Monday, January 26, 2015


Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty should have their personal protection weapons returned to them for self-defense following serious threats and attacks as the Iranian regime’s intervention in Iraq grows, the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) has demanded. Threats against the camp near Baghdad airport have escalated on a daily basis and the West must now act urgently to protect them, ISJ President Alejo Vidal-Quadras said. He wrote in a statement: 'Following serious terrorist threats by the Quds Force and the extremely slow resettlement of the residents, their personal protection weapons should be returned for self-defense. 'The 2,500 defenseless Iranian refugees from the PMOI-MEK in Camp Liberty near Baghdad airport face a grave and imperative threat. The Iranian regime’s interventions in Iraq grow by the day and its terrorist affiliated militias have escalated their threats against the Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty.
'The record of the past three years shows no prospect of a swift resettlement of these residents. Therefore the ISJ calls on the United States and the United Nations to assume special protective provisions on Camp Liberty. 'If the U.S. government is not going to transfer all Camp Liberty residents to the United States immediately, then, considering its direct responsibility for protection of each and every resident, it should hand over part of their personal protection weapons, which it consolidated in 2003, so that the residents could protect themselves against possible assaults by terrorist Quds Force and its militias that have an extensive presence in large parts of Iraq, including Baghdad.' Mr. Vidal-Quadras added: 'This is crucial to prevent further tragedies. These weapons would offer them the least means of self-defense against attacks that the Government of Iraq claims are perpetrated by unknown entities. This is the residents’ basic right to be able to preserve their lives in the current turmoil in Iraq.'

On Sat. Jan. 24, the Iranian -Canadians in support of camp liberty protection gathered in front of US embassy here in Ottawa asking US to honour its promises to the residents. They also echoed ISJ's demand to return the residents personal weapons for their protection. 

Associated Press reported on Jan. 22nd that; Argentine President Cristina  Kirchner said Thursday that the prosecutor who investigated a 1994 bombing of a Jewish center did not commit suicide. 'I’m convinced that it was not suicide,' Kirchner said in a letter posted on her Facebook page about the suspicious death of Alberto Nisman who investigated the attack on the AMIA Jewish charities federation center in Buenos Aires.

This comes after thousands of Argentineans poured to the streets in support of Nisman who was killed on Monday. Nisman has long accused the Iranian regime in 1994 AMIA Bombing. A week before his assassination he had accused Argentina's president for covering up the Iranian regime's involvement.

Associated France Press reported on Jan. 24 that Iranian regime's
parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country’s nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.
The negotiations between Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- plus Germany, face a June 30 deadline for a final deal.
But with two deadlines already missed last year both sides have admitted big differences remain on the hard detail of what a comprehensive agreement would look like.

The US lawmakers are eager to slap the Iranian regime with more
sanctions in order to weaken its ability and its nuclear activities, but Barack Obama has threatened to veto more sanctions. 

Teachers of 12 Iranian provinces protested against the Iranian regime's policies. 
The general strikes by the teachers and culture ministry personnel have been going on during last 10 days. A few of political prisoners of GoharDasht prison have supported the strike and have encourage others to join the teachers protests.


A group of fishermen at Asalouyeh fish market, southern Iran protested
on Thursday Jan 22nd against high cost of taxes and lack of proper places and facilities to
  unload their shipments and transfer to other markets in that city. 
The mayor of Asalouyeh had promised fishermen to provide facilities and the right places after an increase in taxes more than two years ago. 

Iranian regime collectively hanged 7 prisoners Saturday, January 24,
2015 at dawn in Minab prison South of Iran.  Two of those hanged have been identified as Hossein Heidari-Zadeh and Khosrow Rostami.
9 more prisoners hanged including 3 in public as the wave of executions continues under Hassan Rouhani's presidency. 
Three men were put to death in the city of Bonab in the East Azarbaijan province on Wednesday morning.
Another group of 5 prisoners were hanged in Adelabad Prison in southern city of Shiraz on the same day.
The hanging followed the execution of a 26-year-old prisoner in the city of Torqabeh, in north-east Iran, on Monday. The prisoner was identified only with his initials as M.S.
More than 1,200 men women and children have been executed in Iran since Hassan Rouhani became president in July of  2013.

A female foreign singer was banned from performing with her group at a
concert in
Tehran. Iranian authorities said the show would only be allowed to go ahead if Azerbaijani singer Fargana Qasimov watched her band perform from the sidelines.
The organizers of the January 13 concert at Tehran's Vahdat Amphitheatre had called for the ruling to be overturned, forcing spectators to wait for hours in the street before the concert began.
Once the show started, the conductor told the audience: "Nowhere else in the world women artists are treated this way."
Asked if she had faced similar humiliation at any other concerts, Mrs Qasimov replied: "Not at all, this is the first time that I have faced this situation. I am not feeling good about it but I have to support my father when he performs," according to a report.
 Iranian officials also banned photographers in the concert and have not allowed any pictures of the show to appear in the media.


The Iranian regime has destroyed around 6,000 confiscated satellite dishes and receivers which it brands the ’enemy of Islam’ in a ceremony .in the city of Shiraz
City officials attended the event, which was decorated with signs listing the ’negative effects’ of the equipment which the mullahs insist are the tools of ‘soft war’ against the regime.

Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa on Saturday in the
largest demonstration against Huthis since the Shiite militiamen overran the capital in September. 'Down, down with the Huthis’ rule,' chanted the protesters who rallied following a call by the Rejection Movement -- a group recently formed in provincial areas to challenge the powerful militia.