Thursday September 24, 2009 | Haleh Esfandiari

September 23, 2009 at 11:43 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments

A conversation about the true story of Iranian-American Scholar Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, who was imprisoned in Iran in 2007 after a visit to her elderly mother. She’ll share details of her more than 100 day incarceration, including interrogations, intimidation and fear of her tormentors.
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Dr. Haleh Esfandiari
– Iranian-American academic and Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center

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  3. Dr. Esfandiari was detained by the Iranian government on charges that no one knows for sure their validities. However, how can we in this country question such actions when the U.S has committed much worse than that. We have imprisoned thousands of people without due process and on secret evidence. We have committed torture against innocents and children. We have been engaged in renditions and targeted assassinations. Therefore, based one our shameful record, we are no position to question what Iran has done against Dr. Esfandiari. while thousands of people, who might be innocent, are still incarcerated here in the U.S., Guantanamo, Afghanistan, and many other countries around the world.

    • You really need to stop blaming Bush. It’s Obama’s war now. The Democratically controlled Congress denied him his empty promise to close Gitmo. It turns out the prisoners are bad men and no one will take them. Obama has retained Bush’s rendition policies. Check it out. I am not aware of any torture that has happened at Gitmo. The only “targeted assassinations” I am aware of is Obama’s authorization to assassinate the two black Muslim teenagers off the coast of Somalia.
      We have the moral obligation to stop this maniacal Holocaust denier from getting nuclear weapons to achieve his stated goal of annihilating Israel.


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