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Iranian Alert - August 10, 2005 - Ganji still on hunger strike - despite regime claims
Regime Change Iran ^ | 8.10.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 08/11/2005 10:36:29 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Iran dissident Ganji still on hunger strike

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Dissident Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji is still on hunger strike, a hospital official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, contradicting an official from the conservative judiciary who said he was eating again.

Judiciary spokesman Jamal Karimirad said on Tuesday Ganji had ended his eight-week hunger strike after calls from his family and friends, who were concerned that he could die.

But Sirus Tabesh, head of public relations at Tehran's Milad hospital, said this was incorrect.

"Ganji is not consuming any food," he told the Sharq daily newspaper. "Ganji's condition would become critical if his situation goes on as it is now."

The 46-year-old former Revolutionary Guard turned reformist was imprisoned in 2001 after writing a string of stories linking officials to the murder of political dissidents.

He began his hunger strike in June to pressure the judiciary to grant him an unconditional release. He was moved to Tehran's Milad hospital and is kept under guard. Last month his health seriously deteriorated.

Sharq newspaper also quoted Shahaboddin Sadr, the head of Iran's coroner's office, saying Ganji's health was now stable.

Ganji's plight has provoked comments of outrage and concern from the United States, the European Union and numerous human rights groups.

A relative said Ganji's family was not immediately able to confirm whether he had broken his hunger strike or not as they had been denied access to him since Aug 1.

Ganji's wife was quoted by the ISNA students news agency saying her husband receives serums whenever his condition becomes critical.

She said he was being given intravenous drips but on Friday developed a blood clot in his left arm.

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1 posted on 08/11/2005 10:37:02 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 08/11/2005 10:38:48 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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Hundreds of people gathered this afternoon, Tehran time, in front of Milad Hospital demanding Ganji's release from prison of the regime

3 posted on 08/11/2005 11:02:15 AM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: AdmSmith; MLedeen; katman; nuconvert; DoctorZIn

People protesting the regime, asking Ganji's release

4 posted on 08/11/2005 11:07:28 AM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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Long Live Ganji

5 posted on 08/11/2005 11:10:12 AM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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6 posted on 08/11/2005 11:11:09 AM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

Wow. What brave people.
I hope they get their freedom. They deserve it.


7 posted on 08/11/2005 11:14:09 AM PDT by fanfan (" The liberal party is not corrupt " Prime Minister Paul Martin)
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American Kurdish Union members protest in front of the White House, Thursday, August 11, 2005, about what they say are atrocities being committed by the Iranian regime against Kurds in Iran. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

8 posted on 08/11/2005 11:14:40 AM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Khashayar

bump


9 posted on 08/11/2005 11:18:37 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Khashayar

That's great to see!


10 posted on 08/11/2005 11:22:51 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: Khashayar
There is NO WAY I'd believe the government of Iran, that Ganji was eating!! Those of us who have wept over his writings know better!! Ganji's heart isn't full of words, but full of HUNGER FOR FREEDOM!! Why EAT regular food, when only FREEDOM will keep his precious soul alive?!!! FREE GANJI NOW!!!

These FREEDOM LOVERS have said it all: DOWN DOWN WITH MULLAHS!!!!!

11 posted on 08/11/2005 11:33:47 AM PDT by Reborn
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To: Khashayar

Encouraging pictures, they are really brave!


12 posted on 08/11/2005 11:44:18 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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13 posted on 08/11/2005 12:05:37 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Khashayar

Oh God, he looks awful. Only his strong heart is keeping him alive. This is the very first time I have seen older people in the crowds of protesters. This is getting serious.


14 posted on 08/11/2005 1:17:40 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("You must call evil by it's name" GW Bush ......... It's name is Terror)
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To: F14 Pilot

Ahmadinejad will likely come to NY: Bush

15 posted on 08/11/2005 1:26:51 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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Photo of protest in London, in front of IRI Embassy, Kensington Place

Group of Iranians protesting in Berlin, Germany

Germany

Los Angeles, US

16 posted on 08/11/2005 7:12:53 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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Ganji's supporters

17 posted on 08/11/2005 9:48:17 PM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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thank you, beautiful people, prayers for Ganji Freedom!


18 posted on 08/11/2005 10:39:43 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Understand islam understand evil - read THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free pdf see link My Page)
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To: nuconvert; parisa; freedom44

Laleh Sedigh, champion of Iranian auto racing league, Tehran.

19 posted on 08/12/2005 1:11:20 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Khashayar; nuconvert; F14 Pilot; freedom44; DoctorZIn; Dajjal
http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_8804.shtml
DISCOVERY LANDED: KHAMENIE IS THE DAJJAL AND AHMADI-NEJAD IS HIS DONKEY! Aug 10, 2005
Homa Mohaseb - Persian Journal

"Partow", a journal published in Qom, recently reported that a university student voted for Ahmadi-Nejad in the presidential election in Iran because he thought and discovered that Ahmadi-Nejad was highly qualified for the position as a person who would bring enough oppression to the society which encourage the absent-Imam Mahdi, Emam Zaman, to re-appear!

