Pro-Democracy Opposition Since 1979
15 Iranian Dissidents: We Demand A Referendum on the Form of Government Under UN Supervision
Since December 2017, anti-government demonstrations have fanned across Iran in the greatest show of public opposition since the 2009 postelection protests. On February 12, one day following the 39th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, fifteen activists and intellectuals within Iran and from the Iranian diaspora released an open letter calling for a referendum on Iran’s theocratic government. Prominent signatories include Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, human-rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and imprisoned human-rights activist Narges Mohammadi. The full letter is available in Persian only.