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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, […]

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, […]

Court orders State Department to review ruling on alleged terror group

The Washington Post
By Glenn Kessler

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the State Department to review its designation of the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran as a foreign terrorist organization, strongly suggesting the designation should be revoked.
The ruling by the three-judge panel hands yet another foreign-policy hot potato to the Obama administration. The PMOI, also […]

U.S. reportedly gives billions to firms doing business with Iranian regime

Reuters
Monday, 08 March 2010
Washington (Reuters) – The U.S. government, while pushing for tougher sanctions against Tehran, has given $107 billion in the past 10 years to U.S. and foreign companies doing business in Iran, much of it in the energy sector, the New York Times reported in its Sunday editions.
Despite the threat of punishment for […]

Transcript of Obama remarks on airline security and terror watch lists President Obama’s remarks Monday about airline security and this weekend’s protests in Iran

The Washington Post
December 28, 2009
Good morning, everybody. I wanted to take just a few minutes to update the American people on the attempted terrorist attack that occurred on Christmas Day and the steps we’re taking to ensure the safety and security of the country.
Before I leave, let me also briefly address the events that have […]

NCPDA Statement – June 19, 2009

NCPDA Statement
Contact: Nasser Rashidi
Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989
June 19, 2009
In Solidarity with the Iranian People & their Rejection of the Clerical Regime
In solidarity with the Iranian people, the National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates (NCPDA) denounces the sham Iranian “presidential election” and regime’s violent response in its aftermath. The disturbing pictures of post June 12, 2009 election in […]

Iran: Preserve the Khavaran grave site for investigation into mass killings

January 20, 2009
Amnesty International calls on the Iranian authorities to immediately stop the destruction of hundreds of individual and mass, unmarked graves in Khavaran, south Tehran, to ensure that the site is preserved and to initiate a forensic investigation at the site as part of a long-overdue thorough, independent and impartial investigation into mass […]

United Nations: The Associated Press

November 17, 2008
UNITED NATIONS: Iranian demonstrators ended a 65-day vigil outside U.N. headquarters Monday and headed to Washington to seek assurances the United States will continue protecting family and friends inside Iraq who oppose the Iranian government.
Across from the U.N., demonstrators held signs, chanted and made speeches until Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about the […]

Now Bush Is Appeasing Iran

By Michael Rubin
Wall Stret Journal
On May 31, 2006, Condoleezza Rice drew a red line in front of Tehran’s nuclear enrichment program. “The Iranian government’s choices are clear,” she said. “The negative choice is for the regime to maintain its current course. . . . If the regime does so, it will incur only great costs.” […]

Iranian Opposition isn’t Terrorist

By NASSER SHARIF
The Long Beach resident is president of the California Society for Democracy in Iran
Posted: June 10, 2008
The most noble of all activism is that which pursues peace. As humanity struggles with war, terrorism, and threat of nuclear proliferation, peaceful movements must not succumb to a limited vision or be passive. Peace requires activism […]