Category: Iranian resistance

Iranian expats in New York rough up regime spokesman

This just in: Iranian expats and some American supporters make a New York visit uncomfortable for the spokesman for the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, hounding him in the streets, pushing him, roughing him up. A videographer happened to be strategically placed to record the entire incident, which occurred on September 26, 2012. Ramin Mehmanparast, a spokesman for the Iranian...

Fear of satellite TV shows Iranian regime knows it’s fragile

Viewers of satellite TV in Iran will now be prosecuted, according to a top state security official. That’s bad news for the short term, but good news for the long term, because it means that the Islamic Republic knows that it is dying. For months, state security agents have been destroying private satellite dishes visibly located on the rooftops of...

Haleh’s murder prompts USA and Britian to demand answers from Iran

The murder of human rights activist Haleh Sahabi (pictured) at the funeral of her dissident father on June 1 – and the regime’s coverup of the crime – has promoted the United States and British governments to demand answers from the Islamic Republic. “Both Haleh and her father suffered in life for their political activism including imprisonment,” deputy US State...

Amnesty International seeks ‘urgent action’ on Shiva and Fakhravar

Amnesty International has taken up the cause of two Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS) members abducted by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Shiva Kamalipour Azad and Arash Fakhravar were abducted separately on April 26 and April 29, 2011. The London-based group is urging people to contact Iran’s Supreme Leader and other figures directly, and is seeking international diplomatic action. Amnesty...

New details of Shiva’s arrest, beating and imprisonment

IranChannel has received news about the fate of Shiva Kamalipour Azad, the 29 year-old student journalist who disappeared at the hands of Iranian security agents on April 27. Family members confirm that Shiva is being held in solitary confinement in the notorious Section 209, the political prisoner detention center, of Evin Prison. Here is a summary of the abduction, as...

Update on abduction of Arash Fakhravar in Paris; French authorities were alerted by FBI

More details have emerged in Europe about the April 29 abduction in Paris of Arash Fakhravar. Blogger Mehrtash, who is close to the Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS), brings us the following details that IranChannel did not originally report. We have checked with Mehrtash and report the following news from his blog: After kidnapping Arash on a Paris street, Islamic...

Serbian student leader draws parallels between Iran’s protests and movement that ousted Milosevic

A leader of the opposition movement that overthrew the Serbian regime of Slobodan Milosevic has been a friend of the Iranian freedom cause and sees many parallels between the two struggles for freedom. [From IranChannel.org] Ivan Marovic (pictured) is a leader of the Otpor nonviolent resistance movement, and has been a champion of using nonviolence against dictatorships. He traveled to...

Iranian ‘intelligence operation’ targeted dissidents’ secure communication

The Iranian intelligence service has hacked into sensitive computer security systems and reportedly stolen electronic identification certificates for Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Skype and Mozilla (Firefox). The purpose was to break into the opposition’s encrypted communications. To minimize the regime’s ability to steal your information and contacts, it’s time to update your browsers and change your passwords. According to the technology...

Citizen videos show widespread defiance across Iran

Videos shot by ordinary citizens celebrating the Persian New Year season show widespread defiance of the regime across Iran. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei decreed that there be no public observations of the pre-Islamic traditions, which include lighting and jumping over bonfires to mark the arrival of spring and the triumph of good over evil. IranChannel.org has the story. (Photo: An...

Iran’s internal resistance is very much alive

After more a year of low visibility, Iran’s internal resistance movement showed itself in cities across the country today. Iranians of all ages took inspiration from the people’s revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt despite being attacked with paramilitaries on motorcycles, tear gas and electric prods. The size of the demonstrations appeared to take Islamic Republic authorities off guard, in what...