Political prisoners in Iran commemorated Abul Reza Rajabi
Following martyrdom of Abul Reza Rajabi (from PMOI) under torture by the clerical regime, the political prisoners held a commemoration ceremony in Evin and Gohardasht Prisons to mark his memory. According to received reports by the People’s Mojahedin of Iran, the political prisoners of ward 350 of Evin Prison, by kindling candles, chanting anthems and stating memories of Abdul-Reza Rajabi, commemorated his memories; the political prisoners vowed to continue their resistance in the clerical regime’s notorious prisons at any conditions until reaching freedom and democracy. Also the political prisoners of wards 4 and 5 of the Gohardasht Prison in Karaj held a ceremony to commemorate Abul Reza Rajabi and emphasized that they would continue his path. They asked for investigation of murder of Abul Reza Rajabi under torture by a dispassionate international delegation.
New York Sit-in, Day 50"International Committee for Ashraf Residents’ Rights Watch" announced its formation
On the 50th day of sit-in of supporters of the Iranian Resistance and families of Ashraf residents outside the UN headquarters in New York, 'The International Committee of the Ashraf residents’ Rights Watch', by holding a press conference announced its formation. The formation of the committee was initiated by tens of religious leaders and human rights activists and political personalities residing in New York and other US states.In this conference reverend David Larry, a prominent New York clergy, lawyer Daniel McCaughan from New Jersey, professor Daniel Zucker, chairman of the committee 'Americans for Democracy in the Middle East' , and reverend Lloyd Land participated.During press conference, the names of some US Congress and Senate members who had supported the rights of Ashraf residents during last 50 days of sit-in was read that included Bob Filner, California (D), Ted Poe, Texas (R), Tom Tancredo, Colorado (R), Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas (D), and John Bozeman, Arkansas (R).In his speech, Professor Daniel Zucker, referring to the Iraqi people’s support of Ashraf residents, said: It was Ashraf residents who made Iraqis aware of the clerical regime’s threats, and the reason for conspiracies of the Iranian regime against Ashraf residents is that its ominous intentions are disclosed.Reverend Lloyd Land, referring to the US elections, said: No matter to which party the US president belongs, the rights of Ashraf residents are recognized rights that all should be committed to them; the present government or any government that is elected in the US has the legal and humanitarian responsibility with regard to Ashraf residents because the US government’s duties regarding Ashraf residents originates from the commitment of the US to the international law.