Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague, co-founder of Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, and Baha’i, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague. It will look into Iran’s post-election violence.
In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.
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June 23, 2009 2:36 pm
Professor Akhavan, bravo, sir, for taking on this important responsibility. Turning to international institutions like the UN and the World Court for justice may be slow, but these are the entities that carry the essential objectivity, that must remain above a singular national interest, for their findings to be universally respected. Good luck and Godspeed.
June 23, 2009 5:07 pm
This is singularly electrifying and absolutely exemplary! How wonderful and inspiring that Professor Ahkavan has this initiative. His actions exemplify what essence of Baha’i Teachings ask us to do; to be champions of justice. We will pray for your endeavors, sir.
June 23, 2009 5:52 pm
The only words I can express are from Blessed Mona,
Therefore the outcome of your taking our freedom away lies only within the sins you have stored for yourselves. Do give us our freedom then, for we have the power to believe in God and Baha’u’llah; and this power no earthly weapon can destroy! Nay, your efforts will only strengthen our faith. -Mona Mahmudnizhad. June 18th, 1983
June 23, 2009 7:04 pm
It is good to see people standing up for the people. I think that everyone still arguing about the election (http://www.newsy.com/videos/iran_elections_worth_the_fuss) is missing the point. The point is the government not letting the people peacefully protest.