The execution of Mohsen Shekari just weeks after a sham trial is an outrage and a profound miscarriage of justice, and represents yet another young life ended by the Islamic Republic’s brutality. The National Iranian American Council unequivocally condemns the execution of Shekari and calls on the Iranian government to halt all executions and free the 18,000 prisoners who have been unjustly detained.
We stand with Iranians fighting for their rights.
We’ve created this action hub to track everything happening on the ground and the actions we’re taking here at home to support them. We recognize that this is a defining moment for our community and we are moved by the bravery, resiliency, and courage on display for the international community.
Where We Stand
NIAC stands with the Iranian people and supports their aspirations for their rights, dignity, and fundamental change. Combat misinformation by reading more about our policy stances below.
These events have demonstrated why it’s so important that we have focused, relentless, organized advocacy that helps our loved ones on the ground. That’s why NIAC is redoubling our work to educate the public, organize our members, and ensure that U.S. policymakers take actions that uplift the cause of human rights and dignity. Here’s what you can do to help.
What NIAC is working on
Washington, DC – NIAC welcomes today’s announcement from U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield in support of establishing an independent UN investigative mechanism to
For we Iranian Americans the past few weeks have one hand really inspiring and hopeful — the women from across Iranian society refusing the mandatory hijab
Tracking human rights in Iran
Read our latest reports on human rights as protests continue in Iran and across the world. Sign up for NIAC’s Human Rights Tracker emails to get these reports in your inbox.
After two executions of protesters in the last week, Iranian authorities continue to issue harsh sentences against many of the 18,000+ protesters who have been
The National Iranian American Council strongly condemns the Iranian government for its abominable execution of a second protester arrested amid nationwide protests, which followed accusations
23-year-old Mohsen Shekari was executed by hanging Thursday morning by the Islamic Republic Judiciary after being convicted by a Revolutionary Court of “moharebeh” (enmity against