Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Iranian Alert -- DAY 32 -- LIVE THREAD PING LIST
Live Thread Ping List | 7.11.2003 | DoctorZin

Posted on 07/11/2003 12:20:26 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-82 last
To: DoctorZIn
I cry for Iran.

Our Pravda-like news media is the fifth column.
51 posted on 07/11/2003 3:55:47 PM PDT by MonroeDNA (You guys ROCK!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: DoctorZIn
“The IFJ is deeply concerned at the growing numbers of violations against journalists’ safety and press rights,” said White. “All of this is an unacceptable attempt to stifle media coverage of opposition protests.”

And who has been stifling the media coverage of THIS story?
Could it be the MEDIA?
52 posted on 07/11/2003 4:29:18 PM PDT by nuconvert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: All
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Public Statement

AI Index: MDE 13/019/2003 (Public)
News Service No: 166
9 July 2003

Iran: Student activists and demonstrators must be treated in accordance with international human rights standards

Published
Amnesty International is concerned at yesterday's arrest of student leaders Reza Ameri Nassab, Ali Moghtadari and Arash Hashemi who may have been targeted solely for the peaceful expression of their political views. All three were arrested after they took part in an open press conference held at the offices of Daftar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat (Office for Strengthening Unity, or OCU) on the anniversary of the 18 Tir (9 July 1999) student demonstrations. During the press conference they criticized restrictions on freedom of expression and association in Iran. They were said to have been forced to the ground and thrown into three separate vehicles and taken to an unknown destination. Ali Moghtadari was reportedly released the same evening.

Such arrests are part of a pattern of human rights violations targeting student protests and demonstrations since the 18 Tir demonstrations.

Since 11 June 2003, up to 4000 demonstrators have been arrested of which approximately 2000 may remain in detention without charge or trial. At least 65 individuals are said to have been charged, although the charges have not been made public.

Many of these detainees appear to have been targeted for demonstrating peacefully. Amnesty International considers them prisoners of conscience and calls for their immediate and unconditional release. Amnesty International also calls for anyone charged with a recognisable criminal offence to be given prompt fair trial.

The authorities should take immediate measures to ensure that student activists and peaceful demonstrators are treated in accordance with international human rights standards.

Background
Following the July 1999 students' demonstrations in Tehran, Ahmad Batebi, Abbas Deldar, Javid Tehrani, Mehrdad Lohrasebi, Akbar and Manuchehr Mohammadi and scores of other student demonstrators were arbitrarily arrested. Dozens of them faced torture and ill treatment in incommunicado detention. They, like student leader Ali Afshari, were imprisoned following manifestly unfair trials. In the past few days, Ahmad Batebi and Manuchehr Mohammadi have been removed from Evin prison and taken to an unknown location.

Nearly 80 students living in student dormitories in the Amir Abad area of Tehran demonstrated 11 June against draft proposals to privatize universities in Iran, fearing that tuition fees would rise as a result. They were joined by local residents and the demonstration reportedly escalated and became increasingly politicized. Organized groups of non-uniformed, plainly clothed individuals widely called in Iran the lebas shakhsi-ha (the plain-clothed) began to attack the demonstrators and police intervened to end the clashes. As the demonstrations grew over the following nights, units of the Special Forces (Nirou-ye Vijeh) were deployed to disperse demonstrators. However, there were reports that the Special Forces permitted some of the lebas shakhsi-ha to attack peaceful demonstrators and that in certain instances, excessive force was used to break up the demonstrations.

Amnesty International has repeatedly urged the authorities to address human rights violations committed against demonstrators but has not to date received any reply to date.

To view the 14 July 1999 press statement IRAN: The Authorities must guarantee fundamental rights (AI INDEX: MDE 13/18/99; News Service: 134/99), please see:
http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE130181999?open&of=ENG-IRN

To view Amnesty International's appeal on behalf of Ahmad Batebi, please see:
http://web.amnesty.org/web/content.nsf/pages/gbr_iran

To view the report Iran: a legal system that fails to protect freedom of expression and association a(AI Index MDE 13/045/2001), please see:
http://web.amnesty.org/web/content.nsf/pages/gbr_iran_freedom

http://news.gooya.com/2003/07/11/1107-ff-02.php
53 posted on 07/11/2003 4:53:28 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; ...
More students arrested in Iran
World News
Jul 11, 2003


TEHRAN - Two student leaders in Iran, Said Razavi Faghih and Mehdi Habibi, have been arrested, a senior higher education ministry official said Friday, quoted by the student news agency ISNA.

