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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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Again China (english)
26 Mar 2003
Recommendations

The Commission on Human Rights should:
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China (english)
26 Mar 2003
Freedom of association and the right to strike
In March 2002, large and well-organized worker demonstrations in several northeastern cities protested non-payment of back wages and pensions, unilateral rollbacks of severance agreements, absence of a social security safety net, and managerial corruption. Officials responded with arrests, attacks on unarmed protestors, and threats to fire workers whose relatives were participating. In December 2002, two worker-representatives in Liaoyang, Liaoning province, were charged with subversion, which carries potentially severe penalties.
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Prosecute Iraq's "Chemical Ali" (english)
26 Mar 2003
Saddam Hussein Aide Accused of Atrocities Against Kurds
(New York, January 17, 2003) Human Rights Watch called today for the immediate arrest and prosecution of Iraqi General Ali Hassan al-Majid, the architect of the 1988 genocidal "Anfal" campaign against the Iraqi Kurds, who is currently traveling through the Middle East.
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