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This is Atefeh Rajabi Sahaaleh.

Atefeh was executed in a public square on August 15, 2004, by #Iran regime henchmen 1 week after she was sentenced to death. She was only 16-years-old and never received a fair trial.

Ms. Atefeh is a victim of the tyrannical regime.
From the book "Self-Sacrifice" by Struan Stevenson:

"Atefeh Rajabi Sahaaleh was hanged in public from a crane in the city of Neka in August 2004. She had been raped and tortured for three years by a 51-year-old former Islamic Revolutionary Guard member turned taxi-driver" #Iran
.."He was sentenced to 100 lashes and she (Atefeh) was arrested, tortured and then hauled before Neka’s local chief religious judge Haji Rezai." #Iran #HumanRights
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On kulunut kohta kaksi vuotta siitä, kun ihmisoikeusjärjestö Amnesty International julkaisi raporttinsa, jonka mukaan KETÄÄN ei ole turvallista palauttaa #Afganistan:iin. #tphakijat #humanrights #StopDeportations #RightToLive #AfghanistanIsNotSafe
On kulunut yksi vuosi siitä, kun YK:n pakolaisjärjestö #UNHCR totesi, että Afganistanin pääkaupunkiin Kabuliin ei pitäisi pääsääntöisesti palauttaa ketään, joka ei ole aiemmin asunut siellä. #Afganistan #sisäinenpako #internalflight
On kulunut kohta puolitoista kuukautta siitä, kun riippumaton selvitys @Maahanmuuttovir:n turvapaikkaprosesseista julkaistiin. Useissa prosessin vaiheissa on ja on ollut ongelmia. Aiemmat selvitykset ovat jo todenneet ongelmia tulkkauksessa ja oikeusavussa. #Migri #migritarkastus
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Hey @guardian @guardianscience This would be a really interesting dialogue to continue if you opened it up to the majority of researchers who don’t support the PACE trial and have good relationships with patients, instead of just giving Sharpe a platform. theguardian.com/science/audio/…
There are so many flaws in Sharpe’s argument that I won’t be able to cover them all myself (due to ME), but for one, his attempt to differentiate between ME and CFS to justify their work when he knows full well that in practice it is all considered the same. @guardianscience
This means that if you are anywhere on the spectrum including #SevereME (see #SevereMEday yesterday) with extreme exercise intolerance, then you can be put forward for CBT/GET, and actually many Severe patients were formerly moderate before these “treatments” @guardianscience
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1/ Today @realDonaldTrump is doubling down on a failed policy to force regime change in #Venezuela by imposing an embargo that will destroy what’s left of the country’s economy and cause millions more to flee. cnn.com/2019/08/05/pol…
2/ @NicolasMaduro has been accused of using food for political control.

But it’s inevitable that Trump’s embargo will further reduce access to basic needs on a massive scale and increase the suffering of the Venezuelan people, in the name of supporting @jguaido.
3/ This is immoral. The only pro-#HumanRights solution to the #Venezuela crisis is to negotiate. Today’s action makes that harder and I condemn it.
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PLEASE SHARE, A MAN’S LIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE.

‘Ablikim Yusuf’ a #Uyghur from Hotan prefecture of #Xinjiang aka #EastTurkestan. Currently he is being held by Qatar authorities at Doha airport and he is to be deported to #China where he’ll likely face a severe punishment.
Abulikemu Yusufu, who was deported from Bosnia to China, is now at Doha Hamas International Airport, waiting for the flight to China. His life will be in grave danger if he’s forcedly returned to China. Please help stop his repatriation!
We urge the United Nations, European Union, and other governments, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other non-government organizations to take urgent action to save ‘Abulikemu YUSUFU’ and save him from deportation to #China.

