Volume: 1 - Issue:  27709 July 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 

Is Department of State Blackmailing Iranian MEK?
Stop Fundamentalism

In an "on-the-record conference call" with journalist, officials from the State Department, Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Daniel Benjamin and Special Advisor to the Secretary on Camp Ashraf Ambassador Daniel Fried, pressed members of the Iranian opposition movement living in Camp Ashraf to leave the camp and move to Camp Liberty in Baghdad in order for the Secretary of State Clinton to 'possibly' remove the name of the organization, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) from the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list of the Department.  They complained that there has been no relocation since May 4, 2012, when the last group of 400 dissidents left Ashraf for Camp Liberty. Read On... 

Is the US State Department blackmailing Iranian dissidents in Iraq to placate the al-Maliki regime?
Daily Mail Online

The US State Department should feel ashamed of itself. Rather than stand up for the humanitarian rights of defenseless refugees, State Department officials have decided to side with the murderous Iraqi regime. Read On... 

State Department's Coercing Ashraf Residents
PR Newswire / ISDCI

The International Solidarity for Democratic Change in Iran (ISDCI) denounces pressuring the Iranian opposition and the residents of Camps Ashraf into giving up minimum humanitarian life support requirements and relocating to Camp Liberty in return for possible delisting of the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). Some 2,000 Ashraf residents have already relocated to Camp Liberty, where the living conditions are inhumane. The Camp has no running water and it must be delivered on a daily basis by tankers.  Read On... 

Misrepresentations by State Department Officials on Humanitarian Situation of Camps Ashraf and Liberty
PR Newswire / USCCAR

On behalf of thousands of Iranian-Americans whose loved ones are in camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq, the US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR) regrets the misrepresentations by Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, State Department's Coordinator for Counterterrorism; and Ambassador Daniel Fried, Special Advisor to the Secretary Hillary Clinton on Camp Ashraf, about the relocation process from Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty.  Read On... 

Realization of the Humanitarian 10-point-list is the Requirement for Transfer of the Rest of Ashraf Residents to Liberty  

The Sacramento Bee / The International Committee in Search of Justice

 State Department's statements linking the delisting of PMOI to closure of Ashraf are unreasonable and unconstructive. Read On...


State Department demand for Iranian dissidents to evacuate Ashraf without their minimum humanitarian needs is unjust
The British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom / ISDCI

More than 100 cross-Party Parliamentarians on Saturday rejected the call by the U.S. State Department on members of the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK) to vacate Camp Ashraf, their home for the past 26 years, without meeting their humanitarian needs. The MPs and Peers described the demand by the State Department as unjust. Read On... 

Iran's Freedom March
The Huffington Post

On Saturday 23 June 2012, over 100,000 Iranian exiles and supporters of the Iranian resistance from five continents gathered in a historical rally at the convention centre in the northern suburb of Villepinte, Paris, to demand democratic change in Iran and immediate international measures to guarantee basic rights of Iranian Resistance members in Ashraf and Liberty. Read On... 

DoS bid to cover up the facts and its failing commitments toward Ashraf residents
Stop Fundamentalism

The US Department of State on Friday, July 6, after publication of articles in national media such as Washington Post on Camp Ashraf and its residents who are being cramped in Camp Liberty prison in Iraq, held a teleconference to brief selected number of reporters apparently to raise alarm about critical situation facing Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq. Read On... 

How to make Iran blink
Fox News

On July 1, following the lead set days earlier by the United States, the European Union slapped sanctions on purchasers of Iranian oil. Read On... 

Frankfurt prosecutors investigating Iran diplomat
Fox News

State prosecutors in Frankfurt confirmed Monday they are investigating a 10-year-old girl's allegations she was inappropriately touched by an Iranian diplomat - a case that Tehran claims is part of a smear campaign by an Iranian opposition group. Read On... 

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


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