Archiv für den Tag 30. Mai 2012
Guardian: ”The US has accused Iran of ‘aiding and abetting’ the massacre of women and children in Houla by providing support for the Syrian militia accused of carrying out the slaughter. The state department said that Tehran was ‘bragging’ about its role at the weekend after the deputy commander of Iran’s elite Quds force said the force has units inside Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad. Victoria Nuland, the state department spokeswoman, said that Iran’s hand is clearly visible in the killing of more than 100 people, including scores of young children, by a Syrian militia group, the Shabiha, which closely resembles an Iranian militia, the Basij. ‘The Iranians have clearly supplied support and training and advice to the Syrian army, but this Shabiha thug force mirrors the same force that the Iranians use. The Basij and the Shabiha are the same type of thing and clearly reflects the tactics and the techniques that the Iranians use for their own suppression of civil rights,’ she said.” http://t.uani.com/LeAv4L
AP: ”A senior Iranian military official says Iran’s oil industry was briefly affected by a powerful computer virus that has unprecedented data-snatching capabilities and can eavesdrop on computer users. Gholam Reza Jalali, who heads an Iranian military unit in charge of fighting sabotage, said Wednesday that Iranian experts had found and defeated the Flame virus. Jalali told state radio Wednesday that the oil industry was the only governmental body affected and all problems had been resolved.” http://t.uani.com/LFye1R Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
Der Erste Senat des Bundesverfassungsgerichts verhandelt am 20. Juni 2012, 10.00 Uhr, im Sitzungssaal des Bundesverfassungsgerichts, Amtssitz „Waldstadt“, Rintheimer Querallee 11, 76131 Karlsruhe über die Vorlagen des Landessozialgerichts Nordrhein-Westfalen zu der Frage, ob die Grundleistungen nach § 3 Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz (AsylbLG), hier bezogen auf einen Erwachsenen und ein Kind, verfassungsgemäß sind. Rechtlicher Hintergrund: Mit dem Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz wurde mit Wirkung ab 1. November 1993 ein Gesetz zum Mindestunterhalt von bestimmten ausländischen Staatsangehörigen geschaffen, das außerhalb des für Deutsche und diesen Gleichgestellte geltenden materiellen Rechts deutlich abgesenkte Leistungen festsetzte und vorrangig Sachleistungen anstelle von Geldleistungen vorsah. Das Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz stand im Kontext der Bemühungen der damaligen Bundesregierung in den Jahren 1990 bis 1993, die damals relativ hohe Zahl der Flüchtlinge nach Deutschland zu begrenzen, einem Missbrauch des Asylrechts entgegenzutreten und die Kosten für die Aufnahme und allgemeine Versorgung der Flüchtlinge gering zu halten sowie vorrangig Sachleistungen auszugeben. Der persönliche Anwendungsbereich des Asylbewerberleistungsgesetzes wurde im Laufe der Jahre ausgeweitet. Dieses Gesetz findet heute auf Menschen in rechtlich und tatsächlich sehr unterschiedlichen Lebenslagen Anwendung. Leistungsberechtigte nach dem Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz sind Asylsuchende, Kriegsflüchtlinge und andere im Besitz einer Aufenthaltserlaubnis befindliche Personen, Geduldete und vollziehbar Ausreisepflichtige sowie deren Ehegatten, Lebenspartner und minderjährige Kinder.
پس از اعلان و صدور حكم ارتداد از سوی برخی مراجع اسلامی و اعلام مرتد بودن شاهین نجفی خواننده رپ ایرانی در واكنش به این آهنگ مؤسسه هنر ناب اسلامی تصمیم به تولید یک بازی فلش گرفت.
« محبت نیوز» – به گزارش موسسه هنر ناب اسلامی، در این بازی فلش اعلام شده است كه تمام محبین اهل بیت که بر اساس دغدغه و غیرت دینی ، پس از اطلاع از تولید اثر موسیقیایی شاهین نجفی و اهانت وی به امام علی النقی در متن و تصویر تبلیغ آن ،در قلب خود آرزوی اجرای حکم قتل وی را – به واسطه ارتداد – دارند، می توانند با شلیک به این نماینده شیطان ، برای کشتن او تمرین کنند.
در تصمیم به تولید این بازی فلش نیز آورده شده است كه، نمادهای شیطان پرستی كه به وفور در آثار پیشین شاهین نجفی نیز مشاهده می شود – مؤسسه هنر ناب اسلامی تصمیم به تولید یک بازی فلش در واکنش به این هتک حرمت آشکار گرفت و به لطف الهی و با عنایت امام هادی این توفیق حاصل شد که در مدت زمانی کمتر از ده روز، این اثر را به شیعیان آن امام پیشکش نماییم.
گفته می شود هدف اصلی این بازی، نمایش انزجار عمومی شیعیان از چنین رفتارهای حرمت شکنانه و اعلام آمادگی همه جانبه برای اجرای حکم قتل برای این مرتد است.
|TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) — The anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war is an unforgettable day in the history of Iran.|
Photographer Hoda Rostami in her “Forbidden City” (see last item in entry)
Our colleagues at Arseh Sevom, the NGO promoting civil society in Iran, post their latest summary of developments in the country:
Fewer Clerics in Parliament
The new Parliament officially began operation on the 27th of May in Tehran.
According to 24 Online News, the number of parliamentarians who are clerics has dropped “to an extent that after 32 years of the Islamic Republic’s victory, a comprehensive research must address all aspects of this change”. The report adds “the first parliament had 153 seats given to clerics, the number plummeted to 44 MPs in the eighth parliament and, now, in the ninth round of Majlis there are 27 legislators who are clerics”. (Historical numbers vary. For more information on Iran’s electoral system read the report Duality by Design (pdf) from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems.)
House of Cinema Re-opened, Then Re-closed
This week, many found hope in reports that the Iranian Alliance of Motion Picture Guilds (House of Cinema), whose closure was ordered last year, would be allowed to re-open. The chairperson of the House of Cinema’s management board announced that the organization “will resume its operation as of…7th of Khordad (27th of May)”. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
Freitag, 1.Juni 2012 – 20:15 Uhr
Teheran im Sommer 2005: Mit einem Sieg gegen Bahrain kann sich die iranische Fußball-Nationalmannschaft für die WM in Deutschland qualifizieren. In einem der vielen Fanbusse, die unterwegs zum Stadion sind, sitzt zwischen lautstarken Schlachtenbummlern eine junge Frau (Sima Mobarak-Shahi), die sich mit Baseballmütze und weiten Hosen als Junge verkleidet hat.
Sie ist begeisterter Fußballfan und will unbedingt ins Stadion. Doch im Iran ist Frauen der Zutritt zu Fußballarenen verboten – angeblich weil die Männer hier für Frauenohren ungeeignete Flüche loslassen. Der illegale Ticketverkäufer nutzt die Situation aus und knöpft ihr das Doppelte für eine Eintrittskarte ab. Doch bevor das Spiel angepfiffen wird, nimmt man die junge Frau an einem Kontrollpunkt fest. Hinter einer Absperrung direkt an der Tribünenmauer, wo sie vorübergehend gefangen genommen wird, trifft sie auf andere Mädchen, die ebenfalls versucht hatten, ins Stadion zu gelangen; unter ihnen eine junge Frau in Soldatenuniform , die es damit sogar bis auf die Ehrentribüne schaffte. Das Spiel beginnt, das Stadion verwandelt sich in einen Hexenkessel. Die Frauen streiten derweil mit den jungen Soldaten aus der Provinz, die ihren Militärdienst ableisten müssen und restlos damit überfordert sind, die wortgewandten Teheranerinnen im Zaum zu halten. Eines der Mädchen will wissen, warum im vorherigen Spiel gegen Japan die japanischen Frauen ins Stadion durften und die iranischen nicht. So genau kann der Soldat ihr das nicht erklären und ist heilfroh, als seine Gefangenen in einen Bus verfrachtet und zur Sittenpolizei gekarrt werden.
Doch nach dem Sieg der iranischen Fußballer herrscht in den Straßen Teherans euphorische Feierstimmung, die irgendwann auf die Soldaten überspringt … Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
Russia’s Foreign Ministry says U.S. unilateral sanctions against Iran are contrary to international law, the Russian news agency Interfax reports.
U.S. sanctions taking effect next month will impose punitive measures against companies and countries that do business with Iran. These sanctions, according to U.S. authorities, are meant to force Iran to stop enriching uranium, which they claim may lead to the production of nuclear weapons.
