According to obtained reports, a political prisoner in Iran, Reza Joushan, launched a hunger strike on Wednesday, July 21, in protest to the intolerable and medieval prison conditions.
The Kuwaiti daily, al-Watan, wrote on Tuesday that the removal of the main Iranian opposition from the US terror list will serve as the biggest help to the Iranian people, the Iranian resistance movement, and international peace and security.
THE HILL - On Thursday, MPs and Peers, at a meeting of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, pressed the US State Department to revoke the designation of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin (PMOI) as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO) following the D.C. court of appeal ruling in the organisation’s favour last week.
AP - BRUSSELS - An Iranian opposition group says U.N. sanctions will not stop Iran's government from pursing alleged plans to develop nuclear weapons.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran is urging the EU to cripple Iran's economy by implementing sweeping embargoes on the Iranian Central Bank and by banning all purchases of Iranian oil and gas.
Following the victory of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) at the US Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. on July 16, the former Prime Minister of Algeria sent a message to the PMOI and its supporters, congratulating them on their legal success.
Egypt’s Alfajr website published a report about the large gathering of Iranians in June on Sunday, saying, “Maryam Rajavi rejects slavery under religion and what she described as turbaned fascism. She says, ‘we do not want stoning, executions and limb amputations.”
By Lord Tarsem King, Labour Party Member, United Kingdom's House of Lords
The Huffington Post - The U.S. federal appeals court in the District of Columbia Friday said the State Department had erred in classifying Iran's main opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), as a terrorist organization. The ruling by the three-judge panel said the State Department had violated the group's due process protections by not giving it a chance to rebut unclassified information used to justify the designation, and it called for the status to be revie.
By David Amess, Member of Parliament
The Hill - As a federal appeals court last week ordered the State Department to review its terrorist designation of Iran’s largest opposition group, analysts were quickly examining the political effects of a legal judgment.
Reuters - Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), speaks to supporters at a gathering in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris July 17, 2010.
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.