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Morgan Ortagus on Aban, Iran’s Bloody November

Two years ago the Islamic Republic in Iran massacred more than 1,500 peaceful protesters in massive anti-regime protests known as Aban.  On the second anniversary of the massacre, NUFDI spoke with former State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus

Victoria Coates on Aban, Iran’s Bloody November

Two years ago the Islamic Republic in Iran massacred more than 1,500 peaceful protesters in massive anti-regime protests known as Aban.  On the second anniversary of the massacre, NUFDI spoke with former Deputy National Security Advisor, Victoria Coates.

Gabriel Noronha on Aban, Iran’s Bloody November

Two years ago the Islamic Republic in Iran massacred more than 1,500 peaceful protesters in massive anti-regime protests known as Aban. On the second anniversary of the massacre, NUFDI spoke with former Special Advisor to the State Department’s Iran Action Group, Gabriel Noronha.

Len Khodorkovsky on Aban, Iran’s Bloody November

Two years ago the Islamic Republic in Iran massacred more than 1,500 peaceful protesters in massive anti-regime protests known as Aban.  On the second anniversary of the massacre, NUFDI spoke with former Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Iran, Len Khodorkovsky.

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 […]

They Didn’t Kill Him, So They’re Torturing Him

Few know the cost of freedom better than Amir Hossein Moradi, who at the tender age of 25 endured incomparable suffering at the hands of the Islamic Republic occupying Iran since 1979, and all because he wanted his country to be free. While Amir is just one of the countless Iranians oppressed, persecuted, and imprisoned […]

Iranian Poet Sheydaye Hamedani Detained

Ghasem Bahrami known by his artist name Sheydaye Hamedani is an Iranian poet who was jailed for his outspoken opposition to the Islamic Regime, its corruption and its inhumane treatment of the Iranian people. From inside Iran, he used his poetry as a tool to denounce the regime and raise awareness on the status of […]

Tehran views the rise of the Taliban with both glee and suspicion

Originally published in the Washington Examiner. The regime in Iran initially welcomed the triumph of the Taliban over the central government in Kabul, celebrating the humiliation of the U.S., their common foe. While Shiite Iran and the Sunni Taliban hold differing religious ideologies, the two have built strong relations since the Taliban’s initial defeat by […]

Toomaj’s “Normal” in English

On September 13, Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi was arrested by the IRGC. Read NUFDI’s introduction of Toomaj and his work here. His song “Normal” described life under the Islamic Republic in Iran. NUFDI translated the song below. Thanks to Danial Jafari for translation assistance. “Normal” by Toomaj Salehi Yes! Yes Sir! Life is normal A […]

President Biden is Betraying the Truman Doctrine

In 1947, President Harry Truman established what became his lasting and namesake foreign policy doctrine: America will always protect, from both internal and external threats, all who fight for democracy. Originally focused on protecting the sovereignty of nations from assimilation by the Soviet Union following World War II, and supplemented by the Marshall Plan, the […]