On Wednesday April 29 the members of US congress invited Mrs Maryam Rajavi to give a speech at the US House subcommittee titling: ISIS, Defining the Enemy. Stars and Stripes reported: A top Iranian opposition leader told a US House subcommittee Wednesday that Iranians have dubbed their government the 'godfather' of the Islamic State militant group.
Maryam Rajavi , president-elect of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran, also said Tehran wants nuclear weapons to foster Islamic extremism.
'The ultimate solution to this problem is regime change,' Rajavi said.
Testifying before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee via video conference from France, Rajavi discussed international negotiations underway to get Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions crippling its economy.
She warned against giving Iran too many concessions, saying it would embolden its leaders to be more aggressive in meddling in other nations.
She said the U.S. and five other nations in talks with Iran must demand that it completely stop enriching uranium and shut down its nuclear sites, missile programs and other programs.
"None of the sanctions should be lifted before an agreement has been signed that effectively and definitively denies the mullahs the bomb," Rajavi said. "Otherwise, the regime will spend billions of unfrozen assets to buy weapons, including advanced missiles from Russia".
Mrs. Rajavi's presence which is viewed as historic by some members of Congress and her followers, is the first time that an Iranian opposition voice is heard on the Hill.
This week marks the fourth annual Iran Accountability Week, to address the four-fold Iranian threat- nuclear, terrorist, incitement, and – in particular – widespread and systematic violations of human rights, wrote Mr. James Bezan member of Canadian parliament on his FB page. He adds I am proud to be a part of the Iranian Political Prisoner Advocacy Program –in which Parliamentarians around the world are encouraged to adopt and take on the case of an Iranian political prisoner and advocate on their behalf.
The US based New England Pen Association Prize for freedom of expression and freedom of writing has been given to the Iranian blogger, Sattar Beheshti who was killed under torture two years ago in Evin prison in Iran.
Sattar Beheshti, a young Iranian blogger and a critic of the clerical regime in Iran was arrested for his blogs and his critical comments of the clerical establishment. He was immediately put under torture which finally ended in his death under torture. A few days later, his body was released to his family.
On the second anniversary of his martyrdom, a number of prominent Iranian activists appeared at his grave site expressing condolences to her grieving mother, Gohar Eshghi.
Despite a statement of confession from his torturer that Sattar was killed due to severity of tortures, no one has been arrested or put on trial for this heinous crime. His murderer has said that while he was beating and torturing Sattar, Sattar was smiling.
Gohar Eshghi, Sattar’s mother was invited to the United States to receive the prize for her martyred son, but Eshghi expressed her gratitude and humbleness via a video clip recording which was sent to the New England authorities in the US.
According to Iranian resistance May 2nd statement, the medical siege of Camp Liberty and intentional delay in the transfer of patients to the hospital continues which in recent days has caused a number of people to lose their medical appointments, that in some cases have been pending for months.
On April 30th the Iraqi agents hold up the patients’ ambulance without any reason more than two hours at the entrance of the camp. As a result, one of the female patients lost her medical appointment.
A day earlier, the Iraqi agents held patients at the entrance of the camp more than one and a half hours. As a result, one of the patients lost her medical appointment. On return too, they held the patients without any reason an hour at the entrance of the camp, causing the deterioration of the conditions of two female patients.
This had occurred in different occasions during the month of April. The residents of Camp Liberty were transferred from Camp Ashraf to this location in 2011 where many described as a prison. The residents were supposed to be transferred to their final destinations quickly. The residence are not allowed to have visitors even from their own families in US or Europe, no Journalists is allow to interview them in person, and they have no freedom of movement. The hope that the condition of Iranian Camp Liberty residents would improve by Mr. Alebadi Iraq's new Prime Minister is almost vanished. The same Iraqi forces who were guarding Camp Liberty under Nouri Al-maliki's order are increasing pressure on the Iranian refugees.
Under Hassan Rouhani's so called "devise and hope" government 115 people have been executed in 2
As such, the number of executions over two weeks, April 13 to April 26, reaches to 115. The real number of those executed is much more than this. The National Council of Resistance of Iran states that according to some reports in recent weeks, a large number of prisoners have been executed secretly in Arak.
According to Mojahedin.org website, clashes between inmates and security at Adel-Abad prison, in Shiraz, southwestern Iran led to the intervention by the anti-riot guards and consecutive battering and beating of the prisoners.
The skirmishes started on the second floor of the prison, ward #11 and it spread to other wards and sections of the prison prompting the anti-riot forces to intervene which resulted in violent clashes between the security and inmates. This source adds that officials have been silent and no reasons for the cause of the skirmishes have been reported, but many sources say it must have to do something with the six prisoners being hanged the same morning.
Normally when prisoners are sent to the solitary for next day’s execution, a feeling of unrest and revulsion arises amongst the prisoners which lead to unrest and clashes.
weeks. Following the wave of executions in different cities in Iran, the clerical regime sent another 30 prisoners to the gallows from April 22 to April 26. Nine prisoners were collectively hanged on April 22 in Adel Abad prison in Shiraz. On April 23, sixteen other prisoners in Bandar Abbas, Kerman and Jiroft were executed. On April 25 and 26, three prisoners in Rasht prison and two other prisoners were executed in the cities of Zanjan and Abhar.