Mourning at Soleimani’s funeral was staged. Iranians are not rallying behind the regime ǀ View
 by: Bob Blackman If you watched the news last week, you might have seen images from the funeral of Qassem Soleimani. The “huge” crowds surrounding his coffin seemed to lend credence to oft-repeated claims about the commander of Iran’s terrorist Quds Force. For the role that he played fighting a wide…
Ivan Sascha Sheehan: Iran protests, Soleimani killing point to THIS next for the country
 By Ivan Sascha Sheehan | Fox News Day 2 of protests in Iran over downing of Ukrainian jetliner Iran’s domestic activists have made international headlines on a number of occasions in recent years. Global media reported on the latest protests, which emerged this past weekend in the wake of the regime’s admission that…
Seyed Hossein Mousavian Teaching at Princeton — with blood on his hands
Seyed Hossein Mousavian is an ex-Iranian diplomat whose tenure in Germany coincided with the regime’s assassination of four dissidents on German soil. Yet he currently lives in comfort in the United States. Does he belong here? That’s the question raised by a number of prominent Iranian-Americans in a recent letter…
UPI: U.N. must hold leaders accountable for carnage in Iran/  By Struan Stevenson
By Struan Stevenson   We who uphold human rights and revere the rights of women; we who honor freedom and justice and cherish democracy; what can we make of the carnage unfolding in Iran? Over the course of the past month, the fascist theocratic regime and its revolutionary guards have…
Europe must act on Iran’s nuclear defiance
The European powers appear to be changing their position toward the Islamic Republic, as they last week warnedthat Iran is developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles. The UK, France and Germany (E3) — all signatories to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal — stated in a letter to the…
Inside Iran’s Misinformation Campaign Against MEK in Albania
On November 7, a powerful earthquake shook Duress and its surrounding areas in western Albania, killing more than 50 people. The country mourned. On November 29, instead of celebrating Albania's Independence Day, the government declared a national day of mourning. Many countries assisted. The Iranian regime's contribution to the Albanian…
Facebook closes Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei’s page
The Arabic Facebook page of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was deleted on Friday, according to Persian-language news agency Tasnim. The page had been earlier restricted by the American social media company, according to Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency. This is not the first time that pages related to the…
European nations empowering Iran’s malign activities
European nations are stepping up their efforts to appease the Iranian leaders. Last week, six more countries — Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden — declaredin a joint statement that they would be joining the mechanism called the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX). INSTEX was set up by…
With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Is Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years
What started as a protest over a surprise increase in gasoline prices turned into widespread demonstrations met with a systematic repression that left at least 180 people dead.   By Farnaz Fassihi and Rick Gladstone   Iran is experiencing its deadliest political unrest since the Islamic Revolution 40 years ago,…
Iran uprising recalls bloody parallels with Hungary
  By: Struan Stevenson     Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The nationwide uprising raging across Iran has dark and bloody parallels with the Hungarian uprising of 1956, when tens of thousands of students, leaderless at first, took to the streets of Budapest and were fired on by State Security Police. As…
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External Links

Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…