To: Member States of the UN General Assembly Your Excellency: We, the undersigned human rights and civil society organizations, write to urge your government to vote in favor of resolution A/C.3/68/L.57 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly, scheduled [...]
اتحاد برای ایران به عنوان موسسه ای که برای تثبیت حقوق بشر فعالیت می کند، حمایت از حقوق دانشجویان را در دستور کار خود قرار داده است و محرومیت از تحصیل و اخراج دانشجویان را محکوم می کند. ادامه تحصیل ازبنیادی ترین حقوق افراد است و نقض آن باید به هر دلیلی به طور جدی [...]
Sunday, June, 9th, from 11am to 2pm, San Francisco is hosting the first day of the 5-day global solidarity action “Behind Bars” to draw attention to the plight of prisoners of conscience before the Iranian election. This event will be held at SF’s beautiful Justin Herman Plaza. Speakers include Sarah Shourd, the American hiker who spent 410 days in solitary confinement in Evin Prison.
On March 21st or 22nd the UN Human Rights Council will vote on the extension of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran. We need your help to ensure the vote is successful and demonstrates broad international support for the Special Rapporteur. The Special Rapporteur, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, and his office have [...]
Take Action! Urge Iranian Officials to Release Behrouz Ghobadi, Imprisoned Brother of Acclaimed Filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi
Behrouz Ghobadi, the brother of exiled Iranian filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi, was arrested in Iran on November 4 and is being held in secret by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry. He has been denied basic rights under international human rights laws, including contact with his family and access to a lawyer. Behrouz has chronic health conditions that require [...]
فارسی In contravention of Iran’s constitutional and international human rights obligations, thirty-six Iranian universities have announced that 77 BA and BSc courses in the coming academic year will be “single gender” and exclusive to men. Under this new policy, Iranian women are being excluded from a broad range of studies, including English literature, hotel management, archaeology, nuclear physics, [...]
A death ruling has been issued for Iranian rapper Shahin Najafi by grand ayatollahs Safi Golpaygani and Naser Makarem Shirazi in response to Najafi’s song “Naghi” – the name of Shi’ite Islam’s 10th imam. Conservative clerics and Shia websites have called for Najafi’s killing, even offering a $100,000 reward for carrying it out. Najafi, 31, a popular Iranian musician who resides in Germany, has told reporters that he fears for his life. The issuing of fatwas by Iranian clerics has in the past yielded deadly results.
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, talks between Iran and the P5+1 resumed in Istanbul, Turkey behind closed doors. The Iranian people have been excluded from the debate on the international negotiations with their country through brutal repression by their government. Iranians gathered in Istanbul on the occasion of the P5+1 meeting to give voice to millions in Iran who have been…
Seven leaders of the Baha’i community have to date spent 10,000 total days behind bars in Iran solely on the basis of their faith. United4Iran joins the Baha’i International Community in raising awareness about their unjust imprisonment and urging their immediate release. We are urging you now to continue to ask for their unconditional release. An online letter can be found…