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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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The Urgency in Defending LGBTI Rights in Iran

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments
The Urgency in Defending LGBTI Rights in Iran

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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“Sex Change is Forced on Iranians with Same-Sex Desires”, Shadi Amin in an Interview With Swedish Radio

December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments
“Sex Change is Forced on Iranians with Same-Sex Desires”, Shadi Amin in an Interview With Swedish Radio

Here you can listen to Shadi Amin’s interview with Johan Bergendorff (@JBergendorff) of the Swedish Radio. This programme discusses the pain and suffering of the LGBT Iranians because of the sex reassignment system in place in Iran. Among other things, Ms Amin highlights the lack of free and informed consent in sex reassignment surgeries. Most […]

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More than 10 UN Member States Call on Iran to Decriminalise Consensual Same-Sex Relations

November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments
More than 10 UN Member States Call on Iran to Decriminalise Consensual Same-Sex Relations

6Rang, 8 November 2019: during the 34th round of Universal Periodic Review, 11 of the several recommendations made to the Islamic Republic of Iran by UN member states exclusively addressed the rights of sexual minorities. In general, these countries asked Iran to end the criminalisation of consensual same-sex conduct between adults and to end discrimination […]

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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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