Sunday, June 26, 2016


As the US and Mexico presidents traveled to Canada to meet with PM Justine Trudeau, the Iranian-Canadians gathered yesterday Sat. June 25 in Ottawa, in front of the Parliament Hill and across from PM office in a hot summer day to once again condemn the executions and to draw attention to human right abuses in Iran. They called for the release of all political prisoners and as such called for the freedom of Mr. Jafa Azimzadeh the President of the Free Union of Workers of Iran who's been on hunger strike for nearly 60 days with deteriorating condition.

On Thursday the Democrat members on Congress staged a sit-in and shouted: No bill, No break to protest inaction on gun control as Republicans walk out of Congress. According to reports the majority of American want to see more restriction on selling guns in the US.

According to Reuters and Interfax June 24, The China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization has
refused to enlist Iranian regime, despite a request from Russia.
Iranian regime has long sought to join the group, and Russia has argued that with Western sanctions against Tehran lifted, it should finally become a member.

An earthquake measuring 4.2 Richter jolted Bord Khun in Bushehr Iranian Province on Sunday, State
media IRNA reported. The tremor occurred at 0:44:14 hours local time in an area located at 28.14 degrees longitude and 51.52 degrees latitude. No report on possible damage or casualties has been available yet.

Just days after voting to leave the European Union , more than 2.5 million Britons and UK residents has signed a petition calling for a second vote, forcing lawmakers to at least consider a debate on the issue.
The result on Thursday referendum showed 52 percent of voters, backed a British exit, from European Union.

Sources familiar with the case of Mr. Jafar Azimzadeh, a prominent political prisoner and the President of the Free Union of Workers of Iran on hunger strike say his life is in danger and doctors are worrying that he is passing the point of no return. His blood pressure is dropping and was 70 over 50 on Saturday morning June 25th. Jafar Azimzadeh was on his 58th day of hunger strike on Saturday and based on doctors’ report, he would die if he does not receive food and nutrition.
In the meantime the Iranian regime's prosecutor has said to this Mr. Azimzadeh: “I am ready to see you die and we are ready to pay the price of your death that you are doing with your hunger strike.”
Mr. Azimzadeh has replied that, “I am not going to back down and will continue to the end. I either die of hunger strike or obtain my rights. It is going to be the political activists’ responsibility to voice their objections and oppositions and not allow despotic and oppressors to dominate and dictate to the oppressed.”

Al-Arabiya reported on Sat. June 25, that Khaled Issa, an independent Syrian photojournalist – known for his activism, has died late Friday in a hospital in Turkey after he was severely wounded following a blast that targeted his home in the Syrian city of Aleppo, medics said.
The 25-year-old, was sharing accommodation with Hadi Al-Abdullah, another independent journalist and activist, in a residential building in Aleppo’s Shaar neighborhood.
The two were severely wounded after an explosive device targeted their home on June 17. While Abdullah sustained his injury and he is now in a stable condition in a hospital in the Turkish city of Antakya, Issa was declared dead on Friday. Their main media activism work was to document crimes committed against the Syrian people. Khaled had been reported for the Iranian resistance television called Iranntv as well.

According to Associated France Press,  June 24, Hassan Nasrallah the head of the Lebanese Shiite
“We are open about the fact that Hizbollah’s budget, its income, its expenses, everything it eats and drinks, its weapons and rockets, are from the Islamic Republic of Iran,' he said.
movement said on Friday on Al Manar station that Hizbollah will not be affected by US sanctions because it receives its money directly from Iran, not through Lebanese banks. “We do not have any business projects or investments via banks,' Nasrallah said, insisting the group “will not be affected'.