These clips show :
- People were determined to stand for their rights in 22 Bahamn dispit the fierce organized suppression in Tehran .
- Regime used gas and helicopters and heavy troopers to curb the riots and protests
- There were sporadic riots and protests, due to the organized suppression, and people still came on to the streets which is IMPORTANT
- The regime shot into crowd , but people only defended themselves with simple methods...
- As you can hear in the clips, they are united in :
A referandum for Freedom and new choice of System for Iran
People chant " Down with dictator " , even after 2 executions of prtesters,
People are still asking for change of regime despite thier inner differnces over the furtre system of country


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Updated 22 Bahman, 11 February , 19h, sadeghye freed

Sadeghiye which was under heavy attack by troopers has been freed by youth of the area right now.
The youth identified an equipped car which was filming people and destroyed it.
4 to 5 thousand people so far gathered in front of jame Jam (Iranian state controlled ) ,
Regime has sent motorbike riders and thugs to crush, the protesters.
50 to 60 people are carrying torches symbolically,
Regime has closed the norther section leading to Mossadegh street, the southern way is free and controlled by people
Daliranbibak
2 girls and 2 boys die as result of beatings in front of Africa Cinema in Mosadegh street.
A note by a reader :

As foreign correspondence were framed by Iranian regime to only broadcast what THEY accepted, and were restricted in Azadi Square, Tens and clashes were concurring in adjacent streets.
people were risking their lives only to show the clashes and prove to the world that " there WAS a massive voice, not staged in other areas" that looked for Freedom in its homeland.
Another voice that is in EVIN prison, Gohardasht and the one hundred prisons and detention centers, who have one common word in common: " FREEDOM"

As a Journalist, I am disappointed and dismayed of my fellow colleagues irresponsible choice in depicting only the "nuke" staged headlines in the press, and barely showing the real strength the Iranian people in their brave protests today.
Wall Street Journal, whose suprising Iranian writer , describes the "thousands" presence of government loyalists to "tens" of protesters... is so typical of those lost in time and culture and devoted to fame, which makes me just repugnant of being a journalist!!

I shall be an activist first ... then a journalist. This may save my conscience a little!

M.Tavakoli

According to reports from Iran, (unconfirmed)
AryaShahr, had been in the hands of the protesters for some time from 14h30 today.
The RGC and special commandos of the Asnarallah Garrison used all means to take control,including sending helicopters and additional troopers to the district.
Apparently people managed to form a huge gathering within minutes.

The troopers take arrested youth and people to a ground next to Jenah street, to transfer them to detention centers. Within 3 hours 40 people had been seen taken to the location.
VOA:
Clashes in Iran on Anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Iranian authorities clashed with opposition supporters Thursday as huge crowds rallied in Tehran to mark the 31st anniversary of the founding of the Islamic Republic.
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AJC

Huge rally and protests mark Iran revolution

Police clashed with protesters in several sites around Tehran, firing tear gas to disperse them and paintballs to mark them for arrest. Dozens of hard-liners with batons and pepper spray attacked the convoy of a senior opposition leader, Mahdi Karroubi, smashing his car windows and forcing him to turn back as he tried to join the protests, his son Hossein Karroubi told The Associated Press

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BBC

Opposition protests in Iran amid revolution celebrations

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Aljazeera

Opposition on Iran's anniversary

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INA reporter from Iran direct reporting



Heavy troopers and combat units seen in Tehran


Aryaq Shahr protest just came in: All singing Yare dabestani, symbolic hymn, in support of detained students

According to sources from Tehran, (and freedommessenger):

-A 27 year gold girl named Leila Zareyi was martyred in Tehran's Vali Asr Square. She was martyred by a bullet

-Protests continue in Shiraz. Reports of PPL still on the streets on Namazi St. & Chameron St

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@LaraABCNews: Karroubi family tells ABC News state forces used machetes, batons, and paint pellets on #Iranelection protesters, to disperse and mark them

-@manic77 Secretary of the Islamic association of Sharif U. Tara Sepehrifar has been arrested

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@shihe هنوز در مناطقی از شهر صدای تیر و درگیری می آید still it heard gun shot in some locations in Tehran

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@persianbanoo: Protests continue in Shiraz. Reports of PPL still on the streets on Namazi St. & Chameron St

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persianyouth DUBAI WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR SUPPORT OF THE COUP GOVERNMENT IN IRAN !!!!!!

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@persianyouth Radio: dUBAI POLICE OFFICERS HAVE THREATENED TO ARREST GREEN PROTESTERS WHO HAVE GATHERED IN SUPPORT OF SOG

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@nedas_voice: ساعت ۲:۳۹ بعد از ظهر ۲۲ بهمن رگبار هوایی در میدان انقلاب http://tinyurl.com/yjzdkg2
At 2;39 today at enghelab square, was heard a machingun

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PERSIA_MAX_NEWS Iran's cyber-war on Twitter http://bit.ly/dwWJaG

Heavy presence of paratroopers in Sadeghyeh
Jaras:
Shiraz 20 people arrested
This happened as people resisted RGC trying to disperse the crowd.

Mashad :At least 100 protesters have been arrested arounf the BARGH Junction in Mashad.Some clashes broke out as crowd tried to release arrested youth and studetns.
Security forces have been parading streets with Russian made Kalashnikovs, imposing an un announced curfew on the city.
In and around Taghiabad round about, people have been arrested.
Paratroopers tried to prevent any gatherings , and yet people managed to gather in Falake.
Many have been arrested.


Regime distributes food and leisure to keep crowd at hand in 22 Bahman protests!

Khamenei portrait torn



People walk over khamenei portrait


People chant preparing for clashes and self defense



Down with dictator



Tehran district in smoke!!


Youth and people prepare for defense
Daliran BIBAK eyewitness account

Youth arrested in Mossadegh an hour ago were put platic handcuffs and taken to building next to IRAN press agency!
Eyewitness reports; DaliranBibak

troopers Have fired into crowd in Navab(Tehran) and Towhid streets, leaving many wounded.

Injured of the Sadegieh, have been taken to Sina Hospital, many fear they will be abducted by troopers. the hospital has laready been occupied by suppressive forces of the Guards.
INA
During Ahmadinejad speech, some gathered people chanted anti government slogans and set regime flags on fire!

Jaras site ;More clashes reported in Mollah sadra shirazi and Vanak area

People have mobalized to comeout at 4 pm. into main Squares of the city

Agents attack Sadegieh Square violently to curb the people and stil the crowd is chanting anti-government

People are still marching in and around 7 Tir, despite threats and beatings by paratroopers.

