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Murder of a young Ahwazi gay man after the revelation of his sexual orientation through a military exemption card

  On May 7th, 2021, 17th Ordibehesht 1400, 6rang (The Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network):   Ali Fazeli Monfared, known to family and friends as Alireza, was a twenty-year-old gay man living in the neighborhood of Mahal Tasviye Shekar (Sugar Refining Path) in Ahvaz, Iran. Alireza was kidnapped by a group of men from his […]

Organizations urge governments to support resolution promoting human rights in Iran

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.3/75/L.31/Rev.1 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, adopted by the General Assembly’s Third Committee, when it comes for adoption […]