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 number of prisoners were injured on Tuesday after the Iranian regime’s prison guards at Gohardasht prison attacked Hall no. 17, and beat a number of inmates while depriving them of the limited services available to them.
Prison guards forced prisoners to remain outside under the Sun for hours. When one of the inmates spoke out in protest, he was badly beaten by the guards.
The American Congress is planning to list an Arab speaking TV station tied to the Iranian on the list of sponsors of terrorism, according to state-run Raja News on Wednesday.
State-run media say the network, al-Alam, will appear on the list of supporters of terrorism once the proposal has been accepted by Congress. The US Treasury Secretary has ordered the network’s assets held by American banks to be frozen.
VOA - Human rights groups and the families of a number of Iranian opposition activists condemned to death as "enemies of God" are warning that their loved ones may soon be hanged after their sentences were recently confirmed by Iran's supreme court.
The Iranian government has come under scrutiny once again for its human rights record, as political prisoners condemned for being so-called "enemies of God," or mohareb, appear to be nearing the gallows.
HUFFINGTON POST - By Lord Robin Corbett
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A cleric recently expelled from Australia on security grounds has made an appearance at the “Conference for Iranians Abroad” which recently took place in Tehran.
Mansour Laqai, who was a regime agent to advance Tehran’s policies in Australia, was expelled from the country after Canberra flagged him as a security threat.
An American newspaper has reported that two men currently on trial for planning terrorist attacks in Manhattan have had ties with the Iranian regime. According to the paper, one of them admitted he felt bound to implement religious decrees issued by the Iranian regime’s leaders.
Examiner wrote on August 5, “Two suspects were convicted in Manhattan for a terrorism conspiracy that revealed ties to Iran and Venezuela.”
Spokesman of the Iranian regime’s foreign ministry, Ramin Mehmanparast, officially announced today that the regime has been after the expulsion of the PMOI members from Iran and expressed hope that “the criminal members of the PMOI would be handed over to Iran.” He made the revelation in a pre-planned question and answer session while the agents of the regime in Iraq have been speaking about the arrest and extradition of Ashraf residents and officials of the PMOI for the past few weeks.
Bloomberg - Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s biggest carmaker, halted exports to Iran in view of U.S. and United Nations sanctions over the country’s nuclear program.
Toyota stopped shipping Land Cruiser, Prado and Hiace models to Iran in June, Tokyo-based spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto said by phone today. “The company will continue to monitor the international situation” and hasn’t decided when exports will resume, she said.
AP - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday called on Iran to release all political prisoners and expressed alarm about the fate of several specific detainees.
Clinton said the U.S. believes that several Iranians are in danger of imminent execution for speaking out against the disputed June 2009 presidential election. She named three: Jafar Kazemi, Mohammad Haj Aghaei and Javad Lari.