Nariman Al Roussan
My sisters and brothers in Ashraf !
Greetings from an Arab sister who admires you, greetings from Jordan, a country which was once your host, and supported you in your struggle to obtain glorious victory with the help of God; Greetings wrapped in the aroma carried by the winds from Palestine over our countries; The aroma of Palestine which inspires sacrifice in us; and you are part of this message.
By BRIAN LILLEY, Parliamentary Bureau
TORONTO SUN - OTTAWA - It's a country that will execute women for adultery, has more than 100 children under 18 on death row and answered public protests over election results by opening fire on crowds numbering in the thousands.
New York Times - BRUSSELS — The European Union is considering tough new sanctions against Iran to protest its nuclear program, including banning investment in the oil and gas sector and tightening restrictions on shipping and finance.
State Department told to give group chance to rebut charges
The Washington Times - A federal appeals court has ruled that the State Department must re-evaluate its terrorist designation of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), the main resistance organization of the Islamic republic.
The Huffington Post
By: Allan Gerson
Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Washington ruled that the U.S. State Department cannot arbitrarily designate the People's Mujahadin Organization of Iran (PMOI) as a foreign terrorist organization, thus imposing criminal penalties on any American citizen who offers so much as a nickel to the group.
One of the prisoners hanged in public
On Monday morning, July 19, in the city of Ahwaz, the inhumane regime ruling Iran hanged a prisoner, named "A. Sh." in public. Three prisoners with the names of "Abbas Y.", "Rouhollah B." and "Mohammad Na'im Sh." were hanged in Kerman's prison the previous day.
NCRI - Agents of the Iranian regime's Qods Force and Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) continued to threaten Ashraf residents all night long on Friday by using 30 loud speakers at the Camp's main gate. Their anti-human act has deprived Ashraf residents, especially those hospitalized patients of any rest. The disturbances has created very difficult situation for the patients at the hospital which is located near Ashraf entrance.
Friends of a Free Iran intergroup in the European Parliament welcomes a US court ruling in favour of the Iranian opposition PMOI.On Friday 16 July, a US federal appeals court in Washington ruled that the US government erred in classifying the Iranian People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MeK) as a terrorist organization. The court ordered the State Department to review its decision to label this opposition group as a foreign terrorist organization, strongly suggesting the designation should be revoked.
Saturday, June 26, Taverny - On a hot summer day on June 26, with temperatures reaching as high as 34 degrees Celsius, tens of thousands from across Europe and North America took part in the largest ever Iranian gathering against the Iranian regime outside Iran. Participants expressed solidarity with the Iranian people and their uprising for democracy and also with the 3,400 members of Iran's main opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Camp Ashraf, Iraq
In yet another suppressive and inhumane measure, on the orders of the Iraqi committee at the Prime Minister’s Office in charge of suppressing Ashraf, Iraqi forces compelled a person accompanying one of the female patients from Ashraf, to leave special care unit at a hospital in Baghdad. The patient had been transferred three days ago on an urgent basis to the hospital and placed under intensive care for critical heart condition. She was accompanied by two others and her situation was closely monitored by doctors. However, since yesterday, Iraqi forces acting on the orders of the committee in charge of suppression of Ashraf, threatened one of the accompanying individuals with arrest unless she returns to Ashraf. Moreover, in order to increase pressures on the patient, they also caused problems during the treatment. In one instance, they even prevented the entry of a doctor to the room, saying that the committee has to approve doctors’ visits!