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.

SalavatiThe Iranian regime on Sunday tried a political prisoner on the fortieth day of his hunger strike, according to Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran.

Political prisoner Houshang Davoudi was summoned to a court chaired by Salavati.

AmessTehran regime must pay for crimes against humanity
The Washington Times - By David Amess

While the world rightly sanctions Iran over its nuclear proliferation, it is has been far less forceful in censuring the appalling human rights abuses in the Islamic republic. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, anxiously awaits her impending stoning sentence. The Tehran regime has announced that the execution of political prisoner Jaafar Kazemi is imminent. His crime? Refusing to appear on state television to denounce the activities of his teenage son, who has joined the opposition People's Mujahideen Organization of Iran (PMOI) in Iraq's Camp Ashraf. Last month, the regime amputated the hands of six men accused of stealing.

us un demoUnited Nations headquarters is no place for criminals

Whereas the Iranian regime continues to defy United Nations resolutions and presses ahead with its anti-Iranian and inhumane nuclear weapons program;

BahramiNCRI - The clerical regime in Iran tried a female protestor this week on charges of “acting against security,” “distributing propaganda against the establishment” and “moharebeh” (waging war on God).

Ms. Zahra Bahrami was arrested during Ashura day protests on December 27, 2009.

ValasakA European member of Parliament from the Czech Republic has sent a letter to the Iranian regime’s embassy in Brussels condemning its attempts to impede parliamentarians’ efforts to expose the regime’s crimes and to support the Iranian Resistance.

In his letter, Mr. Vlasak wrote, “I will do everything in my power to support dissidents and those movements working for change in Iran.”

ZandaniA 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.

HUFFINGTON POST - By Lord Robin Corbett

Dear Hillary,

We met your husband and you at the G8 summit reception in Birmingham when Bill spotted a Birmingham grandmother. Her photo was used as a publicity poster for the event. I can see you both now as Bill pointed and bellowed: 'Look Hillary, there's Marge.' I believe this poster ("Marge, get your hair done. Bill's coming to town") hung in the White House for a time!

clintonAP - 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.

WTThe Washington Times - Embassy Row - By James Morrison
European lawmakers are warning President Obamathat his failure to remove an exiled Iranian opposition group from the U.S. terrorist blacklist gives the brutal Iranian regime an excuse to execute domestic dissidents and pursue nuclear weapons.

Last week, 210 members of the European Parliament and the national parliaments of Britain, France and Italy sent a letter to Mr. Obama appealing to him to lift the terrorist classification of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).