The director of Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang), Shadi Amin, spoke at the special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in Iran. Amin, who is also a board member of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), gave a statement on behalf of […]
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In a momentous milestone for the Iranian LGBTQI community, an Iranian lesbian woman won the International Lesbian Visibility Award on November 18th, amidst anti-government uprising in Iran. The danger and courage of her work became apparent due to mass death threats from the online Iranian community proceeding thenews of the award. The award, which was […]
Melika Zarr, Media and Communication Manager of 6Rang On stage in front of 90,000 people – 22th October, Berlin march was the largest ever demonstration against the Islamic Republic by Iranians abroad. The LGBTQ community demands their human rights! For the first time in the history of Iranian protests, 6Rang (The Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network) took to the mic to […]
Shadi Amin’s speech at the ELC (European and Central Asian Lesbian Conference) on the 29.September 2022. Jen, Jyan, Azadi was a central idea for her speech as well, as she felt inspired by the brave women in Iran and wanted to use the stage to bring awareness and raise solidarity. Shadi Amin was the key […]
Forty-three human rights groups, including the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), today urged the UN Human Rights Council to urgently hold a special session that should establish an independent mechanism with investigative, reporting and accountability functions to address the most serious crimes under international law and other gross human rights violations committed in Iran, including […]
Having zealously campaigned for Sareh and Elham for the past few months, 6Rang welcomes Geneva’s reaction: UN experts demand halt of execution for the two LGBTI activists on death row in Urumieh. Three working groups, four Special Rapporteurs, one Expert on SOGIESC issues and the Special Rapporteur for Iran have strongly condemned Iran’s treatment of […]
The news of two Iranian LGBTQI activists receiving a death sentence has shocked international media outlets, causing an influx of outcry calling to stop the sentence from being enacted. The campaign to repeal the death sentences for two Iranian LGBTQI activists began on September 3rd, garnering incredible media attention, and pressuring the Iranian authorities to […]
Geneva, 8 September 2022 – Iran must immediately retract the death penalty sentence imposed on LGBTI activists Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani (Sareh) and Elham Choubdar and drop all charges against them – human rights organisations 6Rang (Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network), ILGA World, ILGA Asia, and said today. “We are outraged at Iran’s inhumane decision to sentence […]
Iranian judiciary has sentenced two LGBTQI activists to death for corruption on earth 6Rang calls for the immediate retraction of the death sentence, and the release of Zahra Sadighi Hamedani (Sareh) and Elham Choubdar. Sareh and Elham were sentenced to death last week due to their work as LGBTQI rights activists, under fabricated charges. The Islamic Republic of Iran […]
Sareh, a 28-year-old Iranian transgender person, who was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) over nine months ago while trying to leave Iran, is now facing the danger of an unjust criminal conviction. Sareh, born Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani, was arrested in Urumieh on October 27, 2021, as she tried to cross the Iranian border. […]