The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), in Monday’s publication of its 276 page 2016 annual report says it shows ‘a road map of deterioration.’
Pages 45-49 of the USCIRF report focus on the Iranian clerical regime saying of their judicial system that it ‘continues to use its religious laws to silence reformers.’ And comments on violations of the Iranian people’s internationally-protected inalienable right to exercise Freedom of Expression and Religion or Belief; saying the values are ‘under assault.’
Under the tenure of President Hassan Rouhani,... Read More
On Saturday the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported on the Iranian regime’s ‘state security forces [who] attacked [a gathering of the Bus Worker’s Union] and confiscated banners.’
The event happened on the eve of Sunday May 1, International Workers’ Day, further illustrating that ‘the mullahs’ regime is taking draconian measures to prevent workers in Iran from holding protests.’
Writing to encourage workers to take up the the Right of Freedom of Assembly is political prisoner Abolqasem Fouladvand. Mr. Fouladvand himself was arrested on charges of ‘having links... Read More
On Tuesday the National Council of the Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported about the Iranian regime’s ‘systematic marginalization of ethnic minorities’ and also are concerned for ‘the fate of those arrested for being active on social networks such as Facebook and WhatsApp.
Ethnic Iranian Kurds, of which the population makes up ten percent of the Iranian ethnicity, are being particularly targeted. Fearing national protests ‘the clerical regime has resorted to widespread arrests in Ahwaz and Shush in south-west Iran. But also in Bukan in north-west Iran.
A second report writes that... Read More
This week at the National Assembly of France, the exiled Iranian Resistance President-elect Mrs. Rajavi had the ears of French legislators, reinforcing points of the her 10 point plan including resistance, steadfastness and fortitude. Themes which had already underpinned her new year speech given just two weeks ago hailing in the Iranian New Year 1395 (2016 in the Gregorian calendar). Alongside this ceremonial political address, the president-elect’s new year video message additionally spoke to the whole Iranian diaspora including refugees, political asylums and those exiled.
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By all accounts, His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al Qasimi is pleased with the progress his emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, has made in attracting visitors and investment. Though he’s not one to brag out of turn, his public statements indicate that he and his leadership team feel quite secure in their judgment that RAK is ascendant among its UAE fellows. It’s clear that RAK is committed to developing on its own terms — sustainably, steadily and without the pomp and flash that characterize Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr al Qasimi doesn’t appear to rely on good fortune or the munificence... Read More
The political prisoner, Gholamreza Khosravi, 49, from the city of Abadan is now facing imminent execution. He was recently transferred to the special section in Gohardasht Prison, designed to prisoners on death row. A few hours ago, Mr khosravi’s family have been asked to visit him at the prison, a call that is usually meant to be the last step before carrying out the death penalty.
Mr. Khosravi, father of a son, was condemned to death on the charge of “Moharebeh” (enmity towards God) on April 21, 2012. This term is widely used for the opponents of the religious regime in Iran.
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A different spin on the Syrian issue just now, I will ask the Question, is Syrian being filled with Western supporters in terms of people with Guns, terrorists, with Western views? I think it is possible. In Libya I believe Western thinking people came in from the East and destabilized the entire country, Gaddafi went from being held head high through his country in support to being killed live on TV. I know friends from Libya and they said after Gaddafi died that is was the belief of many that Western controlled al Qaeda fighters, who were armed to the teeth by the West were to blame, the... Read More
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