The world can be proud of France for hosting the largest protest in its history last Sunday for the 17 victims of the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher supermarket massacres. Reportedly, more than 3.7 million people across the country and 1.2-1.6 million in Paris joined the demonstration. Paris was the world’s capital that day.
Marchers, including representatives from 50 nations, came from many parts of France, Europe and beyond. They were not protesting any religion; they were protesting terrorists pretending to be affiliated to a religion. ‘We stand together’ could have been the banner for...Read more
The Garden of Eden is dying. Reputed to be two of Eden's four rivers, the Karoun and Karkheh have been reduced to a trickle as an environmental disaster is unfolds in the Ahwaz region. One of the Middle East's last verdant areas is being turned into a wasteland as Iran pursues its drive to power up its economy by building a massive complex of dams and divert waters to central Iran.
Green and Pleasant Land
The Ahwaz region between the Zagros Mountains and the Iraqi border is a jewel in the arid Gulf region. It hosts extensive marshes and rivers that support a diverse range of...Read more
It is extremely troubling to witness what our country men and women go through in Iran, and unfortunately the Gallup poll is just the tip of the iceberg, said Sharif Behruz Iran Roundtable President in a statment. “Despite the facts on the ground, the government of Hassan Rouhani is striving hard to sell to the Iranians, and the world outside, that since replacing Ahmadinejad ordinary Iranians are more content. The fact of the matter is that state repression is still widespread; executions have increased at an alarming rate since Rouhani took over the presidency. There are no reasons...Read more
The regime has reached a point where both sides sacrifice people: one side encourages the people to do unconventional things to show that the situation has changed and the other side suppresses them to show that nothing has or neither is going to change. The Morality Police still haunt public places to arrest women regarded as not conforming to the "Islamic" dress code; sham trials and real executions have increased; writers and artists are still censored or banned from work, and protestors are still arrested, tortured and kept in custody.Read more
The world’s eight worst-rated countries, with scores of between 90 and 100 points, remain Belarus, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. In these states, independent media are either nonexistent or barely able to operate, the press acts as a mouthpiece for the regime.
In the Middle East and North Africa, 1 country (5 percent) was ranked in the Free category, 4 (21 percent) were designated Partly Free, and 14 (74 percent) were assessed as Not Free. Similarly, in terms of population, 2 percent of the region’s people lived in Free media...Read more
Nelson Mandela has inspired the world's democracy movements and freedom-lovers. He does not only belong to the millions of South Africans, who gained freedom and right to vote as a result of his efforts, but to each of us on every continent whom Mandela allowed to believe in a better world. His passing triggered a global sense of loss and grief.Read more
1- As is the legitimate demand of the Iranian people, we respectfully request that the US State Department expressly condemn the recent wave of executions of Baluch, Kurdish, and Arab political prisoners and seek an urgent halt to such illegal and unjust practices in Iran.
2- We ask the US Government to take the initiative in urging the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council to send a fact finding mission to investigate the recent wave of executions in Iran and to report its findings to the UN Security Council for further action.
3- To put maximum pressure...Read more
Call to protest against the recent surge of executions of political prisoners in Iran
Thus, we also appeal to the freedom-loving people of Washington capital Region to participate
in a protest organized for this sombre occasion, to be held on
Tuesday 12 November 2013
11:00 AM to 03:00 PM in front of the:
US Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520Read more
Supporters of freedom!
Defenders of human rights!
Once again, the reactionary and inhumane regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran has shamelessly and fearlessly embarked on a new wave of killings and executions of innocent and brave sons and daughters of this country.
In recent weeks and months, the regime has begun a new wave of executions of political prisoners- and it seems that - the killing machine will likely to continue. This is whilst the new government of Rouhani had promised the betterment of general conditions for all Iranians, especially the oppressed...Read more
Iran Roundtable, while alarmed by the deplorable human rights and dire economic conditions in Iran under the IRI, welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, and hopes that the authorities in IRI take the issue of human rights in Iran serious and act upon the recommendations made by the Special Rapporteur in his report.
Iran Roundtable also calls upon the IRI authorities to reconsider their longstanding defiance with the international community by reversing their harmful and unnecessary disputed nuclear program. This approach will not only relieve Iranians from...Read more