Maryam Rajavi: Iran's Great "House Cleaning" Is on the Way
In association with the “rebirth of nature”, extensive Spring Cleaning is a national tradition observed by almost every household in Iran and families start preparing their homes for Nowruz, the Iranian New Year celebration, in advance. In Persian, the annual spring-cleaning is called khaneh-tekani, which literally means, “shaking the house”.…
197 European lawmakers expressed support for Iranian people’s uprising for democratic change
Gérard Deprez MEP, chairman of the Friends of a Free Iran in the European Parliament announced that a joint statement by 197 members of the European Parliament supported the uprising of the Iranian people for democratic change. The signatories are from all political groups in the European Parliament including several vice…
Image of two of the arrestees of the fire festival last year
By Iran Probe Staff Saturday, 17 March 2018 The Iranian regime's security forces arrested 889 people in only 22 cities of the country during the Fire Festival, which was accompanied by anti-government slogans and actions. The total number of arrests in all over the country is not available yet. The…
Photo of the Khamenei is burned during recent protests in Iran.
Iran Probe Staff Thursday, 15 March 2018 Mojahedin (PMOI) supporters in Iran installed their leaders' pictures in public places during the National Fire Festival. They set on fire Ali Khamenei's images. Two of the PMOI supporters, in an interview with Fox News, promised a new wave of social volcanoes for…
Amnesty International: Entrenched human rights abuses  in Iran must end
 By Iran Probe Staff Tuesday, 13 March 2018 Amnesty International refered to flagrant human rights abuses in Iran in its oral statement during the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council  in Geneva  and called for an end to the  human rights abuses in Iran. Amnesty International representative welcomed…
Security forces on alert, fearing New Year protests - Farmers clashed with security forces
Iran Probe Staff Monday, 12 March 2018 Iranian officials have already put security forces on alert as the protests may aflame on last Wednesday fire festival and the New Year holiday. Iranian New Year begins on March 21 on the first day of spring. In January, Iranian youth revolted against…
Amnesty International called for the release of Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee
Iran Probe Staff Monday, 12 March 2018 Two women human rights defenders jailed for defending women’s rights and opposing the death penalty are being subjected to escalating ill-treatment in Shahr-e Rey prison, a former industrial chicken farm in Varamin, a town on the outskirts of Tehran, Amnesty International revealed. Atena…
European MP ties to Islamic Republic of Iran
Ana Gomes’ close relations with the Islamic Republic is nothing new. But her obsessive use of every opportunity to slam the Iranian opposition and her wholehearted commitment to openly accommodating Tehran’s interests is rather puzzling. In an online article by David N Neumann on the Scoops, the close relations of…
Joint statement by 33 Nobel laureates to support the uprising of the Iranian people
By Iran Probe Staff Sunday, 4 March 2018 text of the statement: The world must stand alongside the brave people who have risen against the dictatorship ruling Iran The arrestees must be freed, and free expression and freedom of assembly and communication must be guaranteed At the same time as the…
The UN says it has identified the identity of war criminals in Syria and they will be tried
By Iran Probe Staff Saturday, 3 March 2018 Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said the perpetrators of crimes in Syria should know they are being identified and their dossiers are compiled for future prosecutions, according to Reuter. “Once again, I must emphasize that what we…
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External Links

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…