Sunday, May 16, 2010


Strike in most Kurdish cities

People of Kurdistan-Iran staged a public strike by closing their shops in many Kurdish cities such as: Sanandaj, Kamiaran, Saghez, Marivan, Bookan, Mahabad, Oshnavieh, Piranshahr, Baneh and Divan dareh in protest against the execution of 5 dissidents including a woman last Sunday. The Iranian regime had based its special forces in some of the Kurdish cities where 2 people were shut and injured. Outside Iran, the Iranians in many cities including Ottawa gathered in front of the Iranian regime’s embassies and protested against the execution of 5 people last Sunday. Some people broke embassies windows and showed their anger.

Iranian regime confirms death sentence for opposition activists

Associated France Press reported that the death sentence for six opposition activists arrested in protests after last year’s disputed presidential election in Iran have been confirmed, Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said Saturday. The six were accused of belonging to the exiled and outlawed People’s Mujahedeen, the opposition group the Islamic republic’s regime calls 'the hypocrites.' Three were arrested after opposition protests during the Shiite mourning holiday of Ashura last December, Dolatabadi said, naming them as 'Ahmad Daneshpour Moghadam, Mohsen Daneshpour Moghadam and Alireza Ghanbari.' 'Their death sentences have been confirmed, but they have asked to be pardoned,' the Fars news agency quoted Dolatabadi as saying. It quoted the prosecutor as saying the death penalty for the other three, Mohammad Ali Saremi, Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad-Ali Haj-Aghai who were arrested in September last year, had also been confirmed.