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There are 9 messages totalling 496 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Mortaza Rafiq doost in Sweden (4)
2. FW: AWI -- in support of London rally!
3. fwd: Parisa in Concert
4. DNI
5. Report from AI for Algeria
6. <No subject given>

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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 18:02:48 +1000
From: Mehdi Ardalan <mardalan@LAUREL.OCS.MQ.EDU.AU>
Subject: Re: Mortaza Rafiq doost in Sweden

Dear Mr. Abdi

Who disclosed this story and where did it appear?

Cheers
Mehdi

On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Asghar Abdi wrote:

> There are news that Mortaza Rafiq doost spent his prison holidays in Sweden
> before Lajvardi's removal. The news was disclosed by Khatami's faction and
> Yazdi had to give in. The removal of Ayatullah Yazdi was dependent for this
> news.
> Independent sources have not confirmed the news yet.
> Asghar
>

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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 09:39:36 +0100
From: Asghar Abdi <asghar@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: Re: Mortaza Rafiq doost in Sweden

I have got the news via a reliable politician who in turn has got the news
thrugh a reporter inside Iran.
The story is:
Khamneyi sent a delegation to the prison. They did not find Rafiq doot in
his prison. They insisted about his whereabout. He was in Sweden. They
complained to Ayatullah Yazdi. Ayatullah Yazdi had to remove Lajvardi to
save his face.
Rafiq doost is a close friend of Lajvardi.
Two faction made a deal and kept the news secret. One reporter contacted a
political activist abroad and disclosed the news. The news is in the stage
of verification.

Asghar

From: Mehdi Ardalan <mardalan@LAUREL.OCS.MQ.EDU.AU>
To: DNI-NEWS@D-N-I.ORG
Subject: Re: Mortaza Rafiq doost in Sweden
Date: Wed, Apr 1, 1998, 9:02 am


Dear Mr. Abdi

Who disclosed this story and where did it appear?

Cheers
Mehdi

On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Asghar Abdi wrote:

> There are news that Mortaza Rafiq doost spent his prison holidays in
Sweden
> before Lajvardi's removal. The news was disclosed by Khatami's faction
and
> Yazdi had to give in. The removal of Ayatullah Yazdi was dependent for
this
> news.
> Independent sources have not confirmed the news yet.
> Asghar
>

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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 11:25:48 +0200
From: Jamshid Naghizadeh <janakgf1@CALVADOS.ZRZ.TU-BERLIN.DE>
Subject: Re: Mortaza Rafiq doost in Sweden

Asghar Abdi wrote:
>
> I have got the news via a reliable politician who in turn has got the news
> thrugh a reporter inside Iran.
> The story is:
> Khamneyi sent a delegation to the prison. They did not find Rafiq doot in
> his prison. They insisted about his whereabout. He was in Sweden. They
> complained to Ayatullah Yazdi. Ayatullah Yazdi had to remove Lajvardi to
> save his face.
> Rafiq doost is a close friend of Lajvardi.
> Two faction made a deal and kept the news secret. One reporter contacted a
> political activist abroad and disclosed the news. The news is in the stage
> of verification.
>
> Asghar
>

I heard this about three months ago that Khatami visited EVIN
prison unannounced sometime ago and asked to see Morteza
Rafigdoost. He was told that he is working for Prison purchasing
department and is gone with other officails to purchase food for
the Prison. Khatami then said that he will return tomorrow.
However, he returned that same afternoon and Rafigdoost was still
absent.

I believe this story was relayed to Khamnei. It is unlikely that
Khamnei himself would have taken action of this sort.

--jamshid

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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 12:18:52 +0100
From: Asghar Abdi <asghar@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: FW: AWI -- in support of London rally!

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From: Algeria Watch International <awi@afn.org>
To: Algeria-net <algeria-net@listproc.bgsu.edu>
Subject: AWI -- in support of London rally!
Date: Tue, Mar 31, 1998, 7:51 pm


Algeria Watch International
P.O.Box 27423
West Allis, WI. 53227, USA
Tel: (610) 635 - 0810
email: awi@afn.org
URL: http://members.tripod.com/~AlgeriaWatch

Statement: AWI9803008

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 31, 1998

Algeria Watch International wishes to lend its full support
behind the April 1st public rally on Algeria organized by
Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, The Medical Foundation
for the Care of Victims of Torture, The United Nations Association,
and the British Refugee Council. We join their voices in calling
for immediate international action to be bring the suffering of the
Algerian people to an end.


