By Mohsen Sardary
Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s Diyala Province was home to nearly 3,400 members of the organized opposition facing the regime ruling Tehran and the scene of a horrific bloodbath in the early morning hours of April 8th, 2011.
The attack on this camp began at 4:45 am by the Iraqi Army 5th Division led by Staff Brigadier General Zia Kadhem Danbus. Five other Iraqi Army battalions, including a mechanized infantry battalion and an armored battalion from the Iraqi Army 9th Division also participated in this lethal assault.
This onslaught was carried out while the Iraqi government had provided official written guarantees to the US government in December 2008 pledging to respect Ashraf residents’ rights based on International Law.
Continue reading April 8th marks massacre of Iranian dissidents in Iraq’s Camp Ashraf
By Shahriar Kia
Despite the fact that Safar Zakery was innocent, the Karkh investigative court – under the influence of three Iraqi army intelligence officers in contact with the Iranian regime’s embassy and in charge of Camp Liberty’s management team – had Mr. Zakery illegally arrested and imprisoned.On Monday, 16 March 2015, Mr. Safar Zakery, a truck driver and a member of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran residing in Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport, was hit by an Iraq SWAT Humvee in a suspicious road accident. Traffic police at the site to investigate the matter immediately said the SWAT Humvee was responsible for the accident.
Continue reading Iraq: Third Week of Unlawful Detention of Iranian Dissident in Camp Liberty
By Nasrin Faiz
Eids and national festivals and holidays are periods that highlight human values and everyone endeavors to show and let out these inner sentiments. For example, some people give donations to human rights organs. Some government organs and departments donate a day’s wage to the most needing sectors of the society. Some go to visit homeless and unattended families and children. Others go to refugee camps and comfort them with their support.
Continue reading With the arrival of the new Persian year, pressure builds on Liberty residents
By Foroogh Moezzi
Should our enemy, savagely, attack us without beholding any positive point for us, should they disgrace us to the darkest color we would welcome it in a way, as not only it differentiates us from the enemy ,but also demonstrates the great achievements we have embraced.
This was quoted from what a freedom fighter, of years ago, said about the enemy. This is what I have touched all these years since I first put my foot on this path. I spent years of my life, and my youth, in the darkness of the Mullahs’ religious dictatorship.
I have now won this opportunity of being one of the many members of Iranian people’s resistance against the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.
Continue reading Tomorrow will be too late
By Elham Kiamanesh
Women form half of the world’s population but they only possess 15% of its wealth! Only 5-10% of the world’s leaders are women! There has hardly ever been any cultural development on women in the past years! And we are in the 21st century, claiming to be in our ultimate level of technology and democracy!
To measure the level of democracy in one country, it is judged by its treatment of women in that country!
Does any nation claim to have achieved this level of democracy?!
Continue reading Women the force of change
By Abdollah Pakatchi
As the international Women’s day is coming up on March 8th, beholding the events of the past year or two may convince us that this is a day of failure rather than of celebration. No doubt, women are the most affected victims of fundamentalism that has emerged as the principal global threat of today. Yet, the events of this past year, may give us the notion that we are thinking in the right direction. Terrorists and extremists have had an upper hand, humiliating and mistreating women. Terrorist groups, no matter what they call themselves, no matter which part of the world they come from, misogyny is one of their foremost believes. This fact forces us surrender to the deduction that this is a day of failure for women’s rights. This impression is, nevertheless, a trap set forth by extremist to lure us to a wrong conclusion. This reductionist terminology finds itself in battle with the real world. The truth is that women’s struggle, in our time, is far ahead of what it was a decade ago.
Continue reading International women’s day in Iran: A Day to Celebrate, or . . . ?
By Nasreen Feizi
Specifying the time needed to go from A to B is always one of the most important parameters of mankind in pursuing their smallest to biggest objectives, and even in their routine daily lives. The reason is by specifying the time needed to span a distance man can calculate the time needed to reach his objective. Currently, scientists are using this parameter and they can easily say one can reach the moon in a period of two weeks.
This is a scientific example and it has nothing to do with people’s lives, spirituals or moral principles. However, we the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran stationed in Camp Liberty (adjacent to Baghdad International Airport) have been living in Iraq for nearly 30 years now in our struggle to free our country, Iran, from the grasps of the ruling religious fascism, have never been able to calculate the time period between the words and deeds of human rights organizations, especially the United Nations.
Continue reading Distance between words and deeds is at times the longest