Doostane Farsi Zabane Man

Where are the Human Rights Organizations When You Need Them?

In Uncategorized on December 11, 2010 at 6:13 am

Having been imprisoned in solitary confinement at the Towhid Prison in Iran for simply expressing my opinions, I grateful to have been a direct beneficiary of the work of human rights organizations.

For the last ten years, I have called the United States of America my home. I am not a US citizen, nor do I plan to assume the status, as I’m intent on returning and rebuilding my motherland. Our members inside and outside Iran are working diligently to bring about a free and democratic Iran, void of institutionalized Islam and deliberate persecution. As a political refugee who fled the repressive Islamic regime occupying Iran, I was warmly welcomed by American tolerance and democracy. The US is exemplary of a working democracy, and it is her policy to continuously promote democratic freedoms and basic human rights abroad.

So, why do American human rights organizations and activists fall silent in the face horrific and systematic human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic of Iran? This theocracy devastates not only political dissidents like myself, but anyone who promotes secularism, equality, personal freedoms and true Iranian culture.

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