At the White House recently, U.S. President Barack Obama hailed the recently-announced nuclear agreement with Iran's regime as “the best deal.” A closer look at the details of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, however, provides little cause for celebration, writes Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
NCRI - Iran’s regime has hanged a 43-year-old mother in a prison in the city of Karaj, in Alborz Province, north-west of Tehran.
The woman, identified as Ms. Pari-Dokht Molai-Far, was hanged on Wednesday in the notorious Qezelhesar Prison.
The mother of one had been imprisoned in the notorious Qarchak Prison for Women in the city of Varamin for the past three years and was transferred to Qezelhesar for the execution to take place.
NCRI - Four young Iranians on Wednesday participated in an online conference about the recent successful telethon by the prominent Iranian opposition satellite television channel Simaye Azadi. They were: Ms. Amineh Gharaei, Mr. Hamid Yazdan-Panahi, Mr. Bahador Marandi and Mr. Ehsan Gharaei. They gave their thoughts, opinions and support to their fellow Iranians.
They talked about how the young people of Iran are now at the forefront of the opposition – inside and outside Iran. They are participating in rallies and demonstrations despite the personal risk that this brings them. They are prepared to suffer the brutality of the regime in support of the opposition.
NCRI – The regime in Iran has hanged three men in public in the city of Karaj, in Alborz Province, north-west of Tehran.
The three men, who were not named, were hanged at dawn on Wednesday.
The regime’s state-media published photographs from the scene of the executions.
Five other death-row prisoners, including one woman, in the south-eastern city of Kerman were on Wednesday transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their imminent execution.
NCRI - Three guest speakers on Wednesday (July 29) participated in an online panel on the subject of the four-day telethon that was held at the end of last week by the Iranian opposition satellite television channel Simaye Azadi.
The three panelists were Paulo Casaca, a former European lawmaker from Portugal; Hon. David Kilgour, a former lawmaker and Secretary of State from Canada; and Colonel Thomas Cantwell, a former U.S. Military Commander at Camp Ashraf, which previously housed several thousand members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK).
NCRI – Officials of the regime in Iran are involved in the “sex trafficking of women and girls”, the U.S. State Department said in an annual report on human trafficking released this week.
“Iran is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor,” the State Department said in its annual ‘Trafficking in Persons Report 2015.’
“Organized groups reportedly subject Iranian women, boys, and girls to sex trafficking in Iran, as well as in the United Arab Emirates and Europe,” the TIP report said.
Thousands of Iranians from across Iran and countries worldwide offered contributions to Simaye Azadi
Broad support for Resistance and Camp Liberty residents is indicative of Iranian people’s determination for regime change
NCRI - Simaye Azadi, the Iran National Television (INTV), held its nineteenth fundraising program lasting 46 hours from July 24 to 28. Thousands of Iranians from across Iran and countries throughout the globe participated in this telethon that was broadcasted live on INTV. Their contributions were predominantly made by calling 39 phone lines allocated to this telethon. Nevertheless, a large number of contributors, who had waited for hours to get through, declared their contributions through internet or social media as the lines proved extremely busy. Some of the contributions were collective fundraisings, and some people inside Iran made their contributions to Simaye Azadi through friends and relatives abroad.
Following the July 14 Iran nuclear deal, a number of European officials have begun making the trek to Tehran in the hopes of reestablishing economic contracts with the mullahs' regime. But these officials are failing to pay attention to the dramatic deterioration in the human rights situation and the rapid rise in the rate of executions in Iran.
Immediately after the nuclear deal was clinched, the clerical regime embarked on a new wave of executions, including several cases of group hangings.
The Iranian authorities are believed to have executed an astonishing 694 people between 1 January and 15 July 2015, Amnesty International said last week, in an unprecedented spike in executions in the country.
NCRI – Saturday marks the 27th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. In the summer of 1988, one month after Ruhollah Khomeini was forced to accept a cease-fire in his eight-year war with Iraq, the fundamentalist ruler of the mullahs’ regime ordered a mass execution of all political prisoners affiliated with the main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK).
The brutal prison massacre, which has been described by some international human rights lawyers as the greatest crime against humanity that has gone unpunished since the Second World War, saw the execution of some 30,000 defenseless prisoners.
NCRI - Two online panels will be held on Wednesday (July 29) following a four-day telethon by an Iranian opposition satellite television channel which raised $4.78 million at the end of last week.
Operating from Europe, prominent non-profit 24/7 Iranian opposition channel Simaye Azadi, or ‘Iran National Television’ (INTV), broadcasts news and information to Iranians around the world via satellite and the internet. Though officially banned in Iran and despite a sustained effort by the regime to jam satellite signals, senior officials of the regime have admitted that 40 percent of Iranian families have access to the satellite channel.