The Tehran-Shomal Construction Project: Another step towards the destruction of the Iranian environment

August 22, 2000

The Iranian government has plans to renew construction of the Tehran-Shomal (Northern Iran) highway. The proposed 123 kilometer long and 26-meter wide highway will pass through the mountain forests of Alborz and Mazandaran to join Tehran with the northern cities of Chaloos, Noshahr, and Clardasht.

Student’s death sentence upheld in Iran

February 21, 2000

An Islamic court in Iran has upheld the death sentence for Mr. Akbar Mohammadi, accusing him of leading the student uprising in Iran last year. The Green Party of Iran demands the immediate commutation of Mr. Mohammadi’s death sentence and calls on all Green Parties and human rights organizations throughout the world to intervene and…

Green Party of Iran condemns the arrest of Iranian editorial cartoonist

February 5, 2000

An Iranian cartoonist, Neek Ahang Kosar, was arrested February 5th, 2000 and detained in Evin Prison for publishing an “insulting” cartoon in Azad, a daily morning Tehran newspaper. The cartoon depicts Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi as a crocodile strangling a newspaper writer. (click here to see cartoon) The Green Party of Iran strongly condemns the arrest…

The Lives of Millions of People in Tehran are in Danger

December 25, 1999

During the last month, air pollution in Tehran has surpassed all records due to increased levels of carbon monoxide and suspended particles in the air. The air pollution has been so extreme that people are forced to wear masks in the streets. In some parts of the city, the smog has been so thick that…

The Green Party of Iran demands the commutation of an Iranian teenager’s death sentence

December 23, 1999

The judicial court of the Iranian regime has sentenced 17-year-old Moreza Amini Moghadam to death and 13-year-old Haamed Nazemi to 15 years in prison. The teenagers were not given access to a lawyer during their hurried, one session trial. They are accused of killing a pro-government militant (Basij) commander in a street quarrel and were…

The Green Party of Iran calls for a boycott of undemocratic parliament elections

December 16, 1999

The Islamic Republic of Iran has set many conditions and requirements for candidates wishing to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections – for example, they must swear allegiance to Khameni’s principles and must be approved by the clerical Guardian Council. In view of these undemocratic restrictions imposed on candidates, the Green Party of Iran rejects…

The Green Party of Iran condemns the expulsion of refugees from Iran

November 16, 1999

The government controlled IRNA news agency announced on Monday November 16th that the regime’s parliament has voted to expel from Iran all foreign workers not having work permits by the end of the year. The Green Party of Iran believes that this action will severely affect the 2 million refugees presently residing in the country. The…

French government suppresses Iranian opposition to Khatami’s visit in France

October 31, 1999

Unprovoked, the French police detained many Iranian opposition members and Iranian exiles demonstrating against Khatami’s visit to Paris from October 27 to 30. Some injuries were reported during confrontations between protestors and French police. The Green Party of Iran strongly condemns these unlawful acts carried out against peaceful demonstrators by the French police and government…

Islamic Republic of Iran confronts the Green Party of Iran

October 12, 1999

In response to the recent formation of the Green Party of Iran, the Islamic Republic of Iran has formed a phony party under the green name. The IRNA, the government controlled news agency of Iran, announced on Tuesday October 12th that a green party has been formed in Iran, having as its main objects, the…

The Green Party of Iran condemns the death sentences facing six Iranian students

September 26, 1999

The Islamic Republic of Iran is planning to execute six students, including four students arrested during the July uprisings in Tehran, and two student writers and editors recently accused of insulting the Islamic religion in their satirical play. In addition, we believe that the students may have been tortured in order to extract confessions. The…