LarejaniThe Iranian regime’s parliamentary speaker has admitted that the regime is facing “difficult threats” in comments that echoed growing fears in the regime over recent domestic and regional developments.

Ali Larijani made the unprecedented remarks during a speech in Qom, according to the state-run Mehr news agency on Friday.


BekvandAnother prisoner has died in Iran due to the tortures imposed by the clerical regime’s prison guards. Mohsen Bikvand, who was being held at Karaj’s Gohardasht prison, lost his life under torture on Tuesday night local time.

Mr. Bikvand was reportedly placed under cruel torture on numerous occasions by the regime’s agents. He died in Ward no. 6 in Hall 16.

Lord CotterI would like to send a message to the Iranian demonstrators in New York who plan to protest in support of human rights and democracy in Iran and to condemn the visit of the Iranian regime's terrorist president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the UN later this month.

I strongly believe that the US should not permit Ahmadinejad and his cronies to travel to New York and the UN should not welcome him at the General Assembly.

Mojhedin-ZendanGermany’s Deutsche Welle radio broadcasted a report about recent remarks made by the Iranian regime’s foreign minister that there have been no political executions by the mullahs in Iran.

On Monday, Manouchehr Mottaki, the mullahs’ Foreign Minister, told the weekly German magazine Der Spiegel that, “No one in Iran has been executed on political grounds.”

Ahmadi Go to HellA newspaper in Iran affiliated with the mullahs’ President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has expressed worries about a scheduled protest against Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York City this month.

A large demonstration is scheduled to be held by Iranian exiles and opponents of the regime in front of the UN headquarters on September 23, where Ahmadinejad will be attending the UN General Assembly session.

Arjang DavodiPolitical prisoner Arjang Davoudi in a coma

The health of a political prisoner in Iran’s Gohardasht prison has deteriorated rapidly after a 48 day hunger strike, according to obtained reports on Monday. Arjang Davoudi is now in a coma but the clerical regime is preventing access to medical treatment for the political prisoner. Prison authorities have reportedly left him on a stretcher in Gohardasht prison’s Ward 3 hallway.

Dr. Rashid Aliev A physicist from the country of Azerbaijan specializing in laser technology, who spent a year and a half in Iranian prisons and was recently released and extradited to his native country, has revealed his experience at the Iranian regime’s prisons as well as the regime’s tactics to hold him captive.

In an interview  on Tuesday, Dr. Rashid Aliev said he was surprised by “arbitrary trials and violations of prisoners’ rights in Iran.” He added that he was most inspired by the high morale, persistence and world outlook of political prisoners at Ward 209 of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.

AhmadiIn an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal this week, Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies suggested that the Iranian regime is faltering with opposition against it spreading in the streets, in prisons, and even in the military.

GhiyamA member of the faction close to the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader has said that last year’s protests by the Iranian people were an “extremely heavy and serious blow to the image of the” clerical regime.

Shiva - AmnestyFurther information on UA: 347/09 Index: MDE 13/086/2010 Iran Date: 23 August 2010

Journalist and human rights defender Shiva Nazar Ahari appears to have been charged with moharebeh (enmity with God), which can carry the death penalty. Her next hearing is scheduled for 4 September 2010. She is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for the peaceful exercise of her rights to freedom of expression and association.