Volume: 1 - Issue:  24009 April 2012
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update



At the invitation of "Iranian-American Community of Northern California" a group of prominent former officials of the United States government attended a symposium in Washington on April 6, 2012. 


These former top ranking officials reiterated their support for the residents of Camp Ashraf and Liberty and called for the delisting of MEK.  They further stressed that they will not be intimidated by threats.


You can see the text and video reports of the even in Washington here.  Further text and videos of the symposium will be provided on the same page as they become available.  You can also see a brief video report of the symposium below.


Washington D.C., April 6, 2012 - Former US Officials Say They Will Not be Intimidated or Silenced
Washington D.C., April 6, 2012 - Former US Officials Say They Will Not be Intimidated or Silenced


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 

Former US Officials Say They Will Not be Intimidated or Silenced

A group of prominent former officials say they refuse to abandon their support for the People's Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and their efforts to have the group removed from the State Department's terrorist list, despite indirect warnings from the Treasury Department that their support for the group could constitute a crime. Read On... 

Iraq Kurd leader accuses PM Maliki of 'dictatorship'

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is monopolising power and preparing the ground for a return to dictatorship, Kurdish leader Massud Barzani charged in an interview published on Sunday. Read On... 

"Mourning Mothers", Ms. Mansoureh Behkish, sentenced to 4.5 years of prison

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), deplores the sentencing of human rights defender Ms. Mansoureh Behkish and calls for an end to her judicial harassment. Read On... 

U.S. hurting Iran opposition
Iran Focus

While the U.S. has announced it would provide military aid and financial assistance to yet another brave opposition movement in the so-called Arab Spring, Washington remains strangely irresolute concerning the plight of the Iranian opposition, who are the linchpin in confronting America's greatest regional strategic challenge: the Iranian regime and its race toward nuclear weapons. Read On... 

One Year After Horrific Iraq Camp Ashraf Massacre
Policy MIC

One year ago on April 8, 2011, the Iraqi army assaulted Camp Ashraf, the residence of 3,400 Iranian exiles, members of the opposition group MEK/PMOI. Read On... 

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


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