Arian Moradzadeh–a former political prisoner–was arrested for being a member of a Marxist group in June 1981 in Tabriz, Iran.
He spent more than five months in Tabriz prison, survived an execution purge of political prisoners in 1981 and was released in November 1981. In this video testimony, Moradzadeh recounts the ill treatment he received from Iranian authorities during those months of imprisonment.
Iran 1 – von Van nach Ardabil
The Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers the latest news on the 2013 Iranian presidential election, based on a selection of Iranian news sources. The Iran Election Update is a daily summary of up-to-date information with links to news in both English and Farsi.
- During a campaign speech in Tehran over the weekend, presidential candidate Hassan Rouhani faced a raucous crowd of supporters who boldly chanted the name of detained opposition leader Mir Hussain Mousavi and vocalized other concerns as well. A photo of the event also reveals Rouhani supporters holding pictures of Mousavi alongside Rouhani. During the event, Rouhani held a purple ribbon (campaign color) and a symbolic key and called it the “Key of wisdom and hope.” A video clip of the event was posted on Rouhani’s Twitter account as well with English subtitles. Multiple people were arrested at the event including Saeid Allah Badashti, who is Rouhani’s Youth Campaign Manager. The Rouhani Youth Campaign Facebook page posted a video clip of the arrested campaign manager prior to his arrest as he gives a speech (in Farsi) to the audience and explains why he supports Rouhani. Also posted on the Facebook page was a clip of two young poets reciting poems to the crowd, with one poet exclaiming, “There is no sedition (term used by government to describe the Green Movement), except what’s in our hearts and minds which is our love for our country!”
- Fars News Agency posts two sets of photos of presidential candidate Hassan Rounhani speaking to a large group of supporters in the Southwestern city of Ahvaz with femalesupporters on hand as well.
- Mehr News provides a survey in which they claim 22,000 people voted for their choice of presidential candidates. Qalibaf led with 34.18%, followed by Jalili with 27.31% and Velayati with 11.77%. Rouhani and Aref were listed towards the bottom with 7.9% and 6.5% respectively. Website AsrIran conducts its own poll and interestingly asks it readers, “Regardless of who you think will win, who will you vote for?” As of Monday afternoon over 14,000 people have voted, and Rezaei led all candidates with 32%, followed by Rouhani with 23% and Aref with 22%, respectively.
- Mehr News posts photos of presidential candidate Mohammed Bagher-Qalibaf visiting Tabriz and speaking to a large audience in a packed field house. There were many female supporters on hand as well holding posters and cheering.
- ISNA News posts photos of presidential candidate Saeed Jalili making a campaign stop at the University of Tehran to speak to a large audience of students. There were many femalesupporters on hand, two of them who had their faces covered wrote messages on her hand that read, “Progress” and “Resistance is the password.” A video clip of the event reveals a female Jalili supporter asking the presidential candidate to swear to the Quran that she holds in her hand that he will sacrifice his life for Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Jalili responds to her by saying, “God-willing we are.” She then hands the Quran to Jalili who kisses the holy book to the delight of the crowd.
- Mehr News posts photos of presidential candidate Mohammed Aref taking the public metro on his way to Tehran’s Grand Bazaar in order to do some face-to-face campaigning. While speaking to riders on the metro Aref brought up the current conflict in Syria and said, “Confronting Syria is the beginning of confronting Hezbollah, and next is confronting Iran.” The rider than says, “So you are one of these types of presidents?” To which Aref responds, “We can’t govern timidly.”
- Presidential candidate Ali-Akbar Velayati made a campaign stop at the ISNA headquarters to speak with reporters and to declare, “I have a long history in foreign policy, in fact I am one of the founders of Islamic Republic foreign policy.” Mehr News also posts pictures of Velayati speaking to gathering of state lawyers in Tehran.
- Fars News Agency General Director Abas Aslani used his Twitter account to tweet an interesting image comparing a female Hassan Rouhani supporter to a female Saeed Jalili supporter.
Executive Order 13622 Designations; Iran Sanctions Designations; Non-proliferation Designations; Counter Terrorism Designations
OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Specially Designated Nationals Update
KARNER, Mihael (a.k.a. TOPOLOVEC, Jozef), Locnikarijeva ulica 7, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Rozna Dolina, Cesta IV 44, Ljubljana, Slovenia; V Murglah 177, Ljubljana, Slovenia; DOB 13 Mar 1975; POB Ljubljana, Slovenia; nationality Slovenia; Passport PZ2420022110 (Slovenia); alt. Passport PB06005902 (Slovenia); Personal ID Card 00246412491303975500493 (Slovenia) expires 17 Dec 2018; alt. Personal ID Card 002464124 (Slovenia) expires 17 Dec 2018 (individual) [SDNTK].
live music from The Yellow Dogs at the opening nights
ICY (born 1985) and SOT (born 1991) are stencil artists from Tabriz – IRAN. they started their professional career in 2008 they had uploaded previous works as early as 2006 and they influenced and dragged their friends to street art. Their works are about peace, war, Love, hate, hope, despair, children, human rights and the Iranian culture. The two brothers have held numerous exhibitions and un-official street works in Iran and foreign countries. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags
Siran Yeganeh, a 10-year old student who suffered severe burns in a school fire accident in the northwestern Iranian village of Sheenabad, has died from her injuries.
Students who suffered severe burns have been hospitalized in Tabriz
Rasoul Khezri, a local MP, told the Khabar-on-line website: „Respiratory problems, severe burns and poisonous gas inhalation were causes of her death.“ The Education Minister, who appeared in Parliament today to apologize for the incident in the grade four classroom, claimed that he had visited the students and that some of them were so well on their way to recovery that they had „stood up and chanted anthems“ upon his arrival. Lies den Rest dieses Beitrags