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Reza Shahabi’s Message on the Occasion of the Iranian New Year (Norouz) 1393

Published on March 19, 2014 by the Committee to Defend Reza Shahabi The year 1392 (1) ends while workers’ families continue to suffer through hard times due to searing inflation in excess of 40 percent, uncontrollably rising prices, and lack of appropriate programs to improve the economic and social situation. At the end of the … Continue reading

Esfahan University Student Davar Hoseini-Vojdaan Sentenced to Six Years’ Imprisonment on Unknown Charges

Tehran – 2 November 2012: Davar Hoseini-Vojdaan, resident of Tehran and student at Esfahan Industrial University, was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment. According to HRANA, he was arrested on the 5th of December 2011 and was subjected to several months of solitary confinement in the Ward 209 of Evin Prison. After 4 months, he was … Continue reading

No News of Student Jamal Aameli, Arrested at Memorial for Mother of Arash Sadeghi

Tehran – 2 November 2012: Last week there was a very large meeting in Tehran in the house of the association known as the People of the Pen. They had gathered in memoriam of the mother of former political prisoner Arash Sadeghi. The mother of Sadeghi recently suffered a stroke as a result of an … Continue reading

#Occupy Teach-In on 20 June, International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran: What is the Relation of the 99% Movement to the Political and Human Rights Crisis in Iran?

Ahmad Fatemi, Director of Mission Free Iran, will lead a teach-in on the relationship between the Occupy Movement and political imprisonment in Iran on 20 June at 12:00pm on the 1st Ave side of Dag Hammarskjold Park (opposite the UN headquarters), New York City (Dag Hammarskjold Park, 833 1st Avenue, New York). Iranian peoples’ struggle … Continue reading

TAKE ACTION: Stoning, Killing and Persecution of “Emo” Teens in Iraq Must Stop!

In February of 2012, Iraq’s interior ministry drew attention to the “emo” subculture, labeling it “Satanism” and ordering a community police force to stamp it out. “Emo” is a form of punk music developed in the United States. Fans are known for their distinctive dress, often including tight jeans, T-shirts with logos and distinctive long … Continue reading