Sunday, May 22, 2016


A "Private Member's Bill C-267 – the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act also known as the Sergei Magnitsky Law, introduced by the Canadian MP James Bezan.This bill is one way that Canada can do its part to sanction those responsible for human rights violations and make it more difficult for them and their companies to do business in Canada." James bezan said: My Private Member's Bill C-267, the Sergei Magnitsky Law, will make sure that all violators of human rights are held accountable for their actions.

 7 Iranian juvenile offenders were transferred on Sat. to the solitary confinement for imminent execution. The 7 victims are in Gohardasht prison or as it is called by the regime the Rajaie-shahr prison located some 20 miles northwest of Tehran in the city of Karaj. Reports indicate that the regime plans to execute them at the latest by next Wednesday.
All seven inmates are believed to be between the ages of 22 and 25 and a nunber of them are suspected to have been minors at the time of their alleged crime.
Mohsen Agha-Mohammadi, Farhad Bakhshayesh, Iman Fatemi-Pour, Javad Khorsandi, Hossein Mohammadi and Masoud Raghadi are 6 of the victims.

- The Iranian regime on Friday hanged a man in a prison in Qazvin, north-west of Tehran.
Ismaeil Sadeqi Niaraki, a notorious mullah who is the regime's Prosecutor in Qazvin, confirmed the execution. He identified the victim only by his first name as Sepahdar.
Iranian regime has sharply increased its rate of executions, carrying out at least 21 hangings in a 48-hour period earlier this week.
The latest hanging brings to at least 98 the number of people executed in Iran since April 10, 2016. Three of those executed were women and one is believed to have been a juvenile offender. There have been more than 2,300 executions since Hassan Rouhani took office in 2013. He has explicitly endorsed the executions as examples of “God’s commandments” and “laws of the parliament that belong to the people.”

Yesterday Sat. May 21, the Iranian -Canadians during their weekly protest in front of the Parllimant Hill and across from Prime minister's office demanded the hault of executions and freedom of Political prisoners, Amir Amirgholi, Afshin Byamani, Narges Mohammadi whose been sentenced to 16 years imprisonement.

On Sat. May 21, The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed a resolution to provide for the protection of the Iranian residents of Camp Liberty. Earlier this week, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed resolution 650 with the aim of:
“Providing for the safety and security of the Iranian dissidents living in Camp Liberty/Hurriya in Iraq and awaiting resettlement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and permitting use of their own assets to assist in their resettlement.”
Resolution 650 aims to provide protection for the approximately 2,000 Iranian residents of Camp Liberty and urges expedited resettlement of the residents, who are members of the Mujahideen e Khalq (MEK or PMOI). The residents are awaiting resettlement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
The UNHCR has already recognized the residents of camp liberty as “persons of concern” and “in need of international protection.”
While approximately 1,100 residents of Camp Liberty were successfully resettled to Europe, primarily Albania, those remaining residents are both unarmed and vulnerable to attacks carried out by Iran and its allies, such as pro-Iranian Shia militias.

Prominent Iranian political prisoner and workers’ rights activist, Jafar Azimzadeh is on his fourth week of an indefinite hunger strike in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison in opposition to the regime's clampdown on union activities in Iran.
Azimzadeh's health is reported to have deteriorated significantly and he is under pressure by the regime to end his protest.
He has reportedly become weak, and he has developed kidney problems.
According to reports, officials from the Tehran prosecutor's office have suggested to Azimzadeh that he would be given an opportunity to take long-term leave from prison if he breaks his hunger strike.
Reports say that Azimzadeh replied to the representative of the Tehran prosecutor's office: 'I did not go on hunger strike in order to be permitted to have prison leave. In the letter that I had written prior to beginning my hunger strike, I set out my demands clearly, and I expect them to be fulfilled. The first step to fulfilling these demands is to halt the implementation of the [current] verdicts and reevaluate our file rejecting the accusation of acting against national security. I will therefore continue with my indefinite hunger strike.'
Mr. Azimzadeh, who was arrested last November, is currently serving a six-year prison sentence for engaging in peaceful and legitimate trade union activities.

The regime’s suppressive state security forces (police) on Friday carried out a swoop of districts in eastern Tehran, taking down satellite dishes from rooftops.
The regime has been working hard to block Iranians’ access to satellite television stations by jamming signals. It aims to prevent the Iranian people from becoming privy to its egregious and nefarious conduct inside and outside of Iran or to be informed of anti-government protest, strikes and other activities by the Iranian Resistance.
Last July, an Iranian cleric Mullah Mir Ahmadi told Iranian state television: “Satellite television is more dangerous than an atomic bomb.”

The United Nations Security Council yesterday May 21st held an unprecedented consultative meeting in Cairo with delegations of member States of the League of Arab States, discussing, among others, developments of the Palestinian issue, the Middle East peace process, updates on the situation in both Libya and Somalia.
After a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil El Araby, the joint consultative meeting between delegations of the two entities was held under the co-chairmanship of Egypt as Council President and Bahrain, which chairs the current session of the League of Arab States.
The meeting opened with a keynote address in which Mr. El Araby stressed the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination between the UN and League of Arab States on various issues, particularly those relating to international peace and security, and stability in the Arab region and around the world. Following the League's meeting, the Security Council mission went to meet Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and some of his top aides. Their talks revolved around the Palestinian issue, developments in both Libya and Somalia, and the conflict in Syria.

The Iranian regime's intelligence ministry murdered two young ethnic Baluchi last week, based on a report sent out of Iran from province of Sistan & Baluchistan, reported Iranian resistance sources.
The two victims, identified as Allah-Noor Salarzehi, 17, and Saeed Salarzehi, 21, were walking in Rajai Street of Zahedan when agents of the MOIS driving down the street opened fire on them last Friday, May 13. Both victims died of their wounds.
Local reports say that the Intelligence Ministry agents fled the scene as soon as the local people started to protest.
Last July, two young Balouchi workers -Molabakhsh Abbas Zehi, 25, and Naim Abbas Zehi, 23 - were killed under torture on hours after they were arrested by the MOIS in the town of Chabahar. These two laborers were from deprived families and had gone to work in Shiraz to earn a living. On their return to Chabahar they were arrested by regime’s intelligence agents while fasting.

According to an official of the Iranian regime, 23 of the Iranian forces from the small city of Varamin, south-east of the capital Tehran have been killed in Syria.
On Friday, May 20, the Mehr news agency, affiliated to the regime's Intelligence Ministry, quoted Amir Pour-Javadi, head of the regime's Foundation for Martyrs of Varamin City, as saying that the city had thus far offered '23 martyrs who defended the sacred shrine.'

Iranian political prisoner Alireza Golipour 30 years old, a former employee of the Ministery of Communications, has been sentenced to 39 and 1/2 years in prison and 170 lashes. The regime held a sham trial for him in Tehran on April 19, 2016 presided by the Mullah Salavati. Golipour, is deprived of medical care despite suffering from lung cancer and severe and continuous bleeding of the nose. He was arrested in the course of the 2009 uprising and once again in 2012.

Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani was chosen as a member of the American National Academy of Sciences. She is the first woman to gain the Academy's membership.
In 2014, Mirzakhani became both the first woman and the first Iranian honored with the Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics. The award committee cited her work in understanding the symmetry of curved surfaces. Although her work is considered “pure mathematics” and is mostly theoretical, it has implications for physics and quantum field theory, as well as for the study of prime numbers and cryptography.
Ms. Mirzakhani was born in Tehran in 1977, received her BS in mathematics in 1999 from Tehran's Sharif Industrial University and earned her PhD in 2004 from Harvard University. Mirzakhani became known on the international mathematics scene as a teenager, winning gold medals at both the 1994 and 1995 International Math Olympiads — finishing with a perfect score in the latter competition.
In 2008 she became a professor of mathematics at Stanford, where she lives with her husband and three-year-old daughter. She has previously won the 2009 Blumenthal Award for the Advancement of Research in Pure Mathematics and the 2013 Satter Prize of the American Mathematical Society.

“This outlaw girl must be arrested, put in a metal cage and burned in front of Azadi stadium to teach a lesson to all the women who like football(soccer), not only in Iran but across the world.”
The read comment was posted in the state-run Ghanoon (Law) newspaper, in reaction to the news of the arrest of a 15-year-old girl for entering Azadi Stadium. The Iranian regime backs such violence against women through legislations passed under the pretext of promoting virtue and prohibiting vice.  
On May 13, a 15-year-old girl managed to enter the stadium for watching a soccer match among 100,000 men. Moments later, she posted a picture of herself in the stadium on the internet and wrote, “I had said, I would enter the stadium. Now, I am here.” She had worn 5 blouses and 5 trousers to avoid being discovered. Yet, she was arrested and the news was published in the media.
The girl had previously made a similar attempt, successfully, managing to watch the Perspolis-Esteghlal game in the stadium last month. The Iranian regime's laws banning women from entering stadiums have compelled many eager young women to change their appearances in order to enter stadiums to watch their favorite teams.

The Vegetarian by Han Kang was announced as the winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.The novel was translated by Deborah Smith and is published by Portobello Books. Celebrating the finest global fiction in translation, the Man Booker International Prize awards both author and translator £25,000, along with a newly designed trophy. They have also received a further £1,000 each for being shortlisted.
Han is a South Korean author who currently teaches creative writing at the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Already very successful in South Korea .The Vegetarian is her first novel to be translated into English.
The novel was translated by 28-year-old Smith, who only started learning Korean at the age of 21.
The Vegetarian follows the story of Yeong-hye, a dutiful Korean wife who, spurred on by a dream, decides one day to become a vegetarian. This subversive act fractures her family life and, as Yeong-hye’s rebellion manifests in increasingly bizarre and frightening forms, turns seemingly ordinary relationships into those driven by violence, shame and desire.
(Man Booker International Prize website – May 16, 2016)