Press Conference at UN as Raisi Speaks

IEC Event

September 21, 2021

On Sept. 21, near the UN where Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi – directly responsible for mass executions of thousands of political prisoners and other crimes – was addressing UN General Assembly,  the International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran’s Political Prisoners held a Press Conference and Speak-Out condemning the Islamic Republic of Iran’s vicious, illegitimate repression.

We demanded freedom for Iran’s political prisoners, and read statements from relatives of political prisoners, prisoner support movements, and others. As we receive new images, videos, etc., we will post them here.

Links to Statement pdfs from


Holding poster of NYRB ad at UN

Photo collage from UN press conference

Supporters hold posters in front of UN Plaza


Larry Everest for IEC

Anahita Rahmani speaks to Al Jazeera - English version. For Farsi version, see Resources in Farsi page

Reading of statement by Mariam Claren