Interview

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September 22, 2007

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July 02, 2007

Hard Realities of Soft Power

April 29, 2007

Lone challenger to Iran's orthodoxy on the death penalty

November 04, 2006

Iran: Writers, Publishers Warn Of Industry Clampdown

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.

April 09, 2006

Fisk Vick, Again

March 26, 2006

Iran: Reinterpreting Ashura ‎

December 28, 2005

Le Journal du Dimanche – Interview avec Emadeddin Baghi.‎

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 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

July 14, 2005

Iran: Verletzung von Menschenrechten auf der Tagesordnung

June 29, 2005

CHOOSING IRAN'S NEXT PRESIDENT

July 09, 2004

In Iran, the Staying Power of the Press

May 04, 2004

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

March 02, 2004

Iran, ora il potere imbavaglia i riformisti

December 29, 2003

Le Parole sotto il velo

April 06, 2003

The Millimeter Revolution

Folks,
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
By ELIZABETH RUBIN
Newyork Times magazine


 

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