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When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The…
The younger generation is essentially idealistic. This applies to the Iranian youth as well. In addition, the youth in Iran face certain difficulties… the Iranian…
The international community can’t trust such a government. If the government of Iran wants the international community to believe in what it says, it should…
The condition of women in Islamic societies as a whole is also far from desirable. However, we should acknowledge that there are differences. In certain…
What is important is that one utilizes one’s intellect and not to be 100 percent sure about one’s convictions. One should always leave room for…
No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil, regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.
Sadly the job security of lawyers has been ruined, so they are less willing to defend political defendants.
Lawyers have a dangerous job in Iran.
We shouldn’t just consider the desire of government to do what it wants to do. We should always consider the resistance of people. The culture…
Lawyers should not be charged with the same crimes as their clients. Trials related to political charges are not in accordance with human rights.
Usually, in any revolution people are focused on who wants to have the most power. But the most important thing is the laws that are…
When you vote, vote for those who are not warmongers, and vote for those who respect human rights. When you see a president who doesn’t…
I maintain that nothing useful and lasting can emerge from violence.
The Iranian government intends to use the nuclear program for peaceful purposes, but must convince international public opinion of that.
Democracy doesn’t recognize east or west; democracy is simply people’s will. Therefore, I do not acknowledge that there are various models of democracy; there is…
I hope the example of Saddam Hussein will give a lesson to leaders of other countries where human rights are not respected.
We must not enable anyone to impose his personal view regarding religion on others by force, oppression, or pressure.
How can you defy fear? Fear is a human instinct, just like hunger. Whether you like it or not, you become hungry. Similarly with fear.…
Human rights is a universal standard. It is a component of every religion and every civilization.
When a person is humiliated, when his rights are being violated, and he does not have the proper education, naturally he gravitates toward terrorism.
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