The commander of the Iranian regime’s Bassij Force has voiced anxiety over potential protests by students across the country against the clerical regime, saying there had recently been “worrying” questions posed by the students, according to state-run media. Speaking to a number of Bassij agents at schools on Monday, Mohammad Reza Naqdi said, “Today is the era of soft warfare, the aim of which is to rule over hearts and minds. Since last winter, a group [of agents] went to various schools to raise awareness. But they faced questions that are cause for concern. That is where we realized the enemy has concentrated most on the younger generations. .. The enemy is targeting a community that is in the process of learning.”
The Iranian regime has sentenced a retired school teacher to five years in prison for participating in anti-regime demonstrations on December 27.
Reuters - Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), speaks to supporters at a gathering in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris July 17, 2010.
Sheikh Teysir, Former Palestinian Chief Justice
Greetings to the residents of Ashraf.
We are gathered in Paris in solidarity with you. Your cause is just and you should hold on to it as the world is with you.
Nariman Al Roussan
My sisters and brothers in Ashraf !
Greetings from an Arab sister who admires you, greetings from Jordan, a country which was once your host, and supported you in your struggle to obtain glorious victory with the help of God; Greetings wrapped in the aroma carried by the winds from Palestine over our countries; The aroma of Palestine which inspires sacrifice in us; and you are part of this message.
By BRIAN LILLEY, Parliamentary Bureau
TORONTO SUN - OTTAWA - It's a country that will execute women for adultery, has more than 100 children under 18 on death row and answered public protests over election results by opening fire on crowds numbering in the thousands.
New York Times - BRUSSELS — The European Union is considering tough new sanctions against Iran to protest its nuclear program, including banning investment in the oil and gas sector and tightening restrictions on shipping and finance.
State Department told to give group chance to rebut charges
The Washington Times - A federal appeals court has ruled that the State Department must re-evaluate its terrorist designation of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), the main resistance organization of the Islamic republic.
The Huffington Post
By: Allan Gerson
Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington ruled that the U.S. State Department cannot arbitrarily designate the People's Mujahadin Organization of Iran (PMOI) as a foreign terrorist organization, thus imposing criminal penalties on any American citizen who offers so much as a nickel to the group.
One of the prisoners hanged in public
On Monday morning, July 19, in the city of Ahwaz, the inhumane regime ruling Iran hanged a prisoner, named "A. Sh." in public. Three prisoners with the names of "Abbas Y.", "Rouhollah B." and "Mohammad Na'im Sh." were hanged in Kerman's prison the previous day.