September 19, 2017

NYC Rally: No to Rouhani, Time for a Free Iran

by: AIAINY

August 10, 2017
 New York City; August 10, 2017 – Thousands of Iranian-Americans will gather in New York City to protest Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani’s presence at the United Nations General Assembly, and call for regime change in Iran.  Organized by the Association of Iranian Americans in New York (AIAINY), a member of the Organization of Iranian […]

U.S. and U.N. Must Compel Iran to Provide Medical Care to Political Prisoners

Statement
 
Washington, DC; August 24, 2017 – National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates condemns Iranian regime’s treatment of political prisoners, including inhumane denial of medical care.
Conditions in Iranian prisons are so poor that in recent weeks, political prisoners have been forced to stage hunger strikes with the hope of receiving the most basic of healthcare services. In […]

115th Congress – Resolution Seeks Accountability & Justice for Iran Massacre

Introduced by Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), H.Res.188 and its bi-partisan co-sponsors condemn the 1988 massacre of some 30,000 political prisoners in Iran –
 

115th CONGRESS
1st Session

Condemning the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and calling for justice for the victims.
H. […]

Iran: A look at the ‘dark past’ of those in the running for Rouhani’s cabinet

Shima Silavi, Special to Al Arabiya English

 August 11, 2017

Anticipation is growing in Iran to discover Rouhani’s new proposed cabinet and the voters who elected him as their representative are interested to know who will aid their president in decision making during the four years to come.
Rouhani nominated all male figures to fill 17 of 18 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Iranian-Americans rally near United Nations

September 28, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian-American protesters said Monday that the country’s current regime has executed about 2,000 dissidents in less than two years, making human rights a key issue in U.S.-Iran relations.
Thousands gathered in Dag Hammerskjold Plaza outside the United Nations just as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was to speak to the world […]

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 […]

Opinion: Little to show after the yearlong talks with Iran

December 08, 2014, 05:00 pm
Little to show after the yearlong talks with Iran

By Majid Sadeghpour

The West seems to have learned little – sadly very little – in its dealings with Iran’s Ayatollahs. In the past and recently, the Iranian regime has played a waiting game: offer a little, stall a while, offer less, stall more, all […]