Iran: Balancing Lopsided Freedom

 Hossein Abedini is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. He was seriously injured during an assassination attempt on March 14, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey by agents sent by Tehran.

The terror attacks in Paris sparked a wave of popular manifestations around the world in defence of freedom of speech and free press that was targeted by religious fundamentalism.. However, amid this strong grass roots mobilisation rebuking religious fundamentalism, there is an inherent risk of victimising Muslims as whole labelling the entire Muslim population or communities as being violent radicals.

A Dangerous Alliance

 Hossein Abedini is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. He was seriously injured during an assassination attempt on March 14, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey by agents sent by Tehran.

Hossein Abedini is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. He was seriously injured during an assassination attempt on March 14, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey by agents sent by Tehran.Iran has become the center of global crisis in 2015, one that has been reminiscent from its policies from 2014, and its relations with other countries. Looking at Iran from a pedestal, one situated in world politics, its coalition with Syria and Iraq has been one under the greatest scrutiny. This involvement in neighboring conflicts is not new for Iran. For example, its current Defense Minister Hussain Dehghan served in Lebanon during the 1975-89 civil war, where he had a pivotal role in the creation of the terrorist group Hezbollah.

Is there a solution?

Elisabetta Zamparutti is an official of Hands Off Cane, and a former member of the Italian Parliament

Enough has been written and said about the impending disaster that is Iran’s current regime and its nuclear program. But how will it all end? Can we find a way to come together and resolve the myriad crises the state is facing?  

According to Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian opposition leader, Tehran is the epicenter of Islamic fundamentalism. This is easily proven by just looking at the situation of Shiite militias in Iraq that are killing Sunnis with impunity. The Ayatollahs hand is in all pies and he’s making a mess of it. The nuclear talks with the west are failing and a nuclear future will only cause Iran to become more aggressive in the region, and more repressive to its own people. The economy is faltering, dissidents are being killed one at a time and Iran is at the mercy of a handful of mullahs now.

Maryam Rajavi speaks on Iran and sanctions

Dr. Antonio Stango is the President of the Helsinki Watch in Italy

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, in a recent interview argued that the Iranian regime must be placed under stronger international pressure and sanctions if it is expected to actually give up its pursuit of a nuclear bomb.

She spoke to Ambassador Ken Blackwell and said that the international community will have to do better to this end.

Call to end medical blockage of Camp Liberty

Elisabetta Zamparutti is an official of Hands Off Cane, and a former member of the Italian Parliament

The European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), has called on the Iraqi Prime Minister & Minister of Health to end the medical blockade of Camp Liberty. In a press release from Brussels on Thursday, they demanded that the government of Nouri al-Maliki end the siege that had been on-going since 2009.

The blockage has resulted in 22 deaths in Ashraf and Camp Liberty, all preventable if access to medical services was available. The residents are denied the right to choose their physician, hospital, time to refer to hospital, or to choose their nurse or interpreter, which are all fundamental human rights. Struan Stevenson, the president of EIFA stated that that “even four months after Maliki’s removal, the file of Camp Liberty and its management is still in the hands of the same individuals appointed by Maliki, who continue to harass the residents and continue to impose the medical blockade.”

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