24 November 2015
Women must rise up against this phenomenon
Maryam Rajavi's message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25 November 2015:
NCRI - Raymonde Folco, a former Member of Parliament from Canada and a long-time supporter of the Iranian Resistance, has strongly condemned the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris which left 130 people killed.
NCRI – France’s Muslim population strongly condemn the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, Taoufiq Sebti, Vice President of the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), said on November 21 at a ceremony in the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris, to remember the 130 victims of the massacre.
NCRI - The people of France must support the Iranian Resistance in its struggle to defeat the scourge of Islamic fundamentalism, Alain Vivien, former French Minister of State for European Affairs, said on November 21 at a ceremony in the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris, to remember the 130 victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in the French capital.
The cycle of suppression, in particular group hangings, continues in Iran after the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted of a resolution condemning rights violation on 19 November.
At least 11 prisoners have been executed in Iran since the resolution has been adopted.
The Iranian regime’s hackers have increased cyberattacks against U.S. State Department officials over the past month, American officials and private security groups have declared.
Over the past month, Iranian hackers identified individual State Department officials who focus on Iran and the Middle East, and broke into their email and social media accounts, according to diplomatic and law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s henchmen in city of Karaj hanged at least five prisoners in Gohardasht Prison on Tuesday. The victims included Alireza Shahi whose death sentence was condemned by Amnesty International on Monday.
Five men were part of a group of at least ten prisoners that their execution had been for 24 November.
The U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel warning Monday over possible risks due to increased terrorism threats.
The travel alert, which is to be in effect until Feb. 24, comes amid information that terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions by employing a “wide variety of tactics,” according to the State Department.
NCRI - On Monday, November 23, agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) brutally attacked families of martyrs and political prisoners in Tehran’s Vanak Square arresting a number of them and transferring them undisclosed location.
This measure taken to prevent their protest gathering was the second such attack by suppressive forces this week against these families. Just two days ago, the suppressive forces had attacked an assembly of families of martyrs and political prisoner in front of Evin Prison arresting dozens and transferring them to Evin or Qerchak Prison in Varamin.
By Shaqayeq Azimi
Published in The Hill
My parents were arrested earlier in late October during a raid by Iranian intelligence agents on their home in Tehran. This isn’t the first time that I hear about their arrest; but I can never get used to it. I am now left worrying about their fate, and cannot help but think: What kind of torture will they have to endure? And, will I ever be able to see them again?
NCRI – Children are being sold for under 60 dollars outside hospitals in south of Tehran, a city official has said.
“New born babies are being sold between 100,000 to 200,000 Tomans (27 to 54 U.S. Dollars) in areas near hospitals in south of Tehran,” Fatemeh Daneshvar, the head of Social Committee of Tehran’s City Council has said, according to a report published by state-run news agency IRNA on Saturday.
NCRI - Iran under the rule of the clerical regime ranked 141th in gender equality among 145 countries according to a recently published international survey.
The classification presented in the latest report by the World Economic Forum was released last week.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday for talks focusing on the situation in Syria.
Mr Kerry will meet Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi on the first leg of his trip. US officials said he also hoped to meet Saudi officials.
The Obama administration and European and Arab allies are seeking to peel Russia away from its alliance with the Iranian regime, a partnership that has bolstered Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the Wall Street Journal reports quoting senior U.S. diplomats involved in efforts to end Syria’s conflict.
“The efforts, which have unfolded quietly through meetings involving Russian President Vladimir Putin and Middle Eastern leaders, are meant to coax support from Moscow for a limit on Mr. Assad’s time in power. Such a step would solidify an emerging international coalition and help clear the way for a more concerted military effort to counter Islamic State in Syria and Iraq,” the report says.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday U.S. cannot view regime in Iran and ISIS as separate challenges adding regional politics are too interwoven.
“Raising the confidence of our Arab partners and raising the costs to Iran for bad behavior will contribute to a more effective fight against ISIS,” she said in a speech at the Council on Foreign Relations.