Sunday, March 08, 2015


Yesterday March 7 the Iranian resistance held a gathering in Berlin-
Germany on the occasion of International Women's Day which over a 100 women personalities from 5 continents joined together against Fundamentalism. The theme of this gathering was titled: "For Tolerance and Equality against Fundamentalism and Misogyny”.
This gathering, in the presence of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi was held with the participation of a great number of prominent political, social and artistic personalities and human and women’s rights activists from the world’s five continents, including Kim Campbell former Canadian Prime Minister, Rita Süssmuth, Linda Chavez, Frances Townsend, Ingrid Betancourt Colombia's Presidential candidate and a hostage of 6 and half year in the hands of Fark, as well as a delegation of women jurists, including María Elena
Elverdin (Portuguese General Prosecutor), delegation from Syrian opposition, Asia, a large delegation of legislators and mayors and other German dignitaries, delegation of women parliamentarians from Arab countries, delegations representing dozens of Iranian women associations and institutions throughout Europe and the United States and Canada, and thousands of women from various countries and followers of various religions.

Maryam Rajavi told the crowd of more than 20,000 that the key decisive factor in the empowering of the fundamentalists was the rise to power of reactionary mullahs in Iran that for the first time offered a model for governance by fundamentalist groups. She added: “Fundamentalism is not a face-off between Islam and the West nor a confrontation between Islam and Christianity and Judaism, or a Shia and Sunni conflict. The crux of the conflict is between freedom versus subjugation and dictatorship, between equality on the one hand and tyranny and misogyny on the other. Fundamentalism has placed misogyny at its core and through suppressing women it intimidates and suppresses the entire society.
She said: To rein in the ominous phenomenon of Islamic fundamentalism, one should inescapably confront the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.
This regime is at the heart of the problem and its support for the Assad and Maliki dictatorships in Syria and Iraq has led to the rise of fundamentalist militias and the ISIS. As such, silence in face of regime’s meddling in countries of this region, let alone collaborating with it on the pretense of fighting ISIS, is a horrendous strategic mistake.
She warned: It is delusional to ask the arsonist to put out the fire. Diagonally opposite, the correct policy is to evict the mullahs’ regime from Iraq and Syria.
Rajavi noted that to avert popular uprisings, particularly during nuclear negotiations, the Iranian regime badly needs this wave of executions and oppression. Silence and inaction regarding the grave violation of human rights in Iran, not only emboldens this regime to carry on with its atrocities, but encourages the regime in pursuing the nuclear program and exporting of terrorism.
Maryam Rajavi called support for the Iranian Resistance, the democratic alternative that has been established against the clerical regime in over three decades, as an essential step in confronting fundamentalism.
In her finishing statements, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance said: The largest movement of women vanguards in Camp Liberty gives hope and inspiration to Iranian women and is an asset to equality movements in the world. She called on the international community, the U.S. government, the European Union , and the United Nations to secure their protection and security.

Former Canadian Prime Minister, Mrs. Kim Campbell addressed the crowd in Berlin by saying: this is my third appearance in front of you and I appreciate Mrs. Maryam Rajavi for inviting me to this great gathering. I always get inspired by the dynamism that women bring here. We cannot have an active democracy without women having a leading role in it. We cannot establish democracy without women having a role in creating that.
We therefore saw the power of women, the role of women in democracy in countries that reject democracy. Those are the countries that reject the women’s rights. Those countries that claim to be democrat and have elections, but don’t have any place for women in their society are cheating and lying.
Therefore women and their progress to establish democracy are absolutely necessary. Any leader that claims to lead a democratic society must assert on the women’s role.
Women are part of future; therefore we must establish equality
among women and men in our societies and should go on in that direction.

The number of Men speaking at the Berlin gathering such as, Rudy Giuliani, vidal quadras, Stevenson, Kushner, was very impressive.

News agencies such as Reuters and Associated Press had reports about the gathering and Attaghier TV relayed 2 hours of the gathering live.

At dawn, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the Iranian regime hanged 6 Sunni political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison, west of Tehran. They were, Hamid Ahmadi, 33; Jahngir Dehghani and his brother Jamshid 28 and 29 – Kamal Molahie, 30; Seddigh Mohammadi, 28; and Hadi Hosseini, 31.

Their families and many friends had gathered outside Gohardasht
prison from early hours of Tuesday night. The Iranian regime did not hand the bodies to their families instead bury them in a hurry, so the families could not even perform the burial ceremony.

Earlier on Tuesday and before the prisoners were transferred to the solitary for execution, 77 other Sunni prisoners in Gohardasht prison started a hunger strike in protest to the execution of these six Sunni young men.
Their execution carried out by the Iranian regime despite international calls from Amnesty international and other human rights groups and others.

The Iranian regime’s henchmen in the city of Darab in the Fars province (southern Iran) hanged a man in public on Wednesday.
and in another brutal and anti-human act, the regime collectively hanged 15 more prisoners in Ghezel-Hesar prison in Karaj on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
The regime on Tuesday had transferred 23 prisoners to the solitary for execution in the same prison. Their families had been told to come to visit their loved ones for the last time. From these 23 condemned to death, 15 were executed on Wednesday and the remaining 8 are in the danger of imminent executions.
In the city of Karaj alone, west of Tehran 21 prisoners were hanged.
The Iranian regime has the highest number of executions in the world.

The Iranian regime’s Interior Minister in Hassan Rouhani ’s cabinet says “Drug traffickers must be hanged and the judiciary should not have any mercy in dealing with these individuals.”
Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said: “There are pressure on us by the world for hanging drug traffickers. The reason is that the drug business has income of thousands of billions and those involved support the terrorist networks and give them money,” the state-run news agency ISNA.
His call for execution of those accused of drug trafficking comes three weeks after he admitted that ‘Dirty money,’ including money obtained from drug trafficking ‘has entered the political life in Iran and used in elections and decision making’.

More than 8 million Facebook accounts are under surveillance by the Iranian regime using new software. Iran also spies on other social media sites for content considering them improper.
Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has announced that it had arrested several Facebook users. The arrested Facebook users have been charged with various offences ranging from insulting religious figures to conducting immoral activities, according to reports by state-run media.
The country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is planning to monitor online crimes within the next two months on other social networks, including Instagram, Viber and WhatsApp, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported Tuesday, quoting a statement from the guards.

UN Security Council voted on Friday to condemn the use of Chlorine bombs in Syria as the violation of the use of banned Chemical weapons and in the violation of Resolution 2118. The resolution insists that the perpetrators of using chlorine bomb in Syria must be accountable.
It also says that those who use chlorine bombs must be punished under Chapter 7 of the UN charter which provides for sanctions and possibly military action.
The resolution also includes that those who are called upon under the resolution 2118 but do not appear in front of the court would be subject to a UN measure under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter.

According to Associated France Press March 6, the head of
UNESCO condemned on Friday the destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by the Islamic State group, saying it amounted to a 'war crime'. 'I condemn with the strongest force the destruction of the site at Nimrud,' Irina Bokova said in a statement. She said she had already spoken with the heads of the UN Security Council and International Criminal Court on the issue. Ancient statue of a winged bull with a human face at the archaeological site of Nimrud, south of Mosul . 'We cannot remain silent. The deliberate destruction of cultural heritage constitutes a war crime. I call on all political and religious leaders in the region to stand up and remind everyone that there is absolutely no political or religious justification for the destruction of humanity’s cultural heritage.'
IS 'assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles,' Iraq’s government said on Thursday.
An antiquities official said the destruction began after noon prayers on Thursday and that trucks may have been used to haul away artifacts.
'UNESCO is determined to do whatever is needed to document and protect the heritage of Iraq and lead the fight against the illicit traffic of cultural artifacts, which directly contributes to the financing of terrorism,' said Bokova.
'At stake is the survival of the Iraqi culture and society'.

A group of Iranian-Canadians in their weekly protest in front of US embassy here in Ottawa commemorated the International Women's Day and demanded the return of personal weapons of the Iranian residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq.