November 14, 2018

We strongly condemn the execution of a group of Arab citizens in Iran

The situation of religious, ethnic and gender minorities in Iran has been worsening in recent months. It appears that the regime intends to severely punish dissenting voices. This comes as the Islamic Republic weakens inside the country and external pressure increases.
November 8, 2018

Civilians caught in sanctions crossfire need Geneva Convention protection

"Causing hunger and disease through economic instruments should not be accepted in the 21st century.”
August 27, 2018

UN: Sanctions on Iran are Unjust and Harmful

“The reimposition of sanctions against Iran after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, which had been unanimously adopted by the Security Council with the support of the US itself, lays bare the illegitimacy of this action,” Mr. Jazairy observed.
August 7, 2018

Remember Ibn Sina (Avicenna)? Google Doodle Does

Ibn Sina, the 10th century Persian philosopher, physician, astronomer, and writer, gets his own Google Doodle.
August 7, 2018

Is Iran the Birthplace of Ice Cream?

We're taking a break from the political heat and the summer's heat with a look at Iran's frozen delights.
July 31, 2018

Hold firm to the values of human rights without forgetting those caught up in conflict they cannot control

We urge all activists and organizations with a focus on Iran to take the time to understand the impact of the US political posturing and the Iranian government’s response on the actual people inside of the county and from the perspective of Iran’s history and current climate. Our era is one that requires great strength in resisting authoritarian ideas that come couched in the language of freedom, security, and democracy. This is a time to hold firm to the values of human rights without forgetting the people who are caught up in a political conflict that they cannot control.
July 9, 2018

Congratulations to the new Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

Arseh Sevom joins others in congratulating Professor Javaid Rehman on his appointment as UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran. This is a big responsibility and we are certain he is up to the task.
May 9, 2018

How Past Sanctions Against Iran Impacted Individuals and Families

What can Iran expect from new US sanctions? No one is sure yet. This throwback looks at how past sanctions impacted Iranian society.
February 12, 2018

Kenya Really Wants Democracy

In 2017, Kenya’s courts made history when they sided with opposition protests concerning flawed election proceedings favoring the incumbent. A new election was called for and held. The court decision was a landmark for the support of democracy. The result of that decision? Well that’s another story…