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  • Iran Tortures Female Christian Converts

    11/24/2009 12:39:06 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 7 replies · 794+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 11/24/09 | Bill Levinson
    What would they do to JESUS?Militant "Muslims" seek to appeal to Christians by invoking the ancient blood libel of Jews as Christ-killers. It is not Jews, however, but militant "Muslims" who persecute and even kill Christians in the 21st century, and it is pretty easy to imagine what they would do to Jesus. ...Two young Iranian women, Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad, suffered physical abuse and torture in Iran's notorious Evin Prison because they converted to Christianity. Iran had in fact threatened to put them to death, much as the depraved Roman Emperor Nero fed Christians to lions to...
  • Iran: Women Seriously Ill

    09/28/2009 7:34:17 AM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 3 replies · 508+ views
    Voice of the Martyrs ^ | Sept. 2009 | Voice of the Martyrs
    Iran: Women Seriously Ill UPDATE: On Sept. 10, The Voice of the Martyrs received reports that Maryam and Marzieh’s health has deteriorated and urgent prayers are needed for God to encourage, and miraculously heal them. According to Elam Ministries, the women who have been in prison for more than six months are suffering from sore throats, irregular painful stomach aches and intense headaches. “Both have lost much weight during their ordeal, because of their sicknesses and lack of nutrition,” officials at Elam Ministries said. “Marzieh’s tooth infection is only being treated by painkillers and if the infection spreads (it) could...
  • Iran: Women: We Love Christ!

    08/26/2009 12:30:24 PM PDT · by Liberty1970 · 14 replies · 1,632+ views
    Voice of the Martyrs ^ | 08/26/09 | Voice of the Martyrs
    Iran: Women: We Love Christ! UPDATE: On Aug. 8, Marzieh and Maryam were summoned to an Iranian court and ordered to deny their faith verbally and in a written statement, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts. Marzieh and Maryam were pressured to recant their faith after the chief interrogator recommended they be charged with apostasy. Praise God, they stood firm and replied, “We love Jesus. We will not deny our faith.” VOM contacts reported the deputy prosecutor, Mr. Haddad, aggressively questioned the women during the court proceedings. Haddad asked them if they regretted becoming Christians. They replied they...
  • Six people were hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison today

    07/02/2009 2:49:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies · 359+ views
    Iran Human Rights ^ | Thursday 2 July 2009 | Sash
    Iran Human Rights, July 1: Six people were hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison early this morning July 1. reported the state run Iranian news agency ISNA. None of those who were executed today were identified by name, age or details around what they were convicted of. The state run news site "young journalist’s club" also reported that one man identified as Alireza (28) was hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison convicted of murdering his friend. Jerusalem Post , quoting a source in Iran, reported that six poeple were hanged in Tehran in relation with the recent pro-democracy demonstrations in Iran. Iran...
  • Iranian blogger “commits suicide” in prison

    03/20/2009 6:18:17 AM PDT · by slomark · 10 replies · 434+ views
    [video] This is a tragic story. But let it serve as a chilling warning that the internet must remain free. Let’s just let the people who broke the story explain it in their own words: Omid Reza Mir Sayafi, a 29-year old Iranian blogger and journalist died in Evin Prison in Tehran on March 18. In December, he was sentenced to two and half years in prison for allegedly insulting religious leaders, and engaging in propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Mir Sayafi was still awaiting an additional trial for insulting Islam. According to the Human Rights activists in...
  • Five Hanged in Evin

    01/30/2008 8:33:41 PM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 194+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | January 30, 2008
    Five Hanged in Evin January 30, 2008 AFP Tehran -- Iran hanged five convicted murderers in Tehran's Evin prison on Wednesday, the Fars news agency reported, as curbs were imposed on executions being carried out in public. A man identified only by his first name of Faraz was hanged for killing his girlfriend Andia in February 2004. "This morning Faraz begged Andia's father to forgive him, but the father reminded him of how he had murdered his daughter and refused to pardon him," Fars said in the report. Ramezan, 29, was executed for stabbing his brother's wife to death after...
  • Iran: Nightmares Of Evin Haunt Freed Filmmaker

