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In Moscow, Saudi king demands Iran stop meddling in Middle East
Middle East Eye Thursday, 5 October 2017 King Salman's comments came as Saudi Arabia agreed to buy an advanced air defence system from Russia Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy Russian S-400 air defence system, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Thursday, on the sidelines of a visit by King Salman…
Iran dumps chess champ who won't wear hijab, now she's on US team
Fox News Wednesday, 4 October The teenage Iranian chess master banned for not wearing an Islamic headscarf during a competition has moved her queen to the U.S. team. Dorsa Derakhshani, 19 and an international champ, ran afoul of Iran’s hijab rule at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival on the British…
UAE jails Iranian over international sanctions breach
AFP Tuesday, 3 October 2017 A United Arab Emirates appeals court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence against an Iranian convicted of breaching international sanctions against Tehran, state media reported on Tuesday. The State Security Court upheld the man's conviction on charges of "sharing intelligence with Iran, importing electricity generators…
Iran: Death sentence for "insulting the prophet"
Amnesty International  26 November 2016 An Iranian man has been sentenced to death for “insulting the Prophet of Islam”. Soheil Arabi has now had his sentence upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. He was sentenced for posts deemed offensive to the Prophet he had made on Facebook.   Photogrpaher Soheil Arabi,…
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov
By Iran Probe Staff Sunday, 1 October 2017 Tehran’s public prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlat Abadi has raised charges against the Telegram social network company’s management and referred this case to the Tehran Public Prosecutor International Branch, according to Iranian state media. Dowlat Abadi on Tuesday accused the Telegram network of…
Reported thousands of Kurds in Iran celebrated the success of their neighbour’s independence referendum. Photo: PDKI
Rudaw Friday, 29 September 2017 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iran has reacted to the Kurdistan independence vote with widespread arrests of Iranian Kurds celebrating their neighbour’s historic referendum.  Two Iranian Kurdish political parties and a human rights watchdog all reported “scores” of arrests after thousands took to the streets in Kurdish cities…
Trump congratulates Merkel on election win, discusses Iran - White House
Reuters Wednesday, 27 September 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election victory in a telephone conversation on Thursday in which they also discussed the Iran nuclear deal, the White House said. “The leaders discussed how to counter Iran’s malign activities in…
Iran’s Guards Use Aerial Guided-Missile Attacks to Back Regime Troops in Syria
Asharq Al-Awsat ‌‌By Nazeer Rida Tuesday, 26 September 2017 Beirut- Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard had single-handedly introduced a new weapon when taking up arms side by side by Syria’s regime against ISIS in the Badia region. Air-launched guided missile activity was registered–meanwhile, ISIS militiamen rebelled against commandership orders to implement…
Full text of speech by  Gilbert Mitterrand at Grand Gathering – 2017
Iran Probe We welcome the distinguished political guests and MPs from Europe, the United States and across the globe, including Arab and Muslim states. Welcome to this great gathering where you express your solidarity with the Iranian people and their opposition. In the name of the country that has welcomed…
Iran carries out lashing ruling against refugee deported by Norway
By Iran Probe Staff Monday, 25 September 2017 Iranian refugee Leyla Bayat was lashed 80 times last Tuesday based on a ruling issued by Iran’s court system, according to social media reports. Norway was never willing to evaluate her documents showing her being condemned to this inhumane punishment. The International…
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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…