Clashes near Ferdowsi Square have increased

Eyewitnesses say , troopers fire plastic bullets into crowd to disperse them.

Clip ; People chanting `free poltical prisoners `

AFP
Opposition leaders attacked on Iran revolution day
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LA Times;
Iran marks revolution as opposition clashes with police

Unconfirmed reports say security forces opened fire on protesters and relatives of key figures have been arrested.

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Reuters
Clashes reported as Iran marks Revolution Day

Iranian opposition websites said security forces clashed with protesters as huge crowds flocked to central Tehran on Thursday to mark the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
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Washington Post
Crowds mark Iran Revolution Day, protests expected

CNN
'Tense' Iran marks anniversary, confirms nuclear breakthrough Read more

Guardian
Iran protests: live blog
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Bloomberg
Iran’s Police and Opposition Clash as Rallies Mark Revolution
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Telegraph, UK
Iranian opposition leaders and protesters attacked on anniversary of revolution
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The NewYorkTimes
Violence Reported as Crowds Gather in Tehran
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EXCLUSIVE: Iranian State controlled and monitored TV, which is showing only ONE shot of the 22 Bahman gatherings in AZADI SQUARE, also depicts crowd chanting `DOWN WITH DICTATOR`


Tehran

Buses full of security gurds around Evin prison, and Saadatabad stopping ppl

People chant: Prisoners of Conscience Must be Freed!

There are also reports of unrest in North Kargar Street. The number of protesters AND Basijis is increasing by the minute.
Down with Russia !


People chant in buses too !


Guards attacking people



Tanks and guns and Bassidj killers have no effect on us !



Security forces EVRY WHERE! BUT still... they come out to chant
Tehran
Bassidj motorcycle on fire by crowd defending themselves from attack
people got engaged with suppressive guards in Enghelab Square and to defend themselves stopped motorbikes of the guards in the beginning of the Blv. and set one on fire
In Arya Shahr, a bus carrying hired thugs to attack gatherings was detained, and the thugs dispersed and the bust was set on fire


Isfahan
According to various reports from Tehran,Shiraz, and Esfahan, women and girls are being much targetted in today's protests.

In an eyewitness report in Tehran, 4 girl bystanders were arrested in 7 TIR Square by plain cloth regime thugs and taken away in a car. Bystanders tried to save the girls and run to an extend to prevent the car from taking them but in vain

Freedommessenger
Iran News Agency correspondent: Around Enqelab Square, the regime’s security forces are brutally beating people. The security forces mostly focus on girls and women: attacking them, arresting those with purses, and going through whatever they have in their bags.

Picture from archive
Tehran

scattered clashes reported in vesal Shirazi street, Fatemi, sattar Khan, karegar, and also in Vanak nad kaj Squares.

HRA
In Arya shahr, guards have opened fire into the people from RGC equipped cars. At least 10 reported wounded.
In vali Asr, Bassidj forces smash cars glasses which are passing by to create fear and prevent any attempt for gathering.

Bassidj and RGC Motorcycles run into the crowd and mark them with spray guns to trace and arrest all those marked.
Tehran
REPORTS say Canadian Ambaessy has left open its doors for those who seek protection from beatings of security guards


Security Guards ans forces of Ansar Allah garrison, have closed routs going to State TV
Eyewitnesses have seen groups reaching Azadi , chanting sporadicly `down with Velayat faghih`

In Arya Shahr, guards have opened fire into the crowd , a number wounded. Youth fight back and chant `Down with dictator`

In and near Azadi Sq, eyewitnesses report that people are chanting `Government kills and Leader supports`, then they ask bystanders to join `Brave Iranians join us join`

Esfahan
HRA
People have gathered on Siosepol, famous bridge, and under the bridge chanting slogans
Some arrests have been reported. In one case a youth was being beaten and arrested, but he was rescued by his mother and sister.
Regime has increased presence of security forces, plain clothed agents and guards, but people are increasing in numbers.

Iran News Agency - The presence of demonstrators in Sadeqie, Tehran is increasing by the minute and the crowd is moving toward Azadi Square. Citizens are shouting: “Death to the Dictator,” “Noble Iranian, support, support.”

A crowd said to be tens of thousands has began marching from AryaShahr and is marching towards EVIN prison, it has reached a 3 kilometre range of the prison . The crowd is chanting `Down with Dictator` ..`down with the velayat faghih`

One person reported killed in Shahrak Gharb
People gather and chant `down with dicator`or `Death to dictator` although much has been done to prevent any gathering .Iranian regime has staged the Azadi square for foreign media , but people have found ways to voice change





freedom messenger, INA

brave people chant `Down with dictator`in a bus going to the protest

Clashes have been reported in many parts in which security guards have used tear gaz to confront people :
Sadeghieh, first roundabout
Ashrafi espahani district

ABADAN
People have gathered in Salmanfarsi square and marching towards AbadanSquare
Other groups of people are marching from main Hosseinieh towards taleghani, chanting `Down with dictator`, `Down with the velayat faghi`.. Khamanei get lost into the waste basket of history`

Anti riot forces have closed behbahani blv.
According to eyewitnesses, Ali karoubi, Mohamad reza Khatami and his wife Zahra eshraghi, nice to Khomeini have been arrested

According to incoming news from Tehran, massive gatherings are being held at Imam-Hossein Square. The crowd is currently marching toward Azadi Square in three separate groups. Demonstrators are continuing with their chants despite threats from security officials. Iran’s state news agency has reported that “public speakers at Imam-Hossein square are inviting people to move to Azadi Square.”
12h

Bystanders near Azadi have heard anti government slogans including `Down with dictator`, amidst all the security the regime has arranged in the area since 3 weeks

According to an eyewitness in a clash at least 1 person has been arrested in Azadi:Security forces are beating people and groups who try to chant anti government slogans and try to disperse them.

In Aryashahr, people have managed to gather and chants atni government slogans. Security forces have opened fire into the crowd; the crowd are chanting `Khamenei is a murderer his rule is illegitimate`
11h30

Till 8h30 am in Tehran GPS and SMS worked in some areas,

Satelite programs are dismatnlted right now in some areas in Tehran
12 am
Large crowds of green-clad protesters are moving from Apadana, the home of Sohrab Arabi

Repoorts that the State presstv, irna, irib and farsnews have all been brought down !

