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  • Iran giving out condoms for criminals to rape us, say jailed activists

    06/24/2011 6:03:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    guardian ^ | 24 June 2011 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Smuggled letters allege authorities are using mass rape as a weapon inside Iran's most notorious prisons. Prison guards in Iran are giving condoms to criminals and encouraging them to systematically rape young opposition activists locked up with them...authorities are intentionally facilitating mass rape and using it as a form of punishment. Mehdi Mahmoudian, an outspoken member of Iran's Participation Front, a reformist political party, is among those prisoners who have succeeded in smuggling out letters revealing the extent of rape inside some of the most notorious prisons. ... one young prisoner was raped seven times in a single night. "In...
  • Iran bans contact with 60 groups

    01/05/2010 4:17:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 393+ views
    Ynet News ^ | 01/05/10
    Iran bans contact with 60 groups Ban includes BBC, Human Rights Watch and Israel Radio. Veteran Persian-language broadcaster in Israel says this is not the first time Iran points the finger at media AFP Iran has banned its citizens from having contact with 60 organizations including the BBC, Human Rights Watch and opposition website Rahesabz as well as US-funded broadcasters, state media have reported. The deputy intelligence minister in charge of external affairs said that the 60 blacklisted groups were suspected of being involved in efforts by Western governments to topple the Islamic regime as part of a "soft war"...
  • Iran Says Several Foreigners Arrested During Unrest

    01/04/2010 5:12:28 AM PST · by edpc · 3 replies · 256+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4 Jan 2010 | Reuters
    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran said on Monday several foreign citizens were arrested during clashes between opposition supporters and security forces last month, state television reported.
  • Video Shows Iranian Government Now Using Vehicles to Plow into Protesters - Video

    12/30/2009 6:32:51 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 638+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 30, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video obtained by CNN which shows Iranian Government vehicles plowing into a crowd of protesters in Tehran as they rallied against the thug regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It is clear the regime will stop at nothing to try and destroy the protest movement. . . . . (VIDEO)
  • Sitting Out Another Iranian Intifada?

    12/28/2009 6:01:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 614+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Mideast: As the death of a dissident cleric spawns renewed protests, Sen. John Kerry seeks to make nice with the oppressors of those who truly deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. How about regime change, Senator? The death toll from the brutal suppression of the latest round of Iranian protests against their government has reached double digits. We wonder if the senator still wants to be the highest U.S. official to visit Tehran since U.S. hostages were held for 444 days by the very same regime. To Kerry and this administration, the problem is one of mistrust and misunderstanding. Come, let...
  • Deadly Protests Break Out in Iran

    12/27/2009 4:03:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 34 replies · 1,241+ views
    Fox/AP ^ | December 27, 2009
    TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the capital Sunday, killing at least four people in the fiercest clashes in months, opposition Web sites and witnesses said.
  • Iran Militia Halts Former President’s Speech

    12/27/2009 4:43:04 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 671+ views
    On Saturday night in Tehran, members of a pro-government militia broke into a mosque where former President Mohammad Khatami, a reformist leader, was speaking, forcing him to break off before concluding his remarks. As my colleague Nazila Fathi reports, “about 50 vigilantes armed with chains, batons and pepper spray disrupted a speech by Mr. Khatami at Jamaran Mosque in Tehran, the home mosque of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.”
  • Reports: Iran protesters killed by government forces

    12/27/2009 8:15:57 AM PST · by Flavius · 11 replies · 446+ views
    scm ^ | 12/27/09 | scm
    After two days of anti-government demonstrations in Tehran, there are reports that up to four protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces.
  • Obama’s Shame: Revolution Continues in Iran, Sound of Silence from White House

    12/27/2009 12:05:50 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies · 587+ views
    Here's my latest post for NewsReal. When Iranian lovers of liberty and democracy decided that the mad Mullahs had persecuted, tortured and killed them long enough, and organized protest after protest against their rule, you expected America to come out in support of them. After all, the “land of the free and the home of the brave” has always been an example and inspiration to all those who love freedom. Sadly, no word of support came from the White House. Instead of praising the brave Iranians protesting against the Islamo-fascist thugs who have oppressed them for three decades already, President...
  • Death Toll Rises to 10 as Clashes in Iran Intensify [Why Not Say: "Mullahs Gun Down 10"?]

