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Five years after massacre at Camp Ashraf on July 28-29, 2009

On July 28-29, 2009, Iraqi forces stormed Camp Ashraf and murdered eleven defenseless residents while U.S. forces were still present at the camp and only observed the events as they unraveled. During the same attack, Iraqi forces abducted 36 of the residents.

It was only after 72 days of a hunger strike by the hostages, hundreds of Camp Ashraf residents, and Iranians across the world that the Iraqi government was forced to release the hostages, who by then were on the brink of death. Continue reading

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Arab lawyers demand protection for Liberty and Ashraf massacre probe

NCRI – More than 13,000 Arab lawyers and judges have demanded improved security for the residents of Camp Liberty and a full investigation into the September 1, 2013, massacre at Camp Ashraf.

The joint statement published by Assembly of Independent Jurists For Defense of Human Rights in Iraq also calls on the United nations to deploy troops in Camp Liberty to provide daily protection for Iranian residents of Camp Liberty. Continue reading

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Iraqi forces send away more buyers of Camp Ashraf property

4 Iraqi merchants turned back from Camp Liberty entrance after several hours delay

In the past months 75 merchants gone to Liberty to buy Ashraf property have been turned back

NCRI – On Wednesday, 23 July 2014, four Iraqi merchants who had referred to Camp Liberty to discuss purchase of residents’ property in Ashraf were not allowed to enter the camp and were turned back by the Iraqi Prime Ministry agents under the command of Ahmed Khozair after they were stalled at Camp Liberty’s entrance checkpoint for several hours in the scorching weather in the month of Ramadan. This is while the specifications of these merchants had been given to Iraqi agents and UNAMI in advance. Thus, in the recent months, at least 75 Iraqi merchants who had gone to Camp Liberty to purchase the property in Ashraf have been turned back. Continue reading

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Maryam Rajavi: Iranian regime should not be allowed to play with time in nuclear talks

Wasting time and bargaining during nuclear negotiations is the mullahs’ only mode of operation; they will let up only when confronted with firmness

• In light of the regional circumstances, Khamenei wants to maintain the regime’s nuclear infrastructure and capability for acquiring the bomb

• The international community must pursue the full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions by the clerical regime

The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, has described the fruitless Vienna negotiations and the regime’s refusal to accept a comprehensive agreement that could permanently prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon as a failure for the policy of appeasing and showing latitude towards the regime. Continue reading

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

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

Foreign Policy

 In Rouhani’s government the policy of meddling in other countries and exporting terrorism and fundamentalism has intensified each day.

The US State Department recently reported that the Iranian regime remains a major supporter of terrorism and continues to challenge requests to prove its nuclear ambitions are peaceful. The State Department added that Tehran is pressing its support of Palestinian terrorist groups and strengthening its presence in Africa, and attempting to smuggle weapons to separatists in Yemen and Bahrain. Continue reading

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Urgent: Iraqi government intensifies provocative measures to massacre Camp Liberty Iranians

The forces under the command of Iraq’s prime ministry continue to impose anti-human restrictions, carry out repressive and provocative measures, and pave the way for a raid and massacre against the residents.

In a most worrisome act on Thursday, July 17, Iraqi suppressive forces known as SWAT who were wearing masks went on top of the bunkers outside the camp and began reconnaissance of various sections of the camp from behind the T-walls. Continue reading

NCRI: Maliki, Badr Organization agents continue to plunder PMOI (MEK) property in Camp Ashraf, Iraq

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In a new statement, the NCRI has dispatched new information about the plot by the Iranian regime and its elements in the Iraqi government to take advantage of the unrest in Iraq to plunder the property of Camp Ashraf residents. The statement follows.

NCRI – The systematic plunder of property of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MeK) in Camp Ashraf by the Iraqi Prime Ministry Committee tasked to suppress the camp residents, Maliki’s national security apparatus, and Commander of Badr Organization (9 Badr Corps). Hadi Ameri that took on a broad dimension last month continues. Continue reading

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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

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Threat of Nuclear Iran Looms Due to the West’s Weak Resolve

Originally published on Clarion Project

The sixth and final round of talks between the Iranian regime and P5+1, which started on July 3, is quickly running its course toward its self-imposed July 20 deadline, at which time world powers and the Iranian regime are supposed to reach a final agreement on Iran’s illicit nuclear program and curb the nuclear capabilities of a regime that has already proven to be a regional and global threat without nuclear weapons.

The talks were initially launched with a lot of pomp and ceremony. Accordingly, a lot of optimism was pumped into mainstream media, mainly centered on the positive changes that would supposedly occur now that the Iranian regime’s new president Hassan Rouhani had assumed office, and his foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was at the helm of Iranian negotiating team. Continue reading

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

Introduction

Hassan Rouhani was “elected” as the President on June 15, 2013.According to reports published by Iranian regime officials and by domestic and international media, the economic, political and social situations have all deteriorated in Iran during the past year, under Hassan Rouhani’s government. Of course, official data in Iran is very often tinged with propaganda, and the crises facing the regime are much more extensive than has been reported domestically. Nevertheless, the regime’s press provides an introductory look at these issues. In a series of special reports we will examine his record from various aspects:  Continue reading