Iran’s Human Rights Abuse Calls for Strong Action

Nima Sharif 11 May 2011

Nima Sharif
The United States should pressure Iran to respect freedom of its citizens and stop its severe acts of human rights abuse.  A firm stance by president Obama and his administration along with the US Congress will bring renewed courage to the Iranian street demonstrators further weakening the theocratic rule and prevent spread of fundamentalism as the Arab Spring thrusts forward.

Iranian regime steps up arrests and Executions

Nima 06 May 2011

Stop Fundamentalism, 6 April, 2011 - Amid faceoff between Ali Khamanei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian government steps up public executions and political arrests.

In recent days, 8 people have been executed in various cities in Iran, 2 of them said to be juvenile offenders.

AI – Three killed in Iran Protesters Clash With Police

20 April 2011

Stop Fundamentalism, 19 April, 2011 – Amnesty International called on the Iranian authorities to investigate clashes between security forces and protesters from the Ahwazi Arab region which has left three people dead according to AI.

Iraqi MP: MEK in Iraq Are Refugees, Protected Under Geneva Conventions

Nima Sharif 17 March 2011

Stop Fundamentalism, 17 March, 2011 - A member of Iraqi Parliament, Neda al-Jabouri told the Iraqi media that the Iranian regime continues to pressure the Iraqi government to violate the human rights of the residents in Camp Ashraf.

Residents of Camp Ashraf are mainly members of the Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq organization (MEK).

"While the residents must be protected against abuses, many of the patients at the camp are being deprived of medicine and medical treatment due to the unjust siege laid on them by Baghdad," Said al-Jabouri to Baghdad Daily.   She described the installation of 210 loudspeakers around the camp's premises and other violation committed against the residents as "shameful action by Iraqi government  meant to subject the residents to pressure and torture."

Iran Defends Human Rights in France

20 October 2010

Stop Fundamentalism - Guess who is most concerned about the rights of protesters in the ongoing anti-retirement-age-reform strikes in France?  Surprisingly, it is the Iranian Parliament.

Tabnak, an Iranian state-run daily, reported that the head of Iranian Parliamentary Committee for Defending Human Rights has submitted a letter to General Secretary of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, complaining about violation of human rights of protesters in France.

Iranian Prisoner to End Hunger Strike or Face Execution

03 June 2010

A political prisoner currently on death row has been on a hunger strike since May 12 and is determined to continue.

A judge threatened Habibollah Golparipour, the striking prisoner that his execution will be carried out immediately if he does not end his hunger strike.

“I know I will be hanged soon.” said Golparipour in response to the judge, continuing that, “I would rather die my own way and will do it in way that would bring shame to you.”

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