Iran, once the land of nightingales and rose gardens, now the land of violence and darkness!
In other parts of our worlds 3 women won the Noble Peace Prize for their efforts to bring peace to their countries. In Iran despite having a woman Noble winner and the efforts of many to stop violence against citizens, the authorities use violence as a routine method to silence every voice of decent.
Hers is a compressed report of the recent months in Iran:
1- A number of documentary producers were detained after a documentary about Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei was aired at the BBC Persian.
2- A group of underground musicians were detained.
3- Mohammed Heidari,a journalist was detained.
4- Faranak Farid, women’s rights activist has remained in detention without charge.
5- In the city of Meshad, 18 Behais were sentenced to 120 years in total.
6- A student by the name of Kokabi travelled to Iran from the US to visit his family. He was detained and has remained in detention.
7- A middle aged political person, Javad Lari has been accused of visiting Camp Ashraf in Iraq (the Mojahedin Khalq Camp) and was given a death sentence.
8- In the city of Rasht 8 peaople were hanged.
9- In the city of Kerma 3 people were hanged.
10- In Khomeini Shahr, where a number of men attacked some women at a private party and raped them. Four of the accused have been sentenced to death.
11- The juvenile who murdered “Iran’s strongest man” in a street fight was hastily hanged in the public in front of thousands of spectators.
While in other parts of the world, all efforts is channelled towards peace, democracy and co-existence, in Iran violence has plagued the society.
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