“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Iran contacted Zahra Bahrami’s daughter

RNW, 9 February 2011, by Abel Borghuis

(Photo: ANP)

On Monday, the Iranian government contacted the daughter of Zahra Bahrami, the Dutch-Iranian woman executed in secret in Iran on 29 January. The news coincides with the discovery of an old audio recording featuring Ms Bahrami speaking out against Iran's regime.

Human rights activist Sadegh Nageshkar, who lives in the Netherlands, says he spoke to Ms Bahrami’s daughter, Banafsheh Najebpour in Tehran, later on Monday. She told him the Iranian regime had contacted her after the Dutch government recalled its ambassador from Tehran. The Dutch move led to major international publicity.

Ms Najebpour spoke by telephone from Tehran to Mr Nageshkar who works for the HRADI Iranian human rights organisation. She said she had been told where her mother was buried and that she planned to visit the grave on Tuesday.

Adverse publicity

According to the human rights activist, the news shows that the Iranian government is sensitive to the international condemnation which followed Ms Bahrami’s execution, and to the adverse publicity resulting from the recall of the Dutch ambassador.

Mr Nageshkar goes on to say that no announcements of further executions have been made by the Iranian authorities over the last few days. He urges the Netherlands and other international players to keep up the pressure concerning the human rights situation in his native Iran.

Last resting place

The Iranian government appears to be refusing to honour Ms Bahrami’s wish written in her will that she should be buried in her birthplace, a village north of Tehran. The authorities have repeated to Ms Najebpour that they, not she nor her family, will decide what is done with her mother’s remains.

This audio clip from December 2009 has been posted on the internet and features the voice of Zahra Bahrami. At the time, Iran was gripped by mass anti-government demonstrations following the contested election victory of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ms Bahrami is speaking during a Persian internet radio station broadcast. She uses the pseudonym Kordie Banoo for fear of reprisals. Ms Najebpour has confirmed that the voice is that of her mother, who is speaking via telephone to express her horror at the repression of the opposition by the authorities.

Zahra Bahrami was on a visit to her family in Iran in December 2009 when she was arrested. She was later shown on state television confessing to having been involved in the anti-government demonstrations. She was sentenced to death at the beginning of January this year on other charges concerning drugs smuggling. On 29 January, she was executed in secret without her family or lawyer being informed.

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