uighurtimes.com/index.php/urge…
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@realDonaldTrump 2) These advanced, solid-fueled, Road-Mobile missiles are most likely nuclear-capable and directly threaten US forces and citizens in Northeast Asia, including some 30,000 military personnel on the Korean Peninsula.
@realDonaldTrump 3) No previous US President would have ignored such a flagrant violation of UN Resolutions directly affecting US National Security.
4) Trump’s endorsement of Kim’s “beautiful” vision for the future of North Korea is an abject abandonment of every value US holds dear. Specifically
@realDonaldTrump Kim’s vision for dprk future is not beautiful. It is a nightmare vision marked by complete absence of basic #humanrights including freedom of speech, assembly, religion, travel, and any sense of due process. For trump to endorse such a vision is not just wrong...it’s insane.
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Inst’l investor: it’s imp 2 have a seat @ the table w/ 4-profit prisons 2 drive change
Me: engagement hasn’t led 2 pos developments
Inv: not true; GEO passed a shareholder res on #HumanRights
Me: & days later they denied lawyers access 2 detainees
Inv: oh, we didn’t know that
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U can’t insist on engaging w/ these cos if you aren’t even doing this VERY BASIC level of due diligence. The shareholder res @ GEO passed but was strongly opposed by GEO’s board, & their objection 2 a dif shareholder res on family detention meant that res wasn’t even put 2 a vote
So AGAIN, for the people in the back: this whole “engagement over divestment” approach is not an acceptable or realistic strategy with companies whose business model depends on their ability to to cut costs through human rights abuses like forced labor & medical neglect.
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1 to 20. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼
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21. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼
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25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019 🤨👇🏼
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Julian Assange was assessed under the Istanbul protocol. “Several aspects of Mr Assange’s health condition & cognitive & sensory capacity have been...significantly impaired” spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/… #torture #HumanRights
This is due to Julian Assange’s long term confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy, without access to natural light, & adequate medical and dental care spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/… #torture #HumanRights #auspol
From a psychological perspective, Mr Assange showed all symptoms typical for prolonged & sustained exposure to severe psychological stress, anxiety, & related mental and emotional suffering spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/… #torture #HumanRights
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#FreeIran rally in London, Angelo-Iranians gathered in Trafalgar Sq. to support #Iran's democratic alternative, led by Mrs. #MaryamRajavi, & people's uprising for #IranRegimeChange
"We will take back Iran & rebuild it"

#IStandWithMaryamRajavi
#WeSupport
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Hon. @Offord4Hendon at #FreeIran rally in London:
“We were convinced during our visit that Ms. #MaryamRajavi represents an opportunity for the future of Iran. She seeks peace in the region,”
He continued:
“Today our response should be firm against IRGC & #Iran's regime,"
@TIME
@Offord4Hendon @TIME Dr. @Offord4Hendon concluded:
“We should recognize that the greatest asset for us is the bond of friendship between the people of Iran, the #NCRI & the rest of the world...The people of Iran are ready to stand up for change & they are ready to see a #FreeIran"
#WeSupportMEK
@AP
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There is something terrible happening in India. The ruling party & its leader @narendramodi have decided to target two of the countries' leading constitutional lawyers & human rights activists, with harassment, legal action, raids on their homes. 1/ theweek.in/columns/Shobha…
@narendramodi Indira Jaising & Anand Grover have represented the homeless, the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy, have been at the forefront of the fight for human rights, including that of LGBTQ people, women facing domestic violence, people living with AIDS. 2/ frontline.thehindu.com/the-nation/art…
@narendramodi Their work has been internationally recognized. Anand Grover was the UN General Secretary's Special Rapporteur on the right to health, and is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights. 3/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anand_Gro…
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1/ Each of us must stand loud and clear for the rights and dignity of all people. That means calling attention to #HumanRights abuses and demanding change.

For the past 20 years, #FalunGong practitioners have experienced appalling & unacceptable human rights abuses in #China.
2/ Banned by the Chinese government in July 1999, many Falun Gong practitioners have been subjected to arbitrary detention, torture, forced labor, and constant harassment.
3/ On this sad anniversary, the Chinese government should end the persecution of Falun Gong and allow an independent and transparent U.N. investigation into the human rights abuses suffered by Falun Gong over the past two decades.
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Not surprising that #China‘s lying about its demographic data. We can’t trust the #CCP’s numbers. Ex.: Communist authorities say #Uyghurs’ population numbers ~10M, yet #Uighurs routinely insist to me that #EastTurkistan’s (“#Xinjiang’s”) overall Turkic pop. is 2x to 3x that (!)…
… if that’s any truth to that, then the actual numbers of detained persons in #EastTurkistan could be even *higher* than estimated (as estimates that “1 out of every X number of people are detained” would be skewed if we‘re starting by underestimating the base population)…
… those types of estimates tend to come about by looking at the number of people “missing” from everyday places, like markets. The other types of estimates come from looking at the theoretical holding capacities of detention facilities, but these estimates are problematic, too…
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6. The Legacy of US UK France Canada Germany Italy Poland Australia Spain Portugal New Zealand Turkey Romania Denmark Belgium Czech Republic Norway Bulgaria South Korea Azerbaijan Singapore Nato in Afganistan

