Irony of his reality and rhetorics!
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Iran unblocked Facebook about half an hour ago. People and media criticized Ahmadinejad’s government for blocking social network website so they didn’t have much of a choice before June 12 presidential election. In other circumstances they wouldn’t unblock it, like all other blocked websites including social networks, for instance Google social network.
Another poster for International Society For Human Rights. I personally prefer “Eek a mouse!” poster.
Ahmadinejad knows very well that he can’t come face to face with Iranian people. Students Booed and laughed at him when he was visiting the Amirkabir university.
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Today morning Iran blocked users from accessing Twitter and Fcebook. Well, facebook was blocked as being illegal since 2006 but Iranian authorities unblocked Facebook on February 2009 to give the impression that they are willing to unblock sites and provide more freedom but we knew it wasn’t the case.
Now that they found out Facebook and Twitter became human rights and political platforms against not only government but also regime, so government decided to block these sites. Good news is Iranian users came up with other ways to use these sites.
Islamic Iran has a long history of censorship and internet censorship from day one. Isn’t it a typical behavior of totalitarian/theocratic regimes? By the way, don’t miss this poster about Ahmadinejad and a computer mouse!
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Labels: Human Rights
Take a look at brilliant winning posters of International Society for Human Rights. it clearly shows us how these leaders threatened by communication technology which is one way to express oneself.
Woops! She wasn’t spy. American journalist, Roxana Saberi freed from prison and her sentence for not spying reduced?! She wasn’t spying at all, except she was working without permission and that was it. Wait a minute, how on the earth did they charge her with spying on her first trial? What evidences did they have to prove she was spying? Why did they sentence her to 8 years anyway? As we know Islamic Iran judiciary isn’t friendly with spies after all; and usually sentences them to death. What would happen if there were not international outcry and pressure on Islamic Iran about her case?! Would she get out? I don’t think so.
Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to see she got out of prison, of course she was innocent but still questions remain to ask from Iranian judiciary like what judiciary is going to do with the spiteful judge who charged her with spying? How many innocent people are charged with spying, disturbing national order, insult to Islamic Iran’s leader and so on and are in prison now?
I am happy she is free now, thanks to media attention and international outcry and that’s great but the main question is, do we, each Iranian need international support to get our rights and justice from Islamic judiciary in Iran? It seems that’s the only way it works, we have to have other governments and international media to get involve in every individuals court then hopefully people get justice.
We have to thank her outspoken dad too but I need to remind you that in Islamic Iran dads have been charged only for interviewing about their children whereabouts. So International media has a great influence over national tyranny in Iran, I hope we get more that in other cases and innocents that go to gallows almost everyday.
Also Politics of Roxana Saberi’s case
Official government figures estimate that there are about 20,000 street children in the country, but NGOs say there are at least 35,000 in the capital Tehran alone. According to an article published in an Iranian daily four years ago, 100 to 150 street kids die each month from malnutrition and dangerous working conditions. (A paragraph from Stop child labor in Iran)
Mr. Mohammad-Reza Minoukadeh was a Judo judge in Beijing 2008 Olympics who happened to judge a competition that an Israeli athlete was competing. Guess the outcome? The story unveiled in Iran and Iranian Judo Federation expelled and ousted him from all his responsibilities in Iranian Judo Federation.
I think International Judo Federation (IJF) should react and punish Iranian Judo Federation accordingly and don’t let them go away with this. Iranian authorities are illegally asking athletes and judges to refuse any competition that Israelis play and if someone dares to ignore this unwritten rule will be punished in Iran. I addressed this issue in “why Iranian athletes refuse to compete with Israeli athletes?” but Islamic Iran is paranoid and individuals are paying the price and it’s not fair. International community should use all its power to stop this kind of behavior from Islamic regime in Iran.
Hat tips: Fars News Agency (Persian language)
On 25 February 2008, the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Farzad Kamangar to death on charges of "endangering national security" and "enmity against God" (moharebe). The death penalty was confirmed by the Supreme Court on 11 July.
Kamangar, who worked as a teacher in rural areas and was a human rights activist, is accused of being a terrorist through his alleged affiliation to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, PKK. According to his lawyer who was not permitted to defend him, Khalil Bahramian “Nothing in Kamangar’s judicial files and records demonstrates any links to the charges brought against him”. He described the trial as “lasting no more than five minutes, with the judge issuing his sentence without any explanation and then promptly leaving the room.” According to Bahramian, the closed-door trial violated the Iranian legal requirements that such cases must be tried publicly and in the presence of a jury.
Farzad’s lawyer appealed the death sentence given the complete lack of evidence. According to him, the prosecution and death sentence are an indication of “discrimination against Kurds” within the judicial system. On 11 July 2008, the Supreme Court upheld Farzad Kamangar’s death sentence. He could be executed any day.
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Labels: death penalty
Unfortunately Iranian authorities secretly executed Delara Darabi on Friday May 1 which was weekend in Iran. Amnesty and other human rights organizations protested her secret execution along frustrated Iranian human rights activists. Following footage belongs to Amnesty Norway demonstration against Delara’s execution in Norway.
And I have been sad, upset, angry, angry, angry...Since Islamic revolution in 1979, ayatollahs have handed down death sentences in unfair courts and corrupted judicial system that is a tool for carrying injustices in the hand of ayatollahs. Crumbled Iranian society has more to say about it.
She is a second juvenile offender executed so far this year and at least 130 juvenile offenders sentenced to death are awaiting execution in Iran.
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