Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Inside Iranian prisons. latest news and Reports of human right's abuses in Iran


Ali Moezzi,

Iranian Political Prisoner Repeatedly Issued More Prison Time After Completing Sentences

July 5, 2017-- Iranian judicial authorities are refusing to free an elderly political prisoner who was incarcerated for visiting close family members that are members of a opposition group.MEK/PMOI
Ali Moezzi, a 65-year-old man who has been mostly without legal counsel since his arrest in 2008, has been transferred to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary despite completing his sentence on May 22, 2017 and being in poor health.
He is also facing more prison time.
“Ali’s sons are members of the Mojahedin-e Khalgh Organization (MEK) and were based in Camp Ashraf in Iraq,” Mohammad Moezzi told CHRI.

Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights authorities, especially the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Iran, and the Special Rapporteur on Arbitrary Arrests, to take immediate and effective measures to secure the release of political prisoner, Mr. Ali Moezzi.

Political Prisoner Ali Moezzi Transferred to Fashafouyeh Forced Camp and Call to Save Him

The Iranian Resistance warns about the risk to the life of political prisoner Ali Moezzi and calls on all international human rights organizations, particularly the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief and the Working Group on arbitrary arrests to take immediate and effective measures to address his situation who has been sent to exile to Fashafouyeh prison.

Prominent political prisoner bared from visit in Evin Prison


Political Prisoner Ali Moezi Is Missing

Abducting political prisoner Ali Moezzi on January 4th, no information were he is 

Daughters urge international pressure to save their father

Parliamentarians Call to Save Political Prisoner Ali Moezzi in Iran

Iranian Political Prisoners Demand the World's Attention

Family of dissident Ali Moezzi calls on Amnesty International to intervene to save their ailing father

Press Release: Call for Urgent Action, Life of Iranian Political Prisoner Ali Moezi Is in Serious Danger

Calls for Support Surround Suspicious Transfer of Ali Moezzi

An Appeal for the Life of Plottical Prsoner Ali Moezi

Canadian Iran Committee Calls for Immediate Release of Political Prisoner

Political Prisoners Chanting: Down With Khamenei

Political Prisoner Letter on Charter of Citizens Rights Announced by Iran Regime's President Rouhani

Call on Human Rights Organizations for Immediate Release of Political Prisoners in Iran

Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike Urgently Transferred to Prison Infirmary

Young woman goes on hunger strike in prison

Imprisoned women on hunger strike

A number of women arrested during a sit-in in front of Evin Prison are imprisoned in Shahr-e Ray Prison. Some of these women went on dry hunger strike immediately after getting arrested and others started their dry hunger strike on December 17, 2016.
Ms. Elaheh Yassi's condition has been reported to be critical

Critically ill political prisoner on hunger strike, in a grave danger

Omid Alishenas

On #HumanRightsDay few hours ego, civil right activist Omid Alishenas has arrested

Political prisoner Morteza Moradpour

political prisoner transferred to Tabriz Prison

Political prisoner Morteza Moradpour has been transferred from Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran, to Tabriz Prison in northwest Iran, while more than 45 days have passed since his hunger strike.

Deterioration of Political Prisoner's Health on the 45th Day of Hunger Strike

Thursday December 8, the political prisoner Arash Sadeghi in his 45th day of hunger strike was transferred to the prison infirmary due to severe breathing problems and heart palpitations to be connected to an oxygen device. Prison infirmary doctor described his condition as very worrying.

political prisoner Behnam Musivand on hunger strike supporting Arash Sadeghi

Political prisoner Golrokh Ibrahimi Iraie

Urgent appeal to save the lives of striking and ill political prisoners

letter from political prisoner Golrokh Ibrahimi Iraie to int’l rights orgs

Political prisoner Golrokh Ibrahim Iraie issued a letter to her husband, Arash Sadeghi and international human rights organizations, supporting his hunger strike.
Political prisoner Arash Sadeghi has been on hunger strike for the past 37 days, protesting inhumane prison conditions and the arrest of his wife, Golrokh Ibrahimi Iraie. His conditions are currently reported as dire.
“The freedom lovers are the pride of history and freedom will never be imprisoned,” wrote Golrokh Ibrahimi to her imprisoned husband… “I know we have suffered injustice and you are protesting this with your all. The tomorrow that we yearn so is coming. You must remain to rejoice the morning of freedom alongside our country’s flag,” she added.

