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VIDEO: Iran Civil Society Says Attack Gives Regime ‘Perfect Excuse To Oppress The People’

By Ali Gharib  

"VIDEO: Iran Civil Society Says Attack Gives Regime ‘Perfect Excuse To Oppress The People’"

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The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran yesterday released a video and launched a letter-writing campaign following up on a July 2011 report culling views from Iran’s human rights community and civil society groups opposing military action against the Islamic Republic. One academic commented that an attack would “give the regime a perfect excuse to oppress the people even more.” An interactive webpage also outlines bios for and quotes from activists, artists and literary figures who unanimously view a Western attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities with trepidation, fearing that, as one imprisoned activist put it, “If war breaks out, democracy, human rights, and civil society will be the main losers.” Watch the video:

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