    01/22/2008 2:15:48 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 52+ views
    Radio Free Europe ^ | January 22, 2008 | Toumaj Tahbaz
    Night after night, from her cell in solitary confinement, Mehrnoushe Solouki could hear the anguished crying of fellow inmates in Tehran's Evin prison. When the French-Iranian filmmaker asked her guards about it, they were clear: The cries were not from hardened criminals but female activists, artists, and intellectuals locked up for nothing more than their political beliefs. Since January 18, Solouki has been back in Paris, safe in the warm embrace of family and friends -- and far from Evin prison. Yet it still haunts her. A doctoral film student at Canada’s University of Quebec, Solouki traveled to Tehran in...
  • Iran: U.S.-Iranian Scholar Reportedly Sent To Tehran's Evin Prison (Haleh Esfandiari)

    05/10/2007 1:09:09 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 604+ views
    May 9, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- Iranian officials have jailed a prominent American-Iranian scholar after banning her departure from the country, according to the U.S.-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Haleh Esfandiari, the director of the Middle East program at the Wilson Center in Washington, had undergone periodic interrogations by Iranian intelligence officials for four months before being taken to Tehran's Evin prison on May 8, according to center President and Director Lee Hamilton. Wilson Center Details The Case Iranian officials have not commented on Esfandiari's reported arrest, and it is unclear whether she has been formally charged with...
  • Profile on Behrouz Javid Tehrani, Story of a Political Prisoner (IRAN)

    01/03/2006 8:42:09 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 3 replies · 569+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Tuesday, January 03, 2006 | Marzeporgohar
    Behrouz Javid Tehrani is a 27 year old student activist struggling towards democracy in Iran. Mr. Tehrani has spent more than four years of his life in prison simply because of his belief in freedom and democracy. He was first arrested at the age of 22 during the July 9, 1999 student uprising. After his arrest he spent 10 months in solitary confinement inside cell block 209 of the notorious Evin Prison. This is the prison where political prisoners are taken to be tortured, have their spirits broken, and even murdered at the hands of the regime agents. It is...
  • IRAN: JAILED JOURNALIST AKBAR GANJI RECEIVES NEW DEATH THREATS

    12/17/2005 5:34:53 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 349+ views
    AKI ^ | 16-Dec-05
    Tehran, 16 Dec. (AKI) - The wife of Iranian journalist, Akbar Ganji, who is imprisoned in a Tehran jail has said that her husband has again received death threats in prison. "A representative of the chief prosecutor visited my husband in jail, and issued a new death threat saying that he will only leave the cell wearing a 'kaftan' [the traditional white blanket that is used to wrap those who die in Islamic countries]," said Massoumeh Shafii, the wife of the dissident journalist. She said she was told this by prison officials - who over the last four weeks have...
  • Opposition in Iran Showing Signs of Unity

    12/08/2005 5:17:28 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 672+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Thursday, December 08, 2005 | Eli Lake
    CAIRO, Egypt -- In the aftermath of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's ascendancy to the presidency of Iran, the country's opposition is beginning to show signs of unifying as the clerical regime wages a war against internal dissent. Yesterday, the regime closed all schools in Tehran, citing poor air quality, after word leaked of the first major demonstrations since the summer. Nonetheless, a rally at Tehran University attracted 300 demonstrators amid a heavy police presence on campus. Of note is that before the rally against the new president, a coalition of Kurdish students also signed on to the call. In Brussels on Monday,...
  • Eye of the Storm: Bianca, Free Akbar Ganji [Must Read]

    12/07/2005 12:00:02 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 19 replies · 3,256+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2005 | Amir Taheri
    It all started as a rather pleasant, if not exciting evening. We had heard a speech from British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw once again trying to "explain" the evil of Islamofascim in pseudo-theological, rather than political, terms. But that had been compensated for with a poem from the great mystic poet Roumi recited by Iranian journalist Nazanin Ansari. Apart from the usual contingent of "the great and the good" most of the 800 or so people present were media people and their friends, come to cheer or boo as the Foreign Press Association in London distributed its annual prizes. The...
  • Message From Underground [IRAN]

