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The Women Of Iran Can Bring About Change–If Not Suppressed

Originally published by Forbes

BYAmir Basiri

Mr. Basiri is an Iranian human rights activist and supporter of democratic regime change in Iran.

In Iran, a recent spate of acid attacks against women and the execution of a young woman charged with murdering her alleged rapist have turned the spotlight on the issue of women’s rights in the country. Although the events show a spike in human rights abuses against women in Iran, the discrimination against and suppression of Iranian women is nothing new and has been institutionalized in the very foundations and constitution of the clerical regime ruling the country.

But these events also betray the Iranian regime’s vain attempts at exuding power and frantic efforts to contain the numerous crises it is facing. It is also a reminder that women are the driving force behind the struggle against extremism and Islamic fundamentalism, and have the potential to bring about change in Iran and the region.

This is a reality that is fully understood by the Iranian regime, and explains why Tehran’s rulers resort to mounting up repression and pressure against the country’s female population whenever they feel the threat of social uprisings. Continue reading The Women Of Iran Can Bring About Change–If Not Suppressed

Iraqi agents of Hadi al-Ameri and Faleh al-Fayad steal Camp Ashraf properties

Agents of Iraq’s National Security organ headed by Faleh al-Fayad and the Badr Organization of Hadi al-Ameri looted and stole property from Camp Ashraf belonging to the Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty

Iraqi agents used 50 flatbed trucks to carry out the stolen goods that include vehicles and loot from 10 large warehouses in recent weeks.

On September 5, 2013 a joint plan between UNAMI and the U.S. Embassy in Iraq for the evacuation of Camp Ashraf when the last group of residents left Ashraf based on this plan stipulates that the Government of Iraq “shall safeguard and guarantee all Ashraf property”.

In July, Nouri al-Maliki handed over Camp Ashraf to the Commander of the terrorists Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri to use the camp for assembling the terrorist militias affiliated with the Iranian regime.

Since then agents affiliated with the office Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayad, the Badr Organization and the Iraqi Intelligence officially responsible for safeguarding the properties began looting and stealing the belongings of Iranian dissidents that had remained in the camp based on a plan by the office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Continue reading Iraqi agents of Hadi al-Ameri and Faleh al-Fayad steal Camp Ashraf properties

Six more hanged in Iran as regime execution rate soars

Six more prisoners were hanged in Iran on November 13 as the execution rate soars under so-called ‘moderate’ Hassan Rouhani.

Two men named as Vahid Shahbakhsh and Mahmoud Shahbakhsh were hanged in the main prison in the city of Zahedan, south-eastern Iran.

Vahid, in his 30s, had been sentenced to three years in prison plus execution and was held in section 4 of the prison.

Mahmoud, 26, had been sentenced to death was being held in section 1 of the prison.

Both men were classified as ‘security’ prisoners, a term the Iranian regime uses for the inmates that are not being held as criminals. There is no information available on any legal process the men may have gone through. Continue reading Six more hanged in Iran as regime execution rate soars

Washington Must Not Ignore Iran’s Threat against Camp Liberty

Published by Breitbart News

The Iranian regime has been conspicuously furthering its agendas in Iraq while a U.S.-led coalition is fast busy countering the mounting threat of the Islamic State, an extremist group that has occupied large swaths of Iraq and Syria in past months.

Included among Tehran’s strategic goals in Iraq are the empowerment of its proxy Shiite militia forces and the further suppression of Iranian dissidents residing in Camp Liberty. Unless Washington takes the correct measures and counters Iran’s advances, further disasters will occur.

In Iraq, Iran-backed militia groups have gained considerable strength by taking advantage of the Iraqi army’s collapse in facing the Islamic State (otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL), and they are now controlling security throughout much of Iraq, including Baghdad, the country’s capital. Continue reading Washington Must Not Ignore Iran’s Threat against Camp Liberty

Maryam Rajavi: Reyhaneh Jabbari’s hanging and acid attacks are two sides of mullahs’ savagery against Iranian women

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance described the hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a 26- years old university student and a decorator as another sign of savagery and misogyny of the clerical regime.

Mrs. Rajavi said: The savage hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari is the other side of the coin of the mullahs’ anti-human crime of acid attacks against innocent Iranian women and girls.

Mrs. Rajavi urged international human rights organizations and women rights organizations to strongly condemn hanging of Reyhaneh Jabbari and to demand binding action to stop torture and executions in Iran. Continue reading Maryam Rajavi: Reyhaneh Jabbari’s hanging and acid attacks are two sides of mullahs’ savagery against Iranian women

Maryam Rajavi condemns wave of acid attacks against Iranian women

New wave of splashing acid on young Iranain women’s faces in Esfahan on pretext of mal-veiling

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance  expressed deep resentment for these appalling crimes and said: The mullahs’ regime that is fearful of mounting popular discontent, especially that of women and the youth, is attempting to prevent the explosion of their wrath through these brutalities and intimidation.

In recent days, organized gangs affiliated with the mullahs’ regime have been splashing acid on the faces of a large number of young women in Esfahan under the pretext of “mal-veiling”. The victims of this heinous act amount to eight, six of whom have been hospitalized in Esfahan’s Feiz Hospital.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed deep resentment for these appalling crimes by clerical regime’s elements and called on all human rights bodies and women’s rights defenders to condemn these atrocities. She said: International community’s silence in the face of these brutalities under the pretext of nuclear talks is tantamount to encouraging the mullahs’ regime to continue these atrocities in Iran. Continue reading Maryam Rajavi condemns wave of acid attacks against Iranian women

Iraq refuses to hand over body of Iranian opposition member died of medical siege on Camp Liberty

The Iraqi committee tasked with suppression of Camp Ashraf residents is refusing to hand over the body of Taghi Abbassian, who died in September due to the medical siege of Camp Liberty
The committee continues to use hostage-taking of the deceased as a mean to psychologically torture the members of families of the victims and residents of Camp Liberty

In an inhuman and anti-Islamic measure, the Iraqi committee tasked with suppression of Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf who are currently in Camp Liberty, is refusing to hand over for burial the body of a resident who died last month due to medical siege.

Mr. Taghi Abbassian, a member of Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), died last month due to the medical siege imposed on Camp Liberty. Continue reading Iraq refuses to hand over body of Iranian opposition member died of medical siege on Camp Liberty