NUFDI Statement on Regime Threats Against Iranian-Americans

NUFDI is deeply concerned about recent threats against Iranian-Americans in Maryland by an employee of the Islamic Republic Interests Section in Washington, D.C. This event, coupled with the physical assault of Iranian dissidents in London, are especially worrying given the Islamic Republic’s history of transnational repression, including the harassment, assault, kidnapping, and assassination of dissidents […]

MAHSA Act Incorporated Into House Foreign Aid Package

Today marks a significant moment in the advancement of human rights and accountability for the Islamic Republic as House Speaker Mike Johnson courageously added the original House text of the MAHSA Act into the fourth pillar of the House national security supplemental package: The “21st Century Peace through Strength Act” NUFDI commends Speaker Johnson for […]

2024 Humanitarian Award Presented to Fatemeh Sepehri

The National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) is honored to present its 2024 Humanitarian Award to Fatemeh Sepehri.  For 45 years, Iranian women have been fighting to reclaim the rights, freedom, and progress stolen from them by brute force. One woman in particular has stood in defiance of all the Islamic Republic stands for: […]

NUFDI’s 2023 End of Year Report

Dear Members, Supporters, and Friends of NUFDI, As we close another year, it is with great pride that I present to you NUFDI’s 2023 Executive Summary and performance report. This document encapsulates the hard work, dedication, and impactful achievements of our team in various areas, reflecting our unwavering commitment to the Iranian-American community and our […]

NUFDI Hosts UN Special Rapporteur on Iran Human Rights

The National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) was pleased to host Dr. Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, at our offices this week. During his visit, Dr. Rehman met with the NUFDI Policy Team to discuss NUFDI’s recent work including the recent […]

NUFDI Statement on 2023 Nobel Peace Prize

The people of Iran have struggled for freedom and democracy and a return to dignity and progress for more than four decades. In that movement, the first and foremost victims of the criminal Islamic Republic have been Iranian women. Narges Mohammadi’s winning of the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize should be viewed as a recognition of […]

NUFDI’s Statement on Hamas Attack on Israel

Today, the terrorists that have been waging war on the people of Iran and the region for four decades have once again taken their brutal war to Israel. Iranian-Americans stand against today’s brutal terrorist attack and stand in solidarity with our Israeli, Iranian-Israeli, and Jewish Iranian-American friends. Appeasement of the Islamic Republic by the United […]

NUFDI’s Statement on Disturbing Rob Malley Revelations

U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Rob Malley has confirmed that his security clearance is under review, and reports have suggested the FBI is involved. We urge the Biden Administration including the State Department, the Justice Department, and law enforcement to conduct a thorough investigation into Mr. Malley’s conduct as Special Envoy. Furthermore, the Biden administration’s […]

NUFDI Calls for Investigation into Iran Central Bank Governor’s Travel to Washington

Washington, DC — In light of the Islamic Republic’s growing clampdown on the pro-democracy movement and the shameless lynchings of peaceful protesters, NUFDI wrote to the Treasury and State Departments to request an investigation into and clarification regarding the visit of Mr. Mohammad-Reza Farzin, the regime’s Central Bank Governor to Washington. The organization wrote: “It […]

Memo to Congress: Five Immediate Steps to Take on Recent Iran “Executions”

To: Members of Congress From: National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) – Policy Team Date: May 19, 2023 Subject: Urgent Action Needed: Rising Unjust Executions of Protestors by the Regime in Iran Dear Member of Congress, We write to you today to urgently address the alarming situation unfolding in Iran, where the Islamic Republic […]