Tag Archives: life

201471811628150808761_iraqi-sheikhs-gathering-in-camp-ashraf-[file-photo]

Iraq: 3,100 tribal leaders call for protection of Iranians in Camp Liberty

In a joint statement, over 3,100 Iraqi tribal leaders and sheikhs from across Iraq have called for protection of Iranian opposition members in Camp Liberty located near Baghdad Airport. Also they called for an end to medical blockade imposed on the Iranian political refugees by the Iraqi government of Nouri Al-Maliki.

The Iraqi sheikhs condemned the Iranian regime meddling in their country and called for the clerical regime’s expulsion from Iraq. Continue reading

Iran-Repression2

12-MONTH REPORT CARD: IRAN UNDER HASSAN ROUHANI – Part II

Continued from 12-MONTH REPORT CARD: IRAN UNDER HASSAN ROUHANI – Part I

Repression

Repression and execution have intensified under Hassan Rouhani’s tenure, provoking immense international concerns.

1. Execution

On March 16, 2014, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon expressed concerns over the soaring rate of executions in Iran – including as many as 675 last year – and said in a report to the UN Human Rights Council,“The new government has not changed its approach regarding the application of the death penalty and seems to have followed the practice of previous administrations, which relied heavily on the death penalty to combat crime.” Continue reading

Camp Liberty

NCRI-FAC: Iran’s disinformation campaign against Camp Liberty

In a statement, the National Council of Resistance’s Foreign Affairs Committee (NCRI-FAC) revealed new information about efforts led by the Iranian regime to disseminate false information about alleged cooperation between ISIS and the PMOI/MEK in order to set the stage for another massacre in Camp Liberty, where nearly 3,000 PMOI members reside. The statement follows:

Preparation of the ground for massacre of Liberty residents

The Iranian clerical regime’s campaign to spread false information about the cooperation of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) with ISIS, which started since the early days of the recent Iraq crisis, continues. The goal is clearly preparing the ground for a large scale massacre of Iranian refugees, members of PMOI, in Camp Liberty. The Iranian resistance has warned about it in past few weeks in various letters and statements (including July 5 and 7 statements).

The stance of the PMOI, the NCRI and Liberty residents against terrorism, extremism and fundamentalism has been very clear in the past three decades. They never had any relationship with groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS, and have repeatedly condemned crimes of these terrorist groups. By launching a fear campaign, the mullahs attempt to label any opposition to the growing meddling of the clerical regime in Iraq and the recognition of the rights of the oppressed people of Iraq as supporting ISIS. Under the cover of fighting against ISIS, the mullahs try to justify and legitimatize their meddling in Iraq. It is no coincidence that after the large gathering of the Iranian resistance on June 27 in Paris and the strong positions of the most prominent American, European, and Arab dignitaries against Iranian regime’s meddling in Iraq, the mullahs have intensified their disinformation campaign including by using non-Iranian agents.

Official website of state TV and radio known as news network (Shabakeh Khabar), in a news story titled “Behind the alliance of hypocrites (PMOI) and ISIS” quoted a well-known French agent of the regime, Thierry Mayssan, as saying “PMOI elements have been fighting since three months ago alongside ISIS group in Syria and Iraq, and the French government dispatches French officers to train PMOI terrorist group and ISIS in Syria and Iraq…The French secret service along with CIA and Mossad intend to spread insecurity within the Iranian borders using PMOI and Takfiris”.

Thierry Maysan, whom the clerical regime calls a French specialist regularly travels to Iran and previously claimed the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States have been organized by the US intelligence services. In his December 2012 meeting with Habilian Association, a branch of the MOIS, in a ridiculous lie he claimed that Francois Mitterrand’s wife ordered the sale of blood contaminated with the AIDS virus to the PMOI to be injected to its members to annihilate them!
In late June, the mullahs’ media widely quoted “Iraqi intelligence sources” as saying, “120 members of the PMOI along with ISIS and the remnants of Saddam’s regime are fighting in Mosul … They have entered Mosul from France and several western countries”. Abbas al-Bayati, a Member of Iraqi Parliament close to Maliki repeated these lies on July 1st and said: “The Iraqi government will give them a decisive response.” On July 5 Awad Al-Awady, another agent of the mullahs in Iraq’s parliament said “PMOI’s joining with ISIS is a threat to the security of Iraq,” and “the Iraqi government has the right to issue an international arrest warrant through Interpol against PMOI’s leadership”. On July 6 the Iraqi newspaper Al-Aalam, affiliated to Maliki, wrote: “PMOI members have been fighting alongside ISIS in Syria and Iraq since three months ago.”

