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Turkey: 28 Iranians among 251 suspects in 'terror' group investigation

The names of 28 Iranians were either not revealed or cut short while the pro-government dailies were reporting about the names of the people who were allegedly wiretapped as part of the probe into a 'terror' group in Turkey, Today's Zaman reported.

The 28 Iranians among the 251 suspects in the Tawhid-Salam who were allegedly wiretapped as part of the probe into Tawhid-Salam.

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Put Maliki on trial for Camp Ashraf massacre of Iranian PMOI (MEK) members, British human rights lawyer demands

NCRI - The Iraqi authorities involved in the massacre of Iranian opposition members in Camp Ashraf must be put on trial, a leading British human rights lawyer has demanded.

Sara Chandler, chairwoman of the UK law society human rights committee, also questioned whether the international community should tolerate the Iraqi authorities providing protection for the remaining refugees now resident at Camp Liberty, near Baghdad airport.

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Iran: 3 prisoners die in a week due to lack of medical care

NCRI - At least three prisoners in Iran have lost their lives in past week for being deprived of receiving timely medical care.

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, prisoner Mohammad Bibyan suffered a heart attack in the main prison in city of Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. The prisoner died as authorities refused to act to provide him with timely medical treatment.

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Iraq and Syria must halt use of 'illegal' barrel bombs on innocent civilians, human rights expert demands

Iraq and Syria are using barrel bombs in populated areas in direct contravention of a United Nations resolution, and causing a 'devastating loss of innocent lives', a human rights expert has revealed.

The bombs have cost the lives of up to 20,000 civilians in Syria alone since the conflict began there in 2011, UN public health consultant Cesar Chelala said.

He wrote in the Japan Times: "UN Security Council Resolution 2139 of February 22, 2014, ordered all parties to the conflict in Syria to end the use of barrel bombs and other weapons in populated areas. In spite of that, both the Syrian and the Iraqi governments continue using them against civilians.

"Human rights groups have characterized them as weapons of terror and illegal under international conventions."

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Afghanistan: 5 aid workers abducted in Herat province

NCRI - The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan is trying to secure the release of five of their staff members who were abducted in the western Herat province, a spokesman said Saturday.

The employees were travelling by road on Friday when they were stopped by a local armed group, said Marek Resich, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

"The ICRC is currently in contact at various levels to secure the safe release of its team," he told the Associated Press.

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Maliki must be held accountable for abuse of power, Iraqi National Movement leader demand

Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki must be held accountable for the arrests of hundreds of thousands of political detainees, the displacement of 1.6 million more Iraqis and Christians and the rise of the terror group ISIS, the head of the Iraqi National Movement has said in an interview.

Dr Ayad Allawi also warned that without an inclusive government, power would again fall into one person’s hands and this Iraq could face an even greater catastrophe than the current one.

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Iran: At least 22 women executed during Rouhani’s first year

The women’s committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran published its yearly report on the execution of women in Iran under Hassan Rouhani as part of the gross violation of human rights under the “moderate” president of the clerical regime.

The report published in the official website of the NCRI Women’s Committee, contains details of 22 women who have been executed during the past year, many with their name, date and place of execution.

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Iran: Earthquake hits area in northern town

An earthquake measuring 4.3 on Richter scale hit an area near the town of Damavand in Iran’s Northern province of Mazandaran on Sunday morning.

According to a report by the Seismological Center of the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the earthquake hit Larijan area at 04:25 local time (2355 GMT Saturday).

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Iran: Khamenei personally supervises tapping phones of regime dissidents

NCRI - Tapping Iranian regime's opposition activists' phones and Internet are taking place under the direct supervision of the clerical regime's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and the identity of the appointed judiciary official in charge remains a top secret, an official report by the regime reveals.

A recent report by the Research Center in the Iranian regime's Majlis (parliament) says that the surveillance is done under the supervision of Ali Khamenei and it remains a top secret.

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UN, EU move against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

The U.N. Security Council on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at weakening ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

The resolution, under Chapter VII of the UN charter, allows use of “all necessary measures” to “suppress the flow of foreign terrorist fighters” to Iraq and Syria, where ISIS has made widespread advances during which it has been accused of committing atrocities.

The resolution, which is also aimed at Syria’s al-Nusra Front and other al-Qaeda-inspired groups, identifies these groups as a threat to civilians, particularly women and children.

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Iran: Four Iranian Arab activists receive heavy sentences for "waging war against God"

NCRI - The Iranian regime's judiciary in south-western city of Ahvaz has handed down heavy sentences to four Arab Iranian activist who had already spent 31 months in prison under torture.

The branch of Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced Hassan Abayat, 56, to life prison, Idan Bet-Sayyah,37, to 10 years imprisonment and Jassem Swaaedi,30, and Khaled Obeidavi,29, each to 5 years imprisonment for “waging war against god” and forming an organization in opposition to the regime.

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ISIS massacres in Iraq, kills over 700 Syria tribe members in 2 weeks

ISIS have killed more than 700 members of a tribe in eastern Syria in two weeks mostly civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.

The monitoring group said that were 100 fighters among the members of the Shaitat tribe who were killed in several villages in the mainly ISIS-controlled eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

The head of Observatory which relies on a vast network of activists and medics on the ground said that the fate of 1,800 other members of the tribe was unknown.

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UN's Jean Ziegler calls for deployment of Blue Helmets to protect Iranians in Camp Liberty, Iraq

NCRI - Mr. Jean Ziegler, member of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council has called on the United Nation to station Blue Helmets to protect Iranian refugees in Camp Liberty who are facing danger in Iraq.

Mr. Ziegler told the Swiss TV channel Leman Blue on Wednesday: "We in the United Nations Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council have two demand: Firstly, we want the United Nations to launch a credible international investigation into the massacre in Camp Ashraf which left tens killed. Secondly we demand that the UN Blue Helmets provide protection for the residents of Camp Liberty whose life are in danger daily.

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