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You may repost this statement anywhere, as long as the header, the
main text of the statement, and this footer are not altered in any way.
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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International with the collaboration of :
-Human Rights Watch.
-Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.
-United Nations Association.
-British Refugee Council.

Organise a:
PUBLIC RALLY

April 1st 1998

Grand Committee Room
House of Commons
London, SW1 0AA
at: 7pm

Will be addressing the Rally:
SALIMA GHEZALI
Editor of ?La Nation? newspaper(banned by the
Algerian Government)

MUSTAPHA BOUCHECHI
Algerian Human Rights Lawyer
KARIMA HAMMACHE
Rally for Youth Action(RAJ)
GEORGE JOFFE
Royal Institute of International Affairs
JOE STARK
Advocacy Director-Middle East Human Rights Watch
MARK LATIMER
Amnesty International UK
DR ZAKI BADAWI
Director, Muslim College
NICK HARWICK
Chief Executive of British Refugee Council
GLENYS KINNOCK(subject to confirmation)
MEP
We urge you to show your support for the Algerian people. Attend the
Rally and add your voice to the call for international action to end the
suffering
of the Algerianpeople. If you require further information please do not
hesitate
to contact :
Mr ASAD REHMAN on: + 44 171 417 6375
or email on : arehman@amnesty.org.uk


ALL WELCOME

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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 19:25:37 +0200
From: Farhad Abdolian <farhad.abdolian@RSA.ERICSSON.SE>
Subject: fwd: Parisa in Concert

Az seday-e sookhan-e eshgh nadidam khooshtar
Yadegari ke dar ein goonbad-e davar bemand

Many of us might not remember or know who Parisa is... or we might remember
the Shiraz Art Festival (Jashn-e Hoonar Shiraz) where she introduced many of
us with her powerful and passionate voice--while the young 24-year-old
Alizadeh played tAr.

I always longed to hear her voice again. In fact, when my mother was coming
here, I begged her to bring a copy of the old songs of Parisa. (That's right
I have some really great songs!)

Now, after many years, we can hear Parisa's singing of wisdom, love,
passion, longing and dreams...in a voice that we'll always remember...

Parisa will be accompanied by Hossein Omomi (Ney), Pejman Hadadi (Tombak &
Daf) and Saam (Daf) in a tour of US.
Here is the schedule of her tour in US:
(For more information, please look at Kereshmeh's web page:
http://www.kereshmeh.com/events.html)

Washington, D.C.
May 2nd
George Washington University, Lisner Aud.
21th & H Street NW
Information/Reservation: (703) 256-5831


April 18th, 8pm
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
Information/Reservation: (212) 545-7536


Philadelphia
April 19th
Rosemont College, Lawrence Hall
Information/Reservation: (215) 661-9100, (215) 661-9136,
and (610) 664-4148


Tampa, Florida
April 25th
University of S. Florida - Cooper's Hall
Information/Reservation: (813) 963-7601


Miami, Florida
April 26th
Ash Auditorium, Hyatt Regency Hotel
Information/Reservation: (305) 661-3444 and (305) 655-IRAN

Washington D.C.
May 2nd
George Washington University, Lisner Aud.
21th & H Street NW
Information/Reservation: (703) 256-5831


Atlanta
Sunday May 3rd, 7pm
Emery University
Information/Reservation: (770) 409-8966


San Diego
May 7th
La Jolla Museum of contemprary Art
700 Prospect St.
Information/Reservation: (619) 688-0688


Seattle, Washington
May 15th, 7:30pm
University of Washington, HUB Auditorium
700 Prospect St.
Information/Reservation: (360) 738-7299 / (206) 522-8731


San Francisco
May 16th
Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon Street
Information/Reservation: (408)-554-6530

Los Angeles
Sunday May 17th, 7:30pm
UCLA Wadsworth Theater
Information: (310) 470-5177


Portland, Oregon
May 22nd, 8pm
Scottish Rite Center
709 SW 15th Ave
Information: (503) 579 5256


Enjoy the wonder of her music...
Arash




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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 14:56:46 -0800
From: Amir Fassihi <afassih@ITSA.UCSF.EDU>
Subject: DNI

Dear DNI,

Can you please add my e-mail address to your server and send me more
information on DNI.

