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NCRI - The Iranian regime’s authorities have cancelled at least two concerts in the past week in Iran for having women musicians in the group.
On Sunday, a number of women musicians were not allowed to appear on stage beside the men in an official sponsored festival in Isfahan.
Diplomatic efforts by the six world powers to reach a deal with the Iranian regime to curb its nuclear program are in a “critical phase”, an EU spokesman said on Thursday after high-level negotiations in Vienna.
Michael Mann, spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said: “We are trying hard to make progress and remain fully engaged to achieve a comprehensive solution” by the Nov. 24 deadline, said.
State-run TV in Iran broadcast the "televised confessions" of 11 people jailed for posting jokes about Khomeini, the clerical regime’s founder, on social networking site.
The Iranian regime's Revolutionary Guards Corp Commander Esmaeel Mohebipour declaring their arrest in late September said the individuals had published comments insulting Khomeini on WhatsApp, Viber, Tango and Telegram.
NCRI – Another high-ranking commander of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC), who has been killed in Syria fighting for the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, was buried Thursday in city of Ahvaz, in southern Iran.
IRGC Brigadier General Bajar Darisavi was killed on October 9 in Damascus according to the state-run media reports in Iran.
“Rights groups and regional analysts say Iran’s record may be worsening in the backdrop of potential detente with the West,” an article published Wednesday in The Washington Times reports.
“The situation is prompting some in Washington to criticize the Obama administration for not applying more public pressure on Tehran to adhere to international human rights standards.”
The Iranian regime’s Foreign Ministry angered by Saudi Arabia’s comments calling it "part of the problem" in the Middle East threatened that diplomatic relations with the kingdom would be damaged.
On Monday, Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal said the Iranian regime having forces inside Syria, Iraq and Yemen is "part of the problem" in the region.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna Wednesday for a fresh round of nuclear talks over Tehran's nuclear program before a November 24 deadline for striking a deal to prevent the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons under the guise of civilian atomic program.
Kerry said Tuesday there was still hard work to be done but that a deal remains achievable. He said: "I don't believe it's out of reach, but we have some tough issues to resolve."
NCRI - A critically-ill political prisoner has been refused treatment for at Evin prison in the Iranian capital Tehran.
Ali Moezi, 63, who has cyst cancer and kidney problems, has been refused urgent medical treatment across the regime.
British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognizing Palestine as a state on Monday. The vote comes just as Sweden’s new centre-left government prepares to officially recognize Palestine.
The non-binding motion was passed by 274 in favour to 12 votes against, to "recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel" as part of a "contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution".
Military commanders from the US-led coalition against ISIS will meet in Washington on Tuesday to discuss ways to halt the group's advance in Iraq and Syria.
Top brass, including national chiefs of staff, from 22 countries including Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, will also meet US President Barack Obama at Andrews Air Force Base outside the US capital, the White House said.
Shiite militias backed by the Iraqi army are committing war crimes against civilians and use the battle against ISIS as a pretext for carrying out "revenge" attacks on members of the Sunni community, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
Amnesty International said: "The growing power of Shiite militias has contributed to an overall deterioration in security and an atmosphere of lawlessness," and called on the government of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to rein in the scores of militias targeting civilians across Iraq.
NCRI - An Iranian political prisoner who is in critical physical condition because of denial of medical treatment went on a hunger strike on Friday.
Political prisoner Mr. Mashallah Haeri, 63, who is kept in Gohardasht Prison in the city of Karaj had suffered several bleedings in his ears and nose. H was transferred to the hospital unconscious.
On the occasion of the World Day Against Death Penalty, a group of Iranians in Washington gathered outside White House on Saturday to protest the increasing number of executions in their country.
They carried large signs reading “Stop Executions in Iran”, “No to Rouhani,” the president of the clerical regime.