United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) brings attention to the regime’s consistent suppression of individual freedoms and demands accountability for Tehran's actions. Explore our resources to understand the depth and impact of these human rights abuses in Iran.

Reports & Resources

Iran's War on Journalism and Journalists

The Iranian regime is one of the world’s worst persecutors of journalists and suppressors of…

Iran's War on LGBTQ Citizens

Iran’s Islamist regime persecutes and discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,…

Iran’s War on The Environment and Environmentalists

One of the most ruinous facets of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s destructive legacy is the…

Iran’s War on Women

The Iranian regime systematically discriminates against women, treating them as second-class…

#FreeTheHostages

As long as Iran continues this heinous practice and fails to release its hostages there should be…

Petition to Expel Iran from the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Join UANI and let the UN know that Iran has no place on the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Mohammad Moghiseh: The Iranian Supreme Court’s New Hanging Judge

Mohammad Moghiseh is an Iranian judge infamous for violating defendants’ human rights and…

Abolqasem Salavati: The Judge of Death

Abolqasem (also spelled ‘Abolghassem’) Salavati is an Iranian judge infamous for violating the…

Cruel and Inhuman: Executions and Other Barbarities in Iran’s Judicial System

Iran’s judicial system remains among the most brutal in the world. The Iranian regime executes more…

Hold Iran Accountable Petition

Iran has brutally cracked down on recent protests. This must be addressed by the U.S. Government,…

Mohammad Jafar Montazeri: Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Iran

Mohammad Jafar Montazeri is a 75-year-old mid-ranking cleric and longtime Islamic Republic…

Iran News & Blogs

UANI Senior Advisor Saeid Golkar and UANI Director for IRGC Research Kasra Aarabi write: "However, while there has been a lot of global and domestic attention on the suppression of bodies and…

The Woman, Life, Freedom movement, which was sparked by the murder of Mahsa Amini in police custody in September 2022, represents one of the most significant domestic threats to regime stability…

"'… Execution is not something new in the Islamic Republic. It’s a part of their identity,' said Saeid Golkar, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Tennessee and senior…

Iran executed another Woman, Life, Freedom protester, adding to the over 500 individuals that have been killed by security forces since the protest movement began in September 2022. Countless…

"... The bill passed the House by a 410-3 vote last September, but faced controversy as it advanced through the House. Lawmakers had pursued last-minute negotiations about the bill’s language —…

After over 500 Iranians were killed by the Islamic Republic’s security forces for legitimately protesting their government, Iranians took to the streets and social media on the anniversary of…

"Earlier, Iran expert at United Against Nuclear Iran, Kasra Aarabi, told DW, 'that attack itself certainly has all the hallmarks of ISIS operations in Iran.'

He said that would suit the…

The Woman, Life, Freedom movement has gained new momentum. Videos of Iranians dancing—a direct affront to the Islamic Republic—went viral on X. In an effort to stifle these and other acts of…

The Islamic Republic’s security forces have deployed brutal violence to suppress the Woman, Life, Freedom movement in Iran. The regime secretly executed another protester, the eighth known…

UANI director of outreach and human rights research Alan Goldsmith writes: "There are few places more dangerous for female human rights activists than Iran. The Iranian regime is engaged in a…

On October 28, 2023, Armita Geravand, a 16-year-old girl who fell into a coma after being attacked by the ‘Morality Police’ in a metro station for not properly wearing a hijab, was pronounced dead…

(New York, N.Y.) — Today, ahead of the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s tragic murder by the Islamic Republic on September 16, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following joint statement today following reports that…

UANI Database Tracks Western Sanctions On Human Rights Abusers  

(New York, N.Y.) – On Monday, the Iranian regime announced it had charged 516 people for their role in the ongoing anti-regime…

(New York, NY) – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) released the following statement today applauding the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s latest designations of Iranian officials for human…

"Countering Iran’s Human Rights Abuses and Targeting of Americans" with:  Ambassador Nathan Sales Hiva Feizi Mitchell Silber Moderated by: Ambassador Mark D. Wallace

On September 21, 2022…

(New York, N.Y.) — Protests across Iran that began in response to a surge in the cost of basic food items are targeting the Iranian regime’s corrupt economic mismanagement. Protestors’ slogans and…

(New York, N.Y.) —This World Press Freedom Day should remind people and nations worldwide of the Iranian regime’s decades-long assault on press freedom. In Iran, journalists routinely face…

(New York, N.Y.) — United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following joint statement today following the release of…

(New York, N.Y.) — Human Rights Day is observed annually on December 10 in honor of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on that day…

(New York, N.Y.) — November 15 marks the second anniversary of the deadliest protests in Iran in 40 years, sparked by significant government increases in gasoline prices and the resulting…

(New York, N.Y.) — Leading human rights advocates and United Nations (UN) officials are calling on the Islamic Republic of Iran to halt the planned execution of Arman Abdolali on the grounds that…

(New York, N.Y.) — Iranian security forces are harshly retaliating against peaceful, widespread anti-regime demonstrations—now in their second week—over water shortages and deteriorating economic…

(New York, N.Y.) – This week, Amnesty International released its annual report, Death Sentences and Executions, on the usage of judicial death sentences and executions worldwide from January to…

(New York, N.Y.) – United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman and CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace released the following joint statement today addressing the release of…

(New York, N.Y.) — Last week, the U.S. Department of State blacklisted two Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) interrogators on charges of torture and other inhumane punishments of political…

(New York, N.Y.) – Today, as the international community marks U.N. Human Rights Day, the Islamic Republic of Iran is undertaking a brutal and systematic campaign of human rights abuses against…

Ten Years After Her First Arrest, Iranian Regime Continues Blatant Disregard For Human Rights

(New York, N.Y.) – Imprisoned Iranian human rights advocate and lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, ended her 49…

(New York, N.Y.) – During its 75th annual session this week, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) failed, once again, to shine a spotlight on the widespread and systematic human rights violations…

(New York, N.Y.) – Iran’s cruel execution of wrestler Navid Afkari is an example of the regime’s systematic abuse of human rights. Afkari was sentenced to death over a murder during anti-…

Iranian Regime Continues Building On Its Brutal Record Of Human Rights Abuses

(New York, N.Y.) – According to a recent report by Iran Human Rights (IHR), the Islamic Republic of Iran vastly…

Tehran’s Disregard For Human Rights Is Latest In History Of Violence Against Its Citizens

(New York, N.Y.) – As Iran reels from an outbreak of the coronavirus resulting in large part from regime…

(New York, N.Y.) – UANI Chairman Senator Joseph I. Lieberman appeared on Fox Business Network’s Mornings With Maria Bartiromo on November 22 to discuss the ongoing protests against the…

UANI Senior Advisor and Survivor of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis Barry Rosen moderates a discussion on the human rights landscape in Iran. Mr. Rosen is joined by UANI Senior Advisor Ambassador…

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UANI Warns Swedish Prime Minister of Iranian Human Rights Violations Ahead of Official State Visit Swedish Business Delegation,…

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Former European Diplomats and Lawmakers Call on French National Assembly President Claude Bartolone to Raise Human Rights and Terrorism…

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013  Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected]  Phone: (212) 554-3296

UANI Launches Iranian Regime Election…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2012 Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] Phone: (212) 554-3296

UANI Calls on Arqiva to End Facilitation of Human Rights Abuses by…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 14, 2012 Contact…

In Case You Missed It: "To Protect Human Rights, Companies Must Pull Out Of Iran"

Op-Ed By UANI President, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, and Board…