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Iran’s Islamist regime has been one of the world’s foremost human rights abusers since the 1979 revolution, but repression has escalated to unprecedented levels since the brutal crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrators after Iran’s sham 2009 elections. Thousands of Iranians were arrested and hundreds remain in jail, including many of the leaders of the opposition Green Movement. Iran also has stepped up executions of political prisoners and now ranks second to China as the world’s most prolific executioner. Join us as a panel of experts examines the repression of political, social and religious freedoms in Iran and suggests ways that the United States can help Iranians to regain their lost freedoms.
More About the Speakers
Former Iran Country Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Manda Zand Ervin
Founder and Director, Alliance of Iranian Women
Senior Fellow, Center for Religious Freedom, The Hudson Institute
Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs