Volume: 1 - Issue:  428
28 August 2013
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 

'Little Doubt' Syria Gassed Opposition
Wall Street Journal

In harsh, uncompromising language, Secretary of State John Kerry began laying out the U.S. case for possible military action against Syria, saying there was undeniable evidence that chemical weapons had been used in a deadly attack against a rebel enclave and that it was "a moral obscenity."..Read On 

Wife of pastor jailed in Iran slams Obama silence

The wife of an Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran said Monday she was "extremely disappointed" that US President Barack Obama had remained silent on the case. "The news out of Iran is devastating to our family," she said in a statement released by the American Center for Law and Justice, which is representing the family.
Abedini, a naturalized US citizen who converted from Islam to Christianity, was sentenced to prison in January for his role in establishing underground Christian churches in Iran..
.Read On

Why We Should Listen To The Iranian Resistance and the Fate of Pastor Saeed Abedinigalangashi
Lord David Alton

In the presence of 600 international dignitaries, Iranian resistance leader emphasised: "Without freedom of expression and human rights and as long as political prisoners and activities of political parties are not free, and the regime's belligerent policies in Syria and Iraq continue, and it insists on obtaining a nuclear bomb, nothing will change." The Iranian regime understands very well the implications of these standards because if it was ever going to uphold them, it would mean the end of its religious dictatorship...Read On 

'I survived February 9th - others were not so lucky'
Arutz Shiva

A personal account of the February 9th Camp Liberty massacre - which left 8 dead and 100 wounded - written by Majid Mohades, 29, and originally published by the Ashraf Campaign (ASHCAM). The attack was carried out by the Iranian-sponsored "Mokhtar Army," which is widely considered to be a front-group of Iraqi Hezbollah...Read On 

Hassan Rouhani is Not the Moderate We Thought He Was
Ever since the sham presidential elections in Iran, Western media have lost no opportunity to characterize new President Hassan Rouhani, long a senior figure among the regime's ruling elite, as a "moderate."
But by any common definition of the word "moderate," Rouhani is anything but. Look at his proposed cabinet to understand his agenda for Iran...Read On

University gender segregation stepped up in Iran
Iran's Allameh Tabatabai University will become fully gender-segregated for the new academic year as rulers step up their policy of single sex higher education across the regime. The university's dean Shariati told the state-run Mehr news agency that all classes would now be segregated to prevent men and women being educated together..Read On

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