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Iran: Over 40 prisoners executed in three weeks

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At least four more people were hanged in Iran last week, including a 22-year-old who was under 17 at the time of arrest.

Three prisoners were executed on Tuesday August 13, in the central prison in the city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. The public relations office of the regime’s judiciary declared on Friday August 15.

Another young man who was 18 years old when had been arrested on drug related charges was hanged on Wednesday, August 14, in a Prison in city of Birjand, north-eastern Iran. 

The recent executions brings the total of the announced executions during the past three weeks to at least 40 executions. Continue reading

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Linda Chavez defends rights of Camp Liberty residents at Paris gathering

In the greatest gathering held in Paris by the Iranian diaspora on June 27, 2014, many political figures and dignitaries attended and delivered speeches. Linda Chavez, former White House Director of Public Liaison and US expert to the UN Sub-Commission on human rights, was one of the moderators and speakers at the event. Following are excerpts of her speech in defense of the rights of Camp Liberty residents.

It is also been one more year that we have seen the deterioration of things on the ground for those 2400 brave people who are in fact kept in what is nothing more than a prison camp in Iraq, namely Camp Liberty. And if things were bad one year ago in Camp Liberty, today they are in fact worst. We have seen more brutal attacks and since the last time we met we have seen 52 brave persons executed at the hands of those aligned with the Maliki government and at the direction of those in Iran. We have seen the kikidnappingf individuals whose fate we still do not know. Continue reading

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Iran – Execution of PMOI/MEK Activist Gholamreza Khosravi

The clerical regime hanged Gholamreza Khosravi of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), 49 years-old, in Gohardasht Priosn in the early hours of Sunday, June1, for supporting the PMOI and standing up to the despicable Velayat-e-faqih rule (the absolute rule of clergy).

The so-called Prosecutor’s Office of the clerical regime this morning declared the slain PMOI activist Gholamreza Khosravi was charged with “Moharebeh (enmity against God), through active effort to pursue the goals of the PMOI”, disseminating information “through medias affiliated to the PMOI”, “providing financial contribution”, and connecting “a number of people to PMOI organization”. Continue reading

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Iran’s Infuence Expands to The Mediterranean

Originally published on NewsBlaze

Former Revolutionary Guards commander Rahim Safavi, Khamenei’s military advisor, recently delivered a speech in an IRGC center in Isfahan, admitting the Guards’ presence in Syria and Lebanon, the regime’s role in the massacre of the Syrian people and preventing Bashar Assad’s overthrow.

“Iran’s influence has gone from the Iran, Iraq and Syria axis to the Mediterranean, and this is the third time that Iran’s influence has expanded to the Mediterranean. Our defense line is no longer in Shalamche; our defensive borders are in southern Lebanon with Israel, and our strategic depth has reached areas adjacent to the Mediterranean above Israel. The West is concerned over Iran’s influence from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean,” he said. Rahim Safavi described the 40 months of crimes against humanity and massacre of defenseless people as “over 120,000 people killed and 3 million displaced”, adding this is a strategic victory for the regime. ” Continue reading

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Third week of food and medicine blockade of Iranian opposition members in Iraq

camp-liberty5It is over two weeks now that in an anti-human and criminal measure, government of Iraq is barring entry of medicine and food to Camp Liberty using fictitious excuses. Many of the essential foodstuffs in the camp are either completely consumed or about to be finished and the sick are facing shortage of the medicine that they need.

Additionally, Iraqi forces systematically hamper transfer of patients to hospitals. In a recent case on March 16, as the ambulance was leaving the camp, two of the interpreters of the patients were prevented from accompanying the patients and only after two hours and switch of the interpreters, the ambulance left the camp;however due to the delay, a number of patients were too late for their medical appointments and fruitlessly returned to camp. Continue reading

A Modern-day Concentration Camp

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By Abdollah, Camp Liberty resident

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, has described Camp Liberty, a refugee camp in Iraq, as a “killing field” and rather a “concentration camp”.  This was after the camp was subject to a rocket attack that claimed the lives of another two of its residents.  Giuliani was speaking at an international conference in Paris in support of the Iranian resistance.

Giuliani used the word “killing field” to protest the loss of the residents against the promise they had been given that they would be protected. The fact is no “killing” can take place before his rights are disregarded. To continue Mayor Giuliani’s words we should say that Camp Liberty, before anything else, is a “killing field “and a “concentration camp” for the laws and the basic human rights. Continue reading

Excellent speech by Howard Dean in Paris international conference on Iran & Camp Liberty

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a murderer who slaughtered 52 residents of camp Ashraf with American weapons, former US Governor Howard Dean has told a conference in Paris.

The Iraqi leader should now be brought to justice and US aid to his country cut off, Mr Dean told delegates at the gathering on December 7 on the eve of International Human Rights Day. Continue reading

UN experts urge Iraq to establish the whereabouts of the seven missing residents of Camp Ashraf

Originally posted on Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner:

UN experts urge Iraq to establish the whereabouts of the seven missing residents of Camp Ashraf

GENEVA (9 December 2013) – A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of Iraq to establish the fate and whereabouts of seven residents of Camp Ashraf, who were allegedly abducted last September after an attack in which 52 persons were killed. More than 3,000 Iranian exiles have been based at the Ashraf refugee camp near Baghdad since the 1980s.

The human rights experts expressed serious concern about the lack of information from the Iraqi authorities regarding the results of ongoing investigations into the attack.

“We call upon the Government of Iraq to speed up the investigations in order to disclose the fate and whereabouts of the individuals,” the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances said, while recalling that, at some point, Iraqi forces allegedly admitted having these…

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Maliki visits Tehran to receive Khamenei’s endorsement for his third term in office

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According to reliable reports from inside the Iranian regime and documents obtained by the Iranian Resistance, suppression of PMOI in Camp Liberty and the fate of the seven Ashraf hostages and their extradition to the religious fascism ruling Iran are among the most important topics of discussion between Maliki and the clerical regime in Maliki’s visit to Tehran. Continue reading