NCRI – The fundamentalist regime in Iran on Wednesday destroyed a Sunni prayer hall in the capital Tehran.
The mullahs’ regime in Iran, misusing the banner of Shiite Islam, denies the minority Sunni population their basic rights.
In the early hours of the day on Wednesday, officials from the Tehran municipality, backed by state suppressive forces (police), raided and destroyed the Sunni ‘Pounak’ prayer hall. The suppressive forces further searched the premises of the mosque’s Sunni imam Abdullah Moussa-Zadeh and confiscated his mobile phone.
A Democratic member on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee came out against the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, as the White House seeks to gather Democratic support.
Rep. Grace Meng (N.Y.) said the "deal before us now is simply too dangerous."
"I strongly believe the world could and should have a better deal than that set forth in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which I will therefore oppose," said Meng, who is a member of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Middle East.
At the White House recently, U.S. President Barack Obama hailed the recently-announced nuclear agreement with Iran's regime as “the best deal.” A closer look at the details of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, however, provides little cause for celebration, writes Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
NCRI - Iran’s regime has hanged a 43-year-old mother in a prison in the city of Karaj, in Alborz Province, north-west of Tehran.
The woman, identified as Ms. Pari-Dokht Molai-Far, was hanged on Wednesday in the notorious Qezelhesar Prison.
The mother of one had been imprisoned in the notorious Qarchak Prison for Women in the city of Varamin for the past three years and was transferred to Qezelhesar for the execution to take place.
NCRI – The regime in Iran has hanged three men in public in the city of Karaj, in Alborz Province, north-west of Tehran.
The three men, who were not named, were hanged at dawn on Wednesday.
The regime’s state-media published photographs from the scene of the executions.
Five other death-row prisoners, including one woman, in the south-eastern city of Kerman were on Wednesday transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their imminent execution.
NCRI - Four young Iranians on Wednesday participated in an online conference about the recent successful telethon by the prominent Iranian opposition satellite television channel Simaye Azadi. They were: Ms. Amineh Gharaei, Mr. Hamid Yazdan-Panahi, Mr. Bahador Marandi and Mr. Ehsan Gharaei. They gave their thoughts, opinions and support to their fellow Iranians.
They talked about how the young people of Iran are now at the forefront of the opposition – inside and outside Iran. They are participating in rallies and demonstrations despite the personal risk that this brings them. They are prepared to suffer the brutality of the regime in support of the opposition.
NCRI - Three guest speakers on Wednesday (July 29) participated in an online panel on the subject of the four-day telethon that was held at the end of last week by the Iranian opposition satellite television channel Simaye Azadi.
The three panelists were Paulo Casaca, a former European lawmaker from Portugal; Hon. David Kilgour, a former lawmaker and Secretary of State from Canada; and Colonel Thomas Cantwell, a former U.S. Military Commander at Camp Ashraf, which previously housed several thousand members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK).
NCRI – Officials of the regime in Iran are involved in the “sex trafficking of women and girls”, the U.S. State Department said in an annual report on human trafficking released this week.
“Iran is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor,” the State Department said in its annual ‘Trafficking in Persons Report 2015.’
“Organized groups reportedly subject Iranian women, boys, and girls to sex trafficking in Iran, as well as in the United Arab Emirates and Europe,” the TIP report said.
NCRI – Saturday marks the 27th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. In the summer of 1988, one month after Ruhollah Khomeini was forced to accept a cease-fire in his eight-year war with Iraq, the fundamentalist ruler of the mullahs’ regime ordered a mass execution of all political prisoners affiliated with the main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK).
The brutal prison massacre, which has been described by some international human rights lawyers as the greatest crime against humanity that has gone unpunished since the Second World War, saw the execution of some 30,000 defenseless prisoners.
NCRI - The chairman of the foreign affairs committee of Iraq’s Parliament has said that several thousand members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e-Khalq, MEK), in Camp Liberty, Baghdad, should be treated in accordance with international law, the Palestinian website Donya al-Watan has said in report. The following is the full text of the report:
Donya al-Watan website - July 26, 2015
NCRI - Two online panels will be held on Wednesday (July 29) following a four-day telethon by an Iranian opposition satellite television channel which raised $4.78 million at the end of last week.
Operating from Europe, prominent non-profit 24/7 Iranian opposition channel Simaye Azadi, or ‘Iran National Television’ (INTV), broadcasts news and information to Iranians around the world via satellite and the internet. Though officially banned in Iran and despite a sustained effort by the regime to jam satellite signals, senior officials of the regime have admitted that 40 percent of Iranian families have access to the satellite channel.
Two Bahraini policemen were killed and six were wounded in a bomb attack south of Bahrain’s capital Manama on Tuesday, according to authorities which reported that the explosives used to carry out the attack were of the same type that were recently intercepted coming from Iran.
The blast was the latest in a series of bombings in recent years targeting security forces in the Gulf nation.
Bahrain's Interior Ministry described the bombing as a “terror blast,” and said it took place in Sitra. One of the wounded officers sustained serious injuries, the ministry said.
NCRI - The regime in Iran plans to execute over the weekend an Iranian who was 15 years old when he was alleged to have committed a crime, Amnesty International has said.
"Juvenile offender Salar Shadizadi is at imminent risk of execution for a murder allegedly committed when he was 15 years old. He is scheduled to be executed on 1 August. Salar Shadizadi was arrested in February 2007 on a charge of murdering a friend. He was sentenced to death in December that year, under the Islamic principle of qesas (retribution-in-kind), by Branch 11 of the Criminal Court of Appeal in the northern province of Gilan. His sentence was upheld three months later, by Branch 37 of the Supreme Court," Amnesty International said in an Urgent Action appeal on Monday.