Sunday, July 19, 2009


According to NCRI’s statement on July 17th, regarding the huge demonstration in Tehran; a large crowd demonstrating at about 15:00 on Friday, chanted, “Death to the dictator, both Leader and the Doctor” referring to the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a self-proclaimed ‘doctor’. The protestors also chanted, “Political prisoners must be freed,” and “Victory is close, death to the deceitful government” as they marched toward Azadi Square. The suppressive forces are trying to disperse the crowd by attacking them. A large group of people are also moving toward Jalal Ahmad and Kargar streets chanting, “Political prisoners must be freed,” “Sohrab is not dead, it is the government that is finished” and “We are all one voice, we are all Neda.” Sohrab and Neda are two martyrs of the recent uprising who have turned into national symbols of resistance.

The scorched body of a young woman was discovered on Friday
Taraneh Mousavi, 28 was arrested a month ago during the people’s uprising in Iran. Her scorched body was discovered between Qazvin and Karaj (near Tehran). Her mother received a call informing her that her daughter had been admitted to a hospital in Karaj. The hospital administration did not know of Taraneh. One of the staff said that a young woman with similar description was brought into the hospital by the agents, unconscious, but they took her back with them in the same condition. Reports indicate that she was raped repeatedly by a group of plain clothes agents of the Iranian regime for days and then was set on fire so the evidence of sexual torture is not evident. The Iranian regime uses sexual torture as a tool to break the high spirit of women in jails systematically. Dr. Zahra Kazemi, the Iranian-Canadian photo-journalist was also raped by the Iranian regime’s agents. She was buried in hurry. There are reports to suggest that her body was covered with acid in order to hide the physical torture.

International Committee of Lawyers to Defend Victims of Crackdown in Iran

An international committee of jurists has been formed to defend the rights of the victims of the crackdown on the month-long Iran uprising in Iran.The International Committee of Jurists in Defence of Victims of Crackdown on Iran Uprising is comprised of a number of distinguished lawyers in Europe and North America with the objective of informing the world public of the atrocities of the Iranian regime against its own citizens in the post-election turmoil, many of which are considered to be crimes against humanity.The Committee will take further steps to pursue its objectives including taking legal action against those responsible for such crimes. The conference was chaired by Jean Pierre Spitzer, who said in his opening remarks that gravity of the situation in Iran requires the intervention of the United Nations and that they intend to submit such a request to the Secretary General.

“Iran has means to test bomb in 6 months”
The Associated Press reported on Saturday July 18 that Iran is blocking U.N. nuclear agency attempts to upgrade monitoring of its atomic program while advancing those activities to the stage that the country would have the means to test a weapon within six months, diplomats told The Associated Press Friday. The diplomats emphasized that there were no indications of plans for such a nuclear test, saying it was highly unlikely Iran would risk heightened confrontation with the West- and chances of Israeli attack — by embarking on such a course. But they said that even as Iran expands uranium enrichment, which can create fissile nuclear material, it is resisting International Atomic Energy Agency attempts to increase surveillance of its enrichment site meant to keep pace with the plant's increased size and complexity. For Iran to amass enough fissile material to conduct an underground test similar to North Korea's 2006 nuclear explosion, it would likely have to kick out monitors of the IAEA- the U.N. nuclear agency- from its one known uranium enrichment site at Natanz. Technicians then could reconfigure the centrifuges now churning out nuclear-fuel grade enriched uranium to highly enriched, weapons-grade material. International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed Elbaradei has repeatedly warned that his agency cannot guarantee that Iran is not hiding nuclear activities. Iranian nuclear expert David Albright on Friday put the chances that such a secret site exists at "50-50."
Since its clandestine enrichment efforts were revealed more than six years ago, Iran has steadily increased activities at its cavernous underground facility at Natanz, a city about 300 miles (500 kilometres) south of Tehran. An International Atomic Energy Agency report circulated last month said nearly 5,000 centrifuges were now enriching at Natanz- about 1,000 more than at the time of the last agency report, issued in February- with more than 2,000 others ready to start enriching. Albright said Friday six months are "in line with our estimates."

Iranian Resistance calls on international community to condemn execution of 13 prisoners in Zahedan
The Iranian regime executed 13 political prisoners in Zahedan, provincial capital of Sistan and Baluchestan in southeast Iran, at dawn on Tuesday. They were accused of “Waging war on God,” and “Spreading corruption on earth.” The aim of the mass execution by the regime is to create fear in order to prevent the spread of popular uprising in the province. The victims had spent months in critical condition under torture and were deprived of the right to legal counsel or a fair trial. The regime is extremely fearful of the deprived people in this province and their rage against it over repression, discrimination and poverty.IRNA, the regime’s official news agency, reported on Monday that the victims were to be hanged in public and the regime invited people to attend the event, but, in fear of general outrage, the regime was compelled to carry out the executions inside the prison in Zahedan. The Iranian Resistance offered its condolences to the bereaved families of those executed and called on all international human rights organizations to condemn this heinous crime. It also called for the referral of the regime’s dossier on brutal suppression of peaceful demonstrators, mass and arbitrary executions, and systematic suppression of religious and ethnic minorities to the UN Security Council for adoption of immediate measures to stop them.