To be a political prisoner in Iran is very dangerous at this time, Tehran is continuously violating the human rights of its population but especially against detained dissidents. One recent case of human rights violation is the one about Ali Moezi his sentence is served but Tehran refuses to release him.
The list of violations against prisoners in Iran is long and it is getting longer, Tehran does not seem to change their ways, another case is about Tahereh Riahi, journalist and social editor of Borna news agency who is detained in Evin Prison, she was allowed a brief phone call to family, no new news of her fate. she is in the critical physical condition in prison.The NCRI is on a constant mission to save the lives of these political prisoners. Numerous parliaments have joined in the quest to shed light on the regime’s atrocities.
It is well known that the rights of women are non-existing in the mullahs regime, Maryam Rajavi is the determent to change this as soon as the mullahs are removed from power.
In tomorrow’s Iran, women will have the same rights under the law as the men, they will also enjoy the same rights to any education they desire. And most important to women will be, that she can choose what clothes to wear, or if she wants to wear a hijab or not. The most important issue for Mrs. Rajavi is that women will be equal to men on all subjects, a woman can become a politician if she wants to, in fact, Mrs. Rajavi wants a law that states that 50 % of the government must be women, The leadership of the NCRI shows that under the leadership of women there can be changes that are beneficiary for the whole society. Mrs. Rajavi also states that women shall also receive equal pay as men for equal work. Women must enjoy the same social benefits as men.
A woman must have the right to daycare for her children if she is working and she will have a right to maternity leave during pregnancy and after delivery. Mrs. Rajavi is also clear on the subject of marriage, no woman shall be forced to marry without her consent, she will be free to choose her own spouse. She will also have the right to divorce her spouse if she wishes. But one of the most important rights that Mrs. Rajavi has stated is the abolition of child marriage, no child under age can be forced into marriage. Every day at least 2000 women are arrested because of violation of dress code this is is a major violation of women’s rights and will be abolished in the future Iran.
The Sharia law will be repealed under the rule of Mrs. Rajavi, she states that the new law in Iran will be based on Human rights and democracy. She is also firm in her statement to abolish death penalties such as stoning and hanging. She is clear in her view that these are medieval punishments and have no place in a free and democratic Iran. Any violence against women such as domestic violence, rape or coercion will be considered a crime.
The ones that will change Iran is the women, and the mullahs know this, that is why they have put so many restrictions on women but it will fail. Iran will rise again with Maryam Rajavi at the helm and women will no longer be second class citizens but equal to men under the law. Iranian resistance remains committed to struggle to free Iran for women.
This article is based on the annual PST report for 2017, which is trying to assess the threats for the coming year.
The PST is aware of that in certain context there are countries that can pose a threat to Norwegian citizens. The Iranian regime has agents in Norway that can harm or assassinate Iranian-born Norwegians. PST consider it most likely that threats in 2017 will be “Norwegian technology targets and opponents of a regime living in exile in Norway.”
Many of the exiled opponents are living under protection from the regime of their country of origin and are under serious threats if foreign agents get access to their files. It is therefore of the utmost importance that the security around these files is at all times high. The intelligence services of a number of countries, including Iran, are making active efforts in Norway to identify individuals and groups considered to be critical of or in opposition to the clerical regime in Iran. The Iranian agent’s aim is either to threaten or to put pressure on individuals to cooperate, or to force them to desist from their criticism of the Clerical regime or their oppositional activity. This type of intelligence activity also includes identifying other individuals considered to be hostile to the clerical regime in Iran. they will, therefore, continue to be intelligence targets in 2017.
