Iran Update
Volume: 2 - Issue:  10929 April 2011
Iran Update


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




EP delegation: We were deeply critical of the massacre that took place in Camp Ashraf
Struan Stevenson
We asked the Foreign Minister Zebari for permission to visit Ashraf but he said bluntly that this was out of the question.   Read On...
Iraq government denies group of MEPs access to Camp Ashraf, where security forces killed Iranian opposition supporters.
European Voice
The Iraqi government has denied a group of MEPs access to Camp Ashraf, where Iraqi security forces killed scores of Iranian opposition supporters earlier this month. Read On... 
The massacre at Camp Ashraf
Spectator - Melanie Philips


Despite the fact that the PMOI are 'protected persons' under the 4th Geneva Convention, on April 8 they were the victims of an unprovoked attack which was apparently carried out on the orders of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki. The unarmed civilian residents of Ashraf were fired at with machine-gun rounds, as a result of which 35 of them were killed and some 350 injured. Read On...

Ahmadinejad absence fuels talks of Iran political crisis
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's absence from a cabinet meeting Wednesday, his second no-show this week, and his absence from the public light since April 22, have fuelled talks of a serious political crisis in Iran. Read On....
No.1 US priority in Middle East: regime change in Iran
The Christian Science Monitor
Change in Iran would transform the region as a whole and is a goal on which virtually all US allies agree.  Read On... 
Iran steps up rate of public executions: Amnesty
Iran has sharply stepped up its use of public executions, hanging 13 men this year, nearly as many as in all of 2010, in an attempt to intimidate its citizens, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Read On...
Iranian dissidents and a U.S. dilemma
Reuters - Bernd Debusmann
A diverse group of prominent public figures who challenge the U.S. government's logic of keeping on its terrorist blacklist an Iranian exile organization that publicly renounced violence a decade ago and has fed details on Iran's nuclear programme to American intelligence. Read On...

Other Suggested Readings:


Dean calls al-Maliki a 'mass murderer'

Drop terror listing of Iran foes: ex-Obama aide

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel urges help for residents of Camp Ashraf

Sharp rise in public executions as Iran executes first juvenile offenders in 2011


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In This Issue
EP delegation to Iraq
Iraq government denies group of MEPs access to Camp Ashraf
The massacre at Camp Ashraf
Ahmadinejad absence
No.1 US priority in Middle East
Iran steps up rate of public executions
ranian dissidents and a U.S. dilemma
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