Monday, August 21, 2017

Support for Political prisoners on hunger strike in Iran

political prisoners in hall 12 of ward 4, the guards insulted and beaten the prisoners and they forcefully transferred the prisoners to hall 10 in the same ward. The prison authorities have deprived the prisoners of minimum hygiene products and decent clothing, the prisoners have also been deprived of all family visits and they have been placed under pressure to end their hunger strike.

political prisoners on hunger strike in Iran
Since the news came out the prisoners on hunger strike have gained massive support not only around the world but also fellow political prisoners in various prisons across Iran have expressed their support. 
On August 15, 2017, Mr. Gerard Deprez, MEP and Chair of the friends of free Iran Committee in the European Parliament, issued a statement from Brussels where they expressed their concern about the health and safety of
political prisoners in solitary confinement of Ward 4 in Gohardasht prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. They have been on hunger strike to protest the regime’s ruthless attack on the prisoners on 30, July. 
The statement also mentioned the recently published Amnesty International report on human rights violations under the «moderate» Rouhani. the statement concludes with an urge to the President of the European Parliament, the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Special Rapporteur on Iran to publicly condemn the continuous mistreatment of political prisoners in Iran and to call for their release.  
A group of exiled prisoners in Ardebil prison expressed their unconditional support to the prisoners on hunger strike and added that they would stage a hunger strike in support of their demands are not met.
Also the political prisoner Ali Moezi expressed his support from Tehran’s Central prison. In his letter, he recalled his memories from Gohardasht prison, memories of the martyrs of the 1980's, particularly the martyrs of the 1988 massacre in Iran. He remembers the martyrdom of some of the political prisoners in recent years in Gohardasht.

Political prisoner Ali Moezi
The lack of options for the prisoners to protest inhuman treatment has resulted in a number of hunger strikes, that is the only way the prisoners can show their discontent with the prison authorities.
Political prisoners all over Iran needs our unconditional support, not only those that languish in Gohardasht prison. It is our duty to urge our leaders to put pressure on the Iranian regime to make them respect and uphold human rights. It is our duty to be the voice of those unable to speak for them selves.
For as long as there are political or prisoners of conscience in Iranian prisons, the Iranian resistance will fight for their human rights and for their release, we will never forget and never give up until the last unjust detainee is released and free.

Friday, August 18, 2017

A call for justice for the 1988 Iran Massacre- Sign the petition

By Zohair Ahmad
In these days there is a petition on Change.org that is asking you to sign to support the call for justice for the victims of Khomeini’s death fatwa that demanded the execution of all political prisoners that was opposing the theocratic rule of the mullahs. the petition calls for justice for over 30 000 girls, boys, women and men massacred over a few summer months in 1988. most of the victims were members or supporters of MEK/PMOI.
change_petition for 1988 massacre in Iran

 The crime against humanity is so grave that the Iranian regime has gone to great length to cover up their crimes. The regime has denied that the massacre took place for over 20 years but the truth always comes out, and the culprits of this hideous crime get revealed one by one. Since the regime is denying that the massacre took place it has proven difficult to obtain the identities of all the victims. 

We have to thank the brave Mojahedin activists inside Iran for all the information we have received, many of them lost their lives working on this project. During the massacre, all prisons across Iran were placed in a state of emergency on the day the carnage began. All personnel had to participate in the killings so they would not reveal the truth afterward. In many prisons and wards, prisoners were executed to the last person to ensure that the secrets would be buried forever.
PMOI-MEK supporters

A statistical breakdown reveals that 38 percent of the victims were hanged, 48 percent were executed by firing squads and 14 percent were killed under a variety of circumstances: some died under torture, some were murdered when guards blew up part of the prison and some were hanged in public. Only 300 prisoners of the thousands held in Gohardasht survived the killings by mid-September 1988. victims include children as young as 13 years old. 25 percent were under 25 years, 58 percent were under 30. 