To international human rights organizations she wrote, “Despite the passing of one month from when my husband, Arash Sadeghi, launched his hunger strike, and despite the fact that his conditions are deteriorating and has once again suffered internal bleeding, and his blood pressure is 8 over 4 according to the prison clinic, his case has gone unnoticed with no action taken by the relevant officials…
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Iranian political prisoners support Paris conference on 1988 massacre

Iranian political prisoners support Paris conference on 1988 massacre

Prisoners deprived of family visits

For the second time in recent months, five prisoners detained in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj have been deprived of visiting their relatives.
In an open letter smuggled out of prison, political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared blasted deputy Prosecutor of Tehran for harassing her daughter when she had referred to the office to receive a permit to visit her mother.


Atena's voice cannot be silenced with oppression and injustice

Civil activist and defender of children's rights Atena Daemi sent a letter out of prison after she was arrested and taken to Evin Prison on November 26, 2016
On Saturday November 26, a group of political prisoners in Iran in a letter addressing the organizers, guests and participants in a conference held on Saturday in Paris that called for accountability of the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre in Iran.
The following is the excerpts of the letter:


political prisoner Arash Sadeghi

Hunger strike to defend Iranian women's rights

Simultaneous with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, political prisoner Arash Sadeghi sent out an open letter explaining that his hunger strike aims to defend the freedom-loving women who are imprisoned

political prisoner Foad Rezazadeh marks 7th day of hunger strike

The fourth day of a dry hunger strike by a political prisoner

Women go on hunger strike to protest harsh treatment in prison

Women go on hunger strike to protest harsh treatment in prison

Imprisoned women resist attacking agents

female prisoners mark Int’l Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women


Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Call to Strip Immunities of the Perpetrators of the 1988 Massacre in Iran


Secretary General of the U.N. Reports on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran
Secretary General of the U.N. Reports on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran

The Secretary-General of U.N. transmitted to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, which has been submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 34/23.
During its thirty-third session, the Human Rights Council appointed Asma Jahangir as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. The present report outlines the activities carried out by the Special Rapporteur since the issuance of her first report to the Council (A/HRC/34/65), examines ongoing issues and presents some of the most recent and pressing developments in the area of human rights in the country.
It is noteworthy that recently Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in her speech on the anniversary of 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran stated: ‘It is essential that the UN Security Council refer this case to the International Criminal Court to arrange for the prosecution of the regime’s leaders and those responsible for the massacre. How the international community approaches this genocide and this crime against humanity is a litmus test of its adherence to the principles of human rights.
The following are excerpts of this report and relevant articles examining the violation of Human Rights specially the 1988 massacre of the political prisoners, mostly members and sympathizers of the PMOI/MEK. The titles for each article are chosen by us to clarify the subject of each paragraph an are not a part of the main report.
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Struan Stevenson

TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS OF 1988 MASSACRE IN PARIS

by-Jazeh Miller
Former member of the European Parliament and chair of Friends of a Free Iran, Struan Stevenson, has campaigned for freedom in Iran for many years. He spoke at the exhibition in Paris commemorating the anniversary of the atrocious 1988 massacre in Iran.In his speech at the City Hall of the first district in the city, Stevenson called for a comprehensive United Nations inquiry into the crime against humanity in which more than 30,000 political prisoners
were executed following a fatwa issuedby Iran’s Supreme Leader at that time.

