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45 Iraqi MPs write to Ban Ki moon about situation in Camp Liberty

45 Iraqi Parliamentarians criticized UN’s inaction towards Camp Liberty. They have called for immediate action to lift the inhuman logistic and medical siege on the residents and to ensure their safety and security.

In their letter to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, 45 members of the Iraqi parliament have included the repeated breaches of agreements by the Iraqi government and the disruption by the Iraqi forces in supply and installing protective T walls Continue reading

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Right to life with dignity and right to protection are God-given rights

By Hameed Orayzi

Modern day mankind has passed through many centuries of bloodshed and sacrifice, reaching accomplishments that are not explicit to one particular country or nation, but belong to all walks of life and all peoples of any color, race, gender and religion. This is the right of life that we may take for granted today, but many have perished so we can now enjoy these rights. These rights are stipulated in all statements, charters and conventions, including the United Nations Charter and American Declaration of Independence. Continue reading

Member of Iranian opposition (PMOI) dies of Cardiac Arrest at Camp Liberty

Mohammad Babaii was the 19th PMOI member to have died because of inhumane medical siege and lack of access to hospital. Iraqi forces had deliberately delayed his transfer to hospital

Mohammad Babaii, Camp Liberty resident
Mohammad Babaii, Camp Liberty resident

Monday afternoon, April 28, Mujahedin-e Khalq member Mohammad Babaii passed away due to Cardiac Arrest at the Iraqi clinic at Camp Liberty. Iraqi forces had deliberately delayed his transfer to hospital for treatment.

He is the 19th member of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) to have died because of the inhumane medical siege imposed on the residents by the Iraqi government and the lack of access to hospital and medical treatment. Continue reading

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Suppression of Iranian political prisoners in Iran

By Abdollah Pakatchi

Hassan Rouhani, Iranian regime’s president said recently that “hanging convicts is implementing God’s commandments”. This is the main formula in Iran’s judicial system. Anybody making any criticism may finally find himself standing at the gallows. The prisoners, who, by this logic, have acted against the men of God, are not therefore to have the same rights as others. Political prisoners, men and women, are frequently attacked and beaten by prison guards. What happened this time at Evin Prison was just one of those incidents.
On Thursday, April 17th, about 100 IRGC forces broke into the rooms of  ward 350 of Evin Prison, which houses mostly the PMOI supporters. Prisoners were forced to line up outside their cells and then go through a human tunnel in which they were viciously beaten by clubs and sticks. The guards even beat up old prisoners who some were in their seventies. This made prisoners in other sections shouting in protest to the brutality of guards. Continue reading

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NUCLEAR TALKS AND SANCTIONS RELIEF WILL NOT FIX IRAN’S BANKRUPT ECONOMY (PART 2)

In the previous part of this article, we reviewed the broken state of Iran’s economy and Rouhani’s plans to mend the situation through negotiations with the West and sanctions relief. In this part, we’ll further examine the inflation and unemployment in Iran, and the prospects for Iran’s economic future under Rouhani. Continue reading

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Iran: Senior MP endorses raid on Evin political prisoners for ‘passing lies’ to UN

On Tuesday, April 22, the speaker of the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament) National Security Committee Hossein Naghavi acknowledged that the savage raid by the suppressive forces had been due to fear of reports by international human rights bodies concerning the catastrophic state of violations of human rights by the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.

Tasnim news agency affiliated with the Iranian regime’s terrorist Qods Force quoted Naghavi as saying: “A series of fabrications and lies were passed on to some defiant elements such as Ahmed Shaheed, the lying UN Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, or the foreign media from inside the prison. Thus, further studies and inspections were quite necessary and essential.” Continue reading

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Families of Iranian political prisoners protest outside Rouhani’s office

An individual from Hassan Rouhani’s office approached the families of political prisoners who are protesting outside Hassan Rouhani’s Office and told them to provide him with their demands so he would follow them up.

The families responded that we were in front of the Majlis (Parliament) and they gave us the same promise. We do not want to talk to you. We want to determine the fate of our beloved relatives who are imprisoned.  Continue reading

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Iran: Details of savage attack on political prisoners in Evin prison

A large number of the clerical regime’s suppressive forces raided the ward 350 of notorious Evin Prison, savagely beating up and insulting the prisoners. The excuse for the raid was inspecting the ward.

Ward 350 is the ward of political prisoners in Evin Prison, including those who are imprisoned on the charges of affiliation with the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The Amnesty International condemned the raid in a call for Urgent Action on Friday, April 17. Continue reading

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Louis Freeh: Only Iranian Resistance can bring freedom to Iran

The Iranian Resistance is the only group capable of bringing democracy to the ‘evil and murderous’ regime in Tehran, former FBI director Louis Freeh has told a conference in Paris.

He also said the listed the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as a terrorist organization as part of a policy to appease Mohammad Khatami in 1997. The PMOI was removed from the list in 2012 after 15 year long political and legal campaign. Continue reading

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Will the Rwanda tragedy reoccur in Camp Liberty?

Those who not learn from history are doomed to repeat it

By Hameed Orayzi

When organizations like the United Nations don’t live up to their duties, for example, in the atrocities that took place in Rwanda and Srebrenica, hundreds of thousands of innocent people pay the price of such grave mistakes. Rwanda, with over 800,000 victims, is a harsh stigma on the image of not only the UN, but also those who through their silence — directly or indirectly — paved the grounds for this barbaric massacre. Now, the Secretary-Generals of the UN are themselves admitting to this issue.

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