The wide range of professional background of the victims is another indication of how deeply the massacre cut into Iranian society, leaving no family unscathed in a country where extended families are still predominant. 
The criminals behind the massacre are now in high positions in the current clerical government. The supreme leader went as far as to state that the members of the death commission should be rewarded for their participation in the massacre. Khomeini said in a speech that if the regime had burned all Mojahedin in the first days after they hijacked the people's revolution in 1979 they would not have had to resort to massacre to kill the Iranian resistance.
preparators of 1988 massacre in Iran

This is just a fraction of the facts about this hideous crime but we hope this is enough to convince you to join our cause and sign the petition to help us bring all criminals behind the massacre before a judge and a jury. 

Thank you for your support. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stop child marriage in Iran

By Zohair Ahmad
The latest unofficial numbers from Iran suggests that approximately 276, 000 underaged girls got married and 109,000 teenagers gave birth in Iran in the past year. To find confirmed statistics is proven to be very difficult indeed. A lot of families in the rural areas of Iran fails to report underage marriages or they alter the girl's age to avoid problems. One of the issues that are causing this rise in underage marriages is the rising poverty in Iran, the parents are no longer capable to provide for their children and the only solution is to marry the girls off.
Child marriage in Iran

The result of this trend is a rise in teenage mothers and complications during child birth, the complications are related to the fact that the girl is no more than an under developed child her self when she gives birth. According to Iranian law, a man can consummate the marriage if his «wife» is 9 years old. This is after western laws pedophilia and is the worst violation of a child’s rights. We can refer to this as lost childhood, they are forced to become adults at the age of 9.  

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The rise in juvenile executions in Iran, a Sign of the fear of people's uprising

By Zohair Ahmad
What is the recent rise in executions of juveniles in Iran a sign of? 
Ever since the clerics hijacked the people's revolution in 1979, they have been afraid of losing their stolen power and the only response the regime knows is by violence, suppression, and executions.
Juvenile execution in Iran

The most recent violation is that of Alireza Tajiki, he was executed despite the fact that he was a child when he was sentenced to death. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Asma Jahangir, has expressed outrage at the execution of Alireza Tajiki.  The Iranian regime executed him despite protests from different Human rights organizations.

Alireza Tajiki sentenced to death when he was 15

 Alireza was arrested in 2012 at the tender age of 15, in 2013 he received the death sentence, he was only 16 years old. He was executed on August 10, 2017. Mr, Tajiki had reportedly been tortured and had not received a fair trial. The Special Rapporteur was distressed to the extreme to learn that the execution had gone ahead despite twice being postponed on previously scheduled dates. She also stressed that Mr. Tajiki’s death penalty was upheld following judicial procedures which did not meet acceptable international standards of a fair trial or due process. 
Unfortunately, this is not uncommon in Iran, according to official

Mullahs in Iran Received a Powerful Blow- U.S. senators meet Maryam Rajavi in Albania

13 August 2017
By:Zohair Ahmad
On Saturday 12, 2017 a senior delegation from the United States Senate met with NCRI’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi in Tirana the Capital of Albania. The agenda for this meeting was that of the situation for the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania, the latest developments in Iran and the middle east as well as solutions to end the current crises in the middle east region.

US senators meet Maryam Rajavi Iranian opposition leader in Albania
Attending the meeting was Senator Roy Blunt, Vice President of the Republican Conference, and members of the Appropriation, Select Intelligence, Rules and Administration, and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committees; John Cornyn, the Majority Whip and a member of the Judiciary, Select Intelligence, and Finance committees; and Thom Tillis, a member of the Armed Services, Judiciary, Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs committees. 
Maryam Rajavi thanked the senators for their decisive position vis-a-vis the Iranian regime referring to the latest sanctions against Iran and for putting IRGC on the terror list. She expressed gratitude for the efforts of the U.S Senate, particularly Senator Blunt, regarding the safe relocation of MEK members from Camp Liberty in Iraq to Albania.
Maryam Rajavi meeting with US senators in Tirana

Mrs. Rajavi also spoke of the necessity of a regime change in Iran, and that a regime change is within reach since the regime has