30 دی آزادی براد رمجاهد مسعود رجوی مبارک باد

30 دی آزادی براد رمجاهد مسعود رجوی مبارک باد

ه‍.ش. ۱۳۹۵ بهمن ۱, جمعه

پیام تسلیت مریم رجوی به‌‌خانواده‌های قربانیان آتش‌سوزی ساختمان پلاسکوی تهران





پیام تسلیت مریم رجوی به‌‌خانواده‌های قربانیان آتش‌سوزی ساختمان پلاسکوی تهران
مریم رجوی از فاجعه جان باختن گروه زیادی از هموطنان و مأموران آتش‌نشانی در حادثه آتش‌سوزی ساختمان پلاسكو تهران اظهار تأسف كرد و این ضایعه دردناك را به مردم تهران به‌ویژه خانواده‌های قربانیان تسلیت گفت و از مردم تهران خواست به یاری آسیب دیدگان بشتابند. وی خاطرنشان كرد كه رژیم حاکم و مشخصاً خامنه‌ای ولی فقیه آن مقصر مرگ دلخراش همه مردمی است که امروز در زیر آوار ماندند. او و رژیم‌ تبهکارش به‌خاطر اولویت د‌ادن تام و تمام به ماشین سركوب و اختصاص هزینه‌های عظیم به صدور جنگ و ترور به خاورمیانه به‌ویژه سوریه، شهرهای ایران را در برابر چنین حوادثی بی‌دفاع کرده و نهادهای امداد رسانی را ناتوان و مبتدی نگه‌داشته است.
از حادثه تصادف و آتش‌سوزی مرگبار دو قطار مسافربری در سمنان در آذرماه گذشته تا ویرانی ساختمان پلاسکو و سایر حوادث قابل پیشگیری، همه عقب‌ماندگی و نابسامانی مفرطی را نمایان می‌کند که رژیم ولایت فقیه به‌ایران و تمام نهادها و زیربناهای خدماتی و فنی آن تحمیل کرده است. باشد با فروریختن اساس این نظام فاسد و تبهکار،ایران، این زیباترین وطن، روی آزادی و آبادی را ببیند.


Twenty First Fundraising Campaign of Simay-E-Azadi



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.
In this program that continued for 40 hours from January 13 to 15, thousands of Iranians from various backgrounds from Iran and across the world declared their support for this TV network. In this program, along with direct connection via 84 telephone lines, continuous flow of communications and outreach from Iran on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and telegrams, on several hashtags such as "Free Iran", "Telethon", "Hamyari" and "SimayAadi" was established. In this fundraising, total commitment and contributions amounted to 22,367,869,099 tomans, equivalent to $5,650,207.
Contributors in this fundraising praised Simay-e-Azadi for being "the voice of the voiceless" and its irreplaceable role in delivering news of protest and resistance within the country and breaking the wall of repression, exposing the catastrophic situation of human rights in Iran, expressing pains and problems of deprived classes and unbearable lives of grave sleepers and street kids, spread of social anomalies including addiction, prostitution, trafficking of Iranian women and children, institutionalized repression and discrimination against women and widespread suppression of students and youths who are the nightmare for this inhumane and anti-Iranian regime, suppression of ethnic and religious minorities as well as unique programs in exposing the clerical regime’s efforts in spread of missile programs and its devastating meddling and export of terrorism around the world and specifically in the Middle East.

Some Iranians inside the country delivered their contributions to Simay-e-Azadi through their relatives and friends abroad. Passionate calls of the Iranian youth and their contributions despite their financial limitation, and calls of the families of martyrs of the resistance and survivors of the massacre of 88 and their support for justice movement for this massacre, financial support of a number of political prisoners who offered their support and contributions to Simay-e-Azadi despite all the pressures and torture and deprivation from the most basic human rights, as well as support for hunger striking political prisoners and praising the resistance of prisoners, were among the interesting parts of the twenty-first fundraising for Simay-e-Azadi.
In many calls, contributors to Simay-e-Azadi reminded the crises of the final stage of the clerical regime, lethal effects of nuclear “chalice of poison” and failure of JCPOA, consequences of Rafsanjani’s death and losing the internal balance of the clerical regime, and stressed on the sensitivity of the situation and heavy responsibilities and duties of all forces and supporters of the Resistance and those yearning for Iran freedom.
This program was supported by many European MPs and representatives and the Arab world personalities, and many Syrian fighters, despite their own pains and difficulties, supported fundraising efforts of Simay-e-Azadi and continuation of its programs.
Fearful of the enlightening role of Simay-e-Azadi, the clerical regime uses all its efforts to disrupt Simay-e-Azadi and seeks to turn it off by arrest, imprisonment and execution of contributors as well as nonstop noise diffusion and removing satellite receivers. However, Iranians inside and outside Iran, countering the clerical regime and in order to foil its suppressive measures on the one hand and trying to promote and expand this TV program on the other, have turned the support for this media to a symbol of solidarity, and with their active participation help this TV to continue its broadcasts and to expand and promote its programs.

