Sunday, June 26, 2022


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On Thursday, June 23, the 48th US Vice President Mike Pence and former second lady of the United States Mrs. Karen Pence visited Ashraf 3, the residence of thousands of Mujahedin-e-Khalq Organization members in Albania. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran welcomed the Vice President and the former second lady at the Ashraf 3 museum, where she guided Mr. Pence through the 120-year history of the Iranians’ struggle for freedom and democracy. 

Afterward, Mr. and Mrs. Pence attended a large gathering of members of the Iranian Resistance and expressed strong words of support for the fight and the sacrifices these people have made throughout the four decades-long fight against the clerical dictatorship in Iran. Welcoming and expressing gratitude on behalf of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Rajavi told Vice President Mike Pence: “Today, the world is witnessing that conditions are ripe for change in Iran and that people are ready for change. Protests are erupting with increasing intensity across the country. On the other hand, the regime has no answer except to step up repression, executions, or torture in its prisons. The people of Iran have the right to resist, much like the war of independence in America. The mullahs have occupied our country. People now chant, “Our enemy is right here; they lie when they say it’s America.” “By promoting the separation of religion and state, this alternative is a solution to establish democracy in Iran and an obstacle to Islamic fundamentalism in the entire region. The mullahs’ regime has made every effort to cover up this truth. Demonizing the Iranian Resistance, censoring its news, and denying its popular support are all intended to cover up the truth. Now that all illusions about any reform within the regime in Iran have disappeared, the mullahs are investing in a non-existent Shah to divert the uprisings.” said Maryam Rajavi.

Mike Pence said in his speech: “I have traveled more than 5,000 miles from my home in Indiana to be here today because we share a common cause: the liberation of the Iranian people from decades of tyranny, and the rebirth of a free, peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Iran. Thank you all for standing strong in the name of freedom.” “Today we call on the Biden administration to immediately withdraw from all nuclear negotiations with Tehran, voice support for the organized opposition in Iran, and make it clear that the United States and our allies will never allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.”

 “Today, I join you in pledging that his crimes must not go unpunished. Ebrahim Raisi is unworthy of leading the great people of Iran. He must be removed from office by the people of Iran – and he must be prosecuted for crimes against humanity and genocide that he perpetrated thirty years ago and every day since.”

“Your Resistance Units, commitment to democracy, human rights, and freedom for every citizen of Iran. Maryam Rajavi’s Ten Point Plan for the future of Iran will ensure freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the freedom for every Iranian to choose their elected leaders.”

“The regime in Tehran wants to trick the world into believing that the Iranian protesters want to return to the dictatorship of the Shah as well. But we are not confused by their lies.”

“The day will come when the ayatollahs release their iron-fisted grip on Iran and her people. A new glorious day will dawn, and a bright future will begin, ushering in an era of peace, prosperity, stability, and freedom for the good people of Iran and the world,” Vice President Mike Pence concluded. https://tinyurl.com/52kvfxs4

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Political prisoner Soada Khadirzadeh gave birth to her baby after two weeks of delay. She was cuffed to her bed after undergoing C-section to deliver her baby. Her family had no information about her health. Soada was kept in prison until 3 hours before delivering her baby. The delivery had been delayed by two weeks. Soada’s legs and arms had swollen, and her baby’s health was at risk. Finally, on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 5 am, Soada Khadirzadeh was transferred to a medical center in Urmia to deliver her baby by a C-section operation. She was alone at the delivery time. https://tinyurl.com/2s5bmh5k

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Several prisoners have been infected with tuberculosis in the all-women Qarchak Prison. This report has raised concerns among the prisoners’ families. Prisoners with tuberculosis are being held alongside other prisoners. The risk of developing the disease is awaiting all female prisoners due to negligence and inaction by Qarchak prison officials. The child of one of the prisoners said, “Prison authorities have not yet taken any action to quarantine or separate the sick prisoners. They are being held alongside other prisoners.” https://tinyurl.com/ybd2kvbd

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Evin Prosecutor’s Office has opposed Maryam Akbari Monfared’s request to be transferred from Semnan Prison to Evin Prison in Tehran- Iran. Maryam has been in prison for more that a decade without a day of leave. She has repeatedly requested to be transferred to a prison near her family’s place of residence in Tehran. Zahra Mohammadi is also jailed in the Correctional Center of Sanandaj women’s ward to serve her five-year prison time. Her detention in this prison violates the principle of separation of crimes. https://tinyurl.com/39azb4wd

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The Moral Security Police arrested 120 people on a site-seeing tour in the jungles of northern Iran. According to the State-run Tabnak website on June 19, the Justice Department of Mazandaran Province has filed legal cases for the 120 people arrested. Mullah Mohammad Sadeq Akbari, Director General of the Justice Department of Mazandaran, confirmed the arrest of 120 people and said that dancing and removing one’s veil is a crime.The members of this tour committed criminal acts in the Pirajeh Jungle in Neka County of Iran. They drank alcoholic drinks; men and women danced together. Women removed their Hijab and other actions against the Sharia law. https://tinyurl.com/2p94m452

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Sara Rezaei, 32, mother of a 7-year-old child, was brutalized by her husband and subsequently suffocated by a pillow on June 16. Sara Rezaei used to live in Kasma village in Suma Sara, Gilan Province, in northern Iran. Sara was another child bride who became a victim of femicide. According to an informed source, “Sara had left home a week before this tragedy occurred. She was subject to domestic violence all the time during her married life. On the day she was murdered, she had returned home to take her identity papers and golds, thinking that her husband was not home.” Local media published the news of Sara Rezaei’s murder by her husband without mentioning her name. https://tinyurl.com/2r9me9bt


