Iran Update
Volume: 2 - Issue:  10828April 2011
Iran Update

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We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI). 

 

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Dean calls al-Maliki a 'mass murderer'
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former head of the Democratic Party called the prime minister of Iraq a "mass murderer" on Tuesday and accused him of ordering a bloody attack on disarmed Iranian dissidents under international protection.

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Drop terror listing of Iran foes: ex-Obama aide
Reuters
The United States should remove the main exiled Iranian opposition group from its blacklist of outlawed terrorist organizations, President Barack Obama's former national security adviser said Wednesday.

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Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel urges help for residents of Camp Ashraf
ISDCI
Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel on Wednesday denounced the "tragedy" at Ashraf, a camp home to the People's Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI) recently attacked by the Iraqi army, and pledged to do everything he could to help these Iranian dissidents.

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Inadequate response to massacre in Iraq
The Independent
Such international condemnation as there has been of the deadly attack this month carried out by Iraqi forces against a camp housing members of the Iranian opposition leaves two pertinent questions unanswered. First, is the attack a crime against humanity under the principles of international law;  and, secondly, have the US authorities turned a deliberate blind eye to a massacre on their watch in Iraq as part of a deal with the Iraqi authorities, or as part of a policy of appeasement?

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Sharp rise in public executions as Iran executes first juvenile offenders in 2011
Amnesty International
Amnesty International has condemned a sharp rise in the rate of executions in public in Iran - which have included the first executions of juvenile offenders in the world this year. Since the start of 2011, up to 13 men have been hanged in public, compared to 14 such executions recorded by Amnesty International from official Iranian sources in the whole of 2010.  Eight of those executions have taken place since 16 April 2011.

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IRAN: Tehran squirms as crackdown by ally Syria creates global uproar
Los Angeles Times
In an interview on Iran's Arabic-language Alam TV on Saturday, Irainain Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, unable to sidestep addressing the concerns about unrest in Syria, vaguely and tactfully stated that Iran respected the sovereignty of other countries.  But then, in a turn of boldness that many consider hypocritical, he subtly advised the Syrian regime to give in to democratic demands that Iran has long denied its own people.

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Other Suggested Readings:

 

Iran, Iraq sign agreements on Iranian opposition 

Press Conference on Camp Ashraf in Paris 

Three publicly hanged in Iran 

Terror labels shouldn't benefit enemies 

How Effective Are International Safeguards?  

Protect Iran's Freedom Fighters in Camp Ashraf

Iraq: UN mission voices deep concern at recent camp deaths 

Why does Iran Ache For Camp Ashraf Destruction? 

Massacre proves the dangers of Iran's influence in Iraq 

U.N. rights chief urges probe of deaths at Iraqi camp 

  
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Terror labels shouldn't benefit enemies
Iran, Iraq sign agreements on Iranian opposition
Press Conference on Camp Ashraf in Paris
Three publicly hanged in Iran
In This Issue
Dean calls al-Maliki a 'mass murderer'
Drop terror listing of Iran foes
Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel
Inadequate response to massacre in Iraq
Sharp rise in public executions
Tehran squirms as crackdown by ally Syria creates global uproar
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