Tag: Iran

IDAHOBIT release: Covid-19 related hate and homophobia must stop

IDAHOBIT release: Covid-19 related hate and homophobia must stop

May 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

To: Mr. Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity Mr. Joseph Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism Mr. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and […]

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

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

March 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

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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LGBTI pupils and education in Iran

LGBTI pupils and education in Iran

February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

In Iran, discrimination and exclusion of LGBTI founded in the legal framework also has a prominence in the education sphere. The law in Iran lays the foundation for the human rights abuses against LGBTI people. This legal regime prohibits consensual same-sex conduct and perceived expressions of lesbian, gay, and transgender identity. The Penal Code imposes […]

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Broadcasting Forced Confessions: IRIB Must be Stopped

Broadcasting Forced Confessions: IRIB Must be Stopped

January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

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

Defending LGBT Rights in Iran is more urgent than ever

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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

December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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

December 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

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

November 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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27 Int’l Organizations Call for Decriminalizing and Demedicalizing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Iran

27 Int’l Organizations Call for Decriminalizing and Demedicalizing Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity in Iran

May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Petition to end criminalization and medicalization of sexual orientation and gender identity in Iran Under Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, consensual same-sex sexual relations between adults carry flogging and the death penalty while transgender expressions including cross-dressing may attract a punishment of 74 lashes and a fine. Transexuality is, however, recognized as a Gender Identity Disorder […]

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Toward Depathologizing Trans: Decriminalizing Gender and Sexual Identities

Toward Depathologizing Trans: Decriminalizing Gender and Sexual Identities

October 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

“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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