Sonntag, Dezember 31, 2006

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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و ... چه و چه و چه

سین / جیم ... یادداشت

فوروم ایران و آلمان

Donnerstag, Dezember 28, 2006

The Trial of Islamic Regime of Iran

Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran


P.O. Box 2037, P.V.P., CA90274

Tel: (310) 377-4590; Fax: (310) 377-3103

The Trial of Islamic Regime of Iran

January 9, 2007


Federal District Court, WashingtonD.C.

Defendants (defaulted):

1. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjami (Former President)

2. Ali Aakbar Fallahian Khuzestani

3. Islamic Republic of Iran

Plaintiff: Gholam Nikbin

Lead Council: Dr. William F. Pepper

Case Number: 04 CV00008

Time & Date: 9:30 AM, January 9, 2007

Place: Judge John Bates Courtroom, the

Federal District Court, Washington D.C

Contact Person: Dr. Mohammad Parvin. He will testify at the trial session as an expert witness.


In September 2003, after several years of hard work, MEHR Iran announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Islamic Regime of Iran (IRI), the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, and Ali Akbar Fallahian Khuzestani. The announcement was made at a conference at the FURAMA Hotel in Los Angeles. This conference was organized by MEHR to commemorate the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.

The lawsuit filed by the San Francisco-based Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA), charged that agents of the Islamic Regime of Iran tortured the plaintiff, Gholam Nikbin, 59, who served three years in jail for his conversion to the Mormon faith and for permitting dancing at his wedding. Nikbin was whipped with an electric cable on his bare soles and hung upside-down during interrogation and punishment by Iran's security forces in 1990. The torture damaged his kidneys and made walking difficult. He is still suffering physically and physiologically.

Nikbin told hundreds of Iranian Americans gathered at MEHR conference that he hoped his lawsuit would make his homeland "ashamed, and they will hear my voice”. When asked whether he was not afraid of the terrible consequences of suing the Islamic Regime of Iran, Nikbin said to hundreds of audiences:

"I do not care about my life. I want the whole world to hear my voice and know what they did to me. I am still suffering from what they did to me. I do not want this to happen to another Iranian. I want to free my country from these terrorists."

More background information may be obtained at:


P.O. Box 2037
P.V.P., CA90274

Tel: (310) 377- 4590
Tel: (818) 831- 4938
Fax: (310)377- 3103


Samstag, Dezember 23, 2006


Iran bekommt 60 Tage Zeit

Der Uno-Sicherheitsrat hat im Atomstreit mit Iran am Samstag einstimmig die Resolution 1737 verabschiedet. Sie sieht mehrere Strafmaßnahmen und ein Ultimatum vor - die wichtigsten Punkte im Überblick.

Zeitraum: Der Iran muss umgehend die Arbeit an seinen umstrittenen Atomprojekten einstellen, also der Uran-Anreicherung einschließlich Forschung und Entwicklung. Dasselbe gilt für die Arbeit an Projekten im Zusammenhang mit Schwerwasserreaktoren. Die Internationale Atomenergieorganisation (IAEO) soll innerhalb von 60 Tagen prüfen, ob Iran den Forderungen nachgekommen ist. Sollte dies nicht der Fall sein, soll der Uno-Sicherheitsrat weitere Maßnahmen gemäß Artikel 41, Kapitel 7, beschließen. Dieses Kapitel der Uno-Charta schließt militärische Strafmaßnahmen aus.

Handelssanktionen: Die Uno-Staaten werden verpflichtet, direkte und indirekte Lieferungen, den Verkauf oder Transfer von Material, Ausrüstung, Gütern und Technologie, die zum Atom- und Raketenprogramm des Landes beitragen könnten, an Iran zu unterbinden.

Reisebeschränkungen: Die Uno-Staaten müssen ein Komitee des Sicherheitsrates über Reisen von zwölf namentlich aufgelisteten Verantwortlichen des iranischen Atom- und Raketenprogramms informieren.

