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Freedom House today expresses solidarity and support for Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and other women’s rights activists who are holding a sit-in at the United Nations in Geneva to demand the immediate and unconditional release of imprisoned human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh.

Freedom House issued a letter today urging the Group of Eight to hold the Iranian government accountable to its international human rights commitments following deadly clashes between armed forces and peaceful protesters.

Iranian authors offer perspectives on the political standoff in their country in the latest edition of Gozaar, Freedom House’s online forum on human rights and democracy in Iran.

Freedom House calls on the Iranian government to refrain from using further violence and threats to intimidate hundreds of thousands of protesters who are exercising their human rights to freedom of speech and assembly.

The latest edition of Gozaar, Freedom House’s online forum on human rights and democracy in Iran, examines the aftermath of the country’s presidential election with analysis from prominent Iranian journalists and academics.

Freedom House is deeply concerned by reports that an Iranian judge has charged Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi with spying for the United States and calls for her immediate release.

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