mercredi 30 avril 2014
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 10:27
Increasing fuel prices are leading to major protests across Iran
Minibus drivers in the city of Malayer went on strike on Saturday, April 27th, protesting the increasing prices of fuel. Passengers in this city protested the rising price of gasoline and disorders caused in their daily lives.
A group of passengers and citizens in the city of Lahijan on Friday, April 26th, protested rising automobile renting prices and staged a gathering resulting from rising gasoline prices.
Taxi drivers in the area of Seyed Khandan and Azadi Avenue in Tehran rallied on Sunday, April 28th, at the taxi stations protesting increasing and demanding a final resolution on the issue of taxi rates.
According to other news a number of truck owners in Tehran went on strike on Sunday, April 28th, protesting the increasing energy prices and especially diesel fuel.
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 10:09
Posters in Hamedan reveal Rouhani’s devious and destructive policies
Brave youths in the Iranian city of Hamedan are welcoming and markingInternational Labor Day by writing slogans and installing posters across the city revealing the regime and Rouhani’s policies of crackdown, plundering and sloganeering and its deceptive president Hassan Rouhani, recent reports from inside Iran indicate.
These posters held slogans such as, “Rouhani is a liar, what happened to all his promises”, “Budget for homes and bread went to Syria, Lebanon and Hezbollah” and “Rouhani’s achievement is unemployment and skyrocketing prices”.
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 10:07
Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison
New revelations show Iranian regime authorities stole the personal property of political prisoners in Evin Prison’s ward 350 during the vicious April 17th raid. This was in addition to destroying their items inside the rooms, breaking their dishes and other personal belongings, and stealing their cash and money.
This consisted of the watch and cash belonging to Hossien Ronaghi, along with cash belonging to Yashar Dara al-Shafa and other inmates.
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 10:04
‘Moderate’ Rouhani increasing use of public executions across Iran
The anti-human clerical regime in Iran hanged three Sunni Baluchi young political prisoners on Saturday, April 26, in the city of Zabol (Sistan & Baluchistan Province). Ali Dahmardeh, 20, Eman Galwi, 20, and Omid Peeri, 23, were condemned to death in mullahs’ sham courts without any fair judicial process on the charge of assassinating Zabol’s atrocious Public Prosecutor and the verdict was approved within days by the mullahs’ Supreme Court.
During the five months of detention of these three prisoners in Zahedan’s Intelligence Department, they faced the most severe tortures for extracting forced confessions from them. The signs of torture were evident on their bodies and they were unable to walk, lie down or sit.
Additionally, on April 24 and 26, two prisoners by the names of Mojtaba Nouri and Ali Doniyadideh in Zahedan’s central prison and another prisoner hanged in public in the city of Semnan were executed.
In another cruel act on April 27, regime’s henchmen flogged a young man in public in the city of Birjand (South Khorassan Province, eastern Iran). A suppressive security forces official said in this regard: “The police confront those who disrupt public order or security without any forgiveness and will show no mercy in this regard.”
In a situation where the raid by the suppressive forces on the political prisoners has raised public abhorrence; where the inflation, poverty and high prices have people under enormous pressure; and at a time that the empty promises of Mullah Rouhani have been disclosed more than ever, the clerical regime has found the only way to thwart expansion of protests, especially in the deprived regions, in the escalation of suppression and executions, particularly in front of the public’s eyes.
The silence and inaction on part of the international community regarding the criminal executions in Iran that have topped 700 during the Rouhani’s era have emboldened the religious dictatorship ruling Iran in continuing and intensifying its executions, massacres and its systematic and brutal violation of human rights.
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 09:59
France’s New Human Rights condemns savage Evin Prison ward 350 raid
NCRI - A French human rights group has condemned the brutal attack on political prisoners by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the regime’s Evin prison.
On April 17, A large number of the clerical regime’s suppressive forces raided the ward 350 of notorious Evin Prison, savagely beating up and insulting the prisoners. The excuse for the raid was inspecting the ward.
Ward 350 is the ward of political prisoners in Evin Prison, including those who are imprisoned on the charges of affiliation with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
France’s New Human Rights (Nouveaux Droits de l’Homme) said prisoners were attacked ‘for asserting their legitimate claims, including improving conditions of detention and their right to freedom of conscience’. They named those among the wounded as Gholam-Reza Khosravi-Savadjani, Assadollah Hadi, Javad Fouladvand and Assadollah Assadi, who are all in a critical condition.
NDH President Pierre Bercis said in a statement: “New Human Rights condemns the violent raid Thursday, April 17, against political prisoners in Evin prison, which left several people injured and many segregated .
“Prisoners were attacked for asserting their legitimate claims, including improving conditions of detention and their right to freedom of conscience.
“According to witnesses, the People’s Mojahedin sympathisers were particularly brutalized and ‘beaten to death’. Other prisoners who protested against the brutality have also been the target of violence.