People have begun chanting anti-government slogans in the easternside of the Azadi sq dispite the presence of bassidj forces in full gear

Espahahan

Clashes are reported in Ashrafi street of the town. shot guns have been heard
11 am

Crowd gathered in Sadeghieh Sq. chanting "Allah o akabr " . Regime has gathered all its might in Azadi sq and has lead all Foreign correspondents to the Azadi Sq.

Clashes have been reported between protesters moving from Ekbatan towards Aria Shahr Sq they have been in clashes with the bassidj which has tried to stop them

Salavati station booths as well as Student organization and physical education, department of retirement for education, red cross and … are offering welfare throughout the rout which is mostly considered Basij stations.This would encourage the regime crowd not to disperse !

Severe clashes between people and government forces at Ashrafi Esfahani Street. Tear gas and gunshots are being heard.

The first cases of arrest have been reported from Azadi and Sadeghieh Squares.

Iran's resistance keeps up cat-and-mouse Web game


(Reuters) - With their paths through the Internet increasingly blocked by government filters, Nooshin and her fellow Iranian opposition-supporters say their information on planned protests now comes in emails.

They say they don't know who sends them.

Internet messages have been circulating about possible rallies on February 11, when Iran marks the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution. But the climate in the Islamic Republic is much harder than before last year's post-election protests.

Last June, social media sites were hailed in the West as promising opposition supporters an anonymous rallying ground -- especially when they were accessed via proxy servers that could mask participants' actions and whereabouts.

For determined Iranians now, they are a high-risk tactic in a strategic game with the authorities, amid reports of mounting Internet disruption. Almost 32 percent of Iranians use the Internet and nearly 59 percent have a cellphone subscription, according to 2008 estimates from the International Telecommunications Union.

Since the disputed presidential poll that plunged Iran into its deepest internal turmoil since the 1979 Islamic revolution, the authorities have slowed Internet speeds and shut down opposition websites.

They also boast of an ability to track online action even from behind the proxies.

"This one is also blocked," sighed Nooshin, a student, as she surfed the Web in a cafe in downtown Tehran. "This is more Filternet than Internet."

Speaking in a low voice and wearing a blue Islamic headscarf, the 22-year-old declined to use her real name due to the sensitivity of opposition activism in Iran.

MOMENTUM OF FEAR

The presidential vote was followed by huge protests led by opposition supporters who say the poll was rigged to secure hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election. The authorities deny that charge.

When their newspapers were shut down after the vote, defeated presidential candidates Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karoubi launched their own websites. The authorities later blocked them, forcing the opposition to set up new ones.

Much of this action and protest was publicized and tracked on the Internet, especially through micro-blogging site Twitter.

However, concerns are now mounting in Iran that the authorities may be able to track down people who use proxies.

"People are afraid of being identified and are not willing to use them any longer," said Hamid, a shopkeeper in Markaz-e Computre, a popular computer shopping center in north Tehran, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Which is not to say that opposition efforts to plan and publicize their actions have been thwarted.

Afshin, a Web developer who supports the opposition, said the authorities would not succeed: "Whatever the government blocks in the Web, the people find another way," he said.

"It is a cat-and-mouse game which the government cannot win."

PROXIES

Arrayed against the Web activists are the fact that Iran's government is equipped with latest monitoring technology, which enables it to detect computers making a secure connection, said Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer for Helsinki-based F-Secure Corporation.

Some proxy servers use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to secure the connection with a remote server. This security layer helps ensure that no other computers can read the traffic exchanged.

When people make these SSL connections -- the same type used in the West for Internet shopping -- the authorities cannot see the content of material accessed. But they could physically raid sites to check on the computers involved.

National police chief Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam in January warned Iran's opposition against using text messages and emails to organize fresh street rallies.

"These people should know where they are sending the SMS and email as these systems are under control. They should not think using proxies will prevent their identification," he said.

"If they continue ... those who organize or issue appeals (about opposition protests) have committed a crime worse than those who take to the streets," Ahmadi-Moghaddam added.

Thousands of people were arrested during widespread street unrest after the election. Most have since been freed, but more than 80 people have received jail terms of up to 15 years, including several senior opposition figures.

On January 28, Iranian media said two men sentenced to death in trials that followed the election had been executed. Tension in Iran rose after eight people were killed in clashes with security forces in December, including Mousavi's nephew.

"The security services can turn technology against the logistics of protest," Evgeny Morozov, a commentator on the political implications of the Internet, wrote in the November edition of Prospect magazine, citing experiences in Belarus and elsewhere.

DETERMINATION

But the authorities are facing determined resistance.

Journalists inside Iran have been banned from attending opposition demonstrations, but that has not kept footage of anti-government gatherings from reaching the Internet.

"It is extremely important for me to check my email messages in order to be informed about the latest developments in the absence of independent free media in the country," said Nooshin, her computer screen repeatedly flashing up the same message in Farsi: "Access to this page is prohibited by the law."

A young customer in the computer shopping center in Tehran said: "It is very important to be unidentified while surfing the Internet these days ... currently the most secure way for us is to have a secure email account."

Hypponen said Iran's international isolation -- especially its tense relationship with the United States -- is likely to hamper its ability to catch Web activists.

"It's easier for an activist from Iran to hide than for a Web criminal," he said. "When chasing criminals, countries help each other."

"SOFT" WAR

The United States is also a factor. It cut ties with Iran shortly after its revolution toppled the U.S.-backed Shah, and Tehran and Washington are now at odds over Iran's disputed nuclear work.

Iran has accused the West of waging a "soft" war with the help of opposition and intellectuals inside the country, and officials have portrayed the post-election protests as a foreign-backed bid to undermine the clerical establishment.

In January, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton challenged Beijing and other governments to end Internet censorship, placing China in the company of Iran, Saudi Arabia and others as leading suppressors of online freedom.

She said "electronic barriers" to parts of the Internet or filtered search engine results contravened the U.N.'s Universal Declaration on Human Rights, which guarantees freedom of information.

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hit back, accusing the United States of trying to use the Internet as a tool to confront the Islamic Republic.

"The Americans have said that they have allocated a $45 million budget to help them to confront the Islamic Republic of Iran via the Internet," he said in a January 26 speech.

The U.S. Senate voted in July to adopt the Victims of Iranian Censorship Act, which authorises up to $50 million for expanding Farsi language broadcasts, supporting Iranian Internet and countering government efforts to block it.

