The Iranian Resistance calls on all defenders of human rights, particularly the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel and inhumane punishments, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, to take urgent and effective action to secure the release of the political prisoners on hunger strike.
NCRI – Tuesday marks the 44th anniversary of the martyrdom of the founders of Iran’s main opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), by the regime of the Shah. A look back at the PMOI’s founding sheds light on the organization’s ideological viewpoints.
The PMOI, or Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), was founded on September 6, 1965, by Mohammad Hanifnejad, Said Mohsen, and Ali-Asghar Badizadgan. All engineers, they had earlier been members of the Liberation Movement (also known as the Freedom Movement), created by Medhi Bazargan in May 1961.
NCRI - Ahmad Jannati, a notorious cleric who is among the closest confidants of the mullahs' Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, was chosen on Tuesday as the head of the Iranian regime's new Assembly of Experts.
Jannati, 90, is also the chairman of the regime's Guardian Council, a vetting body that must approve all laws adopted by the Parliament according to the regime's fundamentalist constitution.
NCRI - Iranian workers’ rights activist and political prisoner Jafar Azimzadeh is on Day 26 of an indefinite hunger strike in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison against the regime's clampdown on union activities in Iran.
Mr. Azimzadeh's health is reported to have deteriorated significantly and he is under pressure by the mullahs' regime to end his protest.
NCRI - The wages of more than 1000 workers employed in the Persian Gulf Star Refinery in Iran have not been paid since February.
These laborers are working in small and large contracting companies under contract with the refinery, but none of them have received their wages for the past four months, according to several of the workers.
NCRI - A member of the Iranian regime's Majlis, or Parliament, has admitted that Iran's industrial sector is facing 60 percent recession.
The Tasnim News Agency, affiliated with the regime's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, interviewed Mohammad Kazemi on May 18.
NCRI - The international community ought to realize that the political and humanitarian crisis in Syria can only be resolved with the removal of Bashar Assad from power, argues Shahriar Kia, a press spokesman for residents of Camp Liberty, Iraq, and members of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran opposition group (PMOI, also known as MEK).
President Edgar Lungu of Zambia has expressed serious concerns over the Iranian regime’s attempts to make headway in Africa to spread its sectarian ideology.
“These attempts are a source of serious concern for the African leaders,” Lungu told Okaz/Saudi Gazette in an exclusive interview.
NCRI - Agents of the Iranian regime arrested a Sunni cleric last week in a raid on his home in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, south-east Iran.
On Tuesday, May 17, Mowlavi Qasem Qanbarzehi was handcuffed, arrested and taken away by the Iranian regime’s suppressive security agents who did not produce a warrant. They also seized his clothes and other personal items.
NCRI - Iranians in Canada have held protests over the weekend denouncing human rights violations in Iran and urging the Canadian government to base any improvement in its ties to the Iranian regime on a halt to executions in Iran.
Protests were held on Saturday in Ottawa and Toronto and on Sunday in Montreal by supporters of the main Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).