Amnesty International has issued an urgent statement about the imminent execution of Jafar Kazemi in the next few days:
"The danger of imminent execution in Iran"
An Iranian, Jafar Kazemi, is in imminent danger of execution for participating in anti-government demonstrations. He has also been accused of collaborating with the MKO (Mujahedeen Khalgh Organization).
Iran announced new naval war games on Tuesday and revealed that one of its military aircraft had photographed a U.S. aircraft carrier, a day after Washington said Tehran was challenging its sea power in the Middle East.The plane flew over the carrier in the Sea of Oman and took pictures of it, a senior Iranian commander was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Navy commander Habibollah Sayari did not say when the incident took place, but suggested that the U.S. ship's crew had objected to the Iranian action.
A top US Republican lawmaker on Tuesday made a sweeping election-year attack on President Barack Obama's foreign policy, blasting a landmark nuclear cuts treaty with Russia and efforts to engage Iran.With six months before November mid-term elections, Representative Eric Cantor urged US voters to back Republicans at "a pivotal time for America to restore its credibility by pursuing peace through strength."
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday denied recent press reports that Osama bin Laden is in Tehran and insisted that the Al-Qaeda leader is, in fact, in the US capital of Washington."Rest assured that he's in Washington. I think there's a high chance he's there," the Iranian leader told ABC television in an interview.
Chinese President Hu Jintao will discuss the Iranian nuclear standoff with Russian leaders during a weekend visit to Moscow, a Chinese official said Wednesday, noting the two sides had "similar views".
Hu will meet President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during the May 8-9 visit, during which he will attend ceremonies marking the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, the official said.
Tehran, Iran, May 06 - Life is hard and getting harder for scores of chinaware workers in the city of Qazvin who have gone without pay for seven months.
As their standard of living grows lower and lower, mountains of debt rise higher for about 180 employees who for 42 days have participated in a daily sit-in in the courtyard of their factory, said a worker who spoke to Iran Focus about the hardships.
Washington, DC, 6. May – The New York-based Alavi Foundation, accused by federal prosecutors of acting as a front to provide money and services to Iran, donated $3.1 million to U.S. universities and other schools in North America from 2000 to 2008, an investigation by Iran Focus has found.
The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom urges the US and UN authorities in Iraq to take urgent measures to guarantee the security of the Camp Ashraf residents and safeguard their human rights.
The Committee calls on Iraq to lift its unlawful ban on visitors and basic commodities such as food, fuel and medicine entering the camp."
Tehran prosecutor Jafar Dolatabadi has personally indicted Bahareh Hedayat during an interrogation session at Tehran's Evin prison. Hedayat has been told by Dolatabadi that her 16-count indictment includes heavy charges such as propagating against the regime, actively taking part in post-election events, talking to foreign media organizations, insulting the Supreme Leader, insulting the president (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad), and conspiring to act against national security.
Amnesty International today criticised Iran for rejecting important recommendations by the United Nations to improve human rights in the country.
The recommendations rejected by Iran include: ending the execution of juvenile offenders; upholding fair trial guarantees, investigating torture allegations, including rape and releasing people detained for peacefully exercising their human rights.
The Iran delegation also only paid lip service to cooperation with the Human Rights Council.
NCRI - The clerical regime ruling Iran sentenced a 21-years-old political prisoner, Amir Reza Aarefi, on the charge of “mohareb” (enemy of God).
Mr. Aarefi was arrested in April 2009 and he was in prison during the uprising that followed the sham presidential election last June in Iran. He was among those tried in kangaroo trials charged with “moharebeh; association and collusion against the security of the clerical regime, and propaganda against it,” and participation in post election "riots."
TEHRAN, IRAN — Iranian authorities detained five more members of the Baha'i minority, a hardline newspaper reported on Sunday.
The daily Javan newspaper, which has ties to the elite Revolutionary Guards, reported that the five included Niki Khanjani, who is the daughter of Jamaloddin Khanjani, one of seven Baha'i leaders jailed since 2008 on charges of harming national security.
The report did not describe the current charges, but said many Baha'is have escaped to neighboring countries and the remote border areas of Iran after allegedly fomenting postelection unrest.
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