Iran: A Young Prisoner and a shocking illegal death sentence

Editor 20 April 2018

by Staff writer, SF
On Wednesday, April 18, Kamran Hamzeh, Iranian regime’s prosecutor in the city of Hamadan announced the execution of Behnam Varmazyar in the city's main prison.
The state-run ISNA news agency quoting him wrote: “After resolving legal issues of the case, the death sentence was carried out.”

Iran Regime is spinning out of control

Armin Baldwin 20 April 2018

by Armin Baldwin
On March 21, the first day of the Iranian year, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave a speech praising “freedom of expression” under the Regime, but notably left out the fact that thousands of activists are currently imprisoned for peaceful protest against the Regime.
It is more clear than ever that the just Islamic Republic that was envisaged by the protesters during the 1979 revolution has not come to pass. Not only are the people just as suppressed, the country is now on the brink of bankruptcy.

Closure on Iran’s Kurdistan Border has Bazaars Empty, Merchants On Strike

Editor 19 April 2018

by Staff writer, SF

When Iran closed the border with Iraqi Kurdistan last year, trade among Kurds from the neighboring countries was effectively blocked. Now, merchants in the majority Kurdish regions of western Iran are on strike to highlight the financial losses they’ve suffered In cities such as Baneh, Javanrood, Marivan, and Saqqez no goods were available for sale in the bazaars. Instead, on April 17th, merchants placed empty table cloths on the ground to symbolize their starvation as a result of the border closing.

France to try to persuade US to remain in flawed Iran deal

Azita Carlson 19 April 2018

by Azita Carlson

French President Emmanuel Macron is heading to the US next week in order to attempt to persuade Donald Trump to remain in the Iran nuclear deal, otherwise known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Macron’s aides have said that he isn’t confident about convincing Trump, but that France, as well as the UK and Germany, will try to guarantee Trump that the deal can work. This might include a side deal to set out the European nations’ additional commitments.

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