Archiv für den Tag 28. August 2011
1420 GMT:The US Hikers. The lawyer for US citizens Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, sentenced earlier this month to eight-year prison sentences on charges of espionage and illegal entry has said that he has filed an appeal.
Fattal and Bauer were arrested, along with American Sarah Shourd, who in July 2009 while hiking along the Iran-Iraq border. They had 20 days to appeal the sentence.
Shourd was freed on $500,000 last September and did not return for trial.
1400 GMT: Environment Watch. Twenty-two Iranian lawmakers have called on the Presiding Board of Parliament to take “expert and immediate” action to counter the rapid shrinkage of Lake Orumiyeh in Western Azerbaijan Province in northwest Iran.
Report from Friday 26 August 2011: Ali Mansouri was on the plane this morning in Stockholm Sweden. The flight was about to take off to deport this young man to hell in Iran. But these beautiful people would not give up on Ali. The humane front would not let him be sent back to the bloody hands of the Islamic regime. The activists on the ground decided to pool their money & bought a ticket to Tehran.
Matthias from Justice Party in Sweden got on the plane. Matthias managed to arrange for a feed from Swedish national television to film what was happening on the plane. The activists on ground managed to stop deportation of Ali Mansouri. When I was talking to Ahmad Fatemi you could hear celebration on TV. LONG LIVE ANDISHE, MATTHIAS, EBI & EVERYONE THERE WHO REPRESENTED THE HUMANE FRONT FOR ALL OF US!!!
We thank each and every one of you who supported Ali Mansouri.
Here is Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet’s account: Aktivister stoppade avvisning på Arlanda
Here is the report from the Justice Party
1448 GMT: James Miller is back, and he provides a Cross-post from the Syria liveblog:
Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Saleh warned the “outsiders” and called on Damascus to recognise the “legitimate demands” of its people. He said:
The government should answer to the demands of its people, be it Syria, Yemen or other countries.
The people of these nations have legitimate demands and the governments should reply to these demands as soon as possible.
Syria is an important link in the resistance chain [against Israel] and some want to cut off this link in the chain. A vacuum in the Syrian regime would have an unpredictable impact for the region and its neighbours.
EIL: Opposition Leader’s Safety in Danger as Karroubi Spends 42 Days in Complete Isolation (ENG+Farsi)
- The Campaign holds Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, directly responsible for the safety and health of Karroubi and Mousavi and calls on him to immediately release them.
“Under the Manipulation of Psychiatrists to Make Televised Confession,” Source Says
(28 August 2011) Iranian Opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi is in grave danger of physical and psychological harm, as news of his complete isolation for the past 42 days emerged today, said the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The Campaign called for his immediate release.