Tag : human rights

Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday
28 Mar
12:27

Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday

Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is expected to vote on Bill S-219: Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act, an Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and…

Unrest in Kurdistan, Nukes Deal with Iran, Parts of Our Discussion on WSRadio with Host Cynthia Dillion
14 May
1:38

Unrest in Kurdistan, Nukes Deal with Iran, Parts of Our Discussion on WSRadio with Host Cynthia Dillion

This interview was conducted on Wednesday May 13, 2015.  Here are some of the discussion excerpts from WSRadio website: The View from Abroad. Iran. Sharif Behruz Sharif Behruz is co-founder of the Iran Roundtable, described in its website as a “non-partisan, non-profit coalition of Iranian-American of all ethnic groups and…

Remembering Iran’s Imprisoned Kurds on UN Human Rights Day
10 Dec
9:35

Remembering Iran’s Imprisoned Kurds on UN Human Rights Day

Sharif Behruz for The Daily Beast Today, December 10, marks United Nations Human Rights Day, first proclaimed in 1950 “to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.” Today also…

Observations on Islamic state of Iran’s second UN review
12 Nov
4:02

Observations on Islamic state of Iran’s second UN review

Sharif Behruz The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) a mechanism of the Human Rights Council which works on reviewing the human rights record of UN member states reviewed the regime of Islamic Republic of Iran’s human rights record on Thursday, October 31. In this session of the Council, 102 countries commented…

Worsened human rights violation by Iran’s Islamic Republic, reports Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed
28 Oct
5:48

Worsened human rights violation by Iran’s Islamic Republic, reports Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed

Watch Dr. Shaheed officially present his report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the 68th session of the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee on Tuesday, October 28, 2013 at 3pm. Source

As Rouhani delivered his verdict at the UN, so were his hanging judges back home
02 Oct
2:32

As Rouhani delivered his verdict at the UN, so were his hanging judges back home

Iranian President Rouhani speaks reasonably about nuclear negotiations and stabilizing the Middle East, but at home the “hanging judges” are still at work. When Iranian President Hassan Rouhani answered questions from media leaders at the United Nations General Assembly about the Iranian nuclear program and ISIS last week, there were…

Islamic State’s Hypocrite at the UN debating racism
25 Sep
7:51

Islamic State’s Hypocrite at the UN debating racism

Sharif Behruz On September 23, 2014, Human Rights Council debated the issues of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related forms of intolerance in follow-up to and implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. The Islamic State of Iran’s hypocritical representative went on the offensive and lambasted number of…

PDKI Welcomes UN Resolution on Human Rights in Iran
21 Nov
1:34

PDKI Welcomes UN Resolution on Human Rights in Iran

PDKI’s Foreign Relations office welcomed the United Nations General Assembly’s resolution on human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The United Nations General Assembly passed resolution A/C.3/68/L.57 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. “Our party welcomes the UN’s recent resolution on the…

Iran Roundtable welcomes Dr. Shaheed’s report, calls for nuclear program reversal
26 Oct
10:24

Iran Roundtable welcomes Dr. Shaheed’s report, calls for nuclear program reversal

The report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, was presented to the UN General Assembly in October 22, 2013. The report as the Special Rapporteur highlighted “does not detail all of the violations of human rights in the country…

Canadian MPs Decry Iran Human Rights Violations
06 Jun
4:31

Canadian MPs Decry Iran Human Rights Violations

House of Commons hosts Iran Accountability Week, with MP Cotler calling rights violations “crimes against humanity.” By Michael Wilner, Benjamin Weinthal Canada’s Parliament hosted Iran Accountability Week last week, documenting the  Islamic Republic’s human rights violations, particularly its clerical  leadership’s use of domestic and international terrorism to stymie  dissent. Irwin…

Canada: Iranian peoples’ hopes for a democratic future continues to be suppressed
13 Mar
3:37

Canada: Iranian peoples’ hopes for a democratic future continues to be suppressed

The United Nations’ monitor for human rights in Iran sounded the alarm Tuesday over a rise in arrests of journalists, volume of executions and extrajudicial killings in Iran. Many western countries, including Canada applauded the Special Rapporteur’s periodic human rights report on Iran.  Canada referred (full statement below) to the treatment of ethnic and religious…

European Parliament debate on ethnic minorities in Iran (video)
14 Jun
6:47

European Parliament debate on ethnic minorities in Iran (video)

MEPs send out an strong and unequivocal message to the Iranian government that its ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities cannot be tolerated and should be dealt with. In order, speakers were: Jaroslav Paška, Rui Tavares, Véronique De Keyser, Marietje Schaake, Eija-Riitta Korhola, Marie-Christine Vergiat, Janusz Wojciechowski, Bernd Posselt, Kristiina Ojuland,…

The whereabouts of three Kurdish political prisoners are still unknown
11 May
4:50

The whereabouts of three Kurdish political prisoners are still unknown

Kurdpa: The whereabouts of three Kurdish political prisoners are still unknown for four years following their arrest. Jamil Barez, Shahed Bahrami and Aso Mirzaie were rounded up on May 28, 2008 in the city of Mariwan by the agents of the intelligence section of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)…

Three youth are run over by regime’s security forces
01 May
2:26

Three youth are run over by regime’s security forces

KURDPA: The security forces on the back of a military vehicle targeted a group of youth on a motorcycle in the city of Mariwan resulting in the serious injury of Behzad Darbarzin. Video clips obtained by KURDPA show the injuries inflicted on the youth during this intentional hit and run…

The fate of two residents of Mahabad remains unknown
30 Apr
2:09

The fate of two residents of Mahabad remains unknown

KURDPA: there is no information about the fate of two citizens of Mahabad whom were arrested a few days ago by the Intelligence Ministry. According to HRANA, the official website of Human Rights Activists’ Society in Iran, there isn’t any information about the fate of Taib Hosenzadeh and Saiid khezri, two…