Saturday, December 20, 2008


December 18, 2008
Collapsing Oil Prices Hitting Iran Hard
December 14 -- A U.S.-based scholar tells Radio Farda that sliding oil prices threaten to destabilize the regime. [Listen to the interview in Persian] [Read about the impact of massive job lossess in Iran in English]

Presidential Politics and a National Unity Government
December 15 -- As the Iranian presidential election nears, authorities are calling for the establishment of a national unity government consisting of Iran's two main factions. In Radio Farda's weekly roundtable, "Viewpoints", journalists and scholars in Tehran, London and Paris discuss this plan. [Read more in Persian]

Iranian Blogosphere a Place for Protest
December 11 -- Although Tehran is cracking down on bloggers and restricting Internet access, one Iranian blogger tells Radio Farda that the government is failing in its efforts to police the virtual space: "The Internet is actually a place for protest in today's Iran," he says. [Listen to the interview in Persian or read the story in English]

Systematic Censorship Continues in Iran
December 13 -- Iranian Poet Hafez Mousavi says the Culture Ministry's general policy over the last two years has been to deny permission for the publication of books. He says censors systematically delay or prevent publications "for no good reason." [Read more in Persian]

Does Amputation as Punishment Prevent Crime?

December 17 -- As authorities in Kermanshah recently carried out a hand-amputation sentence, Radio Farda asked Abdolkarim Lahiji of the International Federation of Human Rights about this medieval form of punishment. Lahji noted that, despite the amputations carried out in Iran over the past 30 years, the crime rate has substantially increased. [Read more in Persian]

Women's, Students' Movements Share Goals

December 14 -- Radio Farda's weekly program on women's issues, "The Other Voice," looks at the similarities between the movement for women's rights and the students' movement. [Listen to the program in Persian]

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Bar link/tamaass zeer click koneed ta payam farzand aan Ayatollah ke Shah Iran dasteh oo ra mibusseed va dar haleh haazer dar zendan mullaha bastari ast bekhooneed.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008



The mullahs and the paramilitary Revolutionary Guards have distrusted the formal armed forces for some time and over the last six months or so have literally disarmed them.

There are many who served under the Shah still among them so the Mullahs, with the rising fervor for a return of the young Shah Reza Pahlavi II (partly the drowning nation clutching at straws) in a splintered Mullah country fighting each other and increasingly killing more and more citizens in mass hangings, have side lined them.

BTW, in case you have not heard, UNOFFICIAL executions in the dozens a week sometimes per day are brutal compared to the string 'em up on cranes hangings. Those slated to die - no court orders necessary for the prisoners of the 100 or more unofficial prisons scattered around islamic iran - are driven out into the desert and then have bullets sadistically shot at them as they writhe on the ground ,

Their executioners first shoot their feet and ankles to cause pain but not to kill. then work their way up the legs, arms, shoulders, ensuring no vital spot gets hit. Death not by a thousand cuts but a hundred well aimed bullets.

During the Monarchy, not even the notorious SAVAK came anywhere close to anything this sadistic. Yes, they would tear out clumps of women's pubic hair to humiliate and cause pain - but the women were trained terrorists. intent on murder and property destruction NOT innocents set up by various Mullah unnamed "security" groups on trumped up charges.

SAVAK did not gang rape them either as is the norm for any woman taken into custody in the Mullah regime.

Multiple rape is the standard procedure to give jailers pleasure and scare the populace in an attempt to suppress any resistance to draconian islamic rules imposed on Iranians. The raped women may have been stopped for a traffic violation.

The video below provides a glimpse into what was there before the bloosy Mullahs. Armed forces to protect the country ot to suppress it.