October 4, 2019

Joint Letter on the Arrests of Activists’ Relatives by the Iranian Government

The undersigned human rights organizations are deeply concerned about arrests of family members of activists, journalists and political prisoners by the Iranian government. These arrests fit […]
September 10, 2019
Sahar Khodayari at a soccer match with her face painted and a blue wig.

Sahar Khodayari, Iran’s Blue Girl Dies

Sahar Khodayari became known as the blue girl for painting her face blue to support her favorite Iranian football team. When she was told she may face a prison sentence from six months to two years for daring to attend a soccer game, she set herself on fire.
June 27, 2019

Iranian Human Rights Groups and Activists Stand Against War and Repression

We, the undersigned Iranian and international human rights organizations and advocates, express grave concerns over the rising tension between the United States and the Islamic Republic […]
March 18, 2019

Iranian authorities have consistently failed to adopt and enact legislation and policies that would address core human rights violations

Support the resolution to renew the mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran
February 4, 2019

Arseh Sevom Year in Review: 2017

The work Arseh Sevom did in 2016 and 2017 was read, viewed, shared, and downloaded over one million times. This surprised us! It shows that the will to be more democratic is not limited to a small, engaged minority. There is an energy for democratic change shining through the cracks. The desire to engage and be heard is broad and deep.
January 23, 2019
small acts lead to big changes

Arseh Sevom in 2017: Letter from the President of the Board

People in Iran keep surprising us with their creative efforts for change. They keep standing up and shaking things up – even in the face of overwhelming punishment. Women stand up for their rights even when faced with outrageous punishments. Teachers demand dignity and fair pay. Conservationists stand up to the degradation of the environment.
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.