Intensifying crackdowns and an increasing number of public executions, acid attacks on women’s faces, and the hanging of 26-year old Reyhaneh Jabbari for the sole reason of defending her dignity, have heightened awareness among human rights circles and the international community of the scope of crimes committed by the mullahs ruling Iran. Of course, what is published these days in the press and media outlets is just the tip of the iceberg. Public opinion remains unaware of some aspects of the crimes committed in prisons and detention facilities against dissidents –- especially women –- by the fundamentalist Iranian regime. The mullahs’ regime, stuck in a quagmire of internal and international crises, has no choice but to crack down on dissent inside Iran and take measures against opposition members abroad. Continue reading U.S. Cannot Remain Indifferent on Human Rights Violations in Iran
Maryam Rajavi: The requisite for rejecting ‘Islamic’ extremism is to confront the Iranian regime and to support its alternative that is based on a democratic Islam
Neither ISIS and caliphate is Islam nor is the velayat-e faqih in Iran; neither the beheadings by ISIS is Islam nor is the splashing of acid on the faces of women in Iran.
The “caliphate” declared recently in Syria and Iraq has been ruling in Tehran for over 30 years now.
In a conference on Sunday, November 30, entitled “United Muslims against abuse of Islam by extremists”, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, warned that “any sort of cooperation and rapprochement with the Iranian regime under the pretext of fighting ISIS will solely result in the spread of this cancer in the region with the Muslim nations as its principal victims”. She added: “The crisis created by ISIS is the by-product of the conditions created by the regime of velayat-e faqih and its subordinate dictatorships by suppressing and implementing sectarianism in Iraq and Syria. For their part, the Western governments are responsible for the spread of this crisis due to their appeasement of the Iranian regime as the Godfather of fundamentalism and terrorism.” Continue reading Maryam Rajavi: Rejecting ‘Islamic’ extremism requires confronting Iranian regime
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 Iran: Over 40 prisoners executed in three weeks
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 Linda Chavez defends rights of Camp Liberty residents at Paris gathering
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 Iran – Execution of PMOI/MEK Activist Gholamreza Khosravi
A sit-in protest by Iranian opposition activists in front of the UN Headquarters in Geneva moved into its fourth year this week.
The daily protests demanding that the UN honors its commitments to protect Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty has been ongoing for 1105 days on May 9. Continue reading Iranian sit-in outside UN HQ in Geneva enters 4th year
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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 Iran’s Infuence Expands to The Mediterranean