Stop Fundamentalism - Satellite Images of the Iranian disputed nuclear site, Parchin, are the cause concern among nuclear experts and diplomats accredited by the UN nuclear agency, IAEA, said Associated Press on Friday. Pictures show trucks and heavy machinery removing earth at the Parchin military site. The activities are a sign that Iran is planning a cover-up of its nuclear tests at this location.
Stop Fundamentalism - Ahmad Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, released a new report on March 6 about the country’s deteriorating human rights situation.
Mr. Shaheed regretted that the government of Iran did not allow him to visit the country on 19 September.
In his report, Shaheed urged the Iranian authorities to give “positive consideration to his request” for a visit to allow his “unfettered access to the country to carry out his mandate.”
Stop Fundamentalism – Transparency International Organization (Transparency.org) has ranked Iran to be among one of the “most corrupt” governments in 2011. Iran has been rated to be at rank120 among 183 countries.
Stop Fundamentalism – Deputy of the Iranian Human Rights Defenders, Narges Mohammadi, received six years of prison at an Iranian appeals court, reported the website of Human Rights Defenders which is comprised of Iranian lawyer defending human rights in Iran.
Stop Fundamentalism – The U.S. treasury says it has sanctioned IRGC Commander, the Iranian Brigadier General Gholamreza Baghbani, as a designated narcotics trafficker.
Stop Fundamentalism – Reporters Without Borders slammed Iran for what it called the “Islamic Republic’s continuing serious violations of rights of journalists and those who defend freedom of information.”