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

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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

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