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 these groups have been wrongly imprisoned, tortured, and executed. The current regime’s oppression has affected all Iranians adversely, regardless of ethnicity or religion, but Iran’s minorities are often doubly victimized. Please join the Iran Working Group for a hearing to assess the treatment of these vulnerable groups.
DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2008
TIME: 2-3 p.m.
LOCATION: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2220
Confirmed witnesses include:
Fakhteh Zamani, Director, Association for the Defence of Azerbaijani Political Prisoners
Sharif Behruz, US Representative of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan
Kit Bigelow, Director of External Affairs, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the US
Dr. Ali Al-Taie, Professor of Sociology and Dean, Shaw University
Author, The Arabs of Khuzestan (al-Ahwaz), Iran: A Socio-Political History
Dr. M. Hosseinbor, Attorney at Law, Entwistle & Cappucci LLP
Author, Iran and Its Nationalities