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.

Delisting Iranian Opposition MEK, Measuring Change in US Policy on Iran

27 March 2011

Nima Sharif
A transatlantic rift in policy towards Iran seems to be closing rapidly as a momentum materializes in different policy making circles in Washington to close the gap due to recent developments in North Africa and Middle East.  The momentum emanates from a call to reposition the West in support of newly forming democracies across the region, rather than the old approach of engaging tyrants for economic reasons and turning a blind eye on actions of governments towards their own people. Simply, the West wants to be on the right side of history as developments continue.

A major shift, pivotal in realizing this policy change is considered to be the approach towards a leading resistance movement from Iran, the National Council of Resistance of Iran and the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq organization or MEK. 

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."

Support Democracy in Middle East and North Africa; Stand by the People

Nima Sharif 16 March 2011

Nima Sharif
While, the Iranian post-election unrest back in 2009 did not come to a favourable conclusion, it had a considerable influence on people in North Africa and Middle East encouraging them to stand up for their desires of freedom.

Angered by self emulation of an impoverished man, protesting his own harassment by government authorities, Tunisians flared up a regional wave of revolutions in North Africa immediately reaching Egypt.  In a short period of time, two previously considered untouchable and totally stable governments of Tunis and Egypt, toppled. 

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