Shohreh Aghdashloo Appeals to The UN

by faryarm
Shohreh Aghdashloo spoke passionately in an appeal to The UN for a tougher stance against Islamic Republic's  disregard for Human Rights.


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To Ali P.

by Yana on

Ali jan,

Dariush will survive without food but without his vitamin T, I doubt it :)

omid behrooz

Genuine speech!

by omid behrooz on

Shohreh is a talented accomplished actress, and this was a passionate speech. Iranians are in this together, and every voice counts.

Little Tweet

Too much acting!

by Little Tweet on

I hope I am wrong but I can't buy this speech as honest or genuine.


Human Rights

by Anita on

Cylender seal and extracts of the inscription of Cyrus the Great

Now that I put the crown of kingdom of Iran, Babylon, and the nations of the four directions on the head with the help of Ahura Mazda, I announce that I will respect the traditions, customs and religions of the nations of my empire and never let any of my governors and subordinates look down on or insult them until I am alive.From now on, till Ahura Mazda grants me the kingdom favor, I will impose my monarchy on no nation.Each is free to accept it, and if any one of them rejects it, I never resolve on war to region.Until I am the king of Iran, Babylon, and the nations of the four directions, I never let anyone oppress any others, and if it occurs, I will take his or her right back and penalize the oppressor. And until I am the monarch, I will never let anyone take possession of movable and landed properties of the others by force or without compensation.Until I am alive, I prevent unpaid, forced labour.Today, I announce that everyone is free to choose a religion.People are free to live in all regions and take up a job provided that they never violate other's rights. No one could be penalized for his or her relative's faults.I prevent slavery and my governors and subordinates are obliged to prohibit exchanging men and women as slaves within their own ruling domains.Such a traditions should be exterminated the world over. -Cyrus The Great (580-529 BC) . Selected from the book "The Eternal Land". 


my doubts

by capt_ayhab on

As an actress, I am found of her performances in many fine films. As a woman she has accomplished so much, facing so many obstacles.

However I have certain amount of reservation about her political alliance. Her repeated interviews in outfits such as Faux News and her affiliation with neoconservative casts doubt in my mind about her true intentions.

I have been wrong before.




What do we exactly want the UN to do? or say?

by Mehrban on

Not a rhetorical question.  

I just went to the UN web site the and punched in Iran.  The last Item (sorted by date) was about their condemnation of the bombing of a mosque in Zahedan from May 29.    

Ali P.

Great speech!

by Ali P. on

Now, what was Dariush's problem?

Why did he say he won't participate in this hunger strike?

Maryam Hojjat

Very emotional

by Maryam Hojjat on

Speech by Shohreh.  I am very proud of Iranian's women.

Payandeh Iran & Iranians

Down with IRI 


A Moving Appeal

by Anvar on

Good speech by this accomplished Iranian actress who was nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar) for her role in the movie House of Sand and Fog.  She is also a current Emmy Award nominee for her role in the HBO miniseries House of Saddam.

She plays the lead character, Zahra Khanum, in a recently released movie The Stoning of Soraya M.  The movie is based on a true story of a woman who was stoned to death in Iran.

Here are a couple of trailers from this movie: (a couple of minutes each)



Please respect Human Rights in Iran!

by Anita on

"No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he desires for himself."




Thank you, Faryar!

Azarin Sadegh

Moving speech!

by Azarin Sadegh on

Wow...such a passionate speech! She seems so genuinely moved.

Bravo Shohreh!

Thank you Faryarm for posting it!