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Together, we are supporting civic activists and improving civil liberties in Iran. Your actions empower us to build the apps that change every day lives in Iran, supporting Iranian women in advocating for their legal rights, recovering drug addicts, and citizens looking for secure platforms to express themselves.

You can help free prisoners and pressure the Islamic Republic to improve human rights. You can help hold Iran’s judiciary accountable and transparent.

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Campaign victories

  • Mehdi Khodaee was sentenced to 7 years in prison for “propaganda against the system” for his work as a board member of Human Rights Activists in Iran. 3,289 supporters worldwide demanded Mehdi’s release. As of August 2015, he is back with his family.

  • Twitter , accepted our call and provided improved account protection to users in Iran.  ‌Following a U4I campaign which thousands of you joinedTwitter updated its policy and now allows Iranian users to set-up two-factor authentication with their mobile phone numbers.

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Need inspiration?

  • Solidarity During World Cup

    On opening day of the 2010 World Cup, a group of supporters in Johannesburg wanted to highlight the one-year anniversary of the 2009 uprising. They worked out all the logistics on the ground and we helped pay for the ads in the local paper and on buses. Their campaign was a success – and a lot of fun. Check out video from the day.

  • A Flashmob in Paris

    Arache and Behi are siblings and United for Iran allies. On June 12, 2011, they organized a flashmob in a Paris metro station to mark the two year anniversary of Iran’s disputed election and demonstrate sustained international support for the Iranian people. United for Iran supported the event, including hiring a videographer. Video of the Paris flashmob has been viewed nearly 90,000 times.

  • A Birthday Fundraiser

    Having a party? Do it for Iran. One of our supporters, recently threw a birthday party and asked friends to donate to United for Iran instead of giving gifts. It was easy to do, raised nearly $2,000 and, more importantly, was a simple way to talk to new people about what’s happening in Iran and how to get involved.

  • Reflection of Time in Prison

    The time goes by faster than you imagine. It was exactly 6 years ago today that I got arrested for the second time. Those days Iran was blanketed with massive street protests against the presidential election. I was jailed in a six-by-nine foot cell. There was no pen or paper, no desk or mirror. There is no clock in solitary confinement, and the warden confiscated my watch. Read more.