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Houtan Kian, Lawyer for Sakineh Ashtiani, at Imminent Risk of Execution

The International Committees against Stoning and Execution have issued a press release regarding the imminent execution of Houtan Kian, the lawyer who defended Sakineh Ashtiani throughout her ordeal. He has been brutally tortured and is to be executed for defending his client. We do not accept this in silence. Mission Free Iran has reproduced the … Continue reading

No! to Secret Deportations of Iranian Refugees from Kurdistan, Iraq!

The Kurdistan region of Iraq, and Suleymania province specifically, currently serve as key destinations for many Iranian anti-government and political dissidents seeking refuge from the Islamic Republic. Iraq, which shares its Kurdistan border with Iran, and where UNHCR maintains a presence with offices in Erbil and Suleymania, is a viable refuge for many of these … Continue reading

“The Greatest Number of People Who Come to Us as Torture Survivors Are from Iran”

Keith Best, Chief Executive of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, speaks out on torture in Iran in support of the Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI) campaign, “Be Her Voice! Be His Voice!“: Transcript: “Hello, I’m Keith Best. I’m the Chief Executive of the Medical Foundation for the … Continue reading

ICAS: Sakineh Ashtiani Attempted Suicide But Survived

A full English translation of the International Committee against Stoning’s press release (Farsi below) on Sakineh’s suicide attempt will be out shortly. In summary, Sakineh Ashtiani has attempted suicide using a piece of broken glass. She was rushed to hospital and is still alive, but her psychological state is very bad, and she remains at … Continue reading

Iranian People’s Uprising against the Islamic Republic Forces Mousavi & Karroubi to Remove Khomeini’s Image from Kaleme Site

Yesterday’s uprising in Iran proved unquestionably that the desire of people in Iran is to dismantle the entirety of the Islamic Republic. Although the day of protests was ostensibly “called” by Mir Hossein Mousavi, an Islamic reformist politician who continues to support a Khomeinist theocracy in Iran, the tens of thousands of Iranian people who … Continue reading