This weblog was created to act as a platform for the voice of secular pro-democracy activists in and outside Iran who are struggling against the religious dictatorship of the Islamic clerics in Iran.
My favourite quote:
"Evil only prevails when the good stay silent"
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Press TV Forum on Torture
I just got home and while channel hopping tuned into Press TV. It was Andrew Gilligan's Forum, which tonight debated torture. The guests included the London Director of Human Rights Watch, Tom Porteous and the executive director of Repreive, Clare Algar.
How absurd, actually how disgusting! It is the anniversary of the massacre of Iranian political prisoners in 1988 and the Television station where the program is aired from, is funded by a junta which is holding show trials and forced confessions on its state TV. Gilligan is presenting a program debating torture on a TV which is funded by a regime that gang rapes male and female detainees who have taken part in peaceful protests and the likes of Andrew Gilligan, Tom Porteous and Clare Algar not once mention any human rights abuse in the country where their paymasters are ruling with an iron fist.
Contact details for HRW London Office:
Address: 2nd Floor, 2-12 Pentonville Road London N1 9HF, UK Tel: +44-20-7713-1995 dial 1 and then 206 Mobile: 07983984982 Fax: +44-20-7713-1800 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org