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran with regards to this evil campaign draws the public attention to the following points:

1 – As mentioned above, the PMOI, the NCRI and Camp Liberty residents has never had any relation with ISIS. The Iranian resistance has never interfered in the internal affairs of Iraq and believes that the Iraqi people should decide about their future. Thus, the Iranian Resistance has always opposed meddling of the Iranian regime in Iraq, and it has constantly exposed the regime destructive meddling in Iraq. The Iranian resistance distinguishes between the legitimate aspirations of the Iraqi people who are oppressed, and an extremist group that takes advantage of this situation.

2 – Remarks by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Iranian Resistance, in the huge gathering of Iranians in Paris on June 27 in the presence of 600 parliamentarians and prominent political figures, especially former U.S. senior officials leaves no ambiguity. She said: “The Iranian regime made vain attempts to confront the Iraqi people’s uprising by characterizing the rebellion of millions of Iraqis as terrorism and actions of extremist groups. This was while tribal leaders and the people of Iraq have for weeks repeatedly condemned any form of extremism and terrorism as well as any assault and aggression against civilians. They have underscored that they themselves had been at war with terrorism and Al-Qaeda in Iraq previously and are prepared to do so again. But, one cannot ignore the terrorism by the Maliki government and the Iranian regime, which is the root cause of this situation. She added, ” there is widespread consensus internationally that the current state of affairs in Iraq emanates from Maliki’s authoritarian and suppressive policies.

Therefore, there is only one solution, and that is to oust Maliki, to evict the Iranian regime from Iraq and to establish a democratic and inclusive government instead.

3 – For the PMOI, itself Shiite, stories such as Islamic caliphate and crimes such as blowing up Shiites’ and other religions’ worship places are not only inhumane, but serves the aims of the mullahs’ regime and fuels the Sunni-Shiite conflict. President of Al-Arabiya television network on July 6 wrote: “In our opinion, both in Syria and in Iraq, the Iran’s ruling Mullahs regime is a purported enemy but secret ally of ISIS. Everyone knows that Al Qaeda and ISIS, despite their largely anti-Shiite culture never targeted the interests of the clerical regime anywhere.”

4. The aforementioned fabrications are part and parcel of mullahs’ conspiracy to annihilate Camp Liberty residents. On June 26, Maliki sent a delegation to Tehran to request military assistance and support for his third term as prime minister. In return, the Iranian regime’s officials demanded the ratcheting up of suppression against Camp Liberty. Three officers who participated in the Ashraf massacres in the years of 2009, 2011 and 2013, along with agents of the Iraqi intelligence, were stationed at a place in proximity to Camp Liberty. A number of agents of the terrorist Quds Force who cannot speak Arabic are present at this center with them. Recently, the Iraqi forces and the Iranian regime’s agents have set up check points at 14 points around Camp Liberty and the machine-guns in these stations aim at the residents inside the camp.

5. The demonizing campaign of mullahs against the Iranian Resistance is nothing new. On June 14, 2014, Fars, the IRGC news agency, wrote on the Iraq crisis that one should not “forget the potency and effectiveness of psychological operation; a tactic that the Syrian regime has also attained good results from”. During this period, as has always been the case with the regime of Iran, this regime has attempted to portray to U.S., UN and European countries through the Iraqi government and other “intermediaries” that PMOI supports ISIS and has connections with it. Similarly a decade ago, in order to keep the PMOI on the terrorist list, the clerical regime claimed that Ashraf residents send women for suicide operations to Karbala and are planning to blow up U.S. facilities in the Green Zone. These nonsense have been proven void of any truth in the United States court. In 2003 and prior, the Iranian regime alleged that Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction are hidden in PMOI bases. previously, the killing of Christian pastors in 1994, blowing up the shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad in the same year, the massacre in Mecca and setting Kabeh on fire in July 1987, as well as hundreds of other crimes, all committed by the Iranian intelligence and the IRGC, were blamed on the PMOI.

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran once again warns of the ominous plots by the mullahs’ regime to carry out another bloodbath in Camp Liberty. Given the repeated and written commitments of the United States and the United Nations concerning the safety and security of Camp Liberty residents, calls for urgent action for protection of Camp Liberty.

Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 13, 2014

IRAN: APPALLING HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS CONTINUES

Iran-Human-Rights

Baluch Political Prisoner Slain Under Brutal Torture

On Wednesday, June 25th, Baluch political prisoner Hamzeh Narouei, 23, was killed under brutal torture. Narouei was arrested 7 months ago in the city of Zahedan for his political activities. He spent over 4 months in solitary confinement in the quarantine section in central prison of Zahedan, incommunicado and in medieval conditions.

