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Iran: Sanctions relief money is spent on terrorism

This article originally posted om the Hill.com

By Shahriar Kia

Developments following the landmark nuclear deal struck between Tehran and the world powers prove that hopes for the recovery of Iran’s economy in a post-JCPOA era is false placed.

The economic crisis riddling Iran is a byproduct of the corruption ingrained in the structure of the fundamentalist regime ruling the country and the very foundations it has been established on. And this isn’t something that is going to change as a result of an international treaty or an alteration of the country’s political lineup.

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Political prisoners in Iran continuing hunger strike

By Shahriar Kia

In Iran, three political prisoners by the names of Rasoul Razavi, Morteza Morad Pour and Hossein Ali Mohammadi have continued their hunger strike on November 12th

Protesting regime officials’ refusal to release him, Razavi remains steadfast on his hunger strike since October 4th after being exiled to Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran.

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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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Iran-backed militia target opposition camp in Iraq in new rocket attack

Pro-Iran militia groups in Iraq on Monday, July 4th staged a new rocket attack against Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport, home to the remaining members of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), destroying a large number of trailers and creating havoc amongst the community of Iranian refugees.
Early reports indicate a number of the residents in the camp have been injured and transferred to a nearby hospital for medical care. This is the latest rocket attack against this camp after the deadly 29 October 2015 attack that left over 24 residents killed and a large section of the camp leveled. This new rocket barrage is staged after 8 days of an intensified siege on Liberty imposed at the behest of the Iranian regime through the crackdown committee controlling daily affairs in the camp. All deliveries of fuel, food, medicine and hygiene products into Liberty have been banned and most recently even the rented sewage dump tracks are not allowed into the camp. This has left the residents facing a major hygiene crisis as the black water tanks will overflow into the residential areas.
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The residents of Camp Liberty were promised protection by the United Nations, the U.S. government and the government of Iraq. However, they have been the targets of five different rocket attacks from February 2013 to this day, leaving dozens of residents killed and injured. This recent attack has left the residents in further fear of their uncertain future in Iraq.

Delivery of fuel, food stuff and medicine to Camp Liberty prevented for the fourth successive day

2016, for the fourth successive day, the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents has prevented entry of tankers carrying fuel and oil for generators, and trucks carrying food stuffs, hygiene products and medicine to Camp Liberty. They have sent back the tankers and trucks after stopping them for some time. This inhumane measure which has started since June 27th, will rapidly create a crisis in the Camp.
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Iran: Call for urgent action to save the lives of political prisoners on hunger strike

calls on all international human rights organizations especially the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, the Rapporteur on the right to life and the Rapporteur of the working group on arbitrary arrests to take immediate and effective action to address the situation of political prisoners especially the political prisoner on hunger strike Jafar Azimzadeh who is in critical condition.
The religious fascism ruling Iran not only does not respond to the justified demands of political prisoners, but has increased pressure on them, and with trumped up charges and various obstacles is trying to further harass and torture them. Continue reading Iran: Call for urgent action to save the lives of political prisoners on hunger strike