Volume: 1 - Issue:  518
16 December 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 

Mrs Rajavi urges to end worldwide hunger strike following the court order against Maliki's Top man


Following the adoption of an order by a Spanish court against Faleh Fayad, National Security Advisor to Nouri Maliki, for crimes against humanity committed during his direct role in the September 1 massacre of 52 residents of Camp Ashraf and abduction of seven others, Mrs Maryan Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, urged the residents of Camp Liberty and Iranians in various countries to end their worldwide hunger strike...Read On

MPs urge Cameron for protection of Iranian dissidenents

Scoop News

Cross-Party MPs and Peers urged Prime Minister Cameron and Foreign Secretary Hague to urgently press the Government of Iraq to release seven Iranians at risk of forcible extradition to Iran and allow for United Nations protection for 3,000 Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty, Baghdad.

The call was made at a Parliamentary conference as Iranians outside the US embassy in London take part on day 101 of an international hunger strike demanding UN protection for Camp Liberty residents...Read On

80 Iraqi MPs demand US and UN action to release 7 Camp Ashraf hostages


The United Nations and the US must act to release the seven hostages taken by Iraqi forces at the bidding of Iran during the Camp Ashraf massacre, 80 Iraqi MPs have demanded in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon...Read On

Raymond Tanter: Iranian hunger strikers gaining unity and resilience

Augusta Free Press

Like Nelson Mandela's pursuit of justice and reconciliation never wavered when facing persecution, so hunger strikers gain unity and resilience in face of tyranny...Read On

John Kerry is wrong on Iran

Boston Globe

Less than three weeks after Tehran was whipping anti-US hostility to a record high, Kerry concluded an interim nuclear deal in Geneva that was so favorable to the Islamic Republic that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, delightedly claimed victory...Read On

Iranian Resistance calls for action to end persecution of Christians in Iran


The Iranian regime's judiciary has recently sentenced pastor Vruir Avanessian, 61, from Iran's Assemblies of God Church to 3.5 years in prison on fabricated charge of "acting against national security" and also "evangelizing and propaganda in favor of Christianity targeting Muslims"...Read On

Iran Secret Police "Assault" Wife Of Jailed Pastor Iranian


Iran's feared secret police "assaulted" the wife and children of jailed evangelical Pastor Behnam Irani after they raided their home, a family supporter told BosNewsLife late Sunday, December 15...Read On

Kerry comments add to mystery about rogue CIA agent missing in Iran

FOX News

Kerry expressed hope the new Iranian government would provide information on the whereabouts of the 65-year-old Robert Levinson and pushed back on the argument that the U.S. has stopped looking for the retired FBI agent...Read On

American Spy in Iran: TIME Talks to the Assassin at the Center of the Robert Levinson Saga


In 2007, CIA contractor Robert Levinson met American exile Dawud Salahuddin on an Iranian resort island. Levinson was arrested and remains in Iranian detention. Salahuddin speaks out on the affair....Read On

Iran brings monkey back safely from space: report


The program deeply unsettles Western governments as the technology used in space rockets can also be used in ballistic missiles. 

The UN Security Council has imposed an almost total embargo on the export of nuclear and space technology to Iran since 2007...Read On

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