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Iran's brave human rights defenders and their struggle against the death penalty
Amnesty International Thursday, 12 October 2017 On 10 October, people around the world marked the World Day against the Death Penalty. This year is particularly significant for us at Amnesty International because it marks 40 years since the organization first began campaigning for the worldwide abolition of the death penalty…
Iran's secret sites linked to nuclear weapons development revealed
By Hollie McKay, Fox News Wednesday, 11 October 2017 EXCLUSIVE –  President Donald Trump is expected this week to “decertify” the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known simply as the Iran deal, declaring that the agreement reached in 2015 by the U.S. and five other international powers is not in…
Full text of speech by  Bernard Kouchner at Grand Gathering – 2017
 Iran Probe We are all in agreement you deserve to be free and independent and democratic. That is for sure. Well, unfortunately, I am very sorry but I am feeling lonely after an army of MPs, British MP, American MP and the next German MP, but you are in France…
Tom Cotton: Trump staff should resign if they oppose Iran strategy
Washington Examiner Monday, 9 October 2017 Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., believes department chiefs who disagree with President Trump and are unable to carry out his new Iran strategy should consider resigning from their posts, according to a report Monday. "When you're a Cabinet member, when you're a senior adviser in…
Iranian Court Suspends Zoroastrian City Councilor
RFL Monday, 9 October 2017 A Zoroastrian city councilor in Iran has been suspended from his position, highlighting an emerging battle over the rights of the country's religious minorities to run for office. Sepanta Niknam, a member of the city council in the central city of Yazd, was suspended temporarily…
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British woman jailed in Iran faces new charges
Sky News Monday, 9 October 2017 A British-Iranian charity worker serving five years in a Tehran jail could end up with another 16 years added to her sentence. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's family said they were "bewildered" that authorities had opened a new case against her just a month before she is…
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,…
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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…