Weekly Rights Podcast 23
This is the “Weekly Rights Podcast.” A review of major human rights issues by the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. It’s February 23rd and this is our 23rd weekly podcast: The government of Iran has once again denied its people permission to protest peacefully, even as its leadership continues to praise similar protests across the Arab world. On February 20th demonstrators took to the streets for the second time in a week. Many chose to march in silence in order to reduce the level of tension and violence. Regardless, eyewitnesses told the Campaign that the security forces were out in large numbers and that many demonstrators were met with a brutal crackdown.