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Iran: Mass hunger strike by political prisoners in protest at inhumane conditions
Amnesty International Thuesday, 22 August 2017 More than a dozen political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, have gone on hunger strike in protest at the cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions they have been forced to endure at a maximum-security prison in Karaj, Alborz province, Amnesty International said today. Political prisoners…
Yemen blames Iran for war, says it can’t be part of solution
Associated Press Monday, 21  August 2017   UNITED NATIONS — Yemen’s foreign minister is blaming Iran and its support for Houthi Shiite rebels for causing the country’s civil war and says it can’t be part of the solution. Abdulmalik Al-Mekhlafi said at a news conference Monday that Iranian weapons are…
Full text of speech by Tom Garrett at Grand Gathering – 2017
By Staff Writer, Iran Probe Tuesday, 22 August 2017 Thank You immensely, an amazing honor to stand in front so many people who like every other person in the world love freedom.  My name is Tom Garrett up from the fifth Congressional District of Virginia where the first representative elected…
Full text of speech by Alejo Vidal at Grand Gathering – 2017
By Staff Writer, Iran Probe Tuesday, 22 August 2017 Dear friends, it's a great pleasure to be another year with you to celebrate this big gathering. First of all, I would like to send my best greetings to all PMOI members who came from Camp Liberty to Albania. This is…
Full text of speech by Jack Kain at Grand Gathering – 2017
By Staff Writer, Iran Probe Sunday, 20 August 2017 I'm absolutely honored to be here with you today. I have never been with a group who has had such a singular and overwhelming focus as you do. I'm proud to be among you. We assembled today as people who respect…
Iran: further information: harassment of dissident Iranian cleric must end: Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi
By Amnesty International Thursday, 17 August 2017 Dissident Iranian cleric Seyed Hossein Kazemeini Boroujerdi has faced continued intimidation and death threats by the Iranian authorities since his release from prison on 4 January. He is under 24 hour surveillance and has effectively been placed under house arrest. He is critically…
Xiyue Wang, a naturalized American citizen from China, arrested in Iran last August while researching Persian history for his doctoral thesis at Princeton University, is shown with his wife and son in this family photo released in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S. on July 18, 2017. Courtesy Wang Family photo via Princeton University/Handout via REUTERS
Reuters Thursday, 17 August 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have denied the appeal of a Princeton University student who had been convicted on espionage charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the university and his wife said on Thursday. Xiyue Wang, a history doctoral student and U.S. citizen…
British committee: Political Prisoners at risk in Iranian prison
By Staff Writer, Iran Probe Friday, 18 August 2017 Professor Lord Alton of Liverpool has issued a statement on behalf of a parliamentarian committee to denounce suppression of the political prisoners in Iran. The text of the statement is as follows: Press Release Political Prisoners at risk in Iranian prisons…
Iran executes minorities, including more than 20 Sunni Kurds
y Staff Writer, Iran Probe Thursday, 17 August 2017  The US State Department Iran 2016 International Religious Freedom Report The following is excerpts from the US State Department annual report on International Religious Freedom Report (Iran section) released begging of this week: http://www.uscirf.gov/reports-briefs/annual-report-chapters-and-summaries/iran-chapter-2016-annual-report   The [Iran] penal code specifies the…
EP Group: Iran- Political prisoners in Ward 4 of Gohardasht Prison in danger
By Staff Writer, Iran Probe Thursday, 17 August 2017 Gérard Deprez, chairman of the Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament has issued a statement regarding the condition of political prisoners in Iran Deprez is the European Parliament 2017 winner of the Justice and Civil Liberties Award. Text of…
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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…