Monday, March 27, 2006
Using this set of statitstics on women only, indicates a minute part of the tragic and intolerable conditions that Iranians are subjected to under the boot of the present rulers. The statistics shown below are the scant number of cases that the regime itself partially admits to, in its own media. Note that there are three separate networks of law enforcement, secret police, and nationwide sets of prisons governed by these self-reporting groups:
The arrested: (women only)
Political activists = 18 cases
Summoned to intelligence agencies = 11 cases
Indictments = 11 cases
Issued sentences = 4 cases
Issued execution sentences = 19 cases
Executions = 4 cases
Collective arrests = 1372
Names of a number of the arrested: (women only)
Elaheh Nazjou & Akram Eghbali -= Demonstrating in support of political prisoners in front of the United Nations offices in Tehran
Najmeh Omid-Parvar = Blogger
Homa Zarafshan, Gowhar Saleh-pour & Shahla Ansari = Political activists (Union for Democracy seekers in Iran)
Farzaneh Aghai & Maryam Araii = Demonstrating in front of Evin prison
Soheila Haydari & Massoumeh Pour-Bagher = Demonstrating at Ghal'eh Babak
Zaynab Ba'eezidee = Member of the Organization for the Defense of Human Rights in Iranian Kurdistan
Shahla Gol-abadi, Arezoo Shahriar & Roxana Amir-Khani = Taking part in commemoration of the 1989 massacre (of Mojahedeen)
Rayhaaneh Pour-Ghani = Editor-in-Chief of the Ghizel Owzan publication
Mrs. Salimi, Mrs. Razavi, Mrs. Hayat-Ghaybi & Mrs. Torabian = Wives of members of the board of directors of the Greater Tehran bus drivers union
Dr. Roya Tolouii = Battling the regime (probably filed as waging war against God")
Tonia Kaboud-vand & Namo Hedayati = Senior Editors of Payam'eh Mardom (The People's Message) publication
Leila Safari = Selling photo of Iranian hero Babak Khorram-Din (http://home.att.net/~tabriz/babak1.htm)
Soraya Aziz-Panah = Publishing lies and falsehood
Elham Afroutan = Insulting the public order (probably a dress code violation)
Sentenced to Death: (women only)
Kobra = 50 years old
Fatemeh = 24 years old
Fatemeh = 28 years old
Fatemeh = 31 years old
Akram = 30 years old
Fatemeh M. = 37 years old
Zahra = 25 years old
Leila = 29 years old
Hajer Vafai = not known
Raaheleh = 25 years old
Akram = 27 years old
Massoumeh = 22 years old
Delara Darabi = 19 years old
Afsaneh = 22 years old
Nazenin = 17 years old
Azam Faryod Ghereh-Shirani =35 years old
Behjat = 35 years old
Akram = 25 years old
Azam Rezaii = 20 years old
Executed: (women only)
Roya = 28 years old, hanged
Akram N. = 25 years old, hanged
Massoumeh = age unknown, hanged in Evin prison
Raaheleh = 25 years old, hanged in Evin prison
Savagely beaten by Security and Intelligence forces: (women only)
Dr. Roya Tolouii
Mass arrests for intimidation or terrorizing purposes, culled from news reports: (women only)
15 women who were arrested for attending a party
8 actresses who were at a cast party where there was dancing and alcohol
1000 women who were wearing unsuitable and un-Islamic attire (bad veiling)
11 women who attended a non-governmentally supervised Friday prayers
22 girls for attending a social gathering
11 women for attending a party
4 for protesting
79 for bad veiling and unsuitable and un-Islamic attire
150 at the Sufi gathering in Qom
72 for lewdness
Womens' website that were filtered and blocked:
Zan'eh Iran (Iran's Woman)
Kaanoon'eh Zanaan'eh Iran (The Society of Iranian Women)
Zanaan'eh Iran Jahan (The Women of Iran's World)
The above numbers can safely be estimated to be about a third of the real facts on women, as the various "enforcement" groups never publish their statistics and operate under strict secrecy. A correlation ratio of men to women would probably show that men, in multiples of tens more than women, have faced the same treatment.
