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Unprecedented attacks on prisoners in Orumieh and Karaj

Orumieh – On Monday around 2:00 pm, the head of the prison, the head of prison security, internal affairs director of the prison, along with 30 agents from Intelligence Ministry including the deputy General Director of the Intelligence Bureau of West Azerbaijan Province raided ward 12, took the clothing of some prisoners off, dragged them to the yard and started to beat and offend them.

In this organized raid, the political prisoners who are on hunger strike (in protest to the execution of Hossein Khezri) and were already in poor physical condition were severely injured.  In addition, all the prisoners’ belongings were smashed and their notes and diaries were confiscated.

It should also be mentioned that after the announcement of the hunger strike by the prisoners, they were cut off from the outside world and their families are not allowed to call.  They are also not allowed to have any contact or dialogue with other prisoners.

Note:  10 political prisoners are on hunger strike now at Orumieh’s prison.

Karaj – On Jan. 20th, the youths who had protested against the inhumane conditions of Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison were attacked by the prison’s Pasdarans (IRGC members) and guards, taken to the main corridor of the prison and beaten with batons for a lengthy period of time. The officer on duty, Alizadeh, was taunting them while they were getting beaten and said: “did you get your lesson not to even think of protesting!”

This vicious raid and group torturing was conducted under the supervision of Ali Haj Kazem (the head of the prison), Ali Mohammadi (deputy to Kazem) and Faraji (head of prison’s intelligence).

The youths were transferred on Wednesday, Jan. 19th, from saloon 12 of ward 4 to ward 3 and were kept in a cold corridor. They are between16 and 20 years old, and they are kept amongst prisoners more than 40 years old. There are reports of sexual abuse of these youths already.

Filed under: gohardasht, Hossein Khezri, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, IRGC, revolution, ایران iran,

هرانا؛ حسین خضری اعدام شد/ تکمیلی /The Iranian Regime Executed Hossein Khezri in Secret

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شنبه 25 دی 1389 ساعت 17:54 |

خبرگزاری هرانا – حسین خضری، صبح امروز در زندان مرکزی ارومیه اعدام شد.

بنا به اطلاع ارگان خبری مجموعه فعالان حقوق بشر در ایران”هرانا”، دوازدهم دی ماه سال جاری تیم ویژه ای از تهران برای اعدام حسین خضری به زندان مرکزی ارومیه آمده بودند تا شبانه وی را اعدام کنند، اما مسئولان به دلایل نامعلوم اجرای این حکم را به تعویق انداختند.

حسین خضری متولد 1361 به اتهام اقدام علیه امنیت ملی از سوی شعبه اول دادگاه انقلاب اسلامی ارومیه و همچنین تایید شعبه 10 دادگاه تجدید نظر استان اذرباییجان غربی و تایید این حکم از سوی شعبه 31 دیوان عالی کشور به اعدام محکوم شده است.

وی از سیزده روز پیش به سلولهای انفرادی زندان ارومیه منتقل و پس از پیگیری های خانواده اش با برادرش برای آخرین بار ملاقات کرده و سپس مجددا به سلول انفرادی منتقل شد.

حسین خضری در حالی بامداد امروز در زندان ارومیه اعدام شد که وکیل و خانواده ی این زندانی از اجرای حکم اعدام وی اطلاع نداشتند و این حکم به صورت مخفیانه در زندان ارومیه به اجرا در آمده است.

صدا و سیمای جمهوری اسلامی در خبری اتهامات حسین خضری را “شرکت در عملیات مسلحانه و کشتن یکی از ماموران نیروی انتظامی در پاسگاه مرزی گل شیخان شهرستان ارومیه در سال 1383″ عنوان کرده است.

حسین خضری پیش تر تمامی این اتهامات را رد کرده بود و در ملاقات با خانواده اش از تلاش ماموران وزارت اطلاعات برای اخذ اعترافات تلوزیونی دروغین از وی خبر داده بود.

شایان ذکر است که برادر این زندانی سیاسی شب گذشته در گفتگو با هرانا احتمال داده بود که مسئولان آقای خضری را مخفیانه اعدام می کنند.

مسئولان طی مدتی که حسین خضری از بندش خارج شده بود، هیچ اطلاع دقیقی از وضعیت و محل نگهداری وی به خانواده اش نداده بوند.

وی در تاریخ 10/5/87 در شهرستان کرمانشاه توسط نیروهای سپاه نبی اکرم آن شهرستان دستگیرشد و مدت 49 روز را در اختیار نیروهای سپاه نبی اکرم کرمانشاه بود. حسین خضری در طی این زمان متحمل شکنجه های روحی و جسمی متعددی در زمان بازجویی ها شده بود.

