On Friday, it was reported that the British Singer Joss Stone had been briefly detained by immigration and customs authorities, then deported from Iran after arriving via the airport on Kish Island. Stone’s visit to Iran was intended as the conclusion of a world tour that included stops at and performances in virtually every country on the globe. Prior to her aborted trip to Iran, she reportedly visited war-torn Yemen and was given permission to perform before a small audience in al-Mahra Province. But Stone had no advanced approval for a performance in Iran and was unlikely to receive it after arriving, in light of Iranian authorities’ hostility to both female authorities and persons with connections to the United Kingdom and the United States.
INU- The Iranian regime, for four decades, has suppressed the people of Iran. It has denied the people of the most basic of human rights and has plundered their wealth. It has ensured that freedom is curbed and it has punished countless citizens for acts that it describes as “immoral”. Acts that most of the rest of the world do not give a second thought about in their respective countries. For instance, posting their political opinions on social media, wearing what they wish, holding or attending mixed-sex parties, campaigning for human rights, and so on.
On Saturday, July 6, Iranian Resistance leader Maryam Rajavi gave an inspiring speech to a 15,000-strong rally in Berlin, who were showing support for the Iranian people’s uprising and urging Europe to end their appeasement of the Iranian regime, in the third such demonstration in the past two months.