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Iran-Human rights: suppression of peaceful media activities continues unabated
By staff writer, Iran Probe Saturday, 23 January 2016 Amnesty International reported that the Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has been sentenced to six years in prison and 223 lashes, on charges that include “insulting Islamic sanctities” and “illicit relations”. He has appealed, and is awaiting the outcome. If jailed for…
Iran- Human rights: More child offenders executed under Hassan Rouhani
Iran ProbeFriday, 22 January 2016 The Iranian regime has executed more child offenders in 2014-2015 compared to any time during the past five years. Dr Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapportuer on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran, wrote in a piece published on his website on Wednesday:…
Islamic Consensus on Condemning Iran’s Terrorism
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held an emergency meeting in Jeddah condemning the attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and its consulate in Mashhad. OIC said that it “rejects and condemns Iran’s inflammatory statements over the executions, considering those statements a blatant interference in the internal affairs of…
Iran- Terrorism, Kerry: Some Iran funds could be sent to ‘terrorists’
AFPFriday, 22 January 2016 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry admitted on Thursday that some of the funds Iran will recover as a result of sanctions relief could be directed to groups that Washington considers “terrorist” organizations. His remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, come as the…
Iran- Camp Liberty: UK Bishops meet Maryam Rajavi, support Camp Liberty residents
Iran ProbeWednesday, 20 January 2016 Wednesday January 20, 2016, NCRI reported that two prominent leaders of Christian churches in Britain, the Right Reverend John Pritchard, former Bishop of Oxford and the Right Reverend Adrian Newman, the Bishop of Stepney, have met with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance…
Iran- interference: Iranian campaign setting a price on Iraqi journalism
Asharq Al-AwsatWednesday, 20 January 2016 Iran aims to clean up behind its interference in Iraq through buying off Iraqi media Several Iraqi journalists revealed that Iranians have been making several calls, in aim to promote Iranian policy in Iraq and across the region, while working on enhancing Iran’s image and…
Iran- Iraq- terrorism: U.S. sources: Americans in Iraq kidnapped by Iran-backed militia
RFE/RLWednesday, 20 January 2016 U.S. government sources say three U.S. citizens who disappeared in Baghdad last week were abducted and are being held by an Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia, Reuters has reported. The information was based on reports from two Iraqi intelligence and two U.S. government sources. Iraqi officials said unknown gunmen…
Iran- Sanctions: Lifting sanctions will free Iran for 'nefarious activities' - Saudi
By Angus McDowall, ReutersWednesday, 20 January 2016 RIYADH -- The lifting of sanctions on Iran as a result of its nuclear deal with world powers will be a harmful development if it uses the extra money to fund "nefarious activities," Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Reuters on Tuesday.…
Iran- Human rights: Aling blogger forced to return to prison
By staff writer Iran probe Tuesday, 19 January 2016 Amnesty International reported last night that blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been summoned by Iranian authorities to return to prison to resume serving his 13-year sentence though he is critically ill and doctors have advised against stopping his specialized medical care.…
Iran- Human rights: Rezaian's brother says Iran tried to stop his wife from also leaving
RFE/RLTuesday, 19 January 2016 Iranian authorities tried to prevent the Iranian wife of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian from leaving the country with him, his brother Ali Rezaian told CNN. Rezaian and four other Iranian-Americans were released in a prisoner swap over the weekend. Iran announced their release on January 16…
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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…