    12/05/2005 10:49:16 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 20 replies · 969+ views
    Iran va Jahan ^ | December 05, 2005
    A conversation with Amir Abbas Fakhravar. Iranian Amir Abbas Fakhravar is a hunted man. A former medical student and journalist for the now-banned reform newspapers Moshareka and Khordad, Fakhravar came to prominence with the publication of his book This Place Is Not a Ditch, in which he criticized Iran’s rulers and called on the Iranian people to reject the mullahs’ regime. For doing so, he was sentenced in 2002 to eight years in prison. His status as a political prisoner and his mistreatment while incarcerated — he was reportedly denied medical care, and suffered frequent physical attacks — brought international...
  • Iran jails dissident student leader

    09/27/2005 9:57:59 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 337+ views
    IranMania.com ^ | Tuesday, September 27, 2005
    LONDON, September 27 (IranMania) - Iranian dissident student leader Ali Afshari has been sentenced to six years in jail for "attacking national security", a source close to him said. He was also sentenced to five years deprivation of civic rights, which bars him from holding any official post, such as teaching, as well as public speaking. Afshari can appeal both Revolutionary Court verdicts, according to AFP. The activist, a member of a pro-reform student movement known as the Office to Consolidate Unity, has spent three years behind bars since 2000 including one year in solitary confinement. In 2001, Afshari appeared...
  • SPECIAL UN ENVOY ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION CONCERNED OVER SITUATION OF IRANIAN JOURNALIST (Ganji)

    09/18/2005 6:39:57 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 4 replies · 225+ views
    UNITED NATIONS ^ | 16 September 2005
    The following statement was issued today by the Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Ambeyi Ligabo: "I wish to express again my deepest concern regarding the situation of journalist and writer Akbar Ganji whom I met on 8 November 2003 at the Evin prison, while visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran in my official capacity as Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. On that occasion, relevant Iranian authorities...
  • US again calls for immediate release of the Iranian journalist

    08/10/2005 1:20:23 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 7 replies · 303+ views
    IANS NEWS ^ | Aug 10
    Washington, Aug 10 (DPA) The US has called for the release of Iranian dissident journalist Akbar Ganji, whose health has deteriorated severely during his eight-week-old hunger strike. "Akbar Ganji is still in jail and he shouldn't be in jail, and it's wrong, and the time is long overdue to release this valiant defender of human rights and fundamental freedoms," US state department spokesman Adam Ereli said. Ereli could not confirm reports that Ganji ended his hunger strike. The US has regularly called for his release and says his detention demonstrates Iran's lack of commitment to human rights. "It's telling what...
  • Iranian dissident's home raided

    08/08/2005 11:42:03 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 14 replies · 470+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 8 August 2005
    Iranian authorities have raided the house of the country's best-known dissident, Akbar Ganji, supporters and relatives of the jailed writer say. His daughter telephoned a family friend during the raid who described her as being "very terrified". Mr Ganji has been on a hunger strike for 59 days and both his lawyer and his wife have urged him to end the protest. He was jailed in 2001 over articles linking Iranian leaders with a series of political killings in the 1990s. The BBC's Frances Harrison in Tehran says it is not clear why the authorities raided the house when Mr...
  • Orgainsed Islamic Terror

    08/07/2005 12:46:33 AM PDT · by Khashayar · 4 replies · 786+ views
    Persian Journal ^ | Aug 6, 2005 | Dawood Cohan
    Al Muhajiroun (Khavarej) is referred to a clandestine group of four who cooperated to assassinate four leaders at promptly the same time: Imam Ali who was a religious leader (the fourth Suni's Khalif and the first Shiite's Imam), Moavieh who was the leader of the land, Amro Aas who was a canning politician and a senior advisor to Moavieh, and - Of the four only one, namely Ibn Moljam, successfully carried out his assassination by wounding Imam Ali with a poisonous sword, during the Imam's pray. Imam Ali died of his wound on the third night, the 21st, of Ramadan....
  • Ledeen: Time to take down the terror masters in Tehran (Iranian Fission)

