Miscellaneous

Radicalism and Contempt

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By Shirin Ebadi Values such as human rights are international standards that apply to all cultures and ‎religions across national boundaries. For this reason, it is meaningless to speak of eastern ‎or western, or, Islamic&hellip

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IHRDC's First Newsletter

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Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, a US-based organization that collects information and the status of human and civil rights in Iran, particularly religious minorities, has commenced publishing a newsletter, the first of which is found&hellip

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100 Years of Regress

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By Ahang Rabbani Anyone who has read much Iranian history of the last 500 years or so knows that in many instances Iranians developed extremely brutal methods for torture and punishment, which unfortunately has become&hellip

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Harvard's "Scholars at Risk" Initiative

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On Monday, October 20, Drew Faust, the President of Harvard University, circulated the following letter: Dear Colleagues, I am writing to bring your attention to a Harvard initiative concerning scholars who face persecution.  Seven years&hellip

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Imprisoned for Being Baha'i

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[The following report was filed on Friday, 3 October 2008, with online service, Iran-Emrooz:  http://www.iran-emrooz.net/index.php?/news1/16743/ and is offered below in translation.] Summary Harassment and unbridled aggravation against Baha’i citizens continues in the central towns of&hellip

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Saturday, 20 September 2008

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News Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), which often echoes the archconservative sentiments of Iran’s Islamic regime, reported on Friday, 19 September 2008, (http://www.isna.ir/ISNA/NewsView.aspx?ID=News-1201091&Lang=P) that a petition was signed earlier in the day at the Friday&hellip

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