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Iran Focus: Tehran, Nov. 13 - Iranian officials in the town of Babol (northern Iran) paraded a young man around the town’s main streets on Wednesday. One eyewitness reported that in a bid to mock and disgrace the young man as well as to ‘humiliate his dignity’ the regime’s agents ‘shaved his hair like a cross, put a long stick through his sleeves, and paraded him around the streets’.

Human Rights Watch: The Iranian government is moving to silence Internet and Web-log communications, the last remaining outlet for freedom of expression in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Many of Iran’s most high-profile civil society activists rely on the internet to get their message out.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 30 - Zhila Izadyar, the 13-year-old schoolgirl from the Iranian town of Marivan (north-western Iran) who is sentenced to be stoned to death is reported to be in poor health after she was lashed 55 times in prison.
Azad Zamani of the Society for the Protection of Children’s Rights has said that Zhila’s health has been rapidly deteriorating. Zamani has managed to visit Zhila although under close supervision of the Iranian regime’s agents.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Nov. 6 - Security forces have raided and arrested three webloggers in Tehran, according to reports
from the Iranian capital.
The three, identified by their first names as Dariush, Omid
and Payvand, were arrested in midnight raids on their homes on Thursday.

AFP: The European Parliament expressed alarm Thursday at the deterioration in the area of human rights in Iran, in particular those relating to press freedom and the death penalty. "The situation in Iran with regard to the exercise of key civil rights and political freedom has deteriorated since the parliamentary elections of February this year despite commitments on the part of the government of Iran to promoting these universal values," according to a motion passed by the parliament.

AFP: Canada on Friday introduced a draft resolution at the UN General Assembly on what it maintains is the worsening human rights situation in Iran, a foreign ministry statement said. The text follows an earlier resolution on human rights violations by Iran, adopted by the United Nations and sponsored by Canada, in November of last year.

Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Without Borders today deplored the arrest of Iranian journalist Fershteh Ghazi, of the daily Etemad ("Confidence"), for working with reformist Internet news websites and expressed alarm at reports that the intelligence services were preparing to accuse her and five other imprisoned journalists of "adultery" in a bid to hide the political nature of their detention.

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