Iran rejects allegations that it is trying to build nuclear weapons and insists that its nuclear program is peaceful. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
by ALEX VATANKA
From trade to sectarian issues to regional influence, angles within angles.
The Iranian-Turkish conflict over the future of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has the potential to set back relations between Ankara and Tehran by decades. Still, the conflict has not reached a tipping point and it is unlikely to do so as long as the Iranian-Turkish rivalry is limited only to tactical efforts by each side in shaping the power struggle in Syria. What will significantly change the Iran-Turkey-Syria equation is if Tehran concludes that Turkey is leading a U.S.-backed drive to bring about regime changes in the Middle East — a “Libyan model” that can be repeated first in Syria and later in Iran.Absent such a scenario, Iran is neither overly free to shape the outcome in Syria nor so reliant on its regime that it will risk all other regional interests to prop up Assad. Seen from Tehran, the potential loss of the Assad regime is a recoverable strategic setback if it does not have a spillover effect that directly challenges the Islamic Republic’s grip on power in Tehran. Iran’s relations with Syria were from the beginning a marriage of convenience, and plenty of suspicion existed in Damascus-Tehran relations before the Arab Spring. The post-Saddam Shia elite in Baghdad has already turned Iraq into Tehran’s key Arab ally and regional priority.
What will also exacerbate Iranian-Turkish tensions is if Ankara deepens its challenge to Tehran’s political influence in Iraq and elsewhere in the region. This scenario has already begun to unfold, and ties are being further frayed with the dangerous introduction of the sectarian factor. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
by AMIR BAGHERPOUR
Last year, a team of Israeli researchers set out to conduct a study on Iran’s democratic potential. Prior to examining Iranian society, they created a cross-societal index comprising more than 60 countries that measures psychological characteristics linked to democratic behavior — a strong correlation between a given country’s degree of democratization, as measured by its Freedom House rating, and its score on the index was shown. When the researchers then turned to Iran, the results were staggering: the Iranian society’s score was higher than those of many successful democratic countries such as South Korea, India, Thailand, and Ukraine. The study indicates that Iran is an outlier, one of very few societies whose democratic values do not match their form of government. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
Reuters: ”Iran has significantly stepped up its output of low-enriched uranium and total production in the last five years would be enough for at least five nuclear weapons if refined much further, a U.S. security institute said. The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a think-tank which tracks Iran’s nuclear program closely, based the analysis on data in the latest report by the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which was issued on Friday… Friday’s report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a Vienna-based U.N. body, showed Iran was pressing ahead with its uranium enrichment work in defiance of U.N. resolutions calling on it to suspend the activity. It said Iran had produced almost 6.2 tons of uranium enriched to a level of 3.5 percent since it began the work in 2007 – some of which has subsequently been further processed into higher-grade material. This is nearly 750 kg more than in the previous IAEA report issued in February, and ISIS said Iran’s monthly production had risen by roughly a third. ‘This total amount of 3.5 percent low enriched uranium hexafluoride, if further enriched to weapon grade, is enough to make over five nuclear weapons,’ ISIS said in its analysis.” http://t.uani.com/JKCeTO
WashPost: ”In November, the tide of daily cable traffic to the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan brought a chilling message for Ambassador Matthew Bryza, then the top U.S. diplomat to the small Central Asian country. A plot to kill Americans had been uncovered, the message read, and embassy officials were on the target list. The details, scant at first, became clearer as intelligence agencies from both countries stepped up their probe. The plot had two strands, U.S. officials learned, one involving snipers with silencer-equipped rifles and the other a car bomb, apparently intended to kill embassy employees or members of their families. Both strands could be traced back to the same place, the officials were told: Azerbaijan’s southern neighbor, Iran. The threat, many details of which were never made public, appeared to recede after Azerbaijani authorities rounded up nearly two dozen people in waves of arrests early this year. Precisely who ordered the hits, and why, was never conclusively determined. But U.S. and Middle Eastern officials now see the attempts as part of a broader campaign by Iran-linked operatives to kill foreign diplomats in at least seven countries over a span of 13 months. The targets have included two Saudi officials, a half-dozen Israelis and – in the Azerbaijan case – several Americans, the officials say.”http://t.uani.com/LBx6ft Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
Applying the moral security plan, the Iranian moral police arrested a number of Iranian women in the streets for not have a so called “proper Hijab”.
The police has said, it will deal with those wearing improper clothing or as they call them “street fashion models” as well as those not having a proper hijab.
Police officers were sent to different places where the traffic is heavy and began to impose the plan seriously.
Below is a photo-report showing how improperly veiled women are treated in the streets in Tehran:
The Iranian government is said to be launching a new wave of persecution against Christians.
CBN – According to the Daily Caller, the regime has ordered Iranian intelligence to infiltrate church groups in major Iranian cities.
Agents are identifying pastors and other Christians, targeting them for arrest and torture in prison.
Former member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Reza Kahlili, verified the crackdown. He said Iran’s ayatollahs are frustrated with the large number of Muslims who are now embracing Christianity.
Kahlili is author of A Time to Betray. He wore a disguise to protect his identity as he talked to CBN News. Below you read the transcription of the interview:
Q: Reza Thanks for joining us. What can you tell us about this latest crackdown? How extensive is it?
A: It’s been an order to the Iranian intelligence apparatus specifically the guard’s intelligence to monitor the activities of Iranians for converting to Christianity, to suppress them, make arrests, terrify them and finally to torture them. And according to a source within the guard’s intelligence, they have tens of thousands of files for Iranians for converting to Christianity. This is a big concern for the government. They don’t know how to handle it. In one city, just the city of Shiraz with over one million population, according to the source, they have thirty thousand files of Iranians who they have confirmed that they have converted to Christianity. But the source says that tens of thousands more are unknown to the intelligence apparatus. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
By Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL
The semi-official Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) has removed an interview with a senior member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force in which he said Iran had been involved in Syria to prevent the killings of civilians.
Brigadier General Ismail Ghaani, deputy commander of Iran’s Quds Force
Deputy Quds Force commander Ismail Ghaani was quoted on May 27 by ISNA as saying that “Thanks to Iran’s presence in Syria– physically and nonphysically– big massacres were prevented.”
Brigadier General Ghaani said that the Quds Force had had an “effective” presence in Syria.
“Despite all the problems that the Syrian government has — and we have asked them to address those — Syria is a location of resistance. The reason for all the pressure from the U.S. and Israel is that they have realized the country is impossible to occupy,” he told ISNA.
Ghaani also claimed that “if the Islamic republic had not been present in Syria, the massacre of its people would have been multiplied.”
Iranian officials have expressed support for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while denying reports that Tehran has been helping Syria’s crackdown against antigovernment protesters.
The Iranian authorities have continued to watch events in Syria — Iran’s main strategic partner in the region – with concern.
Source: Tehran Times
The exhibition, entitled “A Celebration for the Eyes”, will be held with the help the Paris Municipality.
The collection is composed of 40 cartoons, 6 postal cards and 2 posters, which all have been created with the theme of France or Paris.
The plan to hold the exhibit was made during his previous showcase in Paris last January, Derambakhsh said in a press release on Sunday. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
Source: Radio Zamaneh
Manijeh Najm Araghi, an Iranian writer and translator, was arrested on Sunday to serve out a one-year sentence. Najm Araghi first had been arrested in September of 2010 and was released on bail after three days.
Manijeh Najm Araghi
Her one-year sentence was issued on the charges of membership in the Iranian Writers’ Association, mailing announcements from the writers’ association and participating in gatherings for the assassinated writers Mohammad Mokhtari and Mohammad Jaffar Pouyandeh.
On May 21, Fariborz Rais Dana, an Iranian economist and another member of the Iranian Writers’ Association was arrested. Rais Dana was also sentenced to one year in jail for membership in the writers’ association and for giving interviews to the foreign media about the impact of government-subsidy restructuring in Iran.
The Iranian Writers’ Association has been working for the rights of writers for over four decades, and its history is one of constant resistance and pressure from the government.
The beautiful Lake Neor is located 48 km southeast of the city of Ardabil at the border of East Azerbaijan and Gilan provinces in Iran. Located at an altitude of 2,700 meters above sea level, and with an area of more than 220 hectares, Lake Neor is composed of a smaller and a larger basin, which get connected in rainy seasons forming a single lake.
The Maximum depth of this lake reaches 5.5 meters, with the average of 3 meters. Lake Neor is the habitat of rainbow trout and birds such as ruddy shelduck and migrant swallows.