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JINA MAHSA AMINI
The face of Iran's protests. Her life, her dreams and her death.
In memory of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini, the cornerstone of the 'Zan. Zendagi. Azadi revolution.
16 February 2023 | By Gino d'Artali
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Iranwire - August 30 2023
<<Iranian Dissident Arrested in Turkey And Facing Deportation
Former political prisoner Abdulreza Dehghan, who has been living in Denizli, Turkey, is in a precarious situation following his apprehension by the city's security police on the morning of August 30, IranWire reports. Dehghan is currently under detention at the Denizli City Security Police building.
There are indications that he might soon be transferred to the Denizli City Deportation Camp, sparking concerns about his future and safety.
Dehghan's history is marked by his past as a political detainee. In November 2019, Turkish authorities detained him for his involvement in a protest rally organized by Iranians in Denizli. The rally aimed to demonstrate solidarity with demonstrators who had taken to the streets in 2019, to protest the cost of living in Iran, and victims of the violent government crackdown on the protest. Dehghan also faced arrest in 2009 by the security agencies of the Islamic Republic. He was held at the notorious Evin Prison for several years and, after his release, he chose to learn the country. Dehghan travelled to Turkey where he applied for asylum - before then falling into eight years of administrative limbo. He may now soon be deported back to Iran. Friends fears severe judicial sentences will be handed down against him considering his history as a political dissident and former prisoner.
On August 3, Turkish authorities deported another former political prisoner, Shahryar Baratinya, to Iran. He was detained upon his return to Iran and is currently in Evin Prison. An informed source told IranWire that the former political prisoner was taken from a camp in Dogubeyazit to the nearby Iranian border on August 3.>>
Iranwire - August 30 2023
<<Detained Protester Transferred to Solitary After Sewing Shut His Lips
Iman Khezri, a reaident of the southern city of Masjid Suleiman who was arrested in April after joining a protest, was transferred to solitary confinement on August 26 after 138 days of detention in the Shiban prison of Ahvaz, IranWire reports. No information is available concerning his mental and physical well-being. Khezri was arrested on April 11 in Izeh city. His case has been forwarded to the second division of the Izeh prosecutor's office. Despite two objections lodged against the ruling of temporary detention, both appeals have been dismissed by the court.
Concerns over Khezri's health escalated after reports emerged from Shiban prison, suggesting that in protest of his uncertain status, he resorted to sewing his lips shut.>>
Iranwire - August 30 2023
<<Mahsa Amini Family Lawyer Tried for <Propaganda>
The court hearing for Saleh Nikbakht, the legal representative of Mahsa Amini's family, took place on Tuesday, August 29, in Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolution Court of Tehran. Ali Rezaei, the lawyer for Nikbakht, stated that during this session he was accused of <propaganda activity> against the Islamic Republic. He pointed out that this accusation was brought without giving Nikbakht the opportunity for an oral defense or a comprehensive examination of the case. Rezaei added that this allegation pertained to Nikbakht's interviews with both domestic and foreign media outlets.
