Sunday, April 21, 2019

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Amnesty International issued a statement urging the Iranian regime to stop harassing, arresting and imprisoning women’s rights defenders peaceful protest against Iran’s degrading and discriminatory forced veiling laws. Following decrees for the re-arrest of civil activists, Yasamin Ariani and her mother, Monireh Arab-Shahi, and another decree to sentence a compulsory veil protester, Vida Movahedi, to one year in jail, Amnesty International called for immediate and unconditional release of these jailed women’s rights activists. Vida Movahedi a young mother has been in jail since mid-fall of 2018.

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The Iranian regime’s parliament voted down a proposal to allocate a one-sixth quota of parliamentary seats to women by a vote of 110 to 79 on Tuesday, April 16.
Parvaneh Mafi, a female member of the regime’s parliament, said, “As far as the number of parliamentary seats allocated to women is concerned, Iran ranks 180 among 191 countries in the world. Only Nigeria, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Maldives, Kuwait, Haiti, Oman, Yemen and Guinea are rank lower.”
To justify his opposition to election quotas for women, Moussavi Laregani, a member of the regime’s parliament, deceptively stated, “In the eighth term of the parliament, we had 9 women MPs, and in the ninth term, we had eight… Why should we make an exception and say one-sixth? I believe we should not make any exceptions.” (The state-run ICANA news agency- April 17, 2019)
Another MP, Shahab Naderi, stated that setting a quota for women would be against Article 9 of Principle 3 of the Constitution against discrimination. He added, “Gender discrimination and setting quotas would be a great injustice to women.”

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Sadaf Khadem, the first female Iranian boxer who won an overseas fight, intends to stay in France, where she fought last weekend. Khadem and her trainer, Mahyar Monshipour, are in Poitiers and had been expected to return to Tehran after the win over Anne Chauvin. The 24-year-old, who works as a fitness trainer in Tehran, had defied Iranian reime’s rule that female athletes should dress in line with Islamic laws. Khadem was bare-headed and wore shorts for the bout in Royan.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

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The Iranian_Canadians yesterday Sat. April 13, during their weekly gathering stood in solidarity in front of the Parliament Hill and across from Prime Minister's office with the Iran flood victims and called for Canada to designate IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) as a terrorist entity. US designated IRGC as a terrorist entity on Monday April 8.





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Emergency officials in Iran said a minibus carrying elementary girl students crashed on Thursday, leaving 20 injured and 3 other passengers dead. According to Fasa emergency in south-central Iran, some of the injured were in critical conditions.
While the Iranian regime spends billions of dollars not only in the wars in Syria and Yemen, and on missile tests and terrorist activities, but to rebuild Syria, and other countries little budget is allocated to the country’s infrastructure and education.

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According to Women's committee of the NCRI(National Council of Resistance of Iran) on Thursday, April 11, Mrs. Monireh Arab-Shahi, mother of the civil activist and theater actress, Yasamin Ariani was arrested. She was transferred to the notorious Qarchak Prison on the next day. When referring to Vozara detention center in Tehran on Thursday April 11, to get news from her arrested daughter, Yasamin Ariani, Mrs. Monireh Arab-Shahi was arrested on location. It is said that regime’s SSF (state security forces), referring to their residents on Wednesday, April 10 had warrant to arrest them both mother and the daughter, but as Mrs. Arab-Shahi was not in, they only arrested Yasamin. The warrant was issued by Karaj’s prosecutor’s office. Yasamin Ariani was arrested along with 50 other protesters on July 2, 2019, in Tehran when protesting the dire economic situation and the corruption. The arrest was carried out by security forces and they were transferred to Great Tehran and Qarchak’s prisons.

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Former political prisoner, Fatemeh (Hoorieh) Ziaee Azad, 56, was transferred to Women’s Ward of Evin Prison on Tuesday, April 9 to serve her one and a half year sentence. Fatemeh, who formerly served five years of imprisonment between 1981 and 1986, was charged with supporting the PMOI/MEK, People’s Mojahedin of Iran. She was also jailed on January 21, 2009 and released early winter of 2010 for “going to MEK base in Iraq” to visit her two daughters.
She was once again arrested on June 8, 2013 but was released from Evin Prison on October 17, 2013 due to her age, her suffering from MS and dire physical condition.
Fatemeh Ziaee Azad was arrested again in early autumn of 2014 along with her husband Mahmood Azimi. Mr. Azimi was freed in late autumn 2014, and Fatemeh in mid-winter of 2015 on 100 million toman bail, each.
Following the event, Fatemeh was sentenced to 1.5-year imprisonment. The verdict was endorsed by the revision court and she is now serving her time.
In another event, Ms. Rahemipour is to pay 80 million rials to buy her prison term. She was sentenced by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on charges of “propagating against the establishment” for corresponding to UN about the fate of her brother and her niece. She is sentenced to one year in prison. The decree was issued by the revision court on April 9.
As the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances started to look into her complaint and inquired the Iranian regime about her brother and niece, the regime began pressuring her.
Ms. Rahemipour’s brother, Hossein Rahemipour, a dentist, was arrested along with his pregnant wife in 1983. In spring of 1984 the Rahemipour family was informed that the child, Golroo, was born in Evin Prison but had later died. In late summer of the same year, Hossein was executed. His death was announced to his family by phone.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

