Sunday, September 27, 2015
Defence Minister Jason Kenney confirmed in an interview Saturday that the government had revoked Amara’s citizenship. He called it a “fitting first application” of law that he played a key role in bringing to Parliament.
Currently, Canada’s sanction(s) regime can be used against threats which pose a ‘grave breach to international peace and security,’ or to those who have been listed by international organizations. These important improvements will ensure that sanctions are even more targeted and precise, and will enable Canada to take action against individuals and organizations that demonstrate a blatant disregard for human rights. In many countries around the world, key individuals responsible for abusing human rights must be held to account. These improvements will allow Canada to target individuals and organizations that operate across borders or independent of particular regimes.
“This is a warning to those who continue to suppress journalists, activists and minorities, like those in Iran, Syria, Russia, North Korea, Sri Lanka and elsewhere,” said Nicholson. “You will be held accountable for your brutal human rights abuses.”
Mazare’ had an electric shocker in his hand and would turn it on and off at times in an attempt to terrify this prisoner of conscience.
From March of this year Saeed Abedini an Iranian-American Paster has been the subject of harassment many times. He was also transferred to solitary confinement once during this period. His wife and children live in US and are advocating for his release.
“My brother is a prisoner of conscience. There are those, however, who are seeking to make the entire case political,” said Azardokht Taheri, Taheri's sister.
Ahmad Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran has called for the suspension of the death sentence issued for this prisoner of conscience.
According to another report, the Teachers Union had called on all members to wear black on this first day of the school year and one teacher in the city of Roodsar, northern Iran, was summoned for wearing such clothing.
Mr. Teymouri, was summoned by the school security and Ministry of Intelligence agents only 20 minutes in to start of his class.
The call made by the Teachers Union to wear black was in protest to the recent increase in crackdown measures against teachers across Iran.
Dried up Lake Urumieh has led to an increase in cancer cases, skin illnesses and eye irritation amongst Iranians.
State experts and sources have admitted to this catastrophe and a member of the regime’s Majles or parliament referred to the 2.5% increase in ultraviolet rays around the lake.
“This increase can be an answer to the escalating number of cancer cases around Lake Urumieh,” he said.
“Unemployment amongst women in 20 provinces across Iran is above 20%, and only 11 provinces are actually under 20%. The provinces of Fars and Mazandaran, with 37.8% and 31.8% respectively, have the highest rate of women’s unemployment in the country.”
According to the state-run IRNA news agency Unemployment amongst young women between the ages of 15 and 24 in Iran is over 40%.
Statistics show unemployment rates amongst young women in Kohgilaviye & Boyer Ahmad Province to be 82.8%, and these numbers are 70.5% in Alborz Province; 68.7% in Ilam Province; 77.3% in Tehran Province; 65.6% in Mazandaran Province; and 62.3% in Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiary Province.
Hid body was held for some time in the Mariwan hospital and security units prevented his family from collecting his body.
The rally, which is being organized by the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC), will press the international community to hold the regime in Iran accountable for its abhorrent human rights record.