Afshin Baymani, political prisoner is serving 16th years of his imprisonment
Iran ProbeSunday, 15 May 2016 By Afshin Baymani, a political prisoner in Gohardasht Prison – Karaj, west of Tehran Sixteen years ago when I was in solitary confinement, after a few months of interrogations and being kept incommunicado, one day I asked my case interrogator what have I done and…
Iran: The Warm Heart of Martyrs’ Mothers
Iran ProbeTueseday, 10 May 2016 By Mrs. Sho’le Pakravan, the mother of Reyhane Jabbari Jabbari was executed by the mullahs’ regime for killing in self-defense an intelligence agent who sought to rape her. We held a small gathering of mothers of Iran’s martyrs and political prisoners at the home of…
Iranians are coerced to follow Shiite Islam
NationalMonday, 9 May 2016 A young Iranian man who rejected Islam and moved to New Zealand has avoided deportation and been granted refugee status in a precedent setting immigration case. The man, whose identity is protected for legal reasons, is now in his twenties and moved to New Zealand during the 2000s for schooling…
Iranian DJs playing underground Rave music
ThumpFriday, 6 May 2016 How do you organize a desert rave in a country where such events are illegal? If you're Tehran techno DJs Anoosh and Arash, who perform under the moniker Blade&Beard, the answer is: very carefully. A new documentary screening this weekend at the Hot Docs Film Festival in…
Ezat Taheri has launched a campaign to free her son
By Ezat Taheri, Amnesty International Wednesday, 4 May 2016 Iranian spiritual teacher and prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri has been in pre-trial solitary confinement for five years, and has launched over a dozen hunger strikes in protest at his detention. His mother Ezat tells us of her long fight for his release…
Iranian women protesting against mandatory hijab imposed by Khomeini regime in 1979 following the Iranian revolution
By Hengameh Haj Hassan It was the spring of 1979 when we were experiencing freedom after the oppression of the Shah’s rule. One day I saw Faride, one of my colleagues, and a number of other college students outside a hospital getting prepared to start distributing People's Mojahedin Organization of…
Political prisoner Massoud Arab Choubdar in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran
By Staff Writer, Iran ProbeFriday, 29 April 2016 Iranian Political prisoner Massoud Arab Choubdar has written a letter to Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, unveiling a tip of the iceberg of the crimes committed by the mullahs’ regime in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj,…
Iranian women during 1979 uprising
Early on after the 1979 revolution I was a nurse at the time and in those years didn’t know much about politics, was thirsty to learn more and to tell you the truth I had no prejudice thoughts in mind. Considering the fact that in the early years after the…
Hengameh Haj Hassan
Ms. Hengameh Haj Hassan was arrested in city of Tehran, capital of Iran, back in the fall of 1981 for her support of the Iranian opposition movement People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). She spent three years under torture in various prisons of the fundamentalist regime ruling Iran. Prior to…
Hengameh Haj Hassan,
When one decides to write his or her memories of the time spent behind bars, especially the horrific prisons in Iran under the mullahs’ rule, one is suddenly faced with waves of different emotions and thoughts. Can one truly portray all those moments and scenes that will seem unbelievable to…
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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…