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Elise Auerbach: Human Rights in Iran at a Critical Juncture

By December 10, 2023No Comments

Iran recently experienced an upheaval as millions of ordinary Iranians protested the death in custody of a young Iranian-Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini in September 2022. Joined to their outrage at her death were simmering grievances over the authorities’ pervasive human rights violations against any expression of dissent or non-conformity with the government’s rigid strictures on acceptable conduct. The authorities carried out a predictably harsh crackdown on protesters.

Elise Auerbach, Amnesty International USA’s country specialist for Iran, joined us to discuss how at this juncture, human rights activists both in Iran and out must figure out how to carry on their efforts to end the government’s violations and ensure that all Iranians can enjoy and exercise their basic human rights.

About Elise Auerbach

Elise Auerbach is Amnesty International USA’s country specialist for Iran. Elise has been a country specialist in the AIUSA Middle East Coordination Group since 1995. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Elise is also the acting chair of the AIUSA country specialist committee that oversees the work to provide support for those seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief.

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