Volume: 2 - Issue:  51
23 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 

Amnesty International Ashra Iraq Iran PRISONERS OUT OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

URGENT ACTION - Amnesty International

"Tehran's continued abuse of its own citizens and targeting of minorities should serve as another reminder of the Iranian regime's brutality," Senator Wyden said. "The ongoing negotiations with Iran present a unique and timely opportunity for the United States to lead on the issue of respect for basic human dignity around the world."...Read On

23 Senators Call on President Obama to Raise Issue of Human Rights Violations in Iran

Senators Ron Wyden

"Tehran's continued abuse of its own citizens and targeting of minorities should serve as another reminder of the Iranian regime's brutality," Senator Wyden said. "The ongoing negotiations with Iran present a unique and timely opportunity for the United States to lead on the issue of respect for basic human dignity around the world."...Read On

UN rights experts urge Iran to halt execution of two Ahwazi Arabs

UN Human Rights Commissioner

"The accused were convicted either primarily or solely on the basis of a televised 'confession' which appeared on Iranian State TV in June 2013," OHCHR quoted the human rights experts as saying, and were apparently not allowed legal representation of their own choosing and were later denied regular access to their court-appointed lawyer...Read On

Iran's nuclear deception

Washington Times

The clerics who hold a tyrannical grip over Iran have done it again - hoodwinked the West while buying more time to develop nuclear weapons...Read On

Iraqi commander of the Camp Ashraf massacre visits Iran, receives new orders from mullahs' regime

NCRI

According to the reports from inside Iran, the criminal Iraqi Major General who commanded the last September mass execution and abduction of Iranian opposition members at Camp Ashraf, has travelled to Iran last week to receive his reward from Iranian regime's Quds Force...Read On

Afghans Condemn Iran Over Recruiting Refugees to Fight in Syria  

Wall Street Journal

Some Afghan lawmakers condemned what they said was Iran's exploitation of Afghan refugees by sending them to fight for the regime in Syria and called on the government to investigate. In a discussion in the legislature on Sunday, parliament speaker Fazel Hadi Mosleymyar said: "This is really a sad event. Afghanistan's government has to find a solution. They take advantage of their [refugees'] poverty and send them to Syria to die."...Read On

Report: Iran Court Orders Instagram Blocked

Associated Press

An Iranian court ordered that the photo-sharing app Instagram be blocked over privacy concerns, a semiofficial news agency reported Friday, the latest in a series of websites to be banned in the Islamic Republic...Read On

Police arrest 52 in raid on 'mixed gender' party in Iran

NCRI

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

Iranian actress Leila Hatami faces public flogging

Telegraph

Hizbullah Students, a group of university students with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guard yesterday filed a complaint with Iran's judiciary for the prosecution of the film star who starred in the Oscar-winning, A Separation....Read On

U.S. May Use 'Secret' Team to Cinch Iran Nuclear Deal

Wall Street Journal

The stealth American team was led by Deputy Secretary of State William Burns andJake Sullivan, national security adviser for Vice President Joe Biden. Their meetings with Iranian negotiators clandestinely took place in Oman, New York and Geneva, without the knowledge of the U.S.'s closest Middle East allies including Israel and Saudi Arabia...Read On

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