Sunday, September 25, 2022

IRAN NEWS)))))) 


The death of Mahsa or Zhina Amini at the hands of the Iranian regime's Guidance Patrol has provoked an outpour of public outrage across Iran. On the third day of anti-regime protests, CT scans of Mahsa Amini’s brain and lungs were leaked out, that showed she suffered a skull fracture and brain hemorrhage from a direct strike to her head.

The CT scans also show that her lungs were filled with blood and liquids caused by the state of coma. The documents refute the regime’s claim that she had died of a heart attack during the moral police educational class. Her family dismissed the claim, saying that Mahsa was completely healthy.


Iranian cities continued to rise on Sunday, September 25, the 10th day of nationwide protests over the regime’s brutality and the murder of Mahsa Amini. Arrest and killing of the freedom loving Iranian continues as well. 

At least 146 cities have launched anti-regime protests in 30 of the 31 provinces of Iran. Young women and girls have a high fighting spirit. Their voices can be heard in all footage sent from the four corners of Iran. Their active participation can be seen in most. Unarmed young people clashed with security forces armed with shot guns in various parts of the capital, Tehran. In her message to the people of Iran, the National Council of Resistance of Iran President-elect Maryam Rajavi said: Iran’s high-spirited, freedom-loving women and girls are at the forefront, chanting “Death to Khamenei.” In step with men, they drive back the IRGC mercenaries, thus promising a democratically elected republic based on gender equality and national sovereignty. In the struggle to overthrow the religious dictatorship and establish democracy and popular sovereignty in Iran, the solidarity among different sectors– students, teachers, educators, farmers, and workers– is 1,000 times stronger than Khamenei’s repression and terror.

 The world Leaders, law makers, celebrities, activists,... have shown unprecedented support for the Iranian people. From Vouge magazine to Khabi lame to JK Rowling, Justin Trudeau, Joe Biden, Chile's president and athletes …. etc. Demonstrations by Iranians in different countries as well as Toronto and Montreal in Canada is noticeable. The Iranian Political and human rights activists are demanding US and Canada to designate IRGC, The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp as a Terrorist group now.


Sunday, September 18, 2022

 IRAN NEWS))))))


#Zhina_Amini (Mahsa) 22 years old who had travelled with her family from Sanandaj to Tehran, went into a coma after being batoned by the Guidance Patrol in Tehran the capital city of Iran. Doctors have given up hope on her. #Mahsa_Amini and her brother Kiarash (Ashkan) were attacked and beaten by the guidance patrol on September 14, as they entered the Haqqani metro station in Tehran. After beating Zhina, the Guidance patrol forces took her to downtown Tehran’s notorious Vozara detention center. Zhina suffered a concussion after a few hours in Vozara Detention Center due to severe beating and injuries. She was transferred to Tehran’s Kasra Hospital. According to Kurdish human rights sources, by midnight on Wednesday, September 14, the doctors declared the condition of Zhina Amini to be very serious, and her level of consciousness was 3. Kasra Hospital is entirely under the control of police forces and intelligence agents. Zhina Amini’s parents were with their daughter in the hospital. The intelligence service threatened Zhina's family that they were not allowed to interview foreign media; otherwise, they would face problems. Kiarash Amini,  Zhina’s brother, was severely beaten by the Guidance patrols when his sister was arrested. The intelligence service also threatened that he did not have the right to interview the media. https://tinyurl.com/4mzncs6w People of Sanandaj and Saqes in Iran Kurdistan have come to streets in the thousands in protest to Zhina-Mahsa's murder. The Iranian regime forces have opened fire on protesters and injured many. 

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The Evin prison authorities have prevented the transfer of Forough Taghipour to the hospital as she has refused to have her hands and feet tied up. They have left her suffering in this critical condition. Evin Prison authorities had once before held back the transfer of Forough Taghipour to a hospital on August 30th of this year. Ms. Taghipour had poor physical and GI conditions but disagreed with being handcuffed and shackled. The authorities wasted several hours during which they harassed her and finally prevented her hospital visit by returning her to the ward. https://tinyurl.com/mvssvd2k