Amir Ali Fassihi
afassih@itsa.ucsf.edu
1426 6th Ave
SF, CA, 94122
(415)564-4273

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Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 01:06:14 +0100
From: Asghar Abdi <asghar@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: Report from AI for Algeria

Today, I attended the rally in London. The rally attracted 700 people. The
organisers were not prepared for so many people to attend.

During the question session, I asked George Joffe about the possible role of
the IRI in the Algerian violence. He replied that the IRI had no
significanct role in the violence in Algeria either before or after the
Khatami era. He added that the Algerian government along with the Egyptian
and Tunician governments blame the IRI and Sudan and others to cover their
own fault.

Asghar

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International with the collaboration of :
-Human Rights Watch.
-Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.
-United Nations Association.
-British Refugee Council.

Organise a:
PUBLIC RALLY

April 1st 1998

Grand Committee Room
House of Commons
London, SW1 0AA
at: 7pm

Will be addressing the Rally:
SALIMA GHEZALI
Editor of "La Nation" newspaper(banned by the
Algerian Government)

MUSTAPHA BOUCHECHI
Algerian Human Rights Lawyer
KARIMA HAMMACHE
Rally for Youth Action(RAJ)
GEORGE JOFFE
Royal Institute of International Affairs
JOE STARK
Advocacy Director-Middle East Human Rights Watch
MARK LATIMER
Amnesty International UK
DR ZAKI BADAWI
Director, Muslim College
NICK HARWICK
Chief Executive of British Refugee Council
GLENYS KINNOCK(subject to confirmation)
MEP
We urge you to show your support for the Algerian people. Attend the
Rally and add your voice to the call for international action to end the
suffering of the Algerianpeople. If you require further information please
do
not hesitate to contact :
Mr ASAD REHMAN on: + 44 171 417 6375
or email on : arehman@amnesty.org.uk


ALL WELCOME

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Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 17:01:42 -0800
From: LSS Webmaster <mosalemy@DIRECT.CA>
Subject: <No subject given>

can someone kindly forward the news about cancelling the radio free iran
program to me for some reason i have deleted it from my desktop.

respectfully

mo-6121

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Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 17:13:02 +1000
From: Mehdi Ardalan <mardalan@LAUREL.OCS.MQ.EDU.AU>
Subject: Re: Mortaza Rafiq doost in Sweden

Mr. Abdi

Just a follow up. Does that mean that the row over torture in prisons
raised by City Hall officials was not the real reason behind Lajavardi's
removal? If yes, that would mean that torture revelations were not as
embarassing enough for the jurdiciary to force them to discharge Lajevardi.
What do you think?

Cheers
Mehdi

On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Asghar Abdi wrote:

> I have got the news via a reliable politician who in turn has got the news
> thrugh a reporter inside Iran.
> The story is:
> Khamneyi sent a delegation to the prison. They did not find Rafiq doot in
> his prison. They insisted about his whereabout. He was in Sweden. They
> complained to Ayatullah Yazdi. Ayatullah Yazdi had to remove Lajvardi to
> save his face.
> Rafiq doost is a close friend of Lajvardi.
> Two faction made a deal and kept the news secret. One reporter contacted a
> political activist abroad and disclosed the news. The news is in the stage
> of verification.
>
> Asghar
>
> From: Mehdi Ardalan <mardalan@LAUREL.OCS.MQ.EDU.AU>
> To: DNI-NEWS@D-N-I.ORG
> Subject: Re: Mortaza Rafiq doost in Sweden
> Date: Wed, Apr 1, 1998, 9:02 am
>
>
> Dear Mr. Abdi
>
> Who disclosed this story and where did it appear?
>
> Cheers
> Mehdi
>
> On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Asghar Abdi wrote:
>
> > There are news that Mortaza Rafiq doost spent his prison holidays in
> Sweden
> > before Lajvardi's removal. The news was disclosed by Khatami's faction
> and
> > Yazdi had to give in. The removal of Ayatullah Yazdi was dependent for
> this
> > news.
> > Independent sources have not confirmed the news yet.
> > Asghar
> >
>

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