He revealed that the presiding judge suspended Nikbakht's and his lawyer's presentations to a subsequent hearing. The charges against Nikbakht are the latest in a series of crackdowns on lawyers and activists in Iran. The Ministry of Intelligence, which is the plaintiff in the case, alleges that Nikbakht has been <motivating> the Amini family to seek legal redress for their daughter's death. The September 2022 death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini sparked a wave of nationwide anger. She had been arrested for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly.The nationwide protest movement appears to have waned in recent months following a bloody crackdown by security forces. More than 500 people have been killed in the clampdown and over 20,000 have been unlawfully detained, activists say. Following biased trials, the judiciary has handed down stiff sentences, including the death penalty, to protesters.>>
JINHA - Womens News Agency - August 30, 2023
<<Iran: Baha’i citizen sentenced to five years in prison
News Center- Nazila Haqkar, a Baha'i citizen living in Tehran, has been sentenced to five years in prison by the Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court on charges of <Membership in an illegal group aimed at disrupting the country's security>. One of the accusations against Nazila Hakhar was to provide education courses to children. On August 13, 2023, Iranian security forces raided the houses of many Baha'i citizens in Tehran, Karaj, Qazvin, Shiraz, Mashhad, Sari and Gonbad-e Kavus. After the search, the security forces confiscated mobile phones, computers and laptops of the Baha’i citizens. On the same day, Iranian security forces raided the house of Nazila Hakhar in Tehran and searched her house. They confiscated her mobile phone, laptop, computer and all the books about the Baha'i faith.>>
Iranwire - August 30 2023
<<Floods in East Azerbaijan Cut Roads and Ruin Homes
Heavy rainfall in Ahar city of East Azerbaijan province has caused flooding and leading to extensive damage to the homes of the citizens. Roads have also been submerged under the deluge. Videos obtained from IranWire show cars and trucks overwhelmed by floodwaters. Hamid Monajjem, CEO of the East Azerbaijan Red Crescent, said that aid workers have assisted 30 families affected by the flooding and successfully rescued the occupants of a vehicle stranded in the floods. <We have dispatched four relief teams to various rural areas of Ahar,> Monajjem said. <Additional relief teams from the province will be added to the regional relief groups based on the requirements of the flooded areas.> The dispatched relief teams are currently providing assistance in several villages, including Azeghan, Ghalandar, Kasana, and Sarilar. Published images depict significant damage to the residences and vehicles of Ahar city's residents and the neighboring villages. Authorities have yet to disclose the financial losses incurred due to this flood to the media.>>
Iranwire - August 30 2023
<<Women’s Rights Activists Tortured as Mahsa Amini Anniversary Nears
Women's rights activists who were arrested in northern Gilan have been subjected to physical abuse and beatings from their interrogators during their detention, IranWire reports. Homan Taheri, one of the detainees in Gilan, suffered injuries during interrogation which resulted in the loss of a tooth. His face was severely swollen, and he exhibited bruises on his neck and chest, along with scratches on various parts of his body. Marks from his abuse persisted even after his transfer to the general ward. The prosecutor, surnamed Sultani, from Branch 10 of the Rasht Criminal Court overseeing Taheri's case and that of other detained activists, has meanwhile traveled to Iraq to participate in the Arbaeen Pilgrimage. Families were informed that they currently have no access to him. Taheri's mother, Zahra Taherkhani, had previously released a video announcing her son's arrest and confirming that he was not permitted to meet or contact his family. Further reports suggest that several other detainees, including Zahra and Zohreh Dadres and Sara Jahani, were subjected to physical abuse by interrogators. Certain detainees, such as Jelveh Javaheri and Forough Saminia, have also not been granted the right to communicate or meet with anyone since their arrest, which has raised concerns for their well-being. Based on credible information, each of the detainees who refused to reveal their mobile phone passwords during their arrest was subjected to physical assaults by the officers. Sara Jahani, a pharmacist at Rasht's Burn Accident Hospital, was beaten by officers during her arrest for refusing to disclose her phone password. In the days following the detention of these women's rights activists, numerous activists have come forward to condemn their arrest. They have called for the unconditional release of these civil activists, particularly noting the timing of the arrests on the eve of the anniversary of nationwide protests. They include Mateen Yazdani, Forough Sami-nia, Yasamin Hashdari, Jelveh Javaheri, Zahra Dadras, Zohreh Dadras and Negin Rezaei. The Iranian government has a long history of silencing and imprisoning women who speak out for their rights. Anger over the suppression of human rights in Iran has boiled over since the September 2022 death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who had been arrested for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly. The nationwide protest movement appears to have waned in recent months following a bloody crackdown by security forces, but resistance to forced hijab rules remains strong, with images of unveiled women in public spaces being widely shared on social media. In the lead-up to the anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death, the government is intensifying efforts to suppress activists, students, teachers and other segments of civil society.>>
Iranwire - August 30 2023
<<Iran Sees 23 Living Conditions Protests on a Single Day
A total of 23 protest rallies organized by workers, retirees, and disabled individuals demanding better living conditions were held across Iran on August 28. The Iran Workers Union reported that telecom retirees in 20 cities, including Ahvaz, Rasht, Mashhad, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Shiraz, Shahrekord, Ilam, Sanandaj, Gorgan, Sari, Urmia, Khorramabad, Tabriz, Zanjan, Borujard, Bandar Abbas, Arak, Tehran and Yazd participated in the protests. The retirees gathered in front of telecom company buildings in their respective cities to demand the complete implementation of the 2010 personnel and employment regulations, as well as the resolution of health insurance issues. The Telegram channel of the Iran Workers Union also shared photographs that depicted workers from the Arak Machinery company on its premises, and project workers from the Rayaneh Shahr Institute of Tehran Municipality, in front of the Tehran Municipality building.