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The Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj sentenced a Kurdish cultural activist, Kajal Nasri, to 5 years in prison. Kajal is charged with cooperation and membership in Kurdish Parties. Kajal Nasri, 27, lives in Tangsir village near Sanandaj, the capital of Iranian Kurdistan province, western Iran. She was violently arrested on December 12, 2021. No information was available on her, and she was denied family visits, legal advice, and access to a lawyer.  Kajal Nasri was released on bail of 100 million Tomans almost a month after her arrest. Kajal Nasri was temporarily released on January 10, 2022, with an electronic bracelet, only after her mother held a two-day strike outside the Intelligence Department of Sanandaj. She had been repeatedly summoned to the Intelligence Department of Sanandaj in the past years and undergone hours of interrogation. Zohreh Sarv was returned from the hospital to Evin Prison without completing her treatment. Zohreh was sent to Taleghani Hospital in Tehran on September 10, 2022, in dire health conditions. Political prisoner Zohreh Sarv had a nasal endoscopy done in the hospital. The hospital also took a sample test of her internal infection last week, but the result is not yet provided. The antibiotics have not cured her condition. https://tinyurl.com/3vc7pxw4

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The families of death row prisoners in Iran continued their protests against the death penalty and the execution of their loved ones for the seventh consecutive day on Thursday, September 15. With chants of “Don’t Execute,” the death row prisoners’ wives, elderly mothers, children, and relatives have been holding protest rallies in Karaj and Tehran. They demand the Iranian Judicial authorities stop executions. Twelve prisoners were executed on September 6. Another ten were executed the following day in Gohardasht (Karaj), Bandar Abbas, and Minab prisons. At least 16 death row prisoners were moved to solitary confinement on the same day to prepare for execution. Many death row prisoners, including 1,000 in the Central Prison of Karaj, face imminent execution. The Judiciary’s order to expedite the implementation of death sentences has made the families of death-row prisoners increasingly concerned. https://tinyurl.com/yc257x5m

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Amnesty International (AI) announced on September 13, that in recent months the Iranian authorities have erected 2-meter-high concrete walls around the Khavaran cemetery. The Khavaran cemetery is where, according to eyewitnesses, lay mass graves of several hundred political dissidents, mostly from the Mujahedin-e-khalgh organization, (PMOI/MEK) who were executed in secret in 1988. AI has told states engaged at the UN Human Rights Council to call on the Iranian authorities to stop concealing the mass graves of victims of the 1988 “prison massacres” and immediately open an international investigation into the extrajudicial execution and enforced disappearance of thousands of dissidents amounting to ongoing crimes against humanity. “The Iranian authorities cannot simply build a wall around a crime scene and think that all their crimes will be erased and forgotten. For 34 years, the authorities have systematically and deliberately concealed and destroyed key evidence that could be used to establish the truth about the scale of the extrajudicial executions carried out in 1988 and obtain justice and reparations for the victims and their families,” said Diana Eltahawy, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International. https://tinyurl.com/267s6fjv


Sunday, September 11, 2022

IRAN NEWS))))))


The Tehran Court of Appeals upheld a 5-year sentence for Azar Karvandi Musazadeh in Iran. Azar had been charged with “collusion and assembly against national security” through collaboration with the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Azar Karvandi Musazadeh, Roghieh Soltani Mirzaei, and Makhsous Bukharaei to 12 years in jail in January 2022. All three women were political prisoners in the 1980s and had already spent long years in prison. The Iranian regime executed four members of Mrs. Mirzaei’s family. Mrs. Karvandi’s husband was among the PMOI political prisoners massacred in 1988. https://tinyurl.com/nzdfn8xw

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The Penal Court of Mahabad, Iranian Kurdistan, sentenced political prisoner Soada Khadirzadeh to 12 years and 6 months on Tuesday, September 6. The charges brought against Soada Khadirzadeh is taking part in murder as the main accomplice and membership in a Kurdish party that opposes the Iranian regime. Ms. Khadirzadeh categorically denied killing a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Morad Pirotinia, one of the plaintiffs in the case, is the son of Khezr Pirotinia, who was an IRGC member. Morad has threatened to kill Ms. Khadirzadeh if she is released from prison. Khezr Pirotinia was murdered by an unknown person on October 5, 2021. The state-run Mizan News Agency, associated with the Iranian Judiciary, had announced a few days ago that Soada Khadirzadeh would be released. https://tinyurl.com/mr3zzvfx

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The Revolutionary Court of Urmia has sentenced to death Zahra Sedighi Hamedani also known as Sareh, 31, and Elham Choobdar, 24, for their sexual orientation. They are accused of “spreading corruption on earth” by promoting “homosexuality” and “Christianity.” A third woman is also involved in the same case. Soheila Ashrafi, 52, is detained in the women’s ward of Urmia Prison and awaiting her verdict. https://tinyurl.com/mr3zc35u



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- Raha Asgarizadeh, a journalist, photographer, and women’s rights activist, started her two-year sentence in Evin Prison on Saturday, September 3.

