Iran’s regime has impounded tens of thousands of cars since March because women inside the vehicles had not properly covered their hair with a headscarf, Tehran’s traffic police said Tuesday, AFP reported.
“Over the past eight months, more than 40,000 cases of bad hijab (headscarf) have been dealt with,” said Brigadier General Teymour Hosseini, quoted by the state-run ISNA news agency.
Continue reading Iran regime seizes thousands of cars for women’s veil offences – AFP
The United Nations Refugee Agency on Monday published an updated statement on the situation of several thousand members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), or Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), in Camp Liberty in Iraq.
Continue reading UNHCR issues update on situation of Camp Liberty residents
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.
Continue reading Iran point man wounded in Syria marks change of tide
On the morning of 19 June 1982, we had just eaten breakfast in the IRGC prison in the northern city of Lahijan. We tried sat in the corner of our cell in order to read a book. There were nine of us and were confined in a 16 meter squared cell. We were all political prisoners and opposed the religious regime in Iran for the crimes it had carried out against youths and freedom-loving individuals. Suddenly, the cell door that was locked with a heavy chain opened. The guard looked at us and said: Mohammad and Abdullah Samizadeh, come out! Mohaammad and Abdullah were brothers; both stepped out of the cell after a moment. I was a bit surprised; why did they take Mohammad and Abdullah at 7 in the morning I thought to myself. We became worried.
Continue reading Iran: three decades of execution and hanging continues
By: Ibrahim Seyedi
We are a volunteer group of members of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran who exited our country back in the 1980s due to the harsh repression and crackdown imposed by the regime’s leader Khomeini against us. We entered Iraq through legal means as political refugees and stationed in a camp called Ashraf, located 90 kilometers north of Baghdad. Our objective was to continue our struggle against the Iranian regime’s warmongering, export of terrorism and fundamentalism in our homeland and the entire Middle East. For around a quarter of a century we lived in our traditional home in Ashraf and enjoyed adequate recreational accommodations, service facilities and infrastructure. Ashraf met all standards of a relatively modern city along with a university and schools, summer pools, asphalt roads, kitchens, a bakery, a food storage complex, restaurant, shopping mall, sports centers, religious sites, city parks, small orchards, a central library with books and novels written by famous writers from across the globe, a hospital equipped with medical supplies along with hi-tech scanners, strong shelters that protected us against bombing threats, and last but not least, a number of 1 MW power generators that made us independent from Iraq’s nationwide power grid.
Continue reading Iraq: Consequences of a Betrayed Commitment
In tandem with the missile attack, it is 5 days now that Government of Iraq prevents entry of food, fuel to camp and bars discharge of sewage
The Security Council should act immediately to punish perpetrators of missile attack, provide security of Camp Liberty, and lift its blockade
Continue reading 5 days after attack, Iraq Gov bars entry of food & fuel to Camp Liberty
The United Nations and the European Union have a duty to ensure the protection of thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK), in Camp Liberty in Iraq, Ryszard Czarnecki, Vice President of the European Parliament, said in Brussels on Wednesday.
“As you know we in the European Parliament have been closely following the situation of these Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf and now in Camp Liberty,” Mr. Czarnecki told a meeting on human rights in Iran at the European Parliament.
Continue reading Top Euro-MP: UN must ensure protection of Camp Liberty residents