A publication called Kar [IRN29182.E]

According to a 27 November 1986 broadcast on "Radio Iran Toilers" from "the Central Branch of the apparatus of the Fada'iyan-e Khalq of Iran Organization (Majority Wing)," the organ Kar "is the main channel of communication of the organisation's leadership with any unit for the guidance of political, mass and publicity activities."

On 21 August 1979 the Xinhua news agency published a dispatch according to which the revolutionary prosecutor in Tehran, Ayatollah Azari Qomi, had issued an order banning 26 publications, including Kar, described in the dispatch as the "People's Fedayeen paper." Xinhua's source was the Iranian newspaper Bamdad.

An Internet publication called "News and Views," posted on the Internet in 1996 by the Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian (Majority), contains a reference to "KAR" as a source for a news item, as well as the following "new e-mail address for 'News and Views' and KAR": fadai.aksariyat@magnet.at and the following Internet address: . The Research Directorate has not been able to access that Internet address.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian (Majority). July 1996. "News and Views." [Internet] http://www.geocities.com/ [Accessed on 2 Apr. 1998]

Radio Iran Toilers. 27 November 1986. "Fada'iyan-e Khalq (Majority) Guidelines on Contact with Units." (BBC Summary 3 Dec. 1986/NEXIS)

Xinhua. 21 August 1979. "26 Tehran Newspapers, Periodicals Banned." (NEXIS)