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Call on U.N. : Nobel Laureates Condemn Executions by Iran Regime Perpetrators Must Be Held Accountable

A group of Nobel laureates expressed grave concerns over continuing human rights violations in Iran. 21 Nobel laureates from the United States, Canada, Germany and Norway issued a letter asking United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterresto to use his good offices “through the UN Human Rights Council to closely monitor the human rights situation in Iran, inform the world of the violations taking place in that country and to strongly condemn such violations … ” and “an immediate halt to intractable arrests, torture and arbitrary executions. The perpetrators of such executions must be held accountable.” Pejman Amiri an Iranian dissident and freelance writer wrote in an article in ‘NewsBlaze’ on July 22, 2017
Read the article click here

Legacy of a dictator: Iran's 30,000 murdered, then and now

By Hassan Mahmoudi July 14, 2017-- In the wake of the 30th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in summer of 1988 in Iran, the people of Iran and especially families of the victims are still waiting for justice and an international tribune.
In the summer of 1988, the political prisoners were systematically executed in almost two months.  In a barbaric two-month purge, prisoners, including teenagers as young as 14, were loaded onto trucks in groups and hanged from cranes.
During the past three decades, the regime blocked all attempts to investigate the extent of the massacre.  They even went farther to cover up the crimes by toppling and damaging cemeteries and headstones of martyrdom graves with bulldozers.
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THE U.S. RESOLUTION 188 PASSED TO CONDEMN THE 1988 MASSACRE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN IRANUS 

Congress Resolution Condemns Iran Atrocities and Calls for Actions  
By: Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Huffington post , Jun 9, 2017-                       A resolution was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, condemning an atrocity that most Americans, and indeed most westerners, have never heard of: the 1988 killings of approximately 30,000 political prisoners in Iran  
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U.S. Congress Sponsors Resolution Seeking Justice for MEK Members Massacred by Iran Regime in 1988

Sir David Amess A Call to Strip Immunities of the Perpetrators of the 1988 Massacre in Iran
The Senior Member of the House of Commons and the Joint Chair of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, Sir David Amess on Thursday March 3rd issued an statement by undertaking a meta-partisan initiative in line with the international movement with 80 Members of parliament for justice for litigating those who are responsible for the massacre of 30 thousand political prisoners occurred in Iran in 1988.Read more

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Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
Maryam Rajavi: Call for Justice; Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity In Iran and Syria
A Syrian song is being performed by Syrian girls about their suffering.

The text of Maryam Rajavi's remarks In a Conference Call for Justice" gathering at Paris's Mutualité Hall – Nov. 26, 2016

Some part of the Maryam Rajavi's remarks
Now the mullahs who plotted extensively to destroy all the members of the PMOI at Camp Liberty, have suffered a serious setback and there is not a day when they do not lament about the danger of the PMOI's resurgence within Iran.
Another sign the Resistance's rising phase is the escalation of popular protests and strikes in Tehran and other major capitals of Iran.
Some weeks, there are ten protests held in front of the mullahs' parliament. Bazaar merchants are on strike in a number of cities. Students stage protest gatherings at their universities. Political prisoners stage hunger strikes in Tehran's Evin Prison, Gohardasht Prison in Karaj and in prisons of other cities.
This is what our people want: This situation needs to be changed from despotism, poverty and regression to freedom, happiness and progress.
Today, the mullahs from both factions of the regime have failed to achieve their most important objectives in signing the nuclear agreement.
Yet, the nuclear agreement that could be the regime's way out of its crises has now become counterproductive. Khamenei describes it as "pure damage" while Rouhani's promises for the post-JCPOA era have proven to be hollow.
The US policy on Iran and the region during this time was based on rapprochement with the mullahs despite countless disastrous fallouts, including a devastated Iraq, a blood-drenched Syria, and the blocking of the road to change in Iran. It is not without reason that the ruling mullahs are so frightened by the approaching end of what they describe as a "golden era."
We have said this time and again since years ago, and I will repeat it again that the worst mistake of the United States in the region was its appeasement of the mullahs ruling Iran. From now on, the region would move towards peace and tranquility to the extent that the US distances itself from this disastrous policy. Likewise, the European Union may have a positive impact on the situation in Iran and the Middle East to the extent that it conditions the EU's political and commercial relations with Tehran on end to executions.
Let me sum up what our expectation, our people's expectation, and the expectation of the peoples of the Middle East from the international community are.
Our demand is that the international community merely stops its policy of giving concessions to the Velayat-e Faqih regime. Our demand is to end this silence and inaction over the crimes of the Iranian regime in Iran and the region. What we want instead is their respect for the Iranian people's quest for freedom.
Today, Khamenei has ever more strongly tied the fate of his decadent regime to the carnage of the people of Syria
The war in Syria has nothing to do with the people of Iran and the Iranian interests.
As for the present crisis in the region, any solution seeking to end war and insecurity, and address the problem of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) in particular, must consider terminating the regime's meddling in the region and especially in Syria. Nothing is more catastrophic than cooperating with the Iranian regime to fight Daesh. This would strengthen the Iranian regime and its terrorism, and would nourish Daesh, politically and socially.
This movement relies on its own and its people's suffering and sacrifice. This principle has always illuminated the road for this movement. Fighting on, tirelessly paving the way, path breaking by making sacrifices, and deploying amazing determination of human beings move us along the road to victory.

