ICAVI, along with other peace-loving Iranians across the globe urges the Iranian administration to bring back home those armed forces allegedly helping the Assad regime, so that Iran would not further be implicated in the mass killings of the Syrian people. (more…)
And it came about after the efforts of perhaps hundreds of thousand activists and resistance of millions of citizens over a period of four years forced a small group seeking absolute rule, to count the people’s votes and recognize their power. V (more…)
This is the culmination of the government’s targeting of the independent press over the last several years. Dozens of journalists and their family members have been harassed, detained, and interrogated. Some have been held in solitary confinement. Those who have been released have been banned from reporting on certain subjects or had smear campaigns targeted against them. (more…)
In an election year, when many of President Obama’s traditional allies are either opposed or highly skeptical of his strategy, President Obama must know that there is full-throated support for diplomacy that can prevent an unnecessary war. (more…)
Let’s not forget — this bloodbath began over a year ago with thousands of people peacefully protesting on the streets — calling, like their brothers and sisters across the region, for freedom and democracy.
Please add your voice to this Avaaz campaign. (more…)
Serious violations of the fundamental rights of women human rights defenders are continuing unabated in Iran, says CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. In the latest instance, Mansoureh Behkish was sentenced to four and a half years in jail for her human rights work. The Mourning Mothers Group, of which Mansoureh is a member, campaigns against unlawful killings, arrests, torture and enforced disappearances of Iranians. The group is composed of women whose children have been murdered, detained or disappeared in Iran since June 2009, and also includes family members of victims of serious human rights violations perpetuated by the Iranian government. (more…)
To create a global outcry about these horrific killings, we need to push world leaders to speak out. Sign the letter, and share with your friends and colleagues. Whatever you do, don’t remain silent. (more…)