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Reza Shahabi’s Message on the Occasion of the Iranian New Year (Norouz) 1393

Published on March 19, 2014 by the Committee to Defend Reza Shahabi The year 1392 (1) ends while workers’ families continue to suffer through hard times due to searing inflation in excess of 40 percent, uncontrollably rising prices, and lack of appropriate programs to improve the economic and social situation. At the end of the … Continue reading

Sakineh Ashtiani, Once Sentenced to Stoning Execution, to Be Released

It is with great joy that we share the news that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, once sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery, has been pardoned and will be released from prison as a direct result of the worldwide protests in her defense. Today, 18 March 2014, Mohammad Javad Larijani, the Islamic regime’s Secretary General … Continue reading

8 March 2014: International Women’s Day Celebration in Washington DC

On 8 March 2014, activists in Washington DC gathered in Lafayette Park to celebrate International Women’s Day, and the women who have never stopped fighting for equality and freedom, especially in places like Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. The event opened with Sahar sharing a brief history of International Women’s Day, followed by her reading … Continue reading

TAKE ACTION: Tell Sakineh You Stand with Her on International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is the day to celebrate the women all over the world who have never once stopped fighting for freedom and equality. It is also a day to stand up against patriarchal regimes that legislate women’s second-class citizenship through mechanisms such as imposing mandatory hijab, requiring that women obtain their guardian’s consent to … Continue reading

Message of Labour Activist Esmail Fatahi, on the Occasion of March 8, International Women’s Day: We Consider Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani a Symbol in our Battle against Stoning and Inhumane Laws of Islam

We, the activists inside Iran, consider Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to be a symbol of struggle against stoning. On this day [International Women’s Day], I congratulate all the noble women of the world and especially Iranian women. I hope for a day that Iranian women obtain all their human rights. Unfortunately, everyone has heard the sad … Continue reading