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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:49 am on 26 Apr 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    2018 Iran Freedom Convention For Human Rights & Democracy 

    OIAC

    Some 1,000 delegates representing Iranian-American communities in 40 states will attend the 2018 Iran Freedom Convention for Democracy and Human Rights.

    The Convention is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC.

    The participants will voice support for the Iranian people who rose up in protest in December 2017.

    By January, the uprising had spread at lightning speed to 142 cities. Protests continue, with tens of thousands of people venting their anger at the regime in chants of “death to the dictator.”

    Steel workers in Ahvaz, workers at the Haft-Tapeh Sugar Cane Factory in Shush (southwest Iran), farmers in Isfahan, defrauded investors in Tehran, Rasht (northern Iran) and Mashhad (northeast Iran), and ordinary Iranians in cities nationwide are voicing their grievances against the regime.

    Alarmed at the spread and threat posed by the protests, Iranian authorities have cracked down with brute force, but to no avail.

    The Convention will feature renowned Iranian scholars, academics, and business owners as well as Iranians representing the younger generation who support a free and democratic Iran.

    Keynote speakers

    RSVP: http://www.oiac-us.com/Events/DC-Conv…

     

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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:26 am on 8 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian Regime’s Abuse of Human Rights Must Be Addressed 

    At the end of last year, millions of people in Iran took to the streets to protest against the economic issues that were affecting all classes of society. The protests started in the city of Mashhad and spread across the country. They quickly turned into anti-government demonstrations and calls for “Death to Khamenei  and Death to Rouhani”. It was very clear that the people of Iran see regime change as the only way forward.

    As always, when the Iranian regime is faced with dissent and protests, there was a major crackdown. Thousands of people were arrested and scores of people were killed. This reaction from the regime is not surprising – it is the standard reaction that the people of Iran have experiences, and the world has witnessed, for decades.

    However, the international community failed to respond accordingly. And the Iranian regime has not been made to face the consequences of its unjust oppression and its violation of human rights.

    The people of Iran have not been dissuaded – not by the Iranian regime’s brutal reaction and not by the relative silence of many international leaders. They are strongly supported by each other in Iran and they have the backing of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main opposition to the regime.

    There are still protests going on across the country and young people were chanting the same slogans about regime change that were heard in January.

    It is important that the West reacts to the protests and to the regime’s brutal attempts at extinguishing them. Europe in particular must take action. It is taking about trade deals and normalized relations with Iran, but this must be postponed until Iran takes human rights seriously. The EU upholds the human rights of its citizens and it must ensure that it does not negotiate with a regime that disregards those of its own people.

    For as long as Europe remains silent, the Iranian regime will continue to ignore human rights. It has faced impunity for decades and the only way to put an end to this is for international leaders and organisations, as well as the European Parliament, to demand an international commission of inquiry into the human rights abuses. Silence is complicity.

    The regime is in a place of extreme desperation. It is under pressure from its own people, but also from the United States because of the 2015 nuclear deal. President Trump, who has made his feelings about Iran very clear, is threatening to pull the United States out of the deal if Europe does not fix the major flaws.

    The United States is keen to address Iran’s ballistic missile program and there is talk of further sanctions that will cripple the country.

    More pressure like this will likely push the regime over the edge. It cannot be allowed to continue its belligerent rampage across the Middle East and the people of Iran must have their human rights restored. Let’s not forget that the international community must uphold the rights of everyone.

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 11:32 am on 26 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    U.N. Slammed by Haley Over Planned Address by Iran Regime’s Minister Involved in Massacre of Political Prisoners 

    AFP: A protest is planned in front of the UN headquarters in Geneva next Tuesday, when Avaie is due to speak

    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the world body’s Human Rights Council on Sunday, saying it should be “ashamed” for inviting an Iranian minister, sanctioned for known human rights violations, to speak at the council’s annual meeting in Geneva this week. Haley said that the council was “discredited” by Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaie’s slated address to the body’s membership, adding that it only reinforces the United States’ criticisms of the UN and threats to defund the world body.

    “The Human Rights Council should be ashamed to allow Mr. Avaei to address its membership,” Haley said in a statement.“Yet again the Council discredits itself by allowing serial human rights abusers to hijack its work and make a mockery of its mandate to promote universal human rights. This does nothing but reinforce the United States’ call for much needed reforms at the Council for it to be viewed as a good investment of our time and money,” she said.

