Pyongyang's behavior shows why we must stop the mullahs from getting the bomb.
By JOHN BOLTONLast week, while meandering toward a fourth U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Iran, Washington was blindsided by the revival of a previously discarded plan to enrich some of Iran's uranium to higher levels for use in the Tehran research reactor. This proposal—a good deal for Iran when it was proposed last year by the misguided Obama administration—is even better in its latest iteration and does nothing to stop Iran's uranium enrichment program.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's second biggest city has massively increased the amount it fines for women who fail to observe the Islamic dress code and don't cover their hair properly, media reported.
Morality police around Iran are beginning their annual spring crackdown on women wearing too much makeup, daring to show their hair or dressing in a way that shows their body contours too clearly.
May 24 (Reuters) - Hecklers at an outdoor speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday shouted their concerns about unemployment, in a rare display of dissent in front of the hardline leader.
While Ahmadinejad addressed a crowd in the port city of Khorramshahr, in a speech marking the anniversary of a key battle in the Iran-Iraq war, several members of the crowd could be heard chanting: "Unemployment! Unemployment!"
By Hossein Jaseb
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's intelligence minister said on Sunday he had no doubt three U.S. citizens arrested last July near the Iraq border were spies and called on Washington to propose a prisoner swap to secure their release.
By Ramin Mostafavi
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Monday executed a brother of the detained leader of a Sunni Muslim rebel group behind the deadliest bomb attack in the Islamic Republic in years, official media reported.Abdolhamid Rigi, a convicted member of Jundollah (God's Soldiers), was hanged in a prison in the southeastern city of Zahedan, after his execution was postponed last July and again in December in order to get more information from him.
On Wednesday, May 19, the clerical regime, during a kangaroo court, tried Mr. Hamid Haeri, a 60-year-old political prisoner, on charges of “moharebeh” (waging war against God), supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), persistent political activity and propaganda against the regime. He was arrested in a raid on his house by the regime’s intelligence agents on December 6, 2009 on charges of visiting his child and brother in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. The raid took place while he was in bed recovering from a serious car accident.
UN Secretary General in his quarterly report to the Security Council pursuant to Resolution 1883, Ban Ki-moon, stressed the rights of residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq, for protection against arbitrary displacement in Iraq or forced extradition to Iran.
In this quarterly report to the Security Council, which provides an update on UN activities in Iraq during the months of March, April, and May 2010, the UNSG states:
Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LDDHI)
Paris, 19 May 2010: The Tehran prosecutor announced on Saturday 15 May that the death sentences pronounced against three out of 10 post-election protesters charged with “moharebeh”(fighting god) have been upheld by the appeal court. In all, he said, 217 sentences against post-election protesters have been confirmed by the appeal courts.
NCRI – The following are remarks by Akbar Saremi, son of Ali Saremi, a political prisoner who is currently on a death row.My name is Akbar Saremi. I am the son of political prisoner Ali Saremi. My father has been sentenced to death on charges of meeting me at Camp Ashraf, where members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) reside in Iraq.
May 19 - Voice of America interviews son of Jafar Kazemi, a political prisoner on death row.
VOA- One of the people on death row is Jafar Kazemi whose son resides in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. Camp Ashraf residents face many problems and we have reported on this in the past. But today, this is not our discussion. We will now go to Mr. Behrouz Kazemi (Jafar Kazemi’s son).
Behrouz Kazemi: Hello to you and your dear viewers. VOA: Mr. Kazemi, as an Iranian who lives outside Iran and who lives in a place like Camp Ashraf, with whatever beliefs and opinions you have, which is not what our discussion is about, as a human being who has heard the news of your father’s sentence, what are your feelings?
Kaldani National Movement issues press release about the plots of the Iranian regime’s Intelligence Ministry against Camp Ashraf
“The Kaldani National Movement expresses deep worries about pressures exerted on Iranians residing in Camp Ashraf north of Baquba in Iraq. These pressures and restrictions are contrary to human rights principles and international treaties on the rights of refugees. The measures violate Iraq’s international commitments, international law and International Humanitarian Law, which was created after the Second World War.
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