This must be that “reform” we’ve heard so much about from Tehran’s “moderate” regime – right Obama… ?
‘Iran’s intelligence agents pressuring female Kurdish political prisoner to extract TV confession’
#Iran, 03-03-2016: ‘The criminal prosecutor of city of Khoy obstructed medical furlough for Kurdish political prisoner Ms. Zeinab Jalalian.
In recent weeks, a team from the intelligence ministry (MOIS) has referred to Ms. Zeinab several times in Khoy prison to force her into making TV confession as a precondition for her medical aid and dispatching her to the hospital outside prison. However, Ms. Jalanian has refused and has declared that she is not ready to give forced confession.
Ms. Jalalian suffers from pterygium and intestinal disease and may completely lose her eye sight, but prison guards have numerously prevented her dispatch to the hospital.
In March 2008, she was arrested by the MOIS in Kermanshah and underwent interrogation and torture. She was condemned to death by the court, but her sentence was later commuted to life in prison.
This political prisoner, who has spent the past eight years in prison, has time and again staged hunger strikes because of the pressures imposed on her and over being barred from medical care.’
03-03-2016: ‘…Iran was on Iraq like…See More
“Al Qaeda in Iraq” was what Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (founded in 1999) became when he pledged allegiance to al Qaeda in 2004. Al Qaeda and al Qaeda in Iraq had a very uneasy relationship as al Qaeda “central” (Bin Laden and Zawahiri) opposed the brutal attacks on so many fellow Muslims that Zarqawi saw fit to kill for supporting the new Iraqi democracy or “the US occupation” or for being Shia rather than Sunni.
In January 2006 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (“al Qaeda in Iraq”) joined with other Sunni militant groups to form the Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC). In June 2006 Zarqawi was killed by US bombs in a targeted assassination.
In October 2006 the group declared themselves to be the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and the leadership was taken up by an Islamic scholar with both a Masters and PhD in Islamic studies whose birth name was Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri but who went by many aliases as a jihadist leader, most well known in the international press as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
in 2011 al-Nusra Front (the al Qaeda branch in Syria) was led by al-Baghdadi and he sought to merge it with his Islamic State in Iraq (ISI)/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/ISIS) group which al Qaeda opposed. This led to the split of the two groups and since that time al Nusra and ISIS have been not only at war with the Syrian government and anti-government Syrian rebels but with each other as well.
Finally in 2014 ISIS/ISIL/EIIL declared themselves to not only be advocates for a new global Caliphate but to be that Caliphate and declared Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to be the Caliph. This means they see themselves as the ONLY legitimate rulers of the entirety of the Islamic world.