(Additional reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by Sara Ledwith)
Recieved news from reader

In parallel to the widespread detention of political activists in a bid to thwart popular protests on February 11th, the clerical regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), in a repulsive measure, has begun distributing forms in education centers asking students to inform on their politically active classmates by writing down their names and particulars. The regime’s attempt to force students to spy on their friends has been met with widespread objections and anger on the part of teachers and parents.

In a separate development, in a show of force and to fill the streets of Tehran with crowds, the regime has arranged free pilgrimages and tours, entitled “the followers of light,” to visit the Massoumeh shrine in Qom as well as Tehran. The aim is to bring civic employees, families of war victims, the paramilitary Bassij members, and underprivileged social groups from the provinces to Tehran and later use them on February 11th to fill Azadi Square.

In a bid to cover up popular protests and expressions of hatred towards the regime, the mullahs’ officials have also set up the journalists’ booth in a way that it looks on to Mohammad Ali Jenah Street in Azadi Square to ensure that anti-regime protests will be out of the reporters’ field of vision. Journalists are not permitted to visit other parts of the city or even other sections of Azadi Square.

By enacting extensive suppressive measures, the regime is doing its utmost to prevent anti-regime rallies from gravitating towards Azadi Square and the location of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s speech. For that purpose, suppressive forces have stationed special units equipped with high pressure water-dispensing vehicles and several layers of anti-riot forces at entry points and streets in the vicinity of Azadi Square.
NCRI
At least 50 people arrested during night raids on Sunday
On the eighth day of a courageous popular uprising in the southern city of Lar on Monday, February 8, the situation remained critical. Widespread arrests of protestors continue, with at least 50 people detained after violent raids at their residences on Sunday at mid-night alone.

The regime’s suppressive forces, dispatched to the city at the request of the Provincial Security Council, have amassed around the city. The regime has supplied gears belonging to anti-riot guards to its local agents and spies to protect them from identification by the locals. The regime has also coerced some shops into opening their doors for business.

On Saturday and Sunday, during clashes between the suppressive forces, including anti-riot guards, on the one hand, and the youth, on the other, a number of buses and vehicles belonging to the regime and the municipality, as well as banks located in the eastern part of the city (Old Lar) were set on fire. Documents and archives at these locations were destroyed. A number of people were injured in the course of the clashes.

In recent days, gas stations have run low on fuel because fuel shipments usually coming from the cities of Shiraz and Bandar-e Abbas to Lar have been stopped on route. In order to pressure the locals, the regime’s forces are preventing the entry of food supplies to Lar.
Large numbers of suppressive forces amass in public areas; Internet connectivity and SMS interrupted

NCRI
On the brink of the scheduled February 11th uprising, the clerical regime has begun to take down posters of regime’s founder Khomeini, its Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, and its President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, since Saturday, fearful that protestors would once again set the posters on fire. They were removed from public areas and thoroughfares and replaced with ordinary billboards.

Meanwhile, the work on installing regular and wireless loudspeakers and sound systems on the path between Imam Hossein Square to Azadi Square in Tehran, which will relay pro-regime slogans, is still continuing. Suppressive forces are also mounting cameras close to the loudspeakers in a bid to identify anyone trying to cut them off. The cameras are placed in between billboards and are hidden from view.

It has been reported that in previous incidents, young protestors would first damage the cameras and later disrupt the mullahs’ audio announcements.

The regime has enacted other suppressive measures to intimidate people and prevent their widespread participation in protests scheduled for the anniversary of the 1979 revolution on February 11th. Its suppressive forces marching on foot or anti-demonstration guards riding on motorcycles carry out exercises on streets and central city squares, and internet and SMS connections are disrupted. However, as in the past, these measures, prompted by the regime’s trepidation, will be met with the brave Iranian youths’ anger and hatred.
Melodi Mahmoudi Zanganeh, Poet and song writer, was summoned to Iranian Intelligence and has been arrested in Vali Asr detention centre.
She is already extremely frail and ill and needs basic medical attention
You can prepare helium filled GREEN balloons and let them go into the sky from 11 am until noon on the 22nd of Bahman. If you have difficulty finding Green balloons, use Green spray on other colored balloons. The important point is for the balloons to be seen at a high altitude from various parts within the city.

The benefits are as follows:

1) This is a silent form of protesting, similar to the silent protests after the elections.

2) It does not result in any danger for those participating in the act and those who have refrained from attending the protests for what ever reason to date, can do this even from their back yards.

3) The government will have no excuses to accuse the Green movement of violence.

4) It will nullify the government’s claim that the supporters of the Green movement are insignificant in numbers and the site of millions of Green balloons in the air all around the city will scare them to death!

5) People can participate from all over the city and as such the coup government will be deprived of the ability to react accordingly.

6) Slogans can also be written on the balloons.

7) All domestic and foreign media/journalists will be able to easily cover such an event.

As mentioned before this is a suggestion for another means to demonstrate the Greens protests in the streets and can easily be performed in all cities in Iran. Please help us by informing your friends YOU ARE THE MEDIA.

Our rendezvous - 22 Bahman from 11 am until 12 noon!


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پیشنهادی موثر برای ۲۲ بهمن برای کسانی که به هر دلیلی نمیتوانند در راهپیمایی سبز شرکت کنند


پیشنهادی موثر برای ۲۲ بهمن برای کسانی که به هر دلیلی نمیتوانند در راهپیمایی سبز شرکت کنند . میتوان با تهیه بادکنکهای سبز رنگ و پرکردن آنها با گاز هلیوم (و یا گاز خانگی در صورت رعایت احتیاط) و به هوا فرستادن آنها در زمانی مشخص ندای جنبش سبز را به مسالمت آمیزترین و بی خطرترین وجه نشان داد. میتوان این کار را بین ساعت ۱۱ صبح تا ۱۲ ظهر روز ۲۲ بهمن انجام داد و در صورت کمبود بادکنک به رنگ سبز میتوانید از اسپری سبز جهت رنگ نمودن بادکنکهای به رنگهای دیگر استفاده کنید. نکتهٔ مهم اینست که بادکنک تا ارتفاع قابل دید از نقاط مختلف شهر، بالا رود. و اما فواید این کار:

۱- یک حرکت اعتراضی بی سرو صدا است. همچون تظاهرات سکوت بعد از انتخابات.

