Democratic Republic of Iran جمهوری دموکراتیک ایران

The Only Way Forward

خاتمی: امیدوارم با آزادی کروبی و موسوی، جلوی دلسردی بیشتر علاقه‌مندان انقلاب گرفته شود / Khatami Meets with Ali Karroubi

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حجت السلام سید محمد خاتمی، روز گذشته، در دیدار با علی کروبی از حصر حجت السلام کروبی و همسر فداکارش ابراز تاسف کرد.ا

به گزارش خبرنگار تلویزیون رسا، سید محمد خاتمی در این دیدار با ذکر خاطراتی از فداکاری های حجت السلام مهدی کروبی در دوران قبل انقلاب و تاکید بر نقش والای ایشان در دوران اصلاحات، وی را “فرزند شجاع انقلاب” خواند.ا

رییس دولت اصلاحات، ضمن ابراز تاسف از اینکه در این ایام وی و همسر همیشه همراهش که سالها غمخوار و یاور خانواده معزز شهدا بوده اند، در حصر به سر می برند، اظهار امیدواری کرد که حصر ایشان و مهندس موسوی هرچه سریعتر برچیده شود تا کمتر موجبات دلسردی علاقه‌مندان انقلاب فراهم آید.ا

خاتمی همچنین در جریان اتهامات و مسائل مربوط به بازداشت علی کروبی فرزند حجت السلام مهدی کروبی قرار گرفت و ابراز امیدواری کرد که که پرونده اتهامات ایشان نیز با رسیدگی عادلانه سریعا مختومه شود.ا

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Kaleme reports that in a meeting with Ali Karroubi, Seyed Mohammad Khatami, former president of Iran during the reform years, expressed great regret over the house arrest of Mehdi Karroubi and his devoted wife.

According to RASA T.V., Khatami referenced the sacrifices made by Mehdi Karroubi during the era before the revolution, pointed to the instrumental role he played during the reform years and referred to him as the “brave offspring of the revolution”.

While expressing deep regret over the house arrest of Karroubi and his devoted wife who have both been very sympathetic to the plight of our martyrs over the years, Khatami, two time president during the reform years, expressed hope that there would be an immediate end to the house arrest of Karroubi, Mousavi and their spouses, leading to less disappointment amongst those who have always been interested in and supported the revolution.

Khatami was given an update on the accusations against Ali Karroubi and the events related to his arrest and expressed hope that the case against him would be dealt with in a fair and expeditious manner.

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خاتمی: کف خواست اصلاح طلبان آزادی زندانیان، پایبندی همگان به قانون اساسی، فراهم آوردن ساز و کار برگزاری انتخابات سالم است / Khatami stresses the minimum demands of the Reformists

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Seyyed Mohammad Khatami – former president – in a meeting with a group of reformist members of parliament while strongly criticizing the closed atmosphere created by the totalitarians and the imprisonment of prominent reformist figures warned that this situation is harmful for the country and the establishment and stressed on the minimum demands of the reformists once again. Khatami said any thoughts and decisions to have reformists’ participation in future elections depend on having these minimum demands fulfilled.

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami said: “The minimum demands of the reformists in the past were and still are:

1- Release of [political] prisoners and creation of an open atmosphere for all parties and groups and elimination of unfair restrictions

2- The abidance of all – especially the authorities – to the constitution and the full and comprehensive execution of it, particularly efforts to achieve the essence of the constitution

3- Providing means to hold free and competitive elections”

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دانشگاه تهران – جلوی تالار چمران- آذر-15 /Tehran University students protest on Nov. 6, 2010

تجمع اعتراضی دانشجویان دانشگاه تهران – ۱۵ آذر ۱۳۸۹

Tehran University Students Protest to the unjust imprisonment of the fellow classmates and the restrictions imposed on the academia by the totalitarian on the eve of the National Student Day

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رهنورد: خود را برای چوبه دار آماده کرده ام و تا پای جان بر سر آرمان های آزادی-دموکراسی و قانون گرایی ایستاده ام /Zahra Rahnavard: “I have prepared myself for the gallows and am prepared to pay with my life for ideals such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law”

پارسى

In an interview with the opposition Kaleme website, Zahra Rahnavard, women’s activist and wife of Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has said that the radical elements currently in power in Iran have been present in the country since the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and are determined to stay in power “at any cost.”

The veteran activist said that the aim of Ahmadinejad and his allies was to “eliminate” any “thought, idea and ideology” that is not in line with their agenda. “At times, this elimination has been accompanied with suppression and the people’s suffering and at times, it has manifested itself through the chain murders [of reformist figures in the 90s] and [inflicting] pain.”

“In fact, with the election of the ninth government [in 2005], a portion of this radical group, which was either in favour or was involved in the chain killings, is in a position of power and now wants to keep this power by any means [possible] and under any condition. It could be said that following the Islamic Revolution, the radical and oppressive factions that had not yet risen to power, [finally] rose to power during the ninth [presidential] elections [in 2005 that saw Ahmadinejad take office] and will stop at nothing, not even a coup d’état, to maintain power.”

When asked about the post-election clampdowns against protesters, Rahnavard responded by saying that the aftermath of the rigged 2009 presidential election was a “nightmare” for those who had played key roles in the Islamic Revolution’s triumph and had suffered greatly under the Shah’s dictatorship. “They never imagined that such tragedies would ever take place under an Islamic Republic, whose ideals were all against tyrant, suppression, prisons and that police environment [during the Shah’s reign] and [the Islamic Republic] was shaped based on kindness, compassion, humanity, freedom and the union of the nation and state,” she said. Rahnavard told Kaleme that a “great rift” had been formed between the Iranian people and the Iranian regime.

“We never imagined that such mistreatment would take place whether in the streets or inside the prisons. According to us, this was a nightmare [scenario] perpetrated by the Shah’s regime. In any case, the Green Movement’s goal is the rule of the people and not the rule of states.”

In reference to the suppressions and the injustices in the post Islamic Revolution era, the prominent women’s rights activist said that she herself had been a victim of the state’s oppressive measures and had constantly faced the Iranian government’s censorship. “In these thirty years, no one has been more of an opponent [of the regime’s policies] than me. I’ve protested whenever I’ve had information [about the state’s actions], but I have been among the people who has always been under pressure and none of my books have been granted permission for publication … when I saw that I could not be active I sought sanctuary at the university … but this meant that I couldn’t take part in any social activities.”

Rahnavard, who many consider to be Iran’s true “first lady,” stressed that she has always been against actions contrary to freedom and liberty. “Through my writings and speeches, I have always expressed my opposition to oppressive measures when it comes to women’s rights and what they wear,” she continued.

The university professor was also asked about her role in her husband’s 2009 presidential campaign. “When I set foot in the election [race], I knew that I would be attacked ruthlessly. I went against tradition by breaking a mental taboo, and as women do not have the right to take part in the presidential race [as candidates], for the first time [in Iran] I commenced [my] electoral activities as the wife of a candidate,” she said. “I accompanied Mousavi so that I could put forth the ideals that I was fond of, and for me, more important than Mohandes Mousavi’s candidacy was [the fact] that I intended to make use of the opportunity and to defend thought, lawfulness, democracy and the freedom to write as well as [freedom] of speech.”

Rahnavard also explained that her involvement in the presidential race was to draw women and the youth to polling stations and to materialise slogans such as “freedom, rule of law, democracy” and more specifically to “remove gender-based discrimination” in the country. She argued that throughout history, due to oppression, Iranian women had usually been reluctant to play an open role in politics despite influencing the men of power in their lives, “but today, the presence of women has come out from beneath the layers of history and is [no longer] concealed and [restricted] to [simply] having an influence, but rather, it is lucid, serious, rational and out in the open,” she added. She also called Iran’s discriminatory and domineering laws against women, “overbearing.”

“During the election rallies, first [it was] I [who] would make a speech and then he [Mousavi] would speak and these [actions] drew the people and especially women [to the polling stations], and they saw that during the election their demands were being echoed by a woman and this won a great deal of votes for the reformists [but] was then followed by that monumental fraud or electoral coup.”
 
During the interview, Rahnavard also spoke about the relentless attacks against her by Ahmadinejad and his allies during the 2009 presidential campaign. “They showed their deep sense of resentment towards me by accusing me of having studied illegally and by provoking Mousavi by insulting me,” she said, referring to Ahmadinejad’s infamous television debate with Mir Hossein Mousavi during which he questioned Rahnavard’s academic degree, forcing Mousavi into defending his wife’s academic record.

“By attacking me, he really started a [new] phase in the oppression of women, and by insulting [me] during that television debate, the clampdown on women had begun. After that, I was attacked, in a personal way, numerous times in the streets by anti-riot police who used both electric batons and pepper spray and their websites and media continue to show their profound revulsion towards me through slurs and slanders.”

Zahra Rahnavard expressed dismay over the fact that women have been one of the “most oppressed sectors of society” in Iran, “whose position and rights have always been belittled.” “Women have been oppressed all throughout history,” she said, “and Ahmadinejad’s government represents a portion of the history of oppression against women.”

“Women entered the election [race] in a far more significant way and after the election, they were at the forefront of the Green Movement and the repression against women increased to the same extent, both in the streets and in prisons.”

The opposition figure also blamed the authorities for a radicalisation of the Green Movement’s slogans, but maintained that the movement’s strategy was peaceful with moral and cultural commitments. “But when the ‘Where is my vote?’ slogan is met with such violence, the reactions will be different. They could not use their blunt teeth to untie knots that could have been opened by hand and these blunt teeth of violence, which the regime resorts to, cannot untie this knot. You saw how the slogans went beyond ‘Where is my vote’ and you can see that they have turned into extreme and radical ones.” “Nevertheless,” Rahnavard reminded, “these slogans will never distance themselves from mercy, clemency and companionship and this is the movement’s weapon, otherwise, it will face defeat.”

Rahnavard stressed that the Green Movement’s inception was closely linked with the reform movement in Iran which began in the late 90s after the election of Mohammad Khatami as president in May 1997. She said that the Green Movement was “pluralist, but it does not plan to topple and is not a separatist [movement]. If it speaks about the rights of ethnic [minorities], this does not mean that [the minorities] seek separatism or that we are proposing such an idea. We see this pluralism, while [at the same time] maintaining unity.”

Speaking on the Green Movement’s leadership and the adversary it faces, Rahnavard said that the country’s current rulers were not willing to let go of power and that a “powerful organisation,” armed with weapons and a monopoly over the country’s oil riches and media apparatus, was in control of the country’s affairs. “They oppress the people using these weapons to stay in power,” she said, while praising the Green Movement’s use of its members’ “collective wisdom” which went “beyond individuals.” 

“Whether they like it or not, Mr Karroubi, Mousavi and Khatami are considered to be the leaders of the movement and are alongside the people.” she pointed out. “In effect, an interaction has been formed between the nation and the leaders of the movement. Agreeing upon the constitution and its full implementation, while [taking into account] the fact that constitution is subject to change, is at the core of the national agreement within the Green Movement.” 
 
Regarding the issue of state oppression and violence, Rahnavard stated that it would only further provoke and strengthen civil protest. “Let’s not forget that [protesting in] the street is not the only option,” she said. “Violence will strengthen the Green Movement in its path and will help the movement in deepening and become more pervasive,” she added. “Personally, I have prepared myself for the gallows and am prepared to pay with my life for ideals such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law.”

Also, Rahnavard slammed what she called the Iranian regime’s “belittling” of humans and its interferences in the personal lifestyle and beliefs of individuals. “One woman wishes to be tanned, another prefers to be pale, one dresses one way and the other dress another way, what business of yours is it?” she asked Iranian authorities. Rahnavard also drew parallels between the enforcement of Hijab in post-revolutionary Iran and Reza Shah’s attempts to ban Hijab altogether. She argued that if women and youth were left to themselves, they would strengthen Iran’s “national prestige” and give the country a more “rational” image without compromising personal tastes and individuals’ sense of aesthetics.

In the end, Rahnavard praised the wives of political activists for their political, emotional and at times, romantic letters of support to their husbands behind prison bars and expressed hope that one day, these letters would be published. “Each one, in their own way, has contributed these political literatures to the Green Movement and the Iranian nation.”

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زیر پاگذاشتن معیارهای اخلاقی، شرعی، انسانی و قانونی به نام دفاع از ارزشها و انقلاب مصداق فتنه است / Khatami: The meaning of patience is not passivity and inactivity

پارسى

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, former president, in a meeting with a group of women reformist activists and wives of political prisoners while expressing compassion and sympathy for the pain there are suffering said: “Justice is placed in a series of religious rulings; it means that the almighty God has rule on what is justice and forbids from what is oppression. Therefore if something was recognized as oppression cannot be approved by God and if there would be any document with this regards either must be ordered as void and annulled or must somehow be explained and justified so that it would be consistent with justice.”

Khatami added: “I would like to extend this noble view and say that “morality” is also placed in the series of God’s rulings, even justice and fairness are subsets of morality. Thus religion in addition of being in accordance to justice must also be in accordance to morality.”

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami emphasized: “It is true that moral rules is aimed at individuals but community, society and legal entity (as interpreted today) are also addressed. For instance a moral state is the one that honors promise; it means that it should move in the framework of the promise it made with the people of its society or the international community and therefore diverting from the framework of the constitution, conventions or organizations that it has accepted to be a member of is a violation of this moral criterion and is rejected.”

Khatami continued: “One can determine if a state is moral based on its success in fight against poverty and liberating the society from chains, dependence and misery as well as eliminating the barriers of underdevelopment, discrimination and similar cases.” He added: “Or the morality of a state should not be determined based on its adherence to outer shells but rather in addition to that it must be based on its effort in spreading and promoting the content of religion; i.e. ethics, justice, honesty and etc.”

Former president also by pointing to the emphases of the holy Quran to patience and endurance said: “

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, former president, in a meeting with a group of women reformist activists and wives of political prisoners while expressing compassion and sympathy for the pain there are suffering said: “Justice is placed in a series of religious rulings; it means that the almighty God has rule on what is justice and forbids from what is oppression. Therefore if something was recognized as oppression cannot be approved by God and if there would be any document with this regards either must be ordered as void and annulled or must somehow be explained and justified so that it would be consistent with justice.”

Khatami added: “I would like to extend this noble view and say that “morality” is also placed in the series of God’s rulings, even justice and fairness are subsets of morality. Thus religion in addition of being in accordance to justice must also be in accordance to morality.”

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami emphasized: “It is true that moral rules is aimed at individuals but community, society and legal entity (as interpreted today) are also addressed. For instance a moral state is the one that honors promise; it means that it should move in the framework of the promise it made with the people of its society or the international community and therefore diverting from the framework of the constitution, conventions or organizations that it has accepted to be a member of is a violation of this moral criterion and is rejected.”

Khatami continued: “One can determine if a state is moral based on its success in fight against poverty and liberating the society from chains, dependence and misery as well as eliminating the barriers of underdevelopment, discrimination and similar cases.” He added: “Or the morality of a state should not be determined based on its adherence to outer shells but rather in addition to that it must be based on its effort in spreading and promoting the content of religion; i.e. ethics, justice, honesty and etc.”

Former president also by pointing to the emphases of the holy Quran to patience and endurance said: “We need to be patience and enduring in all situations including you dear ones and your loved ones who are in even worse hardships in the current situation.”

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami stressed: “The meaning of patience is not passivity and inactivity; the meaning is perseverance and not to become hopeless in face of hardships and difficulties and not to lose effectiveness. We must be robust and also don’t lose our way and if an individual or a group has a holy goal must also tolerate the hardships of the path to that goal; and with trust in God and without giving up, despair and inactivity and with wisdom continues the path.”

Khatami by stating that “Today they talk a lot about sedition and truly we are in sedition era” added: “I am asking aren’t violating moral, religious, humanitarian and legal values, in the name of defending the values and revolution, the true interpretations of sedition?  And in addition to the oppression, tyranny and the prices that the society is paying, the face of the system is also being portrayed ugly.”

Khatami by expressing regret that these days criticizing the government has such a heavy price stressed: “Why must the freedoms that have been stated in the constitution be restricted and on the other hand any false accusation, insult and slander be permitted or not be properly dealt with? Isn’t it oppression against the system and the revolution when all these is happening in the name of the system and the revolution?”

Khatami reiterated: “Our demand is the honoring of the constitution, acting comprehensively and fully based on its framework and implementing and executing this collective treaty for everyone, especially honoring it by the government.”

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami stressed: “Under no circumstances should the legitimate and stated freedoms be prevented and no one should be arrested, interrogated and tried in violation of the regulations of the law and particularly the constitution.”’

The former president in another part of his remarks said: “How can it so easily be announced that such party or official organization that has clearly accepted its responsibilities and has been and is active in the framework of the system is suspended?! If following up on the charges against the official political parties and organizations is not an example of political matter then what is political? Even if they are accused of acting against the national security or any other political crime it should be investigated in a fair court and in the presence of jury that is the true representative of public opinion and the accused must be provided with all the rights and resources that the law has considered.”

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami added: “Or if any individual with any charge claims that has been wrongly accused or treated and files a complaint, it is the legal obligation of the government to investigate it fairly so that the truth would be determined; not that with the crime of committing a legal act (for instance filing a complaint) individual is put under pressure and at the minimum in propaganda is faced with all sorts of insults and slanders without having the opportunity to defend. Stating and discussing these issues is out of care and even protesting to these acts is also out of care. Demanding an open environment and ending the security atmosphere and pressure are signs of devotion to the system and should be praised instead of being condemned and confronted harshly.”

We need to be patience and enduring in all situations including you dear ones and your loved ones who are in even worse hardships in the current situation.”

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami stressed: “The meaning of patience is not passivity and inactivity; the meaning is perseverance and not to become hopeless in face of hardships and difficulties and not to lose effectiveness. We must be robust and also don’t lose our way and if an individual or a group has a holy goal must also tolerate the hardships of the path to that goal; and with trust in God and without giving up, despair and inactivity and with wisdom continues the path.”

Khatami by stating that “Today they talk a lot about sedition and truly we are in sedition era” added: “I am asking aren’t violating moral, religious, humanitarian and legal values, in the name of defending the values and revolution, the true interpretations of sedition?  And in addition to the oppression, tyranny and the prices that the society is paying, the face of the system is also being portrayed ugly.”

Khatami by expressing regret that these days criticizing the government has such a heavy price stressed: “Why must the freedoms that have been stated in the constitution be restricted and on the other hand any false accusation, insult and slander be permitted or not be properly dealt with? Isn’t it oppression against the system and the revolution when all these is happening in the name of the system and the revolution?”

Khatami reiterated: “Our demand is the honoring of the constitution, acting comprehensively and fully based on its framework and implementing and executing this collective treaty for everyone, especially honoring it by the government.”

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami stressed: “Under no circumstances should the legitimate and stated freedoms be prevented and no one should be arrested, interrogated and tried in violation of the regulations of the law and particularly the constitution.”’

The former president in another part of his remarks said: “How can it so easily be announced that such party or official organization that has clearly accepted its responsibilities and has been and is active in the framework of the system is suspended?! If following up on the charges against the official political parties and organizations is not an example of political matter then what is political? Even if they are accused of acting against the national security or any other political crime it should be investigated in a fair court and in the presence of jury that is the true representative of public opinion and the accused must be provided with all the rights and resources that the law has considered.”

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami added: “Or if any individual with any charge claims that has been wrongly accused or treated and files a complaint, it is the legal obligation of the government to investigate it fairly so that the truth would be determined; not that with the crime of committing a legal act (for instance filing a complaint) individual is put under pressure and at the minimum in propaganda is faced with all sorts of insults and slanders without having the opportunity to defend. Stating and discussing these issues is out of care and even protesting to these acts is also out of care. Demanding an open environment and ending the security atmosphere and pressure are signs of devotion to the system and should be praised instead of being condemned and confronted harshly.”

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دیدار میر حسین موسوی و سید محمد خاتمی / Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mohammad Khatami held a joint meeting

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Mir Hossein Mousavi and Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, former president, in a joint meeting discussed the current affairs of the country. Khatami and Mousavi by expressing sorrow that on one hand some individuals monopolized the revolution and on the other hand they know no other means but to lie, insult and falsely accuse, emphasized on the continuation of the existing coordination between the reformists in all areas.

They also condemned the failed efforts of a specific movement to induce difference and diversion among reformist figures. Mir Hossein Mousavi and Seyyed Mohammad Khatami also by stressing that the society is aware that many of these claims and subjects that are being unofficially or officially spreading are baseless reiterated: If there is any sorrow it is because these behaviors and remarks are being spread in the name of the revolution which its goal was to establish honesty, purity and justice and its risen establishment which was emphasized on the importance of people’s votes, freedom and dignity of all the people of society as well as the salvation and caring of the authorities; and based on these very wrong behaviors and remarks many of the caring figures and valuable recourses of the country have been arrested, tried and imprisoned, and even their complaints regarding the improper treatments [against them] are not being investigated and still other movements and forces are under increasing pressure and restrictions.

Former president and former prime minister while once again emphasizing that the political prisoners must be freed, open and secure environment must be leading the society and the constitution must be implemented fully and comprehensively, expressed sorrow that still opposites of these demands are being happening and even those dear ones who feel that they have been oppressed and have been wrongly accused and even used their legal rights to file complaints, instead of  having their complaints being followed on justly are being called back to prison.

Seyyed Mohammad Khatami and Mir Hossein Mousavi also by commemorating the memories of the epic e defence era (Iran-Iraq war) and honoring those who heroically defended the country and paying tribute to the martyrs, those who got injured while defending the country, veterans and their respected families, demanded serious confrontations against those who insulted and attacked the dear families of great martyrs Hemat and Baakeri*, two commanders who bravely sacrificed their live to defend the country during Iran-Iraq war, and other prominent figures of the revolution and country. They also condemned the growing and numerous restrictions imposed against the critic figures and movements whom have always emphasized on abiding by the principles and values of the revolution and the constitution.

* Few days ago the families of martyrs Baakeri and Hemat invited Mehdi Karroubi for dinner but security forces threatened Mehdi Karroubi that if he attends this dinner invitation so-called organized plain-clothes militias will attack the house of martyr Baakeri who was supposed to host the dinner. Therefore Mehdi Karroubi in order to prevent any disrespect and harm to the honorable families of these great martyrs called them and told them that despite his personal desire he cannot attend the dinner. Following this the families of martyrs Baakeri and Hemat  decided to meet with Mehdi Karroubi in his house but when they arrived by his door they were stopped and prevented to enter Karroubi’s house by the security forces stationed in the area and when they protested to these illegal and ugly action they were brutally attacked and the wives of these great martyrs were severely beaten and attacked with pepper spray and son of martyr Baakei when protested to these hideous acts was arrested for few hours. Also the families of martyrs Baakeri and Hemat tried to meet with Mir Hossein Mousavi on the day marking the start of the eight-year war in which their loved ones were martyred, but they were stopped and prevented by security forces. Just recently when a group of reformist women tried to meet with the families of these two great martyrs to comfort them they also were attacked and prevented by security forces and plain-clothes militias who were stationed outside the house of these great martyrs!

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موسوی:بر خلاف جناح اقتدارگرا جنبش سبز از عقل جمعی استفاده می کند / Mousavi:Green Movement utilizes collective wisdom

پارسى

Mir Hossein Mousavi, in reaction to one of the many false news reports about fractures in the green movement, this time by Resalat newspaper (hardliner propaganda), said that there is no difference in the camp of the Green Movement and reformists, and that he always consults with other reformist figures including Mehdi Karroubi and Seyyed Mohammad Khatami. 

Mir Hossein Mousavi strongly denounced the false news reported by Resalat newspaper claiming the existence of “differences in the camp of the Green Movement and reformists” and said: “There is absolutely no difference between myself and my respected brothers Karroubi and Khatami and we constantly consult with each other.” 

Mousavi emphasized: “Unlike the totalitarian camp, the Green Movement does not have a God Father, and more than depending on individuals, depends on interactions between Green and progressive social networks and as opposed to them (totalitarians) utilizes collective wisdom to progress.”

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حلقه حصر خانگی موسوی و کروبی تنگ تر می شود / Iranian regime imposing increased restrictions on Mousavi and Karroubi

پارسى

The imposed restrictions on Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi by security forces are increasing.  According to recent reports, some members of the youth branch of the Etemad-Melli party (Chaired By Mehdi Karroubi) went to Mehdi Karroubi’s residence and wanted to visit him, but as soon as they arrived by his door, security forces prevented them from visiting and they were taken away and interrogated in the street.

Also, in the past few days the same scenario happened repeatedly, and as soon as political figures and activists went by Mehdi Karroubi’s residence to meet with him, they were confronted by security forces and prevented from visiting the Green leader.  Those who protested these actions, were threatened to be arrested and taken to Evin prison!

In one of the incidents, when a former Minister of Oil during Khatami’s administration attempted to meet with Mehdi Karroubi, he also was prevented from entering Karroubi’s residence, and when he protested, the security forces were harshly insulting, threatened to arrest him and a vague piece of paper claiming to be from prosecutor’s office was shown to him in which it was stated that no one should be allowed to meet with Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Also, there are reports that security forces have been stationed around Mir Hossein Mousavi’s office and confront and prevent anyone from visiting him. Those who attempt to meet with Mir Hossein Mousavi  have been interrogated in the street and some have had to sign a written consent that they will not return!

These restrictions went so far that when Mohammad Reza Khatami, the brother of former president Seyyed Mohammad Khatami and senior member of the Participation Front, wanted to visit Mir Hossein Mousavi for Eid Al-Fitr, he was also prevented from meeting with him. The recent restrictions and unofficial siege of  the Green Leader’s residences and offices has been intensifying since the five-night long brutal attacks by plain-clothed militias and Basij thugs on Mehdi Karruobi’s house during the holy month of Ramadan in which the pro-government thugs severely vandalized the building, opened fire and threatened to kill Mehdi Karroubi who had announced his will to participate in Qods Day rally.

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خبر روزنامه رسالت درباره تعطیلی جلسات مجمع روحانیون مبارز تکذیب شد

بسمه تعالی

مدیریت محترم روزنامه رسالت

در آن جریده خبری در رابطه با جلسات مجمع روحانیون مبارز درج گردیده است و در این خبر به دروغ بحث اختلاف و دو یا چند دستگی بین اعضاء مجمع مطرح شده است، و نیز به دروغ موضوع اختلاف و چند دستگی حمایت یا تخطئه دو برادر عزیز و رشید آقایان مهندس میرحسین موسوی و جناب حجت الاسلام و المسلمین کروبی عنوان گردیده است و نتیجه این اختلافات را به حد نصاب نرسیدن جلسات مجمع و سرانجام تعطیلی جلسات دانسته است.

باید به اطلاع خوانندگان آن جریده برسد که هر سه مطلب از اساس کذب محض است و هیچ بهره ای از واقعیت در آن نیست.

جلسات مجمع بطور منظم و مرتب برگزار شده است و خبر آن نیز همیشه در سایت ها و بعضی رسانه ها به اطلاع عموم رسیده است و تنها جلسه ای که مصادف با ایام شهادت امیر المؤمنین (ع) و لیالی قدر می باشد تعطیل اعلام گردیده است.

ضمناً اخراج هیچ یک از اعضاء مجمع در جلسات مطرح نشده است.

لازم است اعلام شود که مجمع روحانیون مبارز ضمن قدردانی از آقایان موسوی و کروبی به شدت هرگونه اهانت به این دو خدمتگزار انقلاب و کشور را محکوم می کند و از اهانت کنندگان نیز صریحاً اعلام بیزاری و انزجار می نماید.

 در پایان به آن جریده توصیه می شود در بازی های باند قدرت کمتر خود را بازیچه دست سایت های مشکوک که ساختار اخلاق و دیانت را در این کشور شکسته اند قرار دهد.

روابط عمومی مجمع روحانیون مبارز

7 شهریور ماه 1389

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Ahmadinejad: “The thieves and overthrowers have not yet been punished”

In his speech yesterday, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad implicitly referred to Hashemi Rafsanjani and Nategh-Nouri as “corrupt” politicians and announced that “overthrowers have not been punished yet.” Overthrowers is the term he uses for the leaders of the reform movement in Iran. Ahmadinejad made these remarks to a small group of people at an event that was boycotted by even right-wing and military groups because of the “engineered invitation from Mashaei,” a reference to Ahmadinejad’s senior trusted advisor. Nevertheless, the administration’s official news agency described the meeting as an “intimate gathering between the president and various student groups.”

At the meeting, Ahmadinejad spoke about events leading up to the election: “I revealed the names of corrupt politicians in the debates,” he said. In the nationally televised presidential debates in 2009 incumbent Ahmadinejad mentioned Hashemi Rafsanjani and Nategh-Nouri in his debate with Mir-Hossein Mousavi, a gesture that was criticized even by ayatollah Khamenei at the famous June 19, 2009 Friday prayers.

According to Jahan News, Ahmadinejad commented on his decision to show Zahra Rahnavard’s picture by saying, “Some people told me that showing a woman’s picture was an act of haraam [religiously forbidden], but what I showed was just a photocopy of her identification papers and didn’t show anything in particular.”

Raja News quoted Ahmadinejad as saying, “While the conspirators continue their activities, some people think that they are finished and they must attack the administration … and can’t find a wall shorter than Ahmadinejad’s wall.”

Without naming Rafsanjani by name, Ahmadinejad said, “The fight against corruption has not ended. The thieves and overthrowers have not been punished and are active. So if we don’t act in time, the conspiracies will overcome us. Thus it is imperative that we move on ahead to make ourselves immune from the reach of conspiracies. The important issue is not to build an empire when we attain power, even though unfortunately this was done again in the ninth administration.”

He added that, “Some people played in the enemy’s field without paying attention to the country’s most pressing issues. Today, the biggest overhaul in our country’s economic and cultural underpinnings is taking place; the fundamentals are changing and a true revolution is happening in our culture. As such, peripheral issues cannot overshadow the main issues…. The real battlefield in the world is over global supremacy and globalization. Today, Iran supports globalization more strongly than Westerners.”

According to unpublished reports on online media portals affiliated with the conservative camp, Ahmadinejad’s latest meeting with a group of “students” was not free from controversies. The controversies relate to the infighting in the conservative camp over Mashaei, which Mir-Hossein Mousavi has referred to as a “war of words.”

Jahan News explained some of the behind-the-scenes controversies that led to the meeting’s boycott by some government factions: “Prior to the meeting, the person that contacted students to invite them to the meeting was the former manager of the website Nowsazi and editor-in-chief of Hemmat magazine. It must be noted that this is the first time that students are invited via telephone and unofficially. This person also played a key role in managing the president’s interactions with journalists.”

Hemmat magazine (short for Tactical Nuclei of Resistance) was an extremist magazine supporting Ahmadinejad which unleashed massive attacks on Hashemi Rafsanjani in two back-to-back issues last year but was immediately suspended on ayatollah Khamenei’s orders. The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Ali Sinaian, was also summoned to court following the suspension.

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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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