Friends of a Free Iran, an inter-parliamentary group at the European Parliament, invited Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), to speak at a conference about the wave of executions in Iran and EU policy. The conference took place on the 7th December – the day before the World Day of Human Rights. Mrs. Rajavi’s full speech can be read on the NCRI’s website.
The Washington Post has reported that six Gulf Arab countries and the United Kingdom agreed earlier this week to “counter Iran’s ‘destabilizing activities’ in the region.
The news was announced after a two-day summit in Bahrain of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The countries, especially Saudi Arabia, “have watched with concern as Iran backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and supported embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad”.
In an interview with The Express in the United Kingdom, Shabnam Madadzadeh speaks about the terrible abuses she endured during her time in prison in Iran. The 29 year-old computer science student was arrested along with her brother in 2009 on her way to Tehran’s Tarbiat Moalem University. Intelligence officers charged them both for speaking out against the Iranian regime.
Tony Duheaume, for Al Arabiya English, wrote an article about the Basij Mostazafan. He explained that in Iran, ever since the beginning of the revolution which saw the overthrow of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the country has experienced martyrdom and death via the clerical regime.
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