A number of states have intelligence personnel in Norway, including Iran, many of them work under diplomatic cover as employees at embassies and consulates. Some states also use positions in commercial organizations or business delegations or research institutions visiting Norway, as a cover for their intelligence personnel. The Iranian regime does not only pose a threat to the exiled in a matter of exposure of dissidents but can also threaten them in cooperating to obtain missile technology from Norwegian enterprises that develop this type of technology.
some states also use their intelligence services to attempt to limit the freedom of expression of political refugees in Norway, The Iranian regime is no exception. The Iranian Regime is making sure that the exile Iranians in Norway are aware of their presence and they intimidate the exiles by threatening their family remaining in Iran or their family living in Norway. The regime is placing agent undercover as students in universities to obtain missile technology, these students are drilled as agents and are a genuine threat to exiled Iranian dissidents also.
The justice in Iran is stuck in the dark ages, the sentence, stoning of a man and a woman is proof of that. This is disgusting and cruel. This is unfortunately not uncommon in Iran. This took place in Lorestan province on Feb 4th this year. Another barbaric punishment is the sentence for a 70-year-old man to get his fingers amputated. This makes me so angry, I am asking myself, what is wrong with these people? they are behaving like animals.
Another barbaric medieval sentence is that of two brothers, in addition to life in prison they get flogged and get hand amputations. Also, a young woman in Tehran has been sentenced to a year in exile and 99 lashes for talking with a man on the phone.
Amputations of hands or feet are not unusual in Iran, the regime is using this barbaric punishment in an attempt to stop people from committing crimes. This is an act of torture and the culprits must be brought to justice, the Iranian regime must be punished for their crimes against the Iranian people.
Another cruel sentence is that of a young man who is sentenced to have his eyes gouged out. The 27-year-old man identified as Hamed has been sentenced to have his both eyes gouged out because he accidently injured someone’s eye when he was helping his father who was in a car accident. This sentence is particularly disgusting because it is an act of revenge which has no place in a civilized society.
Another cruel and medieval punishment is that of parading young men and women chained to each other to humiliate them in front of the community. The only result this gives is that of an angry population that is showing their discontent with the regime in an increase of protests all over Iran, people are fed up with the mullahs and wants a regime change, in other words, they want the mullahs gone.
This is yet another proof that the clerical regime must be removed from power in Iran. if they do not go voluntarily we must remove them with force. The Iranian people deserves to live in freedom and democracy but for that to happen the Iranian resistance must be heard and the president must be elected by the people for the people. when NCRI is present in the new Iranian government these types of punishments will be abolished and the death penalty will be a bad memory from the tyranny of the despotic clerical Islamic regime. The NCRI has a ten point plan that is based on the human rights bill and that is the only option for a free and democratic Iran.
In the light of the announced NCRI press conference to expose the IRGC’s terrorist training camps, it is important to shed light on the actions of the Iranian regime that earns them a place on the US blacklist. The latest addition to the crimes committed by the IRGC is a missile test. Iran is strictly forbidden to have any missiles that can carry a nuclear warhead but Iran disregards those sanctions and is developing and testing missiles anyway.
The US reactions on this breach of agreement was that of sharp condemnation and described the action as provocative and irresponsible. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, say this is absolutely unacceptable and we will act accordingly….. we will be loud. The State Departments Spokesman Mark Toner said in a statement on Tuesday that the US is well aware of and deeply troubled by Iran’s longstanding provocative and irresponsible activities. He also added that it would be wise of Iran to fully implement UN resolution 2231. Which is not part of the nuclear deal but “calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
The US reaction to this action from the Iranian regime must be hard and unmistakable. The regime and their mercenaries IRGC must be blacklisted.
The IRGC’s acts of terror are still growing they have no respect for human life or rights and must be treated accordingly. It is important that IRGC is put on the blacklist but just as important to sanction any deals with Iran. There must be no loopholes in the sanctions and the punishment on those who strikes a deal with Iran must be severe. It is of utmost importance that the crimes of the IRGC are exposed and that there will be consequences.
