Iranian authorities have blocked access to Google’s search engines and Gmail services inside Iran. The move was described as the first steps by the Islamic republic to establish a walled-off national intranet sequestered from the worldwide Internet.
From the early hours of 24th September, Internet users were blocked from accessing Google search engine. “Due to the repeated demands of the people, Google and Gmail will be blocked nationwide. They will remain blocked until further notice,” Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, the head of the state-run body in charge of online censorship and computer crime ( Commission to Determine Instances of Criminal Content) said 5 hours before the filtering began. Internet users from inside the country report that while they are not being diverted to the standard “filtered” message given for blocked sites, they are unable to access Google services. read more
Justice For Iran--Although a month has passed since the start of the suppression of dissent in different cities of Khuzistan, so far no security or judicial official has offered any responses regarding the details surrounding the death of two detainees and the conditions of others currently imprisoned. So far, over 60 citizens of Shush, Ahvaz, and other southern cities have been arrested while participating in protests or at their respective homes or place of employment. Death of two of the individuals, Mohammad Kaabi (detained at Shush) and Naser Albushokeh (detained in Ahvaz), have been reported to their families by the officials at the Office of Intelligence.
Justice For Iran—On the eve of March 8, 2012, an expert panel will meet at the European Parliament to discuss the effects of the human rights related targeted sanctions against Iran and the challenges of the sanctions’ implementation and effectiveness.
Name and Surname: Tuba Kamangar
Date and Place of Birth: Kurdistan
Date of Arrest: June 1981
Accusation: Collaboration with Komala
Date of Release: August 1982
Justice For Iran invites all those who themselves or their loved ones were victims of severe and widespread violations of human rights by the Islamic Republic of Iran to, by documenting their evidences and information, help in completing our data bank on human rights violators. In our data bank, every actor or agent of human rights violation will have an open case file prepared based on reliable documents and evidences and in accordance with the international law. Information on how to participate in this call to action can be found further below.
Justice For Iran demanded UK Home Office to publicize the names of Iranian officials who were recently add into the UK travel ban list because of their role and responsibility in gross human rights violations.
Below is the complete text of the letter:
William Hague, the foreign secretary, said Iran needed to change its behaviour before it would be treated as a ‘normal member of the international community’. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty ImagesBritain, the US and Canada have approved a new round of travel restrictions targeting the Iranian regime, including members of the judiciary and prison officials.
Syria has denied that Iran has been helping to crush unrest, despite claims by western governments and Syrian opposition groups, so the measures against regime figures in Tehran and Damascus, announced in Brussels on Friday, sent a strong message to both countries.