May 12, 2015 | Quote
Defending Human Rights Prisoners of Tehran
Canadian parliamentarians from across the political spectrum joined together to launch the fourth annual Iran Accountability Week in order to sound the alarm on the toxic convergence of threats posed by the Iranian regime: the nuclear threat, terrorism, incitement to hatred, and particularly the widespread and systematic violation of human rights.
Our program this year included hearings of the House of Commons’ Subcommittee on International Human Rights, a public forum on Parliament Hill, press briefings, political prisoner advocacy, and a concluding call to action. Among the participants were Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran; Iranian-Canadian journalist, filmmaker and former political prisoner Maziar Bahari; Marina Nemat and Shakib Nasrullah, both former prisoners of conscience at Iran’s notorious Evin Prison; FDD leaders Mark Dubowitz and Ali Alfoneh and Freedom House President Mark Lagon.
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