Voice of America: Sheik ALi Tehrani sentenced to 20 years imprisonment
24 Hour Radio Los Angelos: Interviu with Pouya AmirShahi
Reliable sources:Strike in Iran
December 14, 1995: IRNA: Ayatollah Jannati on election
December 12, 1995: IRNA: Rafsanajni appoints a special inspection office
December 13, 1996: IRNA: Nategh Nouri called on ALL Fractions to participate in the upcoming elections.
December 14,1995: IRNA:Dr. Attaollah Mohajerani
Tuesday, an Iranian court sentenced Shiekh Ali Tehrani, the brother-in-law of Iran¹s Supreme Leader to 20 years imprisonment in exile for collabrating with Iraq during the Iran-Iraq War.
Pouya AmirShahi son of ShahrAshoob AmirShahi in Paris [An Iranian] who is a 23 year old student and the President of Student Union of France was interviewed by the Radio last night. He has led the recent strikes by the Students. He has copnducted several debates with the minister of Nationjal Education of France and is studying for his Master's degree in Education Policy.
He is indeed a well known personality in France and has become a source of pride for Iranians.
160 people striked in Iran's PTT in recent weeks. Several are apparaently arrested.
Fallahian's arrest warrent might be issueed soon by Germany's prosecutor's office according to Nimrooz.
He also said that those who are not qualified [based on IRI laws] should not nominate themselves. This might be a concession to the Karoubi and Khoeeniha's clergy group [majma rohaniat Mobarez]. The later has announced that it will not announced any candidates in teh upcoming elections. their candidates were screened by the Guardian Council in the previous elections.
Ayatolah Jannati is the head of the Guardian Council.
December 12, 1995 IRNA: Rafsanajni appoints a special inspection office to supervise the fifth election closely and report back to him directly. This is orthogonal to Guardian Council's and the misnistery of interior's roles. Mohandess Mehdi Hashemi is the head of this office.
He asked all who can be candidates come forward and participate in the elctions and support the system.
Ayatollah Yazi: There is Freedom of Political thoguht in Iran. Noone is in prison for their political beliefs.
The head of economic commission of the parilament: Morteza Nabavi: Participation of all fractions is in the national interest.
Mehdi Karoubi: Formation of Strong Political Parties will stir healthy compeition. They will function as a supervisory body in the system nd dissuade "Takhalofat". He reiterated the Majmae Rohanioune Mobarez's position in the upcoming elections. They will not have cnadidates but will persuade people to vote.
In July, Karoubi, opened upt he discussion on Velayate Faghih in Salam. His group believes in collective leadership as opposed to Khamenei's abosolute power. This was reported in Iran Times, December 8 issue.
December 14,1995: IRNA: Dr. Attaollah Mohajerani [Vice President]: Time is ripe for formation oif political parties. He also said that hje does not see any trend towards isolating the Rohaniat in Iran.
Dariush Forouhar returned to Iran and was escorted to his house by some of his Young Party members. This was reported on 1374/9/20 by the Hezbe Mellate Iran News Service.
Ghasseme Sha’leh Sa’di a Mjlis representative from Shiraz said in an interview with Tehran News: "We believe in integration of mottoes and Shoour so that the administration of the country is transformed into an efficient system."
Culture and higher education minister commented in a Q&A session in Ilam university that in the future elections "University must not become a springboard [tribune] for various groups." [...]
Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati claimed that there are individual and social freedoms in Iran. [...] This was said in a meeting with a UN Human Rights representative.
Ali mohammad Besharati, the interior ministry said in a meeting with the governor of Tehran that " It is our legal and religious duty to hold a fair and healthy elections".
Shiekh Ali Tehrani was tried behind closed doors and was sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment.
Assadollah BadamChian, member of the Political Parties Commission in Majlis, attacked the Jebhe Melli Iran’s history in an interview with Ebrar .
Ayatoolah Mahdavi Kani, "Man Ba Tahazobe Rohaniat Mokhalefem, Chon Rohani pedare Mardom Ast."
Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi calimed [in Namaze Jom’e] that "there is no prisoner of conscience [fekr va Aghideh] in Iran".
Pavaneh Forouhar in an interview with a Radio in Sweden commented on the technocrats in IRI, "A technocrat who fits in the mopolistic framework of IRI is another dictatorial tool."
Ayatollah Jannati, " Candidates who were rejected in the prior elections can stand again and might be accepted this time by the Guardian Council".
The 24 Hour Radio in LA reported last night that Ayatollah Azari Ghomi has issued a statement in Iran where he sees himself fit as being Valieh Faghih. According to the Radio, the statement is against Rafsanjani and particularly Khamenei. Azari Ghomi has been the flag bearer and "spokesperson" of the Conservatives [Resalaties].
EXTERNAL AI Index: MDE 13/36/95 19 December 1995
Further information on UA 221/95 (MDE 13/15/95, 15 September 1995) and follow-up (MDE 13/16/95, 28 September)
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Announcement by Hezbe Mellat Iran issued on December 9,1995 brings some quotes from an interview of Daryoosh Forouhar with the 24 Hour Radio in the USA.
Forouhar reiterate his Party's position on separation of State and Religion [he says it is a national mandate], boycotting of the Election and denouncing it. He assess the Basiji [3.5 million people] manouvers as regime's attempt to maintain her shakey foundations.
Fadayeen (Aksariat) issued a statement on December 16, 1995 regarding the Regime's [the Information ministry's] preparatory work to "blitz" theb Fadayeen (Aksariat) immenently. The statement alleges that the regime's Secret Service agents have sent messages the Fadayeen leaders as to their "change of policy" towards the Fadayeen (Aksariat). The Inofrmation ministry agents have basically said that theyu wil deal with the Fadayeen (Aksariat) differntly from now on. The Fadayeen statement lists the following incidents:
In this statement Fadayeen deny all charges leveled against them by IRI agents. They claim that the IRI information ministry is the prime suspect in "Terrorism" since the minister is a suspect in the Kurdish leader's assassination in Germnay.[The german prosecutor is about to bring charges against Fallahian].
In this statement Fadayeen call on all Azadikhahan to be proactive in denouncing regime's conspriacies and prevent new horrible crimes to happen.
Forouhar's interview with Radio B.B.C. [November 30, 1995]
The fax received by CDDI from the Hezbe Melalte Iran has excerpts from this interview focusing on the current debate in Iran on formation of political parties and Rafsanjani's intention on this matter. He says the following [not verbatum translation]:
KAR December 20. 1995: Number 123
The German Prosecutor started investigation on Ali Fallahian, the originator of the Berlin terrors. · According to Focus, the German weekly, Fallahian’s arrest warrant will soon issued. · Dr. Payman in an interview with Pzhvak Radio in Sweden: Formation of a freedom Front is the highest priority task.
· Moussavi Lari, member of the Jame’he Rohaniat Mobarez: The Guardian Council, the Mosque Aemeh and the IRI Radio/TV pushed "us" aside. A small percentage of the people voted in the Fourth Majlis elections. · Reza Pahlavi: There is no way left but to topple IRI. · Houshang Ansari to IRI leaders: "remove the pressure on people so that the need for D’Amato’s bill goes away."· According to Lebonan’s Alsharee’t Daily Rafsanjani’s family follows Ayatollah Montazeri. · Spokesperson for the Film Society of Iran: Iran’s Cinema is on the verge of shutdowns.
A sewage truck almost killed Rushdie in Australia. · Newsman ask regime for immunity according to the daily Hamshahri. · Shimon Perez: USA and Israel strengthen their strategic cooperation against IRI. ·
Ghahssem Shole Sadi forms a new political party called People’s Party of Iran with 100 Founding members. ·
Bill Clinton: "We do not have any problem with the Iranian People. But we are against the behavior of the Iranian government."