Sunday, October 26, 2014


Reyhaneh Jabbari a 26 year girl who was condemned to death for defending her honor was hanged Sat. Oct. 25, in Gohardasht prison in Tehran
Reyhaneh was 19 at the time of her arrests. In a struggle
against her rapist, Reyhaneh killed Morteza Sarbandi, a member of Iranian intelligent agency. Reyhaneh was tortured to confess to having a sexual relationship with Sarbandi. Reyhaneh's execution comes with international condemnation. Amnesty International which has been vocal about Reyhaneh's case condemned her execution. Politicians and governments around the world have condemned this brutal act.  Canada's foreign affair said in its statement: "Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms Iran’s execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26-year old interior designer and the latest victim of a murderous regime." "In 2009, Ms. Jabbari was convicted after a deeply flawed trial process of killing a man she claims was trying to sexually assault her. Today, Iran executed her despite international efforts to see a fair trial and justice properly served.
“The execution of Ms. Jabbari is another truly tragic example of Iran’s contempt for due process and of systemic flaws within Iran’s judicial system." "Canada strongly believes that due process and the rule of law are fundamental to ensuring human rights and dignity. By failing to accord Ms. Jabbari due process, Iran has once again cynically demonstrated its unwillingness to live up to international human rights obligations and to respect the dignity and rights of its people. The people of Iran, and on this day particularly the family of Reyhaneh Jabbari, deserve better."
US State department, Germany, France, European Parliament, and many media outlets such as CBC have either condemned the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari or reflected the news. Reyhaneh Jabbari was buried Sun. Oct. 26 Tehran time in Beheshte Zahra cemetery amid extremely tight security measures. The Simay-e Azadi, Iranian resistance TV said that 300 security guards and intelligence agents were dispatched and present at the cemetery controlling the crowed fearing it could turn in to a protest demonstration against the regime. At that sombre ceremony, her family, friends and other Tehran residents prayed and placed flower at her gravesite, expressing condolences and solidarity with the family.

The protest against the wave of gov. sponsored Acid Attacks in Iran that went on Wednesday and Sat. is the show of solidarity with the victims. Demonstrators in Tehran, Ahwaz, Isfahan, Shiraz, Saghez, Sanandaj, Kermanshah, Orumieh, Abadan, Mashhad, Rasht, Shahrood and Tabriz condemned Acid Attacks and called it ISIS act supported by the regime. The wave of Acid Attacks in Iranian cities against women began when the Friday Prayer Imam provoked the regime elements to retaliate against women who do not comply with the Islamic Hijab. It's worth to mention that the Iranian regime since the revolution in 1979 has tried very hard to impose certain way of Hijab on Iranian women which has failed. Acid Attacks are the grim reminder of early days of Iranian revolution in 1979 to spread fear in society and to tame and home bound the Iranian women. 
On Saturday the  people in many Iranian cities clashed with the regime forces. The Sat. protest was called after Tehran's Wednesday protest. The women committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran also called for demonstrations against Acid Attacks. Bazaar merchants and shopkeepers in various parts of Isfahan, staged a strike on Saturday and refused to open their shops in protest against acid attacks on women’s faces.


Canada woke up to the sound of shooting at the Parliament Hill, on Wednesday. Around 10 am a gunman shot dead Corporal Nathan Cirillo, father of a 5 year old boy. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau then entered the Center block of the Parliament armed with a rifle. The Parliament and police forces cornered Zehaf-Bibeau behind the Library door and shot him to death. Sergent-at-Arms is praised for killing Bibeau. Reports indicate that Beibeau was a troubled man struggling with drug addiction and mental instability. 

Stephen Harper Canada's Prime minister in his speech on Thursday at the Parliament Hill called a terrorist act. On Monday of this week another attack accord against Canadian soldiers in Quebec which resulted in killing of Warrant Patric Vincent who was killed by a ISIS supporter Maritn Coturo Releau. The police shot Martin dead.