Volume: 2 - Issue:  50
21 May 2014
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 

Beating of American Pastor in Iran Linked to Nuke Talks  

Washington Free Beacon

The recent beating and re-incarceration of a hospitalized American pastor in Iran was motivated by the Iranian nuclear talks, Iranian authorities reportedly told the pastor's family members...Read On

Iran and IAEA end nuclear talks, no early sign of breakthrough


The U.N. nuclear watchdog sought in talks with Iranian Tuesday to advance a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities, but it was not clear whether any headway was made...Read On

Call on US & UN to condemn Iranian regime demand for extradition of Camp Liberty residents


In a meeting with the head of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council on Sunday, May 18, the head of the Iranian regime's judiciary requested that members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Iraq be 'returned to Iran to face fair trials, as not trying them would mean justice was not being done'....Read On

Iran must halt hanging of Ahwazi Arab men after forced TV 'confessions'

Amnesty International

The planned execution, on 22 May, of two members of the Ahwazi Arab minority who were forced to "confess" on TV and are being held in an unknown location is an absolute mockery of justice which must be stopped immediately, Amnesty International said...Read On

Iran's Forgotten Prisoners of Conscience

Wall Street Journal

As Iran approaches the anniversary of Hasan Rouhani's presidential victory, the Islamic Republic's human-rights record, particularly its treatment of religious minorities, remains abysmal. This is especially true for the Baha'is, Iran's largest non-Muslim religious minority...Read On

Saeed Abedini, American pastor imprisoned in Iran, beaten in hospital, family charges

FOX News

Pastor Saeed Abedini had spent the past two months in a hospital for injuries allegedly suffered at the hands of guards and inmates in Iran's Evin and Rajai Shahr prisons when he was once again beaten and hauled back to prison, according to family members who say they witnessed the beating...Read On

Family of ex-Marine Amir Hekmati seeks his freedom from Iran

FOX News

The family of a former Marine currently detained in Iran on espionage charges marked the 1,000th day of his captivity by calling for his release. Iran arrested Amir Hekmati in August 2011 while he was on a trip to visit his grandmothers in Tehran. Hekmati is a dual U.S.-Iranian citizen born in Arizona...Read On

Iranian Pharrell fans detained in connection with 'obnoxious' video


A group of young Iranians who appeared in an Iranian online version of Pharrell Williams's hit song Happy have been arrested. Iran's state-run national TV on Tuesday broadcast a programme showing men and women, confessing on camera...Read On

Iran's Latest Nuclear Gamble Seems Safe

Commentary Magazine

Thus, Iran's seemingly "unrealistic" position on the centrifuges, as one Western negotiator described it to the New York Times, is actually nothing of the sort. Iran knows the only two possible outcomes of the talks is a breakdown that will let them get to a bomb but won't produce a devastating response from the West or an agreement that will allow them to get to their nuclear ambition a bit more slowly...Read On

Iran Unveils Strategy to Destroy US Navy with Desire for Martyrdom and Speedboats


During the 2006 Lebanon War, Hezbollah working with Iran's Revolutionary Guard successfully used a missile against an Israeli ship killing four. The vessel didn't sink and the anti-missile system was not activated. Later Iran used Hezbollah to test a drone over Israel...Read On

Result of the Iraqi elections - Cartoon - Iran's Khamenei

Asharq Al-Awsat


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