Volume: 1 - Issue:  25209 May 2012
Iran Update - ISDCI Newsletter
Iran Update

Greetings!

 

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 

Court is Skeptical of State Department Position: False Statement of Fact Mars Government Submission
PRESS RELEASE
At oral argument yesterday, before a courtroom packed with Iranian-American supporters of the Iranian resistance, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit expressed skepticism about the position of the Department of State. The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) petitioned in 2008 to be removed from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The Department denied the petition in the waning days of the Bush Administration, but the Court of Appeals remanded the matter to the Department two years ago based on systematic denial of the constitutional rights of the PMOI and its supporters. Read On...
U.N. nuclear inspector dies in Iran
The Washington Post

A member of the U.N. nuclear watchdog's inspection team died and a second official was injured in a car crash as the two were carrying out inspections inside Iran on Tuesday, U.N. officials and diplomats said. Read On... 

Satellite image shows Iran active at controversial site
CNN

New satellite imagery shows signs of increased activity at a key site in Iran that is the focus of International Atomic Energy Agency suspicions regarding the country's nuclear program. Read On... 

Lawyer Of Iranian Pastor On Death Row Faces Prison
Eurasia Review

The main defense lawyer for Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who is appealing a death sentence, may be facing imminent imprisonment for defending the rights of Iranians. ReadOn...
 

U.N. rights experts: "mounting repression" in Iran
Reuters

Iran is cracking down on activists and their lawyers, meting out harsh sentences in an effort to quash pro-democracy activities. Read on... 

Indians Host Clinton While Also Wooing Iran
The New York Times

Admittedly, the timing was awkward. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in New Delhi this week after declaring that India should reduce imports of Iranian oil and comply with Western sanctions. Yet across town, India and Iran were trying to figure out ways to do business together.  Read On... 

Liberty Resident bit by Scorpion
ISDCI

Despite growing presence of  snakes, scorpions, and insects, Ashraf residents are denied access to pesticides in Camp Liberty. Read On... 

Confiscation of Camp Ashraf residents properties: a robbery with political motives
NCRI

Nothing justifies an Iraqi party to confiscate the properties of refugees in Iraq.  Read On... 

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

 

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