Finanzsanktionen: Die Uno-Mitgliedstaaten müssen umgehend alle Geldmittel, Finanzguthaben und anderen wirtschaftlichen Ressourcen auf ihrem Gebiet einfrieren, wenn diese direkt oder indirekt mit dem Atom- oder Raketenprogramm des Iran in Verbindung stehen.

Sanktionen im Bildungsbereich: Die Ausbildung iranischer Staatsbürger wird untersagt in Bereichen, die für das Atom- und Raketenprogramm genutzt werden könnten

Mittwoch, Dezember 20, 2006

UN assembly accuses Iran of numerous rights abuses

By Irwin Arieff

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly expressed "serious concern" on Tuesday about a long list of human rights abuses attributed to Iran and urged Tehran to ensure full respect for those rights.

A resolution was adopted by a vote of 72-50 with 55 abstentions in the 192-nation assembly after it narrowly defeated a motion by Iran to take no action on the measure.

The resolution expressed the assembly's "serious concern" at Tehran's "harassment, intimidation and persecution" of human rights champions, interest groups, political opponents, religious dissenters, journalists, parliamentarians, students, clerics, academics, Internet bloggers and labor union members.

It criticized Iran's justice system, which it says has "persistently failed" to meet international standards and faulted Tehran for using torture and public executions and discriminating against women, girls and ethnic and religious minorities.

It called on the Iranian government to ensure full respect for the rights to assembly and free speech, end its harassment of rights activists and political opponents, stop using torture and ensure full respect for due process of law.

Iran is frequently attacked for human rights abuses, including hanging juveniles, inflicting other cruel punishments including flogging and amputation, imprisoning political dissidents and closing newspapers and Internet sites.

Iran, supported by Pakistan and Zimbabwe, tried to head off adoption of the resolution by urging the assembly to instead approve a motion to take no action on it. U.N. members voted 81-75 with 24 abstentions to reject that motion.

Canada and Finland criticized Tehran for offering a "no action" motion for a second time after a similar procedural ploy failed last month in the assembly's Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Committee, which screens human rights resolutions for the full assembly.

The General Assembly action came as U.N. Security Council members negotiated a separate resolution put forward by Britain, France and Germany to impose sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.

The Security Council measure is a reaction to Iran's failure to comply with an Aug. 31 U.N. deadline to suspend uranium enrichment, which can produce fuel for nuclear power plants or for bombs. Iran says it only wants to produce electricity while Western governments believe its activities are a cover for bomb-making.

Mittwoch, Dezember 06, 2006

'There will be sanctions' on Iran, says French FM

PARIS (AFP) - The powers making up the UN Security Council are agreed that "there will be sanctions" against Iran, though their extent is yet to be decided, France said, after a Paris meeting on Tehran's nuclear programme.

"There is a question as to the extent of the sanctions, but there will be sanctions," Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy told RTL radio Wednesday.

He said the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany "agree on one thing: that there will be a United Nations Security Council resolution backed by all, including China and Russia.

Samstag, Dezember 02, 2006

Iranian human rights defenders: In the name of Freedom and Peace


European Court of human rights

Amnesty International
Human Rights whatch
Defending Human Rights Worldwide

Number: 85-180

By the pressures on prisoners and threats, bad atmosphere situation, beating and foul language in the prisons of Iran, some of political prisoners and human rights defenders prisoners have gone on to hunger strike to protest about their condition.

Last Week prison guards of Gohardasht prison attacked to political prisoners of this prison with beating and foul language threatened them to kill. Because of this the political prisoners have gone on hanger strike since 25-11-2006.

After some hours of begin the hunger strike, Prison guards went into the section of political prisoners and continue to threatening them. They took all medicines away from prisoners and asked them to stop the hunger strike. Yesterday some of person in charge of prison attacked to this section again and threatened one of prisoners named Mr. Hosein Heshmat-Saran to kill.

Mr. Yaser Majidi (who is kept in Birjand prison as banished) and Mr Heidar Noori (who is kept in Semnan prison as banished) are kept between normal criminals and dangerous prisoners because of breaking the rule of keeping separated prisoners by their crimes by judiciary and prison system, They went to hunger strike since 26-11-2006. They have no accesses to the attorney and not allowed to visit family and are threatened to kill every days, they ask transport to Evin prison.

