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The attacks in Norway and the price of fear. Initial media reports were quick to link the assaults to "Islamic terrorism"
by Natana J. DeLong-Bas

Boston, Massachusetts - There are certain events that are so painful and incomprehensible that they stop us in our tracks and make us wonder what kind of world we live in. The horrific mass murder of teens and young adults at a summer camp in Norway must make us pause to contemplate how such a thing could happen. (Full Story)


Turks cannot face the turth, therefore they have to accuse others to cover up the truth
by Zareh Sahakian

There is a good reason why Reporters Without Borders are condemning the decision by the Turkish authorities to ban a program that dares to discuss the Armenian Genocide. (Full Story)


Re: “TV debate programme suspended because of references to Armenian genocide: YOU ARE BEING UNFAIR
by Ergun KIRLIKOVALI

I watched the same program via satellite and thought Nisanyan was abusive, aggressive, and unsophisticated. While these may not be sufficient justification to ban a TV program, insulting and libelous language used by NIsanyan could get him into legal trouble in any country around the world.

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Kyrgyzstan. Joint Letter to the UN Security Council
by Louise Arbour, President and CEO, International Crisis Group Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

We urge the United Nations Security Council to take immediate steps to address the ongoing crisis in Kyrgyzstan. With a death toll likely to reach far higher than the official count of 200 and an estimated 400,000 displaced in Kyrgyzstan and across the border in Uzbekistan, the situation poses a significant threat to international peace and security. (Full Story)


Open letter to Dr. Ban ki-Moon, Secretary – General, U N. Torture and executions in Iran
by Victoria Azad, Member of Amnesty International

According to recent events and evidence put forward by various independent human right organizations, the Islamic republic of Iran has put the people under immense pressure and dissidents are being imprisoned under false accusations such as “acting against national security”, espionage and even high treason. These detainees are tortured both physically and mentally and now the government is using increased executions as a deterrent method. We are sure that you are well informed on the recent five political executions and no doubt additional executions will take place. (Full Story)


Iran. Today, my work has just begun,’ mother of executed political prisoner, Farzad Kamangar
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
In the early hours of Sunday 9 May 2010, the Islamic regime of Iran executed political prisoners Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam-Houli and Mehdi Eslamian. The four young men and one woman were executed for their political opposition to the regime. (Full Story)

An open letter by the families of the Iranian prisoners to the United Nations
It has come to our attention that you are due to attend a meeting with the Iranian authorities regarding the violations of human rights. We are a group of families that have become victims of the fact that our beloved ones have got incarcerated for being politically active, they are prisoners of conscience, we wish to stress the urgency of the matters discussed below and expect that you will take any measures necessary to protect these prisoners’ human rights. (Full Story)

Open letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, BAN KI-MOON
By Homa Arjomand
The International Campaign to close down Iranian Embassies would like to emphasize that the violation of human rights in Iran predates the election last June of Ahmadinejad. The report presented by the Britain, France, and the United States on February 15, 2010 is misleading by stressing the abuses only occurred after the election. (Full Story)

URGENT CALL TO ACTION. TWO HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS FROM EVERYONE GROUP RECEIVE A PENAL ORDER
By EveryOne Group

URGENT CALL TO ACTION. TWO HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS FROM EVERYONE GROUP RECEIVE A PENAL ORDER(A CRIMINAL CONVICTION WITHOUT GOING TO TRIAL) FOR THEIR HUMANITARIAN WORK: "IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN THE WORLD"
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Iran's Regime Brutally attacked Protesters
By Maryam Namazie, Iran Solidarity
On 11 February, Iran's regime came out en masse and brutally attacked protestors and arrested around 1,000 people in Tehran alone.

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