Update: Sakineh, German Journalists Not Free as Iran Ramps Up Propaganda

December 10, 2010

Pictures released yesterday of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the 43-year-old mother of two sentenced to death for adultery in Iran, at home with her son sparked rumors she was free. But sadly, the photos were actually part of a state...

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Stop the Bomb Asks: Who Will Stand Up for the German Journalists? + Update: United Against Nuclear Iran Threatens Boycott of Marriott

November 26, 2010


Last Monday, Stop the Bomb, a coalition of German activists and intellectuals who protest the German government’s and German corporations’ cooperation with the Iranian regime, held a protest outside a Courtyard Marriott Hotel in...

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Speak Up to Save Mother of Two from Hanging in Iran

November 3, 2010


Today the Iranian regime is planning to execute, by hanging, a 43-year-old mother of two whose plight at the hands of Iran’s radical Islamist government has prompted an international outcry.

In September I wrote about this woman,...

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Escaped South Sudanese Slave, Human Rights Leader Simon Deng to Prez Obama: “We Can’t Wait!”

September 16, 2010


Human rights leader Simon Deng, a former Sudanese national swimming champion and escaped slave, has launched his 250-mile freedom walk from the United Nations to Washington D.C. this week to gain U.S. support for the independence of South...

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Long Live Carla Bruni and Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

September 1, 2010


Disturbing news out of Iran this week as the regime-backed newspaper daily Kayhan says Carla Bruni, first lady of France, deserves to die for her views.

Taking a stand for the rights of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old mother of two who...

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E.U. Takes a Step Away from Appeasement

August 2, 2010

Last Monday the European Union passed its toughest set of sanctions yet against the Iranian regime. My understanding is that finally, after many years of talk and attempts to “engage” with Iranian leadership, European leaders...

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Germany Must Change for EU Sanctions on Iran to Have Bite

July 26, 2010

From Los Angeles Times


As EU foreign ministers meet, Iran’s second-largest trading partner, Germany, has a responsibility — and leverage. It should lead, as an issue of conscience, in making sure new sanctions have teeth.

Foreign ministers of European...

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Democracy Delayed

April 27, 2010

From The American Spectator


Last week, following its review of documents charging fraud in Iraq’s March 7 elections, an Iraqi court ordered a recount of votes in Baghdad.

Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who ran on a platform of Iraqi relations with Israel...

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Ahmadinejad Races Toward Nuclear Capability; Alusi Postulates “D.C. is Coming Closer to Iran”

April 9, 2010

Looks like even the U.S. State Department is saying that clearly, Iran’s nuclear enrichment effort is weapons related. At a recent event in Tehran, Ahmadinejad showcased what he said was a new generation of domestically-built...

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Alusi Charges That Iraqi Elections Were Corrupted by Iran, Saudia Arabia

April 3, 2010


Hugely disappointing news from Iraq last week as Parliamentarian Mithal al-Alusi, who won his seat in Iraq’s Parliament in December, 2005 and has been a fearless champion of human rights, press freedom, and...

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