“Following the raid, 31 prisoners were placed in solitary confinement in Section 240 of Evin.”
The statement added: “Violence against helpless political prisoners is another example of the deterioration of human rights in Iran under the presidency of Hassan Rohani.
“NDH joins the European Parliament deplored the growing repression in Iran and urge theEuropean Union to mainstream human rights in all aspects of its relations with Iran.
“NDH calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners in Iran and the initiation of a prosecution by an international court against the perpetrators of serious violations of human rights that have raged for 35 years in this country.
“Western governments, including France, have a duty to respond with force to face the catastrophic situation of human rights in Iran, to make a political and economic relationship with the theocratic regime, to stop executions and improve the human rights situation in Iran.”
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 09:55
Gohardasht Prison، Karaj, northern Iran
On Wednesday, April 23, political prisoners of Room 12 of ward 4 of Gohardasht prison, in solidarity with prisoners of ward 350 of Evin prison, went on hunger strike. They demand the return of prisoners from solitary confinement, urgent treatment of injured and wounded, and an impartial investigation on the brutal raid on Evin and prosecution and punishment of perpetrators of this great crime.
Meanwhile, families of political prisoners have declared that in solidarity with their protesting children, they too will go on hunger strike from Thursday April 24.
Transferred prisoners to solitary cells have gone on hunger strike since April 17 and today they entered their second week of hunger strike. Subsequently, prisoners of ward 350 of Evin prison went on hunger strike in solidarity with their cellmates who had been transferred to solitary confinement.
On Wednesday henchman Gholamhossein Esmaili, head of the Prisons Organization, who had previously denied any raid on political prisoners, foolishly claimed that the hunger strike of prisoners was a lie.
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mardi 29 avril 2014
Iranian repressive police raiding the people’s homes
Following popular protests in the Khozeire region of the city of Shush, Iranian regime police stormed into people’s homes at 4 in the morning recently and arrested a number of residents after conducting various inspections.
Mohammad Mousa al-Ka’bi and Shaker Zakhravari are two of those arrested in this vicious raid.
This criminal raid took place while a number of Shush residents were sentenced to death based on TV confessions obtained under horrific torture.
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 11:19
Iranian workers to mark International Labor Day by holding anti-regime rallies
On the brink ofInternational Labor Day, the mullahs’ regime in Iran has increased the price of oil-based products and placed the entire nation under increasing pressure, especially the laborers. These pressures, in addition to those already imposed by the regime, have increased labor protests across the country.
This includes more than 12,000 retired workers that rallied outside the regime’s Majlis (parliament) on Sunday, April 27th, protesting their low pensions and the stealing of their wealth by the regime’s Social Security Organization.
Workers of the Karoun Sugar Cube Factory in Shahr-e Kord staged a gathering protesting not being paid their insurance pensions, and the workers of the Azar Nasooz Complex also protested not receiving half of their wages during the past few months.
Nearly 100 workers of the Khuzestan Pipe Factory rallied outside the province’s so-called high court and demanded to receive their monthly salaries and paychecks.
Expelled workers of the Pakdasht Punel rallied and demanded to receive their delayed paychecks and pensions. Furthermore, over 200 workers of the Pars Ghu Vegetable Oil Factory rallied and protested the closure of this factory by the Tehran municipality.
In other developments in Tehran, groups of active and retired workers disrupted and turned into turmoil a sham session held by the regime under the pretext of supporting workers on April 26th in the Ministry of Labor. The protesting workers chanted slogans against Jahangiri, Rouhani’s deputy, Rabi’i, the regime’s labor minister and Mahjoub, the director of the so-called Labor House. As a result, Jahangiri cancelled his speech halfway and ended the session in a huge embarrassment.
In a serious faceoff against the mullahs’ regime, Iran’s workers and freedom-loving people are preparing to hold independent labor rallies on Thursday, May 1st, outside the Ministry of Labor in Tehran and also governor offices in various cities, calling for workers to rise united against the plundering mullahs’ regime.
A group of youths and high-school students in Dezful, a group of unemployed workers in the city of Doroud, a group of nurse students in the open universities of Ahvaz, Khoram Abad and Abadan, and a group of Parand Open University students are amongst those who have announced their solidarity to hold protest rallies marking International Labor Day to voice their opposition to the mullahs’ regime.
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 11:17
Poverty & unemployment are just two of the problems Iranians are facing
Iran under the mullahs’ rule has been ranked second out of 90 countries in the world Misery Index which rates the quality of life of the population.
The theocratic regime came only second to Venezuela in the table which studies inflation, unemployment, lending rates and the growth of GDP per capita.
It is Iran’s soaring annual inflation of 34.7 per cent, according to their Central Bank figures, which gave it a score of 61.6, behind Venezuela on 79.4.