Le Monde: International Banks More Cautious Over Violation of Iranian Regime's Sanctions






NCRI - According to the French Le Monde newspaper, big international banks are still reluctant to fund commercial and industrial contracts with the Iranian regime, worrying about US-raised legal and judicial risks associated with negotiating and trading with the Iranian regime.
“Big international banks have grown more cautious following the heavy fines imposed in 2014 by Washington on the French BNP Paribas as well as the Deutsche Bank for their violation of sanctions.”, adds the newspaper.
Le Monde maintained that “banks’ reluctance and awareness have intensified due to the distrust caused by Trump’s rise to power, as he has threatened to tear up Iran’s nuclear deal during his election campaign.”
“Structural problems are hindering Iran’s economy from growing”, adds the newspaper, “Manufacturing companies are in turmoil and production has reached rock bottom. A large part of the population have become poorer while unemployment rate is rising.”
Also the French Liberation newspaper has reported that “following the nuclear deal, the deterioration of human rights in Iran has not changed a bit, with an increasing number of executions and women’s rights trampled.”
“969 prisoners were executed in 2015 which shows a 29 percent increase compared to 2014”, adds the newspaper, “ The situation has even deteriorated in 2016, with more than 650 Iranians executed in the first six months alone. The United Nations has expressed concerns over the situation, calling for an end to (Iranian regime’s) political executions by passing a resolution”

Highlighting Political Prisoner's Hunger Strike Considered a Crime, Says Iranian Regime's Head of Judiciary



NCRI - Pointing to the political prisoners’ hunger strike, Iranian regime’s head of judiciary described reporting and highlighting such issues as a ‘criminal act’ and called on regime’s judicial authorities not be influenced by what he called ‘the media created climate’.
The state-run Mizan news agency, linked to regime’s judiciary, reported on January 17 that Mohammad-Javad Amoli Larijani, head of regime’s judiciary, has told in a meeting with supreme judicial authorities that “we should not give any chances to those who think they can enact their intentions by applying media pressure. Sometimes they assume that by creating an extensive media coverage regarding a prisoner’s hunger strike or similar issues, they can affect the judicial process or enforcement of judicial decisions, whereas such moves have no legal status and will not affect the judicial process, either.”
Regime’s head of judiciary claimed that “the holders of power and foreign countries are seeking to obstruct the judicial process and enforcement of judicial decisions by taking advantage of media, organizations and institutions.”
Regardless of regime’s terrible human rights record on the world stage, Larijani added that “I’m addressing all respected judicial authorities that if following such pressures you take the smallest step backward, they will conclude that they can force the judiciary to retreat by such media pressures, which will definitely encourage them to carry out more attacks.”
It should be pointed out that the hunger strike by a lot of political prisoners has come to public attention both inside and outside Iran.
Institutions such as Amnesty International as well as UN Human Rights Council have issued statements demanding an investigation into the situation of prisoners on hunger strike in Iran.

Sir David Amess MP: To Save Lives in Syria, Curb Iranian Regime's Influence




The Iranian regime wants to prolong the Syrian conflict and to encourage the partition of Syria along sectarian lines, argues Sir David Amess MP.
Mr. Amess, a Conservative MP in the UK House of Commons and co-chair of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, made the argument in an op-ed for Forbes on Thursday.
As the siege of Aleppo was in full swing, the mother and daughter behind a popular Twitter account went silent on social media. Before the account went dark, its last posts highlighted the imminent danger that 7-year-old Bana al-Abed and her mother Fatemeh were facing. The tone of some of those messages seemed resigned to death. The same can be said of many other social media users in Aleppo, some of whose accounts remained active after the Abed family went off the grid. (Bana and her mother were transferred out of Aleppo last month).
The persistent social media presence helped to expose many of the crimes being perpetrated by pro-government forces as they were virtually overrunning the entirety of the ancient city of Aleppo. Chilling accounts about civilians, including women and children being killed in the streets, often while trying to flee from the city as it crumbled amidst the fighting reached a global audience. The United Nations confirmed in mid-December that at least 82 people had been captured and murdered by the Assad government’s militant supporters, most of whom are backed by Iran.
Many less-prominent Syrian civilians have not made it this far. And many of those who had the ear of the international community have failed to resurface after telling stories of seeing friends, family members and aid workers murdered in front of them.
People like Bana and Fatemeh serve an important role in putting a human face on this conflict. They provide Western policy makers and their constituents with a sense of personal connection that they might never experience while the war remains so far from their shores. Of course, for the Syrian people, humanitarian groups and anyone involved with the country’s welfare, the hope is that this sense of personal connection will ultimately lead to action. Hopefully, the world will truly hear the appeal that this mother and daughter made to the West.
There is much to be done in the weeks and months ahead, if world powers are prepared to take action. The United Nations, the U.S. and its allies will have to resolutely enforce any large-scale ceasefire that emerge in the days ahead. And while it remains in effect, they will have to take a highly assertive approach to negotiating a political solution, in defiance of the failures of negotiation that had been seen earlier in the conflict.
The siege of Aleppo should prove to the international community how destructive the role of Assad’s Tehran backers are. For all the crimes of the Syrian army, it seemed poised to let rebels and civilians evacuate the city in the immediate aftermath of the conquest. The Russian defense ministry offered guarantees that a humanitarian pathway would remain open, and hundreds of evacuees went on to pass through a Russian checkpoint on their way out.
However on a Wednesday in mid-December, at least 1,000 of those same people were stopped along the evacuation route, at a checkpoint controlled by Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and their militant proxies. This move came after the Iranians single-handedly altered the ceasefire that had been agreed upon the day before. Within a day of that move, the ceasefire appeared to have been violated, with ambulance drivers and rescue workers coming under sniper fire. The Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) even identified the command base of the IRGC for Aleppo operations.
Tehran’s behavior now and throughout the Syrian Civil War and indeed throughout the 37-year history of the Islamic Republic of Iran is not surprising. Since the seizure of the U.S. embassy in the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the regime has always used hostage-taking as a means of achieving its geopolitical ends. Now, it is applying that tactic to the civilians of Aleppo and not just to merely release people from rebel territory. On a deeper level, the Tehran regime wants to prolong the conflict and to encourage the partition of Syria along sectarian lines.
Iraq only serves to highlight Tehran’s sphere of influence, and the international community should not be blind to the threat of Iranian hegemony and the need to contain the regime to secure peace and stability in the region.
Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Iranian coalition of democratic opposition groups, the National Council of Resistance of Iran very much encapsulates the devious intent of the regime in Tehran being “the source of crisis in the region and killings in Syria; it has played the greatest role in the expansion and continuation of ISIS. Peace and tranquility in [the Middle East] can only be achieved by evicting this regime from the region.” Admittedly, peace and tranquility are complex goals and ones that are difficult to define. Yet the goal of saving the lives of people stranded in Aleppo and elsewhere—people like Bana and Fatemeh al-Abed.
The international community must compel Iran through political and financial pressure to step away from the conflict in order to negotiate a lasting ceasefire agreement. This is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity for defenseless people like Bana.