#Afghanistan #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #CrimesAgainstChildren
Invasion of Afghanistan (2001-present) - War crime 🤨👇🏼
1. The Legacy of US UK France Canada Germany Italy Poland Australia Spain Portugal New Zealand Turkey Romania Denmark Belgium Czech Republic Norway Bulgaria South Korea Azerbaijan Singapore Nato in Afganistan🤨👇🏼
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1 to 20. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange
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21. Assange a true HERO. The Siege & Injustice with Julian Assange 🤨👇🏼
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20. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, France, UK, Saudi Arabia, UAEmirates, Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Qatar, Morocco, Canada, Australia, Germany 🤨👇🏼
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼
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25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019 🤨👇🏼
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I’ve been seeing a lot of comments from ppl about how “the int’l community is finally paying attention 2 this.”

Here’s the thing though: @UNHumanRights @OAS_official @IACHumanRights @UN_SPExperts & others have been weighing in on these #humanrights violations from the beginning
If you haven’t heard anything about this until now, start following the accounts in the first threaded tweet, plus @Refugees @UNmigration @UNSR_Migration @IzsakRita @NilsMelzer @UNSR_VickyTauli (among many, many others)
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Why #WeSupportMEK 🌹
#WeSupportMEK because they are the most active, organized, united, efficient, brave, honorable, educated, non-corrupt, honest, sacrificing, 24/7-struggling, Iranian and Iran-loving resistance against the occupying and brutal regime in #Iran. That’s why #IStandWithMaryamRajavi ✌️
#WeSupportMEK because the regime executed +120.000 of our loved ones for speaking up against Islamic fundamentalism and we won’t give up until we receive justice for our victims and for our children. Until we achieve the most basic #HumanRights in our nation. We will resist IRI
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1/I’ve been slow to comment on this recent, amazing Planet Money episode on #Xinjiang, DNA, and ethics in global genetic research. npr.org/2019/07/05/738… @hrw @ailsachang
2/Agree with @dtbyler about centrality of a #Uyghur voice, “Alim,” impressed w smart protection for him. Esp given his biodata gathered forcibly, detention in a “political education” camp, “release” but still flagged by surveillance technology even when supposedly “free.” @hrw
3/And “Alim’s” encounter w what was likely the IJOP. hrw.org/video-photos/i… @hrw @hrw_chinese
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Before you defend the mullahs in #Iran & stop efforts to hold them accountable--know the struggle of the #Iranian people & their pains and sufferings as described by imprisoned #humanrights activist #GolrokhIraee women.ncr-iran.org/2019/01/06/gol… 1/18
We, who tolerated the pain, the poverty, the fall into the depths of fundamentalism, and over a century of tyranny. We, who were lashed but stood up. We, who lost our people but survived. We, who spread our empty tablecloths but carried on.

#Iran #FreeIran
2/18
By the grave of our pens, we sang the song of freedom & did not relent. Now we're pounding at the trembling pillars of fundamentalism. Until the cracks in the wall of theocracy r widened, we shall stand, even if the hangman’s poisonous dagger pierces in2 our body..

#Iran
3/18
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1. Given China's #recenthistory, did anyone truly think "#OneCountryTwoSystems" would work?
This is another legacy of #colonialism, where the #colonizers, enriched by its #extractivemethods, left its colonized with false promises of hope encased in #emptyidealisticrehtoric while
2. #extricatingitself from its responsibility of both #equalapplication as well as protection.
Though operationally different, this reminds me of the #divisionofIndia post #Britishretreat.
Though I'd urge #China, #HongKong and #Taiwan to learn from the destructive and
3. regionally destabilizing results of India's (and Pakistan's subsequent) division, I'm afraid that #politicalselfinterest will dominate over #thegreatergood and the thoughtful and peaceful overcoming of #EastAsia's #coloniallegacy.
If only #humanrights had the magnetism of
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Earlier today I was arrested with 17 other Jews and allies in the Cannon congressional building in Washington, DC, as part of a #NeverAgainIsNow protest against the US government's detention and abuse of immigrants in American-run concentration camps around the country.
As an American Jew, I grew up hearing NEVER AGAIN. Never again can we allow the horrors of the Holocaust. Never again to death camps and forced labor. Never again to ripping children from their parents. Never again to weaponizing abuse, indignity, and dehumanization.
As an American Jew, I also grew up hearing where the world fell short; where humanity failed to live up to that rallying cry of NEVER AGAIN: Cambodia. Bosnia. Rwanda. Darfur. I learned that NEVER AGAIN is both a call to action and a reminder of the cost of inaction.
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