The legal representative of families of Ashraf residents in the US, Professor Steven Schneebaum, sent a message this week on the anniversary of the attacks of July 28 and 29 against Camp Ashraf.
Camp Ashraf is home to 3,400 members of the Iranian opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). In July 2009, they came under a deadly attack by Iraqi forces at the behest of the Iranian regime. 11 residents were murdered and more than 400 were injured.
John Limbert, one of the 52 Americans taken hostage by the Iranian regime in Tehran in 1979, suggested in a radio interview that the Obama experience has shown that the Iranian regime is not susceptible to negotiations.
According to NPR on Saturday, Limbert, who will soon leave his job as the head of the State Department's Iran desk, said, "I think the Iranians, either out of a sense of insecurity or internal paralysis, seem unable to respond positively to what everyone sees as a very sincere effort at outreach.”
The deputy commander of American forces in Iraq’s central region issued a warning on Saturday regarding the Iranian regime’s meddling and aid to Iraqi militias, according to al-Sharqiya TV.
The TV station reported: American military forces have once again charged the Iranian regime with supporting and backing armed Iraqi groups and carrying out deadly attacks inside the country.
Relatives of political prisoners in Iran have launched a sit-in and protest in front of Tehran’s prosecutor’s office. They have gathered on 15 Khordad Square, holding pictures of their imprisoned loved ones.
The families are protesting the inhumane treatment of the prisoners, some of whom have been transferred to solitary confinement, while others are on hunger strike. Their families are unaware of their conditions because phone contacts and visits have been banned.
Iranian regime has sent a harsh message to Shi’ite allies in Iraq, demanding they support the candidacy of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki, the Arab daily A-Sharq Al-Awsat has reported.
According to the report, based on an anonymous source in the Islamist Iraqi National Alliance (INA) led by Sayyed Ammar Al-Hakim, the Iranian regime message directed their Shi’ite partners in Iraq to accept Al-Maliki’s candidacy “even if he hit you over the head.”
Rajavi calls on UNSC to set up international tribunal to try perpetrators of massacre of political prisoners in Iran
In a message on the 22nd anniversary of the massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in the summer of 1988, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, called for the establishment of an international tribunal to put on trial the criminals responsible for the massacre.
Mrs. Rajavi said: According to all the evidence and on the basis of opinions submitted by international jurists and stipulations of human rights organizations, this massacre was a flagrant example of both crimes against humanity as well as genocide. This is because its main objective was to eradicate a specific sociopolitical movement that harbored a particular belief, namely in a democratic and tolerant Islam.
AFP - TEHRAN — Iran's deputy culture minister lashed out at Western media on Sunday, branding them "dishonest, cocky cheats," who will be banned from an annual press fair in the autumn, the ILNA news agency reported.
"This year none of the Western media are allowed to participate in the fair," said Mohammad Ali Ramin, who is also a press watchdog official.
Sheikh Taysir al-Tamimi, Palestine’s Chief Justice and a member of the Arab-Islamic Committee in Defense of Ashraf, has released a statement on the anniversary of the deadly attacks against Camp Ashraf on July 28 and 29, 2009.
Mr. al-Tamimi noted in his statement, “The residents of Ashraf are protected by divine traditions and international regulations, particularly the Fourth Geneva Conventions, and the Iraqi government must implement the European Parliament’s April 24, 2009 resolution on Ashraf and the rights of its residents.”
The mullahs' inhuman regime hanged a prisoner by the name of Yousef K. in Qazvin Prison on Thursday July 30. Three other prisoners identified as A.A, S.Z and S.M were also hanged on July 25 in Karoun Prison of Ahvaz under the pretext of drug smuggling. One of the prisoners was executed for having only 43 grams of heroin (FARS state-run news agency – July 25 and 30).
Sixteen prisoners at Tehran’s notorious Evin prison have been transferred to solitary confinement after protesting to the restrictions and inhumane conditions of Ward 350, Daneshjou News reported on Wednesday. The 16 inmates launched a hunger strike after being transferred to solitary confinement and have declared that they will not cease their strike unless their demands are fulfilled. Majid Tavakkoli and Kouhiar Goudarzi are among the strikers.