European Union’s 27 leaders urged not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection

first_imgNews Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 15 June:- Mohamad Atryanfar, the publisher of several newspapers including Hamshary, Shargh and Shahrvand Emrouz, who has reportedly been taken to the security wing of Evin prison. – Saeed Hajjarian, the former editor of the newspaper Sobh-e-Emrouz, who was arrested at his Tehran home on the night of 15 June despite being badly handicapped.- Mojtaba Pormohssen, who edits the newspaper Gylan Emroz and contributes to several other pro-reform newspapers and radio Zamaneh. He was arrested in the northern city of Rashat. June 9, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is extremely worried about the state of free expression in Iran, one week after the announcement of the results of its presidential election. There is a danger that today’s endorsement of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection victory by the Revolution’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, could aggravate the situation. The press freedom organisation therefore wrote today to the leaders of the European Union’s 27 member countries reiterating its call not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection. to go further Follow the news on Iran News Iran has signed and ratified the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which says that “no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest or detention” (article 9), “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression” (article 19) and “the right of peaceful assembly shall be recognized” (article 21). Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists June 19, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Union’s 27 leaders urged not to recognise Ahmadinejad’s reelection Reporters Without Borders has been told that journalists and activists held in Tehran’s Evin prison are being put under a lot of pressure to make filmed “confessions” acknowledging their “participation in a velvet revolution.” The press freedom organisation has also received many allegations of torture. Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election “The European Union and its member countries must not falter in their defence of freedom of expression,” the letter continued. “No government would have recognised the results of such a sham if it had taken place anywhere in Europe. Must the normal standards be abandoned because it is Iran? That would be a stab in the back for all the Iranian citizens who believed their ballot could change their destiny.” Help by sharing this information center_img News Receive email alerts 16 June: – Mohammad Ali Abtahi, also known as the “Blogging Mullah,” who was arrested at his Tehran home. His blog: – Hamideh Mahhozi, arrested in the southern city of Bushehr.- Amanolah Shojai, who is also a blogger. Arrested in Bushehr.- Hossin Shkohi, who works for the weekly Paygam Jonob. Arrested in Bushehr.- Mashalah Hidarzadeh, arrested in Bushehr. At least 18 journalists have been arrested since 12 June. We are without news of many others. With luck, some are holed up somewhere, waiting for better days. The rest may well be in jail, with the journalists who have already been there for some time. Iran was already the Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists before the presidential election. Now, with at least 30 journalists detained, it has become the world’s second biggest prison for the media, ahead of Cuba and just behind China. “If President Ahmadinejad does not agree to respect press freedom, he must be made to see reason,” the letter said. “A clear and unequivocal rejection of the election results by European leaders could force Ahmadinejad to yield. The nuclear stakes in Iran must not serve as a pretext for saying nothing. This is not the time for timid or cautious statements.” 17 June:- Saide Lylaz, a business reporter for the newspaper Sarmayeh, who had been very critical of Ahmadinejad’s policies. He was arrested at his Tehran home.- Rohollah Shassavar, a journalist based in the city of Mashad.Photos taken by Iranian journalists sent to Reporters Without Borders are accessible on this Website : June 11, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Following today’s address by the Supreme Leader, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights reminded the Iranian authorities of their obligations under international law. Eighteen journalists have been arrested in the week since the presidential election results : News IranMiddle East – North Africa Organisation 14 June:- Somayeh Tohidloo, who also keeps a blog ( – Ahmad Zeydabadi- Kivan Samimi Behbani- Abdolreza Tajik- Mahssa Amrabad- Behzad Basho, a cartoonist – Khalil Mir Asharafi, a TV producer- Karim Arghandeh, a blogger ( and reporter for pro-reform newspapers Salam, Vaghieh and Afaghieh, who was arrested at his Tehran home. March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Garda crime update

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGarda crime updateBy admin – October 16, 2012 654 Email Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Facebook Armed robbery attempt at barbersAN attempted armed robbery at a barber shop in Corbally last Thursday morning is under investigation by gardaí at Mary Street in Limerick.The incident took place at 10.50am when a man armed with what appeared to be a handgun entered the barber shop  on the Corbally Road and demanded money but left empty-handed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The culprit was described as being about 5’ 7” in height, of stocky build with a Limerick accent. He was wearing a dark green hoody, jeans, white runners and was also wearing green gloves. He  escaped in a silver Volvo S40 which was later recovered at Blackwater in Ardnacrusha. Gardaí at Mary Street are investigating and anyone who was in the vicinity of Corbally Road between 10.30am and 11.15am last Thursday morning or who has any information about the movements of the silver Volvo S40 which had a 00-MH registration should contact them.Robbery from shop safeArdnacrusha Gardai are investigating a theft at a shop near Barry’s Cross on Sunday October 7 when a man with a motor cycle helmet entered through a rear door and took a large sum of cash from a safe in an upstairs office. He walked across the road to a waiting motor cycle which was being driven by an accomplice.The culprit was described as being between 5’ 8” and 5’10” in height, medium build with a black coat, a woolly hat and blue jeans. It is believed that the motorcycle then drove in the direction of Limerick city. Previous articlePatient care at AuraliaNext articleFireworks warning admin Printlast_img read more