De-democratization in the Islamic Republic (Farsi)

دموکراسی زدایی در جمهوری اسلامی محمدرضا جواهری از زمان انتخابات اخیر ریاست جمهوری و شکل گیری جنبش اعتراضی به تقلب در آرا، بارها در نوشته های فعالان و تحلیل گران سیاسی دیده ایم که آن انتخابات به عنوان یک نقطه عطف در تاریخ حیات نظام جمهوری اسلامی توصیف می شود. معمولاً چنین ادعا می شود که با دستبردن حکومت ایران ...

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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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