The groups held demonstrations and expressed their demands.
Owing to the economic crisis of recent years in Iran, workers, retirees, disabled individuals, and those suffering from specific medical conditions are grappling with numerous challenges in accessing medical services and managing associated costs. Since the start of this year, workers and retirees have organized numerous assemblies to address their living conditions. But the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi and other government institutions have yet to provide a satisfactory response to concerns raised by the demonstrators.
The protests come amid a growing economic crisis in Iran.
The country is struggling with high inflation, unemployment and a shortage of foreign currency. The government has been criticized for its handling of the economy, and the protests are seen as a sign of growing discontent among the population.>>
NCRI - Womens committee - August 29, 2023 - in Articles
<<Enforced disappearances in Iran continue to this date
Time to act to hold the perpetrators and masterminds accountable
As the world marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30, we call on the international community to end three decades of impunity for the clerical regime's leaders in Iran and launch an international mission to investigate enforced disappearances in Iran, particularly the 1988 massacre. For 35 years, the Iranian authorities have refused to disclose the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extra-judicially executed in secret during Iran’s 1988 prison massacres. This is a crisis largely overlooked by the international community for decades, said Amnesty International on August 28, 2019 in the lead-up to the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The deaths of thousands of the victims remain unregistered and there are thousands of missing bodies buried across the country in unidentified mass graves.
Immeasurable suffering for the families
For more than 30 years, the Iranian authorities have failed to publicly and officially acknowledge the existence of these mass graves and concealed their locations causing immeasurable suffering to families who are still seeking answers about their missing loved ones, AI added.>>....
Read more here and yes it's a long read but the victims and the ones left behind and still mourning deserve our time and respect:
Iranwire - August 29 2023
<<Civil Activist Ramezanzadeh Starts Serving Prison Sentence
Reza Ramezanzadeh, a civil activist residing in Tehran, presented himself at Greater Tehran Prison on August 29 to start a one-year prison sentence, IranWire reports. Ramezanzadeh's incarceration comes amid an escalating crackdown on civil society in Iran ahead of the first anniversary of the eruption of nationwide protests. Ramezanzadeh was arrested during street demonstrations in Tehran in October 2022 and released a few days later. In May, Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced him to one year's imprisonment on the charge of <propaganda activity> against the Islamic Republic, a source told IranWire. The Evin Prosecutor's Office informed the civil activist of his sentence on August 27 and told him to hand himself over to Greater Tehran Prison two days later. Previously, Ramezanzadeh was arrested and sentenced to prison over his participation in widespread demonstrations in November 2019.>>
Iranwire - August 29 2023 - by MARYAM DEHKORDI
<<The government's Lies about a Conflict with the Villains of Izeh
Unrest in the once-tranquil city of Izeh, in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, started on November 16, when government forces opened fire on protesters. At least seven people were reported killed, including two children named Kian Pirfalak and Sepehr Maqsoodi, with government officials labeling the massacre as a <terrorist> act and attributing it to government opponents. Government media recently reported an armed confrontation between security forces and a faction of <well-armed and experienced criminals> in Izeh. Hamshahri Online, a media outlet affiliated with the Tehran municipality, reported on August 23: <Early this morning, after the whereabouts and activities of armed criminals in the city of Izeh were successfully identified, the authorities issued orders for their arrest. However, this operation was met with fierce armed resistance by these malevolent individuals. A violent exchange of gunfire ensued which culminated in the demise of two of these individuals, while three others were successfully apprehended.> The narrative of Izeh residents, however, diverges significantly from the official accounts.
What is unfolding in Izeh?
