‘THE DIPLOMAT’ on January 19, 2017, published a real story concerning a victim of state-sponsored terrorism who has a different take on the death of one of the Iran regime’s leaders. The following is the full text.
The minute I heard about the death of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, the number two man in the theocracy ruling Iran for decades, I had a flashback to Istanbul, Turkey, on March 14, 1990.
On January 19, 2017 John Kerry secretary of state in his farewell remarks in the C Street Lobby, regarding the relocation of MEK members mentioned the following words.
“…And one of the things that I am very proud of is the effort we made – I remember going to hearing after hearing, and you remember all those folks you’d see up there in those yellow jackets representing the Mujahedin-e Khalq – MEK as we’ve known them – and we got 3,000 of them out of Camp Liberty and to places where they are safe and their lives are saved from being attacked regularly, as they were. I thank Jonathan Winer, our special envoy, and others for that kind of effort. It’s been enormous.”
NCRI - Political prisoner Arzhang Davoudi, incarcerated in Zabol prison in exile, in a message on the occasion of January 20 and freedom of the last group of political prisoners from the Shah’s prisons in 1979 in Iran wrote:
This week reminds me of three events in the history of our country:
Contribution of thousands of Iranians from Iran and around the world to Simay-e-Azadi (Iran National Television)
Twenty-first fundraising telethon of Simay-e-Azadi, Iran National Television, turned to a manifestation of national will and solidarity in support of the Iranian Resistance, disgust toward the religious fascism ruling Iran in its totality and the demand for changing this regime and the establishment of freedom and democracy.
Iranians from inside Iran have taken big risks by participating In the Simaye Azadi (Iranntv) telethon including the risk of imprisonment or even execution, and despite the intolerable economic situation, they have been non-stop calling the TV and have been announcing their contributions to the pledge drive. They are from different strata and age groups. This moving video clip demonstrates a small number of these calls to the telethon that started on Jan 13.
NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison have announced in a message their support for the 21st fund raising campaign by Simay Azadi (Iran National Television, INTV) affiliated to Iranian Resistance.
On Friday, a popular satellite television network run by volunteer Iranian expatriates began its 21st public campaign to raise funding for its annual operations. The network, known in Farsi as Simay Azadi and in English as Iran National Television, reaches an audience inside Iran via satellite receiver equipment that is illegal to own or operate in the country. In spite of this restriction, millions of Iranians reportedly defy the ban, even re-acquiring such equipment after mass confiscation efforts by government authorities.