January 31, 2014

15 members of the terrorist Iranian Revolutionary Guard were killed in Syria

Iranian Media published on Friday, 31 January 2014 names and pictures of 15 component members of the terrorist Iranian Revolutionary Guard lilled in Syria and said that these were official members in the Guard and the Basij (mobilization) and went as volunteers to fight alongside the forces of Bashar al-Assad to this country . "Khabrnamh Daneshjoyan Iran," (Brief for the Iranien students site) named who were killed «defenders campus Zainab».

Iran: Clandestine and collective execution of six prisoners in Urumiyah prison.. Number of executions stand at 83 from January 6 to 30th

The Iranian regime clandestinely hanged six prisoners in Urumiyah’s central prison on January 30. Additionally,
on the day prior, mullahs’ intelligence conveyed news on execution of two political prisoners to their families.
Up till now, these executions brought the number of the registered executions in January to 83. This is while the number of executions in January 2013 was 46 which shows nearly 90% increase.
In another development, on Tuesday, January 28, henchmen put pressure on seven political prisoners from Kurdistan in ward 350 of Evin prison to cooperate with the regime. They were threatened that in case they refuse, regime’s supreme tribunal would quickly sentence them to death on charges of Moharebeh and “propaganda against the system” and their sentences would be carried out.
The steadily growing trend of executions that are employed to amplify the atmosphere of terror in the society betrays the mullahs’ fright of expansion of the popular discontent caused by the escalating dimension of suppression and the catastrophic trend of poverty and unemployment and the destruction of all economic and production infrastructures throughout the country.

Iran: Execution of two fellow Arab political prisoners in Ahwaz Youths protest in Ramshir... Calling for urgent action against the growing number of executions and referral of human rights violations in Iran to the UN Security Council

On Wednesday January 29, henchmen of the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) informed the families of Hashem Sha’bani and Hadi Rashedi, two fellow Arab political prisoners from Ramshir in Ahwaz, that their children have been executed but refused to give their bodies or provide any information such as the date of execution and their burial location. The two political prisoners had been transferred from Karoon Prison in Ahwaz since December 7, 2013 to an unknown location and the efforts of their families and lawyers to get information about their situation were fruitless.  
The regime’s intelligence agents in Ahwaz prevented the victims’ families to hold memorials for their children in mosques by threatening them and told them they can only have mourning in their homes within a maximum of 24 hours. But Ramshir youths, in protesting this crime, rallied in front of the victims’ houses, honouring martyrs while chanting slogans against anti-human clerical regime. A number of demonstrators were arrested.
Mr. Sha'bani and Rashedi, who were both teachers, were arrested in the winter of 2010 and after severe tortures were sentenced to death in few minutes’ trials for "enmity against God, corruption on earth, spreading propaganda against the regime and acting against national security". Earlier in November, four other fellow Arab political prisoners of Shadegan residents were executed.
The Iranian Resistance offers its condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Khouzestan and calls on all the people particularly the brave and noble youths of Khouzestan to rise up in sympathy with the martyrs’ families.

The Iranian Resistance once again calls for urgent international action against summary and mass executions specially execution of political prisoners by the religious fascism ruling Iran and referral of human rights violations in Iran's to the UN Security Council. Silence and inaction against the wave of executions that has heightened after Rouhani took office, under whatever pretexts, has no other outcome than encouraging the inhuman regime to continue and to increase its crimes. 

January 30, 2014

Maliki’s forces put up a long pole with cameras, espionage devices and loudspeakers

According to a statement released by Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran Iraqi forces under Maliki’s command have installed cameras, espionage devices, and new loudspeakers at Camp Liberty for suppressive purposes and to prepare the grounds to conduct further attacks against PMOI members in Camp Liberty.

On Wednesday night, January 29, a group of Iraqi forces commanded by the criminal Major Ahmed Khozair, put up a long pole at the Camp Liberty’s entrance with American loudspeakers, cameras and espionage and control devices installed on top of it.
On 11 November 2013, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) declared in a statement: While Government of Iraq refuses provision of minimum security requirement in Camp Liberty,  at the behest of the Iranian regime, the Iraqi government intends to install more surveillance cameras in Liberty. In doing so, it is beguiling the US and the United Nations by claiming that the cameras will be used for security and protection purposes.  The cameras will be used to identify the gathering places of the residents in the camp in order to extract more casualties in the next massacre.

