Taking a Closer Look at Iran's Revolution Essay

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Iran a place located east of Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and west of Afghanistan (“Where is Iran”). Iran is having a revolution with its people because Mohammad Khatami, fifth president of Ian lost to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the presidential elections held in June 2009, former Prime Minister Mir Hussein Mousavi accused the new president Mohammad Khatami of rigging the vote. Soon after the announcement that President Mahmoud Ahmadiejad rigged the election, Green Revolution started where thousands of young people of Iran storm though the streets to protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadiejad. But the revolution did not last very long all thanks to its military, Green Revolution was over and more than 500 young Iranians has been capture for …show more content…

The girl was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. In Iran rich families can pay money to the family of the victim in instead of execution. The murderer then walks free. The rich can get away with murder. The UN has continuously asked the government of Iran to ban the use cruel unusual punishment and torture on its people including minors. ("U.N. Again Calls On ...."). This problem also lead to the problem of government taking away rights from the people of Iran.
President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who supports the right of freedom has signed many treaties and document about the violation of human rights. The president of Iran is not honoring to the treaties and documents that he has signed. ("U.N. Again Calls On ....").Under the eight years of Ahmadinejad's government which enjoyed the full support of the Leader and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for the first six years, the people of Iran has been experiencing an increasing of human rights violations, especially of women's rights, and there are also an increase of restriction on the media and civil society organizations ( Tohidi ). The number of journalists, academics and human rights defenders who have gone to prison during President Ahmadinejad's term in office has increased (Memarian). Iran has been discriminating their people by their religious, ethnic minorities, denial of political and civil rights. A Special Rapporteur

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