By Hassan Fallah
In a hot summer day in Iraq I am looking for a place to just sit down and rest after a few hours of work. Oh, I forgot to say that this is Camp Liberty in Iraq near Baghdad International Airport, and we are Iranian refugees who have been restricted to appease the fundamentalist ayatollahs in Iran. I finally reached the only cafeteria in this camp and I saw that there was a program being aired about the upcoming Iranian Resistance annual rally in Paris. I was caught off guard how this year’s gathering has come so soon. I know this event means a lot considering the status quo of the Middle East and Iran. I can even understand how much Iran’s ayatollahs are plotting to have this entire event cancelled.
Continue reading We can and we must
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…
Continue reading Just the right moment
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.
by Ahmad M
Ne’mat Ghasemi was born in Port Gonave, Iran. He was tall, skinny but very athletic. I met him in solitary confinement of a detention center in Shiraz. When they pushed me into the cell it was very dark, and I suddenly saw myself standing before a man that was severely tortured and his legs were wounded up to this knees. He was severely beaten, but his spirits were very high. I was a bit confused and thought that I didn’t belong there. The cell was very small for one person, let alone two. I was still standing when Ne’mat opened up some room for me and asked me to sit. A few minutes later they might come and take you for interrogation, and I might have to give you all the gauzes and dressing pads, he said.
Continue reading Resistance under torture
A young Iranian woman commits suicide
The report was very short, but it buzzed everywhere. A young Iranian woman threw herself off a bridge in Tehran. The image you are seeing is related to this tragic incident. That is why I am writing this piece for her, in memory of all the young women and girls in Iran that are left with no choice but to commit suicide because of the ayatollahs’ cruelty and crackdown. Those who dare to raise their voice, like Reyhaneh Jabbari, are executed for killing a state agent in self-defense. A state agent that intended to rape her, and she bravely resisted and said no and defended her dignity with her life. Or Farinaz Khosravani, another young Iranian woman who threw herself off a hotel to escape an intelligence agent’s aggression.
Continue reading For what ‘crime’?
by Mehrdad B
It was the winter of 1983 in the hallways of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. My eyes were blindfolded and I was placed with my back to the wall, waiting to be interrogated. I could hear the voices of the lashes and screams of other prisoners under torture. The passing of each second becomes unbearable in such circumstances.
I could feel prison guards, interrogators, prisoners all coming and going. Tortured prisoners were brought, falling to the ground from their pains… First names were called… I was in my thoughts: what will happen when my turn comes up? Can I endure all the torture, or will I give in? And so many other questions…
Continue reading Two blue pearls…
by Malik Alavi
The last time I saw him was back in Ashraf in September 2012, embracing me with the same humble face as always. Little did I know that I will never see him again!… Many years ago when I was in high-school in Iran, despite our age differential, he was one of my best friends while he was only 13 or years old. He was my young cousin, Fariborz.
Continue reading Me, Fariborz and unnamed tombs