September 19, 2017

Changed Circumstances – (PMOI, 2001 to present)

At an Extraordinary Congress held in June 2001, the PMOI took the unilateral decision to end the organisation’s military activities inside Iran. The decision was ratified by two Ordinary Congresses in early September 2001 and 2003. Although all Congresses were minuted, only the minutes of the 2003 Congress survived.
The PMOI’s operational units in Iran were […]

Bipartisan Senate Coalition Urges President: Sanction Iran Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Evan Bayh (D-IN), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Robert Casey (D-PA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and David Vitter (R-LA) sent a letter to President Obama today, warning that his own year-end deadline for diplomacy with Iran has now expired, and that it […]

NCPDA Statement – July 25, 2009

NCPDA Statement
Contact: Nasser Rashidi
Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989
July 25, 2009
In Solidarity with Iran Uprising: Support U.N. Supervised Elections, Tougher Sanctions
The National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates joins Amnesty International, Iranian-Americans, NGO’s, and concerned citizens across the globe in observing the worldwide day of solidarity with the Iranian people (June 25, 2009).  We call for solidarity of republican forces […]

NCPDA Statement – July 21, 2009

NCPDA Statement
Contact: Nasser Rashidi
Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989
July 21, 2009
As Iran’s Tyrants Fall, We Must Support U.N. Supervised Elections, Tougher Sanctions
More than fifty years after the U.S. supported coup that toppled the elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh, the ongoing protests in Iran have again put America at a historic crossroads. This time, unlike in 1953, the United […]

Voice of America TV – Demonstration in Washington, DC and a conversation with Nasser Rashidi

Host:
Demonstration by National Coalition of Iranians and supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.  We will discuss the event with demonstration spokesman, Mr. Nasser Rashidi via telephone.
Mr. Nasser Rashidi:
The rally yesterday was a large demonstration which began at the U.S. Congress, through Pennsylvania Avenue, that ended at the White House.  Participants included representatives […]

NCPDA Statement – June 19, 2009

NCPDA Statement
Contact: Nasser Rashidi
Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989
June 19, 2009
In Solidarity with the Iranian People & their Rejection of the Clerical Regime
In solidarity with the Iranian people, the National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates (NCPDA) denounces the sham Iranian “presidential election” and regime’s violent response in its aftermath. The disturbing pictures of post June 12, 2009 election in […]

NCPDA Statement – March 17, 2004

NCPDA Statement
March 17, 2004
Human Rights Activists Sacrificed in Political Deals
While Iran under the religious dictatorship has one of the worst human rights records and is the leading sponsor and supporter of terrorism and fundamentalism, the fate of the political prisoners there are ignored during political deals.
On a daily basis, press reporters are jailed, Iranian youths […]

NCPDA Statement – March 9, 2004

NCPDA Statement
Contact: 202-487-6989
The National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates
March 9, 2004
Iran continues to be the largest prison for the media reporters.
Reports of arrest and harassment of the press reporters and writers have become a common news in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
ISNA news: Circuit court 26 has sentences Mr. Saeed Madani, a writer for Iran Farda, […]

NCPDA Press Release – March 7, 2004

NCPDA Press Release
Contact: 202-487-6989
National Coalition of Pro-democracy Advocates
March 7, 2004
NCPDA calls teachers’ societies, unions and NGOs in different countries to support Iranian teachers’ strike
On Saturday March 6, 2004 large groups of teachers across the country will stage a strike and not teach classes. The National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates hails Iranian teachers across the country […]

The Prospects for Human Rights in Post-Election Iran

Remarks at NCPDA Panel Discussion
Dr. Akbari, Mr. Rashidi, members of the press, and friends:
Salaam wa ’Khoshamadid!
Iran today is a country living a nightmare. Instead of moving forward into the light and extending the goodness and justice to its citizens that they deserve, the theocratic regime of Supreme Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khameni has retreated into darkness, […]