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Citizen-journalists increasingly spied on, hounded in Iran
RSF (Reporters Without Borders) Thursday, 22 June 2017 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the increase in Internet censorship and harassment of citizen-journalists in Iran. According to RSF’s tally, 94 Internet users, mainly users of the instant messaging service Telegram, have been arrested since the start of the year. More and…
Political prisoners write letter to UN Special Rapporteur on Iran
By Iran Probe Staff Monday, 19 June 2017 Authorities in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran, in Iran have resorted to inhumane measures in searching the prisoners and their families during their weekly meetings. These actions were so humiliating they cannot be described as normal procedures. Each week the…
Iran Lobby fights against US sanctions
By INU Staff Sunday, 18 June 2017 INU - Very recently, the attack on the Iranian parliament building resulted in the death of 17 people and the injury of many more. Such an attack would normally warrant sympathy for those who were injured and the families of the dead. The…
 Iyad Allawi Iraq's Vice President and former Iraq's PM
Reuters Friday, 16 June 2017 Iran's support to Shi'ite groups in Iraq is obstructing efforts to bridge the sectarian divide ahead of a parliamentary election next year, Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi said on Friday. Iraqi leaders hope to restore control over all Iraqi territory, defeating Islamic State, before an…
Why Iranian women are wearing white on Wednesdays
BBC  Wednesday, 14 June 2017 A new social media campaign against a law which forces women to wear a headscarf is gaining momentum in Iran. Using the hashtag #whitewednesdays, citizens have been posting pictures and videos of themselves wearing white headscarves or pieces of white clothing as symbols of protest.…
An Iranian sports federation is calling for a ban on Zumba dance classes across the country
BBC News Monday, 12 June 2017 A call made by a local sports federation to ban Zumba dance classes across Iran has angered many online. The Iran Sport for All Federation penned a letter to Iran's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to ban activities, including Zumba, for contravening "Islamic…
UN commission of inquiry needed to end impunity over 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran
By Iran Probe Staff Writer Monday, 12 June 2017 The 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council started its work on 6th of June and it will continue its deliberations till 23rd of this month. One of the important issues of this session is the violation of human…
Time tips to Iran's American network
Power Line Blog, Scott Johnson Saturday, 10 June 2017 On Thursday the Department of Justice announced the arrests of “New York man” Ali Kourani and “Michigan man” Samar El Debek as Hezbollah agents. They have been charged with providing material support to Hezbollah. They were on the prowl looking to…
UN rights chief criticizes Iran
By Iran Probe Staff Friday, 9 June 2017 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein in his opening speech of the Human Rights Council protested Iran for not permitting the UN Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights Situation into the country. The 35th UN Human Rights Council began…
Iran cannot portray itself as victim of terrorism
Deutsche Welle Thursday, 8 June 2017 Political analyst Paulo Casaca tells DW the attacks on Iran's parliament and Khomeini's mausoleum are a result of Iran's own policy of supporting militant groups - both Shiite and Sunni - in the region. DW: The attacks on Iran's parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum…
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Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…