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Tory gets £338,000 payout after winning libel case against Iranian state television channel Press TV
TelegraphThursday, 4 May 2017 A conservative candidate has been awarded a £338,000 payout after winning a libel case against Iranian state television channel Press TV. The channel falsely accused Nadhim Zahawi, who is of Kurdish background and was born in Iraq, of facilitating the trade in oil between Isil and Israel.…
Commander of the IRGC ground forces (left) participating in a funeral held for an IRGC soldier killed in the Syrian war.
By Iran Probe Staff Friday, 5 May 2017 Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Ground Forces said his units will continue sending military forces to Syria in cooperation with the Quds Force, according to remarks made Tuesday, May 2nd. “We in the Ground Forces began supporting the Quds Force in Syria…
Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia forces
By Iran Probe staff Thursday, 4 May 2017 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) is establishing a number of bases in Mosul in northern Iraq where its Quds Force officers are stationed alongside members of the Iraqi Hashid al-Sha’bi (Popular Mobilization Units). These forces are on the verge of establishing supply lines…
Iran: Political prisoner Ali Moezi exiled to Fashafawie Prison, call to save his life
By Iran Probe staffThursday, 4 May 2017 Political prisoner Ali Moezi was transferred from ward 209 of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison to the Fashafawiye Prison on Monday, May 2nd without prior notice. This transfer has taken place with the aim of increasing pressure on Moezi. Fashafawiye Prison, located south of…
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), arrive for a meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri (not pictured) on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 27.
NewsweekTuesday, 2 May 2017 The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will seek new sanctions against Iran but not Russia, although it will work on legislation to hinder Russia's recent actions in Europe, which have included increased troop movement near NATO members' borders as well as accusations of hacking efforts to influence European elections.…
Powerful Saudi prince sees no chance for dialogue with Iran
ReutersTuesday, 2 May 2017 Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince has ruled out any dialogue with Iran, a country he said was busy plotting to control the Muslim world. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi defense minister, said in a TV interview to be broadcast later on Tuesday his country…
GEM TV director Saeed Karimian assassinated
By Iran Probe staff Tuesday, 2 May 2017   According to a report first broadcast by Iran’s Arab language al-Alam TV station, Saeed Karimian, the Iranian director of GEM TV was shot to death by unknown assassins on Tuesday, April 29th near a shopping center in Istanbul. An individual accompanying…
US families receive Iran payouts, decades after bombings
Al JazeeraSunday, 30 April 2017 Economic sanctions have often been seen as a crude political tool with varying effectiveness in bending the will of governments, whether it was Cuba, North Korea or apartheid South Africa. But the continuing US sanctions against Iran have given some measure of personal satisfaction to…
Iran: Release imprisoned trade unionists and uphold workers rights
Amnesty InternationalSunday, 30 April 2017 Several trade unionists in Iran languish in prison while many others face prison sentences of up to a decade solely for their peaceful trade union activities, Amnesty International said on the eve of International Worker’s Day on 1 May. The organization renews its calls on…
Reporters Without Borders: Iran remains one of five major prisons
By Iran Probe staff Monday, 1 May 2017 Reporters Without Borders issued a statement on April 26th describing Iran as one of the world’s five major prisons for media activists and placed Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the list of enemies of press freedom. “… Iran imprisons journalists arbitrarily…
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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…