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A report published on Sunday by top United Nations officials documents the alarming rise in executions carried out by Iraq since the restoration of the death penalty in 2005.
The report by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) details how executions in Iraq are often carried out in batches.
Up to 34 individuals were executed in a single day and that overall, many convictions are based on questionable evidence and systemic failures in the administration of justice.
NCRI - Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh says a court has banned her from practicing her profession for three years.
Mrs. Sotoudeh told AFP that she would not challenge the decision but will hold a sit-down protest outside the Iran Bar Association's headquarters in Tehran, starting on Tuesday.
NCRI – The Iranian regime henchmen hanged four men on Sunday in the main prison in city of Rasht in northern Iran.
The head of judiciary in Gilan province did not identify the prisoners but said they were all men that had been arrested on drug related charges.
The Iraqi committee tasked with suppression of Camp Ashraf residents is refusing to hand over the body of Taghi Abbassian, who died in September due to the medical siege of Camp Liberty
The committee continues to use hostage-taking of the deceased as a mean to psychologically torture the members of families of the victims and residents of Camp Liberty
In an inhuman and anti-Islamic measure, the Iraqi committee tasked with suppression of Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf who are currently in Camp Liberty, is refusing to hand over for burial the body of a resident who died last month due to medical siege.
New wave of splashing acid on young Iranain women’s faces in Esfahan on pretext of mal-veiling
Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance expressed deep resentment for these appalling crimes and said: The mullahs’ regime that is fearful of mounting popular discontent, especially that of women and the youth, is attempting to prevent the explosion of their wrath through these brutalities and intimidation.
NCRI - In recent days, organized gangs affiliated with the mullahs’ regime have been splashing acid on the faces of a large number of young women in Esfahan under the pretext of “mal-veiling”. The victims of this heinous act amount to eight, six of whom have been hospitalized in Esfahan’s Feiz Hospital.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has summoned the Iranian regime’s ambassador after several high-ranking officials in Tehran made anti-Ankara statements about the situation in Syria, Anadolu Agency reported Friday.
A spokesperson for the Turkish Foreign Ministry said “Turkey does not need to ask permission from anyone while taking measures in line with international law against threats to its national security.”
In an article published on October 15th on Townhall.com, a political commentary website in U.S., Ayatollah Jalal Ganje’i a well-known religious figure and Chairman of the NCRI's Committee on Freedom of Religions and Denominations denounced Khamenei’s Nuclear Fatwa as an irrefutable lie.
Referring to the Iranian regime’s vocabulary for expansion of regional influence – “Eqtedar” [might] he wrote: “On September 4, mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei declared that the way forward for his regime is to ramp up its “eqtedar” [might].”
“ 'Eqtedar' is achieved by one of two ways. One is to expand regional influence through the export of terrorism, officially described as 'export of revolution.' It is this policy that has led to the establishment of Lebanese Hezbollah, propped up the Assad regime, and most recently contributed to the rise of Islamic State. The other is development of nuclear weapons to obtain international leverage.”
The ISIS (ISIL) “will not be overcome until Iraq and Syria have inclusive governments capable of marginalising its appeal and of mounting a sustained and effective response on the ground to the military and ideological threat it poses,” British Foreign Secretary said on Thursday.
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he had talks with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi and other Iraqi officials on “a more inclusive approach; to de-centralisation of power to Iraq’s communities; and equitable sharing of Iraq’s natural resource wealth.”