All posts by Shahriar Kia

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Iran-“Urgent Call To Save Young Iranian Female Prisoner From Execution”

Following information about the transfer of Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari to Gohardasht notorious prison for her execution, the Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament issued an urgent press release calling for urgent action to save her life.

The release says: “According to reports received from inside Iran today, Ms Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, a survivor of a sexual assault, is to be hanged imminently.

Reyhaneh Jabbari was sentenced to death in 2009 after a deeply flawed investigation and trial for having stabbed in self-defence an agent of Iran’s notorious ministry of Intelligence, when he tried to sexually assault her.” Continue reading

Damn Rocket …

By Ehsan Sharifi

December 26: Camp Liberty under missile attack by Iraqi forces for the fourth time in 2013
December 26: Camp Liberty under missile attack by Iraqi forces for the fourth time in 2013

The evening was still warm and the sun, which had shined through the day, was beginning to lose strength. The white trailers in Camp Liberty, Baghdad, Iraq started to cool down. For those who ignore the political pages in a newspaper, I have to add that this camp is “home” to nearly 2,800 Iranian dissidents. We used to live in Camp Ashraf, northeast of Baghdad, but thanks to the “commitments” of the U.S. administration and the U.N., we voluntarily agreed to be relocated by the Iraqi government. I still remember that very day… A slow breeze from the north brought a somewhat cool weather to the dusty camp. I stood beside the football field and was drowned in my own thoughts, until I figured out an unexpected movement of a thin form between two crutches, walking shaky towards myself. I soon realized that he still isn’t able to maintain his balance, which showed the lack of experience working with the crutches. Continue reading

Hitting the Head of the Nail

IRANIAN PARAMILITARY BASIJ FORCES

By M.R.Tamehi

President Bush in 2001 declared war on terrorism and now President Obama in 2014 has declared another war on terrorism. In the 13 years between these wars what lessons should be taught in order to lead the present war on the right path?

I think Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the actual God Father of the Islamic State not mincing his words gave the precise answer this question in his interview on 15 Sep as he was discharged from hospital; “the Americans should know that if they continue the present policy (he means the policy of striking terrorists in Iraq and Syria) they would face the same problems which they experienced during the past decade in the region!!” Continue reading

Iran: Mullahs’ plan to export fundamentalism under pretext of “unifying Muslims”

Iran-mapRemarks made by a member of parliament in Iran and a close associate of Ali Khamenei has unveiled the clerical regime’s role in the recent developments in Yemen and its plans for exporting terrorism and fundamentalism which he referred to as plan to ‘unifying Muslims by Islamic Revolution.”

Alireza Zakani said: “A phenomenon more colossal than Lebanon is unfolding: Out of Yemen’s 20 provinces, 14 have fallen into the hands of revolutionaries and 90% of Sanaa has also fallen… With this, they have changed all the equations. After the victory in Yemen, surely it is Saudi Arabia’s turn since these two countries share a 2000 kilometer border. Besides, today, two million organized armed men are in Yemen… Today, the Islamic Revolution has taken over three Arabic capitals and in a while it will occupy Sanaa as well and the system to unify Muslims will become operational.” Continue reading

Dear Classmates, Don’t Bomb Me

Operation Iraqi Freedom

By Mustafa Vojdani

It is April 2003 and B-52 bombers are flying above our heads in the sky.

We’re in the deserts of Iraq and I am in the ranks of the PMOI, fighting against the Iranian regime for my country’s freedom. The contrail of the jet suggests its altitude must be north of 30,000 feet.

My friends shout, “Get down! Get down!” But I do not react, and my mind automatically takes me 15 years  back, before I came to Iraq and joined the PMOI. I went back to the time when after a very hard course of instructions in the U.S. Air force university in the Laughlin and Sheppard and Phoenix Air force bases I graduated as captain pilot of fighter jets. Continue reading

Maryam Rajavi calls for release of imprisoned Iranian Dervishes

Families of arrested dervishes protesting to the arrest and torture of their loved ones
Families of arrested dervishes protesting to the arrest and torture of their loved ones

The Iranian regime’s suppressive forces arrested some 500 Gonabadi dervishes Saturday morning, September 20. They planned to gather at 11 a.m. in front of Tehran’s Prosecutor’s Office in solidarity with the imprisoned dervishes who are on hunger strike. The families of the prisoners who are on strike and a large number of women and children are amongst the arrestees. They are requesting to meet their imprisoned families and relatives who are in critical condition after 21 days of hunger strike. They are saying that if their brothers are to be victimized in prison, they too would want to join them. Their sole crime is that they are dervish. Continue reading

Future, the only thing worth reflecting on

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By Ehsan Rahmani

“The only notion I would let engage my mind is Future.” I read this phrase by Plato when I was a philosophy student in Iran. Those days were the most beautiful days of my life. I loved philosophy and as a poet I was a member of the Isfahan Ethical society. Poetry was a means of running away from the world of stubborn philosophical logics, and philosophy on the other hand was a stronghold against the invasions of the poetical dreams, exactly like fire and ice, both admirable and lovely but opposite to each other.

Those days “Future” did not engage my mind as much as what Plato had said, since I only would think about my own future that was unlikely to have a black spot on it. But when I decided to think of the future of 70 million Iranian citizens instead of my own, to think of the poverty and injustice that the Iranian people suffered I started to fully comprehend the true meaning of Plato’s philosophical phrase and this was how I decided to change the path of my own destiny. Continue reading