At 5:30 pm, Tehran time, the clerical regime jammed Simay-e Azadi broadcasts on Eutelsat-W3. On Wednesday, April 18, the same program, broadcast on PanAmsat-7, was jammed at 7:30 pm local time.
So far, the Iranian regime has jammed programs of Simay-e Moqavemat and Simay-e Azadi, broadcast on eight satellite channels, on 20 different occasions.
In another development, Simay-e Azadi began broadcasting on Hotbird-3 satellite channel. Broadcasts on Eutelsat-2F3 and Sirius 2 are continuing.
The expansion of mullahs' terrorism to satellite communications is the other side of the coin of criminal actions by this regime, such as public hangings, widespread arrests, torture, inhuman and cruel punishments and the firing of 66 Scud missiles at seven bases of the Iranian opposition on April 18 in Iraqi territory.
Silence and inaction by relevant international agencies, especially the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and Independent Television Commission (ITC), vis-ˆ-vis such outlaw actions have emboldened Iran's rulers to expand their terrorism to satellite communications and make a mockery of international laws.
The Iranian Resistance, therefore, again calls on the United Nations Security Secretary General and the Security Council as well as the ITU and the ITC to undertake an urgent and effective international action to prevent the jamming of satellite programs by the theocratic regime ruling Iran.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
April 19, 2001
Copies of this statement were forwarded to:
United Nations Secretary General
President of the UN Economic and Social Council
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
President of the UN Human Rights Commission
UN Human Rights Commission's Special Representative on Iran
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Independent Televisions Commission (ITC)
International organizations advocating freedom of speech