Seventy years ago, the UN was created and as the Preamble of the United Nations states: “We the peoples of the United Nations determined… to save succeeding generations from scourge of war… to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person.” Now, 70 years later, President Hassan Rouhani is to address the UN General Assembly on September 28th.
Rouhani claims to be a moderate or a reformer that deserves the trust of the United Nations and the United States, especially with the nuclear deal that fails to cut Iran’s path to nuclear weapons. Aside of the nuclear deal, the Rouhani administration treats its own people in such a way that his character should be questioned.
Human rights in Iran are deteriorating. There have been over 2,000 executions in the two years that Rouhani has been in office. This year alone, Iran is expected to exceed 1,000 executions.
“Iran’s staggering execution toll for the first half of this year paints a sinister picture of the machinery of the state carrying out premeditated, judicially-sanctioned kills on a mass scale,” according to a report by Amnesty International. But since Iran has the largest prison for journalists in the Middle East, information is being suppressed throughout the country. Iran censors the internet by filtering out websites, news, blogs, and social media.
Iranians want their basic rights. On September 28th in New York City, the “Voices of Iran” rally will be held to expose the mistreatment of Iranians and add awareness about the millions of people in Iran that need freedom and democracy. Read more here: http://townhall.com/columnists/kenblackwell/2015/09/24/iran-withdraw-the-welcome-mat-for-rouhani-at-the-un-n2056206/page/2
To learn more about the “Voices of Iran” rally, visit: http://www.oiac.org/2015/08/09/2015newyorkrally/