PRESERVE & 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.

PRESERVE & 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.

PRESERVE & 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.

PRESERVE & 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.

PRESERVE & 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.

PRESERVE & 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.

PRESERVE & 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.

PRESERVE & 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.

Urgent Action: Stop the Execution of Navid Afkari

Urgent Action: Stop the Execution of Navid Afkari

Navid Afkari, a 27 year old Iranian wrestler, is in imminent danger of execution. A court in Shiraz has sentenced Navid to two death sentences without having any official charges against him. The Supreme Court has confirmed his death sentence which means that he could...

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...

IOPHR’s Second Statement on the Ukrainian Flight 752

Today, on the 11th February, exactly 33 days has passed since the catastrophe of the Boeing 737 incident occurred, where Ukranian Airline, Flight 752 was deliberately targeted and shot down by missile attacks in the airspace of Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, launched...

IOPHR Statement on Iranian Regimes’ crimes against humanity

IOPHR, London It has been more than three weeks since the Islamic regime of Iran started its new phase of naked violence and aggression towards its own people, by brutally suppressing the peaceful demonstrations of the Iranian people, against the threefold rise in gas...

ABOUT US

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
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 brutal clampdown of the Iranian regime on its own...

Antidotes to Islamist Radicalisation – European Parliament
Antidotes to Islamist Radicalisation – European Parliament

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, BRUSSELS – The International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) held an important all-day event inside the European Parliament under the title of ‘Antidotes to Islamist Extremism’. This event was sponsored and hosted by British MEP...

Policy Dialogue on Women’s Rights in Islam at Warwick University
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 with the Warwick Conservatives,...

Are Women’s Rights in Islam compatible with modern society?
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 (EPP), MEP Julie Ward...

The Campaign To Find The Truth Behind Dr. Tabandeh’s Death
The Campaign To Find The Truth Behind Dr. Tabandeh’s Death

Following is the transcript of the U.S. IOPHR representative Hamid Gharagozloo’s talk at the weekly IRF meeting with Ambassador Sam Brownback on the subject of the ongoing “Campaign To Find The Truth Behind Dr. Tabandeh’s Death”: "We at the IOPHR support the campaign to find out the...

NUFDI Forum: The Islamic Republic’s Religious Persecution in Iran
NUFDI Forum: The Islamic Republic’s Religious Persecution in Iran

Today, our IOPHR U.S. representative, Hamid Gharagozloo, spoke as an invited panelist at the National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) forum. NUFDI is a non-profit organization comprised of Iranian-Americans of all backgrounds dedicated to advancing justice in Iran. During the forum,...

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.

Induced death of the leader of the largest Sufi Order in the world

Dr. Noor Ali Tabandeh, also known by his spiritual title ‘Majzoub Ali Shah’ the spiritual leader of the Gonabadi Sufi Order in Iran, passed away on 24 December 2019 in Mehr Hospital of Tehran, following 2 years of being held under house arrest. Dr. Tabandeh was held...

Protest Outside the National Iranian American Council

WASHINGTON - Iranians living in the United States gathered in front of the office of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) in Washington, D.C., on July 19. A statement read out by protesters at the event described the NIAC as “the representative of the corrupt...

Iran: A Free Democratic Country or a Dictatorship Without Borders?

LONDON - On the 2nd of July 2019, the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights with the sponsorship of Bob Blackman, MP, held an important event on human rights violations of the Iranian regime within the UK Parliament, under the title of:  “Iran:...

Free Speech – a Fundamental Human Right

Brussels/Paris – Debating Europe interviewed Dr Azmayesh, the founder of IOPHR. The topic of the interactive online debate was “Should All Radical Speeches Be Censored?”, which included active participation and arguments proposed by the audience of Debating...

“I Oppose the False Muslims”

Germany, An Interview with Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh – The Jurist-Scholar and Human Rights Activist, Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh, has been studying the origins and language of the Quran for decades. Ulrich von Schwerin spoke to him about his efforts to develop a new...

Countering the Rise of Extremism in Europe

EUROPE'S WORLD MAGAZINE – A report on Europe’s World publication on the topic of security, which featured an article by Dr. Azmayesh, on the topic of countering the rise of extremism in Europe. The recent tragic events in Brussels were proof of the need to discuss the...

Protecting Democratic Values and Freedoms from the Vices of Extremism

The Parliament Magazine, BRUSSELS - A report on the publication by Parliament Magaznie, that featured an article by Dr. Azmayesh, the founder of IOPHR, a Jurist-Scholar and Human Rights Activist. The article focuses on ways to safeguard democracy and protect our...

US Senate Meeting on Violations of Human Rights of Minorities in Iran

US Senate Meeting on Violations of Human Rights of Minorities in Iran

In a committee meeting held today in the US Senate—chaired by Ambassador Sam Brownback, the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom—human rights of religious minorities were discussed. This meeting was attended by Dr. Hamid Gharagozloo, the US...

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