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"FIDH and LDDHI strongly urge the Iranian authorities to put an immediate end to the current harsh repression against civil society, and especially the student and the women’s right movement,"

Not a peep out of NOW. Kim Gandy, why are you silent about your sisters in the women's rights movement in Iran being arrested and tortured?

1 posted on 01/23/2008 6:30:02 PM PST by nuconvert
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related brief piece on National Review

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=N2Q2NjBkNjVkMWI5YjE5YWQ3OTVkZGEzZDY1YzU5Njc=


2 posted on 01/23/2008 7:32:29 PM PST by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: nuconvert
Sounds somewhat like the Canadian Photo Journalist murdered in Iran a few years back. The New York Slimes version of the story is.....

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/28/world/middleeast/28iran.html?ex=1353906000&en=b9e8ae4e2711191a&ei=5089&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss

“...Ms. Kazemi was arrested while she was photographing outside the notorious Evin prison in Tehran. The authorities first said that she had died of a stroke and then claimed that she had fallen and hit her head, but a committee appointed by Mohammad Khatami, the reformist who was president at the time, announced that she had died of a fatal blow to her head that had caused her brain to hemorrhage.

The judiciary charged an intelligence agent, Muhammad Reza Aghdam Ahmadi, with semi-intentional murder, and he was eventually acquitted. But lawyers representing Ms. Kazemi’s family have said that Mr. Ahmadi was just a scapegoat, and they have accused a prison official, Muhammad Bakhshi, of inflicting the blow..”

3 posted on 01/24/2008 2:20:30 PM PST by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: nuconvert

Not a good idea to be a self-professed “activist” in Iran .....

(that is, if you want to be seen alive)


4 posted on 01/24/2008 2:27:34 PM PST by Disturbin (Liberals: buying votes with your money)
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