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Crimes charges against Iran sought

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague – that will look into Iran’s post-election violence.

In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: “the Iranian regime can’t continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder”.


Violence on the streets of the Iranian capital

 

 

Iranians continue to protest against an election they believe was stolen.

Disturbing images of a teenager dying on the streets of Tehran have appeared on the internet. It is not possible to confirm what happened to the girl known as “Neda”.

However, Iran state television says at least 13 people were killed in clashes on Saturday.

Al Jazeera’s Nazanine Moshiri reports.

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Iran’s growing power worries Arab countries

Iran’s growing power and strong ties with countries and armed groups in the region, is a chief concern among Arab countries.

This influence has revived fear of the creation of the so called ”Shia Crescent.” (Majority Shia populations or strong Shia minority)

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Tehran.


Gazans urge Hamas and Fatah leaders to talks

There is growing pressure on Hamas to reconcile with the rival Fatah movement of Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president.

Many are urging unity in light of Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip – but how to achieve that is eluding both parties.

Hamas is excluded from any diplomatic discussions, as it is viewed by Israel and many western governments as a “terrorist” organisation.

Al Jazeera’s Mike Kirsch reports.