PRESS RELEASE: The Deal with Iran is a Dangerous Mistake: Canada is right in being skeptical and refusing to ease the sanctions in Iran!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 27th, 2013

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political News Editor

The interim agreement signed by the Islamic Regime and the International Community is a dangerous mistake which may lead to serious consequences. The Regime in Iran buckling under international pressure and the weight of the sanctions has managed to obtain an excellent deal from the international community while making almost zero concessions.

The new deal will give the regime a much needed relief from the sanctions at least for the next six months, while buying them much needed time to continue working on enriching uranium and moving closer to acquiring nuclear weapons.

Another unfortunate effect of the recent deal, which promises to give the Regime relief from back breaking sanctions is the fact that the issue of serious and systematic human rights violations committed by the regime against the people of Iran seem to have taken a back seat along with the regime’s financial support for terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas.

By making a deal with Iran that only focuses on the nuclear issue the international community has given a green light for the regime to continue to oppress its own people and to silence the strong voices of dissent inside Iran that has been calling for the complete overthrow of the Islamic Regime in Iran.

The threat posed by the Islamic Regime in Iran both domestically and internationally is real and should not be taken lightly. Canada is right to be skeptical about Iran’s intentions and to refuse to ease the sanctions on Iran.

Media Contact: Sayeh Hassan, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Blogger, Pro-Democracy Activist

Tel: 416-363-9238

Email: Sayehhassan30@gmail.com

PRESS RELEASE: Rally on Queens Park to Oppose Mass Executions in Iran: Wednesday November 6th 2013, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Join Us to say No to Executions & No to Islamic Regime in Iran!

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November 4th 2013

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Government/Political News Editor

Since the [S]election of Hassan Rouhani in Iran, the Islamic Regime has gone on a rampage of mass executions in order to create an atmosphere of fear and terror among Iranians, in an attempt to prevent any opposition against the Regime. The past week alone saw the executions of more than 30 people including a well known Kurdish political prisoner Shirkuh Moarefi who was executed this morning!

Sayeh Hassan an Iranian Canadian lawyer, blogger and pro-democracy activist stated “With the [S]election of Hassan Rouhani not only has the human rights conditions in Iran have not improved but they have become considerably worse. Since Rouhani’s raise to power in June of 2013 more than 300 people have been executed in Iran. Many of the individuals who have been executed are political prisoners of Balouchi and Kurdish ethnicity including well known activists Habibullah Golparipour and Shirkuh Moarefi. There are many more political prisoners who face the imminent risk of execution.”

Ms. Hassan further stated: “It is unfortunate that the Harper Government which has been one of leaders within the International Community in condemning Iran’s Human Rights violations has decided to remain silent in the face of recent mass executions in Iran. It appears that as long as there may be a chance of small concessions by the Islamic Regime regarding the nuclear issue that the International Community including the Harper Government is willing to turn a blind eye on the massive human rights violations committed by the Islamic Regime including the mass executions.”

Ms. Hassan lastly stated: “In the face of total silence of the Canadian Government and majority of the main stream media on the issue of mass executions in Iran, Iranian Canadian activist have organized a rally for Wednesday November 6th 2013 on Queens Park from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in order to raise awareness about the mass executions and to urge the Canadian Government and media to break their silence with respect to this issue. We invite all groups and organizations who condemn the recent executions in Iran to join us on Queens Park and say No to Executions and No to Islamic Regime in Iran!

Media Contact: Sayeh Hassan, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Blogger, Pro-Democracy Activist

Tel: 416-363-9238

Email: Sayehhassan30@gmail.com

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