Sunday, October 18, 2015


According to Women's' committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Oct. 10, the Security forces went to the home of Afsane Bayazidi’s father on Thursday, October 8, arresting her once again. Coinciding with the arrest of this college girl these agents confiscated all her personal items, books and computer. Bayazidi was arrested back in 2013 on charges of “cooperating with a Kurdish opposition group” along with her brother, Shahu.

Dow Jones Business News, October 16, 2015 reported that Iranian actions, such as a ballistic missile
Iran has violated the test ban repeatedly, and the absence of a nuclear deal wouldn’t spur improved behavior, the president said. In a news conference at the White House, he vowed to continue to enforce sanctions on the ballistic missile program.
Iran’s state news agency reported last weekend the government had test-fired a new long-range, surface-to-surface ballistic missile, a move the White House has said may have violated a United Nations Security Council resolution.
On Friday Oct. 16, after US Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.) Samantha Power confirmed Iranian regime violated a UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) banning ballistic missile testing, US Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated that: The US commitment to nonproliferation is meaningless if Iran can violate its international commitments without consequences. This serious violation requires immediate action by the administration to deter Iran’s behavior. Additionally, because Congress forced the administration to accept rigorous congressional oversight through the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act (Corker-Cardin), the president must provide detailed information every six months on Iran’s ballistic missile program and any illicit attempts to advance it. This information coupled with expedited procedures for reimposing sanctions after a material breach by Iran gives Congress continued leverage to hold Tehran accountable.”
test conducted last weekend, won’t derail the nuclear agreement with Tehran, President Barack Obama said Friday.

The hunger strike launched by Mohammad Ali Taheri in Evin Prison has entered its 67th day on Sat. Despite the side-effects resulting from his hunger strike and his health deteriorating, he is steadfast on continuing his protests. Taheri began his hunger strike on Thursday, August 13. He is protesting his execution verdict.

United Nations human rights experts on Friday October 16, 2015 expressed 'outrage and profound sadness' at Iran’s execution of two juvenile offenders, urging the country to 'stop killing children.'
Fatemeh Salbehi was hanged October 13 after being found guilty for killing a man she had been forced to marry when she was just 16, becoming the 11th woman to be executed in Iran this year, along with around 700 men.
The UN experts on October 16 pointed to flaws in her trial and appeals process, and warned her execution was a clear breach of international law banning death sentences for juveniles.
They also decried the execution of Samad Zahabi, a week earlier, who was sentenced to death for killing a fellow shepherd when he was just 17.
UN expert Dubravka Simonovic highlighted the court’s lack of consideration for the circumstances surrounding Salbehi’s crime, which she said was 'emblematic of the struggles victims of domestic abuse face in the judicial system.'
'We cannot ignore the serious consequences of psychological, sexual, and physical violence in the home on a woman’s physical and psychological health,' she said.

Reuters, reported October 16, that the Syrian troops, backed by Hezbollah and Iranian fighters, launched an offensive south of Aleppo on Friday, expanding their counter-attack against rebels across western Syria with support from Russian air strikes.
The assault means the army is now pressing rebels on several fronts near Syria’s main cities in the west, control of which would secure Bashar al-Assad’s hold on power even if the east of the country is still held by ISIS.
Control of the city, still home to two million people, is divided between the government and rebels.
In the last week Iranian media have reported the deaths in Syria of three senior officers from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. Hossein Hamedani, a corps deputy commander, was killed near Aleppo and two other officers have also died in Syria, Terrorist Quds news agency Tasnim said.

Business Standard in Islamabad on Oct. 17, said: The Iranian border guards on Saturday fired eight mortar shells into Pakistani territory, media reported citing security sources.
A security official said on condition of anonymity that Iranian forces fired at least eight mortar shells that landed in a village in Panjgur district of Balochistan.
The security official added that no loss of life or damage to civilian structures was reported as a result of the shelling.
Last year in October, Iranian border guards fired six mortar shells at a Pakistani border town of Mashkail, while a more recent incident occurred in July this year when at least four mortar shells were fired towards Panjgur district.
Pakistan has accused Iranian forces of violating its territorial integrity and has lodged protests with Iran in this regard several times in the last few years.
Pakistan shares a 900-km long porous border with Iran.