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6Rang letter to Dutch government regarding its asylum policy for Iranian LGBTQI

Current situation of LGBTQI rights in Iran: from systematic persecution to the imposition of the death penalty Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Ministerie van Justitie & Veiligheid Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal   February 2020   Dear Minister and Deputy‐Minister, We write to you in response to the Deputy‐Minister’s letter (19 637, nr. 2508), dated 1 July […]

Broadcasting Forced Confessions: IRIB Must be Stopped

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 […]

Defending LGBT Rights in Iran is more urgent than ever

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 34th Session of the UPR Working Group- 2019

Executive Summary 6Rang’s submission focuses on several key issues regarding LGBT rights in Iran and highlights the failure of Iranian authorities to undertake appropriate measures and implement the recommendations from Iran’s previous UPR reviews in 2010 and 2014. Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) remains an extremely hostile and dangerous environment for LGBT individuals and activists. […]