Congress calls on US Government to probe use of American weapons and training in killing of members of Iranian opposition, PMOI (MEK). in Iraq
An act approved by the United States Congress and Senate calling for the protection and security of the residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq has been signed by President Barack Obama.
The government spending bill signed into law on December 16 calls on the US government to demand congressional committee reports detailing the steps taken to address the plight of and resettlement needs of Iranian dissidents at Camp Liberty.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed economic penalties on six people and three companies accused of helping the Iranian regime obtain hundreds of millions in U.S. currency or evade existing sanctions.
“Although we do not support the imposition of any new nuclear-related sanctions while negotiations are ongoing, throughout the JPOA period we have made clear, by word and deed, that we will continue to enforce our existing sanctions,” said David Cohen, undersecretary of Treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, in a statement.
NCRI – The authorities in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison continue to pressure and threaten political prisoner Ali Moezi.
Critically ill Ali Moezi, 63, a former prisoner of the 80’s, arrested in 2008 for visiting his two daughters in Camp Ashraf and spent 2 years in prison.
NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison in the city of Karaj held a ceremony on Sunday to honour the memory of Ali Saremi, prominent political prisoner and a member of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), executed in Tehran's Evin Prison on December 28, 2010.
Mr. Saremi, 63, had spent a total of 24 years in the prisons of the Shah's regime and under the mullahs’ rule in Iran.
A group of Kabul residents staged a protest on Tuesday outside the Iranian regime’s Embassy in Kabul, calling for an end to abuse of Afghan refugees in the neighboring country.
Participants in the rally said Afghan refugees in Iran had long been mistreated and their abuse has been increased lately.
NCRI – The Iranian regime’s henchmen hanged a group of seven prisoners on Monday in the main prison in the city of Orumieh in northwestern Iran.
Those executed were residents of Kermanshah, Sanandaj and Shiraz. No other information is available on the victims.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham who is expected to take over as chairman of the Foreign Appropriations Subcommittee when the Republicans take control of the Senate in January, said that the Senate will vote on an Iran sanctions bill next month.
Graham said on Saturday in a press conference in Jerusalem: “In January of next year, there will be a vote on the Kirk-Menendez bill, bipartisan sanction legislation that says, if Iran walks away from the table, sanctions will be reimposed. If Iran cheats regarding any deal that we enter to the Iranians, sanctions will be reimposed.”
An Assyrian church leader and two colleagues were arrested in Tehran on December 26 by the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces, a Persian language Christian website has reported.
A group of plain-clothes agents raided the home of Pastor Victor Beth, who had been repeatedly intimidated by the authorities in the past for holding Persian languages masses.
NCRI - The Iranian Resistance has called on the international community to save Kurdish political prisoner Alireza Rassouli, incarcerated in the central prison of Orumieh (north-west of Iran), and Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a labor activist imprisoned in Gohardasht (a suburb of Tehran).
The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights bodies to take effective measures regarding the situation of political prisoners in Iran, especially the two hunger strikers who are in a perilous state.
The Iranian regime’s military involvement has dramatically increased in Iraq over the past year, the Washington Post reported citing U.S., Iraqi and Iranian sources.
A senior Iranian cleric with close ties to Tehran’s leadership, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss security matters, said that since the Islamic State’s capture of much of northern Iraq in June, Iran has sent more than 1,000 military advisers to Iraq, as well as elite units, and has conducted airstrikes and spent more than $1 billion on military aid.