February 25, 2018

Two Poets Sentenced to Flogging and Nine and Eleven Years in Prison

OCTOBER 14, 2015

Forced Confessions Used as Primary Evidence in Convictions
October 14, 2015—A Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced the poets Fatemeh Ekhtesari and Mehdi Moosavi to 9 years and 6 months and 99 lashes, and 11 years and 99 lashes, respectively, on charges of “insulting the sacred” for the social criticism expressed in their poetry.
The flogging […]

The report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran

The report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed. Submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 25/24  to the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council  in March 2015.
Click to Read entire Report (PDF): March 2015 report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights […]

UN: Freeze Funding of Iran Counter-Narcotics Efforts

Surge in Executions for Drug Trafficking

DECEMBER 17, 2014

(London) – The United Nations agency charged with combating illicit drug trafficking should withdraw its support for counter-narcotics police operations in Iranuntil the death penalty for drug offenses is abolished, six rights groups said in a letter published today. The groups made the plea after Iran’s judiciary hanged 18 alleged drug traffickers within 24 hours […]

It’s Howard Dean vs. Obama on Iran

It’s Howard Dean vs. Obama on IranThe Washington PostBY JENNIFER RUBIN, January 30, 2014

Former Vermont governor Howard Dean surprised and delighted critics of President Obama’s Iran policy with the most cogent and forceful criticism of the interim deal from any Democrat to date. Speaking before a controversial anti-mullah group, he bashed Obama’s entire approach:

Dean said the United […]

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI): A Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

August 1, 2012
Letter by Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about Camps Ashraf and Liberty

View letter at: http://iacsmichigan.org/ashraf.pdf

WSJ Op-Ed: Obama and the Eisenhower Standard

When crafting foreign policy, the late president didn’t ‘give a damn how the election goes.’
The Wall Street Journal
April 1, 2012
By FOUAD AJAMI
On Nov. 6, 1956, Election Day, to be precise, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent a brief message to British Prime Minister Anthony Eden: “We have given our whole thought to Hungary and the Middle […]

Side with Mullahs and Tyrants for Immunity in US Elections!

Apologies to US Supporters of MEK: Never Support Democracy and Freedom

Monday, 19 March 2012 07:57

Scoop Independent News – Steffen Hues 19 March 2012 What could be the reason for Nazi style defamation against certain line of US politicians who have spoken for basic American values: Democracy and Independence?
They are either driven by expedient actions guided primarily by […]

Camp New Iraq (formerly Camp Ashraf) residents and the determination of their refugee status claims – Update 2

Update No. 2
• On 17/18 February 2012, 397 residents were transferred peacefully by the Government of Iraq to Camp Hurriya (Liberty). Monitoring of the movement was carried out by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).
• On 19 February 2012, UNHCR commenced the adjudication process of the transferred residents. UNHCR has mobilized teams […]

United Nations Report on Syria

Published: February 23, 2012 by the New York Times
The 72-page report from the U.N. Human Rights Council about events in Syria.

Iran ups repression of dissent ahead of vote: Amnesty

February 28, 2012
“For Iranians facing this level of repression, it can be dispiriting that discussions about their country in diplomatic circles can seem to focus mainly on the nuclear programme at the expense of human rights” (Amnesty International)

NICOSIA (AFP) — Iran has escalated its crackdown on freedom of expression ahead of this week’s parliamentary election, […]