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Iran point man wounded in Syria marks change of tide

by:Shahriar Kia
For nearly 5 years the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force’s notorious chief Qassem Suleimani has been spearheading Iran’s full-pledged support for the Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. This shadowy figure has been the symbol of Tehran’s infamous plots in Syria, and reports have also indicated Suleimani was running the show and issuing orders to senior Syrian generals and political officials, and at times, even Assad himself. Enjoying the full support of and reporting only to Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, Suleimani had unimaginable authority in Syria. That is why a recent report of the Quds Force chief being severely injured in clashes south of Aleppo has sounded major alarm bells in Tehran, and the entire region.
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Iran’s Islamic republic main source of fundamentalism and instability

By Nasrin Younesi

My country Iran has a 2,500 year history; the country of Cyrus the Great, where the first freedom charter was written is now in the hands of mullahs; savage animals who pretend to be human.
In all corners of the world, people rise up to demand their rights, and if their demands are not met, at least their voice is heard.
However, the ruthless mullahs have for the past 4 decades punished any voice of discontent with torture and execution. Yet given that freedom and liberation runs in the veins of every Iranian, they will pay the price, even if it costs them their lives. Continue reading Iran’s Islamic republic main source of fundamentalism and instability

Video: Daughter of Iran political prisoner speaks out

Watch the video of the testimony by Paria Kohandel, a young Iranian political activist who is the daughter of prominent political prisoner Saleh Kohandel and who escaped the sufferings and torments in Iran months ago.

Text of speech by Paria Kohandel at a conference on human rights in Iran on the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty
Paris – October 10, 2015

Greetings to my dear sister Maryam [Rajavi] and all you dear friends,
Greetings to the combatants in Camp Liberty and all my compatriots that hear my voice,

My name is Paria Kohandel and I left Iran only a few months ago.
My father is political prisoner Saleh Kohandel who is imprisoned in the dreaded Gohardasht Prison.
On April 19, 2011, my dear uncle Akbar and my beloved aunt Mahdieh were martyred in an attack [on Camp Ashraf] by Nuri Maliki’s paid hands.

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U.S. Senate hearing urges protection for Iran dissidents in Camp Liberty

The U.S. government must live up to its promise of protecting thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, MEK (or Mujahedin e Khalq, MEK), who are based at Camp Liberty, near Baghdad, a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services was told on Wednesday.
The hearing, entitled Iranian Influence in Iraq and the Case of Camp Liberty, was aired live on the Senate website.
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Iraq: Family unit or taking advantages of families

Camp Liberty in vicinity of Baghdad International Airport is home to thousands of Iranian dissidents, including nearly 1000 women, members of People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). The Mullahs in Iran have found PMOI their most threatening enemy. Fear of this most structured organization, capable of overthrowing the regime, has made Iranian authorities, such as Khamenei and Rouhani, to direct their proxies in Iraq “to make life intolerable for them”.
PMOI women protest in camp liberty
Women members of PMOI, residents at Camp Liberty, try to get their voice to the responsible authorities
Apart from logistics and medical blockade, the Iraqi intelligence agents, loyal to Iranian regime, are pursuing the same scenarios that ended with bloody massacres in Camp Ashraf. More than 100 residents of Camp Ashraf, former home of Camp Liberty residents were slain and many injured in attacks ordered by Nouri Maliki. Having not been able to get rid of the residents by terrorist Para military attacks, Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) thought of a new filthy trick, bringing its agents disguised as residents ‘families.
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Reality of Sit-in Staged by Iranian Regime Agents at Camp Liberty Entrance

The new round of harassment and psychological torture against Liberty residents by dispatching Iranian regime agents and having them stationed at Liberty’s entrance on different days began on Monday, 7 September 2015. Under the guise of requesting family visits with the residents, they have begun actually chanting slogans against the residents, hurling stones and initiating other provocative measures.

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Two years on, massacre of Iranian dissidents in Iraq went unpunished

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