United Nations-Geneva: Speech by Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras at the Conference on Human Rights in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - At the beginning of A conference on the situation of human rights in Iran and the movement for justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre which was held in the United Nations in Geneva on September 14, 2017, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former Vice-President of the European Parliament and President of the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) delivered a speech, the following is the full text.

Iran: Temporary Pause of the Strike by Political Prisoners

NCRI Staff

NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht - Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, after 40 days of hunger strike announced temporary pause of their strike on Thursday September 7.

Iran Regime's Senior Official Admits Rapid Increase in Addiction Among the Iranian Women

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The head of the Iranian regime's welfare organization announced that 4.5 percent of the Iranian population is addicted to narcotics. According to the state-run Alef (A) news agency on 13 September 2017, Anoushirvan Mohseni Bandpei said: “In our country, 4.5 percent of the population between the ages of 15 and 64 are drug users.”

Geneva - U.N. The Conference Explores, 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran

NCRI Staff

NCRI - On Thursday September 14, 2017. A conference was held in the United Nations in Geneva on the situation of human rights in Iran and the movement for justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre, at the beginning of this conference Mr Khazaei the representative of NCRI in Nordic countries introduced the meeting, praising the NCRI and its leader Maryam Rajavi, before introducing the first speaker; Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former Vice-President of the European Parliament and President of the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ). 

Iran's Economy Keeps Deteriorating Amid Claims of Growth

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Despite Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet members claiming about creating one million jobs each year, state media report on deterioration of the country’s critical economic conditions.

European Lawmakers Call on the United Nations to Investigate the Massacre of 1988 in Iran and to Prosecute the Perpetrators

They urge European governments and the EU, to condition relations with Islamic Republic of Iran, to a suspension of executions and a clear progress on human rights

On Wednesday, 13 September 2017, the Friends of a Free Iran in the European Parliament (FOFI), held a conference at the headquarters of the European Parliament in Strasbourg with the participation of dozens of MEPs. They called on the Council of the European Union, the member states and the High Representative of the European Union, Mrs. Federica Mogherini, to end silence and inaction with respect to the brutal violation of human rights in Iran. In particular, they called for an independent investigation by the United Nations into the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988 and the preparation of the trial for those responsible for this crime.

Iran Regime's Economist: As Long as Recession Dominates, the Growth Statistics Are Worthless

NCRI Staff

NCRI - On Monday, September 11, 2017, a faculty member at Allameh University, Mohammad Yousefi,, acknowledged the bankruptcy of the Iranian regime and said Iran's economy faces a serious unemployment crisis, so it is unfortunate that the authorities, instead of providing appropriate solutions for the elimination of unemployment and poverty, announce meaningless and unbelievable economic growth indicators that do not affect people's lives.

Contradictory Comments of Iran Regime Officials and Media About Implications of Nuclear Agreement

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Contradictory statements by the government officials and state-owned media provide a clear picture of the state of the Iranian regime’s deadlock in the nuclear agreement (JCPOA).

Trump's Aggressive Policy Towards Iran Regime

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Past and current US officials claim that President Trump is deciding whether to adopt a more aggressive policy towards Iran faced with its use of Shi’ite proxy and militant groups.

The President was provided with a proposal drawn up by several of his top officials including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

Letter by Five French Syndicates to Macron: Take Action to Save the Life of Reza Shahabi

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Five French labour syndicates, together with Amnesty International, called on the French President Emanuel Macron to intervene to protect Reza Shahabi, member of the Syndicate of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company. Reza Shahabi has been on hunger strike for 35 days, and his life is in danger.

The letter to the French President is part of a “Collective” action consisting of five French syndicates including the CGT, the CFDT, the FSU, UNSA and Solidaires together with Amnesty International to support Reza Shahabi and other Iranian labour and cultural activists.

Iran: The Fall of a Bus Into a Valley, 40 Dead and Injured

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Iran regime official: “more than 40 percent of the country’s roads are in poor conditions”

September 12, 2017. Following the fall of a bus to a valley, 11 passengers died and 29 were injured. Tehran Fire Department states that the incident occurred at 2:30 am. The bus was carrying passengers from the city of Karaj west of the capital Tehran, to Northern city of Sari.

Iranian Regime Gradually Expelled From Iraq Import Market

NCRI Staff

NCRI - According to board member of Iranian regime’s Exporters Association, the conditions for exporting Iranian goods to Iraq are deteriorating every day.

An activist in the field has recently complained about Iraqis’ “discriminating and unfair” treatment with Iranian exporters.

Yemeni President: We Understand the Danger of Iran Regime in the Region

NCRI Staff

NCRI - The President of Yemen, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi stresses that the Houthis' obedience to Iran regime is a critical issue for Yemem. He intends to control the Houthi militias on the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. On Monday, September 11, the Yemeni President in an interview with Alquds Alarabi Newspaper stated that the Houthi militias violate their agreement with the Yemeni government as they receive orders from Tehran. We understand the danger of Iran regime as well as its involvements in the region.

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