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Reverse a Pattern of Appeasement by Arresting Iran’s Genocidal President

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Sir David Amess’ Last Article Calls for Reversing a Pattern of Appeasement by Arresting Iran’s Genocidal President On October 15, the world was shocked to hear about the assassination of Sir David Amess. Sir David was a staunch advocate of human rights. As a member of the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, he supported the […]

The West needs to unite to fight for human rights

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NEW EUROPE | By Patrick J. Kennedy & Alejo Vidal-Quadras | 10/7/2021 Human rights seem nonexistent in today’s world. That’s because the world’s democracies are not fighting for it. While the world’s dictatorships always seem to have each other’s backs, the world’s democracies are failing to do the same when it comes to standing up […]

‘I chose beatings over solitary confinement’

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this is what it was like to be locked up in prison in Tehran Yahoo News     |     Mostafa Naderi     |     10 September 2021 Last week, leaked surveillance footage showed shocking abuses of prisoners in Iran’s Evin prison. Watching the videos reminded me of my years in Evin – with one notable difference: the guards of my time seemed […]

Sweden: Iran War Crimes Trial Opens

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Universal Jurisdiction Provides Opening for Justice for Long-Ignored Crimes Human Rights Watch   |   Aug 9, 2021 (Stockholm) – The opening of a landmark trial in Sweden on August 10, 2021 of an Iranian citizen accused of participating in the mass execution of political prisoners is an important moment for victims long denied recognition and justice. […]

Sweden: Iran War Crimes Trial Opens

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Universal Jurisdiction Provides Opening for Justice for Long-Ignored Crimes Human Rights Watch     |     Aug 9, 2021 (Stockholm) – The opening of a landmark trial in Sweden on August 10, 2021 of an Iranian citizen accused of participating in the mass execution of political prisoners is an important moment for victims long denied recognition and justice. On July 27, Swedish prosecutors announced their decision […]

33 years ago, I was in the same room with Iran’s new president when he voted to execute political prisoners

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CNN     |     by Mahmoud Royaei     |     Aug. 4, 2021 (CNN) August 3, 2021, marked the start of Ebrahim Raisi’s four-year term as president of Iran. The validation ceremony took place in the “Beyt” (Arabic for “house”) of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as a prelude to Raisi’s inauguration. It was exactly 33 years […]

Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

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Amnesty International     |     19 June 2021 Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in […]