۲- هیچگونه خطری متوجه انجام دهنده نخواهد شد. و کسانی که به هر دلیل از حضور در تظاهرات تا کنون معذور بودند به راحتی میتوانند حتی از حیاط منزل خود در این حرکت شرکت کنند.

۳- حکومت هیچ بهانهای برای متهم کردن جنبش سبزبه خشونت نخواهد داشت.

۴- خط بطلان بر ادعای واهی حکومت مبنی بر اینکه طرفداران جنبش سبز تعداد قلیلی هستند خواهد کشید و مشاهده میلیونی بادکنکهای سبز در آسمان شهر آنها را به وحشت خواهد انداخت.

۵- همهٔ مردم از تمام نقاط شهر میتوانند شرکت کنند و به دلیل همین گستردگی, قدرت هرگونه عکس العملی از نیروهای دولت کودتا سلب خواهد شد.

۶- میتوان بر روی بادکنکها شعار نویسی هم انجام داد.

۷- همهٔ خبرنگاران داخلی و خارجی براحتی قادر به پوشش این واقعه خواهند بود.

همانگونه که ذکر شد این حرکت به عنوان یک حرکت پشتیبانی برای تظاهرات مردمی جنبش سبز در خیابانها میباشد و قابل اجرا در تمامی شهرهای ایران عزیز خواهد بود. لطفا در ارسال این مطلب به دوستان خود ما را همیاری کنید.

پس وعدهٔ ما ۲۲ بهمن از ساعت ۱۱ صبح الی ۱۲ ظهر
We in this BLOG do not propagate anyone. Please be aware that if we put up a rout it does not mean it is safe or it is an official announcment by the movement.
Thank you

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Source FB Shiraz Green Movement .جنبش سبز شیراز

To the members of the Green Shiraz Movement

The following are the routes established for the 22nd of Bahman by the various groups within the Green Movement of Shiraz:

1. From Aram street to Namazi square

2. From Paramound street to Setad square

3. The surrounding areas of Mullah Sadra street

4. In general refrain from chanting slogans when the crowd is scattered in the various areas. Wait until the crowd has gathered in one place before you begin chanting slogans.

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با درود به فعالان جنبش سبز در شیراز


طبق تمامی اعلامیه های داده شده توسط گروه های سبز شیراز چند مکان خاص برای راه پیمای 22 بهمن در نظر گرفته شده است که این مکان ها شامل می شود از:

1. از خیابان ارم به میدان نمازی
2.از خیابان پارامونت به میدان ستاد
3.و حوالی خیابان ملا صدرا
4. در کل در تمامی این مکان ها به صورت پاره پاره راه پیمای کنید و بعد از به هم پیوستن شروع به شعار دادن کنید و قبل از این که به هم بپیوندیم شروع به شعار دادن نکنید.
Shabnam and farzad were kangaroo trialled by the notorious Myghisha Judge, who already has a vicious background as the judge taking part in the 1986 massacres and kangaroo trials.
The lawyer of the two , Mohammad Olyayee fard , said today that he will object to this judgement . He also said that both are sentenced to exile in Rajayee Shahr prison ( a tactic the notorious Judge uses to distance the prisoners from their attired districts in order to be able to plot over them.
Shabnam Madadzadeh was the political secretary to the Islamic Student society of Tarbiat Moalem. She was detained in 2009 kept in solitary confinement in 209 for 7 months before she was transferred tot he woman's ward of Evin.


As a singe of weakness, according to eyewitness reports from Iran, the regime is closing down the famous AZADI SQUARE ( Freedom Square) as to curb the coming protests.



Iran News Agency


Azadi and Enghelab Avenues are to be equipped with security cameras. The regime has taken extensive measures to quell the people’s movement in the wake of political, social, and local groups supporting the green movement at the outset of 22 Bahman (February 11) demonstrations.



Enghelab and Azadi Avenues, which link Imam Hossein and Azadi Squares, have been equipped with numerous advanced closed-circuit security cameras. These cameras are said to be installed 50 paces apart on both sides of Enghelab and Azadi Avenues.



Such security measures coincide with serious problems that have occurred with media technology such as SMS, email, and Gmail. Government agents are attempting to use the cameras to prevent people from gathering on the streets.



Nonetheless, considering that February 11th is a highly pivotal day for the continuation of the struggle against the regime, the extensive presence of people on the streets of Tehran is anticipated.



Although the regime is trying to draw out pro-government groups to occupy Azadi and Enghelab Avenues, it is not yet clear whether such attempts will prove feasible. Either way, after ordering different provincial and local Basij units to send their forces to Tehran to occupy the streets, the installation of such security cameras is the regime’s new preparatory move for countering the streams of people’s protests on February 11.




Translation by: Xan I.


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Maryam Ghanbari, lawyer and women’s rights activist was arrested at her home by security forces on February 8, at 3:00 am.
According to reports by the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, security forces initially called Ghanbari’s neighbours to gain access into the apartment building. Security forces also confiscated Ghanbari’s computer.
The charges against Ghanbari are unknown. Numerous lawyers have been arrested since the post-election civil unrest.



Translation by: Maryam


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On Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at midnight, Nooshin Jafari, a journalist with Etemad Newspaper’s Culture Section was arrested. Security forces entered and searched her home, took her personal items and computer, arrested her, and transferred her to an unknown location. Several journalists and women’s rights activists told international Campaign for Human Rights that security forces are trying to arrest Saeedeh Kordi Nejad.
Nooshin Jafari is one of the youngest Iranian journalists and one of the founding members of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, a committee whose most active members are currently in prison and authorities are searching for its other members. Jafari was active in cultural reporting over the past few months. According to statistics published by international organizations such as Committee to Protect Journalists, an NGO based in New York, currently there are more than 47 journalists and writers in prison in Iran. Badrossadat Mofidi, Lili Farhadpour, Niloufar Laripour, Mahsa Hekmat, Parisa Kakaee, Mehraneh Atashi, Noushin Jafari, and Shiva Nazar Ahari are some of the others who were involved in publications or online journalism and are currently in prison.
Saeedeh Kordi Nejad who is a graduate economics student and was a student campaigner for Mir Hossein Moussavi’s presidential campaign was arrested on June 29, 2009 and transferred to Evin Prison. She was released on August 27, 2009. She was not home when security forces went to her home to arrest her in June. The officers put her roommate, Zoya Hassani, under pressure to tell them about Kordi Nejad’s whereabouts. Zoya Hassani who did not know where Kordi Nejad was, was faced with the officers’ anger; they beat her up, put a bag over her head, and transferred her to Evin Prison. She was released several weeks later with apologies. Saeedeh Kordi Nejad has left her home following the new wave of arrests by security forces.

