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...

UN strongly condemns execution of Navid Afkari

Five United Nations human rights experts and special rapporteurs have strongly condemned the execution of Navid Afkari on this past Saturday in Iran. National wrestling champion, Navid Afkari was arrested at a popular demonstration, along with his two brothers, who...

Industrial Strike is Not a Crime – IOPHR statement

The statement of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights  (IOPHR) in connection with the general strike of the Iranian people. Industrial Strike is Not a Crime: For striking is the legal right of all citizens! More than two months have passed...

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...

Sex Slavery, Human Trafficking By Iran’s Ruling Regime Must Be Exposed
Sex Slavery, Human Trafficking By Iran’s Ruling Regime Must Be Exposed

By: Hamid Gharagozloo, Op-ed Contributor as posted in Christianpost.com According to the reports of multiple international organizations, Iran is one of the primary sources and points of exchange – both in terms of import and export – of human trafficking and sex slaves in the world. The...

Update on the Case of Mr. Labbaf, “a Persecuted Gonabadi Refugee”
Update on the Case of Mr. Labbaf, “a Persecuted Gonabadi Refugee”

An updated report with details of the case of Mr. Amir Alimohammadilabaf, also known as Amir Labbaf, a persecuted Gonabadi Sufi living in exile as a refugee in Croatia, has been presented by IOPHR to the U.S. Government and the European Union and various Human Rights agencies. Mr. Labbaf...

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.

Iranian officials continue to encourage social and religious gatherings despite pandemic Coronavirus outbreak

An open letter to Mr. Josep Borrell Fontelles, regarding the Iranian Government’s struggles dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran On 11th March 2020, IOPHR wrote an open letter to the ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​High...

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...

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