November 17, 2017

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, […]

Iran Watch – December 29, 2008

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December 19, 2008
Iran Focus
London, Dec. 19 – The United Nations General Assembly accused Iran on Thursday of continuing the practice of torture and punishments such as flogging, stoning and amputation of limbs. The UNGA adopted a Canadian-sponsored resolution by a vote of 69 in favour to 54 […]

UN Sees Iranian Rights Abuses

By Edith M. Lederer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a draft resolution Tuesday expressing “deep concern” at the systematic human rights violations in Iran, including torture, flogging, amputations, stoning and public executions.
The 192-member world body adopted the resolution by a vote of 73-53 with 55 abstentions.
The resolution is not legally binding but […]

Iran Watch – August 24, 2007

 
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By Rowan Scarborough
The Examiner
WASHINGTON (Map, News) – Iran’s special warfare group is beginning to rival al Qaeda as America’s most deadly enemy in Iraq, organizing insurgent cells and inflicting casualties on U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians.
One analyst estimates that more than 300 members of al Quds Force, the […]

NCPDA Statement – May 21, 2004

NCPDA Statement
Contact: 202-487-6989
National Coalition of Pro-democracy Advocates
May 21, 2004
Intensified Repression and Public Executions as Uprising Anniversary Nears
As Iran nears the students uprising anniversary, the government there intensifies its repression to contain and control protests.
The judiciary people have chosen torture and public execution as the only means to deal with protesters. The daily conducts of the […]

The Prospects for Human Rights in Post-Election Iran

Remarks at NCPDA Panel Discussion
Dr. Akbari, Mr. Rashidi, members of the press, and friends:
Salaam wa ’Khoshamadid!
Iran today is a country living a nightmare. Instead of moving forward into the light and extending the goodness and justice to its citizens that they deserve, the theocratic regime of Supreme Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khameni has retreated into darkness, […]

VOA interview with Executive Director of NCPDA

This interview was originally conducted in Persian. It has been translated to English by NCPDA volunteers
Parichehr Farzaam (VOA): Thank you for joining us, please update us about the conclusion of your press conference in New York. This press conference has been held exactly three weeks after the UN condemnation of the Iranian Regime on the basis […]