Islamic Republic of Iran

Tabarzadi: The Man Who Brings Secular Democracy to Iran

Ardeshir Zarezadeh | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada
Ardeshir Zarezadeh

"Mr. Mandela's struggles as a political activist and prisoner, only after being amplified by the pressures from the International community, resulte...

Why Iran Will Not Get the Bomb

Hilik Bar | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada
Hilik Bar

One way or the other, Iran will not obtain nuclear weapons. I hope that this can be achieved peacefully. But despite my many deep political disagreements with him, there is no daylight between Prime Minister Netanyahu and myself on the crux of this issue.

Harper's Support for Israel Worthy of Praise

Mike Fegelman | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

A closer look at the Canada-Israel relationship reveals that Canada has exercised moral clarity by standing up to double standards, dictators, and outright hypocrisy. Canada, under Stephen Harper's administration has confronted terror, upheld international law, and promoted peace between Israelis, Palestinians and the region as a whole.

In Iran, Government By Murder Won't Change With a New President

John E.C. Thompson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada
John E.C. Thompson

Authoritarian governments almost always use a culture of terror and violence to intimidate or eliminate their opponents. The Islamic Republic of Iran is no different. The country might have a new president today, but sponsorship of terrorism will remain as one of the key tools of the state.

Iranian Student Wins 2013 Student Peace Prize

Maryam Nayeb Yazdi | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada
Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

On Friday, Majid Tavakoli, an Iranian university student activist will receive the 2013 Student Peace Prize award in absentia during an official award...

The Iran Tribunals: Finally Holding Death Committees to Account

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada
Mahsa Alimardani

A process of truth and reconciliation is underway this week in The Hague -- the Iran Tribunals. The aim of the tribunals is to bring the facts, individuals, and victims of the mass executions that marked the beginnings of the Islamic Republic of Iran. As witnesses of day one related their stories to the audience, there was a feeling of clarity. More than one tear was shed for these tragic experiences, and the lives lost.

The Iranian-Canadian Industry of Human Rights

Arshavez Mozafari | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Arshavez Mozafari

While it is of paramount importance to actively struggle against conspicuous violations of the most seriously thought out and radical ethical systems, this industry of human rights activism constantly puts Iranians in terribly compromising positions by encouraging the federal government to enforce retrogressive measures.

Help a Mother Save Her Son From Execution in Iran

Maryam Nayeb Yazdi | Posted 10.11.2012 | Canada
Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

Beygom Yadi Jamaloei is an Iranian 70-year-old mother who wrote an open letter four months ago pleading with the world to help prevent the illegal execution of her son, Gholamreza Khosravi. I have personally worked on multiple execution cases and can assure you that international attention saves lives in Iran. You have the power to help. Be his voice for justice.

A Translator's Slip-Up Cost a Young Girl Her Life

Maryam Nayeb Yazdi | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada
Maryam Nayeb Yazdi

On Thursday over Skype, Babak, a human rights activist currently in Turkey, played me an interview he conducted with Haifa Mohammad Ali, a mother who had just discovered that Farnaz, her 10-year-old daughter, was murdered by Firouz, her husband. Haifa attempted to get help, but an intolerant translator told her story his way. By then it was too late.

Motorcycle Gunment Assassinate Iranian Nuclear Scientist

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.22.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- TEHRAN, Iran - A pair of gunmen firing from motorcycles killed an Iranian physicist involved in the country's disputed nuclear p...