On 25 September 2013, in a visit by U.S. and UN representatives of Camp Liberty, the residents warned of an “increase in the number of cameras and the growing number of Iraqi security forces at Camp Liberty” that “pave the way for the next massacres”. 

January 29, 2014

Iran: Life of Political Prisoner Mashallah Haeri at Risk

Political prisoner Mashallah Haeri who remains in serious condition following heavy ear and nose bleeding, was transferred to the intensive care unit in a hospital outside the prison and his life is at risk.
Mashallah (Hamid) Haeri, 62, solely because of the presence of his relatives in Ashraf was arrested and sentenced to 15 years in prison in December 2009. His brother, Abdollah Haeri, was wounded in the missile attack on Camp Liberty on February 10, 2013.
Mashallah Haeri suffers from acute respiratory and heart diseases due to brutal torture and prison’s deteriorating situation of brutal torture and imprisonment and so far has twice had heart attacks. But the torturers have denied him medical treatments. Moreover, he had been taken to hospital for poisoning due to a wrong prescription in the past months, but was returned to prison without a medical treatment.
At the same time, henchmen are preventing sending political prisoner Mohammad Banazadeh Amirkhizi, 67, who has shoulder, arm and head injuries and fracture from falls to hospital, and have left him with overwhelming pains. Mr. Banazadeh, a reputable businessman in Tehran, who also suffers from cancer, was arrested in December 2009 solely because of contacting her daughter in Camp Ashraf and was sentenced to five years in prison. Three members of his family were executed in the 80s for supporting the PMOI.
Torturing prisoners to death by deprivation of treatment and killing them with toxic drugs is a known method in the clerical regime's prisons. On January 5, Akbar Golipour, 40, died in Maragheh prison due to deprivation of medical care.

The Iranian resistance calls on all international and human rights organizations specially Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in Iran and Special Rapporteurs on Torture and Arbitrary Arrests to urgently address the situation of ailing political prisoners particularly Mr. Mashallah Haeri and Mohammad Banazadeh. 

January 22, 2014

Iran: Death sentence for political prisoner who was 17 when arrested is confirmed

Mullahs’ regime judiciary confirmed the death sentence for nineteen year old Saman Nassim. Mr. Nassim who is from Marivan is currently held in Urumiyah central prison. He was arrested in June 2011 when he was only 17 and was condemned to death on charge of Moharebeh for being a PJAK member.
A great number of prisoners who were minors when committing their alleged crimes are on the death row in various cities of the country and some of them are clandestinely executed. Hamid Tabkhi, who was executed in Adel-Abad prison in Shiraz on January 4, was under 18 years of age. Similarly, on January 8, Omid Hosseini, 21, was executed along with two other prisoners in that same prison.
The shredded system of Velayat-e faqih, on its way to downfall and fearful of nationwide demonstrations, has intensified its suppression, especially employment of the barbaric death punishment. Just in the first two weeks of 2014, forty prisoners have been hung in different cities.
Appeasement of this anti-human regime and spreading the illusion of moderation for the henchmen ruling Iran will only embolden them and intensify suppression in Iran.

Maryam Rajavi called on the French Senate, people and government to support Iranian people in their struggle for freedom