    08/01/2005 2:31:42 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 32 replies · 1,030+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 01, | M Ledeen
    One of my favorite reporters called late last week, saying he had learned that Coalition forces in Iraq had captured an Iranian vehicle entering Iraq with large quantities of shaped explosives, obviously headed for the terrorists. "So what?" was my reply. It happens most every day. But he was baffled. Why would the Iranians be supporting terrorist actions against Shiites? After all, didn't they want the Shiites to prevail in Iraq, so that there could be an Islamic republic there? His question — and he's a good reporter — shows once again how totally false stereotypes distort our ability to...
  • Corsi: Horrifying evidence of mullahs' rule of terror

    07/29/2005 11:40:31 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 21 replies · 1,193+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Jerome Corsi
    Kurds in Iran's western city of Mahabad are rioting against the Iranian government after the torture and brutal death of activist, Shovaneh Ghaderi, at the hands of the police. Shovaneh was a member of the Revolutionary Union of Kurdistan. His crime evidently was to call for autonomy in Kurdistan. Reports are that Shovaneh was shot by police and tied to a car. He was dragged by the car to the police station, suffering severe lacerations. At the police station, he was allegedly tortured until he died. Shovaneh was 25-years old at the time of his murder. The police brutality came...
  • Iranian Journalist 'Ganji' may die after 50-day hunger-strike in prison

    07/29/2005 10:21:23 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 28 replies · 407+ views
    Reporters Without Borders today condemned what it called "the criminal attitude" of Iran's top leaders in refusing to release journalist Akbar Ganji, who has now been on hunger-strike for nearly 50 days. "They must release him for humanitarian reasons. He has been unjustly detained for more than five years but he is a determined man," the worldwide press freedom organisation said, calling on the international community and journalists everywhere to join in exerting pressure on the Iranian government. Ganji will begin his 50th day without food on 31 July. He now weighs only 52 kg and is unconscious much of...
  • Iran's Political Prisoners: A Wake-up Call

    07/20/2005 4:03:29 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 2 replies · 448+ views
    Rooz Online ^ | Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 | Loes Bijnen
    The famous investigative journalist Akbar Ganji is said to be dying. He has been urgently transferred from his cell in Evin to a hospital in Tehran. On July 16 it was the 36th day of his hunger strike as a protest not just against his own and his fellow-prisoners’ illegal detention, but also against the undemocratic Islamic Republic and its unelected Supreme Leader-for-Life, a harsh dictator with absolute power. Ganji’s hunger strike is a scream for the world’s attention for the persistent violations of the most fundamental human rights in his country. And for the fate of the vast number...
  • Ganji’s Moment; The world watches as the “Iranian Havel” presses on

    07/19/2005 12:13:58 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 12 replies · 389+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 18th, 05 | Rachel Zabarkes Friedman
    Akbar Ganji is the Iranian journalist and dissident who for over a month now has been on hunger strike in Iran’s most infamous prison. Arrested in 2000 and ultimately sentenced to six years in jail for criticizing the regime, most notably in a series of articles he wrote implicating former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the murders of several dissidents and intellectuals, Ganji has become a symbol both inside Iran and out of the Islamic Republic’s techniques of repression and Iranians’ resistance. He published a powerful letter from prison after starting his hunger strike, and is reported to have recently...
  • Free Akbar Ganji (Iran's dissident writer on Hunger Strike in his prison cell)

    07/15/2005 12:16:20 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 7 replies · 311+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 15, 2005 | Front Page Magazine
    "My fallen face today exposes the true character of the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran. It has become a symbol of the just [struggle] against tyranny. My shattered face and frail body demonstrate the inherent contradictions of a regime in which the concepts of justice and tyranny have been transposed...” These are the words of Iranian political prisoner Akbar Ganji, from a letter he wrote to the London Arabic-language daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat. Ganji has been arrested and imprisoned numerous times for agitating for freedom of the press and other civil rights in Iran. As he explains in his...
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing July 14 on Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji

    07/14/2005 7:14:10 PM PDT · by Khashayar · 5 replies · 324+ views
    scoop.nz ^ | july 14th, 05
    IRAN Imprisoned Journalist Akbar Ganji / Concern Over Brutality Towards Peaceful Protestors / Importance of Freedom of the Press QUESTION: Can I ask you about the case of Ganji, the journalist who's jailed in Iran? My question is, the Bush Administration has made clear that they want him released and also has urged human rights group, the United Nations, to try and sort of pressure on the case. Given all that's happened in the United States about journalism and the journalist who has been jailed, does that kind of diminish your chances of persuading other people to do it? It's...
  • Iran: US Should Leave Dissident 'Ganji' Alone (sounds like Dems)

