January 22, 2004

Shahran Tabari, London Sunday, February 22, 2004

•Several activists in Iran, including constitutional reform advocate and former pro-reform newspaper publisher Mohsen Sazegara have asked the UN to investigate the Friday elections for possible fraud.

Former UNIFEM official Parvin Paiydar who returned to London after tours of duty in Afghanistan and Pakistan, tells Radio Farda that UN intervention is a legitimate demand. When democracy is destroyed in one country, it is the responsibility of all democratic states to protest, she adds. (Shahran Tabari, London)