Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Can I have a receipt for my persecution, please?!

A requirement in the "Real ID Act of 2005" requires many asylum seekers to provide supporting evidence from the very governments they are fleeing! Such an oxymoron...
Read ACLU's action alert about this bizarre legislation proposed by James Sensenbrenner, the House Judiciary Committee Chairman.
In today's NY Times, I read this Op-Ed by Shirin Ebadi and Hadi Ghaemi. They have taken a human rights approach to express their opposition to war. It's good to see many people voice their opposition from different angles.


The sidebar image is taken from Mahmoud Pakzad's "Old Tehran", Did Publishers, 1994. Thanks to Jahanshah Javid (www.iranian.com) for sharing it.

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