ValasakA European member of Parliament from the Czech Republic has sent a letter to the Iranian regime’s embassy in Brussels condemning its attempts to impede parliamentarians’ efforts to expose the regime’s crimes and to support the Iranian Resistance.

In his letter, Mr. Vlasak wrote, “I will do everything in my power to support dissidents and those movements working for change in Iran.”

ZandaniA number of prisoners were injured on Tuesday after the Iranian regime’s prison guards at Gohardasht prison attacked Hall no. 17, and beat a number of inmates while depriving them of the limited services available to them.

Prison guards forced prisoners to remain outside under the Sun for hours. When one of the inmates spoke out in protest, he was badly beaten by the guards.

HUFFINGTON POST - By Lord Robin Corbett

Dear Hillary,

We met your husband and you at the G8 summit reception in Birmingham when Bill spotted a Birmingham grandmother. Her photo was used as a publicity poster for the event. I can see you both now as Bill pointed and bellowed: 'Look Hillary, there's Marge.' I believe this poster ("Marge, get your hair done. Bill's coming to town") hung in the White House for a time!

clintonAP - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday called on Iran to release all political prisoners and expressed alarm about the fate of several specific detainees.

Clinton said the U.S. believes that several Iranians are in danger of imminent execution for speaking out against the disputed June 2009 presidential election. She named three: Jafar Kazemi, Mohammad Haj Aghaei and Javad Lari.

WTThe Washington Times - Embassy Row - By James Morrison
European lawmakers are warning President Obamathat his failure to remove an exiled Iranian opposition group from the U.S. terrorist blacklist gives the brutal Iranian regime an excuse to execute domestic dissidents and pursue nuclear weapons.

Last week, 210 members of the European Parliament and the national parliaments of Britain, France and Italy sent a letter to Mr. Obama appealing to him to lift the terrorist classification of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).

Paris confParis, August 04 -  (EFE) - The International Committee of Jurists (ICJ) today urged the UN to "urgently" intervene in Iran against the regime of the ayatollahs, who are responsible for the execution of 33,000 political opponents during a crack down in 1988, in order to "stop the execution of more innocent people."

The chairman of the Committee helping victims of repression in Iran, William Bourdon, said at a news conference in Paris that this was a tragedy. "They ended the lives of those who were simply defending their ideals," and this trend is also continuing today “while Western governments and the international community exercise silence. "

simy AzadiThis week a special and important program aired on the Iranian opposition satellite channel Simay-e Azadi National TV exposing the Iranian regime’s massacre of political prisoners in 1988.

Iranians and relatives of those slain during the massacre contacted the live program from inside and outside Iran, recounting their memories about the horrific massacre which claimed the lives of over 30,000 political activists. Former political prisoners and residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where thousands of members of the main opposition, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), reside, offered their stories which exposed only a small part of the crimes perpetrated by the regime in prisons in Tehran and other cities in 1988.

LawThe National - August 2 - The unfair judgement by the Iraqi Supreme Criminal Court in the matter of Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf is yet another blunder added to the mistakes of the Iraqi judicial system, commented Jihad al Rantisi in the London-based newspaper Al Arab.

NaftIrish Examiner - ... Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said even the extended sanctions fell short of “a comprehensive and effective sanction to include complete oil, trade, technological and political boycott of the regime”.

She said: “Foreign trade and the oil industry in Iran are basically in the hands of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and a very limited section of the regime’s officials and their families.”

She said the willingness of the EU to resume talks with the Iranian regime sent the “wrong signals” and would be seen in Tehran as a sign of weakness, “thus encouraging them further to continue their nuclear project”.

Maryam Rajavi welcomes EU sanctions on Iran regime calls for comprehensive sanctionsMrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, welcomed new complementary sanctions by the European Union against the Iranian regime.

She said that although these sanctions are crucial to prevent the regime from acquiring nuclear weapons, but, it is long way away from a comprehensive and effective sanction to include complete oil, trade, technological and political boycott of the regime.