The woman, who was identified only by her initials “A.Kh.”, was sentenced in a court in Gilan Province along with two other men. One of the two men, identified by the initials R.A., was sentenced to death while the other man was handed down a 25-year prison sentence.
A 36-year-old father of three was hanged in a prison in the city of Gorgan in northern Iran. The victim identified as Hossein Naybandani was sentenced to death for allegedly "transferring and being in possession of drugs." Naybandani was hanged early Sunday morning Iran time, in the main prison in Gorgan. Since Hassan Rouhani took office as Iranian regime's president some 2000 people have been executed in Iran.
******In another news a young man was hanged in public at an archaeological site
on the eve of the International Human Rights Day. The victim was 21 and was hanged in Fars Province Southern Iran. The public hanging was carried out early morning at the archaeological site known as Noorabad Tal (Noorabad hill) in Noorabad Mamasani County in Fars Province at the presence of officials of the Iranian regime’s judiciary and State Security Forces.
The Iranian regime has “cemented its shameful status as the world’s top official executioner of juvenile offenders after two young men were re-sentenced to death for crimes committed when they were under 18 years old”, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.
Two Iranian juvenile offenders Sajad Sanjari and Hamid Ahmadi, are facing death after the Iranian regime's judiciary concluded that they had reached “mental maturity” at the time of the crime.
Sajad Sanjari, now aged 20, was 15 years old at the time of alleged crime and Hamid Ahmadi, now aged 24, was first sentenced to death in August 2009 was he was 17.
“This ruling lays bare the Iranian authorities’ contempt for the human rights of children, coupled with their appetite for the death penalty – a toxic combination that leaves numerous juvenile offenders facing execution,” said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Program.
******Yesterday Sat. Dec. 12, the Iranian-Canadians in Ottawa during their weekly protest at Parliament hill, stood in solidarity with the jailed teachers and students in Iran and demanded their freedom and the freedom of all political prisoners. They called for the release of Arzhang Davoodi and Afshin Baymani 2 political prisoners on dry hunger strike, and Mr. Beheshti Langroodi the spokesman for the Tehran's Teacher Union who also in on hunger strike to be released. The Iranian-Canadians emphasized that the Iranian regime is the Godfather of ISIS and called for the halt of tortures and executions in Iran.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi , the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran ( NCRI ), Senator Joseph Lieberman, former US Senator and U.S. Democratic Party Nominee for vice-president, and Dr. Alejo Vidal-quadras, former vice-president of the European Parliament visited on Tuesday an exhibition on the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses.
The exhibition held in Paris two days ahead of International Human Rights Day.
The conference entitled: 'United Against Fundamentalism: Role of Iranian Resistance'. Mrs. Rajavi in her speech said:
We honor the International Human Rights Day by paying respect to all brave men and courageous women in Iran and around the world who sacrificed their lives or have risen up to bring human rights and democratic freedoms to oppressed nations." ... "This day is a reminder that today the Iranian people do not have the right to live free and have no safeguards against arbitrary arrests, torture and harassment." ..." The International Human Rights Day is a reminder that the Iranian nation is entitled “as a last resort to rebellion against tyranny and oppression” to overthrow the religious dictatorship ruling Iran and to replace it with a government based on freedom, democracy and equality.
A plane carrying 163 Syrian refugees arrived in Canada on Friday Dec. 11, kicking off a drive to take in thousands from the war-torn country of Syria.
Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at Toronto’s airport to greet them. The government hopes to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. The second plane of Syrian refugees heading to Monreal- Quebec arrived in Ottawa on Saturday.
The new Liberal government campaigned on a pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrians this year. But it backpedaled last month, citing logistical issues and following criticism that Ottawa had been moving too fast despite security concerns heightened by the terror attacks in Paris.
Immigration Minister John McCallum has said he remains hopeful the government can bring in 10,000 refugees by December 31. A further 15,000 are expected to arrive by the end of February.
Since the start of 2014, Canada has welcomed 3,500 Syrian refugees.