Sunday, June 12, 2022


 The Revolutionary Court of Tehran in Iran, has sentenced 4 Christian women to spend 17 years in prison. The 17-year sentence was issued and handed down to the 4 Christian women on June 7, who are Somayyeh (Sonia) Sadegh, Massoumeh Qassemi, Mina Khajouy-e Qomi, and Maliheh Nazari. The 4 Christian women shared a case with three Christian men, Joseph Shahbazian, Farhad Khazaei, and Salar Eshraghi Moghadam. The seven Christian citizens received a total of 28 years in prison. https://tinyurl.com/3ntzzexp

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Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik, Leader of the Voice of Ukraine Party, and Vice President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) visited Ashraf 3, in Albania, on Sunday, June 5. She met with the NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi, visited various parts of Ashraf3, talked to members of the Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and had an interview with INTV, the Resistance’s satellite television. https://tinyurl.com/jp3yntw9

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The security department of the Prison of Semnan-Iran has threatened and intimidated political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared. Maryam sent a message from Semnan Prison to express her solidarity with the Iranian people’s protests against price hikes in various cities in May 2022. Her message was to “the protesters who cried out for water and bread.” For this reason, on June 5, the officials of the Security Department of Semnan Prison told her that “if she makes friends or talks with other prisoners, they will file a political case against her.” Maryam Akbari Monfared is serving her 13th year in prison without a single day of leave. She remains in exile at Semnan Prison. https://tinyurl.com/4ahkepm4


Sunday, June 05, 2022

 




Melika and Mitra Salehianpour, two students from Minoodasht, lost their lives in the collapse of the Metropol building in Abadan- Iran. The head of the General Department of Education of Khuzestan announced the death of 5 students in the Metropol building incident. Melika and Mitra Salehianpour, Masih Sadeghi from Khorramshahr, and Arian and Hamidreza Jalilian from Abadan lost their lives in this incident. The Metropol Tower, built by Khamenei’s mafia gangs, collapsed on the people of Abadan on May 23, due to its unsuitability of the structures. This was the start of weeks of clashes and demonstrations in Abadan and other cities in Province of Khuzestan. https://tinyurl.com/4pzjrd7x

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Political prisoners defied the Iranian regime's head of Judiciary during his unannounced visit to the notorious Qarchak Prison on Friday, May 27. Political prisoners detained in Qarchak boycotted the visit by Gholam Hossein Ejei. They chanted, “Death to Khamenei (Iran reime's supreme leader).” Many political prisoners refused to face him. Qarchak’s warden, Soghra Khodadadi, described Ejei as a guest. However, political prisoners cried out, “We do not want a criminal guest.” The regime's head of Judiciary and his companions quickly left the ward of political prisoners following their protests. https://tinyurl.com/4e8xwbxf

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Despite bail arrangements and reassuring promises by prison officials for leave or temporary release, political prisoners Soada Khadirzadeh and Reyhaneh AnsariNejad remain in jail under uncertain conditions. Political prisoner Soada Khadirzadeh is still being held illegally in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Urmia in Iran. She is in her 38th week of pregnancy and her health and that of her unborn child are in danger. https://tinyurl.com/vdx47y8d


Sunday, May 29, 2022

 IRAN NEWS))))))


Thousands of people of Khorramshahr in Iran's Khuzestan province, including throngs of women, took to the streets of Khorramshahr chanting anti-regime slogans on May 26. The protesters chanted slogans in support of the people of Abadan who lost dozens of their loved ones when a half-constructed 10-story building collapsed on May 23. They were angry because the regime officials have failed to respond to the disaster after 48 hours. Khamenei after 5 days of silents, sent a message via State media but people on the streests of Abadan shouted: Death to Khamenei. The regime's response to people's request for help was deployment of Special Units and Riot Police. Locals tried to save people still alive under the rubbles with empty hands and using pots and pans. The women of Khorramshahr came out in thousands and chanted “death to the dictator” and called for the downfall of the regime and its corrupt officials. The NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi sent a message to the people of Khuzestan and Iran saying: Hail to the people and women of Khorramshahr who have risen in support of the people of Abadan and its protests. Hail to Bandar Abbas who support Abadan with chants of “death to the dictator.” The enemy of all our people is the predatory clerical regime that has occupied Iran. The tragedy in Abadan is a manifestation of the 43-year rule of the clerical regime, which has brought the Iranian people nothing but crimes, corruption, and theft. https://tinyurl.com/c3yfa2sb

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The authorities of the notorious Qarchak Prison in Iran hanged Ladan Molla Saeedi in the early hours of Wednesday, May 25. Ladan was transferred to solitary confinement the night before her execution. https://tinyurl.com/5bdb6yej



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Some 5,000 babies left on the streets across the country in the past ten days, signal a social catastrophe in Iran. Mohammad Reza Mahboubfar, an expert and researcher in development planning and social harms, revealed the shocking statistics on thousands of abandoned babies in an interview with state media. (The state-run Ruydad24.com, May 28, 2022) https://tinyurl.com/5n89key4


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The friendly game of Soccer between Iran and Canada which was to happen on June 5 in Toronto, is cancelled. Due to pressure by the families of PS752 victims, Soccer Canada cancelled the game. The Families of PS752 victims released a statement in this regard and stood in solidarity with the victims of Abadan Metropol disaster. https://tinyurl.com/4x4r6hzs