وی در رنجنامه ای که در اختیار خبرگزاری هرانا قرار داد شکنجه های جسمی خود را به قرار زیر اعلام کرد:

1- کتک زدن به مدت چندین ساعت در هر روز

2- ایجاد فشار روحی و روانی در حین بازجویی

3- تهدید بازجویی هایم مبنی بر آنکه اگر آن مواردی که ما میگوییم قبول نکنی به برادر و داماد خانواده شما میتوانیم برچسب فعالیت های غیرقانونی علیه نظام بزنیم

4- ضربه زدن با لگد به اندام های تناسلی من و خونریزی و تورم آن نواحی از بدنم به مدت چهارده روز

5- پارگی پای راستم تقریبا به اندازه 8 سانتیمتر به علت ضربه محکم پای بازجو که هنوز قابل مشاهده است

6- وارد کردن ضربات متعدد به تمامی بدنم با باتوم

January 15, 2011 – 28 year old Hossein Khezri, an Iranian Kurdish political activist was hanged this morning in Orumiyeh central prison. According to reports by HRANA, on January 2, 2011, a team was sent from Tehran to Orumiyeh central prison to perform Khezri’s execution over night. However, due to unknown reasons, prison officials decided to postpone the implementation of the sentence.

Hossein Khezri was born in 1983 and sentenced to death by branch 1 of the Orumiyeh Revolutionary Court under the charge of acting against national security. His sentence was later upheld by branch 10 of the Appeals Court in the Western Azerbaijan province and then by branch 31 of the Supreme Court.

Khezri was transferred to solitary confinement in Orumiyeh central prison sixteen days ago. After several inquiries by his family, Khezri was allowed to meet with his brother for the last time, then he was transferred back to solitary confinement.

Although Khezri was executed early this morning in Orumiyeh prison, his family and lawyers were unaware that he had been secretly executed.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) reported in a news program that Khezri had been charged with “participation in the armed killing of a police officer at the outpost in Gol Sheykhan in Orumiyeh in 2005″.

It is worth mentioning that Khezri had denied all charges against him. During one of the visitations with his family, Khezri informed them of the fact that Intelligence agents had tried to force him to falsely confess on state television. In a conversation that took place last night, Khezri’s brother told HRANA that it is highly likely that his brother will be executed secretly. Authorities had failed to provide his family with exact information on Khezri’s condition since he was transferred out of the ward [he was held in].

Hossein Khezri was arrested in Kermanshah on July 31, 2008 by the Nabi Akram Sepah branch. He suffered inhuman and despicable physical and psychological torture while under interrogation for 49 days in the Kermanshah detention center.

In a letter given to HRANA, Khezri described the abuses he endured during interrogation:

1. He was beaten for several hours a day

2. He endured psychological and physical pressure during interrogations

3. He was threatened during interrogations that his brother and brother-in-law would also be charged with illegal activities if he did not accept the terms of the interrogators.

4. He experienced bleeding and swelling in various parts of the body as a result of being kicked repeatedly over a period of 14 days.

5. He experienced 8cm laceration in the right leg as a result of being kicked viciously by an interrogator.

6. He endured repeated beatings by batons.

Persian Report by HRANA
Translation by Banooye Sabz, editing by

Filed under: Hossein Khezri, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, revolution, ایران iran,

‏درگیری شدید بازاریان اورمیه با نیروی انتظامی / Shooting and Clashes between regime forces and people in Orumieh Bazaar in Iran ( Nov. 2010 )

درگیری شدید بازاریان اورمیه با نیروی انتظامی
پنج‌شنبه، ۲۰ آبان ۱۳۸۹ / ۱۱ نوامبر ۲۰۱۰
…به گزارش رسیده، بازار و خیابان طالقانی شهر اورمیه روز چهارشنبه ۱۹ آبان شاهد درگیری شدید اصناف و بازاریان با نیروی انتظامی بود. به گزارش سانا به گفته شاهدان عینی، حوالی ساعت ۱۲ ظهر، قریب به ۲۰ تن از عوامل نیروی انتظامی و ستاد مبارزه با کالای قاچاق و ستاد تعزیرات حکومتی به فرماندهی سرهنگ ناصر علیزاده، با برخورد های تند و فیلم برداری جهت تفتیش وارد مغازه های بازار اورمیه می شوند برخورد های غیر مودبانه و غیر قانونی عوامل انتظامی موجب اعتراض بازاریان و بسته شدن مغازه ها می شود. ماموران انتظامی برای مقابله با این اعتراض اقدام به فیلمبرداری از مغازه های بسته شده و شکستن قفل مغازه ها می کنند. بازاریان نیز که برای رفتن به مقابل ساختمان استانداری آذربایجان غربی تجمع کرده بودند, مورد تهدید نیروهای انتظامی قرار گرفتند ولی بدون توجه به تهدیدات آنها, در اعتراض به شکستن قفل مغازه های خود با نیروهای انتظامی حاضر در صحنه در گیر شده و زد وخورد شدیدی بین بازاریان و نیروی انتظامی پدید آمد که شیشه تعدادی از مغازه ها شکسته شد. درگیری که با شعارهای تندی از جمله ” بی شرف بی شرف” همراه بود با دخالت دانشجویان خوابگاه های اطراف بازار به سرعت از داخل بازار به خیابان طالقانی اورمیه کشیده و خیابان مسدود شد.
ماموران نیروی انتظامی که در بین مردم و بازاریان معترض خمشگین گرفتار آمده بودند با بجا گذاردن وسائل شکستن قفل مغازه ها به زحمت پا به فرار گذاشته به کوچه های اطراف خزیدند و از صحنه خارج شدند. با گسترش درگیری و مسدود شدن خیابان، نیروی های یگان وی‍ژه انتظامی وارد صحنه درگیری شده وتلاش نمودند که با باز کردن خیابان به هر طریق ممکن جو ملتهب را آرام کنند.
این درگیری که ساعت ها بازار اورمیه را تحت تاثیر خود گرفته بود با سخنان و قول های مساعد سرهنگ رحمانی برای پیگیری متخلفان نیروی انتظامی و رسیدگی به اعتراضات بازاریان پایان یافت اما اطراف بازار ساعت ها تحت کنترل نیروهای لباس شخصی بود و تعدادی از افرادی که حادثه را با موبایل های خود فیلمبرداری می کردند موبایل هایشان توسط پلیس ربوده شد.
گفته می شود بازاریان با تنظیم شکایت نامه و تهیه طوماری برای استانداری آذربایجان غربی و فرمانداری شهرستان اورمیه و نمایندگان مجلس و بازرسی کل کشور و بازرسی نیروی انتظامی خواستار پایان یافتن دخالت های غیر قانونی و فشارهای امنیتی نیروی در بازار شدند. لازم به توضیح است که در ماه های گذشته تحریم های بین المللی علیه ایران تاثیرات مستقیم و بسیار محسوسی در بازار ها گذارده و بازاریان و اصناف از رکود و تورم کمرشکن و مالیات های روز افزون اداره مالیات بسیار خشمگین می باشند. در بازار اورمیه نیز رکود مالی چنان مشهود است که گردش مالی بانک ها را نیز تحت تاثیر خود قرار داده است. چند ماه قبل نیز بازاریان اورمیه با ارسال طوماری بلند به استانداری آذربایجان غربی و مقامات سیاسی و امنیت…

Filed under: Bazaar strikes in Iran, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, revolution, ایران iran,

بدحجابی- حمله ماموران وحشی رژیم به زنی در ارومیه / Iranian girl is being beaten by Police for bad Hijab in Orumieh, Iran

گزارش شاهد عینی : ضرب و شتم پليس براي بد حجابي در اروميه
داشتم از خيابان كاشاني رد ميشدم كه با اين صحنه ها برخورد كردم
An Iranian girl is being sexually harrassed in front of many other citizens because of her dress.

Filed under: Iran News, Iranian protests, revolution, ایران iran,

Despite pressure from the regime, strikes continue in Bazaar

Despite pressures and threats of legal action by the  regime, the strike of gold sellers continued on Saturday, October 9, 2010 in Tehran, Shiraz, Hamedan, Babol, Ardebil and Orumiyeh.

  • Gold sellers of Babol joined the strike since Wednesday.
  • Strike of gold sellers in Hamedan still continues.
  • Gold Bazaar of Shiraz was closed on Saturday.
  • Gold Bazaar of Ardebil and Orumiyeh was in complete strike on Saturday.

According to reports, on Saturday, a representative of Ahmadinejad went to the Bazaar and asked gold sellers to reopen their shops, but they refused.

The Iron Bazaar and fabric sellers also joined the strike in Tehran’s Bazaar.


Filed under: Bazaar strikes in Iran, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, revolution, ایران iran, , , , , ,

Mother of slain prisoner in Iran dies after torching herself in protest

The mother of a prisoner who set herself on fire in protest to the murder of her son in prison died in Orumieh hospital.

August 30, 2101 – According to reports, the mother of Bahman Massoudi, an ordinary prisoner in the Central Orumieh Prison, self immolated on August 23 after hearing that her son was killed in prison.

This Azeri mother died after being taken to the hospital despite efforts by the doctors to keep her alive.

Bahman Massoudi was murdered by a prison agent named Khanzadeh after being hit with a baton in the head while in solitary.

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

شعارنویسی مرگ بر خامنه اي در اصفهان -مرداد89

دور جديد شعارنويسي وتراكت چسباني عليه حكومت آغازشده است

شعار نويسي در دانشگاه اروميه

شعارنويسي – مرگ بر خامنه اي جلاد -شيراز
درآستانه ي روز قدس دور جديد شعارنويسي وتراكت چسباني عليه حكومت آغازشده است

شعارنويسي براي روز قدس در اصفهان
با نزدیک شدن به روز قدس افزایش شعار نویسی و دعوت از مردم برای شرکت در این روز

Filed under: iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, protest graffiti in Iran, revolution, ایران iran,

Kurdish rebels in Iran kill Revolutionary Guard Commander and 2 Basij

TEHRAN (AFP) – Kurdish rebels have killed a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards and two Islamist militiamen in clashes near a northwestern city, a newspaper reported Saturday.

The clashes took place near the city of Orumieh in West Azarbaijan province on Friday between members of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) and the Guards, Iran’s hardline ideological force, Shargh daily said.

A Guards commander identified as Nasser Pasandideh and two members of the Islamist Basij militia, which operates under the Guards, were killed, the report said.

PJAK is closely allied with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which operates in Turkey and is listed as a “terrorist” group by Ankara and much of the international community.

PJAK has been fighting security forces in northwestern Iran which has a significant Kurdish population.

In May, Iran hanged four Kurds, including a woman, for alleged ties with the group.

Filed under: Basij, Iran News, Iranian protests, IRGC, revolution, Revolutionary Guards, ایران iran,

Karroubi: ‘Ahmadinejad’s language an insult to a thousand years of Iranian civilisation’

GVF — Sahamnews, a website belonging to opposition leader Mahdi Karroubi reported today about a meeting between the reformist politician and members of the mujaheddin of the Islamic Revolution Organisation held on Thursday April 8, 2010 at his home.

During the meeting, members of the reformist organisation exchanged views with Mr Karroubi on the latest events in the country, including Ahmadinejad’s recent remarks as well as the situation of those arrested following the stolen 12 June presidential election.

Karroubi criticised the language used by the Ahmadinejad during his latest provincial visit in the city of  and said, “the language used is by no means appropriate for a president!” The former parliament speaker said that Mr Ahmadinejad’s language was “an insult to thousands of years of Iranian civilisation.”

According to Sahamnews, Karroubi also condemned Iranian threats against Iran and said that US threats against the country “were not something new.” He added that in the case of any kind of assault against Iran, Iranians would all unite and that “we will all defend the country.”

The 2009 presidential candidate also criticised Ahmadinejad’s attempts to constantly create enemies for Iran. “Creating enemies is not a big deal. A big deal would be to respond to threats with reason and logic so that the public opinion of nations and [the opinion] of governments are drawn towards the truth such that threats are eliminated and turned into opportunities.”

The Chairman of the National Trust Party also expressed his concerns over Ahmadinejad’s undermining of the parliament’s role and warned of the consequences that would follow if Ahmadinejad were to continue to put down the parliament and its importance. “If he degrades the Majlis [parliament] today, tomorrow, the parliament will lose all respect,” he warned.

Mr Karroubi also stressed on the importance of fully respecting the Iranian constitution and stated: “We demand the implementation of the constitution and stand even more firm than ever before.”

He also touched on the issue of political prisoners and criticised the current pressure exerted by prison officials on inmates. “Unfortunately we have learned that in order to cause further psychological and mental strain and to degrade political prisoners, they are placing them in the same cells as drug traffickers and perverted individuals.”

The reformist cleric also criticised the treatment of girls and women and said that according to Islamic and revolutionary teachings, the rights of women must be respected more than ever before.
In the end, Mr Karroubi urged authorities to recognise the role of the people and their protests as they play an undeniable role in today’s world.

Filed under: Ahmedinejad, iran election, Iran News, Iranian protests, Karroubi, revolution, ایران iran, , , ,

Mahmoud the “Rainmaker”


Fars News Agency claimed that during his visit to Orumieh, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was successful in his attempt to bring about rainfall.

After the president reached the end of his speech, he asked Orumieh citizens gathered in the Takhti stadium to pray for rain and he prayed to God with them for rain.

According to Fars, immediately after Ahmadinejad lowered his hands, which were raised in prayer, and ended his speech, rain drops began to fall on Orumieh. Gradually, the report said, the rain fell harder.

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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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