Petrol prices in Iran were hiked by around 75 per cent last Friday, and came after more evidence of poverty in the regime when two days earlier 95 per cent of Iranians signed up for state aid, ignoring a government campaign urging people to forgo handouts.
The authors of the ranking carried out by US-based think-tank the Cato Institute said: “For most people, quality of life is important. They prefer lower inflation, the lowest unemployment rate, lowest loan rates, and the highest GDP per capita.”
Iran’s per capita income in 2013 has been estimated at the equivalent of $12,800, but the minimum monthly wage is fixed at $185, leaving many low earners depending on the direct aid..
Eight months after taking office as the president of the clerical regime in Iran, Hassan Rouhani has suffered a major political defeat, with the public overwhelmingly brushing aside his appeals to forgo direct government aid.
The state-run daily newspaper Mardomsalari described Rouhani’s campaign as a ‘clearly evident failure’, adding in an editorial: “Bombarding the people with appeals was more tiring than it was convincing. It totally flopped.”
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 11:15
Student protests in Iran [File Photo]
A group of students in Tehran’s Khaje Nasir Tech University held a gathering protesting the delay of council elections and also the widespread problems they are facing in the campus. They also protested the insulting speech given by regime officials against the students.
This rally was held outside the university’s main building located in the Iranian capital’s Mirdamadi Avenue.
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 11:13
Executions on the rise in Iran under Rouhani due to no serious int’l reaction
The anti-human clerical regime in Iran hanged three young Sunni Baluchi political prisoners on Saturday, April 26, in the city of Zabol (Sistan & Baluchistan Province). Ali Dahmardeh, 20, Eman Galwi, 20, and Omid Peeri, 23, were condemned to death in the mullahs’ sham courts without any fair judicial process on the charge of assassinating Zabol’s atrocious Public Prosecutor, and the verdict was approved within days by the mullahs’ Supreme Court.
During their five months of detention in Zahedan’s Intelligence Department, these three political prisoners faced severe torture to extract forced confessions. The signs of torture were visible on their bodies, making them unable to walk, lie down or sit.
Additionally, two prisoners in Zahedan’s central prison named as Mojtaba Nouri and Ali Doniyadideh, and a third prisoner, were hanged in public in the city of Semnan on April 24 and 26.
In another barbaric act, the regime’s henchmen flogged a young man in public in the city of Birjand (South Khorassan Province, eastern Iran) in April 27. A security forces official said of the punishment: “The police confront those who disrupt public order or security without any forgiveness and will show no mercy in this regard.”
While the raid by the suppressive forces on political prisoners has raised public abhorrence, when soaring inflation and poverty have put people under enormous pressure, and at a time when Mullah Rouhani’s empty promises are being exposed to the world, the clerical regime has found the only way to thwart the expansion of protests, especially in the deprived regions, is the escalation of suppression and executions, particularly carried out in public.
Silence and inaction on part of the international community regarding the criminal executions in Iran have emboldened the religious dictatorship ruling Iran to continue and intensify massacres, the systematic and brutal violation of human rights and executions which have topped 700 duringHassan Rouhani’s time in office.
Publié par Association Humanitaire à 11:11
Women under intense crackdown in Iran
Source: Toronto Sun
Nope, it’s not from a parody website. This is real news: “Iran wins seat on UN body that presses for women’s rights.” That’s an actual headline from the Washington Times.
The Islamic Republic of Iran was elected to several United Nations human rights committees last week, including receiving a four-year term on the Commission on the Status of Women.
“It is a black day for human rights,” said UN Watch’s Hillel Neuer.
Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, pointed to Iran’s human rights abuses and called the committee appointments a “particularly troubling outcome.” Iran hit back, calling these “baseless accusations.” Oh, really? Yet it was only this April 14 that a UN independent expert called on Iran to halt the hanging execution of a young woman.
In 2007 interior designer Reyhaneh Jabbari was sexually assaulted by an Iranian intelligence officer. Apparently he lured her to his apartment on the pretence of doing work for him. Jabbari confessed to stabbing the man in self-defence.
And they talk about victim-blaming over here!
Then there’s this: Every spring, morality police take to the street’s in Iran to punish “bad hijab.” This isn’t to punish women for parading around topless. The infractions are as minor as showing a bit of hair.
Some may argue being on the commission might encourage Iran to rise to the occasion.
But here’s the rub: Iran is actually being re-elected. They’ve been a member since 2011.
The first term certainly hasn’t helped Jabbari or those harassed on “bad hijab” day.
The purpose of the women’s commission is to “set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide.” Now there are currently women’s rights activists in Iran and we wish them well. But they will not be the voices represented at this committee.
While some people want to ignore how ridiculous the UN has become, Canada has taken a stand in the past and must again.
Our delegates have walked out to protest former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speeches at the UN.
We’re not currently a member of the women’s commission, but we need to keep sending such messages.
No more moral relativism at the UN.
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