Iran Update
Volume: 1 - Issue:  7823 August 2010
Iran Update
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We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI).    
For my uncle sentenced to death: a letter dedicated to Javad Lari
Persian2English
23 August 2010

Political prisoner Javid Lari is[sentenced to death and] charged with Moharebeh (waging war against God) and Mofsed Fel-arz (spreading corruption on Earth). His sentence was issued by branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court. The first accusation against him was "acting against national security", which Judge Salavati later changed to Moharebeh. He was consequently sentenced to "execution without the possibility of amnesty". Below is a letter dedicated to Javad Lari written by his niece Gohar. 
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Senator McCain expresses deep concern about fate of political prisoners in Iran
NCRI
23 August 2010

US Senator John McCain released a statement on Friday voicing his deep concerns about the allegations against political prisoners in Iran, including 'moharebeh' or enmity towards God which carries the death penalty according to the regime's inhumane laws. According to BNO News on Friday, Senator McCain said the Iranian regime's actions are in contravention of its international obligations, according to which Tehran must respect international human rights conventions and the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
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Iranian regime official calls for a 1988-like massacre to suppress protests
NCRI
22 August 2010
On the 23 anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, a regime official close to the mullahs' Supreme Leader has called for a similar massacre to "neutralize the sedition," in reference to the Iranian people's nationwide protests. In 1988, the Iranian regime committed a massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in what rights organizations have described as a crime against humanity. An overwhelming majority of the victims were sympathizers of the main opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
According to the state-run Raja News on Saturday, mullah Hamid Rohani, a former member of the office of the regime's founder, Khomeini, said, "The Imam's [Khomeini] approach in 1988 with regards to the PMOI must be repeated in order to uproot the current sedition."
Rohani added, "[Khomeini] said those [prisoners] who insist on their political stance deserve to die and must be tried and punished. Those hangings [in 1988] blinded the sedition at the time and uprooted it. I think in terms of the current sedition, if a firm and revolutionary stance like the one in 1988 is not adopted, then this problem will persist," referring to the post-June 2009 anti-regime protests.
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Odierno: Iran funding extremists in Iraq
VOANews
22 August 2010

The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq says Iran is fueling instability in neighboring Iraq by funding and training Shi'ite extremist groups in the country.
General Ray Odierno told CNN on Sunday that Iran does not want Iraq to become a strong democratic country. He said Iran would rather see Iraq become a "weak governmental institution."
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'Terrorists plan attacks in Kuwait, Saudi if Iran hit'
Arab News
21 August 2010
KUWAIT CITY, Aug 21: Bahrain's security service has reportedly notified its counterparts in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Gulf states about some armed terrorist groups' plans to launch sabotage operations in these countries in case Iran is attacked due to its nuclear file, reports Al-Qabas daily.
Informed sources said the Bahraini intelligence report was prepared on the basis of confessions of a terrorist network of some 250 people arrested in Bahrain a few days ago and they reportedly admitted to belonging to a military body of a state in the region and that there is coordination between them and the sleeping cells in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Sources said security authorities in Kuwait took this information seriously and are taking necessary security measures and precautions.
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In This Issue
For my uncle sentenced to death
Senator McCain expresses deep concern about fate of political prisoners in Iran
Iranian regime official calls for a 1988-like massacre
Odierno: Iran funding extremists in Iraq
'Terrorists plan attacks in Kuwait, Saudi if Iran hit'
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