When a group of judiciary officials visited the ward in which Narouei was held, this martyr of freedom protested against the inhumane conditions. Sargol Zay, deputy prosecutor of Sistan and Baluchistan province, punished him with an order of torture. While being tortured, he was killed by the interrogators of the intelligence ministry. Continue reading

A46E91D1-3C13-4889-9A49-40A2B68FEE2D_mw1024_n_s

Iraqi forces set stage for more suppression of Iranians in Camp Liberty

A new statement issued by the NCRI reveals new information about the ongoing preparations by the Iraqi government and the Iranian regime for another massacre in Camp Liberty. The statement follows:

The terrorist Quds Force and the Iraqi forces under the command of the Iraqi Prime Ministry are making preparations for suppressive measures and further attacks onCamp Liberty in the recent weeks. Continue reading

20130209-liberty-police1

Iraqi government sets stage for attacks on Camp Liberty Iranians by disseminating false information

The clerical regime’s terrorist Qods Force and its puppet government in Iraq are disseminating false reports and fabricating bogus scenarios about cooperation between the People’s Mojahedin (PMOI/MEK) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in a bid to exploit the current situation in Iraq and attack Camp Liberty and cause carnage.

To this end, the state-run news agency, ISNA, dispatched a totally false report on July 1, quoting Abbas Bayati, an Iraqi MP and a confidant of [Prime Minister Nouri] al-Maliki: “Relevant Iraqi agencies have obtained information that show members of the MEK who have come from Europe have joined ISIS” and that “120 MEK members have entered the province of Nineveh from Turkish borders to cooperate with ISIS.” ISNA added: “If the involvement of these individuals in terrorist operations against the security forces in Nineveh is proven, the Iraqi government will deal them a decisive response.” Continue reading

2014-02-24T190905Z_1_CBREA1N1H7700_RTROPTP_3_IRAQ

Mr. President: Keep Your Promises to Camp Liberty!

Originally published on Townhall.com

Ken Blackwell | Jul 03, 2014

One hundred years ago this summer, the German Chancellor reacted with shock and dismay when the British ambassador brought him news of his country’s declaration of war. Germany had invaded Belgium, a country whose independence Germany had pledged by treaty to respect. The Chancellor was distraught. He said he could not believe Britain would go to war over “a scrap of paper.”

Americans this summer are not so much war weary as war wary. We certainly donot want any further entanglements in the Mideast. But we do know that great countries keep their word. If they don’t keep their word, they cease to be great countries. Our pledges must not be “a scrap of paper.” Continue reading

Camp Ashraf

Iraqi agents continue large scale plundering of property in Camp Ashraf

The agents of the Iraqi Prime Ministry committee tasked with the suppression of Iranian opposition members in Iraq and Nouri al-Maliki’s national security apparatus, as well as elements of Badr Organization headed by Iraqi Minister of Transportation Hadi al-Ameri, continue to plunder properties in Camp Ashraf belonging to the residents who are now residing in Camp Liberty.

In addition to automobiles, they have now been ordered to proceed with stealing larger vehicles, including IFA trucks from Camp Ashraf. Continue reading

A46E91D1-3C13-4889-9A49-40A2B68FEE2D_mw1024_n_s

Iraqi forces in Camp Liberty undertake provocative measures paving way for another massacre

The Iraqi forces affiliated with the Iraqi Prime Ministry undertook provocative and suspicious measures around Camp Liberty at night on Friday, 27 June 2014. The measures were very similar to actions taken by these forces in the weeks prior to the 1 September 2013 massacre in Camp Ashraf.

Iraqi Prime Ministry forces have installed more heavy BKC machine guns pointed directly into the camp and the residents’ trailers.

In two incidents in the middle of the night (12:45 am and 2:00 am) they opened fire with AK-47 rifles into the camp in two different areas, with their bullets passing above the residents’ trailers. Continue reading

asharf_map_300

Iraqi PM Committee and Badr Organization continue theft of Camp Ashraf property

In continuation of the systematic and large-scale theft of Ashraf’s property in recent days by the Ashraf suppression committee in the Iraqi Prime Ministry, now Hadi Ameri, commander of the 9th Badr force, has ordered forces under his command to steal all Jeep Land Cruisers belonging to PMOI at Ashraf, which amount to over 400. Hadi Ameri has said that he needs the vehicles to once again form the Badr divisions. Coincidently, the Ashraf suppression committee and National Security are continuing the theft of Ashraf’s property. Continue reading