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Who are the Iranian Mujahedin (MEK)?

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The Iranian Mujahedin or the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) is the principle opposition group to the Iranian regime. The PMOI has been struggling to establish freedom and democracy in Iran for the past 51 years. The PMOI was founded in 1965 by three Muslim university graduates and sought to replace the Shah’s dictatorship with a representative government that respects human rights. Several members of the PMOI were arrested and executed during shah dictatorship for the efforts to bring freedom and democracy to Iran.

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As UN Fetes Rouhani, Iranian Resistance Vows to Keep Fighting

By David A. Patten

posted on NEWSMAX.COM  Saturday, 24 Sep 2016

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani — who former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman says should be treated as “an international pariah” because his country “has more blood on its hands” than North Korea – has been warmly received by some members of the United Nations this week.

Rouhani’s visit to New York follows revelations of the Obama administration’s controversial decision to ship $1.7 billion to Iran — an arrangement the administration insists did not amount to paying ransom.

But the cash appeared to secure the release of U.S. prisoners in Iran, while consummating a deal with Iran’s mullahs that was intended to limit their nuclear enrichment activities for about a decade.

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Iraq: Thousands of Sheikhs Demand Iran’s Eviction, Protection of Camp Liberty

Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty near Baghdad must be provided safety and security, a statement issued by more than 3,000 Iraqi tribal sheikhs reads, adding Iran’s lethal meddling in this country and abroad is condemned and must come to an end.

Iran’s interference in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Iraq, have escalated into an unprecedented dimension, the statement by The National Council for Tribes of Iraq warns, accusing Iran’s forces in Syria of massacring innocent people through the bloodiest meddling by Tehran.
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The International Protection Needs of the Residents of Camp Liberty (Iraq) and the UNHCR Mandate

By Ad Melkert, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Iraq -2009-2011
Tahar Boumedra, Chief of UNAMI Human Rights Office and Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq, 2009-2012

June 2015

The International Protection Needs of the Residents
of Camp Liberty (Iraq) and the UNHCR Mandate

By Ad Melkert* and Tahar Boumedra**

I. Introduction: A case of neglect?

A road traffic accident on 16 March 2015 involving a black-water tanker belonging to Camp Liberty residents near Baghdad International Airport, and an Iraqi HUMVEE has put the spotlight on the way UNHCR is handling the applications for refugee status by the Camp’s residents.
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Iraq: Iranian dissidents need US protection 5 years after the April 2009 massacre

The recent events in Brussels, only months after the Paris massacre, have reminded us all how fragile our very way of life is, and how vulnerable we remain to terrorist attacks even in Western capitals. Unfortunately, Iranian refugees in Iraq have endured such atrocities time and again at the hands of Shiite militia proxies loyal to Iran. Continue reading Iraq: Iranian dissidents need US protection 5 years after the April 2009 massacre

Call for formation of an international committee to investigate crimes of Iranian regime in Camp Ashraf

In a program broadcasted on April 22 and 23 on the prisons and torture centers of the paramilitary forces affiliated with the Iranian regime in Iraq and on the massacre of innocent people, especially the Sunnis, Al-Jazeera TV said: “Some of the abductees were transferred to secret prisons in Ashraf Base. This base formerly belonged to the People’s Mojahedin Organization [PMOI/MEK] but was occupied by the Badr militias. Right now, close to 150 people have been executed by the paramilitary Badr forces in Ashraf and buried in mass graves.”
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A Reporter Who Captured the Image of Her Murderer

In the history of wars there have always been strange rare events that remain remembered forever. It might be hard for any reader to believe a human being has actually captured the image of her own murderer. Continue reading A Reporter Who Captured the Image of Her Murderer