Top Lawyer Says Charges Inconsistent with Sharia Law

A young student activist, Mohammad Amin Valian, under the charge of Moharebeh, or “enmity against God,” which is punishable by death and called the charges “grossly disproportionate.”

At least nine other protestors have been sentenced to death in similar unfair trials and are at risk of imminent execution. Five other protestors, including Valian, were prosecuted last week and face the death penalty if convicted. The main pieces of evidence used to convict the twenty-year old student are photographs showing him throwing rocks during Ashura protests.


The conviction of Valian, a student from Damaghan Science University, followed his denunciation in a student newspaper run by pro-government Basiji militias and subsequent arrest. Valian was also convicted of “corruption on earth,” “congregation and mutiny to commit crimes against national security,” “propagation activities against the Islamic regime,” and “insulting top regime officials.”
“The Judiciary, by this grossly disproportionate sentence, devalues the life of a promising young student,” stated Aaron Rhodes, a spokesperson for the Campaign.
“What is more, the conviction lowers the standards of the system, which, like any system of law, should protect life, not cheapen it,” he said.
Valian is one of sixteen protesters who have been subjected to a “show trial” for their peaceful political protests, and one of the five convicted of a crime carrying the death penalty.


During his trial, Valian confessed openly to throwing stones on three occasions during the protests, noting that they hit nothing, and asked the court to consider the reasons why he had thus expressed his feelings and frustrations. He also freely admitted to chanting “Death to the Dictator.”
A prominent human rights lawyer in Tehran, Abdolfattah Soltani, told the Campaign that according to Sharia law, the essential condition for applying the charge of Moharebeh to someone is the certainty that the defendant has engaged in armed activity.


“This has been clearly stated in all texts of Fiqh (religious jurisprudence). In articles 86 and 89 of the Islamic Penal Code, several conditions have been elaborated upon and in particular these articles clearly state, that if a group has been formed that engages in armed struggle, and if a person who is a member of such a group or associates with it promotes its goals through armed activity, then that is considered Moharebeh. Therefore, the condition of armed activity is essential in charging someone under Moharebeh and the person must have carried out effective actions. If these conditions are not present then the charge of Moharebeh cannot be applied,” he said.
Asked about the act of throwing stones in the street and if such activity can legitimately result in a charge of Moharebeh, Soltani said: “Absolutely not. If a person is arrested because of association with an armed group then Moharebeh may apply. But if an ordinary person, for whatever reason, such as anger or losing his temper, throws a stone, aimed at the destruction of some property or hurting someone, then there are other legal charges applicable and such actions do not rise to the charge of Moharebeh.”
Peers of Valian told the Campaign that he was one of the most active members of the Central Council of the Islamic Student Association. He had organized a number of political debates, which were also cited as evidence of the crimes for which he was convicted. Valian has been an active supporter of presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.
The Campaign called on the Head of the Iranian Judiciary to intervene in the case, and urged that Valian be released immediately pending an examination of his case by an independent committee of legal experts, which should look into all cases of those charged on the basis of their political protests.

LA Times


Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is filled with rage over the treatment of her client, 20-year-old Arash Rahmanipour, who was not defended in court and then was quietly put to death.



Reporting from Tehran and Beirut - The defendant met with his lawyer once for 15 minutes before he was sentenced to death and hanged.When the lawyer complained to authorities, they ignored her. When she tried to enter the courtroom where he was being tried, they threatened her with arrest. And when she spoke out publicly at what she described as a gross miscarriage of justice, they shut off her cellphone."Unfortunately, despite repeated warnings, you have kept contacts with counter-revolutionary media and for two months from today your cellphone will be cut off," read a text message she received.Now lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh boils with rage and frustration. The case of 20-year-old Arash Rahmanipour, who was executed before dawn Jan.


28, haunts her."We, as defense lawyers of human rights, are under so much pressure and restrictions, and the noose around us is tightening and we are insulted and threatened so much and verbally abused," Sotoudeh, 46, said during an emotional interview in her Tehran office. "What makes me feel helpless, desperate and bitter is that our attempt to help our clients is doomed and in vain."Iranian authorities executed Rahmanipour and Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani, 37, both alleged to be members of an outlawed monarchist group called the Kingdom Assembly, and sentenced nine others to death in late January in what many interpreted as a warning to protesters ahead of Thursday's commemorations of the Islamic Revolution.Opposition leaders have vowed to turn the annual celebration into an anti-government demonstration, calling on supporters to take to the streets.Rahmanipour was arrested in April, weeks before the disputed June presidential election and the mass protests that erupted afterward. Nonetheless, he was tried during the mass court proceedings against opposition supporters last fall and sentenced to death on charges of being a mohareb, someone who takes up arms against God.Rahmanipour was a troubled young man from a poor family in the south Tehran district of Shahpour, said Sotoudeh.


His parents were divorced or separated, and his father at one point had a substance abuse problem, she said.The lawyer said she was not allowed to attend any of Rahmanipour's court sessions, including a televised one in August when he confessed to being a member of the Kingdom Assembly. That was the day, she said, she was threatened with arrest.Nor was Sotoudeh allowed to see any evidence of her client's guilt.


The conviction, she said, was based on a coerced confession that he had tried several years earlier to make explosives, as well as intelligence that she had no opportunity to assess or refute."I cannot question the intelligence agent in the court who has created the dossier for my client," she said. "Even if I could have a dialogue with the intelligence agent, it would be futile because the agent of the Intelligence Ministry is getting orders from other" security organizations.


She finally had a chance to meet her client in a room of Ward 2A of Tehran's Evin Prison in October. They had no more than 15 minutes. The distraught young man hurriedly told Sotoudeh that he had made the explosives confession after interrogators sat his pregnant sister in front of him. If he wanted his sister released, her client was told, he had to admit to whatever they asked.He signed the confession. His sister was later released, though she suffered a late-term miscarriage.Now Rahmanipour confided to his lawyer that he was afraid for his life. Prosecutors had inserted the word mohareb in the indictment against him, punishable by death.