Rajavi, on the eve of Geneva II Conference: Evicting the Iranian regime from Syria is the only solution for ending the rule of the murderous tyranny in that country
Maryam Rajavi called on the French Senate, people and government to support Iranian people in their struggle for freedom
·         Declaration by Senators for protection of Camp Liberty residents and for an independent inquiry into the Ashraf massacre
On Tuesday, January 21, in a meeting in the French Senate at Luxembourg Palace, a number of French Senators from all political inclinations of the country noted the worrisome condition of human rights in Iran and the Iranian regime’s troublesome role in the crises of countries of the region, particularly in Syria and Iraq, and called for adoption of an effective and serious policy vis-à-vis Iran. Through a statement, they also emphasized the imperative to protect members of the Iranian opposition who have been targeted in the past year with massacres and deadly attacks in Iraq and urged their government to use its influence at the UN Security Council to guarantee protective provisions for Camp Liberty residents and to bring pressure to bear on government of Iraq to clarify the fate of the seven residents abducted during the September 1 massacre of Ashraf.
Statement by French Senators that was announced by Senator Jean-Pierre Michel calls on the French government to request an independent, comprehensive and transparent probe by international experts into the September 1 raid on Iranian refugees stationed in Camp Ashraf at the upcoming conference of the Human Rights Council in March.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, was the key speaker in this meeting who was there at the invitation of the French Committee for a Democratic Iran (CFID) on the eve of Geneva II conference. Rajavi described mullahs’ regime extensive interference in Syria as the principal problem of that country. She stated: “Evicting the Iranian regime from Syria is the only solution for ending the rule of the murderous tyranny in that country.”
In this meeting in presence of Ms. Bariza Khiari, Senate Vice-President, a number of Senators and representative and distinguished French politicians spoke including Senators Alain Néri, Bernard Fournier; Brigitte Allain, member of parliament; Ms. Edite Cresson, former Prime Minister; Alain Vivien, former minister; Frédéric Encel, scholar and university professor; Pierre Bercis, president of the New Human Rights Association; Raymond Tanter, former member of the U.S. National Security Council; and Régine Deforges, writer
 In another part of her speech, Maryam Rajavi pointed to the implementation of the interim agreement between P5+1 and the regime and underlined: “The approach by the U.S. and the West during the Geneva talks and in the November 24 nuclear accord suffers from the appeasement attribute, though France’s intervention helped correct it somewhat.
“The implementation of the accord began yesterday. This means that the mullahs, pressured by popular discontent and internal crises, have retreated one step. Had the West shown decisiveness, the mullahs’ nuclear program would have been dismantled at this very stage; but there’s still time.”
Rajavi underscored: “Western governments must compel the regime to accept and fully implement the additional protocol and agree to snap inspections. They must compel the mullahs to shut down their nuclear sites completely and comply with the Security Council resolutions.”
President-elect of the Iranian Resistance called West’s policy towards the resistance movement that holds the key to change in Iran as flawed and said: “In the past two decades, the West sacrificed human rights, freedom and the resistance of the Iranian people at the altar of its dealings with the mullahs.” She alluded to the disclosures by the Iranian Resistance and its repeated warnings in the past two decades regarding the threat of mullahs’ regime for the region that spreads fundamentalism and said, “Regrettably, with their erroneous policies, Western governments ignored those warnings.”
Rajavi criticized the silence and inaction of U.S. and EU member states regarding repeated massacre of Iranian dissidents in camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq in the recent years.

She described the situation of refugees in Camp Liberty as grave and stated: “Mullahs and their puppet government in Iraq are planning to exploit the crisis in Iraq and carry out a major massacre at Camp Liberty and blame it on Al-Qaeda.” She called on the French government to take this case to the Security Council of the United Nations to ensure the protection of the residents of Liberty until their transfer to the Unites States or Europe and to use its position at the Security Council and the European Union, as well as its influence with Iraq to secure the release of the seven Ashraf hostages who are detained by the Iraqi government, immediately transfer asylum-seekers in Camp Liberty to European countries and U.S., provide imperative security equipment to Camp Liberty, deploy UN observers along with a unit of Blue Helmets inside Camp Liberty on a round the clock basis, conduct an independent and full investigation into the Ashraf massacre by United Nations, and sale of the property in Ashraf by residents lawful representative to shoulder the expenses of resettlement.

Pressures and siege continue and are ratcheted-up against Camp Liberty residents

According to a statement released by Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran On Monday, January 20, by orders from head henchman Ahmed Khozair, affiliated with the suppressive Ashraf Committee at the Iraqi Prime Ministry, Iraqi forces obstructed entry of seven plastic nylons rolls into Camp Liberty and returned them back from camp’s entrance gate. Residents had purchased the rolls to cover the holes in the roofs of the containers or places that were damaged in the missile attack. Permission for bringing in the nylon had been given in the camp’s management meeting of last week.
Moreover, in the past two days, Iraqi forces obstructed entry of items needed for repairs and maintenance services such as water pipes, work gloves rolls of nylon.