From the evening of August 22 until the next morning, gunshots reverberated across Izeh, sparking rumors that police had entered the urban areas of the city to apprehend individuals implicated in the drug trade. A clash between the drug traffickers and security forces appeared to be taking place, but reality proved far more complex. <The dawn of August 23 was marked by a cacophony of gunfire. Special forces had entered the city a day or two earlier, and none of the uniformed personnel patrolling the streets were from Izeh,> a local resident who lost a relative named Mehdi Almasi in the turmoil told IranWire. <Amid these clashes, two young men, Kamar (Hossein) Tahmasbi and another young man close to us, Mehdi Almasi, met their untimely demise. In addition, a 15-year-old boy by the name of Babak Bahmani who was en route to his home in the embattled South Hafez neighborhood, sustained serious injuries to both legs before being abducted.> According to this source, the family of Babak Bahmani, the 15-year-old bystander who sustained injuries during this upheaval, received a terse ten-second phone call from him. <Rumors from unofficial sources suggest that Babak has been transferred to a hospital in Ahvaz (the provincial capital). The entity responsible for the arrests, as well as the rationale behind them, remains unknown.> This Izeh resident attested that a night preceding the turmoil, a tumultuous altercation erupted near the Mohammed Rasulullah forest park in Izeh. What prompted the unrest?The violence can be traced back to May 12, when a group of armed individuals traveling in a car launched an attack on a cafe in Izeh and killed local media activist Akbar Limochi. Government media claimed that Kamar Tahmasbi and Mehdi Almasi were involved in the assault, an assertion that has been disputed by a person close to Almasi. <The backdrop to this is rooted in events since November 16, when Kian Pirfalak and other innocent citizens of Izeh became victims of security agents,> this source said. <After that, the government embarked on a campaign of misinformation in an attempt to shift blame onto activists and protestors in Izeh for the loss of lives.>
<These claims are patently false and baseless, a narrative that crumbled when met with the resolute resistance and revelations from the bereaved families of Izeh. Regarding Akbar Limochi's demise, whatever opinions the city's populace held about him, it's clear that no Izeh resident was involved. Yet, the government persists in perpetuating these unfounded narratives.> >>
Pay tribute to 9-year-old Kian Pirfalak who was savagely killed and his still in mourning mother, father and the rest of his family here:
JINHA - Womens News Agency - August 28, 2023
<<Family members of Hananeh Kia arrested in Iran
News Center- Ahead of the one-year anniversary of the <Jin, Jiyan, Azadi> uprising that started in Iran and Rojhelat following the killing of Jina Mahsa Amini, the oppression of the Iranian regime against the victims' families has intensified. According to the received reports, the parents and sister of Hananeh Kia were arrested and taken to unknown locations by Iranian security forces yesterday. The reason for the arrest of her mother Masoumeh Azari, her sister Helia Kia, and her father Vahid Kia is still unknown. 23-year-old Hananeh Kia was shot dead by Iranian security forces in Nowshahr in 2022 as she made her way home from a dentist's appointment. On August 27, eight activists were arrested by Iranian security forces in the cities of Tabriz, Ardabil, and Mianeh for protesting the desiccation of Lake Urmia and the government agencies' failure to address the lake's condition. Activist Zolaikha Q. Zadeh is among the arrested activists.>>
Womens committee - August 27, 2023 - in Activties
<<Solidarity with Iranian Women’s Struggle in Cuneo, Italy
On July 26, 2023, the people of Cuneo welcomed two representatives from the Iranian Resistance in solidarity with Iranian women's struggle.
Elham and Khosrow Nikzat stood on the balcony of the house of Duccio Galimberti, a national hero of Italy, while accompanied by the mayor of Cuneo, Ms. Partizia Manassero, and its governor, Mr. Luca Robaldo. They spoke about the Iranian people’s resistance and the Iranian women’s struggle. They told the people of Cuneo, <Today, in Iran, we live under religious fascism, which is like the fascism of those days (in your country) in many ways. This is why the words of Duccio Galimberti ring in our ears, just like we were the partisans of those days.> Khosrow Nikzat is an Iranian physician who works at the hospital of Cuneo. The event in Cuneo marked the 80th anniversary of the speech by Duccio Galimberti who said, <We will continue to struggle until the elimination of the last German Nazist.>
Solidarity with Iranian Women’s Struggle in Cuneo, Italy
Elham Nikzat is a political activist who has been living in Italy for ten years. She spoke about women's tragic conditions in Iran. She said Mahsa Amini was brutally murdered by the guidance patrols (morality police) just because a few strands of her hair could be seen from underneath her veil.
