January 21, 2021
syringe with 3 bottles of vaccine

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
Close up of COVID vaccine being held in hands covered with blue gloves

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.
December 7, 2020
"No person is illegal"

Iran: Bill Would Criminalize More than 800,000 Afghan Nationals

In a move that will make the lives of over 800,000 undocumented Afghan nationals living in Iran even more difficult, Iran’s parliament has introduced a bill […]
December 3, 2020
Podcast cover for episode 6 of Barabari, green.

Episode 6: Election Oversight Boards

Who spies on kids to make sure that they are ideologically pure?
November 26, 2020
Cover for episode 5 of Arseh Sevom's podcast.

Episode 5: The Supervision of the Guardian Council

"Four or five old men are making decisions for all of Iran?..."
November 26, 2020
Cover for podcast 4

Podcast Episode 4: Legislating Against Women

"It doesn't matter if you wear a hijab or you don't, we need to come together, not fight each other."
November 25, 2020
Screenshot of young man and older woman showing us a slice of pizza. Whole pizza in front.

Is International Gormeh Sabzi Day Really Coming Up?

"Gormeh Sabzi is one of the most beloved dishes in Iran," Najmieh Batmanglij says.
November 19, 2020
Graffiti showing silhouetted figures, 1 with fist in the air, 1 lying dead on the ground, 1 kneeling by the dead, Persian text above

November 2019 Protests in Iran – Aban 1398

"I am also someone's son"
November 12, 2020
Announcement of Episode 3 of the Arseh Sevom podcast

Episode 3: Interpreting the Constitution

Announcing Episode 3 of Arseh Sevom's podcast.