Public threats against the life of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh by Iran’s ruling regime

The International Organisation to preserve Human Rights (IOPHR), warns all security agencies in Europe, especially in France about the activities of Iranian regime’s agents. Following the success of the educational, and anti-superstitious teachings of the prominent Religious scholar, Islamologist and jurist, Dr Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh, on various social media platforms, there have been number of recent public threats against his life, published online by security agents of the Iranian regime. Consequently, the IOPHR, urges all...

IOPHR statement to Mr. Ruhollah Zam’s death sentence

Reports indicate that Mr. Ruhollah Zam, the director of a Persian-language news network based in France, was sentenced to death last week in a closed trial. Mr. Ruhollah Zam was abducted eight months ago by the terrorist, and kidnapping teams affiliated with the Iranian Quds Force in Iraq, and then transferred to Iran. Ruhollah Zam, the founder and CEO of the Amadnews (Voice of the People) Telegram website channel, and news network, was considered one of the most popular Iranian news networks abroad, as it was able to consistently...

An open letter to US secretary of State to put pressure on the Iranian regime to stop the violation of the rights of the religious and ethnic groups in Iran

In a open letter (see below) various human right organisations, including IOPHR, religious groups, and civil liberties groups asked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “Call on the Iranian government to release all religious prisoners of conscience and to reach out to U.S. allies to express their concern making it clear that detaining such innocent individuals during a pandemic demonstrates a particularly reckless disregard for human rights and human life for which Iran’s government should be held accountable.” In the letter the...

A Request for Urgent Action

Once again, the ruling regime in Iran has proven its inherent enmity with the Iranian people, especially towards the Iranian youth, by issuing a death sentence against three young men, and through its subsequent approval by the Iranian Supreme Court. Such a judgment is proof that there is no change in regards to the inhumanity of the ruling regime. Three young men, Amirhossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi and Saeed Tamjidi, whose death sentences have recently been upheld by the Supreme Court, were arrested during a peaceful demonstration...

Iran — First Call for Signatures on Letter to Secretary Pompeo in Support of Religious Prisoners of Conscience

In an open letter The International Religious Freedom round table requests signatures on a letter addressed to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to support the religious prisoners of conscience in Iran. The full text of the letter and the means of signing the letter can be seen below: Dear IRF Roundtable Participants,Please see below from Baha'is of the United States and International Organization to Preserve Human Rights regarding a multi-faith letter in support of religious prisoners of conscience in Iran:"As you are aware,...

Experts Appeal to EU for More Protection for Global Religious Freedom

International religious freedom experts surged the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, to continue the mandate of the Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the EU. These leaders wrote an open letter to Ms. von der Leyen in an effort to further amplify their concerns. “Nobody should be persecuted because of their faith. The role of the Special Envoy for the promotion of religion or belief outside the EU has been vital in standing up for those who are unable to freely practice their...

Urgent appeal addressed to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to prevent a “human catastrophe” in Iran

IOPHR wrote an open letter to Mike Pompeo, Secretary of the State of the USA: "I will not take up your valuable time by repeating facts you already know, better than most do. I would only like to take this opportunity to implore you and the international community not to abandon the citizens of Iran, particularly in the current circumstances. The Islamic Republic is not a government that is chosen freely by its citizens and all elections carried out by this regime have been undemocratic and tainted by corruption, fraud, and...

PRESERVE AND ADVANCE

We aim to preserve human rights values and freedom for all, and advance towards a prosperous future as a unified society. We embrace diversity and inculcate social cohesion. We bring forth the voices of individuals within local communities, and work towards reinstating equity and equality in society.

Systemic Massacre and Genocide by the Iranian Judiciary

IOPHR decries the lack of independence of Iran’s judiciary, and its collaborations in human right violations of the Iranian Regime, despite the provisions within the Iranian Constitution requiring the Judiciary to uphold individual and...

Mullahs and the Chinese Communist Party, an unholy alliance

by Hamid Gharagozloo, representative of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) in Washington, D.C. What has happened to Iran over the past four decades? Back in 1976, Iran was at the height of its glory after nearly...

Policy Dialogue on Women’s Rights in Islam at Warwick University

“Are Women’s Rights in Islam Compatible with Modern Society?” - Event held at University of Warwick The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) organised an event titled “Are Women’s Rights in Islam Compatible with Modern Society?” in association...

Are Women’s Rights in Islam compatible with modern society?

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, BRUSSELS - The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) organised the event "Are Women's Rights in Islam Compatible with Modern Society?" in the European Parliament which was sponsored by MEP Esteban González Pons...

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The approach of IOPHR is based on research, education and social participation. We organize a series of academic conferences, research-based panels, publications and cultural events, that are aimed at facilitating an open dialogue within communities, highlighting core issues that threaten human rights in a democratic society, and formulating systematic and sustainable solutions. We embrace socio-cultural diversity and strongly encourage community involvement.

IOPHR Press Release

Why the Human Rights Violations in Iran Should Matter to the West After forty years of continued human rights violations by the Iranian regime, it is imperative that the West finally takes firm steps to challenge the...

OUR VALUES

IOPHR is a research-based organization, campaigning for social reform and preservation of human rights for all. Our foundational values are equality, equity, mutual respect, peace and inclusivity. Our work is aimed towards upholding the democratic values of secularism, fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals, and the rule of law.

Mullahs and the Chinese Communist Party, an unholy alliance

Mullahs and the Chinese Communist Party, an unholy alliance

by Hamid Gharagozloo, representative of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) in Washington, D.C. What has happened to Iran over the past four decades? Back in 1976, Iran was at the height of its glory after nearly two centuries. As a close...

OUR AIMS ARE:

• Protection of human rights and democratic values within society.
• Achieving gender-equality in all realms of society, and eliminating gender-based violence.
• Eliminating the threats of extremism through research-based proposals, and working closely with policy-makers, public officials and members of the society.
• Creation of an inclusive and well-integrated society that finds strength in diversity and cultural cohesion.
• Reducing cultural, religious or racial discrimination and polarization, along with counteracting hate crime and social ignorance.
• Contributing to the Global Goals devised by the United Nations to transform society in a sustainable way.

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