March 18, 2024

Call for a renewal of UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran

Arseh Sevom joins 43 human rights organizations in calling for a renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the extension of the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Islamic Republic of Iran.
September 18, 2023

Iran’s Year of Defiance and Repression: How One Woman’s Death Sparked a Nationwide Uprising

Arseh Sevom joined Femena and 45 other organizations in making recommendations for the international community when it comes to dealing with Iran. This statement is an important reminder of the importance of women's rights, the participation of ethnic minorities, and the particular forms of oppression and persecution faced as a result. "We will not forget Mahsa Jina Amini, nor the thousands of Iranians who have sacrificed their lives or freedom for a better future. We will continue to monitor the situation in Iran and to amplify the voices of those who seek change."
February 2, 2021

Iran: Release Arbitrarily Detained Kurdish Activists

Arseh Sevom joins more than thirty organizations calling for the release of Kurdish activists. In the first month of 2021 alone, sources tell us  that at least 96 individuals (88 men and 8 women) from Iran’s Kurdish minority have been arrested by the intelligence unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards or ministry of intelligence agents, sometimes violently.
January 21, 2021

Human Rights Organizations Urge Iran to Stop Politicizing the Vaccine, No Matter Where It was Made

It is the responsibility of all governments, as stipulated by international covenants which the Islamic Republic has ratified, to protect the right to health and the right to life of its citizens.
December 22, 2020

Make COVID19 Vaccines Equally Available to Iranians

As vaccines become available, it is critical that Iranians do not experience restrictions or delays due to economic sanctions that would endanger more lives. A swift and equitable vaccination campaign remains the best option to protect vulnerable populations from the virus.