24 January 2011

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt called for Iran to stop using the death penalty.

“I condemn today’s execution in Iran of Jafar Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj-Aghaie. They were arrested during the unrest that followed the 2009 election and I am particularly concerned by reports that they were executed for political offences.

The Canadian government has lashed out at the Iranian regime for trying to cancel the screening of a documentary in Canada that critiques the regime’s nuclear program, according to National Post on Wednesday.

The paper wrote that the Heritage Minister, James Moore, instructed Library and Archives Canada to show a documentary called Iranium critiquing Iran’s nuclear program after “numerous threats of protest and an official request from the Iranian embassy in Canada to not present the film Tuesday night, as scheduled.”

Women in Iran are now banned from watching World Cup and Asian Cup soccer matches in theaters, according to the state-affiliated Khabar Online on Thursday.

The website said, women, who are already banned from going to stadiums to watch soccer games are now barred from theaters that screen the matches as well.

International call by Maryam Rajavi

In a horrible crime, the clerical regime hanged 10 prisoners in Gohardasht prison on Wednesday, January 19. The day before, another prisoner was hanged in Zarand prison in Kerman province. Thereby the number of executions during past month reached 87.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011 09:24    .NCRI – Ten prisoners allegedly involved in offences related to drug trafficking were hanged early this morning, reported state-run news agency ISNA.

Some of the prisoners were heavily fined, properties confiscated, and had to receive dozens of lashes before their sentences were carried out.

The prominent human rights group Amnesty International released a statement on Saturday urging the Iraqi government to stop the forcible deportation of several Iranian refugees from Ahvaz.

“Amnesty International has urged the Iraqi authorities to prevent the forcible return to Iran of several members of the Ahwazi Arab minority amid fears that they would be at serious risk of torture and other human rights violations in Iran,” the statement read.

The Iranian regime executed a political prisoner in the northwestern city of Oroumieh on Saturday, according to reports.

Hossein Khezri was hanged without the prior knowledge of his family or lawyer.

The husband of an Iranian lawyer human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was arrested on the weekend in Iran, news sources reported on Sunday.

After receiving a summoning notice last week, Reza Khandan referred to Evin prison in Tehran where he was subsequently detained.

In a suppressive and criminal decision, Mrs. Nasrin Sotoudeh, lawyer of political prisoners in Iran, has been sentenced to 11 years of imprisonment, 20 year ban on leaving the country, and 20 year ban on practicing law. She was charged with “collaborating against state security, propaganda against the establishment, and not observing hejab (the regime’s dress code) while delivering speech.”

Assault on Ashraf – No. 4

Some of the agents brought to Ashraf today came from Basra, Amara, Nasseriah and Baghdad and they are mainly between 15 and 18. These agents were taken to Najaf, Karbala and Samara in the past two days and the regime’s embassy paid for all the costs.