Former ICC Judge: Historical duty exists to punish perpetrators of Iran’s 1988 massacre

NCRI - Fatoumata Diarra, a former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), told a conference in Paris that the Iranian regime's current Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi was one of the key perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.

On November 26, a meeting was held in Paris, titled "Call for Justice: Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity in Iran and Syria."

Express: Student Tortured for 5 Years in Iran Escapes to Tell of Horror

Britain's Express has interviewed former Iranian political prisoner Shabnam Madadzadeh who explained the ordeal she was put through in detention in Iran. The following is the text of her interview with the Express: 

Inside Iran’s regime: Student tortured for FIVE years ESCAPES to tell of horror 

A STUDENT has revealed the terror she faced while held captive by Iranian torturers for FIVE YEARS.

Iran: Insult and Beating Baluch Sunni Cleric in Mashhad Prison

NCRI - The political prisoner, Mowlavi Nour al-Din Kashani, Baluch Sunni cleric, who was transferred last week from Zahedan prison to Special Clerical Court in Mashhad, was transferred back to Zahedan prison after harassment, insult and beating in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad.

He was held in Ward 101 in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad for one week and has been harassed by the revolutionary guards during this time. The revolutionary guards shaved his beard and did not allow him wear Baluchi garments or perform prayers and religious rituals and had repeatedly beaten him.

Iran: No News About the Fate of a Political Prisoner

NCRI - A family member of a political prisoner, expressing concern about the status of their son after he was transferred to Gohardasht prison, said: “After his mother informed (the media) about the way his son was arrested, she was threatened via a phone call by a security institution that this issue will cause trouble for her son.”

Iran: 12 Fashion Models Were Collectively Sentenced to 379 Months of Imprisonment

NCRI - Iran's Criminal Court in Shiraz – Central Iran, sentenced the 12 accused of modeling case to 379 months of imprisonment, banned from leaving the country as well as employment in certain professions.

As state run Ilna news agency reports on 5th December 2016, the attorney of the modeling defendants said:"this file has 12 accused consisting of 8 women and 4 men. The head of Branch 117 of the Criminal Court 2 of Shiraz charged the defendants with offering Western models in fashion exhibitions, shaping mannequins, and promoting the culture of nudity."

Call for Immediate Release of Those Arrested in A Ceremony in Iran

NCRI - On Saturday, December 3, Amnesty International condemned the raid by Security Forces and Police on commemoration ceremony of the victims of serial killings in Iran and demanded immediate and unconditional release of those arrested.

In its statement, the international human rights organization called for a fast and independent investigation on the attack on this ceremony.

Appeasement policy vis-à-vis Iran regime must end – op-ed

The American Thinker published on Saturday an account of a conference held last week in Paris on the massacres that have been perpetrated by the Iranian and Syrian regimes. 

The following is the text of the op-ed which was published on December 3, 2016: 

The West, specifically the United States, must close the book on over three decades of appeasement with Iran, said Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi at a conference in Paris on Saturday, November 26. If the international community is serious about bringing an end to Daesh (ISIS/ISIL), it must first end Iran’s role in Syria. The nations of Iran and Syria are brothers, standing shoulder to shoulder, deploring the devastating war raging for nearly six years now in the Levant.

George Sabra: The Disaster of Aleppo Is on Russians and Iran and Those Who Were Silent About Such Crime

NCRI - Al-Arabiya TV, November 29, 2016:

In addition to the bombings and the Russian's urge, Assad's regime is also affiliated with the Iranian regime to attack the east of Aleppo. Considering these incidents, what opportunity does the Opposition get?

The member of supreme negotiators of the Syrian Opposition, George Sabra said:

Iranian filmmaker at risk of flogging – Amnesty

Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi who was jailed on November 23 after being summoned to start serving his prison sentence is at risk of receiving his flogging sentence of 223 lashes, Amnesty International said in an Urgent Action appeal on December 1.

Karimi, from Iran’s Kurdish minority, is a “prisoner of conscience,” the human rights group said.

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