Saturday, 31 October 2009

Friday, 30 October 2009

Tom and a friend's act of solidarity

Tom and a friend joined activist Bahar Milani in acts of solidarity in support of the people of Iran:

Iran Solidarity Aachen's act

Iran Solidarity Aachen Committee's act of solidarity in Germany included a speech by Mina Ahadi on a day against execution in Iran:

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Bahar Milani and other acts of solidarity

Iran Solidarity activist Bahar Milani got an actress, a singer, and a group visiting from Germany to do acts with her in support of people in Iran and against child executions:

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Monday, 26 October 2009

Patty Debonitas' act of solidarity

See photos of activist Patty Debonitas' act of solidarity below:

Mehran Mahbobi writes: Today, 26 October, we in Toronto, Canada appeared in campus of York University in Toronto to coninue the Iran Solidarity campaign. We spent 3 hours in Vari Hall which is a center of all social and political activities for students on campus... Several students supported us in starting a club. We have a deadline of Friday this week to fill an aplication doing that. If we succeed, we shall have our own student club at York Univesity with the name of "Iran Solidarity at York University".

Here is a photo of their day:

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Bahar, Behruz, Akram, Morteza et al's act of solidarity

Iran Solidarity activist Bahar Milani writes: Thanks to Behruz, Akram, Morteza and our lovely new friends for their acts of solidarity today. Here is a video clip of their act:

Iran Solidarity Toronto's act of solidarity

To see a video clip of Iran Solidarity Toronto's act of solidarity against child executions:

Friday, 23 October 2009

Muriel Seltman's act of solidarity

See photos of veteran activist Muriel Seltman's act of solidarity with the people of Iran:

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Ramin Joubin's act of solidarity

Ramin Joubin, activist of Iran Solidarity Vancouver, does his act of solidarity by reading a poem:

Richard Francis' act of solidarity

Iran Solidarity activist Richard Francis did his act today against child executions. See photos below:

Five people were executed in Tehran today

According to reliable sources, Soheila Ghadiri (a woman) and four men were executed in Tehran’s Evin prison early this morning. The execution of the juvenile offender Safar Angooti was postponed for one month. Soheila Ghadiri (30) was convicted of killing her new born baby three years ago. In the court she had said: "I escaped from home and got married to the boy I loved, at the age of 16. He died in an accident and after that I started with prostitution and drug addiction. I got HIV and hepatitis. When my baby was born, I killed her because I didn’t want her to have the same destiny as mine".

The International Committee against Execution has called for 30th October to be an International day against execution in Iran.

In its statement, it has said:

The Islamic Republic of Iran is about to execute a number of protestors and political activists from the recent protests. We must stand up strongly against its attempts to murder political activists and protestors.

Recently, the Islamic Republic executed Behnood Shojaee, convicted of murder at the age of 17. Few other juveniles who have been convicted under the age of 18, are about to be executed in the next few days. During these days; Mohammad Reza Alizamani, Hamed Roohinezhad, Arash Rahmanipoor, Naser Endolhosaini and Davood Farbache Mir Ardebili are sentenced to death for crimes such as participating in protests, being members of oppositions and apostasy. On 6th and 8th October, 6 people were hanged in Ahvaz. This is only a small sample of what this barbaric and criminal regime has done in the past few days.

We must stand against this machine of crime,

These people accused of participating in protests, are sentenced to death and according to their lawyers and some human rights organizations; they were arrested prior to recent protests and they are “guilty” of reporting news to opposition media and attempting to leave Iran and seek refuge to other countries. Given this situation, the Islamic Republic is trying to hang some of the protesters along with political activists in preparation for more executions. The officials of the Islamic Republic falsely think they are able to save their state by intimidating people.

The International Committee against Executions is preparing an international protest against execution in Iran and particularly against juveniles, political activists and protestors and asks everyone to participate in these protests in the occasion on 30th of October. We must strongly stand up against execution. Wherever you live, from any city, major intersections and in front of Islamic Republic embassies, parliament building and etc, prepare to protest.

Along with the people of Iran, we are capable of informing and getting the people of the world on our side and against the Islamic Republic.

International Committee against Executions

Next Organizing meeting for Iran Solidarity - Vancouver

We are going to get together to discuss our next actions. We need the help of all activists who want to get involved.

For example, five people in Iran have been sentenced to death because they participted in the June demonstrations. About 130 children are on death row to be executed in Iran, etc. We need lots of help to broadcast the voices of the Revolution from Iran and be the voice of Iranian Revolution in Vancouver. We need to create a network to support the Revolution in Iran and prevent the Islamic Regime to massacare them.

Place: Blenz Cafe inside the enclosed plaza in front of Library Square in downtown Vancouver.

Time: Wed October 21st, 6:00 PM sharp

PS: In case we were able to book a room inside the library, we will move there. Please read the sign outside of the Blenz Cafe. we will post the room name if we move.

With Regards

Iran Solidarity - Vancouver

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Shiva Mahbobi's act of solidarity

See a photo of campaigner Shiva Mahbobi's act of solidarity with the people of Iran:

Juvenile Safar Angooti and others in danger of execution in Iran

A week after the execution of juvenile offender Behnoud Shojaee, three other child offenders are due to be executed in the coming days: Mohammad Reza Haddadi, Safar Angooti, and Amir Amrollahi. The alleged charge is premeditated murder, committed under the legal age.

Safar Angooti’s execution is scheduled for 21 October. Safar Angooti, is accused of a murder, committed when he was 16.

Iran hanged Behnoud Shojaei on 12 October, the third child offender to be executed in 2009.

Iran is the only country since 2008 to execute child offenders.

Behnoud Shojaee was executed in the early morning of Sunday, Oct, 11th in Tehran's Evin prison, while tens of human rights defenders were protesting the verdict outside.

Behnoud Shojaee was sentenced to qesas (retribution) by Branch 74 of the Criminal Court in Tehran on 2 October 2006, after he was found guilty of killing a boy called Omid the previous year, when he was 17. Behnoud Shojaee had no legal representation at his trial. This was the sixth time his execution had been scheduled.

Executions of those under 18 at the time of their alleged offence is strictly prohibited under international law.

Iran is the only country in the world that has carried out such sentences within past year.

More than 130 minors are currently awaiting their execution.

Act now to make child executions a thing of the past.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Dan Simon's act of solidarity

See squatters' rights activist Dan Simon's act of solidarity with the people of Iran:

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Magnus Nielson's act of solidarity

Magnus Nielson stood in Trafalgar Square today in solidarity with the people of Iran. No photos available of his act.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Iran Solidarity Frankfurt protests Islamic Republic of Iran's book stall in book fair

Iran Solidarity activists and others joined in a protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran at its stall in a Frankfurt book fair. See photos here:

A group of Spanish students show solidarity against child executions

See photos and film footage of Spanish teenagers holidaying in Britain who stood in solidarity against child executions in Iran:

Iran Solidarity Toronto's act

Iran Solidarity Toronto did their act of solidarity with the people of Iran and against child executions in Toronto Canada today in place of an act in Trafalgar Square. Here is video footage of the act:

Friday, 16 October 2009

Fernando's Kitchen did an act of solidarity against child executions

Fernando's Kitchen did an act of solidarity against child executions in Iran. Here are some photos and video footage of their act: