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 Arash Sadeghi, political prisoner incarcerated in Ward 8 of the Evin Prison, is in the 70th day of his hunger strike. His health is badly deteriorating and he is in critical conditions.

In the morning of Sunday, January 1, 2017, he went unconscious due to vomiting of large amount of blood and kept having frequent seizures. His body is dehydrated. His kidneys have suffered serious damage and he is jeopardized by adhesion and hemorrhage of the stomach.

The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi said, "It is a national catastrophe with rare precedent in Iran's history, when the poor and drug addicts take shelter in cemeteries around the capital."

She blamed the ruling clerical regime and the criminal, unscrupulous mullahs for this tragedy and added, "This news provoked vast social outrage, indicating the Iranian people's hatred of a regime that every hour of its rule is tantamount to the devastation of numerous people and to further destruction and dissipation of the country."

 Individuals from Aleppo, Syria, held an online Q&A using social media to highlight the situation in Aleppo. The sponsor for this event was iranfreedom.org. The panelists included Dr. Zaher Sahoul, a Syrian American physician, past president of SAMS and founder of American Relief Coalition for Syria; Abdulkari Alhamdo, an English teacher and activist; and Bana Alabed and Fatemah, a 7-year-old girl who tweeted about the harrowing situation in Aleppo and her mother.

Christmas is the day when the world was blessed to see the birth of God's great prophet. Merry Christmas to all Christians in Iran and around the world. Christmas is the day of joy, hope and salvation of mankind.
We also admire the Virgin Mary on this day, who inspires all women, particularly the oppressed women of the world.

Washington, D.C. - In a briefing held at the Senate Kennedy Caucus Room, senior senators and former national security officials condemned the flagrant violations of human rights in Iran and the clerical regime's meddling in the region.

They stressed on the need to adopt a firm policy on the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.

WASHINGTON--The bi-partisan support is growing for a House resolution introduced by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the Homeland Security Committee Chair, Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) ranking member and Ed Royce (R-CA), the HFAC chairman.

A meeting of senior law-makers from both Republican and Democratic parties met at the Senate on Thursday to discuss the prospects for change in Iran. The Washington Times reported that the event “marked another step in the remarkable evolution of its organizer, the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran and the NCRI’s largest component, the Mujahedeen-e Khalq (People’s Mujahedeen of Iran), or MEK.”

By Patrick Goodenough
Former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman may have supported Hillary Clinton for president, but he told an Iranian-American audience Thursday that he viewed the shift from the Obama to Trump administrations as “hopeful” with regard to U.S. policy on Iran.

By Heshmat Alavi  -  The West, specifically the United States, must close the book on over three decades of appeasement with Iran, said Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi at a conference in Paris on Saturday, November 26.  If the international community is serious about bringing an end to Daesh (ISIS/ISIL), it must first end Iran’s role in Syria.  The nations of Iran and Syria are brothers, standing shoulder to shoulder, deploring the devastating war raging for nearly six years now in the Levant.

Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity in Iran and Syria

by Craig Davison - The Committee in Defense of Human Rights in Iran and the Committee for a Democratic Iran held an event in Paris on Saturday, November 26 to discuss the situation of human rights in Iran.

The event, called “Call for Justice: Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity in Iran and Syria”, featured speeches and discussions from about the future of Iran, the Syrian conflict and the recent wave of executions in Iran.