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Mission Free Iran Honors March 8 with Washington DC’s Iranian Left Unity at their Celebration of International Women’s Day

Mission Free Iran thanks Washington DC’s Iranian Left Unity organization for inviting us to speak at their Celebration of March 8, International Women’s Day. This event was held on March 13, 2011, and featured a number of inspiring speakers, artwork, as well as films depicting the history of the March 8 celebration. A video clip … Continue reading

ICRIR PRESS RELEASE: IRAQ: Kurdistan Regional Government, UNHCR, Hand Over 30 Refugees to the Islamic Republic of Iran

March 18, 2011, Washington, D.C. — Thirty Iranians who had been detained in Kurdistan, Iraq, many if not all of whom were refugees, were illegally handed over yesterday by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is known to detain, imprison, torture, and sometimes execute returned refugees. Both the KRG, … Continue reading

ICRIR PRESS RELEASE: URGENT: 30 Iranian Asylum-seekers in Kurdistan, Iraq Scheduled to be Illegally Deported to the Islamic Republic of Iran TOMORROW

An ongoing crisis faces Iranian refugees who seek asylum in Iraq: their lives are at critical risk due to being caught between UNHCR’s criminal negligence of Iranian refugees in Iraq, the general crackdowns by the local authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan (the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Patriotic Kurdish Union (PKU)), and Islamic Republic of … Continue reading

Mission Statement of the International Coalition for the Rights of Iranian Refugees

Mission Free Iran is a founding member of the International Coalition for the Rights of Iranian Refugees (ICRIR); we maintain a repository of all ICRIR documents. The ICRIR website is located at Current members of the ICRIR include Action for Democracy and Human Rights in the Middle East, International Federation for Iranian Refugees, Iranian … Continue reading

“We did not have a revolution to go back!”: March 8, 2011, International Women’s Day in Solidarity with Women in Iran

On Sunday, March 6, 2011 Mission Free Iran organized a demonstration in Washington DC to celebrate International Women’s Day in solidarity with Iranian women. We thank all of our friends who came out to support Iranian women’s demands for freedom and equality. This post includes photos of the day’s action, and Mission Free Iran’s statement … Continue reading