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Iran: Sunni execution proves human rights sanctions are necessary

At a time when one would think Iran after the nuclear agreement with the international community would begin to wind down its human rights violations, especially the use of executions, recent reports indicate 33 individuals were sent to the gallows on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Congress should dismiss any call for appeasement vis-à-vis Iran and continue pursuing and holding firm its sanctions against the mullahs’, especially those punishing Tehran’s atrocious human rights violations.

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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.

Iran: Letters of 5 political prisoners to UN Secretary-General – See more at: http://www.iran-efshagar.com/english/explore/news/iran-letters-of-5-political-prisoners-to-un-secretary-general.html#sthash.drQe62mp.dpuf

By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Political prisoners condemn mullahs’ intelligence plot to murder and massacre their relatives and other Iranian refugees in Iraq. Since Camp Liberty is under UN monitoring, the political prisoners concerned with their loved ones in Liberty, are asking the UN to prevent the course that is leading to another deadly attack against Liberty
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Merchants obstructed from purchasing Camp Liberty residents’ property despite approval by Government of Iraq

fact that for the second time last week Camp Liberty residents were officially informed that the Government of Iraq has approved the sale of their property in Camp Liberty, seven Iraqi merchants who had come to the camp to purchase the property were turned back on May 19, 2016. The merchants who had braved the difficult security condition in Iraq to come to Camp Liberty were insulted by officers of the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents and were forced to return after a long delay.
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Aleppo: The Blood-soaked City of Syria

The crimes committed by the Bashar Assad regime in Aleppo and the massacre of innocent people rages on, becoming the focal point of a new round of international diplomatic efforts, especially in the Middle East and Arab and Islamic countries. The Syrian opposition-related Orient News reported massive airstrikes leveling the city of Aleppo continued for the second week. The humanitarian crisis in Aleppo has shocked public opinion the world over, leaving this very important question unanswered: Is there an end in sight?
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Iran regime broadcasts video to recruit children for Syria war

The Iranian regime, faced with a crisis in recruiting fighters to defend Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, has embarked on a new propaganda campaign to encourage children to join the war in Syria.
The Iranian regime’s state media have been broadcasting a new promotional clip entitled ‘Martyrs who defend the sacred shrine’ in recent days encourage young children to take part in the war. Continue reading Iran regime broadcasts video to recruit children for Syria war