NCRI - The human rights group Amnesty International on Friday condemned "absurd" new charges against satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani who is currently serving a prison sentence in Iran.
"The trial of satirical cartoonist Atena Farghadani and her lawyer on a charge of 'illegitimate sexual relations falling short of adultery' after they shook hands is not only absurd and extreme but clearly politically motivated," said Amnesty International ahead of her court session starting on Saturday in Tehran.
Bahrain has submitted a complaint to the United Nations denouncing the Iranian regime's "interference" in its internal affairs, the BNA news agency said Friday.
The move came a day after Manama recalled its ambassador from Iran and ordered Tehran's envoy to leave within 72 hours.
Bahrain has recalled its ambassador from Iran and ordered the Iranian regime's envoy to leave the country, accusing Tehran of meddling in its affairs.
A Foreign Ministry statement, quoted on Thursday by the official BNA news agency, said the action was taken in response to "continuing interference by Iran in the affairs of the kingdom" and an attempt by Tehran to foment "confessional sedition."
Yemen's government has decided to sever diplomatic relations with the regime in Iran, Yemeni state media reported.
State news agency Saba, citing an unidentified person at the Yemeni presidency, said the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi "has taken the decision to expel the Iranian ambassador to Yemen, withdraw the Yemeni envoy to Tehran and close down its diplomatic mission in Iran."
Reporters Without Borders said on Friday that is appalled to learn that Soheil Arabi, an Iranian Facebook user whose death sentence was quashed by the Iranian regime’s supreme court, has been given a new sentence of seven and a half years in prison starting with two years under observation, during which he must prove he has repented to avoid reimposition of the death sentence.
Vice President of the European Parliament
A lot has been said about the nuclear agreement signed between EU3+3 and Iran in summer. But problems with Iran are far from being over. One area that should be of major concern is Iran's conduct in the area of human rights.
NCRI – The mullahs’ regime in Iran is depriving Kurdish political prisoner Zainab Jalalian of family visits.
In an unlawful act, on Wednesday, September 30, Iraqi agents once again prevented entry of repair and maintenance items for Camp Liberty infrastructure. These forces that were carrying out orders of the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents that functions under Faleh Fayyad also prevented basic supplies of residents from getting to the camp returning them from the camp’s entrance. Some of these items were stationeries, clothing, nylon table covers, welding electrodes to repair worn out black water tanks, and simple electrical items such as plugs, cables…
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 5:30 PM
Now empower Iran’s dissidents
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
BY MARYAM RAJAVI
Interview with former Iranian political prisoner Mostafa Naderi