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Activists and Intellectuals Detained in Iran for Participating in a Conference (english)
26 Mar 2003
Human Rights Watch today condemned the April 30 arrest of six prominent Iranian activists for participating in a conference on the future of Iran. The conference was held in Berlin on April, 7-8, 2000.
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Trial of Political Activists Begins (english)
26 Mar 2003
Basic Rights Violated in Secret Detentions
Human Rights Watch today condemned the Iranian government’s prosecution of fifteen members of the National Religious Alliance (Melli Mazhabi) before a Revolutionary Court as a violation of their basic rights to freedom of expression and freedom of association. Human Rights Watch also charged that they have been held in an unregulated detention center and denied basic due process rights
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Letter to the Guardian Council (english)
26 Mar 2003
His Excellency Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati
Secretary-General,
Guardian Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran


Your Excellency:
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whose behind the war? you will be surprised!!! (english)
26 Mar 2003
Modified: 08:14:10 PM
In these days of media and truth repression the truth is hard to get out there. Much has rightfully been made of the Zionist involvement in the war. While men like Wolfowitz and Perle are supporters of the war the real proponents are Powell and Condoleza Rice
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Iran Blocks Overseas Education for Women (english)
26 Mar 2003
Iran's Guardian Council should withdraw its objections to women receiving equal access to higher education abroad, Human Rights Watch said today. A bill to lift the 20-year limits on women studying abroad was scuttled last week by the Guardian Council, the conservative body that must vet all legislation for compliance with its view of Islamic precepts.
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Iran: Release Detainees from Iran Freedom Movement (english)
26 Mar 2003
Human Rights Watch today called for the release of twenty six members of the Iran Freedom Movement (IFM) who are due to go on trial on November 11 in Tehran.
All twenty-six face charges of "acts against national security" and planning to "overthrow the system." The trial will be held in Tehran's Revolutionary Court, where proceedings fall short of international fair trial standards, Human Rights Watch said.
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Assault on Independent Press in Iran Intensifies (english)
26 Mar 2003
The assault by Iranian authorities against publishers and editors associated with the country's independent press has become wider and more intense in recent days. The Special Court for the Clergy convicted Hojatoleslam Seyyid Mohamed Musavi-Khoeiniha, publisher of the daily newspaper Salam, on charges of misinforming the public.
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IRAN: RELIGIOUS AND ETHNIC MINORITIES: (english)
26 Mar 2003
Discrimination in Law And Practice

SUMMARYAND RECOMMENDATIONS

This report examines state-sponsored discrimination and other violations of the human rights of individuals from minority communities within Iran. Iran's population of more than sixty million contains within it sizable ethnic minorities, including Azaris, Baluchis, Kurds, Arabs, Turkamen, Lurs, and other ethnic groups
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Schafer Corporation - Boston Based Surveillance Whore (english)
26 Mar 2003
Bostonians should be organizing actions such as protests at the offices of those corporations enabling the fascist state. Schafer Corporation is just such a corporation in the Boston area.
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China: International Action Needed on Workers' Trials (english)
26 Mar 2003
"As a member of the ILO, China must be held accountable for its international obligations to uphold the rights of workers, including the core right of freedom of association."
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