Source: The Daily Beast (Iranian Dissidents Against the Iran Deal)
Sadly, the world has not demanded real improvements in human rights. Thousands of activists continue to languish behind bars (including several Americans) and it is tragic that their release was not included in these discussions.
We are sounding the alarm bells before it is too late. Those who care about peace should help restore focus to the Iranian regime’s brutal human rights records, its support for global terror and role in destabilizing the Middle East. More pressure should be applied to the regime, not less.
One day when the Iranian people are finally free, they will hold an accounting of who stood on their side and who stood on the regime’s. It is not too late to hold the Iranian regime accountable for their continued human rights violations.
Today in Iran, political prisoners are tortured. Bloggers, journalists and teachersremain behind bars. Sexual and religious rights are trampled. Women are treated as second class citizens.
Western apologists and appeasers of Iranian theocracy do no favors to the Iranian people. They distance the likelihood of positive change and undercut the hopes of the Iranian people.
When the Iranian regime no longer fears its people, then the world will no longer have a reason to fear the Iranian regime.
Iranian Dissidents against the Iran Deal
Mitra Pourshajari (father currently jailed)
Mahvash Alasvandi (two sons executed)
Bijan Fathi (two sons executed)
Ahmad Batebi (jailed and tortured)
Sayeh Saeedi Sirjani (father jailed, died in custody)
Banafsheh Pourzand (father murdered under house arrest)
Banoo Saberi (jailed, husband executed)
Ahmad Mostafalou (jailed, tortured, escaped execution)
Shadi Paveh (father executed)
Borzumehr Toloui (uncle executed)
Shabnam Assadollahi (jailed and tortured)
Afshin Afshin-Jam (jailed and tortured)
Kaveh Taheri (jailed and tortured)
Marina Nemat (jailed and tortured)
Shiva Mahbobi (jailed and tortured)
Salman Sima (jailed and tortured)
Roozbeh Farahanipour (jailed and tortured)
Nima Rashedan (jailed)
Alireza Kiani (jailed)
Amir Hossein Etemadi (jailed)
Siavash Safavi (jailed)
Saeed Ghasseminejad (jailed)
Behzad Mehrani (jailed)
Avideh Motamen Far
Amir Khosrow Sheibany