Thursday, December 16, 2004

Soona Samsami - Terrorist

Iranian Women and Girls - Victims of Exploitation and Violence, Making the Harm Visible, Global Sexual Exploitation of Women and Girls, Speaking Out and Providing Services: "Soona Samsami is the US Representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. Born November 14, 1959 in Isfahan, Iran, Ms. Samsami came to the United States in 1979 and in 1982 graduated in City Planning from Michigan State University. In December 1992, she was elected to the Iranian Resistance’s parliament-in-exile, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

In 1994, Ms. Samsami spoke at the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva. In 1996, she coordinated exiled women’s organizations at the World Conference of Women in Beijing, China. In 1997, she spoke at the Front-line Feminism seminar at the University of California at Riverside. In 1998, Ms. Samsami was a member of a panel of speakers at the U.S. Congress in a briefing on U.S. policy on Iran. Also in 1998, she administrated efforts among the Iranian-American community to elicit a statement in support of the Iranian Resistance, signed by a majority in the House of Representatives.

In 1998, the NCR President appointed Ms. Samsami as the NCR’s U.S. Representative."