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6Rang letter to Dutch government regarding its asylum policy for Iranian LGBTQI

February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments
6Rang letter to Dutch government regarding its asylum policy for Iranian LGBTQI

Current situation of LGBTQI rights in Iran: from systematic persecution to the imposition of the death penalty Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Ministerie van Justitie & Veiligheid Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal February 2020 Dear Minister and Deputy‐Minister, We write to you in response to the Deputy‐Minister’s letter (19 637, nr. 2508), dated 1 July 2019 and […]

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Canadian Court finds Torontonian Arsham Parsi liable for egregious defamations on anonymous website attacking Iranian world-wide human rights activist Shadi Amin, and orders $25,000 in damages

April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Canadian Court finds Torontonian Arsham Parsi liable for egregious defamations on anonymous website attacking Iranian world-wide human rights activist Shadi Amin, and orders $25,000 in damages

26.April.2018 For three years, Iranian writer and human rights activist Shadi Amin was publicly subjected to a stream of extremely serious derogatory accusations posted on an anonymous website and on Facebook, and sent under false names to third parties such as Amnesty International and the BBC. Ms. Amin had left Iran, where she had been […]

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Tear gassed, beaten and left for dead in no man’s land

March 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Tear gassed, beaten and left for dead in no man’s land

6Rang, 19 March 2020: Three Iranian LGBTI refugees are stuck at the border of Greece and Turkey, and are under threat of being killed. Shahrooz, a gay man, Arad, a trans man, and Fariba, Arad’s partner, have been subjected to police violence since the end of February. On 28th  February, 2020, the Turkish authorities opened […]

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“Building alliances to strengthen the movement”: the eighth ILGA Asia conference

March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments
“Building alliances to strengthen the movement”: the eighth ILGA Asia conference

Held in August 2019, the eighth ILGA Asia conference welcomed 310 LGBTI activists and allies form 46 countries to Seoul, South Korea. Participants represented ILGA member organisations from all regions as well as 34 ILGA Asia member organisations including 6Rang (Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network). This year’s theme was “Building Alliances to Strengthen the Movement,” […]

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Iran refuses to end the criminalisation and punishment of same-sex sexual conduct

March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Iran refuses to end the criminalisation and punishment of same-sex sexual conduct

6Rang, 12 March 2020: In its replies to the many recommendations received from several countries during the third cycle of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), Iran did not accept to end the criminalisation and punishment of persons for consensual same-sex relation or to pose a moratorium on the death penalty imposed on this basis. In its […]

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Dutch Labour MPs hold the government accountable for the question of Iranian LGBTI refugees

February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments
Dutch Labour MPs hold the government accountable for the question of Iranian LGBTI refugees

6Rang, 24 February 2020: Following media reports on the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ new asylum policy, two Labour members of the Dutch House of Representatives have posed a set of questions on the Dutch government’s official report about Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers, in particular, the misrepresentation and incorrect application of 6Rang research reports. The […]

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Fighting for the “highest level of protection” for Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers in the Netherlands

February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments
Fighting for the “highest level of protection” for Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers in the Netherlands

The Dutch government has lowered the protection level given to Iranian LGBTI asylum seekers in the Netherlands on the basis of its official report on the situation of Iranian LGBTI persons, dated March 2019. This report, which also refers to 6Rang research among others, claims the overall situation of LGBTI people in Iran has improved. […]

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Broadcasting Forced Confessions: IRIB Must be Stopped

January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments
Broadcasting Forced Confessions: IRIB Must be Stopped

Iranian and International human rights defenders urge the Council of the European Union to take more restrictive measures against the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) for broadcasting and taking part in the production of forced confessions. TO: The Council of the European Union January 30, 2020 Your Excellencies, The undersigned of this joint letter […]

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Defending LGBT Rights in Iran is more urgent than ever

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Defending LGBT Rights in Iran is more urgent than ever

6Rang statement for the International Human Rights Day 2019 International Human Rights Day this year is different for us. We approach this day shortly after extended protests in Iran over petrol prices, government corruption, widespread poverty, lack of political and civil liberties, and internet shutdown. The numbers of casualties resulting from the atrocious government crackdown […]

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Simply put, human rights for us means being able to be ourselves

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Simply put, human rights for us means being able to be ourselves

Today is #HumanRightsDay (Dec 10). To commemorate this day, ILGA ASIA asked its co-chairs, Shadi Amin and Candy D Yun, what Human Rights means to them. ILGA Asia also said, “We, ILGA Asia, will not stop raising our voices until LGBTI rights are recognised as universal human rights in the whole Asia region.” “Human rights means to have the right […]

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Adopt Resolution Requiring the Peaceful Protesters’ Release from Detention in Iran

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
Adopt Resolution Requiring the Peaceful Protesters’ Release from Detention in Iran

National, regional and international civil society organisations call on the UN TO: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York Your Excellencies, The undersigned national, regional and international civil society organizations urge your government to support resolution A/C.3/74/L.27, adopted by the General Assembly’s Third Committee on 14 November 2019, when it comes for […]

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