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Archives for August 2011

Truth will trump fiction in Iran opposition case

SCOOP INDEPENDENT NEWS On August 13, 2011, an article written by Elizabeth Rubin appeared in NYT’s Sunday review. The highly biased article which lacks the slightest notion of neutral reporting cites allegations emanating from Iran’s rulers against their main opposition, Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK/PMOI). As the US Department of State is due to review its decision on […]

MEK FTO List Has Put Innocent Lives At Risk

OfficialWire.com My name is Hanif Hosseindost born in 1980 in Rasht in northern Iran.  All my family members are in Camp Ashraf.    I was active in the student protests during Khatami’s presidential period in 1382.  In the universities, these protests ended in clashes between protesters and the Revolutionary Guards ( Pasdaran).  I was arrested […]

Thousands of Iranians Rally in Washington, Urge delisting of MEK

StopFundamentalism.com I was among thousands of Iranian-Americans from 41 states across the country who took part in a huge rally and march outside the State Department last Friday, urging Secretary Clinton to act swiftly and delist the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK). Several senior former US Government officials also spoke at the […]

Iraq: UN stresses that exiled camp residents must not be deported

UN News Centre 29 August 2011 – The United Nations today stressed that residents of a camp in Iraq housing Iranian exiles must be protected from deportation or expulsion, and pledged to continue helping the country’s Government to find a peaceful solution that conforms with international law. Situated in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, […]

UNAMI calls on Government of Iraq to abide by international law in dealing with Ashraf Camp

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq  Baghdad, 29 August 2011: Over the past few years the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have been closely monitoring the situation in Camp Ashraf, exploring possible assistance in reaching a resolution that is consistent with Iraq’s sovereignty rights and international law. […]

UN envoy disputes Iraq’s PM on Iranian exiles

ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD (AP) — The departing head of the U.N. mission in Iraq on Monday bluntly disputed Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s account of their farewell meeting, saying he did not embrace the government’s efforts to deport a group of Iranian exiles by the end of the year. The public disavowal was rare for the […]

Iranian Dissidents Gather High-profile Support

THE WASHINGTON POST Politicians, former national security officials and thousands of others gathered outside the State Department on Friday to call for the removal of the Mujahedin-e Khalk, an Iranian opposition group, from the list of foreign terrorist organizations.   Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” blasted from large speakers and doves and clouds of confetti flew into […]

Protesters hope to end terrorist label for Iranian group

THE MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON — Thousands of supporters of Iran’s leading opposition group rallied outside the State Department on Friday, calling on the agency to take the group off its list of terrorist organizations.   Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and several other politicians addressed the mostly Iranian-American crowd, which gathered at midmorning in support […]

Thousands Demonstrate Outside the State Department, Calling For MEK Delisting

[oqeygallery id=1] WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — This morning, thousands of Iranians from 41 states across the U.S. staged a huge and colorful rally outside the State Department urging the immediate delisting of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), Iran’s main opposition movement. They also called for ensuring protection of MEK members in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, according […]

Iranians Rally in DC to Demand Delisting of MEK

WASHINGTON, DC – Thousands of Iranian-Americans from 41 states took part in a huge rally outside the State Department on August 26, 2011, urging Secretary Clinton to act swiftly and remove the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) from the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO).