Bloody Decade

Bloody Decade

Post image for Iran Civil Society Review – From Medals to Disaster

It was a week that began with medals and international sportsmanship yet ended with disaster as two earthquakes hit an area close to Tabriz in Northwestern Iran. Netizens were shocked by the lack of Iranian media coverage of the quakes and an MP called for direct donations and volunteerism. Many inside and outside Iran are [...]

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Post image for Remembering Neda, Workers Protest, Iran Tribunal, “You Won’t Come Out Alive,” Lions and Bears

Neda Remembered The 20th of June marked the third year since the violent death of Neda Agha Soltan was caught on film. Neda’s family was never allowed a decent memorial service because of “security concerns,” but her grave has now become a site of pilgrimage for many activists and dissidents in Iran. Last week, despite [...]

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The Editor. June 21, 2012

Testimony from the Iran Tribunal (Twitter)

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The Iran Tribunal (http://www.irantribunal.com/) is a non-binding people’s court looking into Iran’s "bloody decade" when thousands were executed and disappeared. From June 18-20 dozens of witnesses and victims testified. From June 18-22 testimony is being heard in London. Emotions have been running high. At times even the judges were brought to tears. Some of the [...]

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Exclusive Interview with Payam Akhavan on the Iran Tribunal  Arseh Sevom — An international legal fact finding team led by Professor Payam Akhavan heard testimony regarding the mass executions that took place during the 1980s in Iran. According to the Iran Tribunal website, it took four years of persistent efforts to make the investigation of [...]

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Post image for Iran Tribunal to Investigate the “Bloody Decade”

A group of scholars, historians, and legal experts is gathering in London to hear evidence of crimes committed by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the 1980s. The tribunal has no official legal status, but seeks to operate professionally, shedding light on a decade that saw thousands disappeared and executed. More information [...]

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