Dazzled and blinded by the "Charm Offensive" of the leadership of Iran, many have been led to believe that "change" has taken place in Iran. However, human rights defenders and women’s rights activists continue to face arrest and persecution.
Dazzled and blinded by the "Charm Offensive" of the leadership of Iran, many have been led to believe that "change" has taken place in Iran.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed upon by the P5+1 and Iran on the nuclear issue, which will lead to relieving of sanctions and enhanced legitimacy to the current Iranian government, is misleading. The talks have focused on the nuclear issue alone, forgetting the people of Iran and neglecting vast areas of negative activity of Iran which have global, regional and local ramifications. In this website, focus will be brought to the issues of concern to the people of Iran and the global community: issues that relate to basic human rights and freedoms of Iranians under the current leadership.
This site relies on reports by credible and trustworthy sources, among them: Amnesty International, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, the Secretary General of the United Nations, the Special Rapporteur for Human Rights of the United Nations, NGO "Justice For Iran" and others. Data is referenced with credible sources.
In his Report of March 2014, the Secretary General of the United Nations states the following regarding Iran: "The United Nations mechanisms continue to raise concerns about amputations, flogging, increased application of the death penalty, arbitrary detention and unfair trials. Freedom of expression remained curtailed, with a large number of journalists still in prison and social media being blocked. Human rights defenders and women’s rights activists continue to face arrest and persecution. Women are subject to discrimination, entrenched both in law and practice. Discrimination against minority groups persists, in some cases amounting to persecution".
These remarks lead the Secretary General to conclude, several times in his report, that the new administration in Iran, under the current leadership of President Rouhani, has not brought any substantial or significant improvement in fundamental Human Rights accords. In his report, the Secretary General touched the tip of the iceberg. Additional aspects of Iranian conduct raise severe concern.
Iran continues to support global terrorism (including the smuggling of weapons), regenerates subversion, is a source of tension and violence between Shiite and Sunni populations world-wide and persists in the undermining of governments or the support of autocratic governments against their own populations. This site is placed before the reader in the hope that more people will act and pressure the government of Iran and other governments that can influence the government of Iran to change its ways and give the Iranian people a chance for a better life.