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Nazanin Afshin-Jam speaks with National Post

National Post

Nazanin Afshin-Jam speaks with National Post

A Persian prison state

International diplomacy has failed to end Iran's nuclear program, halt its support for terrorist groups, or force the regime to respect basic human rights. But a new strategy is at hand: In a four-part National Post series, presented in partnership with the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, prominent writers explain how the world can apply pressure on Iran. In today's instalment, Canadian human-rights activist Nazanin Afshin- Jam explains how Iran's persecution of its own citizens is feeding the nation's appetite for reform.

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ACTION CALL: July 25, stand in solidarity with the Iranian people

Stop Child Executions joins Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Shirin Ebadi and many others in a call to the SCE volunteers, supporters and the people of the world to attend the United 4 Iran worldwide rally

ACTION CALL: July 25, stand in solidarity with the Iranian people

Join this unprecedented wave of global citizen activism for the people of Iran. On July 25, participate in an event in one of more than 50 cities around the world. Join us for a rally in your city in support of the Iranian people and in condemnation of the human rights abuses being committed by the Iranian government. United4Iran is a non-partisan collaborative of individuals and human rights organizations. United4Iran does not promote any political agenda. Our only aim is to condemn the widespread and systematic violations of the Iranian people’s human rights and to call for full restoration of their human and civil rights.

(July 18, 2009) PRESS RELEASE: Human rights activists are organizing a coordinated Global Day of Action on July 25, 2009 to demand respect for the human rights of the Iranian people and to demonstrate worldwide solidarity with the civil rights movement in Iran. Major human rights organizations have sponsored the event.

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