Monday, January 12, 2009


Iranians demonstrate outside French embassy in Ottawa to protest EU for not de-listing PMOI
Iranians staged their second demonstration in Canada outside of the French Embassy in Ottawa on Tuesday. The rally was held in protest against the EU and the French government’s disobedience of the decisive rulings of the European Court of First Instance regarding annulment of terrorist labeling against the PMOI. The demonstrators asked the EU to abide by the European Courts’ rulings. David Kilgour, the co-chair of “the Canadian Committee of Friends of Democratic Iran” and former Canadian minister, said: “EU Council of Ministers’ defiance in applying the courts” verdicts is countering judicial basic principles; I am very optimistic that the European countries open their eyes and by mid January we hear good news about decisive annulment of the PMOI off the EU terrorist list.’

Two were killed in anti-government demonstration in Homayounshahr by SSF agents
According to latest reports from anti-government demonstration in Homayounshahr of Isfahan, two of the demonstrators were killed by the State Security Force (SSF) agents one identified as Hamid Rezaie, 17 years old, and more people injured. It took place in Amirabad Street of Homayounshahr. The Intelligence Ministry has not delivered the bodies of the slain persons to their families. The incident took place on Monday and Tuesday this week following attacks by the SSF agents on a mourning group of people on the occasion of Ashura and detainment of 150 of the mourners; the people attacked the governorate building and inflicted some damage on it and clashed with the SSF agents. The SSF agents shot bullets at people and also fired tear gas.

Four prisoners hanged in Bandar Abbas
Four prisoners were hanged by the mullahs’ judiciary without identifying them, in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Sunday, according to National Council of Resistance of Iran’s sources inside the country. In the past week alone nine prisoners were hanged by the mullahs’ regime in various locations around the country. On December 19, the UN General Assembly condemned the widespread human rights violations in Iran. It was the 55th such resolutions passed by the UN bodies on human rights violations in Iran.