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Increasing storms across vast areas of Iran are signaling more floods and further devastation for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country. According to People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran website, Mojahedin.org, electricity in various areas of Ahvaz, the capital of the oil-rich Khuzestan Province in southwest Iran, is down. This includes even downtown areas of this major city. Reports indicate local authorities in this province have also issued orders for more water to be released from dams, placing even more cities, towns and villages in danger of being engulfed by raging waters. 161 villages of Khuzestan are reporting not having access to drinking water due to the recent flood. Many farmlands and local date trees have been severely damaged due to the rising waters. There are rumors that authorities may issue evacuation orders for the city of Karoon, with over 200,000 residents.
In Lorestan Province, west of Iran, around 200 roads leading to villages across this province have been blocked due to floods.
Iranian regime’s state-run media published articles describing the wrath of Poldokhtar residents against Lorestan's governor and a MP from the regime's Majlis (parliament). “Angry residents of the town of Poldokhtar facing catastrophic situation caused by the devastating flash floods and the lack of relief and government attention to their problems, and also due to government mismanagement in sending aid to the needy, reacted angrily when two officials from the governorate visited their town. The people protested fiercely and cursed those officials for not doing anything. They put the blame on these and other officials for their miseries."
In other news, flood-ravaged residents of Poldokhtar, angry of the regime’s inaction and destructive policies contributing to the vicious floods, attacked Ahmad Khadem, commander of the South-Moghaddam military base on Wednesday April 3.
Ahmad Khadem’s visit to this town happened after the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp) opened floodgates redirecting huge amounts of water towards the town washing out most everything on its path, and submerging most of the agriculture lands.  
It is worth mentioning that on Tuesday, Mohsen Rezaie, former commander of the Revolutionary Guards, IRGC, in a mock attempt travelled to Poldokhtar to pose for TV cameras and reporters pretending the regime is concern of the fate of the people. But he was confronted by angry people, especially the youth shouting “Let them get lost,” and “Get out of here!” Being surrounded by his guards and security, he was forced to flee.
People who have lost their entire livelihood to the flashfloods get angry and furious when they see an official coming there just to pose for selfies.


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The United States government will officially be designating the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in Iran as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) this coming Monday, according to a US government official talking to The Wall Street Journal. The Trump administration is gearing for this move that will significantly expand the United States’ maximum pressure campaign against the mullahs in Tehran.
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has long been calling for the international community to completely end the appeasement approach vis-à-vis the regime in Iran.
On January 11, Mrs. Rajavi called for the specific IRGC blacklisting as an FTO alongside the referral of Iran’s human rights violations dossier to the United Nations Security Council.
Washington’s recent decision follows months of debates and negotiations, and is expected to be announced on Monday. This designation is considered an unprecedented move, especially taking into notice that the IRGC is a military entity of this regime and responds only directly to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton strongly support this measure with the objective of imposing further pressure on the IRGC and the regime ruling Iran.
Since its foundation back in 1979, the IRGC has played an active role in domestic crackdown against all protests and uprisings throughout the past 40 years, and expanding the mullahs’ malign influence across the Middle East through terrorist proxy groups. The 1983 Beirut bombings that left over 240 US Marines killed in their barracks was carried out by the Lebanese Hezbollah, a terrorist group sponsored, trained and funded by the IRGC from day one.
The IRGC and its proxies have been behind a series of terror attacks and atrocities throughout the past decades:
-1992 bombing of the Israeli embassy in Argentina
-1994 AMIA bombing in Argentina
-1996 Khobar Tower bombing in Saudi Arabia
-The killings of hundreds of American soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq
-Funding, training and equipping proxies in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon in the devastating wars that have wreaked havoc across the region
Despite the fact that the U.S. Treasury Department has taken vast measures against the IRGC, the official FTO designation will strongly expand the United States’ ability to take practical measures against this entity, along with its associated companies and individuals.
According to this designation, all entities and individuals will be banned from providing any support or resources, such as financial services, training equipment, specialist advice, arms or transportation equipment, to IRGC-controlled or IRGC officials.

