Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI)
Human Rights Activists in Iran (also known as HRAI and HRA) is a non-political and non-governmental organization comprised of advocates who defend human rights in Iran. HRAI was founded in 2006 and aims to promote, safeguard and sustain human rights in Iran. The organization keeps the Iranian community and the world informed by monitoring human rights violations in the country and disseminating the news about such abuses. Additionally, HRAI strives to improve the current state of affairs in a peaceful manner and supports strict adherence to human rights principles.
In general, HRAI’s mission is to protect the human rights of all Iranian citizens regardless of their religion, political views, social status, gender or ethnicity. The organisation defends freedom of speech, association and press. It opposes capital punishment, executions and stoning. It strives to protect the environment and advocates for women’s rights, children’s rights, labour rights, gay rights and the rights of ethnic and religious minorities.
The organization condemns the expulsion of college students as a form of punishment for their political beliefs and fights for the right to education.
HRAI uses five different methods to achieve its goals, namely: reporting and news dissemination, education, legal assistance, protests and international engagements.