June 22, 2017

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, […]

Iran Watch – August 24, 2007

[spoiler title=”Iran: A Third Option”]
By: Shahab Sariri
Global Politician
Iranian cities have been the scene of widespread protests and clashes between a restive population and the Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (SSF). Students from Tehran’s Amir Kabir otherwise known as Polytechnic University, where Ahmadinejad’s pictures were burned earlier this year, have been staging sit-ins demanding the release […]

Iran Watch – August 3, 2007

[spoiler title=”Ahmadinejad’s Murder Machine: A Look at Tehran’s Casualty List”]

By: Alireza Jafarzadeh
Source: Fox News
As the U.S. wound up its second meeting with Iran to discuss the security of Iraq, the Iranian regime continued to face its own escalating insecurity. The deterioration of Iran’s economy, increase in civil unrest and sharp deterioration of human rights under […]

Voice of America’s Live interview with Nasser Rashidi

VOA Host: Normally at this point in the program we pose a question to the listeners and ask them to respond to us within 30 minutes. Since you have not heard the question yet and are here as our guest and expert, let me ask you the same thing: “The committee for the defense of […]

NCPDA Press Release – April 20, 2005

NCPDA Press Release
Contact: 202-487-6989
National Coalition of Pro-democracy Advocates
April 20, 2005
A plea to dispatch the investigative branch of the United Nations to stop the massacre of our countrymen in Khuzestan.
News accounts from in and around the city of Ahwas describe continued widespread confrontation of Arab-Iranians with the oppressive forces of the regime, especially in the region of […]

NCPDA Press Release – 04/20/05

April 20, 2005
A plea to dispatch the investigative branch of the United Nations to stop the massacre of our countryman in Khuzestan. News accounts from in and around the city of Ahwas describe continued widespread confrontation of Arab-Iranians with the oppressive forces of the regime, especially in the region of Koot Abdolah. Khuzestan’s brave men […]

NCPDA Statement – May 10, 2004

NCPDA Statement
Contact: 202-487-6989
National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates
May 10, 2004
Prison Sentences for University Students
Mohades (a member of the University Disciplinary Committee): A great majority of students’ offenses have been political offenses.
In recent days, a large number of students have been arrested, imprisoned, or interrogated in Tehran, Ghazvin, Karaj, Zanjan, and Yazd.
In […]

NCPDA Statement – March 17, 2004

NCPDA Statement
March 17, 2004
Human Rights Activists Sacrificed in Political Deals
While Iran under the religious dictatorship has one of the worst human rights records and is the leading sponsor and supporter of terrorism and fundamentalism, the fate of the political prisoners there are ignored during political deals.
On a daily basis, press reporters are jailed, Iranian youths […]

NCPDA Statement – March 9, 2004

NCPDA Statement
Contact: 202-487-6989
The National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates
March 9, 2004
Iran continues to be the largest prison for the media reporters.
Reports of arrest and harassment of the press reporters and writers have become a common news in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
ISNA news: Circuit court 26 has sentences Mr. Saeed Madani, a writer for Iran Farda, […]

NCPDA Press Release – 03/30/04

Ahmad Batebi, the famous Iranian student political prisoner, is in poor condition
According to the media reports, Mr. Mohammad Bagher Batebi whose son is one of the imprisoned students, has stated that his son’s deteriorating conditions is worsening and he is severely depressed. Mr. Batebi has asked prison officials to allow him to take his son […]