A Historic Judgment on the 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran

Sir Geoffrey Robertson, QC, former UN tribunal chief judge on Sierra Leone and prominent human rights barrister :
We can’t progress as a world society unless we do something about the worst unpunished atrocity in modern society since the Second World War
following is the full text of his speech.

Bishop Jacques Gaillot Calls for Justice for 1988 Iran Massacre Victims

Bishop Jacques Gaillot Calls for Justice for 1988 Iran Massacre Victims

Bishop Jacques Gaillot, a clergyman and social activist, said that the search for justice for the tens of thousands of victims of the 1988 massacre needs to continue.

Here is a translation of his speech:

Text of the Washington Times report: 

The two dissidents, Shabnam Madadzadeh, 29, and Arash Mohammadi, 25, told Rowan Scarborough of the brutality they had faced in taking part in public protest. Both were smuggled out of Iran via a clandestine network operated by the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (MEK).

Iranian dissidents reveal prison brutalities

Shabnam Madadzadeh:a former political prisoner who secretly left Iran few months ago revealed atrocities of the Iranian regime inside prisons. She was 21 when arrested for her activities in a university in Tehran.
 “Today, I stand in front of you to echo voices that seek justice and human rights, the voices of the activist and perseverant political prisoners in Iran. I echo the voice of my Christian and Bahai compatriots, whom the regime continues to imprison simply on the basis of their faith; the voice of the resilient women in prisons; The voice of my dear sister and my hero Maryam Akbari Monfared; an innocent mother of three who has spent more than 7 years in the regime’s prisons. When they arrested her, her daughter Sara was only four. But, even in the darkest and most difficult days, Maryam refused to surrender.
Text of speech of Shabnam Madadzadeh

Arash Mohammadi, a 25-year-old former political prisoner and student activist is now on the stage to address the Paris conference. He was arrested in Iran numerous times for his activities against the mullahs' regime and in support of the PMOI between 2011 and 2014 and subjected to barbaric torture and inhumane treatment. He was realeased from prison in June 2014 and recently escaped Iran to join the Resistance and is here with us today.

Iranian dissident who revealed prison brutality in Islamic Republic smuggled into Europe

Farideh Goudarzi and her son Iman Afsahi, ex-Iranian political prisoners, 
Farideh spent over six years in prison in the 1980s and was witness to the 1988 massacre. Her son Iman was born in prison and her husband was executed by the mullahs' regime. Iman who was born in prison, was himself arrested and held in Evin Prison in recent years, they have both escaped in the past few months from Iran.
Farideh goudarzi
Farideh goudarzi
Farideh goudarzi
Rob Roberts is a UK-born journalist living in Paris he wort a good article and report about Call for Justice; gathering
The President-elect of the Iran resistance has reasserted her support and solidarity of the Syrian opposition’s struggle to end Assad’s bloodshed saying that the ‘Syrian people are not alone.
On Saturday November 26, a group of political prisoners in Iran in a letter addressing the organizers, guests and participants in a conference held on Saturday in Paris that called for accountability of the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre in Iran.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Maryam Rajavi's Message to the Italy-Iran Conference at the Italian Senate

Maryam Rajavi's Message to the Italy-Iran Conference at the Italian Senate
Maryam Rajavi's Message to the Italy-Iran Conference at the Italian Senate

A seminar was held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the Italian Senate, featuring two panels who discussed the situation in Iran. The panels were chaired by the Hon. Giulio Terzi and Senator Lucio Malan.

The panels discussed the dreadful human rights conditions in Iran including the wave of executions and the massive social clampdowns by the ruling regime, as well as, the clerical regime's extensive military interventions in regional countries, particularly in Syria. Some of the Iranian regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and Quds Force operations in support of terrorism and massacre of innocent citizens were also unveiled by the panel members.
Maryam Rajavi in her message to this seminar said:
Click here for the text of  message


Who is the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)

Iran Sees Opposition Elect New Secretary General
Crisis-riddled Iran Sees Opposition Elect New Secretary General

As Iran finds itself engulfed in domestic and external turmoil, the opposition in-exile enjoys the prowess and cohesion to elect a new secretary general.
A new administration in Washington has been ramping up the heat, punishing Tehran for meddling in other states’ affairs and advancing its ballistic missile drive. All the while Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has seen his representative rejected by two senior Shiite leaders in Iraq, the proxy war in Yemen going south and Tehran’s support to maintain Syria’s Bashar Assad in power eating up crucial resources. Internally, the Iranian people are stepping up their protests to significant scales.
In now daily protests thousands of investors are demanding their savings from state-run institutions, and the city of Baneh in western Iran recently witnessed clashes as locals took to arms to protest the ruthless killing of porters by state security forces. In a parallel significant development, the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK) held its congress on Wednesday marking its 52nd anniversary and sitting to elect a new secretary general.
The Foundation of The People's Mojahedin Organization Of Iran
The Foundation of The People's Mojahedin Organization Of Iran

The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, was founded on Sept. 6th, 1965 by Mohammad Hanifnejad and two other young intellectuals, Sa'id Mohsen and Ali-Asghar Badi'zadegan . The three wanted to establish a Muslim, progressive, nationalist and democratic organization. 
The ultimate goal of the founders, who were all university graduate, was to pave the way for a democratic government to replace the Shah's regime. In contrast to most of their contemporaries, they believed that a new, democratically inclined interpretation of Islam was the means to this end. They set about establishing a political organization that could survive the shah's repression and respond to the needs of ordinary citizens.
Until 1971, however, the PMOI was involved in formulating a new interpretation of Islam that rejected traditional and reactionary understanding of the religion. In six years the Mojahedin succeeded, for the first time, in the modern day Islamic world in presenting a new, systematic and comprehensive vision of Islam that was entirely independent of what was espoused and advocated by the fundamentalist mullahs who considered the interpretation of Islam their exclusive domain. 
MEK and Regime Change Policy
by Pooya Stone
Since the major gathering of the Iranian opposition, MEK in Paris on July 1, the issue of necessity of regime change in Iran has gained traction.
“The only solution to free the people of Iran and establish peace and tranquility in the region, is the overthrow of the Iranian regime,” declared Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, in the major gathering of Iranians in Paris on July 1. She reiterated, “The regime’s overthrow is possible and within reach, and a democratic alternative and organized resistance MEK exists that can topple it.”
Maryam Rajavi’s call for regime change in Iran was widely echoed and supported by other prominent U.S. and European speakers. Among the speakers were former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. All supported MEK ’s call for regime change in Iran.
Referring to the MEK , Bolton, said: “There is a viable opposition to the rule of the ayatollahs, and that opposition is centered in this room today. I had said for over 10 years since coming to these events, that the declared policy of the United States of America should be … to change the regime itself. And that’s why, before 2019, we here will celebrate in Tehran!”
After the MEK and Iranian resistance’s July 1 rally in Paris, Fox News reported, “The Trump administration is potentially considering seeking a strategy to try to topple the regime.” The resistance, however, only needs American political and perhaps economic support to effect “regime change from within.”

