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Mustafa Hejri with KDPI forces

It was reported yesterday that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attacked the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) Peshmerga on the border between Iraqi and Iranian Kurdistan, killing one PDKI Peshmerga member.   In an exclusive interview with Rachel Avraham of the Jerusalem OnlineSharif Behruz, the former US Representative of the PDKI and the...Read more

Iran Betting on Time

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this regime cannot be at peace with the outside and at war with its own people.  We are rightly concerned that for as long as this regime is in power, the people of Iran will not attain their rightful place in the...Read more

calling "... on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay, to initiate an independent and impartial investigation into the deteriorating situation of prisoners of conscience in Iran, and the April 17th raid at Evin prison.  Once more, we call on the government of Iran to co-operate with the UN Special Raportuer, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, and to permit his entry into Iran in order to carry out his mandate”.   
Behruz of Iran Roundtable further urged the international community, in particular the United States to condemn “this barbaric act” against political prisoners in Iran,...Read more

1-    As is the legitimate demand of the Iranian people, we respectfully request that the US State Department expressly condemn the recent wave of executions of Baluch, Kurdish, and Arab political prisoners and seek an urgent halt to such illegal and unjust practices in Iran.
2-    We ask the US Government to take the initiative in urging the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council to send a fact finding mission to investigate the recent wave of executions in Iran and to report its findings to the UN Security Council for further action.
3-    To put maximum pressure...Read more

آیا رژیم جمهوری اسلامی در مسیر تغیر گام بر میدارد؟

سەر دانەواندنی رێژیمی کۆماری ئیسلامی لە بەرامبەر داخوازییەکانی رۆژئاوا لە رووی لاوازی و ناچارییەوە لەم قۆناغەدا کە ئەگەری رووخانی رێژیم لە بەرامبەر توندتربوونەوەی گەمارۆ ئابوورییەکان بە خاڵێکی هەستیار گەیشتووە، شتێک نییە کە دوور لە چاوەڕوانی بێت. بەڵام بەو هۆکارانەی کە دەستنیشان کران، نابێ چاوەڕوان بین کە رێژیم لە بەرامبەر ویست و داخوازی خەڵکی ئێراندا کە گەیشتن بە ئازادییە ملکەچ بکات، بەڵکوو هیچ دوور نییە بە دانی بۆڵ و پووان بە رۆژئاوا، سەرکوتەکان لە نێوخۆدا توندتر و کەشی کۆمەڵگا داخراوتر بکا، لەم حاڵەتە دایە کە خەڵک بۆ دەربازبوون لە چنگاڵی سەرەڕۆیی رێگەیەک جگە لە یەکیەتی و بەرەنگارییان لە...Read more

آیا رژیم جمهوری اسلامی در مسیر تغیر گام بر میدارد؟

سر فرود آوردن رژیم جمهوری اسلامی در برابر خواست‌های غرب از روی ضعف و ناچاری در این مرحله که احتمال فروپاشی رژیم برابر تشدید محاصره اقتصادی به نقطه حساسی رسیده است، چیزی نیست که دور از انتظار باشد، ولی به دلایلی که ذکر آن رفت نباید انتظار داشت که رژیم در برابر خواست مردم ایران نیز که رسیدن به آزادی است سرفرود آورد، بلکه چه بسا با دادن امتیاز به غرب بر شدت سرکوب و خفقان در داخل بیافزاید و در این حالت است مردم برای رهایی خود از چنگال استبداد راهی جز اتحاد و مقاومت در برابر رژیم نخواهند یافت.

در این مرحله هرگونه توهم پراکنی در رابطه با اصلاح‌پذیری رژیم، دلخوش کردن به لبخندها و وعده‌های...Read more

آیا رژیم جمهوری اسلامی در مسیر تغیر گام بر میدارد؟

The regime is not amenable to change because of its ideology and structure of power. The regime’s ideology is, in spite of the sham elections it organizes to manipulate domestic and international opinion, antithetical to human rights and democracy. Although there are various factions competing for power, real power lies in the hands of the “supreme leader” Ayatollah Khamenei. Equally important to consider is the fact that all these factions, irrespective of their differences, agree on preserving the Islamic Republic. They might disagree on how best to achieve this.

Real change in...Read more

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