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Iran Crackdown “a Human Rights Disaster”

The first comprehensive report on post-election human rights abuses in Iran comes out by Human Rights Watch: Following the disputed June 12 presidential election and the massive protests it provoked, the government unleashed the most widespread crackdown in a decade. Security forces were responsible for at least 30 deaths, according to official sources. On August 13, Judiciary spokesman said that ...

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First Manifesto Outlines the Aims of Iran’s Green Movement

Iran’s green movement has finally a list of concrete political demands: Five well-known figures in Iran’s Green Movement issued a manifesto,  listing the following demands: 1. Resignation of Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [as the president] and holding a new presidential election under the supervision of neutral organs; abolish the vetting process of candidates [by the Guardian Council] and formation of an ...

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