The appalling show of forced confession of a woman condemned to stoning tramples upon all social values and human dignity
The mullahs' inhuman regime, faced with widespread protests over the death and stoning sentence of Ms. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, on Wednesday August 11, in an unprecedented move, forced this prisoner after two days of torture to participate in a disgusting televised show and to confess against her lawyer and herself.
The clerical regime in Iran has killed a prisoner in Karaj under torture, according to reports on Wednesday.
The victim, Hassan Qashqai was arrested after he protested State Security Forces (SSF) in Varamin city, and taken to solitary confinement at Karaj’s Gohardasht prison.
A member of an Arab committee supporting Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where 3,400 Iranian dissidents reside, said on Wednesday that pressures and restrictions imposed on the camp are instigated by the Iranian regime.
Mehdi al-Atyat of the Arab Delegation in Defense of Ashraf added that the Iranian regime “meddles in Iraqi internal affairs when it comes to issues surrounding Ashraf residents.”
As protests grow over the Iranian regime’s extensive and destructive meddling in Iraq, including commission of terrorist attacks and obstructing the formation of a new government, Tehran’s new ambassador to the country has warned that he will file complaints against those who talk about Iranian regime meddling.
The comments in fact fanned the flames of anger in Iraq towards the regime with Dr. Iyad Allawi, the leader of the winning list during the March elections, demanding the expulsion of the regime’s ambassador, Hassan Danaifar.
A prominent political prisoner and union activist in Iran has been sentenced to another year in prison by the Iranian regime on fabricated charges.
On Wednesday, Harana news agency reported that Mansour Osanlou, the head of the Greater Tehran Bus Company Syndicate, was tried in the city of Karaj and sentenced to a year in prison.
A member of the security committee of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament) warned about the persistence of protests by Tehran’s youths on Wednesday, saying that it threatens Tehran’s security.
Parviz Sarvari was quoted by the state-run Mehr news agency as saying that, “All eyes are now focused on Tehran and the smallest happening in this city will be noted everywhere. So, a single burning tire in Tehran [during protests] will be noticed more than a burning city elsewhere.”
In an appalling and inhumane move, the Iranian regime forced a woman sentenced to be stoned to make “confessions” against herself on state-run TV.
The televised so-called confession on August 12 comes in the midst of international outrage over a stoning sentence against the woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, by the clerical regime.
As part of a global campaign in solidarity with Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where 3,400 Iranian dissidents reside, a ceremony was held at St. Mark’s Church in London where supporters of the Iranian resistance and relatives of Ashraf residents in the UK exposed crimes committed by the clerical regime against the Iranian people and Camp Ashraf.
After a sermon, Reverend Roger Gayler talked about Ashraf and the valuable role played by the camp’s residents in inspiring the Iranian people who are under the clutches of the mullahs.
Growing protests by the people of Iraq against the chaotic status quo are being interpreted as a sign of the entrenched dissatisfaction in society against Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, which could pave the way for the formation of a new government.
A new government has not yet been formed even as five months have passed since parliamentary elections in March, which led to the defeat of incumbent al-Maliki and the victory of the al-Iraqiya list headed by Dr. Iyad Allawi.
A member of the State of Law coalition in Iraq has called on the Iranian regime to act as a responsible neighbor when it comes to the security and stability of Iraq, al-Hurra TV reported on Wednesday.
Ezzat Shabandar said in an interview with al-Hurra that the Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraqi politics and security is not a secret. The regime wants to shape the politics of Iraq in accordance with its own agenda and interests, he said.