Zahra Bahrami

Dutch-Iranian executed, accused of drug trafficking Just a few days ago, in an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Zahra Bahrami’s daughter denied all drug-related charges leveled against her mother. However, a few hours ago, Fars News Agency reported of the execution of the Dutch-Iranian prisoner. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran was able to contact Bahrami’s lawyer, Jinoos Sharif Razi in Tehran a few minutes ago; Sharif Razi was not aware of the execution. “I am shocked. I was absolutely not informed about this. They should have informed her lawyer of the execution, but I had no idea. I don’t know what to say. Just that I am shocked,” she said. An informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that during Zahra Bahrami’s detention, her interrogation team was the Iranian Intelligence Ministry’s Anti-Espionage Team. Therefore the possibility that her initial charges were drug-related is nil. According to the said source, during her first few weeks of detention in prison, Zahra Bahrami was physically and psychologically tortured to provide televised confessions according to a pre-written scenario >>>


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Dear Simorgh

by divaneh on

Thanks for your explanations. I know how you feel. I feel the same rage every time that they kill another innocent. I think why should they be able to come to the West and freely spend the stolen money? The money for which they have killed thousands and thousands of Zahras. I support the targeted sanctions and think all the IRI members should be on the international criminal list and get arrested if set foot out of Iran. ON the bright side, IRI seems to get more divided by the day, and I hope that we can get more united and organised. I feel that we have a lot of energy but don't seem to have some proper leadership.

On a different note, I like reading your comments twice but if you do not wish to post them twice then I suggest that you check your browser. My guess is that when you post a comment, it gets posted but the browser does not refresh the screen causing you to re-post it. Just a guess. I would use a different browser.


Yolanda - oil worker's strike & people having enough

by MM on


Islamo-nazi terrorist regime (repost)

by Agha_Irani on

This wave of executions is just like the massacres of 1988 committed by the same criminal mafia that has terrorized Iran for over 30 years.  The islamo-nazis are executing their political opponents under the name of "drug-smuggling", "rape" and "enemy of God" - all this is just a distraction to kill their political opponents.

These crimes of the islamo-nazis should be publicized and every effort made to isolate further and remove this terrorist regime. 



by yolanda on

The Netherlands has frozen diplomatic contacts with IRI......which will put IRI's killing binge in the news.....

Great posts from all of you.......I am just curious what will trigger Tunisian and Egyptian type of massive national protests in Iran.....


My condolensces to the family of Zahra Bahrami

by MM on

Knowing that IRI agents deliver DVDs, alcohol and drugs to homes in Iran, it sure seems that IRI uses the execution of drug dealers as a way of eliminating the opposition, and Zahra Bahrami is the latest victim added to the thousands executed in Iran.  After Zahra Kazemi and now this injustice, I hope EU reacts strongly and the EU members will boycott and sanction firms, individuals and banks connected to IRI.   

PS, Thanks Divaneh for your answer.  Just look what is happening in Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen.  These countries were not invaded, but rather the people are saying enough is enough.

hamsade ghadimi


by hamsade ghadimi on

some new terminologies: all those who demonstrated against tyranny in iran are now called drug dealers.  ahmadi and company who stole the sham election and his 'nezam' who brutally repressed the people are thre reformers. 

'roohe' zahra bahrami and all others who have perished in iranian jails 'shad.'


Divaneh Jaan

by Simorgh5555 on

I apologise if it appeared to be belittling peaceful campaigns carried out by humanitarian and opposition movements against the Islamic Republic. For a start let me tell you that I am one of those who stand outside the IR embassy and shout myself hoarse saying 'marg bar jomhuriye eslami' but I know that my exertions will achieve very little. Believe me I was very different twenty years ago. I swallowed the anti-imperialist, anti-Israel radical Left wing point of view hook line and sinker. Back then before my political awakening I would have opposed any military action against the IR. I just ask that people look at this issue from a plain fact: this regime will not be removed without violence. All peaceful efforts and reform movements have been a dismal failure. No one wants to see their country attacked but it has come to that. No action: more executions. more death. more rape. more torture. more islamification of Iran. 


I could make the ultimate sacrifice and kill a member of the IR and lose my own life or liberty in the process. What will that achieve? I will become a martyr for Iran but it still wont change the regime.  Iranians must mobilise and form a liberation army. Without unity to overthrow this regime by force of arms then nothing can be achieved. 

Babak K.

I read it and I cried. 

by Babak K. on

I read it and I cried.  That is as far as my manhood goes.




Dear Simorgh

by divaneh on

I agree that some of these actions have very little effect but belittling everything does not achieve much neither. I agree with you that you cannot shame the shameless, that we are dealing with the Mafia and the only way to challenge them is to remove the incentives, but through these civil activities we are learning to work together and be one nation. This is what we need to have in place so that we can replace the IRI with a democratic regime when it falls, and it will.

Here I offer my condolences to the family of Zahra Bahrami the latest victim of the despotic regime. May she rest in peace.


Simorgh5555: I AGREE 100%

by afshinazad on

This Regime must be removed by force, now you could be against violence or not, these animals do not understand nothing but force. Any force will do, best force is rise of all Iranian people and slaughtering every single one of these animals. There is no other language they could understand.

Azadeh Azad


by Azadeh Azad on

My condolensces to Zahra's family, especially her daughter. This is infuriating!

We shall overcome,


Bahram Gohari

Yolanda khanom, I hope

by Bahram Gohari on

Yolanda khanom, I hope sooooooooo.



by yolanda on

Well, IRI always has excuses to hang people.......

Lets see if the Egyptian protest will spill over to Iran.....



by Simorgh5555 on

Your sympathy for Zahra will amount to NOTHING  

 There WILL be more executions. There WILL be more women tortured and raped by this regime. 

There is NOTHING you can do to stop women like Zahra being killed.

Your comments on will amount to NOTHING

The statements of condemnation by Amnesty and Human Right Watch will amount to NOTHING. 

Your demonstrations in Washington DC, Paris and London in solidarity with the Green movement will amount to NOTHING

Your sit-in protests inside the embassy and Islamic Republic functions and missions will amount to NOTHING 

The article in the spreadsheet of the New York Times  to campaign for the freedom of the imprisoned and those to be executed will amount to NOTHING.

Your petition to save the life of Sakineh Ashtiani signed by Robert De Niro is a nice gesture but will amount to NOTHING.  

 Your talks with the IR on the development of nuclear weapons and the UN human monitoring report will amount to NOTHING

The industrial terrorist machine of the IR WILL continue to KILL because you sat there and did NOTHING.

What will you tell the the orphan of the woman and man condemned to death because  you failed to find a solution? NOTHING? DO YOU DARE TO LOOK INTO HER OR HIS EYES?  

This regime WILL only be removed by FORCE OF ARMS and SANCTIONS.

What a weak lilly livered population we have become. We are truly NOTHING.