Fresh Attacks on Baha’i Businesses

Iranian authorities have launched a renewed attack on Iran’s Baha’i community, targeting Baha’i-run shops and small businesses. In a bid to prevent the religious minority from observing holidays, authorities ordered the closure of dozens of shops owned by… Read More

Norouz at the ‘People’s House’ as Inspiration for Pluralism

Members of the Alliance for Rights of All Minorities (ARAM) in Iran had the honor of attending the Norouz reception at the White House. This historic event drew a diversity of Iranians across religions, ethnicities, and political spectrum… Read More

Support Amnesty International’s Noruz Campaign and Support Iran’s Prisoners of Conscience

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The Iranian holiday Nowruz نوروز (“new day”) is an ancient holiday celebrated on the first day of spring to welcome in the new year. On this Nowruz we want to remember several courageous prisoners of conscience and political… Read More

Amnesty International: Proposed Laws Reduce Iranian Women to ‘Baby Making Machines’


In response to new Iranian government provisions to ban contraceptions for women and voluntary sterilization programs, Amnesty International issued a statement that characterizes the new provision as strategy to “reduce Iranian women to baby making machines.” “The proposed laws… Read More

Save 26 year old Rayhaneh Jabbari from being hanged in Iran


Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran Reyhaneh Jabbari is at risk of imminent execution for having killed a member of the Iranian intelligence services, Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a physician,… Read More