IRAN REGIME'S OFFICIALS EXPRESS THEIR FEAR ABOUT PMOI/MEK ACTIVITIES IN PROPAGATING INFORMATION ON 1988 MASSACRE
MEK'S POPULARITY AMONG IRANIAN YOUTH, REGIME'S NIGHTMARE 

CONTRARY TO IRAN LOBBY CLAIMS, REGIME CHANGE DOES NOT END IN WAR
One of the great falsehoods of the Iran lobby and the appeasers of the clerical regime in Tehran is that any effort at regime change would inevitably lead to war. This by-line can be seen in every article by the Iran lobby and the appeasers attempting to underscore the growing global support for the Iranian opposition (MEK/PMOI) and the Iranian people’s quest for regime change.
History teaches us though that the longevity of any regime born out of violent conquest is ultimately short-lived.
The Iranian regime that was born out of a revolution overthrowing the Shah, which was in turn hijacked by the mullahs and turned into a religious oligarchy. The original aim of the revolution was the formation of a secular, pluralistic democracy. That dream still exists in the hearts and minds of the overwhelming majority of the Iranian people and resonates in the various forms of protest in Iran, despite the repressive measures by the regime. Therefore, the call for “regime change” is primarily the Iranian people’s demand.

What Is the Right Policy Towards Iran and the MEK?
By Jubin Katiraie

It is sometimes now that many US officials have been talking about Iran and the actions that US must take towards Iran. In a hearing in the congress, the Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in response to a question about the US policy towards Iran said: “Well our Iranian policy is under development. It’s not yet been delivered to the president, but I would tell you that we certainly recognize Iran’s continued destabilizing presence in the region, their payment of foreign fighters, their export of militia forces in Syria, in Iraq, in Yemen, their support for Hezbollah. And we are taking action to respond to Iran’s hegemony. Additional sanctions actions have been put in place against individuals and others.”
“We continually review the merits both from the standpoint of diplomatic but also international consequences of designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in its entirety as a terrorist organization,” he added. “As you know, we have designated the Quds [Force]. Our policy towards Iran is to push back on this hegemony, contain their ability to develop obviously nuclear weapons, and to work toward support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government. Those elements are there, certainly as we know.”
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Who is the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)

If you want to get more information about PMOI/MEK , this is an excellent article for getting to know the PMOI.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2016 / PRNewswire-USNewswire Formed in 1965, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the largest and best-organized Iranian opposition movement, is the main component of the coalition, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which acts as the [ 1,059 more word ]

