Sunday, February 05, 2012

Iranian regime secretly hanged 2 men in Rasht’s Lakan Prison

According to reports by Human rights and democracy activists in Iran, on Saturday January 28, two prisoners were secretly hanged in the Lakan Prison in Rasht. They were identified as Ayoub Kalantari, 28 and Mohammad-Reza Sharifi, 40, who was from Baluchistan

Ashraf residents’ relatives arrested in Iran
According to Mojaheding- khalgh website one week after the Iranian regime’s agents arrested Alireza Jabbari and Mohammad Rahmani, both relatives of Ashraf residents, no information exists about their whereabouts. This source said that the Iranian regime has been placing pressure on Ashraf residents’ families in Iran, arresting many for no reason. Alireza Jabbari and Mohammad Rahmani are former political prisoners during the 1980s whose have been arrested and imprisoned again and again during the past few years.

Protesters storm 5 of Syria’s embassies in Europe, Middle East

Associated Press reported on Feb. 4th demonstrators have stormed five Syrian embassies in Europe and the Middle East after Syrian forces reportedly killed more than 200 people in the city of Homs. British police used batons to beat back protesters attempting to storm the Syrian Embassy in London for a second time after successfully breaking in early Saturday. A similar scene played out in Athens before dawn, where police said 13 people — 12 Syrians and one Iraqi national — were detained after forcing their way into the Syrian Embassy before dawn. In Germany, 20 people forced their way into Syria’s Embassy in Berlin. Syrian protesters in Cairo set part of the embassy on fire Friday night, while protesters in Kuwait broke windows at the embassy and hoisted the opposition flag. Syria’s government has denied the assault on Homs, calling news reports about it part of a “hysterical campaign” of incitement by armed groups against Syria, meant to be exploited at the U.N. Security Council as it prepares to vote on a draft resolution backing an Arab call for President Bashar Assad to give up power. A vote which was scheduled in New York on Saturday, got vetoed by China and Russia for the second time.