Hard Times for Iran’s Spokesman
Tuesday 21 Aug 12
How can one expect the foreign ministry to intervene in the execution of Iranians abroad when the Iranian judiciary hangs people in public and ridicules the protests of the world community against its practices and violations?
Mehrangiz Kar’s Speech about Legal Reforms at the Law School of Stanford University
Wednesday 07 Mar 12
During the Islamic Republic era in Iran, the meaning of legal reform has reversed. Social realities, such as the high rate of educated and expert women inside Iran, as well as the economic conditions and present day demands of women in relation to the vast communication opportunities with the rest of the world is not the basis for legislation.
Happy New Year to the Youth
The pride and human dignity of these youth will be crushed if they are caught in an unequal war. Instead of building their pride, they will be caught in a slipping unequal war while the swords of other oil rich entities in the region watch. The pride will turn into defeat and this rich resource of the country will turn to depression.
The Last Solution
Iran’s leader and his advisors have come to the conclusion that the problem lies with the only elected official at the executive level, i.e., the president. If the position were eliminated, it would not endanger the absolute authority in the country but would even provide relief to it.
Brown University: Here I am Crying Far and Loud: A Night of Iranian Literature,
Thursday 29 Dec 11
I pull back the thick curtains of my hotel room. The sunshine of Cairo fills in the room. The constant sound of car honking their through the heavy traffic breaks the silence. I face a painting of Cairo; it is just like Tehran.
Rights of the Child The Torture and Execution of Youth in Iran
Thursday 13 Oct 11
If it is indeed a difference of opinion and Iran deems it more appropriate to sentence children and adolescents to execution than to send them to rehabilitation centers, why did Iran sign the Convention on the Rights of the Child?
Gentlemen, Thank You!
Friday 07 Oct 11
Siamak Pourzand’s repeated letters, and those of his family members, to the former president, current president, Mr. Sadegh Larijani and others are pieces of paper lying in a trash can and nobody cares to look into this man’s case who has been sentenced with espionage based on fake confessions derived under duress by judge Jaafar Saber Zafarghandi.
Constitutional Obstacles to the Realization of Human Rights and Democracy in Iran - Part 14
Saturday 10 Sep 11
Besides the patent inequalities described above, a close look at the Constitution reveals serious legal impediments to the fulfillment of the necessary conditions for the freedom of opinion, religion, and sect. These are, of course, to add to the arbitrary decisions the authorities have at times applied to non-Muslims in order to restrict their freedom. Among the examples of such policies, we can refer to the right to ration books, university entrance, registration of marriages and employment with the result that a group of Iranians have been deprived of their religious and human rights.