Zhila needs to eat too

by Fred

First the news, then a quick question.

For the crime of “propaganda against the regime”, an “appellate court” in IRR, the Islamist Rapist Republic, has approved one year prison term and 30 years ban from journalism for Zhila BaniYaghoub, an Iranian journalist and women’s rights activist.

BaniYaghoub’s husband, Bahman Ahmadi Amouyi, who is also an outstanding Iranian journalist, is currently serving a five-year sentence in Evin Prison for the same catch-all offense.  

Forget about the nonsensical criminal charges, after all they are typical of Islamist justice. Even try to forget about the apartheid era tactic of banning people from their chosen profession and means of livelihood for political “offenses”. And try to overlook the length of the ridicules 30-year ban against Zhila.

My question is:

With her husband in jail, with her 30-year ban from working in her profession and the only means of income, how is she supposed to feed herself and her family?





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by AMIR1973 on

Mokhlesetam  :-)


Amir Jan

by Fair on

Indeed, sarzameene morghha is a very peculiar place.  Omidvaram eeshoon een doh vazheye shoma ra neez beh vazhehnameshan ezafeh konand:)


Fair-e aziz,

by AMIR1973 on

In the Phony Sargord's universe, there is a need to use the gooz (i.e Satanic Israel and Beautiful Palestine) to divert attention from the shaghigheh (IRI). It is an old habit of IRI Groupies that dies hard. Please show some pity for these folks.


Somebody who actually cares about Iran

by Fair on

would stand up for Mrs. Bani Yaghoub's and her fellow writers' and intellectuals' rights, and immediate release, and promote democracy and human rights in our country.  Stateless terrorists, confused hezbollahi palestinian  baseball fans who have no country or identity are of course another story.  They will always attack the messenger and yell Palestine (on an Iranian website) in sheer desperation.  Anything to change the subject.

The occupying regime of Iran should free all writers and political prisoners immediately without condition.  And its thugs and motorcycle gang members should just shut up and leave the Iranian people alone.

Anahid Hojjati

AO, your comment is very funny in both parts. Thanks.

by Anahid Hojjati on


Anonymous Observer

VPK and Mark

by Anonymous Observer on

VPK jaan: when Mark says that his ancestors have been here since the last ice age and that the European man tried to exterminate them, he means that he's from Neanderthal ancestry...the European man being homo sapiens, of course. His Neanderthal ancestry shines through when he supports the IR:-)) 

Mark:  you gave us yet another sign that you know jack s@@t about Iran and its culture.  Dude, we don't say "salaam" when we're leaving.  we say "khodahafez or khodanegahdar."  Arabs say salam alaykum as goodbye.  God, you're such a phony... 



by AMIR1973 on

See you soon. Same time (2-4 AM). Same place (Fred's blog). Same comment (you Israelis at Fred, blah, blah, blah).

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


Male bad bikeh rishe sahabesh. I guess the Americans are stuck with you. Which Native American tribe does your maternal side belong to? 

I would say more properly you are living in the "Middle Age". 

Darius Kadivar

Yeah SPink Jaan We noticed you've been living in the Ice Age ...

by Darius Kadivar on

For Some time Now ...


Where as Your Fellow Americans have Evolved ...


Sargord Pirouz

Hi Amir, VPK

by Sargord Pirouz on

Hi Amir. I was actually thinking of you around that time, thinking where's Amir-jaan? Haven't seen him in a couple of days. Yeah, I couldn't sleep. Then, I finally did fall asleep but only for 3 hours, and I'm up again. Oh well.

VPK, you're funny. Yes, I do not have Islamic names. A friendly local Palestinian-American grocer noticed that not too long ago, too.

Move away? VPK, on my mother's side, our family has lived in America since the last ice age. The first outsider-immigrants of European descent tried to exterminate us. They got a lot of us, but did not get us all. My maternal, indigenous grandfather is still alive at 102. So you see, we've been here so long and endured so much, there ain't no way we're leavin', brother. And that's the truth!

Gentlemen, I'm off for my morning constitutional walk and coffee. Then I'm returning to modifications performed on my motorcycle. So I'll be with you again later. Salaam.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Abu my

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


****. Mark why don't you move to Palstine. You really hate Iran and make is obvious always. 

This is about Iran not Israel or Palestine. MOVE! Do yourself a favor and change your name to some Arab name. Mark or Priouz are not fitting to you.


"how is she supposed to feed herself and her family"

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

This question applies to the vast majority of Iran's poupulation struggling under the appaling poverty, lack of jobs and housing in the oil rich islamist Iran. But never mind, any tin pot dictator (Hamid Karzi of afghanistan) or islamist terrorist gang leader (the fat boy in eternal hiding, mullah nassrullah of hizbullah) Can rely on generous finacial gifts from the islamist regime, deliverd of course in sack fulls! 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


"With her husband in jail,


"With her husband in jail, with her 30-year ban from working in her
profession and the only means of income, how is she supposed to feed
herself and her family?"


Excellent question that demands straight forward answers from the regime. Now my question to you "Fred", how are Nasrin's of Iran supposed to feed themselves and their family when the cost of sanctions are hitting their pockets and not regimes? And how do we expect them to "overthrow" the regime if they cant feed their family? 



Let me get this straight

by AMIR1973 on

"Sargord Pirouz" was up at 2:30 AM! (if we take at face value his claim to live on the West Coast of the U.S.) to post essentially the same comment (with minor variations) that he posts on almost every single one of Fred's blogs day after day after day?

Darius Kadivar

Look Who is Talking about Anti - Iran Narratives ...

by Darius Kadivar on

A Fellow  with a Treacherous Pedigree who can't even distinguish between Iranians Inside and Outside ... and wishes to see them Six Feet Under alltogether (while he himself enjoys his Beer and comfort in the US of A the land of the Great Satan ) ... rather than be Proud of their History and Culture:


GIVE ME BACK MY COUNTRY: Bold Poem by a fellow compatriot denounces Ahmadinejad's Iran


SPink @ IRI Oon Khaso Khashak Toei !




Sargord Pirouz

But why aren't you Israelis

by Sargord Pirouz on

But why aren't you Israelis at "Fred" mentioning the Israeli court that handed Abu Rahma a one-year jail term after accusing him of being behind West Bank wall protests? This happened in Israel, your own country, just over a week ago.

Why no mention of this?

Why always the anti-Iran narratives, instead?

You people have plenty of negative things happening where you personally reside. I'll say this, though: you Hasbaras writing out of Israel have a lot of gall putting out this stream of agenda-driven anti-Iran posts here at IC.