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Help Me Protect the Women and Children of Iran, by Natalie Reeves

Posted by worldorphanrelief on February 1, 2013

Fishermen Spokesperson Natalie Reeves

Fishermen Spokesperson Natalie Reeves

After reading Alex’s report, “Children of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” I was compelled to do a little research and was shocked and appalled by what I found.  If anything, Mr. Gowen toned-down the extent to which women and children suffer under the Iranian regime.  I uncovered numerous accounts of girls and women being sentenced by regional courts and executed for being raped – most by way of public stoning or being hung from an industrial crane.  Children’s textbooks and teachers’ guides instruct students to sacrifice themselves in a holy war against the “enemies of Iran” – mainly the US and the West.  In fact, over 500,000 children were drafted during the Iran/Iraq war, of which at least 36,000 were “martyred” and thousands more missing in action or maimed for life.  Many orphans – most under the age of 15 – spend years in prison and some executed without a formal charge.  Girls are legally sold to older men by relatives just for the profit.  There are many more examples.

I am not questioning the current Iranian administration’s ability to govern its people.  I am, however, calling on human rights organizations from around the world to join me in a global appeal to urge President Ahmadinejad to revise unjust laws and end the oppression of Iran’s women and children.  I thank you in advance for your support.

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One Response to “Help Me Protect the Women and Children of Iran, by Natalie Reeves”

  1. Walton Amey said

    Can not believe the things happening there.Women are so mistreated, and our current adminastration sides with evil over there. Christians being murdered women being raped and men being murdered.

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