Despite the assurances of his interrogators that he'd be let off with a light jail term, Rahmanipour was sentenced to death.After the sentence was read out in court, Rahmanipour pulled himself together, Sotoudeh said. He wrote a letter to his father, Davoud, describing himself as Arash the Archer, a character from Persian legend, who stretched the string of his bow to send an arrow to the farthest distance, sacrificing himself for his nation.Immediately after an appeals court upheld the conviction three months later, he was executed.A reporter called her at 9 a.m. that day, a Thursday, to ask her reaction."I was tongue-tied," she said. "Words cannot express my shock. I could not believe it."The death sentence was too much. I thought at least Arash's death sentence would be appealed and he would be granted clemency.


I thought they would have mercy for Arash's age."At noon, Rahmanipour's father called Sotoudeh. To her surprise, he spoke hopefully about visiting his son that day. They had spoken Monday, and Rahmanipour had told him he'd be allowed to see his parents on Thursday.He had no idea that his son had been executed hours earlier.

HRNA

Siamak Nadali, the former secretary of the Islamic Student Association in the University of Lorestan, was arrested.
According to reports by Nedaye Sabze Azadi, there is no information on where Siamak Nadali is being held or the name of the organization that arrested him.
As February 11 approaches (22 Bahman – anniversary of the 1979 Revolution), there has been a wave of arrests of students and civil and political activists.






Parisa Kakaee, the women’s rights activist and a member of the Committee for Human Rights Reporters, was arrested on January 1, 2010 after responding to a telephone summons and appearing at the office of the Intelligence Ministry. Currently, seven members of the Committee are being detained in Ward 209 of Evin prison, and other members have been threatened and summoned.


In the following interview, we spoke with Parisa Kakaee’s mother.


Q: What was Parisa like as a young girl?
A: She was always a kind girl. She especially showed kindness to those who were younger and more vulnerable than she was. When she was in kindergarten at the age of five, she took care of the younger children. When I came to pick her up from school, her teacher told me that Parisa helped prepare the younger children’s snacks and milk. She made sure that the kids were fed first.
Her love and generosity towards others continued over the years, through grade school and on. She helped children who had less money and support, children who came from single-parent families. She would save her allowance and buy presents for children who earned good grades. She would buy them socks, notebooks, and pencils. She was very popular with the other children. As she grew older, she would talk to the mothers about their children and offer them support and advice. In high school, she studied the natural sciences, then decided to switch majors so that she could study psychology because she wanted to learn more about the social sciences and human behavior. She felt that she could contribute more to society through her work as a psychologist.
At the university, she continued to help others and volunteered at many organizations such as the Ameneh Orphanage, the White Cane Center for the Blind, and numerous children’s organizations which helped serve underprivileged children. She helped their mothers enter training programs to enable them to work and support their children. She loved to hike and often took other children, who normally wouldn’t have the opportunity to go, with her. She visited homes for the elderly. Later, she was hired at UNICEF Iran and traveled to underserved provinces such as Sistan and Baluchistan.
She was always very independent. From a very young age, she would say that women should be independent and not be afraid.
Q: How did you learn of her arrest?
A: Parisa told me that someone from the Ministry of Intelligence called and told her that she had to be taken in. I told her not to go. But she told me not to worry. She said that she had done nothing wrong, was not affiliated with any political groups. Her work was to report on human rights.
Q: Have you had contact with her since her detention?
A: Since she’s been taken in, she’s called about 3 times, with her interrogator nearby. Her father, brother, and I have been able to visit her twice for 20 minutes where we speak to her over the phone with a glass dividing us. She was in good spirits and said that she had not been treated badly. I had given her money and she used it to buy shampoo, soap, and clothes, since she did not have permission to accept clothes from home. She has access to her heart medication and when she caught a cold, she was taken to the prison clinic and treated right away.
Q: Have the authorities mentioned the possibility of releasing Parisa on the condition of putting up bail?
A: No, we haven’t heard anything. But we wouldn’t be able to offer anything since we rent our apartment and have nothing to offer.
Q: How are you holding up?
A: I’m having a difficult time. I don’t understand why they arrested her. She has always done good for her community and has tried to help and empower others. She doesn’t deserve this.
I cry everywhere; people stop me in public and ask me what’s wrong. I can’t sleep. I worked for 32 years at the Ministry of Education and have received numerous honors for my teaching services. Parisa’s father was a high ranking officer in the air force; he is now retired. He doesn’t leave the house, he’s so sick with worry. He waits for her phone call to hear her voice. When he does leave, he’s distracted. He almost got hit by a bus recently, he was so distracted when he was crossing the street.
We were never political. We never got involved in political activities. We just want her to come home.
Security forces arrested Amir Sadeghi at the office of Farhang-e-Ashti newspaper for having published imagers of the violent security clampdown on protesters on Ashura (December 27, 2009) on his personal blog (tehranlive.org) and on the website Tehran24.com.
In the days leading to 22 Bahman (February 11- the anniversary of the Islamic Republic Revolution), many journalists have been arrested across Iran.

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In a joint statement on Monday, February 08, the European Union and the United States condemned the continuing human rights violations in Iran and called on the regime to “live up to its international human rights obligations.” Full text follows:

The European Union and the United States condemn the continuing human rights violations in Iran since the June 12 election. The large scale detentions and mass trials, the threatened execution of protestors, the intimidation of family members of those detained and the continuing denial to its citizens of the right to peaceful expression are contrary to human rights norms.

Our concerns are based on our commitment to universal respect for human rights. We are particularly concerned by the potential for further violence and repression during the coming days, especially around the anniversary of the Islamic Republic's founding on 11 February. We call on the Government of Iran to live up to its international human rights obligations, to end its abuses against its own people, to hold accountable those who have committed the abuses and to release those who are exercising their rights.
In a joint statement on Monday, February 08, the European Union and the United States condemned the continuing human rights violations in Iran and called on the regime to “live up to its international human rights obligations.” Full text follows:

The European Union and the United States condemn the continuing human rights violations in Iran since the June 12 election. The large scale detentions and mass trials, the threatened execution of protestors, the intimidation of family members of those detained and the continuing denial to its citizens of the right to peaceful expression are contrary to human rights norms.

Our concerns are based on our commitment to universal respect for human rights. We are particularly concerned by the potential for further violence and repression during the coming days, especially around the anniversary of the Islamic Republic's founding on 11 February. We call on the Government of Iran to live up to its international human rights obligations, to end its abuses against its own people, to hold accountable those who have committed the abuses and to release those who are exercising their rights.

