05272018Sun

Iran Focus

London, 12 Aug - Iran has arrested six people for attempting to teach Zumba classes to children, which the totalitarian Regime equates to an attempt to "change lifestyles".

Four men and two women have been charged for their choice in excercise, which the Iranian Sporting Federation described as "rhythmic motions and dance and are unlawful in any shape and title", and for not adhering to Iran’s strict hijab dress code.

Hamid Damghani, an official with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said: “The members of a network teaching and filming Western dances have been identified and arrested."

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London, 12 Aug - Amnesty International has condemned the Iranian Regime’s “shameful” execution of a man arrested and sentenced to death at 15.

Alireza Tajiki, who reported that he was tortured into confessing, was executed on Thursday, August 10. He was the fourth person, arrested as a child, to be executed in Iran so far in 2017.

Amnesty International reported that this is part of a horrifying pattern where children are sentenced to death in Iran after grossly unfair trials.

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London, 3 Aug - Iran has a long history of human rights abuses- from imprisoning striking workers to flogging young people for attending mixed gender parties to assassinating political activists abroad- all so that the Regime can keep its weak grasp on power for a little bit longer.

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London, 10 Aug - The Iranian Regime is yet again seeking to slander the good name of the Iranian Resistance for bringing to light the crimes against humanity perpetrated by the Regime once more.

The Iranian regime’s Council for Coordinating Propaganda (CCP) has recently announced that smearing the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) with (long disproved) accusations of terror links and murder, will be at the top of their agenda.

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London, 7 Aug - Sadegh Sistani, an Iranian human rights activist has detailed the true nature of the Iranian Regime’s prison system, which is far different from the picture painted by the mullahs during the recent open day at the notorious Evin Prison.

Of course, many countries refused to send ambassadors to officiate this farce, but some senior politicians were indeed fooled, with the Portuguese ambassador describing the conditions as “favourable”.

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London, 25 Jul - While we know that Iran monitors Christians and other religious group within the country, a worldwide Christian ministry warns that this observation continues even after members of the faith have moved to the West.

“In Iran, Christians are monitored closely and their activities filmed. When the authorities decide to crack down on Christians, they are beaten up, arrested or sometimes they just disappear. One of the main organizations responsible for this is the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The Iranian constitution gives the IRGC a specific responsibility for protecting the Islamic revolution ideology in Iran and exporting it to other countries. Closely associated with the IRGC is the Basij, which has a similar ideological basis but whose members, recruited from school age, hold other full-time jobs,” officials with Barnabas Fund report.

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London,4 Aug - Amnesty International is calling on the European Union to speak out against the egregious human rights violations in Iran, following the publication of a report, which details the war that the Iranian Regime has been waging against human rights activists ever since Hassan Rouhani became president in 2013.

The report, called Caught in a web of repression: Iran’s human rights defenders under attack, explains how those defending human rights are often arrested on spurious “national security” charges and labelled “traitors” in the media. Often, their so-called crimes are as trivial as being in contact with a human rights organisation like Amnesty.

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London, 23 Jul - Iran has been arresting Westerners, mainly dual citizens, allegedly to use them as bargaining chips to advance objectives and politics in negotiations. In fact, Ellen R. Wald recently reported in Forbes that, “On July 16, news came out that an American graduate student at Princeton University named Xiyue Wang had been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison for ‘espionage’.”

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