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Maryam Rajavi condemns wave of acid attacks against Iranian women

New wave of splashing acid on young Iranain women’s faces in Esfahan on pretext of mal-veiling

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance  expressed deep resentment for these appalling crimes and said: The mullahs’ regime that is fearful of mounting popular discontent, especially that of women and the youth, is attempting to prevent the explosion of their wrath through these brutalities and intimidation.

In recent days, organized gangs affiliated with the mullahs’ regime have been splashing acid on the faces of a large number of young women in Esfahan under the pretext of “mal-veiling”. The victims of this heinous act amount to eight, six of whom have been hospitalized in Esfahan’s Feiz Hospital.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed deep resentment for these appalling crimes by clerical regime’s elements and called on all human rights bodies and women’s rights defenders to condemn these atrocities. She said: International community’s silence in the face of these brutalities under the pretext of nuclear talks is tantamount to encouraging the mullahs’ regime to continue these atrocities in Iran. Continue reading

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Iraq refuses to hand over body of Iranian opposition member died of medical siege on Camp Liberty

The Iraqi committee tasked with suppression of Camp Ashraf residents is refusing to hand over the body of Taghi Abbassian, who died in September due to the medical siege of Camp Liberty
The committee continues to use hostage-taking of the deceased as a mean to psychologically torture the members of families of the victims and residents of Camp Liberty

In an inhuman and anti-Islamic measure, the Iraqi committee tasked with suppression of Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf who are currently in Camp Liberty, is refusing to hand over for burial the body of a resident who died last month due to medical siege.

Mr. Taghi Abbassian, a member of Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), died last month due to the medical siege imposed on Camp Liberty. Continue reading

Iran: Concerts cancelled for having women musicians or the use of the term ‘concert’

concert-yazdThe Iranian regime’s authorities have cancelled at least two concerts in the past week in Iran for having women musicians in the group.

On Sunday, a number of women musicians were not allowed to appear on stage beside the men in an official sponsored festival in Isfahan.

The women musicians were forced to sit down and watch as only men played and the group was promised that they would be allowed to hold the concert later.

However, in the other location women were again were prevented from going on stage and the concert was cancelled.

Another group of musicians were not allowed to perform in the city of Mashhad on October 9-10 as planned despite having received official permission. Continue reading

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Iraqi forces make Camp Liberty Iranians carry heavy loads, prevent use of forklift trucks

Iraqi forces deprive Camp Libety residents of using their own forklift trucks forcing them to carry heavy loads with their hands or on their backs

The anti-human torture has caused residents severe orthopedic diseases

The Iraqi forces continue to prevent residents of Camp Liberty from using their own forklift trucks. As a result of this anti-human measure, residents are forced to carry heavy loads with their hands or on their backs.

After the Iraqi forces prevented the transfer of dozens of forklift trucks from Ashraf to Camp Liberty, following numerous referrals by the residents to the United States and the United Nations authorities, in a trilateral agreement in November 2012 between UNAMI, the residents, and the Iraqi government, two forklift trucks were transferred from Ashraf to Camp Liberty. The Iraqi forces refused to hand over these two forklift trucks to the residents and it was decided that the forklift trucks be kept at the police battalion to be given to the residents on a daily basis and returned back at the end of the work. Continue reading

Iran: Tehran resident killed in police raid to remove satellite dishes

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A 65-year-old Iranian man killed as the Iranian regime’s suppressive State Security Forces (police) raided a building complex in Tehran on Sunday to collect satellite dishes from rooftops.

The incident occurred in Tehran’s Shah Nazari Street on September 28 when suppressive police stormed the housing complexes in the area and began collecting satellite dishes.

Mr. Ali Mohammad Khoei, 65, the manager of a building complex was killed when police physically assaulted him after he asked the police to present their identification cards and permissions before entering premises.

The assault caused him to fall down and die as a result of his head hitting the ground. Continue reading

Iran: Three Christians arrested, including actor making movie on Jesus

movie-sceneAgents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security arrested three Christian men in the Esfahan province last week.

Messrs. Shahram Ghaedi, Heshmat Shfiei and Emad Haqi were arrested on September 27 in the city of Fooladshahr.

MOIS agents raided the home of Mr. Sharam Ghaedi at 6:30 pm. They searched his home and confiscated his personal items before detaining him.

Shahram Ghaedi, an actor, was making a movie about the life of Jesus Christ.

There is no information on the whereabouts of the three arrested Christians in Iran. Continue reading

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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