Archiv für den Tag 23. August 2011
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We at Mission Free Iran/ICRIR have received confirmation that The European Court of Human Rights has received the official complaint that was lodged on behalf of the case of Iranian asylum seeker in Cyprus Mr Hadi Jahednorouzi’s refugee case (ARC: 5395940)
The wheelchair bound anti Iranian Regime activist seeking Refugee status in Cyprus, who is on the verge of imminent and illegal deportation by the government of Cyprus today.
UANI Renews Call for Manhattan Hotels to Refuse to Host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad During the 2011 UN General Assembly
New York, NY - On Tuesday, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) renewed its call on New York City hotels to refuse to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) next month.
On August 16, The Daily Beast published an Op-Ed by UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, entitled “Hotels Should Ban Ahmadinejad.” Given Ahmadinejad’s statements denying 9/11 and the Iranian regime’s covert alliance with Al Qaeda, Ambassador Wallace asked whether any Manhattan hotels could “honestly think it appropriate to provide accommodations to the leader of such a detestable government, specifically in the very city where the worst of 9/11 occurred?” Lies den Rest dieses Artikels
1450 GMT: Elections Watch. Mohammad Nabi Habibi, a leader of the conservative Motalefeh Party, has again raised the prospect of a deal between his faction and reformists for Parliamentary elections in March: “Participation of reformers in the elections is good for the country, not all of them are seditionists”.
AP: ”Iran’s president claimed on Tuesday the country’s military can cripple enemies on their own ground as Tehran put a new Iranian-made cruise missile on display, the latest addition to the nation’s growing arsenal. The state TV reported that the new missile, showcased at a ceremony in Tehran, is designed for sea-based targets, with a range of 200 kilometers and is capable of destroying a warship. The TV said it can travel at low altitudes and has a lighter weight and smaller dimensions. ‘The best deterrence is that the enemy does not dare to invade,’ President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said during the ceremony. As he spoke, the TV showed footage of the weapon, dubbed ‘Ghader,’ or ‘Capable’ in Farsi. ‘The enemy should be crippled on its own ground and not over the skies of Tehran,’ said Mr. Ahmadinejad.” http://t.uani.com/qMXYQh
A relative of human rights activist and banned student Kouhyar Goudarzi, who was arrested and transferred to an unknown location on 31 July by unidentified forces, spoke with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran about Goudarzi’s arrest. “Kouhyar was a guest at a friend’s home when he, his host, and another guest were arrested. Unofficial sources told us that Kouhyar and the other two individuals with him were arrested by Intelligence Ministry forces. However, judicial and security authorities have so far maintained silence about this and we remain in a complete information blackout. We do not know which individuals carried out the arrests and with what intentions. Some of the neighbors of the home in which Kouhyar was arrested have said that plainclothes individuals entered the home by force and without showing a warrant, taking the three with them after a while.”
Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, a blogger arrested after the 2009 presidential election, was beaten by IRGC security forces after writing a letter to Tehran’s Prosecutor detailing his condition in Evin Prison.Ronaghi is currently suffering from severely damaged kidneys and is in need of serious medical attention.In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Zoleikha Mousavi and Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, Ronaghi’s mother and father, talked about their most recent prison visit with their son and said that the reason for the beating was his letter.
Massoud Shafiee, the lawyer representing the three Americans on trial in Iran, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he was uninformed of the ruling issued by the lower court in his clients’ cases, as announced on Iranian television today. According to what Iranian media announced today, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were each sentenced to three years in prison for illegal entry and to another five years on charges of espionage. Shafiee told the Campaign that just as soon as the ruling is officially served to him, he will express his opinion about it. Asked whether it is possible to file suit against the judge with the Judges Court for issuing a sentence that is not supported by the evidence in the case, he told the Campaign: “The Judge, unfortunately, is not committed to the requirement of ‘proportionate sentencing;’ we have ways of recourse available to us.”