Sunday, July 11, 2010


Tehran- Bazaar merchant entered their sixth day of strike

The clerical regime launched a violent raid on striking merchants in the Tehran Bazaar on Wednesday and as a result, Haji Kashani 68, a veteran Bazaar merchant was killed. On Wednesday, the second day of the strike in the Tehran Bazaar, the clerical regime tried to put an end to the strike and force merchants to open up their shops by using some of its agents and profiteering merchants. But the merchants on strike resisted and chanted ’down with Khamenei,’ and ’down with Ahmadinejad.’ On the third day of strike by Bazaar merchants, Tehran’s Bazaar has been shut down since that morning on its entirety including shops selling gold, Small Chaharsou, carpet shops, Kiloyiha Bazaar, fabric sellers, curtain shops, shoe shops, tailor workshops, garment sellers, southern section of Tehran Bazaar including Abbas-Abad, Hamam Chal pivot, southern pivot of Charsou, Kuwaiti Bazaar, fruit and vegetable sellers, Naser-Khosro, Peleh Nowrouzkhan and Pamenar.

Female students summoned to disciplinary committee

Over 60 female students at the Free University of Qom have been summoned to the disciplinary committee since March. Many of them are political activists. The clerical regime has segregated students at the entrance of the university based on gender, insulting female students under bogus pretexts. According to obtained reports by the Iranian resistance, more than 1,000 female students have already been verbally abused by the regime’s agents.

Canada Urges Iran to Halt Imminent Executions

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, issued the following statement urging the Iranian regime to halt the planned execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi and the possible execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani by stoning: “Canada is deeply concerned by reports that the Iranian regime has scheduled the execution of Mohammad Reza Haddadi for Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in Adelabad prison in the province of Fars. We strongly urge Iran to respect its international obligations and not to proceed with this execution. “Canada is also gravely concerned by reports that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a mother of two children, was convicted of adultery in a judicial process that lacked transparency and was sentenced to death by stoning. She could face execution at any time. Canada calls upon Iran to end this inhumane practice. “These pending executions are part of an overall deteriorating human rights situation in Iran. Canada remains gravely concerned by the human rights situation in Iran and calls on the Iranian regime to live up to its commitments and obligations under domestic and international law.”

Activists say spy chief is right, China is spying

By BRIAN LILLEY, Parliamentary Bureau- Politicians of Chinese descent in British Columbia have demanded an apology from Canadian Security Intelligence Service boss Richard Fadden, but Chinese-Canadian activists were on Parliament Hill Monday to say his claims are true. Supporters and practitioners of the Chinese religious movement Falun Gong say China is actively spying on Canadians. “The Falun Gong practitioners have been the target of the Chinese regime’s interference in Canada for over 10 years,” said Lucy Zhou. Zhou pointed to an affidavit signed by a former Chinese diplomat that laid out in detail how diplomatic staff are expected to disrupt Falun Gong activities and influence foreign media and political officials. John Thompson, who heads up the Mackenzie Institute, a security minded think-tank, says China isn't alone in trying to gain influence. Thompson, who is often called on by media outlets to offer up analysis, says he was offered $۸۰,۰۰۰ by a man tied to Iran’s mission in Canada.
“They wanted me to publish a piece on the Mujahedin-e khalq," he said. "Iran is trying to get other countries to label it as a terrorist cult.” Thompson says he turned down the offer. Thompson says other countries involved in this type of activity include Russia, Saudi Arabia and even allies like France. “The French play realpolitik and have always been very aggressive at industrial espionage,” said Thompson.