Amir Basiri, an Iranian human rights activist, wrote in the Washington Examiner about the Iran appeasement policy. He believes that as Obama’s administration nears the end a “widespread propaganda campaign” is being started by the Iranian regime, its lobbies in the United States and Iran apologists. Basically anyone with a “vested interest in the continuation of rapprochement with Tehran”.
The Guardian has reported that Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian who is serving three years in prison is being treated in hospital for internal bleeding. He was imprisoned (with his brother) for distributing underground music.
This news comes one month after he started a hunger strike.
On November 30, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) published a report about the loss of Revolutionary Guards forces (IRGC) in the Syrian War.
According to Tasnim News, November 22, Khamenei’s representative in ‘Martyrs and Veterans Affairs Foundation’, who is also Rouhani’s deputy, Seyyed Mohammad Ali Shahidi Mahallati, said that the number of IRGC forces killed in the Syria war is more than one thousand. In a seminar on the occasion of “Bassij Week” he stressed: “Number of our country’s martyrs defending the holy shrine has exceeded one thousand and we owe all of them.”
For the English version of Al Arabiya, Tony Duheaume wrote an article about the Basij Mostazafan – the “mobilisation of the oppressed”. He explained that it is an Iranian militia group that is highly loyal to the Iranian regime.
Basij forces are often seen on the streets of cities in Iran carrying out attacks with clubs and staves on innocent protesters. It also has snipers that will kill organisers of demonstrations.
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