(February 14, 2013) – It’s been four years since the disputed Iranian presidential elections that resulted in massive uprisings and a brutal crackdown including extra-judicial killings, torture, arbitrary arrest, and detention; and infringements of rights to freedom of assembly and expression. Today—in the lead up to the June elections—we are witnessing the largest wave of [...]
As President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono conclude talks in Bali, Indonesia today, United for Iran reiterates its call on the Indonesian government to incorporate human rights in its bilateral and multilateral dealings with the Iranian state. In its recent report assessing the international response to Iran’s human rights crisis, United for Iran stated [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 9, 2012) - Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated four Iranian officials and five Iranian entities as human rights abusers, bringing the total number to 16 individuals and 9 entities sanctioned for human rights violations under U.S. law. United for Iran welcomes the imposition of these additional targeted sanctions, but urges the U.S. [...]
(October 12, 2012) – The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, has reported a “deeply troubling picture” of conditions inside Iran in a report submitted to the UN General Assembly this week. Shaheed notes that systemic and wide-ranging human rights violations in Iran are products of both legal [...]
فارسی UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has once again called on the Islamic Republic of Iran to begin full cooperation with the UN Special Rapporteur’s mandate by admitting him to the country. In his annual report to the UN General Assembly, the Secretary-General said he was “deeply troubled” about ongoing violations and called on Iran to [...]
فارسی Geneva (18 September 2012) – United for Iran’s Puyan Mahmudian addressed the 21st UN Human Rights Council on a range of ongoing human rights violations in Iran. Mahmudian called upon Iran to allow access for the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, who authorities have denied entry to the [...]
برای خواندن متن کامل سخنرانی به فارسی اینجا کلیک کنید Ban Ki-moon calls on Iran to free political prisoners and permit free expression ahead of 2013 elections August 31, 2012 – United for Iran welcomes remarks from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran this week, where he expressed “serious concerns” [...]
Despite calls in some quarters for him to skip out, the UN Secretary General plans to travel to Iran next week, a country that has become a dungeon for its own people. He will attend the 16th Summit of the 120-member Non-Aligned Movement, which will be chaired by Iran through 2014. Most of the criticisms of him going have come from states leading efforts to isolate Iran due to the nuclear impasse. But at a time when severe human rights abuses continue unabated against Iran’s citizens, it is a critical opportunity to refocus international attention on the dire situation in the country and pressure Iran’s leaders to improve conditions for its people.
United for Iran condemns the arrests of approximately 45 Iranian relief workers and volunteers by government security forces yesterday, August 22, in Haris County East Azerbaijan province. The organization calls for the immediate release of the arrested relief workers and for the Iranian government to stop hindering domestic and international assistance to victims. According to [...]
Washington D.C. (17 August 2012) United for Iran calls on democratic leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to pressure Iran to end abuses against its citizens ahead of an upcoming conference that will be held in Tehran later this month. The organization further urges UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to secure Iran’s sustained cooperation on human rights before agreeing to visit the country.