The NCRI and MEK, have been committed to a secular, democratic, non-nuclear republic; gender equality; freedom of religion, thought, press, and association; support for peace in the Middle East; and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The president-elect of the NCRI is Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, who addressed a rally of 100,000 in Paris, well attended by dozens of prominent speakers from all over the world.
A. The MEK role was critical in preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb
The MEK has been instrumental in exposing Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Relying on a vast network inside Iran, MEK revelations of the weapons program significantly contributed to the world peace and the national security of the United States.
These revelations triggered the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections of the uranium enrichment facility in Natanz and Heavy Water Facility in Arak in 2002 for the first time, and since then, the majority of the visits by the IAEA inspection teams have been to the sites first exposed by the MEK.
Senior U.S. officials including President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have repeatedly pointed to the role the MEK had played in getting the world attention on Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
In March 2005, President, George W. Bush, emphasized that the MEK‘s revelation of Natanz prompted an international campaign to stop the nuclear weapons program of Iran. “Iran has concealed its — a nuclear program. That became discovered, not because of their compliance with the IAEA or NPT, but because a dissident group pointed it out to the world.”
Many of the key front companies exposed by the MEK such as Mesbah Energy, Novin Energy, Kalaye Electric, Kavoshyar Company, and Farayand Technique were eventually sanctioned by the Treasury Department. In July 2011, the MEK exposed a new nuclear organization overseeing the entire nuclear program and run by the military, known as SPND. The U.S. Government designated that entity in 2014. In addition, many companies, key nuclear experts, and military institutions exposed by the MEK have been sanctioned by the United Nations Security Council resolutions 1737, 1747, and 1803.
If it were not for the MEK nuclear revelations, Tehran would have had the bomb by now. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) told a House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing “We all owe a debt of gratitude to the MEK for bringing this information to the world, and causing the United States and the world to focus on the problem.”
B. MEK exposed the terrorist network of Iran
The MEK has played a key role in exposing the terrorist operations by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and its entity, the Qods Force. MEK‘s actionable intelligence on Qods Force operations in Iraq saved many lives, and thwarted many terrorist operations by the Iranian regime.
MEK documented the details of the Qods force production and shipment of advanced EFP’s (Explosively Formed Projectiles), the number one killer of U.S. forces in Iraq. MEK also exposed Iran’s involvement in the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 American servicemen.
C. MEK enjoys extensive bi-partisan support in U.S. Congress
Over the past two decades, MEK has gained extensive support among a large bi-partisan group of members of congress. Congress strongly rejected MEK‘s FTO designation, which it viewed as a goodwill gesture to Tehran, as 99 members (52 D and 47 R) called for the group’s delisting. Secretary Clinton revoked the designation in 2012, after being urged by the U.S. Court of Appeals- DC Circuit.
Congress held hearings in the House and the Senate strongly supporting the safety & security of thousands of MEK members based in camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq, as they were being subject to attacks instigated by Tehran. There were several pieces of legislations in support of MEK members in Iraq, e.g., H.Res.704 with 224 co-sponsors (126 D and 98 R).
In addition, the National Defense Authorization Act for the fiscal year 2016, signed by President Obama and became law, included a language in support of the “security and protection” of MEK members in Camp Liberty, Iraq.
Secretary of State John Kerry lauded the resettlement of all members of “exiled Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin e-Khalq, or MEK,” from Iraq to Europe in September 2016, emphasizing that “their departure concludes a significant American diplomatic initiative that has assured the safety of more than 3,000 MEK members whose lives have been under threat…I first became involved in this effort when I was in the Senate … I’m very proud that the United States was able to play a pivotal role in helping to get this job done.”
Also, the U.S. military fully protected all the MEK members in Iraq and recognized them as “protected persons” under the 4th Geneva Convention, long before the group was delisted.
D. MEK has been leading the opposition against the regime at home and abroad
MEK has been in the forefront of opposition to the mullahs since early days of the 1979 revolution, when it soon become the number one target of the Iranian regime’s repression.
The rulers of Iran view the MEK as an existential threat due to its support at home, and undermining the regime’s Islamic extremist ideology among a vast majority of the Iranian population, especially the youth. MEK‘s modern, tolerant and democratic view on Islam has been the antithesis to the Islamic fundamentalists and the velayat-e faqih system. The MEK has been the main victim of repression in Iran. In summer 1988, the Iranian regime, by direct order of Supreme Leader Khomeini, massacred 30,000 political prisoners, most members of MEK. Over 100,000 of its members have been murderedsince 1981, and many of its supporters are currently jailed in notorious prisons across the country. Most of those arrested and sentenced to death after the summer 2009 uprising in Iran, belonged to the MEK.
After having failed to physically eliminate the MEK, Tehran waged an international effort to have the MEK designated as a terrorist organization, which eventually failed after all the designations were overturned in Europe and the U.S. with the help of over 20 court rulings. Eventually, Tehran embarked upon a multi-million-dollar campaign of character assassination and demonization, which described the MEK as a cult, to justify the policy of appeasement. None of those efforts succeeded.
CONTACT: Ali Safavi, 202-747-7847, www.ncrius.org
Related:
A Long Conflict between the Clerical Regime and the MEK

Policy on Iran and Desperate Attempts to Discredit the MEK


Friday, November 18, 2016

Iran-British MPS and Peers call for independent investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre/ MARYAM RAJAVI'S MESSAGE


UK lawmaker joins call for investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre
Matthew Offord, a Member of Parliament from the United Kingdom, has joined nearly 200 cross-party MPs and members of the House of Lords to demand an international investigation into human rights abuses in Iran, The Times Series reported.

London - Anglo-Iranian communities, supporters of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and human rights activists protested against the increasing number of executions and public hangings in Iran at a major rally in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, November 19.
200 British MPS and Peers call for independent investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre

Report on a conference in the House of Commons on Thursday, 17 November, chaired by Rt Revd John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford, cross party MPs, Lords and British religious leaders expressed their serious concerns over the alarming rate of executions in Iran, including public hangings and execution of juvenile offender and women.
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MARYAM RAJAVI'S MESSAGE TO THE DEMONSTRATION IN LONDON- NOVEMBER 19, 2016
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