According to Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran December 9, 2015, The Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents is preventing the burial of martyrs of the criminal missile attack of October 29, 2015 on Camp Liberty. This committee operates under Faleh Fayyad, Iraq’s National Security Adviser.
On 29 October 2015, Camp Liberty was targeted by some 80 missiles through Iranian regime proxies in the Iraqi government that led to the martyrdom of 24 People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) members. Five days later, Ms. Fatemeh Abbassi, member of PMOI, passed away due to the shock of this criminal missile attack.
On 4 November 2015, in an official letter, the court of Baghdad’s Karkh District requested the presence of residents’ legal adviser in the court to complete the administrative process for the burial of the martyrs. However, the oppressive committee delayed transfer of residents’ legal adviser to the court for 20 days despite numerous letters and referrals of liberty residents to Iraqi, as well as UN and U.S. officials on a daily basis. On 22 November 2015, the legal adviser was taken to the court in Karkh and the judge issued two separate decrees on that same day ordering the bodies of the 24 martyrs, as well as that of Ms. Fatemeh Abbassi, to be given to the residents. Therefore, there was no excuse whatsoever for the burial of the martyrs. But the suppression committee continues to stonewall the burial.
The Iranian Resistance calls on the UN Secretary-General, the High Commissioner for Refugees, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the U.S. government to take immediate action to end this sort of anti human measures that breach many international laws and conventions that require respecting the body of the dead.
******According to Saudi Gazette, December 10, 2015: A group of Saudi women recently toured the Al-Basateen District as part of a campaign in support of one of the candidates in the municipal council elections.
One of the women running the campaign, said she joined the march to support Lama Al-Sulaiman’s election campaign.
“Al-Sulaiman’s campaign’s motto is ‘We deserve it’. We are marching in support of her campaign and in support of achieving change and development in our neighborhoods…” said Bahaidar, a woman campaigning for her candidate.
She also said the elections are a long-awaited-for opportunity for women to have their voices heard and to contribute to the development of society.
“We have many demands that we want realized. We need more parks and public recreational places. We need more women to be active in the municipal councils. We need to revitalize life in Jeddah and have everyone confident with who they and what they have to offer,” said Bahaidar.
Khadijah Bint Khuwailid Center CEO Basmah Al-Umair said there is a lot to be done in order to improve and develop the living standards in Jeddah.
Argentina will not revive pact with Iranian regime to investigate 1994 bombingArgentina’s new government will not try to revive a voided pact with the Iranian regime to jointly investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Justice Minister Germán Garavano said Friday.
A federal court in Argentina on last year declared unconstitutional a memorandum of understanding between Argentina government and the Iranian regime in order to probe the bombing in which the Iranian regime is blamed for by that country’s prosecutors.
Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who led the investigation, died this year of a gunshot wound to the head in mysterious circumstances.
Mr. Nisman had said that the pact was part of an effort to disguise a secret deal arranged by former Argentina president in which Argentina would receive trade rewards from Iran in exchange for shielding officials of the Iranian regime from charges that they had orchestrated the bombing in 1994. 85 people died and more than 300 people were wounded during the 1994 bombing in Amia Jewish center in Argentina.
******The outbreak of Swine Flu (H1N1 virus) in various Iranian provinces, especially in Kerman and Sistan-Baluchistan, has spread further and the flu has now reached Tehran, Hamadan, Boushehr and Shiraz. However, the Iranian regime has not taken any steps to fight this outbreak and treat the patients. It has not allocated any special budget to confront the flu and is publishing contradictory figures and false reports about the number of those afflicted and the victims in fear of social unrest.
According to reports the outbreak of swine flu has killed 54 people so far in the country over the past month. The Associated Press cited Iranian regime health minister, Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi as saying that 33 of the deaths from the H1N1 virus occurred in southeastern Kerman province. He says 600 people who contracted the virus there have been hospitalized, but that the outbreak is now under control. He says other fatalities occurred in southeastern and southwestern Iran and one person died in Karaj, 30 kilometers (18 miles) west of the capital, Tehran.
Last year, swine flu claimed at least 89 lives in Iran.
The 2009 H1N1 outbreak started a global pandemic that killed as many as half a million people.