Many of human rights or ordinary citizens who stop by our Information Table at the Farmers Market may have this question in their mind: why the Amherst Chapter of Amnesty highlight the human rights of Iran with more focus than other Chapters?
Why our current and previous adopted Prisoner of Conscience (POC) is from Iran? The main annual activity of the group was dedicated to Iran and the keynote speaker was from Iran in 2012.
We do not have any of our current members from Iran however, we have few active members who embrace Islam as religion/culture. These members in particular were/are concerned about the abuse of Islam in the hands of many dictators and Islamist military groups (Sunni or Shi'ite groups).