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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…
Christian converts leave Iran for Turkey, claiming persecution
Rudaw Monday, 14 August 2017 VAN, Turkey – Some 500 Christian converts from Iran have sought asylum in Turkey following what they say is persecution by the authorities. A man and his family who converted to Christianity from Islam say they used to practice their faith in secret. Of those Rudaw…
New sanctions on Iran, now it's time for a new US policy too
Fox News, By Alireza Jafarzadeh\ Sunday, 13 August 2017 On the second anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran nuclear deal, some argue that the agreement succeeded in slowing Iran’s progress toward a nuclear weapon. However, the restrictions on the Iranian nuclear program are only…
Senior US Senators meet Iran opposition leader in Albania
Huffington Post, By Majid Rafizadeh Saturday, 12 August 2017 While August seems usually a passive time of the year in politics, it has been quite the opposite for Iran and the wide variety of developments around this controversial international dossier. A senior delegation of United States Senators travelled to Tirana,…
UN rights expert outraged at Iran execution of a young man sentenced as a child
OHCHR Friday, 11 August 2017 GENEVA (11 August 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Asma Jahangir, has expressed outrage at the execution of a young man who received the death penalty as a child. Alireza Tajiki was arrested at the age…
U.S. President Donald Trump
Radio Free Europe Friday, 11 August 2017 U.S. President Donald Trump once again asserted on August 10 that Iran is not "living up to the spirit" of its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, and added that it was a "horrible agreement." "I don't think they're living up to the…
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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…