Saturday, December 25, 2010

Revolutionary Court Sets Habibollah Latifi’s Execution Date for December 26th

We have only some hours to save a life. Please take a look at following links and take action. 

Urgent Action by Amnesty International 

Amnesty International: "Habibollah Latifi, a law student at Azad University in the south western Province of Ilam, western Iran, was transferred to solitary confinement on 16 January. His lawyer is not known to have been notified of a scheduled execution as is required by law, although in some cases executions have taken place without this notification being issued. His family has not been notified that he will be executed but fear that he is at imminent risk of execution."

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Subsidy cuts begin and I am worried

I asked a friend, what the movement is doing in the city where he is living at the moment. He told me, people are having so much economical problems that they have no time for the movement. Many people have 2 or 3 jobs. Many work with their own cars as a Taxi driver after their regular job is done.

Interesting for me was, that he didn't mention the sanctions at all, he just blamed the Iranian government for the economical problems.

This talk was long before subsidy cuts began. It may cause another form of unrest, an economical perturbation, which may be different to the peaceful protests by the Green Movement. And this is what makes me worry.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Ignored or Counterproductive Propaganda

What do you think when you watch a propaganda videos made by the Iranian state TV? I selected "Iran dislikes Facebook", because of the English subtitle:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Why does the U.S. Prohibit Iranians Google-Earth?

If you try to download or use Google Earth or some other google products such as Google Toolbar and Google Maps in Iran, you will see this error messages:
"Thanks for your interest, but the product that you're trying to download is not available in your country" and "You are accessing this page from a forbidden country"
No, this time it is not the Iranian government's filtering these sites - Iran has filtered Google Mail many times- . It is part of the U.S. sanctions, or better to say, it seems to be part of the sanctions.