September 24, 2017

Recent suicides highlight ongoing Iranian human rights abuses

In January, a young woman in Iran committed suicide. Now, sadly, suicides have become increasingly common among Iranian women due to a variety of social ills, including state-mandated misogyny. But, in Mahdis’s case, it happened one day after she was released from prison. She was sexually abused by Iranian suppressive forces.
At only 26, the aspiring […]

Sanctions Targeting Iranian Human Rights Abusers are Right, Not Radical

Sheryl Saperia
14th October 2015 – The Canadian Jewish News

On September 23rd, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson announced that the Conservatives, if re-elected, would amend the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) to include gross human rights abuses as new grounds for Canadian sanctions against foreign states, entities and individuals. Whoever forms the next federal government should […]

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, […]

Mujahedin-e-Khalgh: The Search for Ground Truth about its Activities and Nature

An Independent Assessment
by Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Jr.
August 16, 2011

Iraqi Security Forces Attack Camp Ashraf, April 08, 2011

Iranian Dissidents Attacked in Iraq, 35 Killed, Hundreds Wounded – Watch Video

Maliki Forces Attack and Kill Residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq – April 8, 2011

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Marzieh, Iranian Singer and Voice of Dissent, Dies at 86

By MARGALIT FOX
Published: October 16, 2010
Marzieh, the great diva of Persian traditional song, who was silenced after the Islamic Revolution in 1979 but who re-emerged years later outside Iran as a singer and a highly public supporter of the resistance, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 86 and had defected to France in 1994.
Marzieh, […]

Urging Iran to Respect the Fundamental Freedoms of its Citizens

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
August 10, 2010
The United States is deeply concerned that Iran continues to deny its citizens their civil rights and intimidate and detain those Iranians who seek to hold their government accountable and stand up for the rights of their fellow citizens.
We remain troubled by the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, […]

‘Never ever to give up, never ever to give in, and never ever to lose faith’

At a Congressional briefing, Congressman John Lewis, described by the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “the conscience of the U.S. Congress,” spoke to a number of his colleagues, Iranian-Americans and supporters of Camp Ashraf in solidarity with the Iranian Resistance.
A former colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis has, and continues to be one […]

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s speech on the House floor on Camp Ashraf

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Today I rise with the plea to this government and state department and will say those who are now huddled at Camp Ashraf in Iraq. This government that we propped up that we’ve seen thousands of our treasure lost in Iraq so that we can have a democratic government. So that it will have […]