Tuesday marks the 2nd anniversary of the massacre of 52 Iranian dissidents by Iraqi security forces loyal to then Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a known puppet of the Iranian regime. These 52 refugees were all members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) and a further 7 other camp residents – including 6 women – were abducted as hostages. Continue reading Two years on, massacre of Iranian dissidents in Iraq went unpunished
By: Mohsen Sardary
A report by London Economist estimated the amount of funds, regime of Iran spent on nuclear projects as more than 300 milliard Dollars. This report was published a few months ago and today we should deal with a much more striking number. Despite all that money– which, of course, resulted to more impoverished Iranian population – Khamenei had to retreat from his declared, redlines he had repeatedly insisted on over the past 12 years. It seems relevant that the regime discharges its defeat on its foes, the residents of Camp Liberty, in Iraq.
An unprecedented heat wave has engulfed the entire Middle East. Turkey and Jordan have also faced previously unseen scorching summer heat.
In Iraq, however, the heat intensity is actually higher than anywhere else. The extreme heat in this country is unbelievable and literally intolerable, according to international news media.The Iraqi government announced a four-day holiday due to the atrocious heat, due to the fact that all infrastructures are destroyed in this country and the lack of adequate electricity.
See a short video about Camp Liberty conditions here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GMTEl83WmN8
The problems resulting from the immense heat skyrocketing into temperatures never seen before are even more intolerable for a few thousand Iranian dissidents living in Camp Liberty adjacent to Baghdad International Airport.
These individuals are Iranian refugees, who in 2011 were forced to evacuate their 26-year long home in Camp Ashraf, located 60 miles north of Baghdad, and move to Camp Liberty. This new site, a deserted and ransacked US military camp, lacks the most basic infrastructure based on international standards.
This transfer was carried out according to an agreement between the United Nations, US and Iraqi governments.
Despite the fact that UNAMI and the US have legal and moral responsibilities over these refugees’ safety and security, an all-out logistical and medical siege has been imposed on camp residents ever since the protection of these refugees in 2009 was transferred from Washington to Baghdad.
The residents have also been targeted many times in bloody attacks staged by Iraqi forces loyal to the Iranian regime.
During the past past few days, the residents have staged a number of rallies demanding the inhumane siege be lifted as the intolerable recent heat wave has to this day led to the dehydration of many residents and placed their lives in grave danger.
Many of the camp’s power generators and food storage refrigerators have broken down.
The residents also protested inaction seen from the UN and US parties who have specific responsibilities in this regard. They demanded a speedy lifting of the blockade imposed by elements linked to the Iranian regime in the Iraqi government.
“Due to the inhumane siege enforced on us by the Iraqi government, and not allowing us to procure supplies needed for the camp’s infrastructure at our own expense, all of our devices are breaking down and under this scorching heat where our water and electricity all rely on old and worn-out power generators, these sets are going out of order one by one and we no longer have any water, electricity or cooling systems for food storage,” one residents says.
“This is an outlaw prison,” he adds.
“Under this tremendous heat the pipes in this camp become so hot that the water just cannot be used,” another resident says.
Violation Of Written Commitments
Human rights organizations believe there is only one solution to end the violation of written commitments provided and promised by the US and UN to the camp residents. That solution is to lift the inhumane siege that has taken the lives of many of the residents to this day.
The way to end prison-making measures in Liberty is to have the camp management team changed. This responsibility must be assigned to an organization in Iraq that has no political or religious affiliation to the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran. The next important step is to truly recognize this site as a UN-supervised refugee camp.
By H. Sheibani
Along with the other guys I was sitting in the dining hall. We were all very anxious and watching TV showing live tens of thousands of Iranians flooding into Paris. A huge crowd had gathered in Villepinte town hall and they were all in such high spirits. But this was still considered the quiet moments before the actual storm…
By Parvin Moshtari
I am an Iranian. A dictatorship is ruling my country. The fundamentalism ayatollahs have brought nothing but poverty and destruction in Iran. During the past 35 years the ayatollahs dark rule has executed tens of thousands of Iranians for political reasons, while millions of others have been viciously repressed. There is only one reason for all this: the ayatollahs can continue their rule only through crackdown and hangings on a daily basis. Women are especially targeted by this fundamentalism regime and they have been discriminated two-fold. Just a glance at the news from Iran gives us a clear indication: widespread political crackdown, escalating costs for daily goods, corruption, poverty and executions are skyrocketing in Iran.
By hamidreza Zarei
I was thinking to myself. I was trying to figure out the differences that will exist between Iranians gathering this year with the one of the past year. Politically, situation has changed a lot. That is a fact and the regime in Iran is now facing many internal and external crises. Rounds of revelations by the Iranian resistance have entangled the Iranian regime in an atomic pitfall. An atomic ambition which was supposed to save them from downfall has now become the subject of harsh internal disputes between different factions. Trying to find his way out, Khamenei changes his words every day.
Regional countries have now realized the necessity of combat against fundamentalism, symbolized in the clerical regime of Iran, have joined to form their front. Iran’s proxies such as its terrorist Quds force are receiving big blows everywhere. In Iraq they had a drastic defeat when many of them were killed in the Iraqi people’s uprising. In Yemen they are under the bombardments of Saudi alliance forces while in Syria the liberation army is advancing every day, pushing Assad forces back city after city.
Continue reading Future of Iran
by hamid mahjob
The main ringleaders of Islamic fundamentalism in the 21st century are the ayatollahs ruling Iran. In fact, extremist groups in the Middle East and across the globe are the offspring of this regime. This ideology, unable to resolve economic and social problems, is forced to turn to crackdown and repression inside Iran, and exporting terrorism and fundamentalism in the region in an effort to maintain its rule. One clear example in this regard is the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s.
The fundamentalism mullahs are the most notorious phenomenon of the 21st century. There is no solution to this dilemma other than the Iranian people and their organized resistance. Fighting fundamentalism and extremism in Iran is only possible with a more advanced and progressive ideology, being a tolerant and democratic version of Islam. The pioneer body of this front is the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran and Iranian Resistance led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi who has presented a very popular 10-point plan for the future of Iran. Thousands of political, human rights and intellectual dignitaries from across the globe are supporting this cause. This Iranian Resistance is the only democratic alternative to the ayatollahs in Iran and the only solution to fight terrorism and fundamentalism. Thus, fundamentalism will never be uprooted as long as the ayatollahs are in power in Iran. The Iranian diaspora will be holding their annual gathering in Paris on June 13 this year to show the world that the Iranian people despise the ayatollahs and are seeking change.