The factional struggle behind the Islamic presidential election show
in Iran is having a devastating impact on human rights.
The Islamic dominated institutions like Council of Guardians in Iran
have used arbitrary detention, unfair trial, political violence, and
restrictions on basic freedoms in order to prevent the so called "reform"
The border guards on both sides of the Pakistan-Iran border are allegedly
ignoring the movement of people across the border after receiving
bribe. The Frontier Corps or other anti-smuggling agencies, but only
when the victims are unable to oblige with illegal gratification seize
a large number of vehicles.
They make demands from the regular visitors crossing the international
frontiers without lawful travel documents. If they fail to fulfill
these demands, their vehicles and other goods are seized. The goods
of daily use are much cheaper on the Iranian side.
Both the countries issue entry and exit passes to their citizens residing
in the border regions for visits to their relatives on the other side
of the border. This facility is available for the residents of Kharan,
Chaghai, Panjgur, Turbat and Gwadar, the five border districts of
A Canadian judge rejects an extradition request for two men wanted
in the United States on charges of trying to buy U.S.-made missile
parts and ship them to Iran.
Justice Selwyn Romilly of the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled
Thursday the United States had failed to provide proof the men intended
to buy the missile defense system parts in the United States and send
them to Iran, in violation of a U.S. embargo.
One of the men arrested, Reza Akrami, was a former doctor in the Iranian
army who acknowledged being a purchasing agent for Iran. He conceded
he had discussed buying used jets and military parts but said he never
intended to go through with the deal. His associate Mohsen Lessan,
a local real estate agent in Vancouver, told investigators he and
Akrami traveled to San Francisco and were entertained aboard the yacht
of a man they believed was a wealthy merchant. The supposed yacht
owner was an undercover U.S. agent.
Arab foreign ministers meeting in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah
have urged Iran to accept arbitration in its dispute with the United
Arab Emirates over three strategic Iranian islands. The ministers
of the "Gulf" Co-operation Council invited Iran to submit
the conflict to the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
The dispute is over the Iranian islands of Abu Mussa, the Greater
and Lesser Tunbs, which command access to the Strait of Hormuz, at
the entrance to the Gulf.
Rice-growing belt of northern Iran, the Caspian province of Gilan
is in drought.
Ahmad Behbahani, a defector who claims to be the former czar of Islamic
regime's state-sponsored terrorism admits that Iran, not Libya, had
planned and directed the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie,
Scotland, killing 270 people.
Henry Precht urges U.S Congress not to extend economic sanctions against
the Islamic terrorist regime in Iran.