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Hold the Iranian Regime Accountable for Its Atrocities

This article posred on Americab Thinkers – October 9 2016

By Shahriar Kia

October 10th will mark the 14th World Day Against Death Penalty, where people around the world will rally to support the abolition of executions. While we have reason to celebrate progress in seeing more countries abolish the death penalty in 2015, with 169 of the 193 member states of the UN having been execution-free in the past year, we also need to raise awareness and alarm in regions and countries where the state of human rights and the application of capital punishment has continued to deteriorate.

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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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Maryam Rajavi: Relocation of Camp Liberty residents, a strategic setback for the clerical regime, calls for a new era of change and advancement

Iranians celebrated the successful conclusion of Camp Liberty residents’ relocation from Iraq to Europe at the office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Auvers-sur-Oise on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in a ceremony in the presence of French, European and Arab dignitaries.

The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi described the relocation as a strategic setback for the clerical regime, adding that the bells toll and call for change and for an era of progress and advancement.

Maryam Rajavi added: In these 14 years, thanks to the endurance of the PMOI and its members in Ashraf and Camp Liberty, and relentless political and international campaigns, the clerical regime’s schemes to destroy and annihilate the Iranian Resistance were thwarted. The Iranian people’s movement for freedom thus took a substantial step forward against the clerical regime. The regime’s plan to guarantee its own survival with the physical elimination of the PMOI/MEK was foiled.

A number of political dignitaries, old friends of the Iranian Resistance, and staunch defendants of Ashraf attended the ceremony. They included Sid Ahmad Ghozali, former Prime Minister of Algeria; Alejo Vidal Quadras, President of the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) and former Vice President of the European Parliament; Ms. Ingrid Betancourt, former presidential candidate for Columbia; Madam Annisa Boumediene, Expert on Islam and former First Lady of Algeria; Tahar Boumedra, former Chief of the Human Rights Office of the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq, and in charge of the Case in Ashraf; Bishop Jacque Gaillot and Mr. Jean-Pierre Muller, mayor of Magny-en-Vexin and head of the Committee of mayors against fundamentalism and for human rights; Pierre Bercis, President of the New Human Rights Foundation, and Sheikh Dahou Meskine, Secretary General of the Joint Committee of Muslims against Fundamentalism and for Human Rights.

They congratulated Mrs. Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance, and described the 14-year endurance of the PMOI in Ashraf and Liberty as an historical example.

In another part of her remarks, Mrs. Rajavi said: The regime ostensibly wanted to expel the Mojahedin from Iraq and to send them away from the Iranian border. Still, the mullahs’ real demand was their annihilation or their surrender to the mullahs’ rule. The fake arrest warrants issued by the Iraqi judiciary, the extradition schemes and the red notices passed on to Interpol, sought to pave the way for the same purpose.

The PMOI, however, endured in the face of a ruthless siege; it kept alight the flames of struggle for freedom and held high the flag of the movement for the overthrow of the Velayat-e Faqih regime. It preserved the Iranian nation’s moral, activist and strategic asset amidst the most horrifying crises in the Middle East.

Maryam Rajavi admired the powerful chain of solidarity and support for the residents of Ashraf and Camp Liberty in all five continents and added: It was the great power of conscience that rushed to the aid of the resistance from all around the world and prevent much worse disasters.

Referring to the movement to obtain justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran, the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect asserted: A new chapter has now opened, which is marked by the full-fledged advancement for the overthrow of the Velayat-e Faqih.

She added: It is not without reason that just yesterday, mullah Ahmad Jannati, head of the Assembly of Experts and the regime’s Council of Guardians, set all considerations aside and said, “If the PMOI had been given more opportunity and if they had not been massacred, they would have uprooted the regime.” So, at issue was not Islam or the Quran but preservation of the regime and its power by any means. But let me make it clear for Khamenei and his regime: The Iranian Resistance is now prepared a hundred times stronger and more experienced to forge ahead in its struggle.

The plight of human rights violations in Iran

The European Parliament recently witnessed 270 of its members issue a strongly worded statement lashing out and condemning the regime in Iran for its continuous and horrendous trend of human rights violations in contrast to preposterous claims of reforms and adopting a new approach. The statement encourages and rightfully demands the European Union and all Western governments “to condition any further relations with Iran to a clear progress on human rights and a halt to executions.” Continue reading The plight of human rights violations in Iran

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Ready For Change?

The Iran Presidential Election 2017 may see a change in regime.
One of the alternatives for President Hassan Rouhani could have been Maryam Rajavi, an anti-fundamentalist president-elect for the National Council of Resistance of Iran. But, the present constitution does not allow women in Iran to be electoral candidates.
Rajavi has a ten-point plan for future Iran. According to the plan, Iran will be a democratic country where the ballot box will decide everything.
Rajavi’s efforts are interesting to note since another woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is trying to be the first woman president of the United States. These two countries have an interesting relation.
Do you know, due to the morale policing of the present government, an Iranian model had to run away to Dubai?

Even though Iran agreed to Washington’s efforts for the nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has always been critical about it. The Iran Presidential Election 2017 may decide his faith as well.
Australia Network News spoke to Shahin Gobadi of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee. In the exclusive interview, Gobadi talked in detail about Rajavi’s plan for a secular Iran. According to him, the plan “articulates what kind of a future Iran” NCRI envisions to have.
Did you know some Iranian officials think Iranian women are corrupted by Kim Kardashian?
When asked about having a wide range of support from around the world, Gobadi said that the main support for NCRI was coming from Iran itself. “This movement is based on a very very extensive popular support among Iranians inside and outside Iran, who see this movement as the hope to … establish democracy,” Gobadi said.
“More than 120,000 of the activists of the People’s Mujahidin of Iran have been executed in Iran in the past 35 years.”
Italy had to hide its nude sculptures, when the Iranian President Visits Italy. Did you know that?
Gobadi believes Australia, like all other Western countries, should be more vocal against the human rights violation in Iran. He asks Australia not to have any relation with the companies which may be directly or indirectly related to Revolutionary Guards.
On July 9, NCRI is going to have a major gathering called “Free Iran” in Paris. People from all over the world and hundreds of dignitaries from all five continents are expected to take part in the Saturday event. According to Gobadi, around 100,000 people took part in the event in 2015. Here is a video about the event.
The Iran Presidential Election 2017 is going to be a crucial one. However, many in the opposition believe the election is rigged and has no legitimacy

‘Free Iran’ rally gives voice to those still suffering in Iran

political prisoner, who escaped Iran last year, has written his account of why he plans to join tens of thousands of Iranians and their international supporters at the July 9 “Free Iran” rally in Paris. Continue reading ‘Free Iran’ rally gives voice to those still suffering in Iran