Monday, December 29, 2014


Iranian Resistance welcomes Arms Trade Treaty, calls for halt of arms transfer to the Iranian regime

 The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in its Dec. 26 statement

 said that the Iranian Resistance NCRI welcomes the enforcement of the Global Arms Trade Treaty, as a significant step towards global peace and security and calls on the state parties to immediately halt the transfer of arms and weapons parts and components to the mullahs ruling Iran and demands the cessation of the sale or transfer of arms to Iraq until the security of Iranian opposition members in Camp Liberty, as well as other innocent civilians, is guaranteed.

The United Nations Secretary General announced on December 24 the coming into force of The Global Arms Trade Treaty nearly two years after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly.
The treaty stipulates that the transfer of all arms and ammunition is prohibited in case they would be used for 'genocide, crimes against humanity, grave breaches of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, attacks directed against civilian objects or civilians protected as such, or other war crimes as defined by international agreements'.
The treaty emphasizes that the transferred arms should not endanger 'peace and security' or be in grave breach or facilitate the violation of International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law, and international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism and 'transnational organized crime'.
The arsenal of the Iranian regime that is essentially filled by imports from other countries is totally employed in breach of the covenants and laws mentioned in this treaty and the export of any arms’ parts, big or small, heavy or light, to this regime violates the Arms Trade Treaty.
These arms are used for the massacre of the Iranian people, widespread arrests, suppression of popular demonstrations and protests, and collective executions, or are employed for crimes against humanity, war crimes, genocide, violation of international humanitarian and human rights laws inside Iran or in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen. The NCRI's statement adds: No wonder that neither the Iranian regime, nor the government of Iraq or the Assad regime joined this treaty.
Six ruthless massacres in Ashraf and Liberty, collective and arbitrary imprisonment of Iranian refugees, and a criminal siege on them, as well as the massacre of innocent Iraqi citizens in Iraq are all conducted by the arms sent to Iraq by states that are party to this treaty.

At dawn yesterday, Saturday December 27, 2014 five prisoners including a woman were
hanged in Zahedan prison, south of Iran in Sistan va Blouchestan province. One of the executed prisoners, Baba-ali Kakaei, 41, shop owner, married with two daughters was a low level merchant who according to his family made money off buying fabrics and material from border towns, and selling them to shop owners in Tehran. 

According to a report, he was stopped at one check point during one of his business trips and asked for bribe, but since he couldn’t come up with that money, he was arrested and imprisoned, months later was charged with selling narcotics and hanged yesterday. 
The man who had asked for bribe is called Bameri, a judge in this province and the money he had requested from the family was 600 million Rials or $240,000. 
Bameri has ordered most of the hangings and executions in this province. 
Two other executed prisoners are Bahram Balouchi and Mohammad Paseban who are accuse of acting against God, an accusation which cannot be found in any legal book, except the mullahs’ constitution. The phone lined to the prison was all cut off for 24 hours during the executions.

At dawn On Christmas day, the Iranian regime hanged 7 people in a mass execution in Shiraz. They were recently transferred to Shiraz prison. On December 18 another 8 prisoners were hanged in the same city which makes it 15 executions in just one week.

The suppressive Basij patrols -- plain cloths militants equipped with pistols and walky-talkies
-- attacked a home church in Roodehen on Christmas day arresting 9 members of this small Christian community. These 9 individuals have been identified as: Mehdi Kian, Ali Sadraddin (Brother Stephen), Mohammad Kazemi, Azin Faroudi, Mohammad Hossein Moridian, Maryam Narimani, Alireza Nasiri, Brother Matin, and one more person who has not been named. They all have been transferred to an unknown location.  

According to Iranian resistance statement Dec. 25, the Iraqi force stationed in the camp
near Baghdad International Airport that houses Iranian dissidents have prevented the entry of gasoline for a few vehicle used for transfer of the sick and wounded residents.

This is the third week that the Iraqi forces ate not allowing the small amount of gasoline purchased by the residents to enter the camp.
The residents basically use the vehicles to distribute food and to transport the sick and wounded and those who are unable to walk on gravel-covered walkways of the camp.
The latest measure is doubling the pressures on the resident particularly the sick and wounded in the camp that continues to be subject of logistical and medical siege.
On December 21 and 22, the Iraqi forces did not allow the interpreters to accompany 4 sick residents going to hospital in Baghdad. Due to long delay caused by Iraqi forces the patients returned from hospital without reaching any results.
Based on the repeated and written commitments of the US government and the United Nations with respect to the safety and security of Camp Liberty residents, the Iranian resistance demands immediate intervention to end the siege of the camp and to allow gasoline enter the camp.

Dozens of prisoners in one of the Ghezel-Hesar prison Wards started a riot on Friday, Dec. 26th in protest to the harsh and inhumane condition of the prison. They used rods from a volleyball court to vandalize the walls and inside the ward. They said they don’t have enough warm clothing and covers to keep them warm from the cold weather. 
The suppressive security forces in the prison attacked the ward using batons and other suppressive instruments to suppress the riot beating them and injuring a number of prisoners. The prisoners said they are frustrated and fed up with the situation and demanded a change in their conditions.