Four years after Iranians demanded “Where Is My Vote?” only eight men considered Khameini’s allies have been allowed to run in next week’s election. Meanwhile, more than 500 prisoners of conscience remain behind bars, including opposition leaders on house arrest. Iran is not free. United for Iran, Amnesty USA and local activists kicked off a [...]
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 [...]
March 8, 2013 – On this International Women’s Day, United for Iran calls on Iranian authorities to put an end to their systematic assault on women’s rights. As the Iranian movement for women’s equality persists despite severe suppression from the government, we also honor those activists whose struggle to end discrimination comes at great personal [...]
Majid Tavakoli, a student activist currently imprisoned in Iran was awarded, in absentia, the International Student Peace Prize in Trondheim, Norway today.
On Anniversary of Arrests, United for Iran Calls for the Immediate and Unconditional Release of Political Prisoners
(February 14th, 2013) – Two years ago, Iranian authorities placed prominent opposition candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi, and their wives on house arrest, in violation of their most basic human rights. The Government detained these individuals following the staging of opposition protests in solidarity with pro-democracy movements in the Arab world. Absent due process, Iranian [...]
Five Ahwazi Arabs have been sentenced to death in Iran. Thirty international organizations have signed the following letter, calling in the Islamic Republic of Iran to halt the executions. (January 23, 2013) – The undersigned human rights organizations strongly oppose the death sentences issued by the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) against five civil society [...]
United for Iran began in the summer of 2009 as a cry from the heart. During the events following the disputed presidential elections, the world witnessed the heroic struggle of a people who ventured their all in the hope of gaining the freedoms fundamental to every human being. We watched in horror the unimaginable violence [...]
NEW YORK – (December 21, 2012) – Yesterday, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to condemn the Iranian Government for “serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations” in the country. Member states deplored abuses against the Iranian people, which include mass executions, torture, arbitrary arrest and detention, intimidation, and a wide range of other [...]