- Civil activist Fereshteh Hosseini, detained in the Central Prison of Urmia, was relocated to an unknown location on September 3.

- Marzieh Moradveisi, a Kurdish activist, was transferred to the Correctional Center of Sanandaj to serve two years in prison. 

- Arezou Amjadi, a civil activist from Sanandaj, was interrogated for hours on August 29, after reporting to the city’s Intelligence Department. She had been summoned by phone on August 27.

- Security agents in Alborz Province arrested a teacher activist, Sara Siahpour, on August 24, 2022. https://tinyurl.com/4yuczcfz


Sunday, September 04, 2022

 IRAN NEWS))))))


Political prisoner Forough Taghipour was not sent to the hospital on August 30, 2022, as she opposed being hand and foot cuffed during her transfer. Political prisoner Forough Taghipour was supposed to be sent to the hospital due to her poor physical and GI condition. But she disagreed with being handcuffed and shackled. For this reason, the Evin prison authorities wasted several hours during which they harassed her, finally preventing her from going to the hospital and returning her to the prison ward. Ms. Taghipour and her mother were arrested on February 24, 2020. She was detained in Ward 209 of Evin Prison and underwent interrogation under torture. https://tinyurl.com/vhx4sycf

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Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared is deprived of visitations for three months after protesting pressure on her daughters to wear the mandatory Hijab, or the Chador when visiting their mother on Aug. 24 in Semnan prison in Iran. Kordi, the Deputy Warden of Semnan Prison, disrespectfully rejected visitation for Maryam’s two daughters. He refused them the right to visit their mother, as they were not wearing a Chador. Kordi also intended to return political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared to her ward. Hosseinipour, Chief of the Visitation Hall, attacked Mrs. Akbari, grabbed her by the throat, and pressed to strangle her. As a result of the beating, Mrs. Akbari suffered bruises on the neck and arms. Finally, given Maryam’s strong resistance to being returned to her ward, Kordi allowed Maryam to visit with her two daughters. Mrs. Akbari Monfared also faces new charges against her after serving 13 years in prison. The Revolutionary Court of Semnan will examine this case on September 18, on behalf of Tehran. Maryam Akbari Monfared’s family and lawyer are still unaware of the case’s contents.

On August 30, Semnan Prison authorities informed her that she would be deprived of visitations for three months. Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared is already deprived of making ordinary phone calls to her family like other prisoners. Every call she makes must be in the presence of prison authorities and security agents. https://tinyurl.com/4ny72adw

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Political prisoner Samaneh Saeedi is detained, unable to walk and deprived of medical care in Evin Prison in Iran is in dreadful physical condition. Samaneh 39, has been sentenced to 5 years in prison since 2020. Unable to endure prison conditions, Samaneh has been held under a torturous situation. The Revolutionary Guards Corps Intelligence prevents Samaneh’s release and medical leave. She is a human rights activist from Mazandaran in north Iran. An informed source said she was severely tortured during interrogation in Ward A1 and has since lost her walking capability. This political prisoner now moves with the help of a walker or a wheelchair.

Leila Hosseinzadeh was arrested in Tehran on August 20. The Hosseinzadeh family is most concerned about their daughter’s health as she has an incurable illness. Because of her illness, which rendered her incapable of enduring prison conditions, she was released from prison in spring 2020. This is the second time this year the Intelligence Ministry agents violently arrest Leila regardless of her illness. Prison stress deteriorates Leila’s health. Her family are concerned as Leila has no access to her vital medicines either. A few days after her recent arrest in Tehran, Leila was transferred from Ward 209 of Evin Prison to the detention center of the Intelligence Department of Shiraz, known as No. 100. https://tinyurl.com/34hj4c4z

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Reza Bahmani, the nursing director at the vice treatment division in Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, announced the dismissal of 180 nurses from the university system in this province in northwest Iran. Bahmani announced that "all nurses must take on the mandatory nurses’ plan for 2 years." Subsequently, a voluntary 2-year extension plan and a 2-year special COVID-19 plan were proposed for the nurses. Therefore, some nurses tended to enroll and be engaged in this project for 4 years. (The state-run ISNA News Agency – August 27, 2022) Bahmani added, "Given that the Ministry of Health’s development system has been limited as it was in the pre-COVID-19 time, the voluntary plan will not be extended, and this is a national matter." https://tinyurl.com/ms4bcyz2