U.S. Cannot Remain Indifferent on Human Rights Violations in Iran

Posted on December 2014 by American Thinker

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Intensifying crackdowns and an increasing number of public executions, acid attacks on women’s faces, and the hanging of 26-year old Reyhaneh Jabbari for the sole reason of defending her dignity, have heightened awareness among human rights circles and the international community of the scope of crimes committed by the mullahs ruling Iran. Of course, what is published these days in the press and media outlets is just the tip of the iceberg. Public opinion remains unaware of some aspects of the crimes committed in prisons and detention facilities against dissidents –- especially women –- by the fundamentalist Iranian regime. The mullahs’ regime, stuck in a quagmire of internal and international crises, has no choice but to crack down on dissent inside Iran and take measures against opposition members abroad. Continue reading U.S. Cannot Remain Indifferent on Human Rights Violations in Iran

Camp Liberty: 7,145 Physicians, Medical Personnel Call on UN, US To Take Action

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7,145 physicians and medical personnel from the US, Europe and Middle East signed a statement calling on the U.S. government and the United Nations to take action according to their moral and legal responsibilities vis-a-vis Camp Liberty residents in Iraq to lift the medical siege on the residents

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Nearly 3,000 Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport, MEK opposition members and “protected persons” under the 4th Geneva Convention, have for five years been under bloody attacks and an inhumane medical and logistical siege imposed by Iraqi forces loyal to the Iranian regime. Continue reading Camp Liberty: 7,145 Physicians, Medical Personnel Call on UN, US To Take Action

Iran: A dozen women stabbed and injured by Basij in southern city – Report

basij-knifeA number of young Iranian women including at least five university students have been stabbed in their hips with knives in past few days in southern city of Jahrom.
According to the information received from source in Jahrom, at least 12 women have been victim of the violent attacks. The women were attached by at least four men riding on motorcycles.

The local official have acknowledged that at least six women have been injured in the wave of attacks and they include five university students.Sources in the city said the university students have identified the attackers who are members of the regime affiliated paramilitary Basij Force.

One of the attackers was identified as Beheshti, head of the Basij force in Ghotbabad, a town 15 kilometer south of the city of Jahrom. Continue reading Iran: A dozen women stabbed and injured by Basij in southern city – Report

Patients protest Camp Liberty medical siege, demand UN-US action

Originally published by Canada Free Press

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On Wednesday, 26 November 2014, patients in Camp Liberty adjacent to Baghdad International Airport held a rally protesting the medical siege imposed by the Iraqi government on the residents of this camp.

The inhumane medical siege against Iranian dissidents, members of opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran in Iraq, continues after the transfer of their protection from the US government to the Iraqi government in early 2009 and with Nouri Maliki – a political ally of the Iranian regime – coming to power in Iraq. To this day 22 of these refugees have lost their lives due to the medical siege imposed by Iraqi forces while many more are facing the threat of death.

Nearly 2,700 Iranian refugees, one third being women, are residing in Camp Liberty. The UNHCR has registered all the camp as refugees and “persons of concern” under international protection. Based on official agreements, the UN and US government have responsibilities over the safety and security of these refugees until their complete resettlement in safe countries. Continue reading Patients protest Camp Liberty medical siege, demand UN-US action

Liberty residents are the voice of acid attacked women of Iran

By Nasrin Feizi, Camp Liberty

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A global campaign has targeted the recent crimes of the mullahs’ regime in Iran against women with widespread denunciations. Condemning the medieval crime of acid attacks on women under the mullah-fabricated pretext of improper veiling on one hand, and the execution of a heroine who defended her dignity in the face of a security agent of the mullahs’ regime on the other, remain in the media and continue being condemned by US and European officials.

Coinciding with these condemnations, however, day by day pressures on Liberty residents are increasing. Iraqi forces stationed in Camp Liberty are even preventing Liberty residents from using their own forklifts and other equipment to carry heavy loads. And we Liberty residents, men and women, young and old, have no other choice but carry these loads with our bare hands and on our own shoulders. Continue reading Liberty residents are the voice of acid attacked women of Iran

The Women Of Iran Can Bring About Change–If Not Suppressed

Originally published by Forbes

BYAmir Basiri

Mr. Basiri is an Iranian human rights activist and supporter of democratic regime change in Iran.

In Iran, a recent spate of acid attacks against women and the execution of a young woman charged with murdering her alleged rapist have turned the spotlight on the issue of women’s rights in the country. Although the events show a spike in human rights abuses against women in Iran, the discrimination against and suppression of Iranian women is nothing new and has been institutionalized in the very foundations and constitution of the clerical regime ruling the country.

But these events also betray the Iranian regime’s vain attempts at exuding power and frantic efforts to contain the numerous crises it is facing. It is also a reminder that women are the driving force behind the struggle against extremism and Islamic fundamentalism, and have the potential to bring about change in Iran and the region.

This is a reality that is fully understood by the Iranian regime, and explains why Tehran’s rulers resort to mounting up repression and pressure against the country’s female population whenever they feel the threat of social uprisings. Continue reading The Women Of Iran Can Bring About Change–If Not Suppressed

When the broken legs stand up

By Bahman Bakhshi, Camp Liberty

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November 6, 1981- Tehran

I couldn’t feel the chill in the air. But in that ill-fated afternoon, when my friend Bahman and I were being hunted by Iranian revolutionary guards (IRGC), I felt the cold Tehran autumn quite well. The IRGC guards – or Khomeini’s extremist militants – who were beginning to plant the seed of Islamic extremism in Iran and the Middle East, wanted to arrest us for our opposition to Khomeini’s dictatorship and our support for the PMOI. We were rushing through a narrow alley that connected to a larger street, when, in one of the corners, we suddenly smashed into a passing Peugot 504 and both fell on the ground. Continue reading When the broken legs stand up

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