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We, the undersigned organisations, call upon the 41 Governments that compose the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies, to take action and address the alarming proliferation of surveillance…
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Support Resolution to Renew the Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran

To: Member States of the Human Rights Council Your Excellency, We, the undersigned human rights and civil society groups, are writing to urge your government to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of…
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His Excellency Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani Head of the Judiciary Islamic Republic of Iran His Excellency Abbas Jaafari Dolatabadi Tehran Prosecutor Islamic Republic of Iran Your Excellencies: We are writing to you in connection with the status…
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His Excellency Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani Head of the Judiciary Islamic Republic of Iran His Excellency Abbas Jaafari Dolatabadi Tehran Prosecutor Islamic Republic of Iran   Your Excellencies,  We are writing to you in connection with the status…
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Letter to President Bush

President George W. Bush The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: Nearly a year ago, on June 26, 2003, you reaffirmed the U.S. government’s commitment to respect international prohibitions not only of torture but also of cruel, inhuman…
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Directors urge immediate action to end abuse of detainees in Iraq and elsewhere

The executive directors of leading human rights organizations have written to President about the ill-treatment of prisoners in U.S. custody in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay. Incidents of abuse have been reported in these locations over many…
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Human Rights Watch is writing this open letter to express its condemnation of the five-year prison term handed down to Hojatoleslam Abdollah Nouri, publisher of Khordad newspaper, by a Special Court for the Clergy. Hojatoleslam Nouri, a former minister of…
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Letter to H.E. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Human Rights Watch is writing this open letter to express its condemnation of the five-year prison term handed down to Hojatoleslam Abdollah Nouri, publisher of Khordad newspaper, by a Special Court for the Clergy. Hojatoleslam Nouri, a former minister…
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Human Rights Watch called on Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to ensure that an independent public inquiry is carried out into the July 9 attack on students at Tehran University dormitories by the extremist group…