Center for Human Rights in Iran

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Center for Human Rights in Iran (formerly known as International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI)) is a non-government organization that works to bring international attention on the Iranian government’s repression of human rights and civil liberties in Iran.[1] It is based in the United States.[2]

The group started in late 2007 when several human rights activists working for the Dutch non-governmental organization 'Foundation for Human Security in the Middle East' wished to focus on the situation in Iran.[1]

Hadi Ghaemi is the Executive Director (as of April 2019).[3] He graduated from Boston University in 1994 and then taught physics at New York University until 2000. He has worked for human rights since and, in 2003, received a research grant from the MacArthur Foundation.[4]

In October 2015, actor and activist Nazanin Boniadi joined the Board of Directors of the Center for Human Rights in Iran.[5]

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  1. ^ a b About the campaign. Accessed June 19, 2009.
  2. ^ "Iran accuses the US of meddling in election crisis". Yahoo! News. June 17, 2009. Archived from the original on June 20, 2009. Retrieved June 19, 2009.
  3. ^ "Who we are". Center for Human Rights in Iran. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  4. ^ Hadi Ghaemi Archived 2010-05-10 at the Wayback Machine. Iran Human Rights Voice Archived 2009-04-25 at the Wayback Machine. Published April 1, 2009. Accessed June 18, 2009.
  5. ^ "Bio: Nazanin Boniadi". Archived from the original on 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.

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