reason to take his own life. Ebrahim, they say, was full of "hope in life" -- an avid reader who served part-time as a social worker.

His brother, Ismail, told Radio Farda that Ebrahim was "well" when he last saw him, two days after his arrest. "He said he would be released," Ismail said. "He said he needed a few razors and some other things."

Officials said Lotfollahi has already been buried at the city's Beheshte Mohammadi Cemetery.

But Ismail Lotfollahi says family members, who were not allowed to see the body, are calling for an autopsy. "Nobody has seen the body, [but] they said he's there," Ismail said. "A few days after they buried him there, they covered the grave with concrete."

"We don't know what to do. We haven't seen his body; we don't know whether he was suffocated," he said. "They had taken him there and done everything -- we were informed about nothing."

Saman Rasulpour, a Sanandaj-based journalist and member of the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan, said Lotfollahi's death and the conditions surrounding it are unprecedented in the region.

But he added that this case appears similar to that of another student: Zahra Bani Yaghoub, a 27-year-old who died in prison in the western city of Hamedan in October shortly she was detained by the morality police while out for a stroll with her boyfriend.

In Yaghoub's case, officials also said that she committed suicide, but her family accused the police of murdering her. They said her body was bruised and that there was blood in her ears.

Bani Yaghub's family and human rights advocates including Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi have also called for an autopsy in her case. But some observers say there is little chance officials will grant it.

Lotfollahi's family has insisted, however, that they will pursue the case and push for an autopsy. They say officials are responsible for the student's death in prison.

The news of Lotfollahi's death was made public only on January 17, but Rasulpour said it has already led to concern among rights advocates and civil society activists in the region.

Rasulpour told Radio Farda that his organization is supporting Lotfollahi's family in its pursuit of the truth. "We will first try to find a lawyer for this family, which is a very innocent and poor family, to pursue the case through legal channels," Rasulpour said. "This is a suspicious death for us human rights activists, and security forces were responsible for his life and they have to give answers."

The deaths in prison of Lotfollahi and Bani Yaghoub bear similarities to the 2003 unsolved death in prison of Iranian-Canadian photographer Zahra Kazemi. Kazemi had been arrested for taking pictures of families of political prisoners in front of Tehran's notorious Evin prison. A few days later, Kazemi died of a brain hemorrhage after being transferred to a hospital.

Officials first said she had died of a stroke before later saying her head had hit a hard object and led to her death. Reports suggested she had been beaten in prison and received head injuries during interrogations.

Some five years after her death, no one has been held responsible and her case was recently sent to an appeal court for further review, although her family has said it has little confidence that Iranian justice will punish those responsible.
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Must Watch Nazanin Afshin-Jam
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VOA interviewed Nazanin Afshin-Jam about child executions and other human rights violations in Iran.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: HORRIBLE...DISGUSTI NG...SHAMEFUL! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: HORRIBLE...DISGUSTI NG...SHAMEFUL! Reply with quote

David Horowitz wrote:
HORRIBLE...DISGUSTI NG...SHAMEFUL! Video Against Women Of World



Shahriar Fathi wrote:

This is what your Islam and Koran have done to us!


هم میهن ، ایرانیار ، ایرانی ، ای انسانها ، و ای مدعیان انسانیت ،

نمیدانم هیچ یک از شما هموطنان تاکنون این ویدیوکلیپ را دیده باشید یا نه ؟ اگر ناراحتی روحی و قلبی دارید نگاه نکنید .

این همان اسلام ناب محمدی است ! این همان عدل علی است ! این همان قرآنی است که در مدرسه به ما میگفتند کتاب آسمانی است ! این همان دین اسلام است که میگفتند با پیدایش اسلام ناب محمدی حق و حقوق موجودی بنام زن کاملا رعایت شده است ! این همان اسلام ناب محمدی است که در 1400 سال گذشته مهرو عشق و دوستی و به ادعای بعضی از آخوندها و طرفدارانشان تمدن را به سرزمین ایران آورد !!! و خلاصه این همان دینی است که ایران را ویران ، و دنیارا به آتش خشم و کینه کشانده است ، و پیروانش تنها مریدان ترور و کشتار هستند و بس

مورد توجه بعضی از هموطنانی که هرگاه در مورد این همه خوبی و مهرورزی اسلام ناب محمدی ، بنا به مدارک موجود و مورد پرستش مسلمانان واقعی ، که آنرا کتاب آسمانی و نامش " قرآن " است ، سوالی و یا اظهار نظری بکنید میگویند شما دین ستیزید ! و بعضی از همین اشخاص خودرا پایبند دین مبین اسلام میدانند، و به ادعای خود برای حق و حقوق بشر مبارزه میکنند !!! جای بسی شوربختی و تاثر برای این مدعیان که از حقیقت گریزان و با خرد بیگانه و دروغ را درایت میدانند ، طبق قوانین اسلام ناب محمدی ارزش زن "با پوزش از تمام بانوان " مطابق است با بیضه چپ مرد ، در صورتیکه به واقعیت با اسنادو مدارک و دیدن این فیلم میبینید که این هم دروغی بیش نیست ، و موجود زن در اسلام از هر آنچه فکر کنید کمتر است ، اگر میگوئید نه ؟ این ویدیو را تماشا کنید .

از شما عزیزان تقاضامندم این ویدیو کلیپ را بدون شرمندگی برای هر انسانی که میشناسید ، تفاوتی ندارد چه نژاد و ملیتی دارا باشند ، بفرستید تا بدانند در ایران و در کشورهائی مانند ایران با زنان و مادران بیگناه چه میکنند .

پاینده ایران ،

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Occasion of 29 Years of the Mullahs’ Rain of Terror

Human Rights Violation in Iran
and the Role of the Lobby Groups
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Iranian sisters face stoning for adultery

TEHRAN (AFP) — Two Iranian sisters convicted of adultery face being stoned to death after the supreme court upheld the death sentences against them, the Etemad newspaper Monday quoted their lawyer as saying.

The two were found guilty of adultery -- a capital crime in Islamic Iran -- after the husband of one sister presented video evidence showing them in the company of other men while he was away.

"Branch 23 of the supreme court has confirmed the stoning sentence," said their lawyer, Jabbar Solati.

The penal court of Tehran province had already sentenced the sisters identified only as Zohreh, 27, and Azar (no age given) to stoning, the daily said.

Solati explained that the two sisters had initially been tried for "illegal relations" and received 99 lashes. However in a second trial they were convicted of "adultery."

The pair admitted they were in the video presented by the husband but argued that there was no adultery as none of the footage showed them engaged in a sexual act with other men.

"There is no legal evidence whereby the judge could have the knowledge for issuing a stoning sentence," Solati said, adding that he had appealed to the state prosecutor.

"The two sisters have been tried twice for one crime," Solati protested.

Under Iran 's Islamic law adultery is theoretically punishable by stoning, although in late 2002 judiciary head Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi issued a writ suspending such executions.

However in July 2007, Jafar Kiani was stoned to death for adultery in a village in the northwestern province of Qazvin in a rare execution by stoning that provoked a wave of international outrage.

Capital offences in Iran include murder, rape, armed robbery, serious drug trafficking and adultery. Iran currently makes more use of the death penalty -- almost always by hanging -- than any other country apart from China .

Zohreh's husband -- who accused his wife and her sister in January 2007 of having extra-marital affairs -- had planted a camera in his house in a bid to catch them in the act.

"She did not treat me well and her actions made me feel she did not want to live with me any more," said the husband, who was not named.

"To make sure I planted a camera in the house... When I watched the tape two days after, I found out that she and her sister brought over men after I left and had relationships with them," he said.

Zohreh said she had an edgy relationship with her husband because of the strict limits he imposed on her life.

"I was a teacher and loved my job but my husband did not let me work... he was always suspicious of me and thought our differences were because I had an affair," she was quoted as saying by the daily.

"I do not approve the confessions that I made in the investigation phase and I deny what I said," she said.

Etemad reported that the husband of the other sister, Azar, had not filed any complaint against her.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: URGENT: Shahrudi approved execution of Behnam Zare Reply with quote

URGENT: Shahrudi approved execution of Behnam Zare

As head of the Stop Child Executions campaign I urge you to read this article and take action to help save this young boy's life and the 86 other minors on death row in Iran . He may only have 72 hours left to live.

Nazanin Afshin-Jam

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Ayatollah Shahrudi , the head of Iran 's judiciary approved the execution of Behnam Zare. In a letter http://scenews.blog.com/2644171/ , Behnam's attorney Mohammad Mostafei informed Stop Child Executions that the execution order of Behnam Zare was sent by Ayatollah Shahrudi to Adelabad prison in central city of Shiraz Iran and the execution can be performed at anytime.

According to Iran 's law, 48 hours before the execution the attorneys and the families must be informed, however in many circumstances the law has been violated. Mohammad Mostafaei has not yet received such notice.

SCE first reported Behnam death sentence in August of 2007 http://scenews.blog.com/2024566/ and also reported it to Amnesty International. Soon after Amnesty issued an Urgent Action request http://scenews.blog.com/2056395/ . Nazanin Afshin-Jam also contacted the office of Ms. Louise Arbour, the High Commissioner for Human Rights at United Nations and her office "provided the the information to the human rights mechanisms in Geneva for their attention." . Also after learning about scheduled execution of Behnam Zare, the presidency of the European Union issued an statement http://scenews.blog.com/2077750/ , urging the Islamic regime in Iran to halt the execution. Additionally other European governments http://scenews.blog.com/Behnam+Zare/?page=1/ as well as the governments of Australia and Canada condemned the execution verdict.
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