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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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UN Secretary-General tables human rights violations against LGBTI in Iran

October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments
UN Secretary-General tables human rights violations against LGBTI in Iran

6Rang, 1 October 2019: UN Secretary-General has confirmed the use of “reparative therapy” to “cure” persons of their same-sex attraction or gender non-conformity in his latest report on the situation of human rights in Iran to the General Assembly. Referring to a 6Rang report, António Guterres pointed out that the only other choice put forward […]

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IDAHOBIT

May 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
IDAHOBIT

May 17h was the international day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia. Perhaps the most publicized quote regarding homosexuals in Iran was Ahmadinejad’s words in Columbia university twelve years ago: “we don’t have homosexuals in Iran.” It truly reflected the situation of this community in the country back then. It’s existence was completely denied to the […]

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Iran: activist charged with normalising same sex relations

February 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
Iran: activist charged with normalising same sex relations

Rezvaneh Mohammadi, gender equality activist’s first court session was held at Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. Rezvaneh Mohammadi, gender equality activist’s first court session was held in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court Branch 28 on February 18, 2019, presided by the notorious Judge Moghiseh, according to the reports received by 6Rang. Reports indicate not only that […]

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Justice For Sisters: ‘Caning for consensual sex acts is a form of torture against lesbian women’

August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
Justice For Sisters: ‘Caning for consensual sex acts is a form of torture against lesbian women’

In Malaysia, on 12 August 2018, judge Kamalruazmi Ismail sentenced two women to caning for ‘attempted sexual relations,’ says Justice For Sisters. Justice For Sisters, a Malaysian trangender rights campaign, said in a joint statement on August 13 that the punishment ‘amounts to torture’ and must be immediately ceased. The women, aged 22 and 32, […]

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Demand Justice For Xulhaz, Murdered For Defending LGBTIQ Rights

October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Demand Justice For Xulhaz, Murdered For Defending LGBTIQ Rights

Amnesty International – Xulhaz Mannan was in his apartment with a colleague when men wielding machetes burst in and brutally murdered them. Both men were killed in front of Xulhaz’s 75-year-old mother. Xulhaz was a founder of Bangladesh’s only LGBTQI magazine. A daring venture in a country where same-sex relations are illegal. His attackers are […]

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Toward Depathologizing Trans: Decriminalizing Gender and Sexual Identities

October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Toward Depathologizing Trans: Decriminalizing Gender and Sexual Identities

“The sex change operations carried out in Iran are nothing short of a crime,” says Akan, a transgender, assigned female at birth, who experienced discrimination and violence on a routine basis in his secondary school in Sanandaj. He was told by a psychologist that he must undergo sex reassignment surgeries, when he visited to relieve […]

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Toward Depathologizing Trans: Deinstitutionalizing Trans Lives

October 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Toward Depathologizing Trans: Deinstitutionalizing Trans Lives

Trans identity in Iran is heavily institutionalized, diagnosed, examined, and determined by others- confirmed or rejected. The lives of trans-identified people are decided upon by third-parties. “Obtaining an official permit for sex change is a prerequisite for adopting dress and mannerisms of one’s own experienced gender without facing a risk of arrest and conviction for […]

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Toward Depathologizing Trans: The Right to Identity Without Surgical Treatments and Physical Examinations

October 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Toward Depathologizing Trans: The Right to Identity Without Surgical Treatments and Physical Examinations

October 21st is the International  Day of Action For Trans Depathologization. Mohsen is one of the many transgender people in Iran who not only undergo forced sterilization, but suffer humiliating physical examinations afterwards, only to find out they are denied the right to identity. “Transgender people in Iran cannot obtain legal recognition of their gender […]

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Men Arrested at a Party in Isfahan Charged with “Sodomy”

April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Men Arrested at a Party in Isfahan Charged with “Sodomy”

6Rang, 16 April 2017: An estimated 30 men arrested last Thursday in a friendly gathering in Bagh-e Bahadoran, Isfahan, have now been transferred to Dastgerd Prison. Sources have informed 6Rang that a court in Isfahan has charged them with “sodomy and consuming psychedelic drugs and alcohol.” According to the reports 6Rang has received, on Thursday, […]

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