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Bosnian filmmakers protest jailing of Iranian directors

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 28, 2010

About 50 Bosnian filmmakers and actors gathered Monday in front of the Iranian embassy in Sarajevo to protest against prison sentences handed out to directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof.

“It is terrible that in the 21st century there are fascist systems that do not allow freedom of speech, of expression, of art,” said Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, the Berlin Festival’s 2006 Golden Bear winner for her movie Grbavica.

“I came to provide my support to my colleague Panahi who I have met in Berlin. I really feel bad because of what happened to him,” she told reporters.

Defying snow and freezing temperature, the protestors watched one of Panahi’s films on a huge screen erected opposite the Iranian embassy.

Last week the 50-year old Panahi was sentenced to six years in prison and banned from making films or leaving Iran for 20 years. Rasoulof was reportedly given the same sentence.

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Iran refuses Berlin festival invitation to Iranian filmmaker, Panahi

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on December 27, 2010

Iranian ministry of culture has told the Berlin Film Festival instead of Jafar Panahi, Iranian filmmaker recently sentenced to six years in prison, they can invite other Iranian filmmakers to serve in their jury panel.

The film and audiovisual department of the ministry of culture reported that Iranian embassy in Germany has forwarded a copy of Dieter Kosslick’s invitation to Iranian foreign ministry which has been duly forwarded to the ministry of culture.

The director of the Berlin Film Festival, Dieter Kosslick has invited Jafar Panahi to serve as a member of the festival’s jury in the 61st Berlin Film Festival.

The ministry has responded to the invitation saying that in view of the legal proceedings against Panahi, he will not be able to serve in their jury. They have however suggested a list of filmmakers with names such as Kiarostami, Jozani, Hatamikia and a number of other Iranian filmmakers which the festival can invite to their event in February.

Jafar Panahi was arrested in the post-election protests to the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He was released on bail in May and the court has recently sentenced him to six years in jail and 20 years ban from filmmaking and travel abroad.

The Berlin Festival has officially spoken out against Panahi’s sentence and expressed complete support for the persecuted filmmaker.

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U.S. Faces Diplomatic Crisis Following Massive WikiLeaks Release

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 29, 2010

The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has begun releasing a giant trove of confidential American diplomatic cables that is sending shockwaves through the global diplomatic establishment.

Watch the rest in YouTube.

Wikileaks Shows – Arabs Want Iran Bombed

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 29, 2010

This is a revelation and destroys many myths.

“Obama Gives His Blessing To Israel To Strike Iran” …

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on November 28, 2010

Interview with exiled Iranian woman mistaken for Neda Agha-Soltan

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 29, 2010

France24 Interview 25 October 2010

Iran, A torture state

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 22, 2010

Is Iran a ‘torture state’? How does Tehran treat political opponents? After the controversial presidential election last year, many opposition members fled the country. Most of them who entered Europe went to Germany. The Berlin Centre for Torture Victims is trying to help. from EuroNews

Iran’s brutal regime against basic Human Rights

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 13, 2010

Iran will prosecute five people who allegedly spied for foreign countries, the country’s semi-official FARS news agency reported today.

Tehran Attorney General Jafari Dolatabadi did not give a date for the trial but said the five would face court “soon.”

One alleged spy is a 28-year-old who used to work in the aviation and space industries and had “gathered some information,” Dolatabadi told FARS.

Another has a master’s degree and was “very familiar with Tehran’s important issues and had gathered some information for foreigners,” he said.

The third case involves a 33-year old who also had a master’s degree and had been in touch with “foreign agencies,” received large sums of money in dollars and cash, and had tried to take information out of the country, Dolatabadi said.

Another person, who is 42, “had connections with information agencies of an enemy country,” and the fifth had gathered “useful” information about Iran’s defense and financial sectors and given it to “enemies,” Dolatabadi told FARS.

Iran recently accused two detained Germans of having links to Iranian exile groups after they were arrested reportedly while trying to interview the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery.

Then German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government was seeking their release.

“We have a great interest in the two citizens being freed,” Merkel said during a visit to Bucharest, Romania. “The Foreign Ministry is doing everything within the range of our capabilities.”

Iran also has arrested a top reformist from a banned political party which backed opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi in last year’s presidential election, the ISNA news agency reported yesterday.

Ali Shakouri-rat, a leader of the Islamic Iran Participation Front, was “arrested yesterday (Tuesday) night for security reasons,” the news agency quoted Tehran prosecutor Jafari Dolatabadi as saying.

Shakouri-rat is known for his outspoken criticism of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government.

Iranian Islamic regime hangs at least one person or two every day. Iran’s regime labeled them as drug dealers or rapists and murders but who knows if they did something or not. Which place in the world people are dying every day and no one cares.

From the establishment of Islamic regime, they tried to stay in power and rule Iran’s people with taking hostages (Mostly foreigners) and intimating their governments not to take any harsh decisions about their policies toward Iran.  

They’ve played these dirty games to whole world for more than thirty years. I don’t know how many more people have to die or go to prisons until a country decides to confront the brutal regime once for all. I’m sure no true Iranians also will go and fight for the Islamic regime and those which they go also, I think it’s better if they die and go to Hell, other making Iranian people misery more and more. That’s a big mistake to compare today situation with Iran-Iraq war duration, totally dissimilar.

German Chancellor Looking to Secure Release of ‘Journalists’ in Iran

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on October 13, 2010

Islamic regime is holding two foreign nationals that they believe posed as journalists, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is working to secure their release. The Guardian is reporting the the two men were German journalists working for the weekly publication “”Bild am Sonntag””.

Magic Secrets of Money and Laws

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 9, 2010

The Illuminati the group of Super Rich that control the banks media and governments of the world are taking control …