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Two years on, massacre of Iranian dissidents in Iraq went unpunished

Tuesday marks the 2nd anniversary of the massacre of 52 Iranian dissidents by Iraqi security forces loyal to then Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a known puppet of the Iranian regime. These 52 refugees were all members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) and a further 7 other camp residents – including 6 women – were abducted as hostages. Continue reading Two years on, massacre of Iranian dissidents in Iraq went unpunished

Iranian regime discharges post negotiations on residents of Camp Liberty

By: Mohsen Sardary

A report by London Economist estimated the amount of funds, regime of Iran spent on nuclear projects as more than 300 milliard Dollars. This report was published a few months ago and today we should deal with a much more striking number. Despite all that money– which, of course, resulted to more  impoverished Iranian population – Khamenei had to retreat from his declared, redlines he had repeatedly insisted on over the past 12 years. It seems relevant that the regime discharges its defeat on its foes, the residents of Camp Liberty, in Iraq.

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Camp Liberty siege, obstructing entry of clothes; breach of Memorandum of Understanding between UN and Iraq

Call for putting an end to violations of the MoU that the US and the EU had supported and guaranteed

On Thursday, August 20, 2015, Iraqi forces associated with the governmental committee tasked to suppress the Camp Liberty residents that is controlled by Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh Fayyad obstructed the entry of clothes bought by the residents into Camp Liberty. The Iraqi agents stated that they have been ordered to prevent clothes from entering the camp. They stalled the vehicle carrying the clothes and returned it after a few hours without even inspecting the vehicle. The residents had informed UNAMI in advance of the purchase of the clothes and their delivery to Camp Liberty.

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Iran: Human rights institutions and women’s rights defenders are once again called upon to secure immediate release of Ms. Nargess Mohammadi

Nargess Mohammadi is in poor health condition due to lack of medical care
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Political prisoner and human rights activist Ms. Nargess Mohammadi remains medically uncared for despite her deteriorating conditions. Yesterday, following eight hours of muscle paralysis, she was transferred to a hospital outside prison. However, despite the insistence of the physicians that she needs medical care, she was returned back to Evin Prison while partially unconscious.

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UN rapporteur calls for an end to executions in Iran

 

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Ahmad Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Ahmad Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran on Friday, August 14th called on Iran to immediately call-off the execution of political prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri.
Taheri is serving his sentence of five years after he was condemned on August 1st on charges described by the Iranian regime as “corruption on Earth”. He was arrested back in May 2011 on charges of “insulting the sanctities” and condemned to five years in prison.

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Single mothers in Iran on the rise

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Single mothers are also forced to do harsh labor

Shahindokht Molavardi, Hassan Rouhani’s vice president in women and family affairs said the number of single mothers is on the rise in Iran .
“Currently 12% of all families are run by single mothers, and 7% have no parents at all. Furthermore, 82% of single mothers are unemployed and 16% are less than 40 years of age,” she said.

Kurdish political prisoner hanged in Iran

The Iranian regime’s henchmen on Sunday hanged a Kurdish political prisoner in the central prison of the city of Tabriz, northwest Iran, without informing his family.

Sirvan Nezhavi, was arrested on July 5, 2011 in the city of Karaj and was charged with ‘Moharebeh’ (waging war on God) for membership in a Kurdish group that opposes the Iranian regime.

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