    07/13/2005 4:16:47 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 279+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jul 13, 05 | By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press Writer
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's government said Wednesday that President Bush shouldn't intervene in the case of a jailed Iranian dissident, particularly given allegations of U.S. human rights violations in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib prisons. Bush called Tuesday for Tehran to release Akbar Ganji, a journalist jailed for writing articles linking government officials to murder. The White House statement came as some 300 Ganji supporters gathered in front of the Tehran University to demand Ganji's release. "The White House talks about violations of human rights in Iran while the world hates the U.S. violations of human rights in both Guantanamo...
  • Jerome Corsi: Riot in Iran

    07/12/2005 11:44:50 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 47 replies · 1,518+ views
    WND ^ | July 12, 2005 | Jerome Corsi
    I have been receiving phone calls today from credible Iranians around the world who are saying that the mullahs and their hired thugs are beating and arresting activist dissidents who are outside Evin Prison protesting for the release of Akbar Ganji, who has been on a hunger strike for the last month. Ganji has gained international attention, not only because of his hunger strike, but also for his series of reports investigating the murders of several prominent dissidents and intellectuals. The mullahs imprisoned Ganji to silence him. His writing was very effective in showing the black hand of the mullahs...
  • Iranian dissident journalist 'Ganji' hits one month on hunger strike

    07/11/2005 2:46:06 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 3 replies · 293+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 11 July 2005 | AFP
    TEHERAN - Iran’s most prominent jailed dissident, journalist Akbar Ganji, has completed one month of hunger strike and is now demanding his unconditional release, his wife was quoted as saying on Monday. “After 31 days of hunger strike, Ganji has a very good morale and wishes to continue his action,” Massoumeh Shafiie told the semi-official ILNA news agency after meeting her husband in Tehran’s Evin prison. “He is demanding his unconditional release and believes the only way to secure this is by continuing his hunger strike. He says he will only eat when he is unconditionally freed,” she added. Ganji...
  • Democracy's Heroes (In the Middle East)

    07/08/2005 2:46:57 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 7 replies · 398+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri Jul 8, | The Monitor's View
    Islamic terrorists should learn this: Over the long term, it's simply not possible to stamp out democracy and freedom. They may puff with pride over perceived victories, such as Thursday's London bombings or the announced killing of Egypt's top diplomat in Iraq. But even in the terrorists' own backyard, individuals are taking a stand for liberty and human rights. Sometimes they're voters, such as in Lebanon and Iraq. Akbar Ganji, a political prisoner now in his fourth week of a hunger strike inside Iran's Evin Prison. And sometimes they're political opposition figures who simply refuse to give up. One of...
  • A Letter to Free People From Iran's Akbar Ganji

    07/07/2005 7:52:27 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 2 replies · 362+ views
    Freedom For Akbar Ganji
    Nineteen days have passed since I began my hunger strike. I have lost nineteen kilograms. I am imprisoned. I do not have permission to make phone calls or read newspapers. I have been denied visitation. I cannot walk outside my cell. The liars say they have no political prisoners. They say the political prisoners are not on hunger strike. They distort the facts by calling a cell a suite, saying that prisons are as comfortable as they can be in a hotel! Calling a donkey a parrot does not miraculously turn the donkey into a parrot! Prisoner is someone whose...
  • Iran - Canadian journalist 'beaten to death'

    07/16/2003 11:24:30 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 248+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 16, 2003
    Iran has acknowledged that a Canadian-Iranian photojournalist was beaten to death after her arrest outside a prison in Tehran. Vice President Ali Abtahi said Zahra Kazemi died "of a brain haemorrhage resulting from beatings". Ms Kazemi, 54, was detained on 23 June for taking pictures of Tehran's Evin prison. She was later pronounced dead after falling into a coma But officials in Tehran are still refusing to allow Canada to conduct its own investigation into the photographer's death. "We are knowledgeable enough to examine the body and find out the cause of her death, so we will not allow...