VOA - David Gollust State Department  February 28, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in an address to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva that was otherwise devoted to Libya, said the U.N. agency should investigate rights abuses in Iran. She called for an end to what she termed an “organized intimidation campaign” against Iranian dissidents.

A group of student activists and academics at Tehran universities have released a statement calling for more protestors to honour the memories of demonstrators murdered by the regime during the February 21 protests.

According to Iran Khabar on Thursday, the students and academics said, “As the seventh day of their martyrdom nears, they are looking to us to continue on their path.”

The whereabouts of a student activist arrested in Babol, Iran, on February 20 remains unknown, the rights group Amnesty International said in an urgent statement on Tuesday.

Iman Sedighi’s whereabouts are not known following his arrest after a day of nationwide protests and strikes against the regime, Amnesty said.

The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the Iranian regime’s suppression of dissent on Wednesday and praised the Iranian people’s “bravery” to take to the streets in support of their fundamental rights.

In a press statement posted on the department’s Web site, Mrs. Clinton said, “Over the past ten days, we have witnessed the bravery of thousands of Iranians who once again took to the streets to exercise their fundamental rights to peaceful assembly and expression.”

The US designation two Iranian regime officials for human rights abuses highlights Washington’s commitment to support the Iranian people in their pursuit of universal rights, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley told reporters on Wednesday.

This week, the Department of State and Treasury announced the designation of two Iranian regime officials for serious human rights abuses in Iran.

The human rights situation in Iran is of grave concern for the European Union, the EU’s foreign policy chief has said, according to BBC TV on Monday.

After a meeting of EU foreign ministers, Catherine Ashton said the issue of human rights violations by the Iranian regime was discussed at the meeting.

A brother and sister have been arrested by the regime’s suppressive State Security Forces (SSF) in a Kurdish village, according to Hrana news agency this week.

It said SSF agents raided a house in the village of Gavizeh Koureh near Marivan and arrested Erfan and Sanieh Erfani, after searching the house and mistreating the family.

Feb. 20 Uprising- No. 9

HamedNour-Mohammadi, aBiology student in Shiraz University, was murdered by the criminal agents of the Iranian regime on Sunday, February 20 during the valiant uprising of people of Shiraz only because of his protest against the religious dictatorship ruling Iran. The mullahs’ murderers threw down this young student from the pedestrian bridge causing his death due to being hit by a car.

In a group execution, the Iranian regime put to death 4 prisoners in Kerman (south-central Iran) on Friday, February 18. In Sanandaj (western Iran), two prisoners were hanged on February 15, and 2 other prisoners in Khoram-Abad (western Iran) and 2 more in Sari (northern Iran) were hanged on February 14.

The Iranian regime has hanged 4 people in recent days, according to Harana news agency and the regime’s official reports.

The reports said two people were hanged on Tuesday at the central prison in Sanandaj and two others on Monday in the northern city of Sari.