Sunday, September 06, 2009


Iran: Death sentence sought for political prisoner for waging war on God?
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran said in a statement on September 5, 2009 that the mullahs’ regime judiciary on Sunday, August30, sought a death sentence for Mr. Hamed Yazarloo, 28, a Air and Space expert who is currently a political prisoner, for “waging war on God.” During the mock-trial, which was presided by Mohammad Moghise, Hamed Yazarloo was accused of taking part in mountain climbing, indoor football games, and family gatherings, and gathering news and information about political prisoners, including about his brother Hood Yazarloo, attending events in Hosseinieh Ershad religious institute in Tehran, establishing email contacts with his relatives in Camp Ashraf, taking part in student gatherings and protests, gathering a collection of speeches and events of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran and promoting the goals of the PMOI, and thus a death sentence was sought for him. Even Hamed’s father was not allowed to attend the mock-trial. Mohammad Moghise, with a pseudonym of Nasserian, was the head of Evin prison at the time of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988. He is one of the most brutal and despicable torturers of the regime and one of the main figures responsible for suppression of political prisoners. Hamed Yazarloo was arrested on February 20, 2009 by agents of the notorious Ministry of Intelligence and Security. He was put in solitary confinement in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. He was subjected to physical and psychological torture there for 120 days. He continues to languish in Ward 209. His mother, Ms. Nazila Dashti, is being held in the women’s ward of Evin Prison. Hamed’s brother Hood, 21, is imprisoned in Ward 4 of Gohardasht Prison. Ms. Dashti and Hood were both sentenced to three years in prison for visiting their relatives in Ashraf. The Iranian Resistance warns about the death sentence for Mr. Hamed Yazarloo and calls on all international bodies and human rights organizations, in particular the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, to urgently intervene to save the life of this political prisoner.

US dishonours its promise to Iranian refugees
By Christopher Booker
The Sunday Telegraph, 06 September 2009
Why are world leaders ignoring the fate of exiles belonging to the People’s Mujahideen of Iran, asks Christopher Booker. In recent weeks, widely reported in the US but virtually unnoticed here, an extraordinary drama has been unfolding over the ruthless attack by Iraqi government forces on Camp Ashraf, north of Baghdad, which for years has been home to exiles belonging to the People’s Mujahideen of Iran (PMOI), the leading group opposed to the murderous tyranny in Tehran. In July, despite the fact that each of the 3,500 residents had been given a personal guarantee of safety by the US government, Iraqi troops, supported by Iranian special forces, stormed into Ashraf, bulldozing homes and civic buildings, killing 11 unarmed refugees, injuring 500 and taking 36 people hostage (an action which has since been ruled illegal by Iraq’s criminal court). For six weeks in London, backed by Amnesty International, the Law Society and an all-party group of MPs and peers, Iranians have been camped outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square, pleading with the US government to honour its pledge. Six protesters, related to Ashraf residents, have been on hunger strike for 40 days, three now so seriously ill that they were last week removed to hospital. Similar scenes have taken place outside the White House. Yesterday, hundreds of Iranians staged protest rallies in London, Washington and Stockholm, outside a meeting of EU foreign ministers, calling on the EU, the US, the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross to take action on this continuing outrage. The remaining Ashraf residents, denied proper medical or food supplies, fear that unless the US and international bodies intervene, they face forcible deportation to Iran, where most would be imprisoned or executed. The EU is compromised because only last year it was forced by both British and EU courts to lift the ban it imposed on the PMOI as a “terrorist” organisation, to appease the Tehran regime. But the real onus to stop this horror lies with the UN, the Red Cross and above all the US government, which should honour the pledge it gave, in writing, to each of those refugees it has since betrayed.

Kouchner Says IAEA Withheld Iran Nuclear Evidence
Bloomberg - World News, Sep 3, 2009 - French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner accused the United Nations nuclear watchdog of witholding information about Iran’s nuclear program. Kouchner accused the International Atomic Energy Agency of putting key information about Iran’s program in annexes of a report published last week. The IAEA has already said the report, which concluded the threat of Iran producing an atomic weapon has been exaggerated, was published in its entirety. The Israeli Foreign Ministry Aug. 30 accused the IAEA of omitting information in the report. “Reading this report, none of our questions have been answered,” Kouchner said today at the inauguration of an archive center. “I think that in the annexes there are elements that would make us question the military aspect of Iran’s nuclear program. I want to see the annexes. I want them to be released as soon as possible.” France has been pushing for stronger sanctions against Iran over its refusal to stop enriching uranium. Iran says its program is aimed at producing electricity. France, the U.S., and Israel say Iran wants to develop nuclear weapons. “There are articles claiming that the Secretariat is hiding information, and that there are sharp disagreements among staff members involved about the contents of the report,” IAEA spokesman Marc Vidricaire said in a statement Aug. 28. “Needless to say, such allegations have no basis in fact.”

The Hunger strike in Ottawa sur passed its 40th day
The Iranian-Canadians in Ottawa have been on a hunger strike to protest the brutal attack of the Iraqi forces on an unarmed camp Ashraf where was under the protection of the USA until recently. The Iraqi forces killed 11, wounded more than 500 and took 36 hostages. The Iranian-Canadians have been on a hunger strike for 40 days now and demand that the hostages are freed immediately. Since Thursday 3 women who have been on hunger strike were rushed to the hospital. For 2 of them it was their second visit to the hospital. The rest of hunger strikers don’t have good situations either. They suffer from chest pain to dizziness, low blood sugar...