The Message of a Prominent Political Prisoner in Iran






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:
Dear Compatriot,
This week reminds me of three events in the history of our country:
First, the Persian date 26th of Dey 1357 (16 January 1979) is reminder of the day when after the uprising of revolutionary people of Iran, the tyrant Mohammad Reza Shah fled the country with tears in his eyes.
Second, this year 26th of Dey is also the day when accursed Rafsanjani who was known as the typhus of the 1979 revolution died. The treacherous behavior of this criminal was effective more than anyone else in the corrupt regime of the supreme leader in leading astray the revolution and failure of its noble aspiration.
The Third event, however, is connected to a brave man who stood up to death against the oppression of the Shah (monarchial regime) and when as the result of the flood of masses roaring against the regime, the Shah was forced to, in an unwanted retreat, release political prisoners, and despite the pressure and begging by the Shah’s intelligence service, SAVAK, and prison officials, that brave man did not accept to leave the prison and with a memorable strength and solidity said he will not leave the prison as long as even one political prisoner remain in the prisons across the country.

And that is how this man, Massoud Rajavi or as the Mojahedin-e Khalq (PMOI / MEK) sincerely and heartfelt call him Brother Massoud, left the prison on the 30 Dey 1357 (20 January 1979) along with the last group of political prisoners and activists and was warmly welcomed by the risen people.
Compatriots,
Escape of the cruel Shah and death of the wicked and oppressive Rafsanjani is painful for me here because each one of them were able to somehow escape public trial and clear disgrace in public opinion, and as the result, more ambiguity remains in the history of political struggle and counter-campaigns in Iran.
However, each time when I remember the “Third event,” the pride in my struggle becomes more prosperous. And even now that I am in Zabol prison in exile, I am proud of Massoud and all others who love freedom for Iran and Iranians, and as always, their memory and path makes my determination to fight the oppression by Khamenei’s bandit and Co. even greater.

| Iran: Four Patients Die in Hospital Due to Contaminated Drinking Water



NCRI - A health official of Khuzestan Province (southwest Iran) announced that contaminated drinking water caused several patients die in Sina Hospital in Ahwaz this summer.
According to the state-run IRNA news agency, Shokrollah Salman Zadeh, health deputy of Ahwaz university medical sciences, on Tuesday, January 17, said according to expert studies, the reason for the death of Dialysis patients in Sina hospital in Karoun County, a suburb of Ahwaz, is contaminated drinking water.
“A main recent challenge in a hospital in Khuzestan Province (Sina Hospital) is the death of several dialysis patients where after investigation it was found that the reason was dysentery caused by E. Coli 957 bacteria transmitted to these patients through (contaminated) drinking water,” he said.
He was pointing out the death of four Dialysis patients in Karoun County earlier in August this year following fever, diarrhea and vomiting.
The hospital, which is nearly 50 years old, is located at the entrance of Ahwaz-Abadan road in Kout Abdollah area.
Contamination of drinking water is one of the main health problems in Ahwaz and some other cities in Khuzestan and has a history of several years. While the drinking water in the citiesis supplied from Karoun and some other rivers in Kuzestan, agricultural, industrial and domestic sewage sometimes find way in some parts of the river.