The latest arrests raised to five the number of students detained in 48 hours.

The two belong to the main pro-reform student movement, Office to Consolidate Unity (OCU), which groups several Islamic associations at universities in Tehran and the provinces.

Ali Akbar Mohseni, head of the ministry's security services, said Faghih was detained late Thursday at the order of the Tehran prosecutor's office.

Faghih lead a November 2002 protest movement against a death sentence imposed on reformist academic Hashem Aghajani for blasphemy. After 10 days of protests, the sentence was scrapped but a new ruling has yet to be announced.

Habibi is president of the Islamic association of students at Tehran's Amir Kabir University and a known liberal.

Three student activists were already arrested Wednesday, just minutes after holding a press conference to blast the Islamic regime for banning events marking the anniversary of bloody student clashes with security forces in 1999.

Despite the ban, between 20,000 and 30,000 Tehranis defiantly took to the roads in their cars around the Tehran University area that same night to mark the anniversary.

http://www.daneshjoo.org/generalnews/article/publish/article_1094.shtml

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail me”
54 posted on 07/11/2003 4:57:10 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 53 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
So now they are beating journalists?

Not a smart move!

It won't make any difference Earnest, these marxists really don't want to see people free. They will do everything they can to ignore this.

55 posted on 07/11/2003 5:27:54 PM PDT by McGavin999
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Khashayar
"An English version of a notice from Amnesty International about lastest arrests."

I am surprised that Amnesty International made this statement. I figured for sure they would say they were too busy taking care of all the Human Rights violations in the USA to be bothered with Iranians Human Rights violations.
56 posted on 07/11/2003 6:30:21 PM PDT by mjaneangels@aolcom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: mjaneangels@aolcom
They do on occasion get their heads out.
57 posted on 07/11/2003 9:11:12 PM PDT by Valin (America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; ...
This just in...

Havana, Cuba is the probable cause of the satellite jamming.

The following is the text of a letter from Loral Skynet to Atlanta Direct-to-Home, the service providing satellite broadcast services to several Los Angeles based Iranian broadcasters. After hiring TLS, Inc. to identify the source of the jamming, they learned that the most probable source of the interference was Havana Cuba. The matter is now in the hands of the FCC.

Loral Skynet
500 Hills Drive
P.O. Box 7018
Bodminster, NJ 07921


Peggy A Courter
Director , Client Services
Tel:(908) 470-2362
Fax:(908) 470-2459
Email: pcourter@loralskynet.com

July 11, 2003

Mr. Michael Day
President
Atlanta Direct-to-Home (ADTH)
5388 New Peachtree Rd.
Chamblee, GA 30341

Dear Mr. Day,

As reported in the news media, it appears that an unknown entity is blocking certain signals into Loral Skynet's Telstar 12 satellite, which signals carry Farsi language and Iranian programming. Skynet is taking all appropriate actions to resolve the interference, and regrets any inconvenience to Atlanta DTH ("ADTH") and its customers caused by the interference. This letter summaries our understanding of the source of the interference and our efforts to resolve it.

Interference into Transponder 10 on Telstar 12 was first reported to Skynet by one of ADTH's uplinkers on July 5, 2003 at approximately 5:35 p.m. EST, and ADTH spoke with Skynet operations personnel within minutes thereafter to discuss the problem. Skynet immediately instituted its standard procedures for detecting the cause of the interference, including investigating any cross-pole carrier or adjacent operator issues and any recent uplinking activity that may have adversely affected the carrier. Skynet determined that none of those factors contributed to the interference, and that the Telstar 12 satellite and Transponder 10 were, and had been, operating properly (and, in fact, continue to operate properly). As a result, Skynet concluded that the interference was caused by a third party.

Similarly, ADTH instituted several procedures to attempt to resolve the interference, including reducing its bandwidth and splitting capacity among three carriers. Despite these procedures, intermittent interference continued.

Accordingly, Skynet contacted a transmitter geo-location service, TLS, Inc., to attempt to locate the transmit source of the interference. TLS was able to provide an ellipse of the most probable location of the source of the interference, which it identified as being in the vicinity of Havana, Cuba. As the services being interfered with are licensed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the probable source of the interference is not within United States boundaries, on July 9 Skynet forwarded the information concerning the interference and TLS's investigation to FCC personnel. The FCC has contacted TLS for further technical discussions.

As Skynet continues its efforts to eliminate the interference into Telstar 12, I want to reassure you that Skynet understands ADTH's concerns and those of its customers regarding their broadcasting integrity, and Skynet remains full committed to resolving the issue as quickly as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss this matter further.

Sincerely,

Peggy A. Courter
Director, Client SErvices

cc: Wei Hu, Esq.
Jacky Hse

Copies of the original fax can be seen at:

http://members.cox.net/iranazad/Skynet1.jpg

http://members.cox.net/iranazad/Skynet2.jpg

"If you want on or off this Iran ping list, Freepmail me”
58 posted on 07/11/2003 9:35:40 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoctorZIn
Thanks, DoctorZIn!

What is the proposed response to this turn of events?
59 posted on 07/11/2003 9:39:11 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: DoctorZIn
We kind of knew that didn't we. The mad mullahs are taking some real chances here.
60 posted on 07/11/2003 9:40:03 PM PDT by McGavin999
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: Pan_Yans Wife
First, we need to contact the media and get them to report it.

Second, we need to contact our representatives in congress to do something about it.

We also need to alert the FreeRepublic community about it.

For starters.

DoctorZin


61 posted on 07/11/2003 9:43:58 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

Comment #62 Removed by Moderator

To: seamole
I honestly don't know.
63 posted on 07/11/2003 9:52:32 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 62 | View Replies]

To: DoctorZIn
Don't forget, we can put pressure on the FCC!
64 posted on 07/11/2003 9:52:52 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

Comment #65 Removed by Moderator

To: seamole
Bring em on!
66 posted on 07/11/2003 10:00:12 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 65 | View Replies]

To: DoctorZIn
I emailed the press contacts that I have. I'll start pinging others, so they can do the same.
67 posted on 07/11/2003 10:01:41 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 61 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; nuconvert; Persia; MLedeen; Pokey78; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; mrobison
Read number 61, the jamming of the satellite signal has been located, in Cuba.
68 posted on 07/11/2003 10:07:28 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: seamole
What do you have up your sleeve? :)
69 posted on 07/11/2003 10:08:26 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 65 | View Replies]

To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; nuconvert; Persia; MLedeen; Pokey78; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; mrobison
See number 58 for the letter detailing the information on the signal.
70 posted on 07/11/2003 10:11:19 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

To: mjaneangels@aolcom
AI has been complaining about rights abuses by the mullahs for years. Of course, the Conservative Press ignores AI so one doesn't hear much unless reading the international press. (The international press likes the mullahs though.)

Another problem is that the mullahs (ok, mullarchy is nice name) have kept the foreign press (of all political leanings) out of Iran.
71 posted on 07/11/2003 10:16:07 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 56 | View Replies]

To: DoctorZIn
What a coup on this story, Doc.
Sorry I've missed the excitement.
Darn I can't stay.

Great goin'!
72 posted on 07/11/2003 10:17:12 PM PDT by nuconvert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: DoctorZIn
Thanks for the info!
73 posted on 07/11/2003 10:27:56 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and his Weapons of Mass Destruction?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

Comment #74 Removed by Moderator

To: DoctorZIn
Rafsanjani says US should let Iraqis decide

Tehran, July 12, IRNA -- Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani here Friday advised the US to shift its policy in favor of serving masses in Iraq so as to get rid of a `quagmire' that is times bigger and worse than that which trapped it once in Vietnam.

Rafsanjani said in his weekly Friday prayers sermons that if the US is willing to get rid of the quagmire, it should start serving the public so that they would realize they have a say in their country and that security has been restored there.