Mrs. Nikzat explained, <Women have no security in Iran. They must be careful when they walk in the street and watch out for the guidance patrols who could arrest, torture, and sometimes murder them.> Elham Nikzat added, <Since I came to Italy, I have chosen to stand with the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), because it is the only alternative capable of overthrowing the Iranian regime and establishing freedom and democracy in Iran.> The city of Cuneo commemorates Italy's national hero, Duccio Galimberti, every year by inviting representatives from various resistance movements from around the world. This year, they invited supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) which is fighting against the religious dictatorship in Iran.>>
Iranwire - August 26 2023
NCRI - Womens committee - August 26, 2023 - in Women's News
<<Ameneh Aali and Hamideh Khademi, two professors, are dismissed
On the morning of Saturday, August 26, 2023, two professors of Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran were fired. Dr. Ameneh Aali and Hamideh Khademi, two members of Allameh Tabatabai University’s Faculty of Psychology, were expelled from this university after a phone call and without an official decree. It is said that their dismissal was due to their support for student protests during the nationwide 2022-2023 uprising. Dr. Ameneh Aali said in an interview with DidebanIran.ir: <Yes, we had signed the statements, accompanied the student sit-ins, and protested the suspension of the students... They suddenly called me over the phone and told me I was fired... We asked them to give us a written letter, but they said that they would not write an official letter.> (The state-run didbaniran.ir, August 26, 2023) One month before the reopening of universities and schools in Iran, and on the eve of the first anniversary of the 2022-2023 uprising, which was sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the Morality Police, the Iranian regime has ramped up intelligence and security pressure on students and academics who were active in last year's protests. They have intensified the dismissal and suspension of university professors. <58 professors were fired, suspended, arrested, summoned or forced into early retirement from the beginning of the 13th government (headed by Ebrahim Raisi) from August 2021 to August 2023.> (The state-run Etemadonline.ir, August 24, 2023) Also, according to the leaked documents from within the clerical regime, between December 2022 and February 2023, a security intelligence committee headed by the commander of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, suspended more than 300 academics for supporting what they call <riots.> At the same time, 643 students were banned from entering their universities, and 2,843 students were introduced to disciplinary committees.>>
NCRI - Womens committee - August 26, 2023 - in Women's News
<<Iranian Lawyers Rally to Preserve Independence, Object to the Parliamentary Bill
Simultaneous with the press conference of the Spokesman for the Guardian Council, the executive board of SKODA and the presidents and members of the executive board of Iranian bar associations, as well as a group of Iranian lawyers from all over the country, held a peaceful rally outside the Guardian Council in Tehran, on Saturday morning, August 26, 2023. The protestors believe that the bill adopted by the parliament will lead to the dependence of the Bar Association on the government and undermine the independence of the Bar Association.
The demonstrators demanded that the Guardian Council reject the ratified bill.
The National Union of Bar Associations of Iran (SKODA) is a non-governmental organization that was formed to select and accept legal trainees and coordinate among bar associations. This rally took place in response to a recent bill adopted by the mullahs' parliament (Majlis) in violation of the independence of the legal profession. The lawyers protested against this bill and demanded the Guardian Council’s rejection of the bill. In their peaceful assembly, the Iranian lawyers tried to draw the authorities’ attention to the importance of the independence of the lawyers' association in fair and just proceedings. The bill adopted by the mullahs' parliament on Sunday, August 20, 2023, obliges the Iranian Bar Association to comply with the decisions of a delegation in charge of regulations. On the other hand, the parliament granted the authority to revoke the decisions of this delegation to the Ministry of Economy. Whereas, previously, such authority belonged to the Supreme Administrative Court of Justice. If the Guardian Council upholds the bill, the Bar Association will become one of the institutions dependent on the Ministry of Economy. (The state-run Aftabnews.com, August 26, 2023)>>
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