"I support the people of Iran indeed in their struggle for justice and democracy. I remember how much it was vital for us in South Africa, during the dark days of the apartheid, that our brothers and sisters defend us throughout the world. It is therefore important for me to speak of massacre of Iranian dissidents that took place in the camps of Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq and to underline how the world kept silence in this regard. I call on the United Nations to provide protection to these Iranian refugees and to condemn the Iraqi government for this crime against humanity."
The text is the the English Translation of text of interview published by French media.
The United States and United Nations have broken their promises to Iranian dissidents in Iraq, who are now living in an 'extermination camp' under constant threat of attack, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has told an international conference in Paris.
He described the abandonment of pledges by the West to the residents of Camp Liberty as a 'breach of faith', and said they should not be left to be slaughtered for the sake of a 'useless' nuclear agreement with Iran.
By Ivan Sheehan -- On Tuesday the International community will recognize International Human Rights Day and reaffirm the fundamental truths enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Five days later, world leaders will gather to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of former South African president Nelson Mandela at his ancestral home in the Eastern Cape.
With the unforgiving spotlight on human rights issues and the moral courage of those who speak truth to power, it promises to be a difficult week for despots the world over.
Students in University of Tehran and Sharif Industrial universities chanted "Death to Dictator", "Political Prisoner must be Freed".
In Tehran’s Polytechnic University, students clashed with regime's paramilitary Basij forces.
Regime repressive forces, clamped down on students over protest fears
Students in various Tehran universities and other cities staged protests on the occasion on the Student Day.
A revolutionary court, chaired by Judge Mohammad Moqise, issued the death sentences of 3 other Kurdish political prisoners. The names of these three prisoners are Keyvan Momeni, Farzad Honarjou (Abu Bakr) and Shahou Ibrahimi. These 3 prisoners were arrested in the spring of 2010 and have to this date been captive in the clerical regime’s dungeons.
Camp Liberty hunger strikers demanding the release of the seven Ashraf hostages are suffering from increasingly critical medical conditions on the 92nd day of their protest.
More are being transferred to the camp's clinic with severe headaches, dizziness, imbalance, hypertension, muscle, joint and chest pains, blurred vision, shortness of breath, narcosis and numbness.
One man was hospitalized after falling due to extreme weakness and injured his ribs and is not also being treated in hospital.
Press release by Friends of a Free Iran intergroup at the European Parliament, Brussels
In a major conference held at the European Parliament on Wednesday, December 4, human rights violations in Iran, the Geneva nuclear agreement, and the massacre and hostage-taking in Camp Ashraf were debated in the presence of a large number of MEPs from various political groups and with the participation of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). In this session, chaired by Struan Stevenson MEP, several senior Euro MPs including Vice-President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Stephen Hughes - First Vice-President of the Socialists & Democrats group, Jim Higgins - member of Parliament’s Bureau and Mrs Rita Süssmuth - former President of the German Bundestag delivered speeches. Participants in the meeting emphasized the following points:
Belgian lawmakers have called on their government to act urgently to free the seven hostages taken captive during the Camp Ashraf massacre and provide security for the 3,100 residents at Camp Liberty.
The Belgian Senate session, attended by Iranian resistance president-elect Maryam Rajavi, also condemned the US, EU and United Nations for failing to keep promises made to Iranian dissidents in Iraq.
Students at University of Qazvin held a sit-in on Monday to demand the departure of university chancellor that they accuse of being involved in repression of students.
Protesters accused Abdol-Ali Al-Bouyeh, the current chancellor, to be only focused on the control and repression of students and pay no attention to their scientific and educational needs.
Protesting students at the University of Qazvin in northwest Iran chanted "University is not a garrison. "
The Iranian regime's judiciary has rejected premeditated murder case against a policeman over the death in custody of an opposition blogger on Wednesday.
Sattar Beheshti, 35, died at the notorious Kahrizak prison a few days after he was arrested by the Iranian regime's Cyberpolice in October 2012 following publishing articles in his blog.
"The criminal court... said the case of murder was closed because the court rejected the (charge of) premeditated murder," said Giti Pourfazl, a lawyer acting for Beheshti's family.
By Tom Ridge -- Whenever there’s a tragedy like the typhoon disaster in the Philippines, heroic efforts follow, as they should. But there has been little note of a heroic effort halfway around the world, in a small refugee encampment on the outskirts of Baghdad. But it deserves our attention – and some action.
For more than three months, hundreds of Iranian dissidents have been on a hunger strike in protest of the kidnapping of seven of their compatriots, six of them women, after the murder of more than 50 others in a brutal, unprovoked massacre by, or with the complicity of, the Iraqi security forces.
Church Times -- THE Government has failed to put enough pressure on the Iraqi Prime Minister to answer the charge that Iraqi military forces are responsible for the deaths of 52 people at Camp Ashraf in September, the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd John Pritchard has said this week.
In a letter sent to the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, on Monday, the Bishop, writing on behalf of a "considerable number of bishops", expresses "deep concern" about the response to the massacre (News, 13 September) and disappearance of seven former residents of the camp (News, 11 October).