Category Archives: Press

Protesters Shot in Iran: Read NUFDI’s Letter to Biden Team

The Hon. Antony J. Blinken Secretary of State The Hon. Jake Sullivan National Security Advisor The Hon. Brett McGurk NSC Coordinator, Middle East and North Africa The Hon. Robert Malley State Department Special Envoy for Iran November 29, 2021 Sent via Email Dear Messrs. Blinken, Sullivan, McGurk, and Malley, Last week secret police of the

Video: Iran’s Aban Protests Two Years On

Two years ago the Islamic Republic in Iran massacred more than 1,500 peaceful protesters in massive anti-regime protests known as Aban.  To explain the Aban protests, their significance, and how the movement has grown, NUFDI produced the below video. Featuring special interviews with former US government officials including State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, Deputy National Security

Pence spoke at an Iranian extremist-backed conference

NUFDI’s Cameron Khansarinia quoted in Politico: But some anti-regime advocates aren’t pleased Pence agreed to headline the event. “It is extremely unfortunate that the former vice president would lend his credibility to the MEK, an organization and leadership structure with a dark and ugly history,” CAMERON KHANSARINIA, policy director of the Iranian-American National Union for Democracy

NUFDI’s Complaint to NY Times: Farnaz Fassihi’s Problematic Iran Reporting

Dean Baquet, Executive Editor and the Editorial Board The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue Manhattan, New York 10018 Thursday 9 September 2021 Re: Complaint Against Farnaz Fassihi In light of recent and growing complaints from the Iranian-American community and from Iranian dissidents, we aim to draw your attention to multiple examples of unprofessional conduct

NUFDI to Amnesty: Help Imprisoned Dissident in Iran

Paul O’Brien Executive Director Amnesty International USA Washington, DC Monday September 13, 2021 Dear Mr. O’Brien, As the Islamic Republic in Iran continues its four decade-long campaign against the people of Iran, especially pro-democracy dissidents, it has again imprisoned Abbas Vahedian Shahroudi. Mr. Vahedian Shahroudi has been imprisoned for more than a week with little