Volume: 1 - Issue:  21023 January 2012
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update



In an international conference held in Paris on Friday, January 20, at the invitation of the CFID (French Committee for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran), distinguished American and European dignitaries warned about a forcible transfer of Ashraf residents to Camp Liberty that the Iraqi government is turning into a prison.
While the conference censured Iraq for the continuous breach of its commitments made to the United Nations and the United States, in particular violation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the UN, it expressed its concern of Iranian regime's conspiracies to defeat the peaceful resolution to the Ashraf crisis.
The speakers also criticized UN for not being vocal about continuous violations by the Iraqi government and its failure to safeguard the rights of the residents as well as providing them the minimum assurances for their safety and security.
The conference called on the UN, U.S., and the EU to adopt urgent action to break the Iraqi-shaped deadlock and revitalize the peaceful solution.
Speakers also denounced maintenance of the illegal terrorist tag on the PMOI/MEK by the U.S. State Department iterating that this unjust label that faces a broad opposition in U.S. and worldwide, is the principal element in the massacre of Ashraf residents and the main obstacle to residents' relocation to third countries which makes the U.S. all the more responsible for the situation in Ashraf.

Texts of speeches will be posted here as they become available.

Program: Opening remarks by Judge François Colcombet, former member of French National Assembly and founder of the French Committee for a Democratic Iran

Moderator, William Bourdon, human rights lawyer


Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the NCRI
Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City
General Hugh Shelton, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1997 to 2001
General David Phillips, Responsible for the safety and security at Camp Ashraf.
Dr. Philippe Douste-Blazy, French Foreign Minister from 2005 to 2007
Judge Michael Mukasey, 81st Attorney General of the United States.
Sen. Ingrid Betancourt, Colombian Senator and Presidential candidate.
Director Porter Goss, Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency
Professor André Glucksmann, French author and philosopher
Dr. Ayham Al-Samarie, Minister of Electricity of Iraq from 2003 to 2005
Lord Maginnis, Member of the House of Lords, Great Britain
Director John Sano, Former Deputy Director of the CIA
Mr. Geir Haarde, Former Prime Minister of Iceland.
Dr. Carlo Ciccioli, Member of Parliament from Italy
Mr. Yves Bonnet, Former Director of French D.S.T and Member of Parliament



We are delighted to present you with the current issue of Iran Update, a publication of International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI).  
Iraqi government's forged and illegal arrest warrants for Ashraf residents

Warrants do not have any date, number, and the judge's name, and have been fabricated by the Iraqi Intelligence on the order of the Iranian regime. Read On... 


Kerosene tanker banned from entering Ashraf.  Read On...

European Union bans Iranian oil
The Los Angeles Times

The European Union formally approved an embargo on Iranian oil Monday to punish the regime in Tehran for its nuclear program. Read On... 

Iranians' March Towards a Democratic Iran - The Only Real Solution to the Crisis
The Huffington Post

If there is one thing guaranteed to have heated up the recent exchanges between the US and Iran, it is the issue of oil. Read On... 

International community must stop Iraqi abuse of Iranian opposition

It seems that the respite regarding the fate of Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq is going to be short-lived. Read On... 

HRW details Iraq crackdowns, warns of 'budding police state'
The Washington Post

Iraq "cracked down harshly" on freedom of expression and assembly in 2011 by intimidating, beating and detaining activists and journalists, Human Rights Watch said Sunday. Read On... 

Please see links below for some more media coverage of Ashraf situation:


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