Democratic Republic of Iran جمهوری دموکراتیک ایران

The Only Way Forward

کهریزک ، تقدیم به خاطره چاک چاک شهید امیر جوادی فر ، ترانه ای از بابک جوادی فر کیفیت بالا / Kahrizak – Dedicated to the memory of Martyr Amir Javadifar – By Babak Javadifar

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مراسم سالگرد شهید امیر جوادی فر – ۲۳ تیر ۱۳۹۰ / Tehran, Iran – July 14, 2011 Second anniversary commemoration held for Martyr Amir Javadifar

مراسم سالگرد شهید امیر جوادی فر – ۲۳ تیر ۱۳۹۰
مراسم امشب، حضور خانواده های جانباختگان راه آزادی به مناسبت سالگرد امیر جوادی فر
پدر شهید محمد مختاری , مادر شهید اعرابی, مادر شهید کریم بیگی, همسر شهید حسن پور و جمعی از پاک ترین فرزندان ایران زمین بچه های کهریزک

سخنان پدر امیر جوادی فر در دومین سالگرد شهادت امیر جوادی فر

سخنان بابک جوادی فر در دومین سالگرد شهادت
امیر – ۲۳ تیر ۱۳۹۰


Filed under: Amir Javadifar, iran, iran election, Iran News, Kahrizak, ایران

Prisoner goes blind due to lack of timely treatment

Nov. 13, 2010 – According to reports, a prisoner was blinded in his right eye after an attack by a gang which works under the command of the head of Gohardasht Prison, Ali Haj Kazem.

Prisoner Zare Javadzadeh, 29, is detained in Hall 3, Cellblock 1 in Gohardasht Prison. Some time ago, a prison gang which has been organized under orders of the head of this prison to suppress dissident prisoners and sell narcotics attacked this prisoner with knives and clubs. He was stabbed in the eye and sustained a serious injury.

He was told in the prison infirmary that he had to pay a large sum of money to have an eye surgery and that the prison would not pay for his surgery. He was told that they could only take his eye out; otherwise, the prisoner would have to pay for the expenses of surgery. Javadzadeh accepted to pay the expenses for fear of going blind but said that he needed about two weeks to come up with the money. The heads of the infirmary said that they would postpone the surgery for two weeks and would wait for his payment.

After two weeks, he was able to come up with the money for surgery but a specialist doctor told him that because he waited too long for the treatment, his eye is untreatable and that he would be blinded and he did lose his eyesight in his right eye. 

Zare Javadzadeh was arrested in 2007 and was detained for a long period of time in the Shahpour Detention Center, Intelligence Agency detention center and the notorious Kahrizak ‘death’ camp. He was under severe inhumane torture for 48 days in the Kahrizak Camp. Javadzadeh was tortured along with other prisoners by Ahmad-Reza Radan and Yahaqi, two State Security Forces commanders, for two weeks in this death camp. 


Filed under: gohardasht, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Kahrizak, revolution, ایران iran

آمران قضایی و امنیتی جنایت کهریزک را محاکمه کنید / Families of killed detainees call for prosecution of senior officials


Radio Zamaneh – The families of the three Iranian detainees who were killed under torture in Kahrizak Detention Centre announced that rather than calling for the execution of the two guards who have been sentenced to death in these crimes, they call for the prosecution of the true perpetrators of the events.

Mehr news agency reports that an announcement has been issued by the families of Mohsen Ruholamini, Mohammad Kamrani and Amir Javadifar, the three victims who died in Kahrizak in the post-election crackdown on election protesters.

The families write that they have received two kinds of treatment in the past year: “a significant section of the officials” have been very “supportive” but “a small but powerful group has been after covering up this horrendous crime and relieving the true perpetrators from the talons of justice.”

They write: “By not calling for the death of the two executors of this crime who have been sentenced to death, and by recommending other forms of punishment for them, more than ever, we posit ourselves in the path of demanding retribution by calling for the prosecution of the true perpetrators of the crime whose official and unofficial immunities are tumbling down.”

On August 22, the military court of judges, suspended three top judiciary officials in connection with the Kahrizak events. The move, which deprived the three individuals from judicial immunities, is lauded by the families of the victims of Kahrizak.

The three officials are Saeed Mortazavi, former prosecutor of Tehran, Judge Haddad, and Ali Akbar Heydarifar.
Saeed Mortazavi, a staunch Ahmadienjad supporter, was removed from his position following the scandals of Kahrizak. However, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad quickly found him another spot in the government making him head of the Task Force to Combat Smuggling.

After their names were published in the media, Ali Akbar Heydarifar defended himself in Islamic Republic daily newspaper saying: “Kahrizak Detention Centre was legal and we were acquitted.” He thus went on challenge the move to withdraw their judicial immunity.

The families stress that if these individuals are so certain of their innocence why do they not commit to a trial in order to prove their innocence.

The families of the victims write: “We evoke the unbending will of the regime to prosecute and punish the judicial, political, police and military perpetrators of this crime.”

Filed under: Amir Javadifar, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Kahrizak, Mohammad Kamrani, Mohsen Ruholamini, revolution, ایران iran

Head of Evin’s ward 350 threatens prisoners “We will turn this place into another Kahrizak”

Last Monday, ( political prisoners of Ward 350 visiting day) the prisoners protested against the improper behavior of the guards and the limitations they imposed on their visits. The political prisoners started a sit-in at the visiting cabins. The anti riot guards were called in and attacked the prisoners and beat them.

The head of the ward, Bozorgnia threatened the political prisoners and told them: “we will turn this place into another Kahrizak”.

After the attack, Sedaghad Nejad (the head of Evin Prison) told the prisoners that he will punish the guards, but instead, he took two of the protesters, Ahmad Amooie and Kayvan Samimi to solitary cells.

 Other political prisoners of the ward protested the transfer of the two prisoners to solitary cells. The head of Ward 350 told the prisoners: “our president will cut the hands of the US, who are you to resist.”  Then, late Monday afternoon, guards read the names of 10 political prisoners of the ward and wanted to transfer them to solitary cells, and again, they were confronted with prisoners’ protest. 

Again, prisoners were threatened, “we will turn this place into another Kahrizak”. 

 Around midnight, special guard units and anti-riot guards returned and raided the ward and took 15 of these prisoners to the solitary cells of Ward 240.

This act led to the hunger strike of all 17 prisoners.

The phones of the ward have subsequently been cut and nobody knows now what is going on in there.

Students Committee in Iran

Filed under: Evin prison, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Kahrizak, revolution, ایران iran,

Student questions former Ahmadinejad minister over “killing people in the streets”

A brave student at Semnan University (centre of Iran) in a Q&A session strongly criticized Safar-Harandi, hardliner and former Minister of Islamic Culture in Ahmadinejad’s administration, and directly addressing him asked “What is your opinion about killing people in the streets? “ He added “Thank God you have the money and resources to pay for luxurious trips; why don’t you take a short trip to Kahrizak prison (where post-election protestors were detained, tortured, raped and even killed) to see what has been happening there?”

Filed under: iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Iranian University Protests, Kahrizak, revolution, ایران iran,

خاتمی:منشا قدرت مردم هستند و باید رضایت مردم فراهم شود /Khatami:The source of power is people and their satisfaction must be met

For پارسى

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, former president, in a meeting with a group of political prisoner who were arrested after the election and were temporary released on heavy bails said: “unfortunately we are witnessing arrests and imprisonments of recognized figures who are devotees of the revolution. It was believed that after the events of the past few months, we would witness the ruling of wisdom, security and relative peace in the country and the society and the legitimate demands and rights of the people would be considered but in the recent days instead of balance and peace we are witnessing heavy accusations and a new wave of oppressions and arrests.”l

Khatami added: “Some portray black as white and white as black using the official stages and from mosques’ podiums make false accusations against individuals and tell lies…. Of course these false accusation, allegations and wrongful remarks although influence those who don’t have strong logical minds but the public and true believers can distinguish these remarks and even if they get influenced for a moment but they will not have long-term effects and over the long run they (these false accusations) will have a negative effect against those who are making these false accusations.” l

Khatami continues: “There have been many lies said these days and many promises have been made but people see that the system which is in charge of their affairs has not done much and has rather created problems. Therefore people see that a great number of protestors have no bad intention and their objects are justified.” l

Khatami counted three important principles: satisfaction of the people, accountability and tolerance of those in power in making balance between people and the government and said: “In today’s worlds when we speak of power we should seek its source. The source of power is people and therefore their satisfaction must be met and the government must be held accountable in front of them. Satisfaction, tolerance and accountability are the difference between today’s societies and those in the past. Satisfaction is the essence of a government.” He added: “We should know that one cannot rule over people with anger and oppression. We talk about democracy and its compatibility with religion and we consider the correct way of defending the revolution’s values are these very reforms.” l

In another part of his remarks Khatami added: “Should there be no accountability and tolerance and people’s satisfaction does not get counted, oppressions and force happen.” He reiterated: “This situation gets justified as defending the security of the society and we have even seen this in previous times….On the other hand, in order to bash people they usually make up enemies or exaggerate the enemies in order to justify their brutalities.” l

Khatami added: “We should try any approach to protect the principles and people’s rights and freedoms and prevent the situation to get even more critical even though we are at a crisis and a new cycle of brutality [against people] has started and those in the government in complete protection commit these brutalities and it is only natural that some in the other side also react with violence and this is very dangerous.” l

In another parts of his remarks Khatami regarding the parliamentary report of the disasters of Kahrizak prison (in which many detained protesters got tortures, raped and even murdered) said: “This report is a sad evidence of a disaster in the Islamic Republic. Of course there has been probably some hesitations and much of the truth has not been told but even this little is enough to shaken the back bone of those devoted to the establishment, Islam and Iran and I hope that with firm response and of course legally and swiftly this disaster gets compensated as much as possible.” l

Regarding Mir Hossein Mousavi’s latest statement, the former president Khatami in another part of his remarks said: “Before this also many devotees of the system had offered similar propositions with different wordings but in his latest and important statement Mr. Mousavi once again has described the logical demands of the people and the protestors and in order to solve the crisis he has offered what everyone was saying in a devotional and useful statement. This way, people will also feel that those, who are following on their demands, are worried from the situation getting more critical.” l

Khatami added: “I am sure that if people are trusted (by the government), damages and insults are compensated, prisoners are freed, [political] atmosphere is opened, parties and groups are allowed to work, media are permitted to work freely, and the security atmosphere of the society is turned into a political one, things will change and the interests of the people and the establishment will be met more at the same time.” l

Khatami continued: “But now for us to reach our voices to the people has become difficult and costly. We have no resources and our means of communicating with people have become very limited. Of course, it is then natural for people to move towards the media which are located outside the country in this situation.” l

At the end, Khatami warned if the wrongful actions and the radicalisms are not logically restrained, there is a possibility that situation gets worse and more damaging and hoped that this does not happen.l

Source:  Mousavi’s Facebook

Filed under: Ayatollahs, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Kahrizak, revolution, میرحسین موسوی خامنه Mousavi, ایران iran, , ,

درخواست 55 نماینده مجلس از رئیس قوه قضاییه : مرتضوی را به دادگاه فرا بخوانید


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نقش قاضی مرتضوی در حوادث کهریزک رسما تائید شد


Filed under: Basij, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Iranian University Protests, IRGC, Kahrizak, revolution, Revolutionary Guards, ایران iran,

Another feeble attempt by the Iranian regime to marginalize the opposition

In another feeble attempt to appear that the regime has restored calm to the country, a Majlis (Parliament) committee in Iran hands out certificates of praise to police commanders, Azizollah Rajabzadeh and Mojtaba Abdollahi for putting out the flame of rebellion, particularily on the day of Ashura.   Of course, ignoring the fact that the many of the security forces took it on the chin and were in retreat on Ashura.  And by the way, we our entering the seventh month of the so-called “Rebellion.”  Rather than addressing, or even pretending to address the grievances of the protestors, the regime continues to follow the path of rigidity and marginalization, which ultimately delegitimizes their rule in the eyes of more and more Iranians everyday.  We can only guess which Commanders will be honored by Parliament after 22 Bahman (next planned protest). 

Also, at the start of the video clip, Justice Minister Morteza Bakhtiari talks about Kahrizak and the problem of judges who sympathize with the opposition.


Filed under: Basij, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Iranian University Protests, IRGC, Kahrizak, revolution, Revolutionary Guards, ایران iran, , ,

Our perserverance is our sword, Our unity is our shield, AZADI… is our destiny!

Brave Women Of Iran

A special note we would like to share with the brave and beautiful women of Iran; You have shown extraordinary courage, passion, pride, humility and humanity in the face of great injustice. The world has taken notice and we are all humbled by your strength and determination. If you are the future, then we all are comforted by how bright it will shine.

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