19 Jun
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International Outcry Following the Unjust Execution of Mohammad Salas

From the team of IOPHR, we extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Mohammad Yavar Salas. Following a grossly unfair trial, Mohammad Yavar Salas, a 51 year old Gonabadi Sufi Dervish, was unjustly executed by the Iranian Regime on Monday, 18th June, 2018 at 4:00 AM. He was hanged inside solitary […]

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07 Mar
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Public Appeal by the EPP group to halt genocide of Sufis and Gonabadi Dervishes in Iran

Public Appeal to Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Hassan Rohani, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Sardar Rahimi, Chief of police in Tehran. On February 19, the Iranian authorities attacked the Gonabadi Sufi protesters in Tehran during their peaceful protest against the detention […]

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18 Feb
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Celebrating Diversity and Inter-Community Dialogue

18 February 2017, Hannover, Germany – A concert night with various music performers from the Orient and Occident resonated from 20:00 till midnight as part of the ‘Interreligious Spiritual Dialogue Series 2017’ of the Church of Silence in Hannover, in association with IOPHR’s efforts towards socio-cultural harmony. Programme: 20.00  –  Ensemble Louly, Hannover, with hymns and poetry from Rumi: 21.30  –  Beate Achtner, Gießen, […]

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18 Oct
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Are Human Rights and Islam Compatible?

18 October 2016, European Parliament, Brussels – An important conference titled ‘Are Human Rights & Islam Compatible? & The Future Role of Islam in Europe’ was organised by IOPHR, and hosted by MEP Tunne Kelam, MEP and vice chair of the European People’s Party, Esteban Pons and the European People’s Party. The panel consisted of these […]

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05 Oct
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The Compatibility of Human Rights Principles and Religious Values

5 October 2016, Hannover, Germany – In a dialogue between Religious Scholar and Professor on Islam for over 40 years, Dr. Peter Antes from the University of Hannover, and Jurist-Scholar, Human Rights Activist and Quran expert Dr. Seyed Azmayesh, the focus of the academic discussion was the compatibility of human rights principles and the core […]

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11 Apr
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Countering the Rise of Extremism in Europe

11 April 2016 – 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 growing issue of extremism, and figure out a […]

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