IRGC officials and those engaging with them will be placed under civil and criminal punishment, including legal prosecution.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

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In the wake of the flood now in 30 of Iran’s 31 provinces which according to the Iranian resistance, has taken the lives of at least 200 people in Shiraz and other cities, the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi sent a message to the people of Iran on Wednesday, March 27, calling for unity and cooperation and solidarity in order to prevail over the flood and the rule of the mullahs.
She said in part: The corrupt mullahs have inflicted this catastrophe on Shiraz and its valiant people. They destroyed the channel which used to lead flood waters out. In the dry seasonal river bed beside Darvazeh Quran, they built urban facilities to gain huge profits for themselves and their accomplice.
In Golestan Province, it has been several years that they have failed to dredge the Gorgan River. They have destroyed vast parts of the forests and pastures, and they have evaded to drain the farms and manage the watershed.
In other cities, they have constructed buildings in the periphery of rivers or have blocked the natural paths of rivers. In implementing such a corrupt policy, they have taken over, damaged or sold river banks, sea shores, foothills of mountains, and jungles which are public properties….
Amid the disastrous flooding and such vast devastation, there is not much presence of aid workers and relief agencies. Instead, the mullahs have dispatched the Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Bassij paramilitary force to quell the outbreak of protests.
Shiraz needs emergency aid for the injured and assistance to clear the ruins and rubble, but Rouhani hastily sends there his Minister of Intelligence and his mafia of executions, suppression and terror….
I hereby call on all my fellow countrymen and women to cooperate together in the flood-hit areas and in other areas which are in danger.
The only way and the best way is that we help one another. No one and no other power is more effective and more accessible than the power of solidarity among us.
I urge everyone, particularly the young men and women, to form their popular councils in every neighborhood, and in every city, town and village to confront the floods and their disastrous consequences….
Rush to the aid of families affected by floods and show them your love and compassion. The mullahs have inflicted such a calamity on our people and cities. Let us build amid such disaster, our own solidarity and kindness which is the greatest strength of our nation.
Let us build with our tears and sorrow a force of sympathy and unity against the mullahs. In these difficult days, rely on one another and let people rely on you. Take one another’s hand and let us come together to advance our plans for a free and prosperous Iran.

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The people of Shiraz in south-central city of Iran, held a memorial ceremony for the victims of flood in Darvazeh Qur’an or Qur’an Gate. In order to didpers the crowd, the city’s Friday Imam and Khamenei’s representative in Shiraz held a similer ceremony in ShahCheraq mosque and regime’s forces tried to guide people to that location which failed. People sang Iran’s real National anthom and declaired they wouldn’t leave. They also chanted against the main reason behind the flood, which is IRGC or Sepah.

- On Friday and Saturday March 29 & 30, 2019 the Iranian supporters of PMOI/MEK and NCRI held memorials in solidarity with the victims of #IranFlood2019 in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. According to the Iranian resistance more than 200 people have perished during the flood. Flood has devastated people of 30 province of Iran's 31 provinces.




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After four months of detention, Ameneh Zaheri Sari is held in limbo in the women’s ward of Sepidar Prison in Ahvaz. Ameneh 20 and a student of accounting, was arrested at her home on November 6, 2018, by IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp) intelligence forces.
The IRGC Intelligence launched a new crackdown on the populace in and around Ahvaz, on September 22, 2018, when the parade of its military forces was attacked by armed men. Some 800 people were arrested in Khuzestan province and taken under interrogation. Arab human rights activists said at the time that many of the detainees were civil activists.
Ameneh Zaheri Sari, her father and two brothers were arrested and detained in this wave of arrests.
The arrests and detentions were arbitrary and illegal as security forces raided the residences of people after midnight or early in the morning without showing any arrest warrants. They beat up the whole family and took away their suspects.
Hattab Zaheri Sari, Ameneh Zaheri Sari’s father, is reportedly in dire health conditions. He suffers from GI problems, back problems and cataract. His situation is deteriorating but prison officials have refused to grant him permission to go to a city hospital and undergo surgery.
Ameneh Zaheri Sari is presently incarcerated in the women’s ward of Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz, where women have to endure unsanitary and intolerable conditions. They are deprived of their most basic needs. Prison cells are full of lice, cockroaches and other insects. Inmates are given dirty and unusable blankets. Inmates who have to sleep on the floor have horrible conditions because the sewage system is not working and contaminates the floors.
The dispensary of the women’s ward does not have a physician or even a nurse most days of the week. The meals are small and low-quality. Women usually find garbage in the food.