In another warning to the "old enclave" of Mullahs, President Amadi-Nejad has accused former President Khatami of treason, citing his recent trip to Germany and holding talks with the new German Chancellor as "spying for the enemy"!
Remember that Ahmadi-Nejad had already arrested former President Rafsanjani's son for involvement with "corrupt" oil deals. This short arrest of a couple of days was not publicized but was a warning shot across Rafsanjani's bows just after the elections to stay neutral, at worst, and not to oppose Ahmadi-Nejad.
Ahmadi-Nejad, with his Pasdaran commanders in every position of executive and military power has also warned Supreme Ruler Khamenei, dying of cancer with an estimated six months to live, to stay out of the way or die in prison for corruption and for dereliction of duty in upholding the tenets of Islam.
The neo-Iran structure translates into a military take over by Ahmadi-Nejad with the clerical backing of looney tunes Mesbah Yazdi, who has also attacked the old guard ayatollah rulers by offering himself as candidate for the Supreme position and withdrawing his former support for Khamenei, stating that he was mistaked when he voted (one of only two ayatollahs to do so) to make Khamenei a "grand ayatollah" required for ascension to Supreme Ruler position.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Haghighat-Pajooh murdered her “temporary husband” for attempted rape of her 15-year-old daughter, from her first marriage and in 1997 was charged with murder, by the misogynist Mullah judiciary and sentenced to death.
Haghighat-Pajooh was originally scheduled for execution in 2002 however due to international pressure the execution was stayed.
Once again however, the Islamic Republic of Iran's high tribunal has reinstated the ruling and has every intention of seeing the execution through.
Her execution, is reportedly scheduled to take place by or before April 1st, which is the last day of the Persian New Year period.
According to various received reports, the Islamic regime is planning to execute her quietly so that any pressure from the international human rights groups can be foiled.
The Islamic regime, fearing any further protests and challenges by Iranian women, plans to use Haghighat-Pajooh’s case in order to strike more fear and intimidation in the hearts of Iranian women.
Fatemeh’s daughter appeals to all freedom-loving people around the world as well as international human rights groups for immediate attention to her mother’s case.
For more on temporary marriages, which can be as short as an hour or as long as necessary, go to
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Farsi language radio station KRSI in Los Angeles took calls live this Tuesday morning from people gathered in the streets in Iran and broadcasted them live to listeners all over Iran.
Despite a total ban by the Islamic regime against celebrating an ancient Zoroastrian festival, traditionally on the last Wednesday of the Persian Year, by jumping over lines of smallish tumbleweed bonfires and chanting "your redness to me, my yellowness to you", crowds ignored the edict.
And faced up to the attacks from the mostly non-Iranian, mostly Arab mercenary Basiji forces.
Amazingly the unarmed populace retaliated and forbidden to use fireworks or even sparklers to celebrate, turned to making Molotov cocktails and burning regime official vehicles and often forcibly resisted their attackers.
Callers used the radio broadcast to share information about events in their cities or neighborhoods as they happened and issue calls – thus carried nationwide - for Wednesday's civil disobedience and anti-regime demonstrations.
In an outlying "suburb" near Tehran called Karadj, formerly a separate township, the revelers scared the Basijis with their unexpected reaction and reinforcements had to be sent in from Tehran to quell the riot.
Isfahan, a historical city about 150 miles south of Tehran, proved to be another major center of anti-regime fervor and both vehicles and government buildings were set ablaze. The Islamic Regime had to ban the sale of gasoline in containers to try to limit the arson wreaked on it.
Several other reports confirmed the regime's brutal attacks on Iranians celebrating the Festival of Fire (Chaharshanbeh Souri) all around the country. This ancient Persian celebration, predating Islam by a couple of thousand years, marks the approach of the Iranian new year (also pre-Islamic), celebrated on March 21, the vernal equinox.
People build small bonfires and jump over the flames to purify and purge themselves of all the negativity and pain of the passing year so that they can begin the New Year with a clean spirit and fresh outlook. During this celebration, it is also customary to light sparklers and throw fireworks.