"They (Americans) know pretty well that if they cede affairs to (Iraqi) people, their (Iraqis') first demand would be their (the US forces') pullout from Iraq," said Rafsanjani, adding that such a significant move in in contrast with Washington's objective for military build up in Iraq.

He questioned, "How can one, that is unable to protect borders and is not present anywhere on the borders, run a country (Iraq) and maintain security?"

He said a "quagmire management" is required to solve Iraqi problems because the country lies deep inside the quagmire. He added, "The world's wise individuals should think on a way to remove the quagmire, that "arrogant" Americans have created in our region."

Iran's former president recalled the eight-year Iraqi imposed war (1980-88) when Washington used to support ex-ruler of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, and said today Iraq and the US are facing each other.

He pointed to growing number of the US forces' fatality in Iraq, saying, "Today, the souvenirs of 250,000 US forces in Iraq for Americans are coffins, ambulances, weeping and crying."

He mocked Americans' claim that massive attacks on US forces are by Baathists, saying such measures are done by Iraqi nation for the sake of self-defense.

Rafsanjani said the US created Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan to oppose Iran but they suddenly turned into trouble for Americans themselves both in and outside the US.

He blasted the US for interfering in Iran's affairs, including its claim that Tehran has no right to possess nuclear technology and build missiles. He also ruled out the US claim that Iran provokes Iraqi people and has advanced its borderlines.

Elsewhere, Rafsanjani recalled incidents in Iran over recent months, criticizing certain individuals for taking unwise moves in line with enemy wishes.

He said mistakes on the part of the people or provocations by improper domestic elements for certain political and factional ends had given rise to the unrest.

He also ridiculed certain publicity by Americans, Britons, and domestic media that people have given up support for the establishment.

The official advised students to be vigilant and pursue studies and not to make troubles for majority of people. BG/BG End

http://www.irna.ir/en/hphoto/0307110000-0.ehp.shtml

It is time to put more pressure on this clown. Investigate his foreign investments.
75 posted on 07/11/2003 10:35:10 PM PDT by AdmSmith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

To: Pan_Yans Wife
Thanks for the ping!

Castro is showing his true colors with this action!

76 posted on 07/11/2003 10:37:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Where is Saddam? and his Weapons of Mass Destruction?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 70 | View Replies]

Comment #77 Removed by Moderator

To: AdmSmith
Sounds like Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani recieved his talking points from the Democrat National committee. "quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, blah, blah, blah, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, blah, blah, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, I'm a Rat and I'm here to help you... lose the war, that is, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, quagmire, ...
78 posted on 07/11/2003 11:21:22 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith
As small alterations of what Rafsanjani said:

They (Mullahs) know pretty well that if they cede affairs to (Iranian) people, their (Iranians) first demand would be their (the Mullahs) pullout from Iran," said Rafsanjani, adding that such a significant move in in contrast with Tehran's objective for islami build up.

He questioned, "How can one, that is unable to protect borders and is not present anywhere on the borders, run a country (Iran) and maintain security?"

He said a "quagmire management" is required to solve Iranian problems because the country lies deep inside the quagmire. He added, "The world's wise individuals should think on a way to remove the quagmire, that "arrogant" Ayatollahs have created in our region."
79 posted on 07/11/2003 11:46:54 PM PDT by AdmSmith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; piasa; RaceBannon; risk; nuconvert; Eala; yonif
Dont you know that Rafsanjani is the axis of the Islamic Republic?
He manages the country and he is responsible for everything in Iran.
He has supports there in EU and The US, otherwise he couldnt repeat bullshits. Perhaps Democrats, who knows?
80 posted on 07/12/2003 12:21:03 AM PDT by Khashayar (I have Already changed my Screen Name for Security)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

To: DoctorZIn
This Thread is now closed.

Join Us at Iranian Alert -- DAY 33 -- LIVE THREAD PING LIST [Breaking News... Jamming Source Identified]

Live Thread Ping List | 7.12.2003 | DoctorZIn


81 posted on 07/12/2003 12:21:41 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... Until they are free, we shall all be Iranians!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 79 | View Replies]

Comment #82 Removed by Moderator


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-82 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson