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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dams: Iran's Weapons of Marsh Destruction

The Garden of Eden is dying. Reputed to be two of Eden's four rivers, the Karoun and Karkheh have been reduced to a trickle as an environmental disaster is unfolds in the Ahwaz region. One of the Middle East's last verdant areas is being turned into a
wasteland as Iran pursues its drive to power up its economy by building a massive complex of dams and divert waters to central Iran.
Green and Pleasant Land
The Ahwaz region between the Zagros Mountains and the Iraqi border is a jewel in the arid Arabian Gulf region. It hosts extensive marshes and rivers that support a diverse range of fish, mammals and migratory birds, including many endangered species.
Wetland ecosystems are critical to humans. They provide food, fresh water, medicinal extracts and genetic materials. Indigenous Ahwazi Arab and Bakhtiari farmers, fishermen and traditionally nomadic peoples also depend on the waters and fertile plains they feed for their livelihoods

Phone Spies on a Spy, Captures the Face of 'Torturer

A mobile app has caught the identity of a member of Iran's dreaded Revolutionary Guards after the smartphone of an Ahwazi Arab political prisoner was seized when he was arrested and tortured in Ahwaz City, an Arab majority city near the border with Iraq.
Using an anti-theft app, the phone took the photo of the man the activist claims had tortured him and other inmates during a clamp-down on dissidents. The app is activated when anyone attempts to break into it and sends an email to the owner with the picture and the GPS location of the smart phone

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Contrast and compare the level of democracy system in Iran and the UK and assess the chances for improvement in the future By:Kamil Alboshoka

This report examine the issue of democratic theory through
focusing on universal Suffrage, free speech, legal equality and constitutional checks. The report also focus on the demographic of both countries, and the connection between geographical of both countries and political system. Finally, the report explains the ways of chances of improvement of political system in Iran and the UK.
 Philippe (1991) defined democracy '' as a system of policy that usually chosen by majority of population''. In another hand, it is partially possible to say that the meaning of democracy is contested with no universal definition that is applicable.
 In democratic system, governments often chosen by the majority of people, and always protected by the system of ministerial responsibility. In democratic system, if a government make any mistake maybe berated or moved sideways, and give the opportunity to another group to run the system. In democratic system, not only is there not significant relationship between democracy and war participation, but there is not also relationship between democracy and political harshness. There are strong connection between democracy and Human Rights, economy, and association

Remembrance by:Maryam Abdulhamid

In memories of our martyrs, people who lost their precious lives in
the battle for freedom. Heroes, and heroines who lost their lives just because they did not want to live under oppression, they wanted to live a decent life but faced death upon fighting for their rights.  The number of innocent individuals who dedicated their precious life, are increasing day after day, I wonder: “is there an end to this unfair killing?” The Iranian regime killed our innocent people, they are not considered dead, they are alive, and should be kept alive.” And reckon not those who are killed in Allah's way as dead; nay, they are alive (and) are provided sustenance from their Lord” Quran: al-Imran 3:169

Martyrs by:zeinab abdulhamid

This day we mourn all the innocent souls that are no longer with us,
we pray for them, and wish that god bless their innocent souls. They live in paradise, and we are left on this earth without them. We are left with our pain, because losing a loved one hurts very much; especially if the person is unjustly killed. Mothers suffer the most because they bring children in this world to see them grow before their eyes, and in one day they lose a loved son. This poem is a conversation between a martyr and his mother:
A mother’s heart is broken when she does not see her son.

Monday, June 9, 2014

UN rights experts express outrage after recent executions and call for an end to death penalty in Iran

A group of United Nations human rights experts* expressed outrage at the execution of political prisoner Gholamreza Khosravi
on 1 June and urged the Government to put an end to executions once and for all.
The human rights expert stressed that “the death penalty is an extreme form of punishment and, if used at all, should only be imposed for the most serious crimes, after a fair trial that respects the most stringent due process guarantees as stipulated in international human rights law.”
“Mr. Khosravi’s execution shows the complete disregard of the Iranian judicial system for international fair trial standards and due process guarantees,” the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, added.
For the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, “the imposition of such an extreme sentence against a political activist is an alarming signal of the restrictions to freedom of expression in Iran.”
The experts further noted that the execution of Mr. Khosravi is not only contrary to international human rights law, but is also contrary to the new Islamic Penal Code, which came into force last year and prohibits the use of capital punishment for Moharebeh in cases that do not involve the use of weapons.
Said the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed. “This is not only contrary to international human rights standards but also Iran’s domestic law

Ahwazi citizens called to surrender themselves with false charges of “Altasann”

Ahwazi marshes deliberately drained by Iranian oil companies

Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front (ADPF) has knew from trustable recourses for the issuance of orders by Iranian intelligence service, to call several Ahwazi people accused of media activities against the Islamic Republic of Iran by promoting Wahhabism and insult the Islamic sanctities, as intelligence service claim.
All Ahwazi citizens has refused the charges against them and stated that Iranian intelligence service wants to put more stress to them and their families

Ahwazi marshes deliberately drained by Iranian oil companies

On second June 2014, in a meeting with the deputy governor of the
Ahwaz city,
Mohammad Reza Shamsaii the Executive Director of the Iranian Ministry of Water and Energy, Criticized that oil exploration operations that are currently underway on the Ahwazi marshes and especially in the "Horalazim" marshes caused to the drying of large parts of international marshes where this can contribute to the pollution of the environment and the destruction of the entire region as well as change of the ecosystem in the future of Ahwaz region