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Jun 09

Human Rights Under Attack: Oppression in Iran

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Iran’s radical Islamist regime has systematically oppressed the Iranian people since coming to power in the 1979 revolution. But the rise to power of hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the slow-motion coup staged by his cronies in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has made the human rights situation in Iran even worse. Iran’s repressive regime has cracked down on political dissidents, human rights activists, journalists, bloggers, students, women’s rights advocates, minority ethnic groups, and adherents of minority religions, particularly the Baha’i faith.

How bad is the human rights situation today in Iran? Can the opposition Green Movement bring hope for future improvement? What can be done to assist the cause of human rights in Iran? Our panel of experts will address these and other issues.

More About the Speakers

Renee Redman
Executive Director,
Iran Human Rights Documentation Center

Golnaz Esfandiari
Senior Correspondent,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Helle Dale
Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy,
The Heritage Foundation

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James Phillips James Phillips

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