Prisoners of Ardebil prison as solidarity with Gohardasht prisoners and to protest about their situation who kept in, since 8-11-2006 have gone on to hunger strike. It is necessary to notice that prisons of townships are not by international standards and these prisoners are in the bad condition.

Mr. Keivan Raf'ee as human rights activist is kept in solitary confinement in section 209 of Evin Jail more than 160 days. He to protest about his illegal arrest and trial and non humanity situation has gone to on his third hunger strake since 29-11-2006.

Mr. Shir-ko Jahani as human rights activist and journalist in Kurdistan of Iran to protest about his illegal arrest in Mahabad prison since 29-11-2006 has gone on to hunger strike.

It is necessary to notice that Islamic regime of Iran by the new method are persuading prisoners to go on hunger strike and kill them with doubtful way. Mr. Akbar Mohammadi and Mr. Vali-ol-llah Feiz-e-Mahdavi during last months when they was in hunger strike, they killed in same way.

Iranian human rights defenders ask all human rights organization to save these prisoners, send an international team to check Iran prisons situation and persuade Iranian regime to observe the human rights rules.

Human Rights Activists in Iran


Tel: 0031620720193

Freitag, Dezember 01, 2006

New Release by Sheema Kalbasi

An outstanding and honest voice from the Middle East, Sheema Kalbasi (born November 20, 1972, in Tehran, Iran) is a human right activist, an award winning poet, and literary translator. She is the director of Dialogue of Nations through Poetry in Translation, director of Poetry of Iranian Women Project, the poetry editor of Muse Apprentice Guild and the co-director of the Other Voices International project. She has authored two collections of poems, Echoes in Exile in English, and Sangsar (stoning) in Persian. Kalbasi's work has appeared in numerous magazines, literary reviews, anthologies, and has been translated into several languages. She is one of the few literary figures to promote poets of Iranian heritage as well as international poets into an English speaking audience. Furthermore she has created the horizontal and vertical, a new style in poetry. A frequent and outspoken person, Kalbasi's work is distinguished by her passionate defense of the ethnic and religious minorities' rights.

She has worked for the United Nations and the Center for non Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, and in Denmark. Today she lives with her husband and daughter in the United States.

The book can be ordered at

to learn more please go to its website at


Kalbasi’s poetry is generous and abundantly human, passionate and compassionate.

-- Jimmy Santiago Baca, award winning poet, and author of Immigrants in Our Own Land

Sheema Kalbasi’s poems speak of love, loss, and life in exile. They are the poems of a human rights activist passionate with the hope of peace. Kalbasi’s poetry exposes the deep heart of a woman who is compassionate with suffering and full of the joy of life, of the innocence of a child, the knowledge of a woman, the aspirations of a peacemaker. These are stirring poems with a worldly view, both accessible and imaginative. They make an excellent cross-cultural exchange that demonstrates our universal humanity.

-- Daniela Gioseffi, American book award winning author of WOMEN ON WAR: INTERNATIONAL WRITINGS.

Already, this new century seems as deafened by ideological clamour as the last, plagued by residues of cultural and literary separatism sometimes bordering on a kind of 'aesthetic apartheid'. For nations increasingly brought face-to-face across cultural divides - chasms that are now as much internal as external - the need for conversation, on its many levels, has never been more essential. Poetry, with its potential for radical openness and self-revelation, is an ideal prompt and vehicle for that conversation. Many kinds of voice continue to lie dormant in the English-speaking world; but we have at least begun to witness, in more recent times, some breakings of silence. In its quiet, intimate way, 'Echoes in Exile' reverberates with that desire to speak up. Of Iranian descent, Kalbasi is one of a swelling stream of poets now beginning to establish the conversation's many-sidedness.

-- Dr. Mario Petrucci, award winning poet and writer

Sheema Kalbasi’s poems attest to our tragic situation in which exile becomes a privileged position for pointing out the prevalent injustice of displacement. Her deeply engaging and reflective poems allow us to wrest away the very idea of homecoming in a world that denies it.

-- Dr. Peyman Vahabzadeh, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Simon Fraser University