Since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, the mullahs have done everything they could to dissuade the people of Iran from continuing these Persian celebrations, calling them pagan in an attempt to eradicate the Persian heritage from Iran.
Over the past few weeks, there were threats of major March 14 clashes, as the mullahs continued to force the issue of this celebration being "haraam" - religiously prohibited or unclean - because it occurs during the religious month of Mohharram, which is enmeshed with mourning for long dead Shiite martyrs. Various major and minor clerics issued "fatwas". The regime sternly warned against sparklers and fireworks, decreeing them banned. Shops that sold these items were closed and padlocked by the regime's security forces from weeks before.
Last week, KAYHAN, the mouthpiece newspaper belonging to the "Fuehrer Mullah Khamnei", in yet another shameless attempt at destroying all things Persian, pronounced the observance of the ancient Persian New Year and the pre-New Year celebration of the Festival of Fire to be "haraam" (forbidden by Islam or religiously unclean).
Mullah Golpayegani who wrote the edict indicated: "The use of fireworks, sparklers and fire crackers which will lead to fun, conviviality and frolic is 'haraam' and any further references to all Persian traditions and culture existing before Islam is directly anti-Islamic and immoral."
Hojatieh (apocalypse and Armageddon) inspired President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and members of the Mullah hierarchy who knew that all of the regime's measures against this festival might fail, abandoned Tehran, instructing the majority non-Iranian Basiji security forces to savagely attack the Iranian people if they refused to give up their ancient Persian celebrations and appeared in the streets.
The guards launched tear gas and viciously attacked people, specially women, children and student activists. The regime's paddy wagons strategically positioned all around the cities of Iran began filling up as the security guards started beating and arresting celebrants.
The streets of cities all around Iran from Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Ardebil, Kermanshah, Mahabad, Baaneh, Mash'had, etc. filled with people and in places such as the Gowhardasht neighborhood of the Tehran-suburb of Karadj took over the regime's police headquarters in that area and set that building on fire.
In Tehran alone, the 600 mobilized 18-wheeler paddy wagons previously put in place for the March 8th commemoration of International Women's Day were left in place to facilitate arrests and detentions.
The regime has mobilized Lebanese, Syrian, Afghan, Algerian, Saudi, Iraqi and Palestinian Basijis against the people in the streets. As Arabs, they cannot care less about hurting, wounding or killing a non-Arab Persian.
According to ILNA, the regime-run news agency, to control vehicle traffic during the celebrations, the regime filled the skies of Tehran and all other big cities in Iran with helicopters, making traffic control the official excuse.
Revolutionary Guard Sojedi-Nia the director of the Motor Vehicles department of the regime expressed alarm and fear that the traffic jams and gridlock stemming from the Chaharshanbeh Souri celebrations would require constant helicopter surveillance. Including some with machine guns.
Also stating that 30 "secret" bases would be controlling the situation from their posts.
The Ministry of Education and Training received orders to close all schools in Tehran. The director of public relations in this ministry announced that the disciplinary and security forces of the regime handed down these specific orders.
Fearing the worst and attempting to maximize control and oppression, the regime ordered that all cellular telephones and internet connections in several provinces and all major cities be completely shut down and blocked. Not very successfully as callers still managed to get through in large numbers.
The regime further organized it's agents and elements around the world to call into the Iranian opposition radios and TV stations (specially the KRSI broadcast from L.A.), in order to insult, smear, malign, insult and demoralize the Iranian people calling in as well as to offer up false reports on the reality of the events occurring inside Iran.
One such caller had to shout "nothing's happening over here, the streets are absolutely quiet" to be heard over the chanting of anti-regime slogans. (Memories of the amusing Information Minister Baghdad Bob of Iraq as US troops arrived below him, denying their presence).
This effort to quash or dilute the voices of the people who called in from Iran in order to report events going on there failed miserably this morning. Instead they appear to have been motivated the celebrants to gather in greater numbers on Wednesday.