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London, MEFD – Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD) has written a letter to High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini ahead of her travel to Tehran on 5th August, as she intends to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Rouhani.  (more…)

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London, MEFD – On Sunday 7th May 2017, Middle East Forum for Development held an event at the premises of Amnesty International UK in London, which commemorated the 6th anniversary of Iranian spiritual teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri’s imprisonment.
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Middle East Forum for Development will hold an event marking the sixth anniversary of the imprisonment of Iranian spiritual teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri (more…)

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The All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief held a panel event on “The Persecution of Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Iran”, on 27 February, with the following speakers: (more…)

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London, MEFD – Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD) was represented at a panel event in the House of Commons on Monday, which it co-organised with the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Freedom of Religion. The event, chaired by Sir David Amess MP, was titled ‘The persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in Iran’ and was attended by a number of notable attendees from across a wide spectrum. (more…)

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London, MEFD – Middle East Forum for Development has organised a panel event titled ‘The persecution of religious and ethnic minorities in Iran’, which will be held on Monday 27th February, 5:30 pm, in the House of Commons. The event is co-sponsored by the All-Party Parliamentary Human Rights Group (PHRG) and the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief and will be chaired by Dr Matthew Offord MP. (more…)

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London, MEFD – In an effort to garner international attention for the case of Iranian spiritual teacher Mohammad Ali Taheri, Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD) drafted a letter addressed to Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (HRVP) (more…)

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img-20161217-wa0029London, MEFD – Thousands of people gathered in Marble Arch, London, then marched to Downing Street, in an event organised by the Syria Solidarity Campaign which was also attended by a delegation of Middle East Forum for Development (MEFD).

The campaign had urged people to join their protest against large-scale bombardments targeting civilians in Aleppo by the Assad regime and its allies.

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atena-daemiLondon, MEFD – According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 29-year-old Iranian civil rights activist Atena Daemi was violently arrested on the morning of 26 November at her father’s residence by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and subjected to threats. Ms Daemi was subsequently transferred by the IRGC to Evin prison in order to serve a 7 year prison sentence. (more…)

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Officers and officials of the Police Force met Ayatollah Khamenei, Commander and Chief of the armed forces [Wikipedia]

Officers and officials of the Police Force met Ayatollah Khamenei, Commander and Chief of the armed forces [Wikipedia]

London, Middle East Monitor – A major international human rights organisation has accused Iran today of “boasting of mass killing” after the Iranian regime repeatedly broadcast the mass execution of 25 Sunni Kurdish-Iranian men that occurred last August.

Amnesty International said that the Iranian authorities were “broadcasting injustice” after they put the Kurdish men to death, and forced them to participate in “confession” videos that Amnesty says was designed to “dehumanise” the men. (more…)

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