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Taheri’s Name in The Constitutionalist Party of Iran (Liberal Democrat) 2015 Report

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Human Rights Iran

“The Shame of Iranian Human Rights”
February 26, 2015

Statement before the U.S. House of Representative Committee on Foreign Affairs
Edward R. Royce (R-CA), Chairman
Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organization
Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Chairman
Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
Ileana Ros-Lethinen (R-FL), Chairman
By Shayan Arya
Central Committee of The Constitutionalist Party of Iran (Liberal Democrat)

Dear Chairman Royce, Chairman Smith, Chairman Ros-Lethinen, honorable members of the Subcommittees:
It is truly an honor to appear before you today to discuss the human rights situation in Iran under the Islamic regime and the nature of the terrorist regime in Iran. It is an important issue that has unfortunately been overlooked by the international community in light of current negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 since the election of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran in 2013. Since that time, the Iranian regime, its supporters and lobbyists have tried vigorously to convince the international community in general and the U.S. administration in particular that something has fundamentally changed for the better in Iran. Rouhani’s administration, they argue, is a moderate one, and one that will make the Islamic Republic into a more open, transparent and above all, a normal regime which can be trusted.. Unfortunately, however, the regime’s actions speak louder than its words.


‘Muhammad Ali Taheri, founder of a spiritual group with different interpretation of Islam, was arrested in May 2011. He has been kept in solitary confinement and will go on trial this year. In Nov 2014, he embarked on a hunger strike for 25 days to protest 3.5 years of solitary confinement. 21Political activists, student activists, human rights activists, worker’s right activists, and even lawyers who represent dissidents suffer as well.’

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