    Avaei’s appearance alongside some 100 other government ministers and dignitaries from around the world has drawn widespread criticism from both Iranian and international activists. Members of the Iranian opposition now living in exile say that Avaei also played a key role in the massacre of political prisoners in 1988, a year in which Amnesty International says some 5,000 prisoners were executed over the course of mere months. Iranian opposition groups put the figure closer to 30,000. “Allowing Avaie to address the Human Rights Council is disgraceful and would make a mockery of the United Nations and its human rights mechanisms,” Shahin Gobadi, a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, told AFP earlier this week. “This must not happen.”Avaei was sanctioned by the European Union in 2011 on the grounds that as Tehran’s top prosecutor he was “responsible for human rights violations, arbitrary arrests, denials of prisoners’ rights, and an increase in executions.” A protest is planned in front of the UN headquarters in Geneva next Tuesday, when Avaie is due to speak.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:59 pm on 14 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian Resistance Urgent Call to Save Two Lady Political Prisoners on 11th Day of Hunger Strike 

    Atena Daemi(L) and Golrokh Iraee

    The Iranian Resistance calls to save political prisoners, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, who are in dire situation due to 11 days of hunger strike. The NCRI calls on international human rights and women’s rights advocates to take urgent action to save the lives of the two political prisoners. The two young women are exposed to verbal abuse and harassment by prison authorities in addition to the effects of hunger strike.

    On January 24, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee were unlawfully transferred from Evin Prison to Varamin’s Qarechak Prison in retaliation for supporting the January uprising, after being brutalized on fake charges and a fabricated new case.

    In Qarchak Prison, prisoners are deprived of the most basic needs of life, such as fresh air, drinking water, bathing facilities, minimum medical treatment and sleeping area. Political prisoners are at risk of developing hepatitis and other diseases due to the prison’s overcrowding by ordinary inmates who have dangerous contagious diseases.

    Ms. Daemi and Ms. Iraee have been on hunger strike since February 3, to protest violation of the principle of separation of prisoners’ categories and their unlawful exile to Qarchak Prison, aka Kahrizak II. They demand their own and another inmate, Soheil Arabi’s return to Evin Prison.

    Political prisoner Soheil Arabi, blogger and photographer, went on hunger strike on January 24 in protest to violent treatment of Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, after which he was sent to exile to Greater Tehran’a Prison.

    Atena Daemi, 29, a human rights and child rights activist is sentenced to 7 years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the regime”, “collusion against national security”, and insulting Khamenei. Golrokh Iraee, 37, a human rights activist, is sentenced to six years in prison for “insulting the sanctities” and insulting Khamenei.

    Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    February 13, 2018

     
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  • Masoud Dalvand 12:18 pm on 11 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Human rights icon Asma Jahangir passes away in Lahore 

    Leading human rights lawyer, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, passed away in Lahore on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

    Asma Jahangir, 66, was a human rights lawyer based in Pakistan and was Pakistan’s first woman to serve as the President of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.

    She was known for taking up court cases of victimized and marginalized sections of society and for her outspoken nature and unrelenting pursuit for human rights. She remained fearless in the face of any pressure and opposition and stood for what she believed in.

    Asma Jahangir was the first UN Rapporteur who included in her report the complaints of families regarding the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. As she was presenting her report to the Human Rights Council, she was interrupted by a furious Syrian representative who assailed her at the behest of the Iranian regime. But she remained calm and firm and continued her report to the Council and was undeterred in pursuing her mandate.

    The worldhttps://twitter.com/4FreedominIran/status/962633466297896960 has lost a passionate champion of human rights and a staunch supporter of democracy. May her soul rest in peace.

    Jahangir was born in Lahore in January 1952.

    She received a Bachelors’ degree from Kinnaird College and an LLB from Punjab University. She was called to the Lahore High Court in 1980 and to the Supreme Court in 1982. She later went on to become the first woman to serve as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association.

    She became a pro-democracy activist and was jailed in 1983 for participating in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy, which agitated against military dictator Ziaul Haq’s regime.

     

     

    She was also active in the 2007 Lawyers’ Movement, for which she was put under house arrest.

    Renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir

    Renowned lawyer and human rights activist Asma Jahangir

    She co-founded the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, and the Women’s Action Forum.

    She received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010 and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz. She was also awarded a UNESCO/Bilbao Prize for the Promotion of a Culture of Human Rights and an Officier de la Légion d’honneur by France. She received the 2014 Right Livelihood Award and the 2010 Freedom Award.

    Asma Jahangir Calls on Iran Regime: Abolish Torture and Release Detainees

    UN Special Rapporteur Speaks on Dismal Human Rights Situation in Iran

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 7:13 pm on 29 Jan 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Another reason for Iran Uprising: More Children Died Due to Frostbite in the Earthquake-Stricken Area 

    Reason for Iran uprising

    The catastrophe of children’s death due to frostbite in the earthquake-stricken areas of Kermanshah, is a painful news that on these cool days, it comes from the earthquake-stricken areas of Kermanshah in western Iran.

    Despite the denial of the governor of quake riddled province of Kermanshah.Some MPs and Iranian regime’s media outlets report an increase in the mortality rate of children due to cold weather in the earthquake-stricken areas.

    Following the breaking of the news regarding death of several children due to frostbite in earthquake-stricken areas of Kermanshah and confirmation by two members of the regime’s parliament, the state-run Sharq newspaper wrote on Saturday January 27 that at least three other children dies in these areas.

    Following the death of a four-month-old baby, it was reported on Saturday that a 17-year-old disabled child and a one-and-half year old child died due to cold weather in these areas and lack of any support or medical attention by the regime’s officials.

    Infant in earthquake-stricken area of Iran dies of cold

    The state-run Sharq newspaper wrote in its report on Saturday that in addition to two young children, Sarina and Mohammad, who according to their families died in the freezing cold in earthquake-stricken Kermanshah due to lack of any proper shelter and medical care, “two other children and another teenage girl should also be added to this list.”

    SARINA

    Sarina, 2 years old child who died due to frostbite in Sarpolzahab

    Last week, Shahab Naderi, member of the regime’s parliament from the city of Paveh in Kermanshah, without giving any details reported that several people died in the earthquake-stricken areas (of Kermanshah) due to frostbite.

    In addition, the state-run Etemad Online website published a news on Friday January 26 confirming that several earthquake-stricken people (children) died in the area due to frostbite.

    Earlier this website published an interview with the regime’s governor of Kermanshah, in which he “strongly” denied the deaths of some earthquake victims due to the cold and said: “One hundred percent sure that nobody in the areas affected by the earthquake died due to the cold.”

    However, the state-run Mashreq newspaper has now published the names of a teenager and a child who died due to the cold in the region: “Noushin Mohammadi, a 17-years-old disabled girl died on Thursday, and Matiyar Shamaii, one-and-half year old child who died 40 days ago in Sarpol Zahab” due to the cold and lack of any proper shelter.

    In addition, Sharq newspaper wrote: “a two-years-old boy in Sarpol Zahab also died about 25 days ago but his name is not revealed yet.”

    The report said: “On December 24, Matiyar died on the street after catching cold and in his death certificate the cause of his death was mentioned as respiratory disease.”

    While no government official has shown any reaction, Sharq reaction quoting a former official reported death of 5 children under the age of five.

    Fatemeh Daneshvar, former member of Tehran’s city council and manager of Mehr-Afarin charity centre in an interview with Sharq said: “so far, we have received the news about the death of five children under the age of five and these deaths were due to the cold.”

    An earthquake of 7.3 Richter scale hit Kermanshah on November 11, 2017 in which more than 600 people died and thousands of houses destroyed.

    This is another reason for Iran uprising. The uprising will continue until the final victory and overthrow of the corrupt and criminal Mullahs in Iran.

     

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:45 pm on 22 Jan 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Petition: Call for the release of detainees of uprising in Iran 

    Petition - Call for the release of detainees of uprising in Iran

    Nowhere, no time, the cry of life has not been without answer. Prisoner of the uprising of Iran, with all their existence, cries. Our connection with each other, is echoing this cry. With a signature, let’s send the cry of life of a human being, to the whole world. Arrested people in Iran must be released!

    Read the text of the petition to the Secretary-General of the United Nations to try to release the prisoners of the uprising in Iran. Then, by clicking on the petition link, fill out the form and show your support to the democratic demands of the Iranian people.

    Call for the release of detainees of Uprising in Iran

    Release detained protesters in nationwide uprising in Iran!

