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September 26, 2020
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Meet Raziya: Lawyer, Activist, Peace Maker

"Standing by my side means defending voiceless people. Let’s rise for together for freedom, human rights, equality and real peace."  
August 13, 2020
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Arseh Sevom Introduces Project Bani Adam

Nothing is more central to Iranian culture than our poetry and the way we tell our stories to each other. We weave stories into carpets, recite poems at dinner, and tell fortunes from Hafez. We blog, write, and whisper to each other. Our music is rich and layered, marrying 700 year old poetry to modern music. Our history is one of many voices, styles, and ideas in conversation with each other over the centuries.
February 26, 2020

The Guardian Council: An  Obstacle to Democracy

What does Iran's Guardian Council do?
October 18, 2020
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Do Not Abuse the Abused

“The sanctions aren’t just impacting us economically, they are isolating us. Obviously, we are isolated internationally, but we are also isolated from each other..."
October 7, 2020
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PRESS RELEASE Arseh Sevom Announces Project Bani Adam

“If we’ve learned anything the past few decades it’s this: our fates and our lives are interconnected."
September 11, 2020

Joint call for states to mandate a UN-led inquiry into the serious human rights violations

Joint call for states to mandate a UN-led inquiry into the serious human rights violations, including enforced disappearances, torture and unlawful killings during and in the […]
September 1, 2020
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Job Posting: Social Media Intern

Arseh Sevom is looking for social media interns
September 1, 2020
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Grrrrr…Tunnel Bear is Offering Free VPN Services to Folks in Iran

Amazing effort from Tunnel Bear to provide internet access to people in Iran using their VPN.
August 4, 2020

Human rights organizations call for the release of Abbas Lisani

Once again, Iran shows that it will brook no dissent with the unfair sentencing of rights activist Abbas Lisani.
June 16, 2020

Renew the Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

The intentional use of lethal force by Iran's security forces led to the killing of hundreds of protesters and bystanders, including children, who posed no imminent threat.