    12/27/2009 4:03:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies · 574+ views
    NYTimes ^ | December 28th 2009
    Death Toll Rises to 10 as Clashes in Iran Intensify ROBERT F. WORTH and NAZILA FATHI December 27, 2009 BEIRUT, Lebanon — Iranian police opened fire into crowds of protesters on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and setting off a day of chaotic street battles that seemed poised to deepen the country’s civil unrest, as demonstrators flooded the streets in cities across Iran and fiercely fought back against security forces, witnesses and opposition Web sites said. The protests, on the holiday commemorating the death of Hussein, Shiite Islam’s holiest martyr, were the bloodiest and among the largest since the...
  • Canada Condemns Iran’s Crackdown on Protesters

    12/27/2009 7:23:51 PM PST · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 756+ views
    (No. 397 – December 27, 2009 – 4:35 p.m. EST) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement regarding Iran’s crackdown on protesters in Tehran: “Canada is deeply concerned by the Iranian regime’s violent crackdown today, December 27, against Iranian citizens who were exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly on the occasion of Ashura. “Iranian security forces once again used intimidation and violence against citizens of Iran. The Iranian regime’s continued effort to restrict freedom of expression and assembly, thereby depriving its citizens of their rights, is deplorable, especially on the holy...
  • Iran: collection of videos of today's protests

    12/27/2009 10:52:02 PM PST · by freedom44 · 3 replies · 393+ views
    Iran: Green Movement ^ | 12/27/09 | Iran: Green Movement
    Large video collection of today's pro-Democracy protests in Iran. Video collection here
  • Iran-- Protesters stopped police car and free protesters from inside (Video)

    12/28/2009 12:35:15 AM PST · by bogusname · 5 replies · 774+ views
    Live Leak ^ | Dec. 27, 2009 | agharazi
    These people are standing up to their evil government and fighting back. They are in the right. The U.S. should be standing behind them.
  • Iran is united, Ahmadinejad tells West (smirk)

    12/28/2009 12:49:24 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 7 replies · 546+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 12/28/09 | ?
    TEHRAN - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned the West that it must not assume that Iran is a divided society as the country faced some demonstrations following the June presidential election. "The Western politicians think something happening in Iran and Iran has become weakened. That is a mistake. They do not know Iran. The people of Iran are united and they would certainly defend rights and interests," Ahmadinejad explained. The president also added the West must not think that Iran's position has been weakened in defending its legal rights as it faces some opposition at home by some groups. "There...
  • Iran declares martial law in Najafabad - website

    12/28/2009 5:58:35 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 4 replies · 300+ views
    WashingtonTV ^ | Monday, 28 December 2009 | N/A
    Washington, 28 December (WashingtonTV)-Iranian authorities have declared martial law in the city of Najafabad, the hometown of the dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who died last week, a pro-reform website reported on Sunday. The Rahesabz website said that at 9 pm local time [17:30 GMT], security forces used loudspeakers to announce martial law and asked citizens not to leave their homes. The declaration was the first since the 1978-79 Islamic revolution overturned the former Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The declaration came as security forces clashed with protesters across Iran, who were making use of the Shiite holy day...
  • Iran: protesters beyond the control of the opposition leaders

    12/28/2009 6:10:59 AM PST · by DGHoodini · 12 replies · 667+ views
    The Examiner ^ | Monday, 28 December 2009 | Ahmed Souaiaia
    There are signs that the opposition leaders are no longer in control of the anti-government elements. Protesters used the opportunity of the presence of large crowds gathered to celebrate Ashura and unleashed a wave of violent clashes with security forces Sunday resulting in at least eight deaths. According to eyewitness reports, banks, bus stops, cabbage containers, and cars were set on fire during the protests. Chants of slogans against government officials and some religious leaders were heard in Tehran. Police say deadly force was not used to disperse the protesters, adding that the deaths are under investigation. Confirming the violent...
  • Arrests At New Iranian Protest

    07/21/2009 6:32:04 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies · 173+ views
    Arrests at new Iranian protests Iranian riot police are reported to have arrested a number of pro-reform protesters in Tehran after demonstrations turned violent. Police clashed with hundreds of people marching despite a ban on public gatherings since the disputed election in June, Reuters news agency said. The re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sparked widespread protests and allegations of vote-rigging. Defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has continued to contest the result. Mr Mousavi has issued statements opposing the election result, saying detention of protesters would not end opposition. Witnesses said hundreds or even thousands of people took to the streets...
  • Iranian protesters remain resolute(Emails from Iran below)

    06/15/2003 9:05:44 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 28 replies · 355+ views
    BBC ^ | 15 June 2003 | BBC STAFF and Emailers from Iran
    Iranian protesters remain resolute(Emails from Iran below) The protests have drawn large crowds every night Crowds of students in the Iranian capital Tehran have staged a fifth night of protests to express anger about the slow pace of reform in the country. The rare show of defiance against the power of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has been harshly suppressed by the Iranian authorities, who used tear gas, clubs, and iron bars to disperse the crowds. BBC News Online has received e-mails from some of the demonstrators and others affected by the action. The following comments reflect the balance...