Monday June 26, 2017

USCCAR Deplores Reckless Decisions by UNAMI's Chief on Camp Ashraf

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents (USCCAR), representing thousands of Iran-Americans whose loved-ones reside in Camp Ashraf, Iraq, condemns the reckless and potentially harmful assertions made in the January 31 statement issued by Ambassador Martin Kobler, head of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Iraq.

Iranian Student, Gelareh Bagherzadeh, Shot to Death in Texas

Stop Fundamentalism – Gelareh Bagherzadeh, 30, an Iranian born medical student in Texas and a student activist, was shot to death in her car on the way home.  She was shot dead through her car window around Midnight Monday, reported ABC News.

Huston police told reporters that when the police arrived at the scene her car was still running.

Iran Wants to Make a Documentary Movie about Wall Street Protests

Stop Fundamentalism – Following the success of an Iranian movie, A Separation, winning the Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Language Movie, now Iranian producers want a bigger chunk of not just Hollywood but the Wall Street as well.

An Iranian film producer has announced plans to create a documentary movie about Wall Street protests.

“My aim is to shed light on the movement,” said Iranian producer Ali Farsi. “Three different movies will be produces, one by an American film maker and the other two by two Iranians documentary film makers.”

Alan Dershowitz: Solution to Ashraf crisis is in the hands of US President

Stop Fundamentalism - In a conference held in Paris on Camp Ashraf December 10, Alan Dershowitz, renowned civil liberties lawyer and a distinguished defender of individual rights, warned President Obama about the consequences of inaction and silence against the looming humanitarian tragedy in Ashraf before meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

“What the United States can do is so simple and so obvious.  We have the power to prevent this from happening.  We have the power to prevent the camp from closing.  We have the power to make the Iraqi government act responsibly,” said Dershowitz.

House Committee Approves Amendment to Protect Camp Ashraf

Stop Fundamentalism – Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on both sides of the isle unanimously approved an amendment to a bill that called to protect the 3400 residents of the Iranian dissident Camp Ashraf which is located northeast of Baghdad today, reported AP. The Bill is designed to impose yet harder sanctions on Iran.

"If history is any guide, it will see another massacre," said Judge Ted Poe, R-Texas, refereeing to two tragic previous incidents at the camp in which almost 50 residents died when Iraqi military units opened fire on the unarmed population of the camp.

Baghdad says it intends to close the camp by the end of 2011 despite international calls that the date is not realistic as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees is trying to process individual applications of the camp residents to be able to resettle them in third countries.

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