September 26, 2006

With a Restive Arab Minority

Iranian Clerics’ Angling Stirs Worry on Absolute Rule

September 14, 2006

Silencing Dissent

September 02, 2006

Iranians taste freedoms on own terms Dissidents shun US assistance

August 23, 2006

August 22, 2006

World: Islam And Human Rights

Radio Free Europe
Radio Lebirty

Is the concept of an Islamic state compatible with accepted notions of human rights? Can the modern concept of human rights make headway in the face of religious dogma and Islamic traditions? Emad Baghi, the head of the Tehran-based Organization for the Defense of Prisoners' Rights, knows at first hand the political sensitivity of new interpretations of religious texts, especially those involving human rights and the death penalty: in 2000, Baghi, then the editor in chief of the journal "Fath," was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for writing about the death penalty and retribution, as well as the killing of political and intellectual dissidents.

In this interview, Baghi, who was released in 2003 after three years in prison, explains the difficulties of securing respect for human rights in Muslim countries as a result of the eclipse of a deeply rooted humanist tradition in Islam. In answers given to Fatemah Aman of Radio Farda, he sketches out the battle lines in debates about human rights -- within Islam, within Iran, between the secular and religious of all religions, and between tradition and modernity -- and argues that there are traditions both of Islamic law and Islamic mysticism in which modern concepts of human rights can be bedded. Tradition and modernity can coexist in Islamic society, he maintains, and those who want to promote human rights need to explore those religious traditions.

June 19, 2006

Appeal to Stop the Death Penalty and a Fair Process for the Cases of 9 Charged in Ahwaz

This letter has been published completely and/or briefly in domestic press and Persian sites

June 11, 2006

The Society for Defending Prisoners' Rights Annual Report on the State of Prisons in Iran

part One

part Two

April 09, 2006

Iranian Dissident Released From Jail By Karl Vick

Giving ‘Freedom’ a Bad Name

Fisk Vick, Again

March 26, 2006

Iran: Reinterpreting Ashura ‎

March 14, 2006

U.S. Push for Democracy Could Backfire Inside Iran

March 13, 2006

Il nucleare? Iran sospeso fra dubbi e paure

January 23, 2006

Letter From Iran: Getting to Know Ahmadinejad

December 28, 2005

Le Journal du Dimanche – Interview avec Emadeddin Baghi.‎

December 14, 2005


December 13, 2005

Emadeddin Baghi : la lutte pour le droit à la vie‎

November 26, 2005

France awards prize to Iran dissident

November 24, 2005

awarded France's annual human rights

November 21, 2005

Prix des droits de l'homme de la R鰵blique Fran硩se Laur顴s 2005

November 15, 2005

A Third voice on Iranian Nuclear Issue

November 14, 2005

Protect the middle ground on the Iranian nuclear issue

November 08, 2005

Ahmadinejad will have to become more moderated‎

Vanna Vannuccini: Iran. "Ahmadinejad dovrà moderarsi". Colloquio con Emadeddin Baghi

October 20, 2005

Soldiers of the Hidden Imam

September 10, 2005

THE ROVING EYE The humanist reformer

August 23, 2005

Iranian Reformers Change Course

Double Standards and Deception: How the Left Treats Iran and the Middle East

August 08, 2005

A Question of Numbers

August 04, 2005

Iran’s new era: nine lessons for reformers
Emadeddin Baghi

Emadeddin Baghi is one of Iran’s leading dissident intellectuals. He is the author of twenty books (six of which have been banned) and has been an editor and writer for myriad reform publications, most of which have been shut down.

In his book The Tragedy of Democracy in Iran (1998), he accused top government officials of complicity in the assassination of political dissidents. In 2000 he was sentenced to seven years in prison (reduced to three years on appeal) for “insulting sanctities”, “undermining national security”, and “putting out false news”.

In 2004 Emadeddin Baghi was awarded the Civil Courage Prize, but was, at the final hour, prohibited from leaving Iran to accept it. He remains in Iran today, with the threat of re-imprisonment constantly hanging over his head. His website is at

July 23, 2005

Many of Iran's Prisoners of Conscience are indeed the Prisoners of their own Conscience

July 14, 2005

Iran: Verletzung von Menschenrechten auf der Tagesordnung

June 29, 2005


May 19, 2005

"Right" or "Privilege"

This essay was presented to the second meeting from a series of meetings held by the Association for Defending Prisoners' Rights, regarding the prisoners' life conditions. This meeting was held on Sunday 23 Isfand 1383, coinciding 13 March 2005, in Tehran university of medical science, the health faculty amphitheatre.

May 15, 2005

Court summons against Emadoldin Baghi cancelled but vigilance remains

May 11, 2005

Bloggers, Baghi and rafsanjani...

May 01, 2005

Emad Baghi Detained by Authorities

January 16, 2005

Prisoners’ Living Conditions

January 10, 2005


December 25, 2004

Democracy, prerequisite of rights’: Iran’s Baghi

November 28, 2004

the Discourse of Dialogue in Islam

November 23, 2004

Iran, Emadeddin Baghi racconta il difficile cammino verso la libertà

October 29, 2004

European Parliament:MEPs condemn execution of children and persecution of journalists

October 26, 2004

Iran; Smooth Transformations

October 25, 2004

Hope for Democracy in Iran

October 18, 2004

Iran: Barred from international travel, writer misses Courage Award ceremony

Journalist grounded

US says 'gravely concerned' about Iranian arrest

October 13, 2004

2004 Civil Courage Prize Honorees

October 07, 2004

Mounting threats to journalists

October 06, 2004

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL:End limitations on the work of human rights defenders

October 04, 2004

Death Penalty in Iran: a Report and Analysis (2000 – 2004)

This article has been send to The 2nd World Congress Against the Death Penalty, jointly organized by ECPM (Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort / Together against the Death Penalty) and PRI (Penal Reform International) be held in Montreal, Canada, from October 6 to 9, 2004
Consequently of the prevention of writer to exit Iran, the article has been presented to the conference .

August 31, 2004

IFJ Condemns “Dirty Politics” of Iranian Judiciary as Press Closures Follow Court

Iranian Prosecutor Shuts 2 Newspapers

August 22, 2004


August 15, 2004

Human rights defenders in Iran continue to suffer harassment

July 09, 2004

In Iran, the Staying Power of the Press

July 08, 2004

European Union challenged about the Middle East's biggest prison for journalists

May 04, 2004

Iran loses faith in clerics as change in rigid society becomes elusive

March 09, 2004


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March 02, 2004

Iran, ora il potere imbavaglia i riformisti

December 29, 2003

Le Parole sotto il velo

Prominent Iranian journalist gets one-year suspended

^Associated Press Writer=
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) _ An investigative journalist who
accused a former Cabinet minister of murdering
dissidents has been convicted in the Revolutionary
Court and given a suspended sentence of one year's
imprisonment, his lawyer said Thursday.
Emadeddin Baqi, author of the book "Tragedy of
Democracy in Iran," was found guilty of campaigning
against the ruling Islamic establishment and working
in favor of opposition groups, said lawyer Saleh

April 06, 2003

The Millimeter Revolution

This is a great article about Emad Baghi one of the most dedicated reformers in Iran. I think you will find this to be an interesting read. I believe that change in Iran will come through internal reformers such as Emad NOT the LA Party Grouplets and little Reza junior who are not willing to make the sacrifices its takes to make their country a better place. Well this is unless someone else is willing to do the suffering for them! These are the people along with AIPAC that are encouraging the US to attack Iran next so they will keep dreaming as Emad and his likes keep on fighting for their country.
April 6, 2003
Newyork Times magazine


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