    Honorable Antonio Guterres

    UN Secretary-General;

    Following the Iranian people’s nationwide protests to secure freedom as the legitimate right of the people of Iran, which began on December 28, 2017, the dictatorship ruling Iran started massacre of unarmed and defenseless demonstrators and massive arrest and torture of protesters in prisons; and a number of protesters have been disappeared; acts that are a clear indication of a crime against humanity and the United Nations is responsible to confront it. According to Iranian regime officials, 90% of the detainees are young people under the age of 25. On January 4, 2018, Amnesty International called for stoppage of killing and arrest of demonstrators in Iran. On January 3, 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights warned the Iranian regime about repressive measures and said that Iranian regime officials should respect the rights of all demonstrators and detainees, including their right to life and security.

    We, the undersigned, urge you to take effective action and make binding decisions for the unconditional release of thousands of arrested demonstrators in Iran, and warn the Iranian regime that, if this process continues, more serious actions will be adopted by the United Nations.

    Respectfully,

    Copy to:

    – Hon. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

    -Hon. Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran

    -Amnesty International

    Link of the petition:

    https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/Iran-Protests

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:07 am on 15 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Flogging Sentence for a Young Kurdish Female Student 

    Flogging a young woman

    The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns the flogging sentence issued for a young Kurdish female student and calls on the Iranian women and youth to protest against such criminal verdicts.

    The NCRI Women’s Committee urges international human rights and women’s rights organizations to undertake effective measures to stop such cruel and inhuman punishments.

    On December 7, the Student Day in Iran, the clerical regime’s court in Saqqez, Iranian Kurdistan, sentenced Zamaneh Zivi to cash fine and 50 lashes of the whip on the charge of “disruption of public order.” She is a senior student of law at Payam Noor University of Saqqez in Kurdistan.

    The Iranian regime’s resort to such an inhuman punishment for a girl student only indicates its fear of rebellions by the Iranian people, particularly the students and youth. It also reveals the true nature of Rouhani, the mullahs’ president who pretends to be a moderate.

    The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    December 14, 2017

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:47 pm on 11 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Amb. Kenneth Blackwell on Iran Human Rights, Massacre of 30,000 Political Prisoners. 

    In a panel on December 1, 2017 at the National Press Club by the Washington Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), human rights experts called for accountability for Iranian regime’s human rights abuses. Referring to NCRI’s newly released book, “Iran, Where Mass Murderers Rule, The 1988 Massacre of 30,000 Political Prisoners and the Continuing Atrocities,” former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Kenneth Blackwell, called for accountability into the 1988 massacre to “put pressure on the regime to give access so that we might shine light on the evils that were done… [to give] hope to [those] inside Iran.” Blackwell added, “our delegation at the U.N. [should] continue to be a leading voice, not only on international terrorism…by the regime, but …to bring justice to a regime … that is a threat to the basic fabric of humanity across the globe.” Former Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, Linda Chavez, referred to the role of women in the opposition. “It is no accident,” that Iran’s opposition movement “is led by a woman, Madame Maryam Rajavi. She stands as a real affront to this regime. The regime hates and fears the MEK [Mujahedin-e Khalq] because in the MEK women … are allowed to lead others. And men are willing to listen and to follow them; a major threat to a regime that wants to imprison half its people.” NCRI’s U.S. Representative, Soona Samsami said, “why the regime continues to perpetrate such atrocities and continuing? The answer is simple; it fears its population. Despite harsh crackdown, Tehran has been unable to extinguish the Iranian people’s yearning for change, freedom, and human rights.” Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, Marc Ginsberg emphasized, “The violation of human rights has become an inconvenient truth to those who have decided that the Iran nuclear agreement is what begins and ends our engagement with Iran… We need to begin holding Iran accountable.” Former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain, Adam Ereli, said, “Many of the perpetrators of this crime are in positions of high authority and this has produced a culture of impunity that Iran’s rulers exploit to continue arresting, torturing, and murdering at will and without consequences or penalty… The only way to stop rogue regimes from using terror and murder as tools of their rule is to hold them accountable for their crimes.”

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 11:05 am on 10 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Large Demonstration Against Violation of Human Rights in Iran- Paris 11 Dec. 2017 at 2 pm 

    11 Dec 2017-2pm Paris

    Join us in the great rally against violation of human rights in Iran. #NO2Rouhani

    Paris- at 14 CET – December 11, 2017

    Join us great rally in Paris 11Dec

    Large Demonstration Against Violation of Human Rights in Iran. All People of Iran Say: #No2Rouhani He is a murderer not a moderate!

    Online Campaign: 11 December 2017 – 2 pm- Paris

    11 Dec 2017-2pm Paris-2

     
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