NCRI - A French organization called for total boycott of Iranian regime’s football because of the regime carrying out executions in football stadiums. The request was sent to the International Football Federation (FIFA) and the FIFA’s secretary general has also supported the call.

According to state-run ISNA news agency, on January 12, French news site SOfoot wrote that FIFA has recently added an article (provision) to its statutes emphasizing on human rights according to which the organization will deal with countries that implement death penalty in sports stadiums.

In this article by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass which was published on January 13, in ‘Politics Home’ he questions whether the UK and the US have the moral and strategic leadership to halt Iran's 'destructive meddling' in Syria. The following is the full text of this article.


NCRI - In a letter to the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, Gohardasht political prisoners urge her to address their situation and investigate violation of the prisoners’ rights by Iranian regime.

The following in the letter by Gohardasht Political prisoners:

On January 11, the inhumane mullahs’ regime executed a prisoner in Urmia Prison, northwest Iran. The day before another prisoner was sent to the gallows in Maraghe Prison, northwest Iran. On January 8, two other prisoners were hanged in public on charges of theft in the town of Sarpol Zahab in Kermanshah Province, western Iran. Youths are being hanged in public at a time when senior regime officials, their family members and close friends are involved in the largest embezzlement cases of Iran’s history. One example amounted to nearly $3 billion, and those involved in such thefts and plundering of the Iranian people’s God-given riches remain safe and sound from any accountability.

NCRI - Al Arabiya television reported on Monday, January 9: “The Iranian regime’s security forces have transferred political prisoner Ali Moezzi, a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK), from Gohardasht Prison to an unknown location and there is no news about his condition and whereabouts. According to international human rights organizations and the families of this political prisoner, it is feared that Mr. Moezzi is being tortured and even killed.”


NCRI - Following the United Nations fourth resolution condemning Iran regime for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, Hashemi Rafsanjani said: “These claimed executions are just rumors for propaganda purposes.”


Iran after Rafsanjani

Dying at the age of 82 from a heart attack on Sunday, former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had a long record of guiding the regime’s lethal measures domestically and abroad, including suicide bombings and eliminating exiled dissidents. Such an image is far from the “moderate” that Western media found in him. Wrote Amir Basiri in the ‘American Thinker’ on January 10, 2017, the article continues as follows.


On Jan. 4, the reports came from within Gohardasht Prison, near the Iranian capital Tehran, that activist and political prisoner Ali Moezzi, still behind bars despite completing his term, had disappeared. Wrote Dr Ali Safavi a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and president of the Near East Policy Research, in ‘The Hill’ on January 9, 2017, the article continues as follows.

Press release- Brussels- Friends of a Free Iran in European Parliament - 6 January 2017

Iranian dissidents are expressing deep concerns about the fate of Mr Ali Moezi, 65, a prominent political prisoner who disappeared in prison this week after authorities suspiciously transferred him to an unknown location.

He is a supporter of the main opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) and has been serving a sentence in Gohardasht Prison in the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran. On Wednesday 4 January he was transferred from the prison to an unknown location and there is no information of his whereabouts ever since.

The main takeaway from Iran’s 'grave sleepers' phenomenon

The regime in Tehran is completely unstable, and any entity evaluating the possibility of investing in Iran is highly advised to take a step back and think twice, concluded in article On January 5, 2017 Shahriar Kia a political analyst and member of Iranian opposition (PMOI/MEK). The following is the full text of this article.