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By Hamid Yazdan Panah

Major concerns remain for Iran asylum seekers trapped in Iraq. As many as 3,000 Iranian asylum seekers residing in Camp Liberty are facing inhumane conditions and abusive treatment at the hands of the Iraqi government, while the United Nations and the international community turns a blind eye. This past week Professor Jean Ziegler, member of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, went on record to state that the United Nations has “a moral and legal obligation” to protect members of the main Iranian opposition group facing persecution in Iraq.

By Hamid Yazdan Panah

The regime in Iran has a long history of distorting truth, particularly in regards to its human rights record. Whether it’s Javad Zarif’s despicable claim that “We do not jail people for their opinions.” Or Ahmadinejad’s bold face lie that, “There are no political prisoners in Iran.” Or his comment about the 2009 elections stating, “The presidential election was the freest election around the globe. This regime has a tried and true method of distorting the truth in order to avoid any responsibility for their own atrocities. The latest target of these ridiculous lies is UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Ahmad Shaheed.

By Hamid Yazdan Panah

The recent Iran deal has brought much fanfare and celebration, most of which conveniently overlooks the fundamental nature of the Iranian regime. Putting aside the details of the agreement, one claim in particular has consistently been made about the nuclear deal which simply holds no weight. The claim is that the nuclear deal will somehow improve human rights in Iran, and lead to an improvement in Iranian civil society.

By Hamid Yazdan Panah

NIAC continues to use the nuclear crisis to score as many points as it can. Like a Mullah stuffing his face with the last remaining ghorme sabzi, NIAC has sought to squeeze every last drop of publicity (and money), out of the Iran talks. Not only is NIAC’s President Trita Parsi getting his articles re-published by the pro-regime Tehran Times, but NIAC itself is continuing to live off the fat of the political landscape, while pushing the same tired line as always. All of this has proven to be profitable, both for NIAC and the Iranian regime.

By Hamid Yazdan Panah

I was one of thousands of young Iranians who attended traveled to Paris on June 13th in support of the Iranian opposition. The rally represented strength of Iran’s opposition, and the political coalition they have gathered to back their alternate platform for Iran. But more than that, this year the gathering was a rallying call for the Iranian youth, who are united in a simple position, the time for this regime has come to an end.

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