Volume: 1 - Issue:  13711Jully 2011
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update

Greetings!

 

During the 1980s, then the leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini issued a religious decree, condemning any member, supporter or affiliate of the PMOI to execution.  In a matter of few weeks, 30 thousand political prisoners were executed and buried in mass graves across the country. The story is yet to be heard by the world.


The Iranian Mujahedin have not been the only group of people who have had to choose between their life or belief; they just have been the largest of them.  Recently a Christian Pastor has been the victim of Iranian rulers "invite" to convert to the "companionate Islam."


See the story below. 

 

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

 
Iran Pastor to Renounce Faith or Face Execution
Baptist Press
Christians in Iran have challenged news reports that the death penalty for pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has been annulled, saying that in reality the country's supreme court appears to have added a precondition requiring him to renounce his faith or face execution.  Read On...
AP - Robert Torricelli, a former United States senator from New Jersey, addresses supporters in Rome in front of the Italian Parliament, Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The majority members of the Italian Parliament declared their support for residents of Ashraf, where 3,400 Iranian dissidents are located in Iraq, and condemned the massacre by Iraqi forces of Ashraf residents last April 8. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

AP - Robert Torricelli, a former United States senator from New Jersey, addresses supporters in Rome in front of the Italian Parliament, Wednesday, July 6, 2011. The majority members of the Italian Parliament declared their support for residents of Ashraf, where 3,400 Iranian dissidents are located in Iraq, and condemned the massacre by Iraqi forces of Ashraf residents last April 8. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Senator Torricelli in Rome plead for the protection of Ashraf
Is Camp Ashraf a Srebrenica for U.S.?
Stop Fundamentalism
rs. Rajavi, NCRI's President-elect, was quoted in this statement, "Nothing can justify United States' non-interference to stop crimes of Iraqi forces."  Read On...
Iran is an Open-Air Prison
Gaia Caesar
What does it mean to be an opponent in Camp Ashraf?"It means continuing to fight for democratic values. Try to free the Iranians from the misery of living in the open-air prison that is Iran. Risk your life to fight against the religious dictatorship.," says Rajavi.  Read On...
Call on Italy to support Ashraf residents
ANSA-Rome
"Italy can play a leading role in finding an international solution for supporting citizens of Ashraf."  This is an invitation announced today at the Italian Parliament. Read On...
Iran accused of arming anti-US militias in Iraq
The Telegraph
The United States' most senior military officer has accused Iran of pouring arms into anti-American militias in Iraq as the two powers battle for influence in the country. Read On...
Report: Iran on Pace for Record Year for Capital Punishment
Fox News
Iran has executed at least 183 people during the first six months of 2011, with reports of an additional 130 executions that have gone unacknowledged.  Read On...
Halt Iraq's Brutal Crackdown on Iran Resistance at Camp Ashraf
Human Events
Iran's influence in Iraq is of increasing concern as U.S. forces prepare to leave at the end of the year, for when the U.S. forces are gone, they will not be leaving an Iraq with a benign government, but one led by a dictator who openly terrorizes his people and is increasingly subservient to Iran. Read On...
Michael Rubin and the Mujahedeen-e Khalq
Stop Fundamentalism
As Iran's main opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), earns a well-deserved spotlight around the world, Michael Rubin's sagging fortunes have compelled him to lambast the organization once more.  Read On...

Other Suggested Readings:

 

USCCAR Strongly Condemns Ambassador Jeffrey's Demand that Iran's Main Opposition Disband

US gives Iranian Opposition Choice: Die or Commit Suicide

Ros-Lehtinen Disappointed by UN Embrace of Iranian Anti-Terrorism Conference  

Why we should back the Persian Spring 

Tens of Thousands Rally -  Call for Ashraf Potection  

Obama must tackle Iraq's new dictator

Joint Iran-Iraq Committee is to Massacre Ashraf Residents 

The Future of Iran's Freedom Movement  

  

Thank you for your reading Iran Update. We welcome your comments. 
 

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Sincerely,

ISDCI News Group

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