What are really the conditions by which Mahdi will feel free to come back! Let us review some available historical documents: [The Mahdi or Mehdi, in Islamic eschatology, is a messianic deliverer who will fill the Earth with justice and equity, restore true religion, and usher in a short golden age lasting seven, eight, or nine years before the end of the world. The Koran (Islamic sacred scriptures) does not mention him, and almost no reliable Hadith (saying attributed to the Prophet Muhammad) is available to refer to Mahdi. Most Shi'a are Twelvers; they recognize twelve imams, of whom the twelfth, the Mahdi, has been occluded, or removed from human view, and will return at some time in the future. On the Day of Judgment, all dead from throughout history will be brought forth to life again, and judged for either Hell, or Heaven. Prior to this, the Mahdi, along with Jesus, will return to the world in order to restore justice. Mahdi will not defeat the false Messiah or anti-christ, known as the Dajjal (liar); that will be done by Jesus. Once the Dajjal is defeated, Jesus and the Mahdi will live on Earth for many years. In a hadith widely used in Shiite traditions , Muhammad said: "Even if the entire duration of the world's existence has already been exhausted and only one day is left before Day of Judgment, God will surely send a man from my family who will fill this world with such justice and fairness, just as it initially was filled with oppression" In Iranian tradition, when the world is filled with oppression, it is the Donkey of Dajjal, which appears first. The Daljjal and his Donkey make all conditions satisfactory for the returning of Mahdi. Sources: Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia, and Various Documents].

Mullah Khamenie, who lies, lies, and lies must be the Dajjal and Ahmadi-Nejad who greatly complies with the command of his boss must be the Dajjal's Donkey. The student in Qom seems to be right who voted for Ahmadi-Nejad!
20 posted on 08/12/2005 1:34:48 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

LoL.
Sounds logical to me.


21 posted on 08/12/2005 2:45:50 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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Special Dispatch Iran/ Jihad & Terrorism Project
August 12, 2005
No. 957

Chief Iranian Nuclear Affairs Negotiator Hosein Musavian: The Negotiations with Europe Bought Us Time to Complete the Esfahan UCF Project and the Work on the Centrifuges in Natanz

To view this Special Dispatch in HTML, visit http://www.memri.org/bin/opener_latest.cgi?ID=SD95705

The following are excerpts from an interview with, Iran's chief nuclear affairs negotiator and Supreme National Security Council member Hosein Musavian, which aired on Iranian Channel 2 on August 4, 2005. To view this clip visit http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=805 . To view several MEMRI TV clips on Iran's defense program, visit http://www.memritv.org/Search.asp?ACT=S5&P1=135 .

Musavian: "Those [in Iran] who criticize us and claim that we should have only worked with the IAEA do not know that at that stage - that is, in August 2003 we needed another year to complete the Esfahan (UCF) project, so it could be operational. They say that because of that 50-day [ultimatum], we should have kept [the UCF] in Esfahan incomplete, and that we needed to comply with the IAEA's demands and shut down the facilities.

"The regime adopted a twofold policy here: It worked intensively with the IAEA, and it also conducted negotiations on international and political levels. The IAEA gave us a 50-day extension to suspend the enrichment and all related activities. But thanks to the negotiations with Europe we gained another year, in which we completed (the UCF) in Esfahan.

[...]

"There was a time when we said we would not work with Europe, the world, or the IAEA, and that we would not comply with any of their demands. There were very clear consequences: After 50 days, the IAEA Board of Governors would have undoubtedly handed the Iranian dossier over to the (U.N.) Security Council. There is no doubt about it. As for those who say we should have worked only with the IAEA - this would have meant depriving Iran of the opportunity to complete the Esfahan project in the one-year extension.

"Esfahan's (UCF) was completed during that year. Even in Natanz, we needed six to twelve months to complete the work on the centrifuges. Within that year, the Natanz project reached a stage where the small number of centrifuges required for the preliminary stage, could operate. In Esfahan, we have reached UF4 and UF6 production stages.

[...]

"We suspended the UCF in Esfahan in October 2004, although we were required to do so in October 2003. If we had suspended it then, (the UCF) in Esfahan would have never been completed. Today we are in a position of power: (The UCF) in Esfahan is complete and UF4 and UF6 gases are being produced. We have a stockpile of products, and during this period, we have managed to convert 36 tons of yellow cake into gas and store it. In Natanz, much of the work has been completed.

[...]

"Thanks to our dealings with Europe, even when we got a 50-day ultimatum, we managed to continue the work for two years. This way we completed (the UCF) in Esfahan. This way we carried out the work to complete Natanz, and on top of that, we even gained benefits. For 10 years, America prevented Iran from joining the WTO. This obstacle was removed, and Iran began talks in order to join the WTO. In the past, the world did not accept Iran as a member of the group of countries with a nuclear fuel cycle. In these two years, and thanks to the Paris Agreement, we entered the international game of the nuclear fuel cycle, and Iran was recognized as one of the countries with a nuclear fuel cycle. An Iranian delegate even participated in the relevant talks. We gained other benefits during these two years as well."

[...]

Host: "Mr. Musavian, there is a point that our viewers might find interesting - the comparison between Iran's nuclear activity dossier and North Korea's.


[...]

"There is a belief that if we adopted the North Korean model, we could have stood much stronger against the excessive demands of America and Europe.

[...]

Musavian: "During these two years of negotiations, we managed to make far greater progress than North Korea. North Korea's most important achievement had to do with security guarantees. We achieved the same thing a year ago in the negotiations with the Europeans. They agreed to give us international guarantees for Iran's security, its national rule, its independence, [and] non-intervention in its internal affairs, [as well as] its national security, and for not invading it."


22 posted on 08/12/2005 2:55:17 PM PDT by AdmSmith
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23 posted on 08/12/2005 11:14:44 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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