According to Al Arabia staff writer, the new administration in Washington is considering new sanctions on Iran because of their actions in Iraq, and Syria and causing instability in the whole middle east region. It is said they are studying several aspects for the sanctions, which one includes the Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guards corps and their meddling in other countries in the region. It is also said that there will be a proposition of putting the IRGC on the list of terrorist organisations alongside the Muslim brotherhood. The next step may be to impose sanctions on Iran for its support to some terrorist groups. The official added the White House could revoke the nuclear deal to punish Tehran for its support to groups in the middle east such as the Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen besides other Shiite organisations in Iraq.
The Iranian resistance welcomes new sanctions on the Iranian regime. While the NCRI welcomes the new sanctions, the need for additional sanctions on the IRGC and other entities involved in suppression, terrorism and fundamentalism must be recognised
Imposing sanctions is a step in the right direction to confront the illegitimate and terrorist dictatorship that is responsible for 120 000 political executions. It is imperative that comprehensive sanctions be imposed on the IRGC, its affiliated entities, the Iranian ministry of intelligence, and other entities involved in suppression and export of terrorism
On Tuesday 14.02.2017 there will be a press conference at 10.30 AM in Washington DC, by the NCRI that will shed light on the topic of why the IRGC must be blacklisted. This press conference will reveal IRGC’s terrorist training centers. The list of IRGC crimes is long and bloody and started with the Islamic revolution and is ongoing, they will not stop before the mullahs are removed from power in Iran.
The IRGC is the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. And it was created shortly after the Islamic revolution in May 1979. Its main purpose was to ensure that the clerical regime was safe in power of Iran. All dissidents were hunted down and executed in an effort to stop the democracy to flourish in Iran. The IRGC is responsible for the murder of many PMOI members.
Make no mistake, the IRGC is presented as a regular army unit but is known for its terror activities both inside and outside of Iranian borders.
The branch that operates abroad is named the Quds force and are basically the regime’s mercenaries. They are known to have been behind crimes committed against Iran’s neighbors like Iraq, Syria and Saudi Arabia. They are the known arms dealer for the Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen.
The Hezbollah’s origin and ideology stem from the Islamic revolution in Iran. The clerics in Iran called for a religious Muslim government that would represent the oppressed and downtrodden. This is far from the truth, the Hezbollah have been trained by the IRGC to become the oppressors in Syria. Since its creation in 1982, the Hezbollah have gained quite a lot of influence in their homeland Lebanon but they are now known for aiding Assad committing genocide in Syria. The Hezbollah are trained and are getting financial support from IRGC.
The IRGC has a budget of around 10.3 billion dollars and a lot of this funds is used to fuel the war in Syria, in Iraq and in Yemen. The IRGC is determent to create a Shiite crescent in the middle east with Tehran as its ruler so they are spending around 6 million a year to keep Assad in power. If Assad is overthrown the IRGC will have no land bridge to ship arms to Hezbollah.
The crimes committed by the IRGC in Yemen are just as horrific, they are shipping arms to the Houthis, arms that are used to strike targets inside Saudi Arabian borders. They are training the Houthis to terrorize the civilians in Yemen and it is a known fact that the IRGC was the provider of the ballistic missile that was aimed for Mecca. This was not only a crime against Saudi Arabia but a crime against the whole Islamic world.
The Attacks on Saudi Arabia are executed by the Houthis but there is no secret that it is IRGC that is training the Houthis to commit these horrible crimes, missiles hit innocent civilians in Saudi Arabia, lately there has been missiles fired upon Saudi Naval vessels in the Red Sea.
Iran has conducted its first missile test since US president Trump took office. According to UNSC resolution 1929 from 2010, Iran is prohibited from undertaking “any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using ballistic missile technology” The Iranian regime has violated that resolution several times.
On 10 October 2015, Iran tested a nuclear-capable EMAD missile with a range of 1700 km and new precision guidance system.
On 21 November 2015, Iran tested the Ghadr 110, range reported being 1500- 2000 km.
On 8 and 9 March 2016, Iran test-fired several missiles including Qiam 1,
On 29 January 2017, Iran tested the medium-range Khorramshahr ballistic missile that flew 600 miles before exploding, in a failed test of a reentry vehicle