HR activist Sima Bahmani arrested


HRNA
Sima Bahmani was arrested on Tuesday last in Mahabad and taken to unknown location. !!
She was abducted in a Taxi while coming back to office from her house. Her family has been searching for her location in vain!.
Sima is from Bandar Abas and has been a HR activist, preparing Human Right reports in Kurdistan on the case of Farzad Kamangar followed by Human Rights reporters.

Iranian human rights organization are urgently urging domestic and international human rights defenders to emphatically intervene to stop Islamic republic of Iran massive arrests and reinvigorating coercions against members of “Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR)”.

Less than 3 weeks after arbitrary arrest of Saeed Kalanaki and Saeed Jalili far two prominent members of CHRR on December 20th, Iranian security forces arrested Shiva Nazarahari, Kouhyar Goudarzi and Saeed Haeri another 3 member of CHRR.

It is worth noting that, Ms Shiva Nazarahari was recently released on September 21st after 100 days in custody with no laid charges. Kouhyar Goudarzi, former secretary of the committee was sacked from his school prior to his arrest. Saeed Habibinia, Ms Parisa Kakaii and Ali Kalaai also have faced several judicial summonses and were forcefully asked to stop their human right activities.

In recent years despite Iranian government coercion and suppression, CHRR as an independent NGO managed to play a pivotal role in timely informing International human rights organizations and media of the massive and multitude case of civil and human rights violations in Iran and also in enlightening public opinion inside and outside Iran. Together with other human right organizations CHHR have also become a major player in taking necessary measures to prevent and diminish ample violations of human rights in Iran.

We, the undersigned human right organization are calling on all international human rights bodies to take all necessary actions to stop this new string of brutality and persecution against human Right activists in Iran.


Desist this Outrageous Accusation / The Committee of Human Right Reporters statement about the preposterous allegations against its members

The civil society’s endurance depends on acceptance and realization of modern norms and principles. When a ruling establishment with an outdated legal system tries to impose itself politically and ideologically on a modern society, the result will be widespread protests. Human rights— as listed in [ UN] the Universal Declaration of Human Rights`s charters and other protocols —is one of the most important achievements of modern human history, and it is the most globally accepted legal norm. Iranians are inclined to demand the full implementation of the charter [of Human Rights Declaration] in their society.

In recent years, in order to protect and implement this global document, various grassroots organizations have formed. By promoting human rights, the organizations try to help create an Iran where peace, freedom, equality, and dignity prevail.

The Committee of Human Rights Reporters (CHRR) is one of the organizations that has requested, with an emphasis on belief and commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the implementation of the Declaration in all aspects of the Iranian people’s lives. As it has been repeatedly stressed, the Committee is independent and does not belong to any political party or branch. The Committee has no political mandate. The Committee`s activities, which started in 2005, involve presenting reports and providing information on all the people whose human rights have been infringed or violated. These people involve women, children, prisoners, workers, etc. The Committee has also tired to prevent the systematic and perpetual violation of human rights by spreading public awareness, seeking assistance from domestic and international institutions to draw the government`s attention to the violation of their citizens`basic rights.

It is unfortunate that the ruling establishment that considers itself committed to international conventions such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has refused to honour many of its commitments. Instead, the ruling establishment has opted for a legal system that is, in many aspects, a clear and direct contrast to human rights ethics. The lack of commitment by the government has resulted in increased pressures and restrictions for human rights activists.

With the influence from other (human rights) institutions, CHRR has adopted a variety of human rights methods. Even though the UN General Assembly resolution of 1999 (Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) was used by CHRR, especially articles 10,11, and 18 that grant the right to promote human rights, human rights establishments have been deemed propagators against the (Iranian) regime.

Human rights activists in Iran are under pressure and torture in Iranian prisons. The government has begun to irresponsibly label human rights organizations as having connection to political opposition groups. The allegations provide the government with false justifications for the violent crackdowns and executions of people under the pretext that they are Mohareb (enemy of God).

In the particular case of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, the Ministry of Intelligence, despite full knowledge of the complete independence of CHRR from all political groups, whether domestic or foreign, is trying to falsely link the Committee to political organizations. The claims that the Committee is linked to Mujahedin Khalgh Organization (MKO) is considered nothing but an attempt by Intelligence experts to eliminate a reputable group that has been active in the field of human rights from its conception.

For CHRR and all human rights activists, defending the human rights of every individual, regardless of their political orientation, religion, and ethnic background, is the most important principle. We candidly declare that in addition to the activities in human rights fields including women, children, workers, religious, ethnic, and sexual minorities rights, we will be defending the rights of all political prisoners and prisoners of conscious.

The deplorable claim by the Ministry of Intelligence is a caution to all human rights activists not to easily brush off their pathetic game. The Ministry of Intelligence’s treatment of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters has not been the first of its kind, and it will not be the last. The fallacy of linking independent human rights activities to political organizations, and accusing human rights activists of Moharebeh without any evidence has to end before it progresses any further.

While re-emphasizing our independence, we expect solidarity and protests against such oppressive acts from all national and international human rights organization. We reserve our rights to take our grievances against the Islamic Republic Ministry of Intelligence to international tribunals and organizations.

Translation by: Siavosh J.

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Clashes erupt at the University of Science and Technology. 200 members of Ansar-e-Hezbollah were joined by Basiji students to beat protesting students.

Ansar-e-Hezbollah Attacks Students

February 07, 2010

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Clashes erupt at the University of Science and Technology. 200 members of Ansar-e-Hezbollah were joined by Basiji students to beat protesting students.

There was a clash on February 6th in Tehran between the University of Science and Technology students and supporters of the regime. Students initiated a general strike around 2:00pm. The chant, “Down with the Islamic Republic” was heard. After the students returned to their dormitories, the 200 members of Ansar-e-Hezbollah and Basiji students attacked approximately 600 students with tear gas and electric batons.

The students chanted: “Down with Dictator,” “Damned Ahmadi, you are a disgrace to Elm-o-Sanat [University],” and “Down with the Basij mercenaries.”

Four of the Basijis were identified as Nima Ebrahimi (third year student), Seyed Mehdi Mahdian (third year student), Reza Mousapour, and Seyed Sajjad Khansari.

It was reported that at least three students were thrown out of dormitory windows. 20 students were taken to an unknown location, while several other students had their identification cards confiscated.

The university was in a virtual lock-down by Ansar-e-Hezbollah, and cell phone communication was purportedly blocked.

This report is sent over the internet by a resident student who witnessed the incident.

Translation by: Siavash Sartipi
Edited by: Jim
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