She gets hold of her camera and checks the battery; it’s not fully charged. She thinks to herself, for the job I have it should be fully charged, most probably I won’t have access to any electricity.
It might be my last day of filming, she thought; because former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki threatened he would attack Ashraf, home to more than 3000 Iranian dissidents, members of Iranian opposition.
Continue reading The Last Image
Mr. Jalal Abedini is the 25th PMOI member that loses his life due to the medical blockade. Numerous requests for his transfer had been sent in the list of patients to various countries, including Finland and Britain, as well as the lists of patients sent to Ms. Jane Lute, representative of UN Secretary-General.
Call by Mrs. Rajavi on the United States and the United Nations for swift action to end the medical blockade which is a clear case of crime against humanity.
Friday afternoon, 17 April 2015, Mr. Jalal Abedini, a Camp Liberty resident, lost his life following a 6-hour-long surgery in a hospital in Baghdad due to an anti-human medical blockade and lack of free access to hospital and medical services and delay in treatment and surgery.
Continue reading Jalal dedicated his life for freedom of his compatriots in Iran
By Mohsen Sardary
Camp Ashraf in Iraq’s Diyala Province was home to nearly 3,400 members of the organized opposition facing the regime ruling Tehran and the scene of a horrific bloodbath in the early morning hours of April 8th, 2011.
The attack on this camp began at 4:45 am by the Iraqi Army 5th Division led by Staff Brigadier General Zia Kadhem Danbus. Five other Iraqi Army battalions, including a mechanized infantry battalion and an armored battalion from the Iraqi Army 9th Division also participated in this lethal assault.
This onslaught was carried out while the Iraqi government had provided official written guarantees to the US government in December 2008 pledging to respect Ashraf residents’ rights based on International Law.
Continue reading April 8th marks massacre of Iranian dissidents in Iraq’s Camp Ashraf
By Nasrin Faiz
Eids and national festivals and holidays are periods that highlight human values and everyone endeavors to show and let out these inner sentiments. For example, some people give donations to human rights organs. Some government organs and departments donate a day’s wage to the most needing sectors of the society. Some go to visit homeless and unattended families and children. Others go to refugee camps and comfort them with their support.
Continue reading With the arrival of the new Persian year, pressure builds on Liberty residents
By Foroogh Moezzi
Should our enemy, savagely, attack us without beholding any positive point for us, should they disgrace us to the darkest color we would welcome it in a way, as not only it differentiates us from the enemy ,but also demonstrates the great achievements we have embraced.
This was quoted from what a freedom fighter, of years ago, said about the enemy. This is what I have touched all these years since I first put my foot on this path. I spent years of my life, and my youth, in the darkness of the Mullahs’ religious dictatorship.
I have now won this opportunity of being one of the many members of Iranian people’s resistance against the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.
Continue reading Tomorrow will be too late
By Elham Kiamanesh
Women form half of the world’s population but they only possess 15% of its wealth! Only 5-10% of the world’s leaders are women! There has hardly ever been any cultural development on women in the past years! And we are in the 21st century, claiming to be in our ultimate level of technology and democracy!
To measure the level of democracy in one country, it is judged by its treatment of women in that country!
Does any nation claim to have achieved this level of democracy?!
Continue reading Women the force of change
By Abdollah Pakatchi
As the international Women’s day is coming up on March 8th, beholding the events of the past year or two may convince us that this is a day of failure rather than of celebration. No doubt, women are the most affected victims of fundamentalism that has emerged as the principal global threat of today. Yet, the events of this past year, may give us the notion that we are thinking in the right direction. Terrorists and extremists have had an upper hand, humiliating and mistreating women. Terrorist groups, no matter what they call themselves, no matter which part of the world they come from, misogyny is one of their foremost believes. This fact forces us surrender to the deduction that this is a day of failure for women’s rights. This impression is, nevertheless, a trap set forth by extremist to lure us to a wrong conclusion. This reductionist terminology finds itself in battle with the real world. The truth is that women’s struggle, in our time, is far ahead of what it was a decade ago.
Continue reading International women’s day in Iran: A Day to Celebrate, or . . . ?