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“If you want to know the taste of the ocean, you need to drink a sip of its water.” Melika Zarr Speech

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 […]

Joint Statement: 43 Rights Groups Call for Urgent Action on Iran at UN Human Rights Council

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 […]

Iran: UN experts demand stay of execution for two women, including LGBT activist

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 […]

International outcry over LGBTQI activists on death row as campaign gains traction

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 […]

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

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 […]

Two LGBTQI activists sentenced to death: the facts

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 […]