Category Archives : Human Rights

Sign This Petition, Support Human Rights in Iran
08 Jan
10:59

Sign This Petition, Support Human Rights in Iran

United Against Nuclear Iran For over six months now, the world has watched as heroic Iranian citizens have stood up against a brutal Iranian regime. These individuals have battled the odds in fighting for their basic human right of making their voices heard, and despite the regime’s ruthless tactics it…

Another Kurdish political prisoner was executed!
06 Jan
6:14

Another Kurdish political prisoner was executed!

In his testimony at the revolutionary court, Mr. Yarsamani stated that confessions were extracted via torture and there were no evidence of his political involvement and the charges were baseless.  According to some sources he was charged with being a member of PJAK, and other reports claim that his membership with Democratic Party…

Islamic Republic's Human Rights? The body of a young Kurdish boy is dragged by Iranian militia forces
08 Mar
3:48

Islamic Republic's Human Rights? The body of a young Kurdish boy is dragged by Iranian militia forces

حقوق بشر جمهوری اسلامی :صحنه دلخراشي از كشته شدن يك جوان 15 ساله غير مسلح كرد توسط ماموران هشدار براي بيماران روحي و قلبي: اين جوان در حالي در نايلون پيچيده شد كه شخصي بالاي سرش مي گفت هنوز نمرده…

Congressional Briefing: Situation of National and Religious minorities in Iran
13 Mar
5:48

Congressional Briefing: Situation of National and Religious minorities in Iran

Congressional Briefings: Testimony of Sharif Behruz, Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan’s Representative to the US Before the Iran Working Group United States House of Representatives   March 13, 2008     Congressman Mark Kirk, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, first, allow me to thank the Iran Working Group and its honourable…

Iran Working Group Hearing: Assessing the Human Rights Situation of Iran’s Ethnic and Religious Groups
10 Mar
6:38

Iran Working Group Hearing: Assessing the Human Rights Situation of Iran’s Ethnic and Religious Groups

Iran Working Group Hearing: Assessing the Human Rights Situation of Iran’s Ethnic and Religious Groups   Iran is home to a wide array of ethnic and religious groups that have faced systematic human rights abuses at the hands of the government.  Basic cultural rights have been denied, and members of…

Kurdish student activist Ebrahim Lotfollahi dies in police custody
18 Jan
7:53

Kurdish student activist Ebrahim Lotfollahi dies in police custody

Sanandaj, Iranian Kurdistan,– A Kurdish student has died in custody at the Iranian intelligence ministry’s detention centre in Sanandaj where he was taken after his arrest ten days ago. Ebrahim Lotfollahi was a well known activist from Payam Nour University in Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian province of  Kurdistan. The…

Iran Security Forces Kill Youth at Point Blank, Drag Body in Town
12 Jul
2:38

Iran Security Forces Kill Youth at Point Blank, Drag Body in Town

July 12, 2005 A group of friends were walking at an avenue in Freedom Square in Mahabad at 22:30, when they were approached and attacked by an SSF convoy, plain-clothed Islamic vigilantes, and a number of agents of Iran’s dreaded Ministry of Intelligence and Security (VEVAK), according to several eye-witnesses.

AP: Iranian Kurds Hopeful After Regime Change
29 Apr
6:17

AP: Iranian Kurds Hopeful After Regime Change

By SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI, Associated Press Writer “It is the first time in 23 years — the age of the camp — that anyone has come to talk to us,” said Mahmoud Rezaei, greeting a reporter and a representative of the New York-based group Human Rights Watch. Hundreds of residents followed…

Rueters: Iran executes four Kurdish prisoners
18 Aug
5:42

Rueters: Iran executes four Kurdish prisoners

Rueters – Paris, August a8, 2002 In a statement released in Paris, the party said the four men had been tortured before their executions, the latest of which was on Sunday. It named the executed men as Hamzeh Ghaderi, Khalid Showghi, Jalil Zewei and Saleh Godarzi.