In view of repeated and written commitments by the U.S. government and United Nations concerning safety and security of Camp Liberty residents, the Iranian Resistance demands immediate intervention to end this anti-human siege and to expel criminal operatives such as Major Ahmed Khozair from the camp. The sole purpose served by presence of these elements in Camp Liberty is to harass the residents and instigate bloody incidents previously implemented in Ashraf.

January 20, 2014

Two million and 155 thousand people from all walks of life in Iraq from 18 provinces call on the UN and US to impel the Iraqi government to release 7 Ashrafi hostages and guarantee Camp Liberty residents’ protection

Press Release
Two million and 155 thousand people from all walks of life in Iraq from 18 provinces call on the UN and US to impel the Iraqi government to release 7 Ashrafi hostages and guarantee Camp Liberty residents’ protection
The signatories of this statement condemn the Iranian regime’s bloody and occupational meddling in Iraq and inflaming the sectarian war in this country, and demand an end to such measures
In a widespread campaign collecting signatures carried out in response to a national and humanitarian call of the Iraqi people in defense of Liberty residents issued by the Iraq National Tribes Council, and in coordination with a large number of tribal associations and national and patriotic movements, 2 million and 155 thousand people from 18 Iraqi provinces signed a joint statement condemning the bloody and criminal attacks against members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) in Liberty, and called for the stationing of UN forces in this camp and for the residents’ protection to be guaranteed. Amongst these signatories, coming from various walks of life and all above the age of 18, are 3,126 sheikhs with 40 senior tribal sheikhs; 14,122 lawyers and jurists; 39,861 physicians, engineers and university professors; 508 clerics and senior religious figures; 25,267 writers and intellectuals; and 203,195 women. In this campaign sheikh councils, non-government organizations and associations, women associations, university students centers, legal associations and institutions and … also participated from all over Iraq.
The signatories of this statement expressed their outrage of Iran’s destructive influence in Iraq and reiterated: “By inflaming the sectarian war and provoking terrorist measures in Iraq, the Iranian regime has shed the blood of tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis and also made millions of others flee from their homes. This regime has also placed the Iraqi government under its intense influence… the Iranian regime’s dominance over Iraq has reached a point that it has through the Iraqi government and its agents in this country staged 7 vicious attacks against the PMOI, the opposition to the Iranian regime. The members of this organization are defenseless and under international protection, and the result of these attacks have been 116 killed and over 1,375 others injured. This is while they were ‘protected persons’ under the 4th Geneva Convention and the Iraqi government, US government and UN had given signed commitments to protect them. Forces under the command of the Iraqi Prime Ministry have not sufficed to these attacks but also abducted 7 Ashraf residents, consisting of 6 women and 1 man, as hostages.”
The signatories of this statement emphasized: “PMOI members are ‘protected persons’ under the 4th Geneva Convention and they enjoy international protection. The US is responsible in the face of their protection based on an agreement it signed with each and every member, and in our opinion the silence of the US and UN regarding these crimes and pressures is allowing the Iranian regime and its Iraqi agents to increase their killings and pressures, and we strongly condemn this matter. The PMOI are the Iraqi people’s honorable guests, have always had brotherly relations with the Iraqi people and have stood alongside them at all times.”
2,155,000 signatories of this statement in conclusion called on the UN and US government to immediately carry out the following measures:
1.     Impel the Iraqi government to release the 7 Ashrafi hostages as soon as possible.
2.     Station UN forces in Liberty and guarantee security standards in this camp.
3.     Conduct an impartial investigation on the horrifying crimes of 1 September 2013 and specify the perpetrators and elements behind this crime.
4.     Ending the Iranian regime’s bloody and occupational meddling in Iraq as the element behind the sectarian war in this country.

Secretariat of the National Council for Tribes of Iraq
Baghdad – 20 January 2014