Volume: 1 - Issue:  22529 February 2012
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
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).  You can see ISDCI's latest events on our website at: International Conferences 

Petition in US Court of Appeals to Remove PMOI from FTO List
PR News Wire

The legal counsel for Iran's principal opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), filed a Writ of Mandamus in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to enforce the Court's July 2010 ruling which ordered the Secretary of State to reconsider the PMOI's petition to be removed from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO).  Read On... 

Abandon failed Middle East foreign policy strategies
The Hill

For nearly a decade, the United States has invested money, sweat, blood and tears all in the name of a free and democratic Iraq. Before the war, Iraqis suffered under the oppressive dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. Recent events have led me to believe that perhaps the new government does not value freedom any more than the last. Read On... 

Resettling the Mujahedeen-e Khalq of Iraq
The National Review

Tragedy looms as Iraqi authorities threaten by April 30 to expel 3,400 Iranians, members of the Mujahedeen-e Khalq. MeK members rightly fear for their lives if pushed across the border for the Iranian regime criminalizes membership in the MeK and abominates the organization, its determined foe. Read On... 

110 MPs Urge UN Secretary General to Protect Iranian Dissidents
The Huffington Post

A letter signed by 110 cross-party MPs and Peers was on Thursday delivered to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Lancaster House urging him to ensure United Nations protection for 3,400 Iranian dissidents in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. Read On... 

Pro-Israel voices joining bid to get Iranian dissident group off U.S. terror list
St. Louis Jewish Light

Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz, former Canadian Justice Minister Irwin Cotler, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel -- three prominent Jewish activists who have joined with other prominent people in a bid to remove a group with a blood-soaked history from the State Department's list of foreign terrorist organizations. Read On... 

Iranian opposition says administration ignoring order to reconsider terrorist designation
The Washington Post

An Iranian opposition group on Monday asked a federal appeals court to order its removal from the U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations and says the status is putting its members long exiled in Iraq at risk. Read On... 

Giuliani Wants MEK Off Terror List, Blasts Obama On Iran

Camp Ashraf is a place that was designated a number of years ago as a place the people from Iran who had been in opposition to the regime in Iran are being kept and they're being kept there under the protection of the United States government. Read On... 

Secretary Tom Ridge Interview on "Weekends with Alex Witt" (MSNBC)

Joining me now from Washington is Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security who spoke at a conference today in the nation's capital about threats from Iran. We are very glad you're here. Welcome.  Read On... 

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