On November 12, 2013, opposition figures and 2009 presidential candidates Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Mousavi’s wife Zahra Rahnavard, an author and political activist, will have spent 1,000 days under house arrest or detention without charge or trial. No governmental agency or body has expressly accepted responsibility for the opposition figures’ detention or brought any charges against them.
Great article highlighting some of Iran’s worst human rights abuses. This post comes at a great time to highlight the immense HYPOCRISY of Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif’s youtube video post two days ago. He asked for countries at the next round of nuclear talks to honor Iran’s dignity and give them the respect they deserve. WHAT A JOKE. How does Iran have any dignity when they have the highest per capita execution rate in the world, among MANY other human rights atrocities. Keep this in mind while the newest round of nuclear talks unfold….
Here are the 5 human rights abuses discussed in the article:
- Right to Assemble
- Right to a Fair Trial
- Freedom of Religion
- Freedom of the Press
- Freedom of Speech
November 4th is Iran’s “Death to America” day, and this year was no different. Thousands gathered in the streets to chant the phrase and burn American flags. How can we take this regime seriously at the negotiating table?
“The supreme leader — Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — has the ultimate say on everything in Iran, including the government, the economy, the military and the country’s nuclear program. He’s also been immune to the sanctions that have crippled the country, thanks to a hidden economy that’s flourished under his rule.
According to the U.S. Treasury, Khamenei funneled billions of dollars through a holding company known as Setad; a network of 37 businesses that include construction companies, oil companies, banks and insurance firms. The profits are hidden throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East and controlled by the Ayatollah. The U.S. argues that some of the proceeds fund terrorism and the country’s nuclear advances.”
Leave it to Khamenei to squirm his way out of every situation for his own benefit! The people are suffering due to the sanctions, but Khamenei is still finding a way to pay his terrorist kronies!