The Congo: Human Rights Abuses and the International Criminal Court

Thursday, February 12, 2004, 6:30-8:30pm

The program will be held at the same building which houses the Congolese Community of Southern California, located at 607 North Vermont Avenue, Hollywood, CA (just north of the Hollywood Freeway). There is free parking next door, at the Beverly Financial Building, and at that time, there should be available street parking.

Speakers include:

  • Jules Boyele, President of the Congolese Community of Southern California;
  • Diana Munongo, also of the Congolese Community of Southern California;
  • Paul Hoffman, attorney and former International Executive Director of Amnesty International;
  • Andrea Capachietti, of Physicians for Human Rights;
  • Commissioner Scott Gordon (moderator), of the Los Angeles Superior Court, also a professor at Southwestern Law School and a former prosecutor with the International Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia.

The program will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is a requested donation of $5 for the Congolese Community of Southern California, but you are welcome to attend even if you cannot make the donation.

Documentary Films on Iranian Political Prisoners

Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran

P.O. Box 2037P.V.P.CA 90274
Tel:  (310) 377-4590 ; Fax: (310) 377-3103
E-Mail: ; URL:

Screening of Documentary Films on the
Iranian Political Prisoners 

Sponsored by MEHR

7:00 PM, Saturday February 7, 2004


Radisson Hotel, Pacific Ballroom
4545 Mac Arthur Blvd.Newport BeachCA 92660
(949) 833 – 0570 

The event is open to the public

1.  Forbidden Iran

A disturbing report from inside Iran, where Frontline/World reporter Jane Kokan risks her life to secretly film shocking evidence of the torture and murder of students and journalists opposed to the Islamic Regime of Iran. Kokan, in disguise, escapes the constant surveillance of Iranian authorities to interview underground and jailed activists.

Jane Kokan will be present at this event to discuss her observations and participate in Q&A.


2.   The Tree that Remembers

In a file produced by The National Film Board of Canada, Masud Raouf, Director and animator, assembles a group of former Iranian political prisoners who were active in the democratic movement. Blending their testimony with historical footage and original artwork, he honors the memory of the dead and celebrates the resilience of the living.

Shekoufeh, one of these victims, who spent eight years in jail, confined for months in a coffin-like box will be present at this event to talk about her bitter experience and take part in Q&A.